“We love what we do and the care we provide is a reflection of our enthusiasm and commitment to the well being and happiness of our patients”- Dr. Chris Pickel, Dentist at North Seattle Dental It’s not just because of his dental skills that Dr. Chris Pickel is consistently voted as one of the top cosmetic and family dentists in Seattle (link to http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2015/1/2/top-dentists-2015 It’s also because he makes his patients feel comfortable, at ease, and he builds long lasting relationships with them. It doesn’t hurt either that he brings a good sense of humor too. “I try to make dental visits seem like they are non-dental visits by bringing some levity into my patients’ appointments to lighten the moment,” he says.What does Dr. Chris Pickel find most rewarding as a dentist at North Seattle Dental? The relationships he has with his patients. For him, it’s all about taking the time to listen to his patients and helping them make informed decisions about their dental health. “It’s fun getting to know them on many levels,” says Dr. Pickel. “And they pay us the ultimate compliment by joining our family and granting us the privilege of caring for them and their family.” (Add some personal info…when he’s not fighting cavities, or straightening teeth, you’ll find Dr. Pickel hiking or catching a uw football game, etc….info about hobbies, why he got into dentistry, a mentor, etc.) Education: University of Washington School of Dentistry 1988, Bachelors in Zoology 1982. 950+ hours post graduate training in comprehensive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Awards: Mentor, Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education; Seattle Magazine’s Best of 2007 (Best Cosmetic Dentist); Seattle Magazine’s Top Dentists 2006; Best Dentists in America, 2004; America’s Top Dentists, 2003. Memberships: American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association (Member of multiple boards), Seattle King County Dental Society (Past President), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Pierre Fauchard Academy. Volunteer Activities: Seattle King County Dental Society, NW Kidney Center and King County Project Access program providing free care to patients awaiting transplants. MusiCares: MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for people in the music industry in times of need. We provide reduced fee services for those who qualify through this organization.