Dr. Matthew A. Pollard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hardin-Simmons University, located in Abilene, Texas. Following his graduation in 1997, Dr. Pollard worked in the environmental field until returning to university two years later to pursue a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry in his home town of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Pollard graduated with honors in 2005, receiving his regional and national board certifications, scoring in the 90th percentile in clinical and didactic components of both examinations.
Dr. Pollard has dreamed of living in Western Washington since the summer of 1992, when he first travelled to the Pacific Northwest for a month-long trek of the Olympic wilderness. He returned to Washington almost every summer thereafter, making similar hikes. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Pollard’s dream was realized when he was offered an associate position with Dr. Thomas W. Creed, who had opened his practice 26 years prior in the tight-knit community of Silverdale, Washington. A year later, Dr. Pollard purchased the practice from Dr. Creed and has enjoyed converting it into a state-of-the-art clinical dental practice.
After only his first year in practice, Dr. Pollard was recognized by the readers of the Central Kitsap Reporter as the Best Dentist in Central Kitsap. Additionally, Dr. Pollard was voted Best Dentist by the readers of WestSound Magazine.