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Let us Take Care of You!

We're here for you and our goal is to make you feel welcome, comfortable and cared for. We appreciate you choosing our business and hope you enjoy your experience with us.


Yelm Prairie Dental has been serving the Yelm community for over 20 years.

We've made a few changes recently and invite you to join us at our practice. We want to be your go-to home for all of your dental needs.

Our home office is just that. A welcoming place for you to sit back, relax, and let us take care of you.

Whether you're here for a basic cleaning or more extensive work,

you'll appreciate our professional, caring team of experts.

Make our house your dental home!



Routine Exams

A careful look around your mouth will help to determine if you have any current or future needs. This may include x-rays for a better view. We'll let you know of any concerns that may be visible and let you know what we can do to help keep you healthy.

Dental Hygiene

Regular cleanings make for healthy teeth and gums. Even the best brushing and flossing routine will benefit from a "deep cleaning" every six months or more, depending on your unique needs.

Relaxation Dentistry

We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation or IV sedation for the most relaxing, pain-free experience,
especially for our fearful patients.

Crowns, Fillings, Veneers, Dentures

Healthy doesn't have to mean perfect. Dentures and veneers can give you function and confidence when you need more extensive restoration.

Teeth Whitening

Brighten to the next level with in-office whitening and professional whitening products to use at home.


The best possible restoration after a tooth has been removed. Also great for implant-retained dentures.



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Need to make payments over time?

We've partnered with CareCredit for a no-interest option for many dental procedures.

We are in-network providers for:
  • Aetna through connection dental

  • Delta Dental and Delta Dental Medicare

  • Metlife

  • United Concordia (Tricare; Military)

  • Regence

  • Premera

  • Cigna and Cigna GEHA

  • United Healthcare and United Healthcare Medicare

  • Principal

  • Humana PPO Medicare

  • DBP/Connection Dental: Ameritas, Best Life, HealthNet, Guardian, DentalGuard, Morgan White Group, TransAmerica

We are no longer taking or are not in-network with:

  • Lincoln Financial: we regret we are no longer accepting this insurance due to too many issues.

  • VA Healthcare: we are no longer in network  

  • We are not in-network with Washington State Molina, ProviderOne unless covered by Delta Dental Medicare.

No insurance?

Ask about joining our in-house loyalty program that saves you money all year long!

Don't see your insurance listed here? No worries. Although we may not be an in-network provider with your insurance you can still use your benefits at our office. Calls us about becoming in-network for your insurance! CALL FOR MORE INFO!

We also accept most major credit cards




Krystal Mattison, October 2020 on Google

Amazing staff, very clean, really knowledgeable!!! 💗💗 Dr. Lesh is the greatest!!!!




Kim Miller, October 2020 on Google

I recently went in for a deep cleaning and a crown. They told me the old filling they removed on the crown tooth did not need to be replaced. Great staff and doctor. Conscientious. Very clean. I highly recommend them!!


Lori Sandlin, September 2020 on Facebook

I've never been a fan of going to the dentist and I am always high anxiety...this will be the only dental office I go to from now on! They are professional, kind and fun. They keep me calm and always are just..wonderful. They make time for you and your needs. Highly recommend!!



Rachel Snyder, September 2020 on Google

I appreciate Dr. Lesh’s conservative approach to dental work. Every person I’ve come in contact at this office has been very kind.



Kathy May,  August 2020 on Google

Always professional, helpful and efficient. Thanks for the great service!


Dianne Dupuis, August 2020 on Google

Professional, efficient and thorough services provided by a team of dental health professionals. They explained everything to me and took the necessary time to explain details. Highly recommend!

Alex Brazil,  August 2020 on Google

Wonderful staff and atmosphere. This is a very welcoming place that has given me a great smile.

Lana Stolte,  August 2020 on Google

Very much impressed. Thank you so very much for such great service. Everyone was so kind.

Nancy Adams,  August 2020 on Google

Things were excellent.

Pamela Wetzel, August 2020 on Google

so kind, got me in right away. took care of the problem. this is my dentist now. everyone so kind and helpful. thank you so much

Olivia Hunt Reedon,  July 2020 on Facebook

Dr Lesh and his team are great! I get nervous at the dentist but they do a great job at explaining everything ahead of time and are very gentle. The whole staff is very friendly.



Stephanie Hanson,  July 2020 on Facebook

2 months ago

The staff was beyond professional. First time in yesterday with Dental emergency. The dental work was done with care and kindness. Going back this week for a root canal. I was a long time client of Yelm Dental until yesterday. Yelm Prairie Dental just gained a happy client and I will be sure to tell my family and friends. Compassionate, caring staff and no judging there!



Missy McKown,  Jun 16, 2020, 05:31 AM on Google

Had a great experience here. I had not been to the dentist in almost 5 years and have not been happy with the places I have been too since moving to Washington. Everyone was friendly and explained what they were doing during the appointment and made sure i was ok. Would recommend them to everyone.




Gina S. May 30, 2020, 01:28 AM on Google

I had a broken bottom denture plate and did not know where to go. A friend of mine had gone to Prairie Dental in Yelm and was very happy. I called, they got me in right away and took care of my problem. I am switching to them for my dental care. Very satisfied, good care.




Vicki Steele,  Apr 29, 2020, 08:36 AM on Google

Tuesday afternoon my husband had a tooth that was broken off at the gum line and his jaw was very swollen. The last dentist he had seen referred him to the University of Washington, I tried to call but received no answer at his regular dentist. That was when I tried YELM PRAIRIE They made an appointment for the next morning. My husband absolutely HATES going to the dentist due to past experiences. He was so impressed By Dr. Matt Lesh. Words he used were caring, nice, kind, considerate, super good, I didn't even feel the shot! He takes time to explain everything so that you understand. For the first time ever he's been relating to our family and friends about a remarkable dentist. I had started going to Yelm Prairie Dental at the end of last year and needed all my dental work done before knee replacement surgery in November. The welcoming and caring atmosphere was over and beyond any other dental experience, I had ever had before. I was very impressed. Of course, I could say " I Told You So" but my husband had to experience it for himself. Everyone There- Thank you.





Nancy K.


Super nice ladies working there and the dr seems very knowledgeable and thorough. Can’t wait for my next appointment and my new smile! 🙂

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Mel D.

Thu, 06/11/20

High Quality Of Service and Professionalism

In my opinion Yelm Prarie Dental is a 5 star business with me and my family. The receptionists are sweet and kind, the staff wonderful answering all of my questions and Dr. Lesh is outstanding I say this because he brings the confidence of his profession to the patient, he took care of my tooth in quick fashion and he was great with his follow-up afterwards. Great place with a caring staff run by an excellent dentist.

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Anne W.

Fri, 06/05/20

Yelm Prairie Dental excellence

I appreciate the personal caring approach and attention to detail at Yelm Prairie Dental. I recommend this local dentist and his dental care team to all in Yelm and the surrounding areas.

(Published on RateABiz)




Gareth C.

Tue, 06/02/20

Professional, offering suitable and realistic solutions.

Great service and professional care from all of the dental team. Fantastic team!

(Published on RateABiz) 


Our Address

202 1St. Street South, Yelm, WA 98597




Monday and Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00PM

Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Wednesday 7:00AM - 1:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - NOON (Admin Only)

We are open one Friday a month for patient appointments, please call for availability.


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