Will Fernyhough, D.D.S., MSD

Meet Dr. Will Fernyhough

Since 1987, Dr. Fernyhough has been elevating the standard of care in periodontal health for patients in the Western Washington area. Dr. Fernyhough is the original founder of Premier Periodontics, and though he no longer sees patients, he remains focused on ensuring Premier provides the best care, access, experience, and technology available in periodontics today. He is a distinguished authority on periodontics and implant dentistry and renowned lecturer and author on numerous specialty periodontal and oral health matters. During his years of advanced education and practice, Dr. Fernyhough has developed a refined system for effectively treating the needs of his patients with the highest level of skill, compassion, and professionalism. He feels privileged to be among the most trained and recognized practitioners in his profession.


Dr. Fernyhough received both his undergraduate and doctor of dental surgery degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. Upon earning his doctor of dental surgery degree, he further pursued his dental education through specialty training at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he received his certificate in periodontics. Dr. Fernyhough went on to complete a Master of Science in dentistry, an achievement unique among periodontists. He deeply values lifelong learning and completes numerous continuing education courses each year to continually stay on the cutting-edge of advanced periodontal and implant care.

Specialties and Expertise

As an exceptionally accomplished periodontal and implant surgeon, Dr. Fernyhough is certified in multiple special implantology and bone grafting techniques. His certifications include:

  • Nobelpharma Implant Certificate Dental Implants
  • Dentsply Implant Training Dental Implants
  • I.T.I. Implant Training Dental Implants
  • 3I Implant Training Dental Implants
  • Gore-Tex Guided Tissue Certificate Bone Grafting

Personal Interests

Dr. Fernyhough and his wife are happily married and have four beautiful children. He is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys a range of sporting activities. When he is not serving the periodontal and implant needs of Western Washington patients, Dr. Fernyhough can be found kite-boarding, skiing, and bicycle racing.


"I had gum grafting 2 1/2 days ago.  After hearing and reading about pain and complications that could occur I was a bit concerned. Also, I have anxiety when people work on my mouth or throat, due to past medical conditions.  She was great!  While getting my procedure done she was training a new assistant, Rochelle, who was very nice and calming.  I followed Dr. Madden's instructions and iced the area for the rest of the day, I even stayed in bed for an additional day to not be tempted to over do it.  I have minimal swelling, and no bruising!  I will be coming back to her for more of my much needed grafting.  Thanks Dr. Madden! p.s. the name on this is wrong, my name is Karen J. Brown."



"If you have to have work done on your teeth this is the place to look into. The staff is very pleasant, the office is very welcoming. Shawn is wonderful. She always explains everything she is going to do and really puts you at ease. I will recommend this office to everyone I know!"



"For someone who has had a lifetime of dental problems and a bad experience with another dental office, Premier Periodontics has been an absolutely blessing. Not only are they top-notch doctors (Fernyhough is the best!) and top-notch staff, they truly care about their patients. I highly recommend them and will be forever grateful~"



"Today Dr. Wattimena performed a gum grafting procedure for me, and it went extremely well! I get a little uptight during dental work, so I opted for their oral sedation, and it made all the difference. The entire staff at Premier Periodontics is kind, knowledgeable, and prepared. I have no pain at this time, but I will add an update in a few days. I think if I follow their post op instructions all will be fine. Brad R."



"Everything about the office--the staff the dental assistants and the doctor was excellent. I would certainly recommend Dr. Fernyhough and the team to anyone."



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