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Qualifications and Experience
My goal each day is to make dentistry comfortable, pain-free, and even enjoyable. I strive to provide each patient with personalized treatment that improves not only their oral health, but their overall health as well. I believe good communication is paramount to successful treatment, and I enjoy meeting and getting to know each of my patients. A visit to the dentist is a personal experience, and it’s important for patients to feel comfortable. I have succeeded when patients leave my office smiling more confidently and chewing painlessly.
I completed my dental training at Creighton University School of Dentistry where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
The field of dentistry is perpetually changing with many new and exciting developments each year. It is important to me to keep up with the latest research in order to provide my patients with the highest standard of dental care. I regularly attend continuing education classes provided by the University of Washington. In addition, I am a member of many study clubs and professional organizations. The study club setting is especially useful because it allows generalists and specialists to share knowledge, experience, and ideas through case studies and subsequent discussions.
I grew up in a small mountain town in western Montana where I developed a love for the outdoors. Following dental school, my husband and I decided to move to Seattle largely due to its proximity to all the activities we enjoy. Along with our dog Bobby, we hike, camp, bike, ski, and snowboard as much as possible.
Verified Patient Reviews
I was running a little late to my appointment (Seattle traffic at its finest) and the receptionist was very understanding and let me know the best place to park for the office. Once I arrived I was taken back for my appointment and had excellent care. I felt like I was really listened to and the different procedures were clearly explained to me without any pressure on what to choose.
I had the feeling that she didn't have time for me since she proposed I went to see a root canal specialist and after that to come back and discuss a treatment plan. I felt that I was pushed a deep cleaning treatment when in fact I had other treatment priorities.
The staff was super friendly. I have pretty bad dental anxiety, so my dentist was very mindful of describing everything that she was doing and she frequently checked in to make sure that I was ok. I don't know if the staff is all-female, but only women were there during my appointment, and I believe that this helps create a welcoming environment.
Thorough, smart, efficient, and transparent.
I'm new to the Seattle area and I found Tara Sullivan's office on the internet. After today's appointment, I will be highly recommending a visit here! They are very mindful of your comfort level, explain everything in terms that are understandable but it's clear that they know what they are doing, are understanding in terms of financial challenges - and had me in and out very quickly!
The office was very friendly and relentless in making sure I was comfortable. Great place to get a cleaning, will make sure to make it back.
Good. I showed up a little early and was immediately seen. Dentist and other staff were friendly and thorough. They did a good job explaining and answered all of my questions.
Everyone was fantastic! Dr. Sullivan and Daisy May were both very knowledgeably, welcoming, and professional, and I had my initial appointment and teeth cleaning in record time (not to say it wasn't thorough). Highly, highly recommended.
Everyone in the office is kind, courteous and professional. I was very impressed by their friendly AND professional demeanor from the check in until the time you leave. Tara Sullivan explained everything well, letting me know every step of the visit.
This was my first trip to the dentist in a few years and although I was very nervous, everyone was so kind and patient. I especially liked that instead of a lecture about the need to floss everyday, I was given a suggestion to start flossing three days a week and work my way up from there until I've created a habit. Tara answered my questions and I felt I was really treated with respect.
Friendly, detailed, professional.
Great trip to the dentist! Everyone was so friendly and service was prompt and painless! Definitely recommend!
I would definitely recommend Tara Sullivan. She and her staff is super nice and offer a great service.
Dr. Sullivan was very thorough and detailed in her exam. She was knowledgeable and addressed all of my questions and concerns. I will happily continue seeing her!
I was very impressed with the level of service and the thoroughness of the exam. The entire staff from the front desk to the dentist, dental assistant, and hygienist was professional and extremely friendly. Hands down one of the best dental experience I have had (and I have had a lot in my 36 years).
I was recommended a deep dental cleaning to repair gum damage on my first appointment here and told that I had 10 cavities that needed to be filled. The total package would take 5 visits to complete and cost way more than I could afford. I decided to get a second opinion and was told that my teeth are in good shape with standard fare gingivitis that can be reversed with good flossing habits and one 1 cavity that needs to be filled. The staff at Dr. Sullivan's office was very nice and professional but they are definitely upselling services to pay for their swank office.
Best dentist experience I have ever had. Very professional and super friendly, I felt like the dentist and the staff cared about me and my teeth.
Great! No pain either.
Everyone in the office is extremely kind and attentive! I appreciated that they answered every question I had knowledgeably. I have found my new dentist.
