"Generosity is giving more than you can, pride is taking less than you need.” — Khalil Gibran I have always modeled my philosophy of care after this quote, but coming from a family full of engineers the shoe just didn’t fit for me. I grew up locally in Des Moines and attended the University of Washington. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Physiology and took a year off before dental school to travel to India and other parts of the world while I still could. It was during this year I met my wife (unbeknownst to me at the time) Joanna. I was eager to see another part of the country and chose to complete my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Admittedly it was hard to be a Seahawk in the “Steeler Nation.” I became avidly involved in student government and campaigned several times in Washington, D.C. for increased access to care and funding for dental programs and residencies. I left Pittsburgh after the four best years of my life, excellent clinical training in dental medicine, and a passion for the local and national platform in dental reform and government. I completed a one-year AEGD (advanced education in general dentistry) residency in Spokane before going into private practice. It was here I realized my passion for pediatrics. Over the next couple of years, I worked exclusively in pediatrics and then returned to adult private practice, where I realized how much I enjoyed family dentistry, cosmetics, and oral surgery. After the birth of our second daughter Emelia, we thought we had found our final stop in Spokane. In the end, the draw of family in western Washington and beauty of Puget Sound and all it offers was too much to live without. Being a practice owner early in my career was always the plan, so I made that a reality in 2013. Petrie Advanced Dental was opened in that year and was transitioned over from a wonderful physician, Dr. Dan Gallacher. His sense of practice, diagnosis, and care was immediately in line with my own philosophy of treatment. Personal, professional, progressive care is my immediate priority. Healthcare is very personal business, so should be the relationship you establish with your dentist. Petrie Advanced Dental is also a progressive office where we implement the latest proven materials and techniques in the care we render. I consistently work to improve my knowledge and practice by enrolling in 50 hours or more of continuing education. I consider myself not just lucky, but blessed and privileged, to do what I do. Outside the office, travel, nature, and history have always been my passions. I most enjoy boating, snow skiing, running, mountain climbing, wake boarding, and motorcycling (when I am able to). I am excited to be back in the PNW to fish and crab again and show my girls the way of life I grew up with.
We are not just another dental practice. This is not just another dental experience. Healthcare is very personal, and so should the relationship be with your physician and health care team. Our Tacoma dentist, Dr. Arvind J Petrie, practices patient-focused dental healthcare at its finest, catering to the dental needs of patients of all ages throughout the Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and Puyallup communities. We believe that our patients deserve to be treated as individuals with their unique goals and comfort in mind.
Dr. Petrie and our team offer an elite level of service and care at an affordable price, providing a full suite of comprehensive family dentistry to patients of all ages, from complete smile makeovers to basic hygiene care, including Invisalign®, orthodontics, and implant dentistry. We strive to strike a balance between the health, function, and overall appearance of your smile, improving both your self-image and your oral health.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Washington
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
University of Pittsburgh / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 2010
Lutheran Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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