Dentistry Practitioners in Washington

Seattle (1082)Tacoma (387)Bellevue (344)Spokane (321)Vancouver (320)
Everett (176)Puyallup (158)Bellingham (154)Federal Way (152)Renton (141)Lynnwood (140)Yakima (137)Kent (131)Olympia (130)Spokane Valley (128)Redmond (122)Kirkland (115)Bremerton (94)Issaquah (94)Bothell (91)Kennewick (89)Shoreline (85)Lakewood (74)Auburn (72)Edmonds (71)Wenatchee (68)Gig Harbor (65)Lacey (65)Tukwila (65)Longview (63)Burien (60)Marysville (59)Pasco (56)Silverdale (56)Oak Harbor (49)Richland (49)University Place (46)Mount Vernon (45)Walla Walla (45)Port Orchard (42)Moses Lake (38)Poulsbo (38)Port Angeles (36)Chehalis (34)Mill Creek (34)Bonney Lake (33)Snohomish (33)Monroe (32)Tumwater (32)Arlington (30)Maple Valley (30)Sequim (30)Lake Stevens (29)Mukilteo (29)Woodinville (29)Sammamish (28)Aberdeen (26)Covington (26)Ellensburg (26)Battle Ground (25)Kenmore (25)Shelton (25)Camas (24)East Wenatchee (24)Cheney (22)Mercer Island (22)Anacortes (21)Bainbridge Island (21)Pullman (21)Colville (20)Othello (20)Centralia (19)Clarkston (19)Port Townsend (19)Stanwood (18)Sunnyside (18)Burlington (17)Toppenish (17)Des Moines (16)Ferndale (15)Yelm (15)Mountlake Terrace (14)Sedro Woolley (14)Fircrest (13)Graham (13)Snoqualmie (13)Sumner (13)Dupont (12)Enumclaw (12)Liberty Lake (12)Belfair (11)Deer Park (10)Duvall (10)Kelso (10)Fife (9)Kingston (9)North Bend (9)Quincy (9)Ridgefield (9)Washougal (9)West Richland (9)Blaine (7)Chelan (7)Friday Harbor (7)Goldendale (7)Joint Base Lewis McChord (7)Langley (7)Milton (7)Okanogan (7)Omak (7)Prosser (7)Vashon (7)Colfax (6)College Place (6)Edgewood (6)Lynden (6)Montesano (6)Newcastle (6)Normandy Park (6)Seatac (6)Spanaway (6)Tulalip (6)Airway Heights (5)Camano Island (5)Connell (5)Eastsound (5)Ephrata (5)Everson (5)Lake Tapps (5)Morton (5)Newport (5)Port Hadlock (5)Selah (5)White Salmon (5)Zillah (5)Brewster (4)Buckley (4)Fall City (4)Freeland (4)Grandview (4)Granite Falls (4)Inchelium (4)La Conner (4)Medical Lake (4)Woodland (4)Cashmere (3)Cle Elum (3)Davenport (3)Dayton (3)Fairchild Afb (3)Hoquiam (3)Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord (3)La Push (3)Lake Forest Park (3)Neah Bay (3)Nespelem (3)Oakville (3)Orting (3)Raymond (3)Tenino (3)Tokeland (3)Union Gap (3)Wapato (3)Warden (3)

Learn more about General Dentists

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 6630 specialists practicing Dentistry in Washington with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 51 hospitals in Washington with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including UW Medical Center - Montlake, Seattle Children's Hospital and St. Michael Medical Center - Bremerton.