Had a great experience! It had been 4-5 years since my last visit to the dentist, and the level of service I received at the Dental Shoppe was extraordinary. Would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for friendly, caring, and extremely professional dental care.
The entire staff was very friendly and courteous. The facility was very clean with a nice relaxed feel. An all around enjoyable experience.
My appointment was confirmed by ZocDoc but the dental office had a different date. Tara and team were great and fit me in so it worked out in the end.
Best dental experience I've ever had. Very friendly and professional staff. Really like the new modern technology that is used in the cleaning treatment.
Very friendly dental hygienist. I think the first visit did take a very long time (90 minutes and I have good teeth) though it was thorough. They informed me going forward visits would be 60 minutes long.
This was my first visit to Tara and i really like her , she did an extensive check and carefully explained all the treatments i need to make. Highly reco Tara!
Very friendly, very thorough, easy to talk to. Great experience. A bit on the pricier side though.
Excellent service, great staff!
Everyone in Dr. Sullivan's staff was very pleasant. Awesome experience. Would highly recommend.
Very friendly, very professional and a very advanced feel to the office.
Clean office. Nice staff. Professional service.
Great experience other than I'm a wimp gagging on a few of the X-ray images. I love that you've got all the latest equipment and great people. I feel well cared for and have a plan for how to care for my teeth. See you guys in 6mo
I have a big fear of dental work and the whole staff was amazingly accommodating and had a great sense of humor.
Dr. Sullivan and her staff were very nice and very professional.
I adored her and her staff. I felt so comfortable and was well taken care of
I had a very enjoyable appointment, everyone I spoke with was just wonderful. Being new to the area, I feel so lucky to have found them!
Other than having cavities, it was great! Thanks, Tara!
The entire staff was incredibly friendly and nice. I went in for an exam and a cleaning, and they talked me through every step of the process. Tara was very sweet and addressed any concerns I had about my teeth. She even recommended specific toothbrushes that would help. The dental assistant and dental hygenist really put me at ease by making conversation throughout the whole visit. It took 1.5 hours from walking in the door to checking out, but it barely felt that long.
I truly appreciate Dr. Sullivan and her team. All have been very professional and caring.
I can highly recommend Dr. Sullivan. She is very personable and cares about you as a patient. Office staff is very friendly well and environment is clean and inviting.
I had a couple old fillings replaced and it was a very comfortable procedure. Dr Sullivan is very personable and attentive and I enjoy my visits to the office. Staff is very nice as well.
I felt very comfortable and enjoyed my visit!
I arrived early, and was greeted promptly by her receptionist, who also helped me with any questions that I had. Her assistant was friendly, and efficient, and she herself was friendly, and talked me through the whole procedure. It was the best experience that I've had at a dentist yet!
Dr. Sullivan and her staff were very thorough and personable. They answered all my questions and helped explain all the options available for fixing my dental emergency. Highly recommended!
The whole office seemed extremely organized and efficient. I really appreciated the print out of estimated costs for a follow up appointment that I scheduled after my initial check up (it was itemized!). The dentist, receptionist, and hygienist all seemed really approachable and not at all intimidating. I appreciate that they didn't seem to be judging me based on my irregular flossing.
I love everything about my visit! I have decided to have my wisdom tooth extracted.
It was the best dentist appointment that I've ever had. The office is so lovely, and the staff have thought of everything to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Tara Sullivan is very personable and helped me understand some dental issues I am having.
She was lovely and I was well cared-for and left pain-free and bouncy. Would recommend to friends!
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all just lovely. The facility is very clean, bright and modern and in a great location. Very easy to get to.
Dr. Sullivan is wonderful. Her office feels like a chic boutique instead of a facility full of medical equipment. Everyone was helpful, friendly, and didn't make me feel guilty or shameful about the dental work I needed to have. I'm happy to have found a dentist I trust.
Punctual and efficient with time. She was thoughtful and professional throughout the entire cleaning, which made it a pleasurable experience. I am so glad to have found her office!
I've had a few bad dental experiences in the last couple years, so it's a relief to finally have a good one! Dr. Sullivan and her staff were friendly and welcoming, and listened to my questions and concerns. It's refreshing to receive suggestions and recommendations from a dentist without feeling like I'm being lectured. I'm actually not dreading going back to get a few fillings! Definitely recommend.
Never thought I'd say, "Can't wait to go back to the dentist!".
This was by far the best experience I have ever had at a dentist office! Incredibly friendly staff, great office setup, very professional and helpful atmosphere. Will recommend to all my friends.
I highly recommend Dr. Sullivan, she is so personable and friendly.