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.
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.
Caitlin, Dental Hygienist
I have lived in Washington State my whole life. After spending a year at the University of Iowa, and a bit of encouragement from my aunt and uncle, I came back home to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.
I graduated from dental hygiene school in 2016. For several months I worked for a temporary agency which gave me the opportunity to fill in at many offices. When I was placed in Dr. Butterfield's I immediately enjoyed the atmosphere of the team and the patients I had the pleasure of working with. I take pride in my work and take extra measures to ensure my patients are well cared for each and every appointment. Every patient deserves a high standard of individualized care.
Currently I reside at home with my parents and fur baby (dog) Juju Bean. If you ask me she is a full bred cutie pie; code word for mutt. I look forward to brightening up your teeth and your entire day!
Sara, Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant since 2015. As a newer member of the team I have truly loved and appreciated the tender care we offer to our patients. I am passionate about being a patient advocate, to calm fears and answer any questions. One thing I enjoy most about dentistry is the relationships I gain with every patient.
I have a husband, daughter and son that enrich my life every day. In my free time I enjoy reading and doing crafts.
Sherri, Insurance Coordinator
I have found a home here with Dr. Butterfield and her team. I can say without a doubt, Dr. Butterfield is the kindest and most compassionate dentist I've ever worked with. She really takes the time to thoroughly educate not only her staff but her patients as well. I am here to help you with your financial needs, understanding your dental benefits and providing you with a treatment plan that will help you achieve your dental health goals.
When I'm not in the office I am busy cheering on my family. I have a fabulous husband, two wonderful step sons who are grown and on their own and twin daughters and a son whom I absolutely adore.
Kristi, Scheduling Coordinator
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Butterfield and her wonderful team. Dr. Butterfield's dental care is top-notch. She cares about her patients and their overall dental health. She takes the time to educate her patients and it shows in the numbers of long time patients as well as our new patients who continue to return. I feel very fortunate to work in a positive, upbeat and family oriented practice.
I began my dental career in 1992 and have worked in general dentistry as well as pediatric dentistry. I truly enjoy helping and caring for others and that's what drew me into the field. I love getting to know my patients and helping them with scheduling their dental appointments and researching dental insurance benefits.
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!"