315 Lincoln Ave
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Primary phone: 425-599-5475*
*patients can call AND text these numbers.
*Our intent is to reply to all inquiries as promptly as possible. If your inquiry relates to a medical or dental emergency, please call us directly and do not submit your question or concern here.
*For new patients, the filling out of this inquiry form does not create a dentist-patient relationship.
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Our intent is to reply to all inquiries as promptly as possible. If your inquiry relates to a medical or dental emergency, please call us directly and do not submit your question or concern here.
Please note that for new patients, filling out the inquiry form does not create a dentist-patient relationship.
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Traditional dentistry focuses on a dental problem and a chair side solution. Wholistic dentistry dives deeper and addresses why the issue arose, how it can be prevented in the future, what lifestyle/emotional/genetic/home hygiene factors are contributing and what changes can be made. We listen to your story and support your wellness journey. Not only do we seek out causes and solutions, we choose the safest, individually biocompatible materials when restorations are necessary to ensure the minimal systemic impact, and we uses the safest known measure when removing old restorations. All to create the least impact on the body and the greatest health and dental restoration outcomes.
What is the difference between wholistic dentistry and traditional dentistry?
Yes! We accept all insurances, except State insurance. We are a fee for service office (see next question) and we are an out-of-network provider with all insurances. This means that when insurances provide their fee scale for in-network and out-of-network, we classify as out-of-network. Though we do not offer pre-authorization, as a courtesy, we do file your insurance claims for you. We have a great insurance team that will file and follow up with any denied claims. Please note, you will need to inform us of any denied or missing claims, as we are not notified directly.
Do we accept insurance?
We are a fee for service office. This means, we collect payment in full, at the time of service.
What does fee for service mean?
Please be aware, we are a small office with no designated front desk person. During work days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we are typically chair side with patients and we return calls and emails between patients as our schedule allows. Please email, leave a voicemail or text the office phone (425-599-5475) and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Phones will be monitored on Friday-Monday and only emergencies will be addressed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Whether you are a patient of record or an inquiring individual looking for additional information, referral options, anything involving holistic dentistry, we can coordinate a phone or zoom consultation. Though we we will not be able to give treatment recommendations, we can thoroughly discuss the pros, cons, risks, and benefits of your treatment choices and provider choices.
Do you offer phone consultations?
We do NOT offer root canal treatment at WDC. If a root canal is your preference, we have incredible referral endodontists, root canal specialists, that use the Gentle Wave technique and ozone disinfection at the time of treatment.
We do most extractions at this office. We go through extensive measures to manage pain, inflammation, anxiety and optimal healing. We use multiple modalities to ensure the tooth is completely removed, the PDL (periodontal ligament) is removed and all infection is removed.
Extraction vs root canal therapy
Yes, we love to see children and whole families. From infant on up, we can begin to establish trust and create a dental home. Thorough assessment will be completed to reduce risk and resolve dental caries, airway issues, arch development concerns, nutrition and more. We are very conscious of the risk of dental trauma as well as determined to do successful and lasting dental work on children. Therefore, if it is determined between Dr. Short and a child’s parent, referrals to a pediatric specialist are on a occasion, in the best interests of the child. Following resolution of the pediatric dental concern with the specialist, care can resume with us at Wholistic Dental Care.
Do you see children?
At this time, we do not offer orthodontic treatment. We have specialists we refer to that take into account whole body wellness, structure, arch development, airway, neurological impact, and esthetics.
Do you do orthodontics/braces?
Yes, we currently place Swiss Dental Systems zirconia (ceramic) implants.
Do you do implants?
Yes, please ask us at your dental visit about nutrient options that are specific for your dental and health goals.
Do you offer IV therapy?
We use ozone in a variety of forms. Ozone gas, oil or water is used depending on the modality/treatment we are performing. Note, many ozone therapies are available for those who are non-established dental patients, see our services page and social media for options.
Do you use ozone?
Yes, we use PRP/PRF in all of our surgical procedures as well as our facial esthetic procedures (available for non-dental patients).
Do you use PRP/PRF?
We use the Swiss technology, Guided Biofilm Therapy Airflow system. This is the least invasive, most thorough teeth cleaning technology according to the research. Effective and comfortable for children, adults, those with sensitive teeth, and those with chemical/material sensitivity concerns.
What do you use for hygiene (prophy/teeth cleaning)?
We offer the BioComp Labs Materials Reactivity Testing, the most thorough in blood testing from materials reactivity. Additionally, we can do chair side muscle testing or send you with samples for your naturopath/wellness provider to test for safety.
Do you offer materials testing?
We accept all insurances, except State insurance. We are a fee for service office (This means, we collect payment in full, at the time of service) and we are an out-of-network provider with all insurances.
This means that when insurances provide their fee scale for in-network and out-of-network, we classify as out-of-network. Though we do not offer pre-authorization, as a courtesy, we do file your insurance claims for you. We have a great insurance team that will file and follow up with any denied claims. Please note, you will need to inform us of any denied or missing claims, as we are not notified directly.