Meet Dr. Leavitt

Dr. Leavitt Whitewater Orthodontic Studios in Yelm and Tacoma, WA

Meet Andrew Leavitt, DDS, MS​

“I’m Dr. Andrew Leavitt and I sincerely look forward to meeting you. I love creating beautiful smiles for children, teens and adults in our community.

As a parent myself, my team and I are committed to listening to you to make your orthodontic journey as easy as possible.”

Whitewater Orthodontic Studios in Yelm and Tacoma, WA
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Dr. Leavitt grew up in the small farming community of Kuna, near Boise, Idaho. The second of nine children, he learned early on the value of hard work while helping his father and mother run their 80-acre farm.

Having a father who was a high school counselor and a mother who is an elementary teacher, taught him the importance of receiving a good education. This is what inspired him to go on to pursue a career in orthodontics.


Dr. Leavitt received an academic scholarship to Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, graduating with honors and receiving his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree.

From there, Dr. Leavitt continued at the University of Washington, earning his specialty training in orthodontics. This program consisted of additional academic education in the areas of orofacial biology, anatomy, embryology, and craniofacial growth and anomalies, as well as, clinical training in all areas of orthodontic theory and practice.

During this time, Dr. Leavitt also worked to complete a master’s thesis and received a Master of Science in Dentistry along with his Certificate of Orthodontics.

Dr. Leavitt at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios in Yelm and Tacoma, WA

Outside the Office

Dr. Leavitt lives in Tacoma with his wife, Mari, and their children.

He loves spending time with his family, whether they’re just hanging out at home watching movies or enjoying the great Northwest outdoors by camping, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Tacoma Office

Yelm Office