Why General Dentistry is Important?

Ageneral dentist is your primary care provider for all things oral health, including the care of your teeth, mouth and gums.  Your general dentist knows you and, more importantly, knows your mouth. They are familiar with your history, your unique biology and bite, and how you respond to treatment.

That’s why it’s important to choose well when you choose your general dentist. It’s a long-term, sometimes life-long, relationship.

Since opening his family dental practice in 1988, Dr. Chris Pickel has served thousands of people in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound with his unique brand of care, commitment and humor.

Education & Training

Dr. Pickel stays on the leading edge of dentistry and patient care by completing more than 200 hours of continuing education in cosmetics, reconstruction and advanced dental technologies every year.

He is also an educator, teaching classes on Treatment Planning and Risk Assessment to other dentists at the Kois Center in Seattle, one of the more prestigious dental training schools in the country.

Commitment to Patient Dental Care

At our practice, your dental care and comfort are our top priorities. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington State Dental Association, past president of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, and clinical instructor at the Kois Center, Dr. Pickel is committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in patient care and treatment.

Also, during your visits, you can expect to be treated like a partner in your oral health. As part of Dr. Pickel’s commitment to serving his patients, he has made it a practice to educate his patients, equipping them with the proper dental information to make more informed decisions about their care.

Dental Staff

We are tremendously proud of our administrative staff, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Their commitment to taking care of you from start to finish will make you feel like you’re part of our family.


We know that choosing a dentist best suited to meet your particular dental needs can sometimes be an intimidating prospect. If you have any other questions about Dr. Pickel, our office or our dental services, please give us a call!

Dental Services

As a general dentist who specializes in cosmetic services, Dr. Pickel offers offers his patients comprehensive dental services including:

What Patients Say

The whole family has been patients with Dr. Pickel 5 or 6 years. He has coordinated with the kids orthodontist for follow up dental work, including an unusual tooth condition that required specialist referrals. I was able to quickly get an appointment when an old crown fell off. Sue the hygienist is great, and I always get encouragement to keep my teeth healthy.
I would highly recommend.

– Kathleen L. on Google+

I’ve been a patient of Dr Pickel for 10+ years and I have nothing but good things to say about him or his staff. Excellent care!

– Susan A. on Google+

Five years later and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve seen him for everything from the standard six month cleanings to cosmetic work on a front tooth to Invisalign trays to resolve an old bite issue that I had from braces during my teenage years. Everything has been top-notch.

Dr. Pickel is professional and friendly and, most importantly, a great dentist. His office is always well kept and his staff is great. I highly recommend Dr. Pickel!

– Joshua W. on Yelp