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It has been an absolute pleasure treating patients with Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills for the past twenty plus years. The doctors and staff are top notch and do everything they can to give their patients the highest and best care. Their attention to detail and focus in their craft is awe inspiring. I am truly fortunate to be working with such an amazing group.
Kris, I want you to know what a pleasure it has been to work with you. Starting with your dad, your office has always stood out from the pack. When you first started in practice, I was impressed with the effort you put into treatment planning. You have always known where you were going with a case before you pulled the trigger. Kris’s enthusiasm for helping people, through doing the best dentistry available, was and is his guiding principle. His tenacity and drive to do the right thing and the best thing has set a very high bar for his colleagues. I am a better dentist and a better person for my association with Kris. It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to have been in his world for these past 20 years.
It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills. Their office staff is always helpful and detailed when making a referral. Patients often comment on the high level of compassion and care that they receive with Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills and we try to extend that atmosphere at our office when treating their patients. We truly value our professional relationship and always look forward to caring for new patients from their office!
Wonderful Dental Care
I believe my teeth have only been drilled, cleaned, filled, or pulled by either you or your dad. So thank you for all these years of wonderful dental care. And thank you for taking care of my wife and children’s teeth as well. I don’t have any funny stories regarding the 20-plus years you’ve spent peering into my mouth. You might be chuckling behind the door when you are taking out a 35-year-old filling done by your dad, I’m not sure. I am grateful for not having anything funny or odd or sad to say regarding my teeth and you. I have only wonderful dental care and a great dentist who is tops at what he does and a great support staff who makes my visits pleasant and somewhat pain free. So thanks again for keeping my family and myself smiling and healthy.
Keep Up The Good Work
We estimate about 120 cleaning, exams, surgeries, and who remembers what else over the years since you have been our dentist. Thanks for bringing great smiles to our faces, not only with your great care, but also by being a good guy and someone we look forward to seeing. Keep up the good work. You’re a gem.
You and Your Staff Are Awesome
My first memories of you were back in your old, dated, office and I am happy to say that you and your staff still greet me like a brand-new special patient. You have done a wonderful job with your entire dental practice! Because it bears your name I know it is all a reflection of you. I appreciate your staff with their smiling, pleasant personalities, the TLC, and excellent dental care or scheduling/bookkeeping care they provide. Your office is beautiful and it is great to be looking out at Mount Rainier or escape from the procedure and watch TV.
As far as a particular memory, the one that comes to mind was a few years ago. My brother and his wife, Mary, were visiting us for the first time in 11 years from Michigan and she had a crown come off and needed a dentist. It happened on a Friday or a Saturday, so I remember you had to squeeze and work her in. I appreciated the way you were so accommodating and helpful. Mary can be difficult and critical and I can see her as a hard-to-please patient. You and your staff were awesome. She was impressed with you and your office and all the latest and greatest details you have. It relieved me to know that she was in your care and that it all added to their smooth visit with us.
In closing, thank you and congratulations on 20 years of practice and not having gray hair!!! We all like coming to see our dentist… YOU.
God bless you and all you do,
You Make Us All Look Good!
Kris, I want you to know what a pleasure it has been to work with you these 20 years. Starting with your dad, your office has always stood out from the pack. When you first started in practice, I was impressed with the effort you put into treatment planning. You have always known where you were going with a case before you pulled the trigger. Kris, with the way you approach your work, you make us all look good! Best wishes on your first 20 years!
Fabulous Swanson Dental Team
I have had the pleasure of getting to know the fabulous Swanson dental team over the course of a third of a century! And with that team I have come to appreciate the highest levels of dental professionalism. This even includes the 5,000 reminders from Kathy and Liz to floss more, which were directed precisely at me, a stubborn Norwegian. Dr. Richard has kept my teeth spit-spot and skillfully filled my mouth with silver that has lasted 25-plus years, meanwhile Dr. Kris patiently awaits the crowns that are forthcoming. However, I have witnessed Dr. Kris grumble about the fact that his father’s quality work has delayed future business with me. I must acknowledge Dr. Richard as my personal health hero and Dr. Kris for following in his footsteps both as fastidious and talented medical professionals in the care of themselves and others. As the baton is completely passed from father to son (re: my care), I believe I couldn’t be in better hands.
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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.
SWANSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES
OVERLAKE MEDICAL TOWER/BUILDING 3
1135 116TH AVENUE NE, SUITE 580
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98004