Meet the Staff

Kindness, Care, & Attention to Detail

Our Commitment to You

Many of our team members have been with us for fifteen years or more, which means that you will get used to seeing the same friendly faces at our office. We love forming bonds with our patients and their families, understanding their likes, their habits, and their needs. We want to ensure that your visit to our dental office is a positive one!

Front Office Team

You’ll find from the moment that you step inside our office that the environment is friendly and relaxing. Our empathetic staff is happy to answer any questions regarding scheduling, billing, insurance, and other logistics and concerns.

Left to Right: Kim, Angela, Nichole

Hygiene Team

Our hygiene team is passionate about providing gentle, reliable care during your regular cleanings and other treatments with us. With three to four hygienists on staff each day, we are able to serve your entire family in a timely manner.

Left to Right: Jamie, Madison, Eva, Erin, Kaitlyn

Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are focused on making sure that you are comfortable and informed every step of the way. They assist Dr. Swanson, Dr. Mills, and our hygiene team during your appointments with us.

Left to Right: Mackenzie, Jennifer, Katy

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

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