Family Dentist Serving Lynnwood
Welcome to Meadowdale Dental Clinic
We're conveniently located in Lynnwood, but also serve Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds and all neighboring areas.
Welcome to the Meadowdale Dental Clinic in Lynnwood, Washington! We are dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care in order to support your smile for a lifetime. Our mouths are such a sensitive area in terms of how we humans are designed so it is not surprising that oral health and how we perceive our oral health has a significant impact on our psychological sense of well-being.
Our team recognizes and respects the delicate yet complex role our mouths play in individual quality of life. This ranges from basic function (eating and speaking) to self -perception (confidence and aesthetics). Because of this intricate relationship between oral health and individual consciousness, our focus is on building strong, long-lasting relationships as an important foundation for treating each of our patients. When trust is established, then supporting one’s oral health becomes much easier. This is the ultimate goal at our office. Our dentists, along with our entire team, have extremely high standards for our work, and we are committed to excellence in dentistry.
We work hard to provide you and your family with gentle, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly, warm atmosphere. Patients are welcome to make themselves feel at home at our cozy little office. But behind the scenes, we have invested in technologies that allow us to run more efficiently and provide better care to our patients. These include things like digital low dose radiation, intraoral photography, and improved communication software between patients and our clinic.
Gentle & Comprehensive Dentistry in a Friendly Atmosphere
We Focus on Building Strong, Long-Lasting Relationships
Our dentists enjoy caring for patients of all ages. While it seems like we should be focused on teeth, the reality is we are in the business of caring for people based on strong relationships. The mouth is our stage and your trust is our theatre. We invite you to bring your entire family to our office for a comfortable and genuine dental experience.
About our Services
The Meadowdale Dental Clinic offers a wide range of services. We believe the most important service we provide is preventative in nature. There are many things a dentist can “see” in a person’s mouth. Perhaps the two most widely seen disease states are caries (cavities/decay) and periodontal disease. Not everyone is affected to the same degree so determining one’s risk for developing these diseases must be determined. When an individual’s risk for developing oral disease is high, education becomes paramount. One of the most frustrating and heartbreaking things to witness in dentistry is when the disease state is left unchecked and extensive dentistry is carried out in higher risk individuals. This combination results in premature loss of restorative work, increased cost to the patient, unnecessary retreatment of work, and ultimately, loss of teeth, function, and possible depression.
Longevity in our Work
When work is required, it is often inconvenient to patients when basic restorative and surgical procedures are not offered at one clinic. For this reason, you will find we offer a wide range of basic procedures available to each patient. In terms of basic fillings, much thought has also been placed in the types of high quality materials we use. Dentistry has a flood of new materials and technologies but as a rule, we tend to use those materials that have been most widely studied and accepted as the gold standard in research seen in dental research literature today. We also incorporate additional steps to help ensure longevity of our work, particularly in the backdrop of basic dental materials science where nothing that ‘isn’t natural’, lasts forever.
Our office is dedicated to providing you with the high-quality dental care you need for a smile that is healthy and happy for life at an affordable price.
Meadowdale Dental Clinic
Lynnwood, WA 98037
One such example are basic sealants. Sealants are among the most irreverent procedures in dentistry but their importance in pit and fissure disease prevention is widely established, especially among children who tend to be terrible at brushing their teeth! Sealant placement is also incredibly technique sensitive. There is a saying in dentistry that refers to first permanent molars as being, “the first to appear (they emerge when we are about 6 years old) and the first to go”. They are, in essence, in our mouths the longest and exposed to individual disease risk factors the longest. Therefore, sealant therapy has become widely recognized as the key protector of natural pit and fissure “weak spots” where cavities can first take a hold. They also have a short lifespan because they are so technique sensitive. For this reason, we take extra measures to see them last and do what they are supposed to do. We ensure they are always placed in a dry field. Sometimes, this is a two person endeavor. Sometimes it takes a bit longer with extra tools, but the trust our patients provides us is that we are doing it right and we do not take this trust lightly.
Our Staff is Special
Our staff is very special in that we have a high level of trust among ourselves and ultimately our patients. We believe in the integrity of each staff member to always do the right thing and in the case of something as minor as a sealant, we trust each member to identify and remedy if a sealant cannot be done right. Sometimes this takes an extra few minutes but the reward of seeing quality of work is well worth it. The other step we take to ensure sealant (and filling) longevity is we use a micro-sandblaster to clean out the goo and funk that accumulates in the grooves of each tooth. This debris often impedes a good bond to the tooth structure so it is an important additional step. Sealants are just one example of how we like to operate behind the scenes in order to deliver high quality work for our patients.
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Trust Meadowdale Dental Clinic for You and Your Family
Dr. Lois Lee and Dr. Dan Hong are proud to provide quality dentistry in Lynnwood, Washington, and the nearby areas, including Edmonds, Bothell, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, and Seattle, Washington. We welcome you to call or visit our office today to learn more and to set up your next appointment. We hope to find a good match!