About Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Lance Timmerman

Dr Lance Timmerman DMD was born and raised in Kirkland and is first and foremost a family man.  He has a beautiful wife and three active daughters that keep him very busy.  While dedicated to dentistry, he also has a variety of activities to keep active.  He has been a snow skier since a young age, but now avoids the crazy black diamond runs that he blasted down in his youth while barely slowing down.

For a while he was a “dune rider” on an ATV, but after a few broken ribs, he moved on from that as a hobby.  

At one point he tried his hand at triathlons, but soon learned that he would only run if someone was chasing him and gave up running.  However, despite the cycling scandals, Dr Timmerman is an avid fan of cycling and theTour de France, having flown overseas on several occasions to watch and has even ridden up the famous Alpe d’Huez more than once (although VERY slowly).  In his younger days he lived in France and is fluent in French, which enhances his love for the people and country of France.  He is even a little “snobbish” when it comes to crepes (including the pronunciation).

He feels that a true cosmetic dentist is an artist, and to prove he is artistic, has even displayed his works of art in his office, including a sculpture he made with his own hands, proving his gifted eye for art. Despite his love for art, he has a hard time finding time to devote to it, and spends most of his time doing dentistry, whether teaching other dentists, learning more of the disciplines, or treating patients.

 

Dental Training and Experience

After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dental Medicine in 1998, Seattle cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman has been helping people in and around Seattle with personal, caring and advanced treatment. Dr. Timmerman’s advanced procedures are designed to improve the health and appearance of their smiles.  Dr. Timmerman has not only learned the lessons that only experience can teach, he has continued his dental education with courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and John Kois Center for Dental Excellence. His membership in dental organizations and certifications allow him to keep current in the various aspects of dental care that matter to his patients and demonstrate his knowledge and skill. An emerging leader in dentistry, he offers the latest in dental care for his patients.

Advanced Credentials

Beyond his diploma, Dr Timmerman has achievements that most dentists do not attain.  He has:

To achieve these credentials, it took over 2000 hours of continuing education, written examinations, and case submissions to show a superior level of care, skill, and judgement.

Dr. Timmerman takes pride in his skill, his experience, and his training, but he knows that dental excellence also means giving each patient appropriate and personal care. As a cosmetic dentist, he takes the time to listen to his patients and to make sure every patient fully understands their condition and their treatment options. He will explain everything in plain language and answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about your treatment plan.

Dr. Timmerman is co-author of the book “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top Cosmetic Dentists in the United States: Valuable insights you should know before you have cosmetic dental work done” now available on Amazon, and the doctor has recently been featured in the news! Top Cosmetic Dentists in the United States

Dental Teaching and Leadership

Becoming an expert has led to many opportunities to lecture, teach and serve in a leadership capacity for Dr Timmerman. Below you will find a sample of some ways he has taught other dentists or served in a leadership or advisory capacity.

Program Director

California Center for Advanced Dental Studies
– Taught smile design, porcelain veneers

Board of Directors

Women In Need (W.I.N.) Foundation
International Association of Facial Aesthetics

Key Opinion Leader

Discus Dental Supply
– NV laser
– Zoom! Power Whitening
– Impression materials
Henry Schein Dental Supply
– Laser
– Oral Cancer Screening light
– Root Canal File System

Advisory Board

Education Committee, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Lecture History

World Dental Forum, Hong Kong, China sponsored by Modern Dental Lab

CadRay Symposium, Seattle, WA sponsored by Blue Sky Bio Academy

Internet marketing, ABC Lab, Tacoma, WA sponsored by Nobel Biocare Dental Implants
Social Media, B&B Lab, Renton, WA sponsored by Nobel Biocare Dental Implants
Internet reputation, Bremerton Study Club, Bremerton, WA sponsored byNobel Biocare
Dental materials, Fresno, CA sponsored by Nobel Biocare Dental Implants
Social Media, Ziemek Dental Lab, Olympia, WA
Online Coupon Marketing, DentaSpa Seminars, Miami, Fl

Memberships

In his tireless efforts to deliver state of the art care, Dr Timmerman is a member of many organizations.  While most dentists are members of their required societies (county, state, and national associations), Dr Timmerman goes above and beyond.  He is a member of:

  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

As a facial esthetics expert, Dr Timmerman is a leading dental provider for botox, dermal fillers.

KOMO 4 News came in to the office and had a feature on him!  He also was a guest on a local afternoon show after doing a pageant contestant’s smile.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Seattle cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lance Timmerman, call (206) 241-5533 or email our office today.  Dr. Lance B Timmerman is listed at DentistDig.com

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Nothing will make more of a difference in your dentistry results than your choice of cosmetic dentist. Dr. Timmerman encourages you to take the time to consider your options before committing to treatment with a dentist.

Ask for Recommendations: Talk to friends and family that have had cosmetic dentistry that you think looks good, especially if it’s the same as the procedure you’re considering. Ask them if they were happy with their experience and if they felt they got the results they wanted. You can also talk to your general dentist to see if he or she recommends a cosmetic dentist in your area.

Check Online: Whether or not you’ve gotten recommendations, your next step is to go online to check out dentists. First, check out any dentists that were recommended to you. See what they have to say about the procedure you are considering, and check out their smile gallery to see if they have good looking before and after images (of their own work). Read reviews of cosmetic dentists online to see how people talk about their experience. Don’t just look at star ratings, read the whole reviews, and pay more attention to the general tenor of results rather than being swayed by just one good or bad review.

Make Appointments: Make preliminary appointments with at least three dentists before making a decision. Talk to dentists about their experience, common practices, and treatment philosophy. Listen to their recommendations for your treatment. Ask to see before and after images that were not on the website, and ask to speak to a previous patient.

Make a Decision (or Don’t): Once you have talked to cosmetic dentists, select the one that gives you complete confidence in their ability to give you the quality results you are looking for. If none of the dentists fit that description, start your search over. As long as your oral health is being watched by your regular dentist, there’s no hurry to find a cosmetic dentist. It’s more important to make the right decision.

To learn whether ours is the right dental practice for you, please contact Dr. Lance Timmerman in Seattle today.