Dentistry Practitioners in Washington

Seattle (1149)Tacoma (436)Vancouver (372)Bellevue (356)Spokane (312)Everett (177)Puyallup (168)Bellingham (165)Federal Way (159)Lynnwood (154)Renton (149)Kent (148)Olympia (138)Yakima (132)Redmond (123)Kirkland (119)Bothell (103)Issaquah (101)Lakewood (88)Kennewick (86)Spokane Valley (83)Bremerton (82)Auburn (79)Edmonds (72)Marysville (67)Longview (66)Wenatchee (66)Lacey (64)Gig Harbor (63)Shoreline (61)Silverdale (58)Pasco (57)Walla Walla (55)Richland (52)Mount Vernon (51)Oak Harbor (50)Port Angeles (47)Tukwila (46)Bonney Lake (40)Port Orchard (40)University Place (38)Tumwater (38)Burien (38)Monroe (36)Arlington (36)Poulsbo (35)Chehalis (35)Mill Creek (34)Snohomish (33)Moses Lake (31)Woodinville (31)Battle Ground (30)Kenmore (30)Sequim (30)Mukilteo (29)Sammamish (29)Aberdeen (28)Ellensburg (27)Lake Stevens (26)Camas (26)Maple Valley (25)Bainbridge Island (25)Shelton (23)Pullman (22)Dupont (22)Centralia (22)Mercer Island (21)Covington (21)Othello (21)Sedro Woolley (20)Anacortes (19)Sunnyside (19)Toppenish (19)Burlington (19)East Wenatchee (18)Colville (17)Clarkston (17)Ferndale (16)Yelm (16)Mountlake Terrace (15)Port Townsend (15)Graham (15)Liberty Lake (14)Stanwood (14)Enumclaw (13)Des Moines (12)Cheney (12)Zillah (12)Quincy (11)Sumner (11)Kelso (11)Okanogan (10)Snoqualmie (10)Kingston (10)Duvall (9)North Bend (9)Ridgefield (9)Washougal (8)Prosser (8)Deer Park (8)Chelan (8)Medical Lake (7)Omak (7)Fircrest (6)Airway Heights (6)Milton (6)Vashon (6)Newcastle (6)Blaine (6)Friday Harbor (6)Selah (6)Langley (6)Grandview (6)Fairchild Air Force Base (5)La Conner (5)Newport (5)Montesano (5)Elma (5)Normandy Park (5)Port Hadlock (5)Freeland (5)Everson (5)Lynden (5)Ephrata (5)Inchelium (5)Union Gap (5)Belfair (5)Colfax (5)Fife (4)Neah Bay (4)Spanaway (4)Lake Tapps (4)Seatac (4)Tenino (4)Camano Island (4)Fall City (4)Veradale (4)Warden (4)Edgewood (4)White Salmon (4)Morton (4)Hoquiam (4)Joint Base Lewis McChord (3)Lake Forest Park (3)Chewelah (3)Ritzville (3)Buckley (3)Eastsound (3)La Push (3)Brewster (3)McChord AFB (3)Goldendale (3)Orting (3)West Richland (3)Tokeland (3)Granite Falls (3)Woodland (3)Cashmere (3)Tulalip (3)College Place (3)
Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

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 6260 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 University of Washington Medical Center, Harrison Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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