Meet Dr. Pam Butterfield
Dr. Butterfield is a native of Seattle. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Washington.
Dr. Butterfield was a clinical instructor at the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry. She has been in private, family dental practice since 1984. She has participated in several study clubs including the Pacific Northwest Study Club and the Comprehensive Dental Study Group.
Dr. Butterfield is predictable and prefers long term relationships. This defines her approach to dentistry, her patients, staff and family. She gets to know her patients, responds to their needs and respects their values. She offers personalized, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental care. Families trust her to assist them make informed decisions about healthy, cost effective treatment.
Her office is filled with friendship, good cheer and genuine care.
Meet the Team
Dr. Butterfield believes in fostering an office environment that supports long-term staffing, so that patients are comfortable with her team of professionals, year after year. This is good for her patients; good for her practice.
Michele, Dental Assistant
My primary goal as a dental assistant is to be understanding and compassionate. It is important to me for you to feel at ease and comfortable in our office. I enjoy getting to know you, our patient, and your family.
As a child, it was fun for me to go to the dentist. That’s a major reason I became a dental assistant. I’ve worked with Dr. Butterfield since 1990. I have over 20 years of experience in a wide range of procedures in dentistry. Many patients comment on how well we work together and how enjoyable it is to come in for dental care. I believe that happy childhood memories form the basis of positive adult experiences. We prove this every day.
Melissa, Dental Hygienist
Since joining this wonderful dental team, I finally understand what a dental office is supposed to feel like - home away from home.
Upon meeting Dr. Butterfield and her staff, I immediately knew that this was the place for me. We share the same goals and compassion for providing quality treatment in a caring, comfortable and ethical manner.
My goal as a Registered Dental Hygienist is to create a lasting relationship with our patients, as well as, work together as a team toward optimal oral health. Together we will strive to meet each patient’s individual needs in a caring and comfortable manner.
Dr. Butterfield and I work closely together to determine each individual patient’s need for dental hygiene treatment. As a dental hygienist it is my responsibility to personalize every appointment based on those needs. I personally educate each patient to improve their home care techniques allowing us to work together towards optimal oral health.
Tracy, Dental Hygienist
I have been in the dental field since 1987. Before completing my dental hygiene degree in 2000, I was a dental assistant for ten years. My dental experience includes general dentistry and periodontics.
I came to Dr. Butterfield’s office as a temporary dental hygienist to fill in for a couple of days. I was not really looking for employment. After working with Dr. Butterfield and her team, I knew that this office would be a great fit for me. I am drawn by her thoroughness and quality dentistry. I appreciate Dr. Butterfield’s eagerness to provide her patients with the information they need to make well-informed decisions about their oral health. Most of all I am impressed with the care and respect that Dr. Butterfield gives to each patient.
Education is one of the most important roles of a dental hygienist. It is very important to me that my patients never feel they have been lectured or nagged. Rather, patients should be well informed about the condition of their oral health, how it can affect their overall physical health, and how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dental visits should be a comfortable and positive experience. I work hard to achieve this with my gentle and caring approach.
Brenda, Financial Coordinator
I work as the financial coordinator in our practice! Part of my job is contacting insurance companies to make sure our patients are always getting the highest level of coverage possible. In our office, we truly care about our patients and it shows! We love going above and beyond to make each person feel completely at ease here.
I entered the dental field in 1982 as a dental assistant then moved to the front office for 12 years as an office manager. I was blessed to be able to stay home and raise my two children. As they have grown, I ventured back into dentistry and joined Dr. Butterfield and her team in 2010.
Pippa, Office Greeter
Pippa is our Office Greeter. She will always be happy to see you every time you come to visit even if you're just stopping by to say "Hi!"