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Office Visits at Progressive Dental Group in Mill Creek, WA

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your family may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. It is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history, and take X-rays of your teeth. A complete review of your new dental records by your dentist and hygienist will allow us to determine the best course of treatment. One of our doctors will meet with you to discuss your x-rays, help create your own individual treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. During this visit, you will also meet with one of our hygienists who will clean and polish your teeth.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment

  • Your completed Patient Registration Form  PDF | DOC
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you are preparing to visit our office, please remember your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.

Financial Information for Progressive Dental Group

The cost of your treatment will vary, depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options with you before you begin, so you can make the best choice for you.

Affordable Payment Plans

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it.

Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also work directly with CareCredit to help our patients set-up dental financing if needed.

Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure your coverage meets your needs and your budget.

We work with most insurance companies and are preferred providers for the folowing companies:

  • Assurant
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental (including Washington Dental Service)
  • Met Life
  • Premera
  • Principal
  • Regence
  • Standard
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia

If you have a flexible spending or health savings account through your employer you may be able to utilize those funds for your dental care. We can assist you in coordinating your care in order to maximize your benefits. We understand that insurance coverage can be confusing and are here to help.

Methods of payment Include:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • CareCredit

Patient Forms

Please take a minute to print and fill out the patient information form before your firs

t appointment. If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to complete your paperwork at your appointment, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete your registration forms in the office.

If you are unable to open PDF files, you can get Adobe Reader® for free.

Progressive Dental Group Dental FAQs

What is dentistry?

Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions, disorders, and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. Often considered necessary for complete oral health, dental care can have an impact on the health of your entire body.

What is a dentist?

A dentist is a specialist who works to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Drs. Hayre, Skibiel, Berry, and Lo have each completed at least eight years of schooling to obtain their Doctorates of Dental Surgery. If a doctor is a pediatric dentist,

 this means that he or she specializes in caring for children from infancy through their teen years.

Other specializations include:

  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Oral and maxillofacial (including pathology, radiology, and surgery)
  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Periodontics (gum disease)
  • Prosthodontics (dentures and implants)

Why is visiting the dentist so important?

Visiting our office regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath; brushing, flossing, and seeing one of our dentists regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!

My teeth feel fine; do I still need to see a dentist?

Your teeth may feel fine, but it’s still worthwhile to see us regularly because problems can exist without your knowing. Your smile’s appearance is important, and we can help keep it healthy and looking beautiful.

With so many advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth. We offer many treatment choices that can help you smile with confidence, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
  • Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers

What should I look for when choosing the right dentist for me?

Choosing a dentist who “clicks” with you and your family is important.  At Progressive Dental you and your oral health are important to us and we want you to know you are at the right place for your dental care. During your first visit, you should be able to determine whether the office is right for you. During your appointment, consider the following:

  • Is the appointment schedule convenient?
  • Is the office easy to get to and close by?
  • Does the office appear to be clean and orderly?
  • Was your medical and dental history recorded and placed in a permanent file?
  • Does the dentist explain techniques for good oral health?
  • Is information about cost presented to you before treatment is scheduled?
  • Is your dentist a member of the ADA (American Dental Association)?

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

  • ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth at least two times a day, and floss at least once!
  • Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask our team if clinical strength fluoride toothpaste is ideal for you. This will help prevent cavities.
  • Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (which increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth and can cause more plaque and potential cavities), and avoid tobacco (which can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
  • Don’t be afraid to brush your tongue! This will remove food particles and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your breath fresh.
  • Be sure to schedule your routine checkup. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months.

At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children first see a dentist as early as six months of age and no later than one year. During this time, your son or daughter’s baby teeth will be coming in and we can examine the health of those first few teeth. After the initial visit, be sure to schedule regular checkups every six months.

How often should I see the dentist?

Children, teens, and adults should all see us for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to come in more than just twice a year. Our doctors will help determine how often you should visit Progressive Dental for regular checkups.

What is a cavity?

A cavity is a small hole that forms inside the tooth because of tooth decay. Cavities form when plaque buildup on the outside of the tooth combines with sugars and starches in the food you eat. This produces an acid that can eat away the enamel on your tooth.

If a cavity is left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems. Cavities can be prevented by remembering to brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss between teeth at least once.

What is a filling?

