Meet the Team
From the first phone call, you will feel the difference.
Renton’s Local Dentist
David Ford DDS, PS
As the oldest of five Arizona-born siblings, Dr. Ford loved science and biology and saw in dentistry the opportunity to continue to study science and apply it while serving his patients. When he was 19, he interrupted his college studies and spent two years in missionary service at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil. Living and working in the jungle was an exciting experience for Dr. Ford and he came home with many stories and fluency of the Portuguese language. Upon returning, he finished his final year of study at Brigham Young University and graduated at the top of his class, Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Ford attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated in June 2004. During his studies, he completed various rotations to gain additional skills in treating children, helping patients with particular dental fears, and treating dental emergencies in a hospital setting. He also pursued elective training in oral surgery and conscious sedation. In June 2004 he was awarded the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Award for excellence in anesthesiology.
Upon graduating from Dental School, Dr. Ford practiced general dentistry in Renton for 3 ½ years before purchasing the practice of Gary Lincicome on April 1, 2008, (who had purchased the practice from his father before him.) After three very satisfying years caring for his new patients, Dr. Ford had the opportunity to expand his dental practice through the purchase of the neighboring dental practice of Dr. Camelia Espahbod and Dr. Ralph Jarrendt, and the merger of these practices into a single dental family. During this time the office underwent many technological and patient-care improvements to better serve our community; and, most importantly, being a third-generation dental practice, we strive to uphold a legacy of loyalty and trust between ourselves and our patients and community. Some of our families have been in our care since the 1950s!
Dr. Ford Has Been
Honored To Be Named A “Top Dentist”
An award given by the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine ever since 2009 as rated by his peers.
Dr. Ford is a part of the South King County community. He is also a member of the John Smith Study Club, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. Dr. Ford appreciates the needs of the under-served both within and without of his community. Since he became a dentist, he has been fortunate to take trips to Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala to provide dental care to the under-served in those countries. Here at home, he has cared for many patients in his community through work at various government-subsidized dental clinics in the Seattle-Metro area. Someday soon, he plans to visit Brazil again to provide volunteer dentistry to the under-served Brazilians.
When Dr. Ford is not practicing dentistry, he likes hiking, camping, biking, racquetball, tennis, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and just about any other outdoor sporting activity. When the weather doesn’t permit outdoor recreation, he enjoys reading biographies about the Revolutionary War, and our nation’s beginnings.
Your total care.
Dr. Ford offers a distinctive combination of a very conscientious and highly-educated team and the latest in technology and advanced care. This means we are the ideal practice for those looking to receive current, comprehensive dental care for many years to come.
We want you to know what is most important to us:
- We are preferred providers for Delta Dental, Regence, Premera, CIGNA, Aetna, Guardian, and many more. Please call us so that we can check your insurance.
- We bill most insurances for our patients
- Convenient appointment reminders using text and email
- Flexible and emergency appointments.
- Intra- and Extra-oral photography
- Discount for cash or check
- In-operatory Satellite Tv and Stereo
- Warm Towels and other nice touches to make your visit great
Expect the Exceptional
Everything we do is focused on improving your quality of life. For us, this means we strive to form sincere and meaningful relationships built on real understanding. We treat you as we would expect to be treated and do everything we can to make your time with us enjoyable. Our patients love us and often comment on Dr. Ford’s easy-going soft touch.
We know that technology means a better diagnosis, improved treatments, and faster recovery. Our commitment to offering the latest in technology is another way to show we care about you and your dental experience. Some of the technology we use includes digital x-rays, intra-, and extra-oral photography as well as advanced diagnostic tools.
Providing quality work that is second to none is important to us. Dr. Ford has been recognized as “Top Dentist” in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as voted by peers who have seen his work. He is a perfectionist and strives to cultivate an atmosphere of excellence throughout his practice. Our hygienists are exceptionally skilled and thorough.
Dr. Ford is especially adept at handling smile makeovers and cosmetic work. He strives for perfection and approaches his work knowing that improving a smile can empower a person’s life. Maybe this is why he regularly receives compliments on the quality of his work.
Dr. Ford and his staff are very thorough in both the examination process as well as in the way they communicate with their patients. This means every patient is given a personalized treatment plan that is ideal for their needs.
Meet the Staff
Our exceptional, friendly team at David Ford Dental is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. We are excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
If these are the things that are
Important to you in a dental relationship,
Give us a call- you’ll be glad you did.