Meet Dr. Lam
Your Expert in Personalized, Biomimetic Dentistry
Dr. Lam believes that a little dentistry goes a long way when it’s applied correctly. Biomimetic dentistry focuses on using a light touch and preserving as much of your existing teeth as possible, and if any treatments are needed, they are done in a way that is designed to recreate nature. This requires a more personalized and detailed approach on his part, but he’s more than happy to put in the extra effort because it leads to a better result and experience for his patients.Get to Know Dr. Lam
CEREC® Same-Day Dental Crowns
If you have a broken, chipped, or decayed tooth, you don’t have to wait weeks to get it repaired anymore. With CEREC same-day dental crowns, we can renew your smile with a custom-made porcelain dental restoration in a single visit.Learn More About CEREC®
Choose Your Level of Cozy
Dental appointments have never been so relaxing! You’ll have a chance to choose from our comfort menu starting at your first appointment, so you can breathe easy from check-in to check out.
- Pillows & Blankets
- Massage Chairs
- Complimentary Beverages
Enjoy Anxiety-Free Dentistry
You shouldn’t have to overcome a bunch of stress and anxiety to visit the dentist in Burien. If you have mild or severe dental phobia, our sedation dentistry options can make those pesky nerves finally disappear while ensuring you stay physically comfortable in the chair.Learn About Dental Sedation
Our Dental Team
Featured Dental Services
I Need a Checkup
I Have a Cavity or
I Want a Smile
I am Missing One
or More Teeth
I am Afraid/Nervous
of the Dentist
I am In Pain &
Burien’s Trusted 5-Star Dentist
“Great dentist with lots of modern equipment. AWESOME staff, very very nice. I needed to have some work done on my mouth and they were very accommodating to me. Location is very easy to find. Nice parking. Just a great place. I would recommend them to anybody, they are awesome.”
“Absolutely love it here. The staff is so caring and attentive, and during my gym contouring procedure they made sure I was comfortable. I am in LOVE with my results, and recommend this dental office to anyone. Such a warm and friendly staff, and very knowledgeable. You can just tell how much they care.”
“Great bunch of people who care about you and your experience. They are part of the community, and my family has been going there for dental care for a long time. Highly recommend them if you want good teeth.”
Dental Insurance & In-House Savings Plans
Our dental office is able to work with many different dental insurance plans, and we’ll even file your claims to help you get the most out of your benefits.Learn About Dental Insurance
In-House Savings Plan
Don’t have dental insurance? You don’t need it with our plan! For a low, flat cost, you can save big on your checkups and cleanings while gaining access to discounts on all other dental procedures.See Plan Options
Meet Tina, Your Guide to a Seamless Visit
It’s always a good day when you get to talk to Tina! She’s here to answer your questions and make sure you have the best experience possible no matter what your situation might be.Ask Tina a Question
Out of Network
Dental insurance is different from medical insurance because “out of network” doesn’t translate to “no coverage.” On the contrary, our knowledgeable team can still help you utilize your coverage in a way that benefits your smile and your wallet. Plus, we can handle all of the claims for you and answer any questions you have along the way to make maximizing your coverage a breeze.
Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!
We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes raise questions or concerns, which is why we've compiled this list to help put your mind at ease. From general inquiries about our services to more specific details about oral hygiene and treatments, Seahurst Smiles has got you covered. Feel free to review the answers below to some frequently asked questions. Should you not find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for personal assistance!
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
Time is of the essence in emergency situations. That's why we offer quick and convenient treatment options to address your urgent needs. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, the first step is to give our team a call. We'll gather important information about your condition over the phone and schedule a time for you to visit our office. In the meantime, you can try a few things at home to ease any discomfort you may be experiencing. An experienced team member will give you tips when you call.
It's crucial to note that if you're having difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, a fractured jaw, or any other potentially life-threatening symptoms along with your dental injury, it's important to call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately. Once you've received the necessary medical attention, we'll be here to help restore your smile and provide the dental care you require.
How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?
The first thing you need to do is figure out what you're searching for. For instance, if you want to find a highly recommended dentist, a good starting point is to search on Google for "dentist near me" and take a look at the reviews. Most patients aim to find an office with an excellent team, a wide range of services, acceptance of insurance, and a focus on cleanliness. If all of these things are on your checklist, then your search ends here because Dr. Lam would be thrilled to be your trusted dentist!
What to Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?
We understand you may be concerned about the cost of visiting our practice. However, we offer several ways to help you save! You can sign up for our in-house membership plan, which gives you access to preventive dental care for the entire year at a low cost. Additionally, we offer flexible financing through CareCredit.
Keep in mind that the overall cost of your dental care largely depends on how well you prioritize preventive care. Visiting us every six months will allow us to detect oral health issues in their early stages and prevent them from progressing further. Believe it or not, every dollar you invest in preventive care can save you plenty of money on cosmetic and restorative treatments over time. So, focusing on prevention not only helps maintain your oral health but also proves to be a cost-effective approach in the long run.
What Level of Education Is Required to be a Dentist?
In the United States, all dentists must have either a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) degree. They must complete a bachelor's degree (usually with high grades in math and science courses) as a prerequisite for acceptance into dental school. Dental school itself typically lasts for three years and combines both classroom instruction and hands-on learning. However, some dentists may choose to pursue further specialization by completing an additional three or more years of training in one of the twelve recognized areas by the American Dental Association. It's also important to note that all dentists are mandated to participate in ongoing continuing education to ensure their skills and knowledge stay up-to-date and to maintain their professional license.
You’ll find our dental office at 1800 SW 152nd St, #202, near the corner of 18th Ave SW. Along with having a great view of nearby Lake Burien, we are less than five minutes west of 509 and 518, so we’re easy to get to! To learn a little more about our area and get directions, click the nearby map.