Dr. Matthew Richards, DDS

Dr. Matthew Richards, DDS

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35 y/o
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Dr. Matt Richards was born and raised in West Seattle the only boy with three sisters. He was active in sports from a very young age and played baseball, basketball and soccer through high school and then onto Western Washington University where he played baseball. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology at Western Washington University in Bellingham and then went onto earning his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009. After Dental School Dr. Richards applied for a scholarship with Indian Health Services following his heritage as a ¼ Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian and was granted a three year working scholarship in Alaska at the Tanana Chief Conference where they helped him pay back three years of his dental school loans while providing dental care to remote villages in Alaska accessible only by prop plane in very harsh weather conditions with temperatures in minus twenty degrees or more. He treated patients in Tetlin, Tok, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Tanana, Huslia and Kaltag to name a few. Dr. Richards returned to Washington in 2012 and married his college sweetheart, Lauren Galluccio from Mercer Island. He began working as an associate dentist for Dr. Otto Hansen at Covington Family Dental Care while searching for the perfect practice to call home. Dr. Richards purchased Dr. Randy Rigler’s Woodinville Family Practice February 1,2014. Dr. Richards again returned to school for advanced Implant Hands on training which took him this last November to the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where he provided free of charge implant surgical care and personally placed 20 implants over his 3 days there. Studying under one of the country’s top educators in dental surgical implants. When not working you will find Dr. Richards every morning here in Woodinville at the 24 Hour Fitness gym getting in his work out. He and Lauren also enjoy many outdoor activities such as running and biking. Matt has run in the Seattle Marathon and enjoys participating in the Chilly Hilly bike ride in Bainbridge. You may run into him at many of the local golf courses as he loves to golf year round. In the summer he enjoys fishing with his family. On the weekends you may also find he and Lauren out on the town exploring one of Seattle’s great restaurants. Dr. Richards belongs to many of the local dental associations here in Washington and is active with the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce. He loves being a dentist and turning his patients into long term friends. His kind words and gentle touch are appreciated by his loyal patients and he is a true asset to the city of Woodinville.

Matt D Richards DDS PS

17331 135th Ave NE Ste D

Woodinville, WA 98072
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connection Dental
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MetLife
  • Molina Healthcare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "At Woodinville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in Woodinville. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Woodinville. You’ll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Woodinville office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more."

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Edentulism
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Exostoses
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Hypodontia
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Denture Repair
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gold Dental Inlays
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • MAC Veneers™
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Panorex FMX
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Physical Examination
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Removable Appliances
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
  • VELscope® Vx System
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
  • e.max® Dental Crowns

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Education

  • Western Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Marquette University / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Dental Implant
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • international dental implant association
    Other Education | Completed 2015

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
4.8
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Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Richards accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • AARP
    Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connection Dental
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MetLife
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Principal Life
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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