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Quil Ceda Happy Dental opens in Tulalip


January 3, 2018 | View PDF

Christopher Andersson

Local officials and Quil Ceda Happy Dental employees cut the ribbon to the new dental office located in Tulalip. From left, Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce member Renae James, Dr. Eric Greenhalgh, Tulalip Vice-Chairwoman Teri Gobin, office manager Tracy Wilson, Chamber President Jesica Stickles, and dental assistants Jazmin Olivares and Dana Holland.

New Tulalip dentistry office Quil Ceda Happy Dental held their grand opening on Dec. 13.

Doctors Christine Chen, Mike Hsieh and Eric Greenhalgh are taking over the office at 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite M, Tulalip, from previous owners.

"We provide complete dental care for the entire family," said Tracy Wilson, office manager for the dentistry.

Those services include implants, surgery and denture care, she said.

The office also provides "limited orthodontic treatment" said Wilson, as one of their doctors can provide that service.

Wilson said that customers like their office because "we have fun, but we're professional at the same time."

All the staff and doctors are also a part of the local community, she said.

"We have a lot of ties to the community," said Wilson. "Everyone who works here is local, which I think is beneficial."

Quil Ceda Happy Dental also accepts more dental plans than most offices, said employee Vicki Martinez.

"We accept all dental plans. I know some dental offices will pick and choose which plans they'll accept based on who pays more, but in our case we accept all the plans," she said.

Martinez said that the number of different demographics from their doctors and staff helps to communicate with all patients.

"This practice is kind of in the hub of different demographics," said Martinez.

Martinez personally speaks Spanish.

"I know some offices when you call them they're not able to communicate promptly," she said.

Their doctors also help to create a "friendly and calming atmosphere," said Martinez.

"A lot of patients have that white coat syndrome. As soon as they walk through the door they think needles, they think drilling, they think loud sounds, and I think they're a bit surprised," Martinez said.

She said the staff understands those with anxieties.

Wilson said that Dr. Greenhalgh is very gentle and kind with the patients. "I can attest to that with personal experience."

The office also has a personal quiet room, "for patients who have severe dental anxiety or want that privacy," said Martinez.

Martinez hopes that locals realize that Quil Ceda Happy Dental is a new office with new doctors.

"I know we're dealing with a bad reputation from the past because we did purchase this from a previous dentist," she said.

"We really want to be put back on the map to say 'hey, we're all new staff, an all new program,'" she said.

Quil Ceda Happy Dental is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information about the office call 360-659-1149.


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