Dental Arts & Wellness
Our office primarily focuses on three types of patient needs - Cosmetic Treatment, Family Dental Care, and TMJ Treatment. Since opening our Lake Oswego office in 2006, more than two thousand patients have trusted our care. Many of them are healthcare professionals themselves-dentists & hygienists, physicians, chiropractic/naturopathic doctors or therapists. Soon after their friends and families also came to us and received our modern TLC dentistry.
Our cosmetic treatment is designed to keep much of your natural tooth structure while realizing your esthetic goals. Many cosmetic patients are unaware of future costs to maintain their dental beauty. The benefit of maximizing your natural teeth is 3-folds:
This leads to less time - and less money - spent in a dental chair in your lifetime. This is always our goal for all dentistry we offer.
General Dental Care for Self & Family - Once we see one patient, we almost always see everyone else in the family! As a patient, you will receive much better care when we get to know your entire family health. This is because knowing you better helps us diagnose better. Better diagnosis means more proper treatment.
(Doctorate education: 1992 - 1996 Oregon Health Sciences University)
ON BEING YOUR DENTIST AND STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE
You deserve the best of what modern dentistry can offer. With ever-increasing new research findings, methods, equipment, and products, it is imperative to know your dentist is pursuing more educational hours than what is minimally required to renew the license. Dr. Yamaguchi sees being your dentist as a demanding, full-time job that challenges her with constant, lifelong learning. Aside from her private time to enjoy life with her husband and friends, Dr. Yamaguchi spends much of her time outside her clinic attending advanced dental workshops and courses. Her educational associations are with both local & international institutes such as OBI Bioesthetics, Kois Center in Seattle, WA; Richard V. Tucker gold study club in Oregon; and Las Vegas Institute, NV to name a few. Her professional participations in the last two years have exceeded 400 hours of education—ten times the Board’s requirement of 40 hours. During her 14 years of being a local Oregon dentist, she has treated over 7000 patients, meeting a wide variety of patients' needs by finding the best of health and beauty for each patient.
For Dr. Yamaguchi, both health and beauty are the #1 priority. She believes her equal interests in both science and arts have helped her understand both right- and left-brained approaches in patient care and communication.
Besides dentistry, her professional associations also include American Heart Association for receiving a grant for cloning work to assist research in Alzheimer’s disease and neural growth factors in 1993 as well as American Muscular Dystrophy Association for participating in fund-raising volunteer work in 2008. Since graduating from OHSU in 1996, she has been an active member of American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and many other local dental societies and study clubs.
ARTISTIC, BEAUTIFUL SMILE: Dr. Yamaguchi is known for the beautiful results of her dentistry, strongly supported by world-class dental laboratories and specialists. Increasing demands for aesthetic dentistry require a dentist and her labs to be artistic and detailed. Dr. Yamaguchi often works closely with renowned specialists who fine-tune the resulting smile the way her patient desires.
WELLNESS: Her gentle approach has helped many patients who wished to smile again with confidence after years of neglect or fear of dentistry. Each patient's wellness is central to her practice. She emphasizes, "In my practice, if you haven't seen a dentist for a long time, we greatly appreciate you for getting back on track. My team wants to assist you to regain control of your oral health." Her professional team maintains a warm, friendly atmosphere in calm and elegant surroundings all intended to make your experience as pleasant as possible. The advanced sterilization equipment also ensures your safety, and nitrous oxide (a.k.a. ‘laughing gas’) is available for those who prefer additional help for relaxation.
Bronwyn Pinette, CDA, EFDA:
Brooke Hazen, EFDA:
Nicole Duhrkoop, RDH:
Kirsten Edwards, EFDA:
Our professionals at Dental Arts & Wellness were selected through particular, demanding recruitments after multiple interviews and screening processes. After becoming a team member, they are required to maintain the practice's high levels of training and stay abreast of the latest updates in dentistry so that you receive the most up-to-date, science-driven dental care.
In our practice, we focus on establishing a solid relationship with each patient. You will meet a team of caring, reliable professionals who are willing to work hard together for you, with your best interests in mind.
But at the end of the day, it still comes back to you. Letting you know that we care. Making sure that you feel entirely at ease with our team, our services, and the results. We are professionals with a passion for people. To find out more about us, please feel free to come on in-and let us welcome to our office.
Results from Our Happy Patients