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Welcome to Swanson Dental Associates



We are accepting new patients of all ages! At Swanson Dental Associates, we provide the highest quality of dental care in the Bellevue area, and we have been doing so for over 60 years. We look forward to taking care of your dental needs with kindness and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on our relationships with patients and on our dedication to staying at the forefront of advancements in the dental field. We invite you to read about our philosophy of care and commitment to excellence on the What Sets Us Apart page.

We are located inside the Overlake Hospital Campus with eight treatment rooms, two dentists, and three to four hygienists on staff each day. This means that we are able to serve your entire family, often with same-time appointments. For busy working professionals, we can often schedule a routine cleaning or exam in the early morning before the start of business, during your lunch hour, or at the end of the day.

We recognize that many people fell behind on their regular in-office hygiene routine during the months and years that Covid-19 kept many of us at home. As people return to regular dental and medical care, some providers are finding it challenging to serve their patient population in a timely manner. With our large team, we are pleased to share that we are able to continue to care for our current patients as well as accommodate new patients.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and our front desk team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

New Patient Forms

Before your first appointment, please fill out and submit your new patient paperwork using the following online forms. If you need assistance of any kind, please call our front desk and we’ll be happy to help you. 425-454-4434

Dental History Form

Medical History Form

Patient Registration Form

Records Release Form

Financial Policy Form

Notice of Privacy Form

Years Serving Bellevue

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1135 116TH AVENUE NE, SUITE 580
(425) 454-4434

We partnered with Illumitrac to launch an in-office loyalty plan to help manage the cost of dental care for the uninsured patient. Please ask for details or visit our Illumitrac Loyalty Program page.


Often referred to as “invisible braces," Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional wire braces. Using clear aligners, Invisalign can straighten crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, and it does so typically faster than traditional braces at a similar or lesser cost. We offer Invisalign here at our office.

Schedule an appointment with us to find out if this treatment would be a good option for you. For patients in need of more extensive orthodontic work, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist.




Over 60 years ago, the original founder of Swanson Dental Associates, Dr. Richard D. Swanson, graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he later also served on the faculty. His son, Dr. Kris Swanson, followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from the same program in 1983. Associate Dr. Brian Mills is a third generation Washington Husky and also a proud graduate of the University Washington School of Dentistry.

UW’s dental program has long been recognized as one of the strongest programs in the world. As of 2019, the University of Washington School of Dentistry was ranked No. 2 in the world among dental schools in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Go Huskies! (But don’t worry, we also love seeing patients who are WSU Cougars or other Husky rivals).

We are accredited through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. AACD's Accreditation Program was formed in 1985 and began offering postgraduate certification in the field in 1986. AACD Accreditation has grown into the preeminent cosmetic dentistry testing standard within dentistry, including written exams and submission of actual case-work in specific cosmetic dentistry disciplines.

Seeing an AACD accredited dentist helps to ensure that you are receiving care from a dentist with advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise in cosmetic dentistry.


Each year, Seattle Met Magazine assembles a list of the best dental practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area. Dr. Swanson has been voted “Best DDS” every year since the award’s inception in 2007. In 2020, both Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills were awarded this honor. When you come to our office, you are seeing not just one but two of the top dentists in the Puget Sound area.

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