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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kyle Tanaka graduated from Northwestern University of Dentistry, located in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987. He has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years.
He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, Seattle-King County Dental Society and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. Continuing his professional growth is a huge part of his practice. Dr. Tanaka has participated in numerous classes and workshops. He has also served as a member of the Santa Clara County peer review and forensic committee for over five years. Dr. Tanaka completed the Southwest symposium on forensic odontology.
He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii. After receiving his degree from the Northwestern Dental School, he practiced dentistry in San Jose, California for over 20 years. He made the move to the Seattle area to be near family. Dr. Tanaka is an avid fisherman and can be found fishing at lakes, rivers and the ocean when not in the office. Dr. Tanaka's Hawaiian background has instilled in him a fondness for collecting shells from all around the world.
Verified Patient Reviews
I just moved here from the east coast and was in search of a dentist. I'm so glad I found Dr Tanaka. Not only did he himself do the cleaning but he was very thorough in explaining my options. With a warm friendly staff this was what a professional dental office should be like.
Dr. Tanaka was absolutely amazing! He did the cleaning himself which is absolutely refreshing and very rare these days. He was super gentle and efficient. Both taking his time and getting things done quickly. They were soooo nice they even stayed open almost a full hour later just to see me! I just moved here from NYC and I have certainly found my new dentist! :D
Nice office- friendly staff. I would recommend to anyone!
I have this incredible fear of dentists (which is why I've really been fighting hard to keep going to dentists for cleanings, check ups, instead of just when something hurts) so when I was choosing one here in Washington, I really read through the reviews. Dr. Tanaka and his entire office were so excellent and professional that I no longer feel any hesitation with visiting their particular office. I was early for my appointment, but I was seen right away and got X-rays taken of my teeth. From the greeting to the cleaning, everything seemed very smooth. I also appreciated getting to meet Dr. Tanaka and he did my cleaning! I don't think I have had my actual dentist ever do my cleaning (I don't know why that is) but it was very pleasant. He chatted with me about small things here and there and he also kept up a short commentary of what he was doing. It was very informative and I felt very good about my visit because of that. He was very straightforward about the approach and the strategy regarding my overall oral health and even I feel confident about what I should do next. I don't know if my review is able to truly communicate it, but for me to feel comfortable at the dentist and to go so far as to write a review and rave about my experience is a truly big deal. I actually really REALLY hate going to the dentist. I would avoid it all my life if I could. This clinic, though, really made me feel like I was in good, expert hands, and what more could you ask for? I HIGHLY recommend this dentist and his office!
Great dentist! Takes his time to explain his plan of care for each patient. Plus it's the doctor who actually did my cleaning which I have not experienced from other clinic. Thank you doc! :)
This was my first time in his clinic and I was welcomed right away. Felt very comfortable talking to the staff and Dr. Tanaka and he was very reassuring and did a great job. Im very happy to be a patient with them.
My first encounter was with Mrs. C.J. Tanaka and she was very warm, friendly and professional. She was especially kind to my daughters. Dr. Tanaka was clearly very knowledgeable, professional, focused, friendly and thorough. He took time to explain things clearly to me and to gave me some guidance for the best home care. I was impressed with Dr. Tanaka and his wife and would highly recommend them.
He is a great listener. And really helped my issues
What a pleasant experience. Great Dr. & staff!
I like him very much. He's very personable and seems to really care.
He was personable and explained the process, procedures and options very well.
Both he and his wife were very professional but very friendly. I would recommend them anytime
everyone was kind and professional, very caring people