Finding the right dentist can be a challenge, but your search time will be over if you start with Hopkins & Shin Family and Sedation Dentistry at 2748 Milton Way. Dr. Dennis G. Hopkins, DDS, Dr. Bowman Y. Shin, DMD, and their warm and caring team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, pain-free and anxiety-free care you’re looking for. Just a look through online reviews says it all: “I have a very high fear of dentistry, and after finding out more about Sedation Dentistry with Hopkins and Shin family dentistry, I felt a bit more comfortable and was able to get all of my dental work completed at one appointment,” wrote one reviewer. “Everyone in the office was very professional and courteous. My comfort and satisfaction seemed to be their main priority. I will recommend their services to anyone who needs great dental care,” wrote another.
Hopkins & Shin Dentistry applies a gentle approach with state-of-the-art technologies, offering oral sedation for those patients who normally avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety. This can include nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation in pill form, such as Valium and Halcion, to dull the senses. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterward. Patients can receive treatment for root canals, extractions, crown and bridge as well as basic restoration, cosmetic and orthodontics using the Invisalign approach (the clear alternative to braces). Hopkins & Shin also offers relief for snoring and life-threatening sleep apnea. Using an alternative to the CPAP mask, those who cannot wear, or don’t like to wear, the traditional mask while sleeping can find relief with an intraoral appliance that has been successful in many patients.
“As dentists, foremost, we want to help people; doing so in a comfortable and caring manner is our goal,” says Dr. Hopkins, a University of Washington alumnus (“Go Huskies!”). Dr. Hopkins grew up in the area, graduating from Fife High School and having his practice in Milton since 1994. “It’s so rewarding to watch our patients grow up with us then return with their young families,” he said. Dr. Shin attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate studies and attended Northwestern University Dental School and Nova Southeastern Dental School where he received his dental degree in 2000.
Hopkins & Shin Dentistry offers a very broad range of services as well as appointments six days a week and evening hours – and seniors receive a 5 percent discount. Emergency patients are accepted but appointments are preferred for complete treatments.