Your comfort and well-being are our highest priority

Dr. Richard Stickney and our entire team take great care to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. We have created a relaxing and anxiety-free environment to help you feel at ease during your visits with us.

Dr. Stickney takes a biological, natural and holistic approach to dentistry with a view to whole-person health & wellness. Our treatments are the safest and minimally-invasive options possible. Contact us today at Seattle Dental Care so that we can give you the personal attention that you deserve from the premiere Holistic Dentist in Seattle, WA.

We use the Waterlase MD Turbo, the best laser in the world to treat gums, soft tissue problems, and effectively treat cavities

Laser Dentistry

We use biocompatible materials and advanced techniques to reduce your exposure to mercury vapor and other chemicals.

Natural & Holistic Dentistry

Seattle's Premiere Biological, Natural & Holistic Dentist

Dr. Stickney has over 30 years of professional experience as a Holistic Dentist in Seattle and has trained with some of the world’s most prominent holistic dental specialists. Patients often travel quite a distance to seek his care and expertise in biological and holistic dentistry.

He is extremely passionate about his life’s work and is committed to the holistic dental health and well-being of each of his patients. By blending technology, knowledge, and wisdom, he and his team are able to offer you extraordinary natural dental care.

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  • Incorrect Media Coverage of Updated COVID Proclamation +

    Some of our patients may have seen recent news coverage indicating that non-urgent dental care in Washington will be suspended starting December 3. We want to inform you that these reports are incorrect. Non-urgent dental care in Washington is not being suspended.

    Your safety is our foremost concern. We want to reassure you that we are following guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), CDC, and Washington State Department of Health to keep our patients and team healthy and safe, and that these guidelines are working. To date, according to the CDC, there has been no documented transmission of COVID-19 in a clinical dental setting.



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  • Dental Unit Water Lines & Gold Stars +

    Dental unit water lines pose a unique problem in the dental industry. Splatter from patient’s mouths can contaminate waterlines and, if not properly maintained, can lead to cross contamination, illness, and in rare cases, death. In April 2016, 20 dental patients in Georgia had to be hospitalized due to infection from contaminated dental unit water used during treatment.

    There is currently no mandatory water line testing required in the United States for dental offices. The dental offices themselves are relied upon to take the proper measures to protect their patients. In-office tests can be ordered and performed easily, however results are not required to be shared with any regulatory board or posted in office.



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  • Office Opening Update/ Covid-19 Protocols +
    Dear Patients,

    We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and well.  As many of you already know our office has been seeing patients on a limited basis for emergency treatment in line with the Governor’s Proclamation 20-24.  We are delighted to inform you that we will begin seeing patients for routine care starting Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.  As we emerge from this difficult time, we want you to know that our staff is working diligently to reschedule your appointments that were impacted by our closure and answer your questions.  We ask for your patience as we do this.  If you have yet to reschedule your appointment please email, call or contact us through our website.

    As always, we are committed to providing the best dental care and safety to our patients by practicing and providing the universal health care precautions necessary for our patients, staff and facility.  Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.  We have also been actively studying, reading and participating in webinars with evidence-based guidelines for restarting our practice during this health crisis.

    We wanted to inform you of changes you may experience at your next visit to our office. Some of these changes will become the new standard of care, while others may be relaxed or adjusted over time:

    • Please bring your own mask and wear it to your appointment.  Since personal protective equipment supplies are dangerously low you will help us conserve by bringing your own mask.  Team members will also be wearing masks.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.  You will also find wash stations in the operatory that we will ask you to use before and after your appointments.
    • Patients will continue to be screened over the phone before their appointment and again in person. We are using a simple questionnaire that will assess your exposure, travel, and COVID-19 related symptoms. If an individual’s answer indicates recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 or having signs and symptoms they will be asked to leave, and not return for the specified 14-day self-quarantine requirement.
    • Staff and patients will have their temperature taken upon arrival using a touchless thermometer. If a temperature is over 100 degrees F, the individual will be asked to leave and not return for the specified 14-day self-quarantine requirement.
    • The number of appointments per day may be limited to a level that will accommodate safe social distancing within the office.  To help with this we ask that our patients maintain the 6-foot social distancing guidelines when in the office until seated in the treatment chair.  We are also asking that caregivers and other family members not enter the office during the patient’s treatment in order to minimize crowding.
    • Magazines have been removed from the reception area since they are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • We will no longer have a tooth-brushing station.  Our sink areas will only be used as hand washing stations.

    We are so very grateful for each and every one of our patients.  Please know that we take your safety very seriously and are doing everything possible to provide you with a clean and safe environment for your dental care. In addition to the stringent disinfecting guidelines that we follow in order to keep our workplace ultra-clean, we are taking advantage of our medical grade ozone generators and UV Medi-air Filtration systems to daily eliminate bacteria and viruses from the office.  We will continue to do everything we can to make the visits to our clinic as safe and comfortable as possible.

    We look forward to seeing and serving you in the very near future!

    Warm Regards,

    Richard Stickney, D.D.S. and Team

     



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  • Attention Patients +

    Richard Stickney D.D.S. and Our Team greatly value our patient’s health and well-being.  To ensure the safety of our dental patients and staff we ask that you please support us in actively preventing the spread of COVID-19 and flu viruses.  

    Please help us and our community by following the CDC’s recommendations to:

    1. Clean your hands often with soap or hand sanitizer.
    2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and practice social distancing.
    3. If you are sick, please stay home.  If you need medical care call your healthcare provider and they will direct you with further instructions.
    4. Cover coughs and sneezes.
    5. Wear a face mask if you are sick and may be in contact with people, such as when going to your healthcare provider for care.
    6. Clean and disinfect touched surfaces frequently. 

    For more detailed information please visit http://www.cdc.gov/

    As always we are committed to providing the best dental care and safety to our patients by practicing and providing the universal health care precautions necessary for our patients, staff and facility.  At this time we are currently caring for patients during our regular office hours but prioritizing emergency care. However, we are following the local government recommendations closely and may adapt our hours, procedures and requirements accordingly.  We will contact our patients if we need to make any adjustments to their appointments. 



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