Dr Christine Shigaki leads this office. I have been going for over 5 years and they have helped me learn to take terrific care of my teeth. I am not a big fan of going to the dentist, but have become comfortable with a frequent schedule of cleanings in order to stay ahead of cavities. Dr Shigaki’s team practice the highest standards and the latest technologies in order to assure patient’s comfort and well-being. They are also very kind and caring people. I cannot stress enough how much this office has helped me with my dental care, which is fundamental to one’s overall care.
Dr. Shigaki is possibly one of the best dentists to treat me. She is a continual learner, and she brings that curiosity to her practice. I was sent to her by my physical therapist, so our focus was quite specialized and Dr. Shigaki was a wonderful complement to that therapy. Her staff is really incredibly welcoming and kind. The overall vibe of the practice is warm and friendly. I would absolutely go to her for general dental hygiene and check up. I also found parking to be incredibly easy to find. Overall 10 out of 10. Or in this case, 5 out of 5.
I have been going to Belltown Dental for 10 years. Christine Shigaki and her team are the definition of excellence in health care. I have trauma from going to other dentists who did not listen to me when I was in pain or shamed me for neglecting my teeth during my twenties. This office transformed my relationship to dentistry and gum care. Christine and her team care about the whole person. They are supportive in helping you navigate the insurance and coverage maze and have a nice insurance plan you can use if coverage is dismal on your plan. It’s also clear that Dr Shigaki treats everyone in her office with respect and values interactions with people even when things are stressful or busy. I could go on and on. I don’t like going to the dentist and the team makes the experience so much less painful. I truly feel cared for when I go.
Dr Shigaki and her office is one of the best dental offices I’ve been to. They make sure that you understand everything before they do anything. Other offices have tried to speak over your head as if reading from a note card and assume you won’t know what they’re talking about. Cleanings are very thorough and you leave feeling like they really took their time and meticulously cleaned you up. Everyone is very friendly and you never feel like you’re being rushed. I like the layout with lots of natural light. Very comfortable chairs because you need them. I need to be relaxed when someone has power tools in my mouth. I’ll continue to come back again and again.
I’ve been going to Belltown Dental since it opened in 2003. Truth be told, my sister used to work here as a hygienist so when she left her previous job, I followed her to Belltown Dental. That’s why I started coming to BD but that’s not why I stayed. Christine is all about preventive care. She will see a potential issue in its early stages, develop a plan to address it and the issue either goes away or becomes very small. THIS is how our health care system should function. She also treats me like family. I thought it was because of my sister but I have come to find she treats ALL of her patients this way. The whole Belltown Dental team does this. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but Christine and the Belltown Dental team makes it so so much easier.
Dr. Christina and her staff pay alot of attention to detail. We have plans, goals etc and look into every issue. Teeth are healthier since regularly seeing her.
Belltown dental offers some of the best dental care I have ever received! Dr Christine Shigaki and her team were very thorough in understanding my dental past and worked diligently with me to build a plan to address both short term and long term goals. As others have mentioned they do a great job educating on best practice for daily care and I always walked out of the office with some new methods to try. I’m most proud of the fact that I significantly reduced gum inflammation as this is an issue I’d dealt with for years, but Christine and her team took care of it.
Please note that while Belltown Dental offers great service they do come at a price. Be sure to discuss if you’re a good fit for their practice.
Grateful for the accommodating, personal, top-notch care from Dr. Christine Shigaki and her staff at this trendy, up-to-date office in Belltown. Everyone is personable and caring. That’s why I’ve been a patient for nearly 20 years.
This is hands down the best dental experience EVER!!!!!!!
Dr. Shigaki, Joie and Leigh Anne are AWESOME!! Everyone is so friendly. They uses great practices to clean your teeth. I have very thin enamel and cleaning can be very painful for me, but not here. They are gentle and my teeth are the cleanest they have ever felt. The old saying, “you get what you pay for” applies to Belltown Dental. They are not the cheapest but they are the best! I know she hasn’t raised her prices in a long time, which I appreciate. But you honestly can’t go wrong going to Belltown Dental.
Another plus is Dr. Shigaki doesn’t get her dental implants for outside the US like most dentist. I’m so afraid of metals coming from China going in my mouth that could contain some unhealthy products and I don’t have to worry that anything Dr. Shigaki puts in my mouth will be dangerous.
Wow, I’ve been going here for a little over three years now. Everyone that works there is extremely nice and helpful. Always on time. I’ve never had to wait for an appointment (when I was on time). The staff is very knowledgeable and thorough. I’ll continue to go here for many years. It’s also just a few block from my office…so I hope my office doesn’t decide to move. I appreciate the time and the care they take with me and I know you’ll have he same results.
As a dentist, I know a lot of dentists. And out of everybody, Dr Christine Shigaki is who I trust with my own teeth. If you want top notch, state of the art dental care you couldn’t ask for the better dental home than Belltown Dental.
People find it odd that I look forward to visiting the dentist but I do and that’s only because Dr. Shigaki and her team are absolutely great! Very clean office, friendly staff and how they treat their patients is a big plus! They remind me of my previous dentist in by having a more gentle approach to patient treatment instead of making me feel bad about the situation and really try to work with me to figure out what’s going on with my teeth and looking at different health factors (as opposed to making me feel bad). Plus the location is great too – lots of street parking available. Not really sure of bus-routes but it’s not too far a walk from the bus tunnel.
The only thing I wish they did is play music to take the edge of being at the dentist (but this may be because I was spoiled by my previous dentist played who played upbeat tunes – not elevator muzak).