A filling is a synthetic material that a dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt, because we will numb your mouth with an anesthetic.

Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold, or ceramic. If you need a filling, be sure to talk to Dr. Hayre, Dr. Skibiel, Dr. Berry, or Dr. Lo about what type is best for you and your teeth.

How often should I brush my teeth?

According to our dentists and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least two times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-causing plaque.

It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling fresh!

When should I change my toothbrush?

Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. We recommend that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently.

Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you’ve been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.

What is gum disease?

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that is not treated in its early stage. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications, and genetics.

Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. If detected, it is treatable. Gingivitis left untreated may turn into gum disease. Advanced gum disease will lead to tooth and bone loss, and is a permanent condition.

Brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our office every six months will help prevent gingivitis and more severe cases of periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease:

  • Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loose teeth, or loss of teeth
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gum line
  • Abscessed teeth

If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

Yes! In fact, it’s even more vital that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Our team will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure your teeth stay clean and healthy while you’re wearing braces.

How do I schedule my next checkup?

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

Testimonials

Ruth F. Mill Creek, Wa

Comfortable atmosphere and friendly people. They offer estimates when you want. No hidden fees or surprises. Consistently good work for the 12 years I’ve been seeing them.

Sarah S. Woodinville, Wa

From the first person who greets you at the door to check you in to the wonderful hygenist that walks you out: great experience. Friendly, engaging, caring and highly skilled team. All staff take their time with patients and all staff are warm and profession in their demeanor. I love this place and wish I had found it sooner for my dental care.

Jiwan H. Seattle, Wa

Always a positive and pleasant experience at Progressive Dental in Mill Creek. The office is beautiful, the staff is professional and extremely friendly, and the extra details not available at most dental clinics make a BIG difference. I was able to watch the Mariner’s game while covered in a plush blanket and relaxed with the help of nitrous oxide. Highly recommend this office and Dr Hayre.

Adam M. Bothell, WA

I’ve had two deep cleanings, one with Dom and one with Kimi. Both were just fantastic and I’m looking forward to my next visit. That is NOT something i’ve ever said about any other dentist … you guys should be very proud of your staff.

Svetlana T. Lynnwood, WA

Great, attentive, friendly and fast service provided by Dr. Skibiel and his dental assistant. Very considerate of my issues and willing to do whatever it takes to make me more comfortable!

Jeff K. Arlington, WA

My family has been treated very well. I look forward to amazing service, attentive staff and all the pleasantries at my next visit. They offered to fix my filling on the spot and unfortunately I had to decline because of work. I highly recommend progressive dental! Thanks for keeping me happy with my smile! Cheers!

Dianne B. Greenbank, WA

Kelsey is just the best hygienist you could ever hope to find – I have super sensitive teeth and gums and she’s found a way to make cleaning pain-free and thoroughly pleasant! I can wholeheartedly recommend her, and Dr. Barry’s entire staff!

Tuong N. Lynnwood, WA

Very professional and informative with the process. Highly highly recommended

Robert H. Snohomish, WA

I always have a great experience with the very professional, kind and personal staff at Progressive.

Margaret M. Mill Creek, WA

I had a crown repaired in the very back of my mouth and I expected to be a little sore today, instead I don’t feel any residual discomfort or pain. Dr. Hayre was extremely gentle and Angie went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

Sarah B. Monroe, WA

Everyone there makes an otherwise anxious experience warm, comfortable and informative. They go out of their way to make sure I feel no pain, take the time to explain any issues and carefully listen to my input and questions. I no longer fear going to the dentist since I moved to WA!

Keith S. Lake Stevens, WA

Always a pleasure. Everyone their are friendly, helpful and professional. Their skill level is very high and I am always told what to expect, the issues involved and the cost. I am very confident visiting them.

Maegan C. Lake Stevens, WA

Excellent assistants, very helpful. Dr Barry is awesome. Keeps you informed of what he’s doing and ever leaves you in the chair long. Great experience

Zarianne M.  Everett, WA

Every level of the dental office was welcoming, friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable and both the dental assistant and dentist would explain what we were looking at in x-rays, tooth/gum health and any potential concerns, as well as answer any questions I had.

Tiffany A. Stanwood, WA

The professionalism of the staff and their knowledge of dentistry is fantastic! I have enjoyed every one of my visits for the past 6 years.