TOP DENTIST 2014
Dr. Richard Calvo
has been selected as a
2014 Top Dentist
in Seattle Met Magazine
Dr. Calvo’s and his team’s commitment to providing the best, most gentle patient care led him to become a Microscope-Enhanced Dentist. Less than 1 percent of general dentists today are trained in, and practice Microscope-Enhanced Dentistry. With the microscope, Dr. Calvo can see your teeth and gums at 20x the magnification level of what other dentists can see with the typical dental loupes (glasses) they use.
Microscope-Enhanced Dentistry provides a higher standard of preventative care, and minimizes invasive procedures when they are needed (cavities are an example). Dr. Calvo completed additional training in order to become a Microscope-Enhanced Dentist, and since 2007 has been using the microscope in every procedure. He recently added a second microscope to also check every patient’s teeth during routine cleanings.
What does Microscope-Enhanced Dentistry mean for you?
- Earlier detection of issues that enables the best preventative care available
- Procedures routinely performed without the need to administer a shot
- Microscopic precision means beautiful cosmetic dentistry results
- Greater precision and technical accuracy
- Less invasive treatment means less patient discomfort
Our Commitment: We take your experience personally
The most important part of our everyday work is making a difference in our patients’ lives, and building a foundation of trust where our patients understand that we take their experience personally. We also understand that some patients may have had less-than-optimal dental experiences in the past--that’s why we have built our practice around putting people of all ages at ease.
Helping Patients Overcome Dental Anxiety
Many of Dr. Richard Calvo's patients came to him with anxieties about dental visits. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association estimates that as many as 12 percent of adults suffer from such a high level of dental anxiety that they avoid the dentist completely. Similarly, nearly half of all adults have some level of dental distress that keeps them from getting the care they need. Dr. Calvo has built a loyal following of patients who once had these fears, and have been able to overcome them by ensuring that they have relaxing and positive experiences. Read some of their testimonials here. Whether you’re coming to see us for a routine cleaning, a needed procedure, your child’s pediatric visit, or a cosmetic enhancement, you’ll find a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
Dentistry is in our Genes
Dr. Calvo comes from a family of dentists that includes his father, Dr. Sidney Calvo, whom he practiced with for many years. Growing up watching his father taught Dr. Calvo that the best family and cosmetic dentistry begins with treating patients like they’re more than just a chart. When you trust your oral health with someone, you should feel you’re part of their family. Dr. Calvo employs that philosophy in his practice to this day.
From Dr. Calvo:
"The most important part of what I do every day...is...getting to know you and your concerns in order to make you as comfortable as possible...I take responsibility for your experience. I know the importance of the trust you place in me when you sit in my chair and I don’t take that for granted. When I was a child, my dad (the dentist) took a lot of time to help me understand what he was doing at each step of the way...helping me and his other patients feel comfortable. He knew that we all feel uncomfortable about the dentist to some degree and built his practice on working with patients to overcome any anxiety. I have taken his lessons to heart. And while it differs for each person, most of my patients say that with each visit they are more comfortable and before long, their anxiety goes away."
Questions? Need an Appointment?
Whether you visit our family dental practice in Issaquah for a cosmetic dentistry procedure, dental cleaning, or a pediatric dentistry visit, we want you to be absolutely comfortable. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to help you achieve your best smile and optimal oral health.
Our Eastside dentist proudly serves Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, and other Eastside communities. If you have questions or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to sharing our caring style of dentistry with you.