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Why You Should

Choose Us as Your Dental Provider

We might be a little biased, but we think there are an infinite number of reasons as to why we stand out above the rest. Whether it's our friendly and experienced staff, fun and personal office environment, low fees, or the quality of care we provide that leads you to us, we are thrilled to have you as a patient. New to the office? Contact our New Patient Coordinator to get started or call us at 425.391.4964.

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No lectures, no guilt.

Mission Statement 

To fulfill our mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to your needs
  • Earning your trust
  • Quality care
  • Providing affordable dental care
  • Making you feel comfortable
  • Prioritizing your dental needs
  • Serving as your choice dentist for children

A Look Into the Top

10 Reasons to choose us!


No Lectures. No Guilt.

When Dr. Sherman opened his practice 25 years...


No Lectures. No Guilt.

When Dr. Sherman opened his practice 25 years ago he made a decision to be different in many ways than a typical dentist. He promised to never lecture a patient or make them feel shameful about their oral hygiene habits or the condition of their teeth.

Dr. Sherman understands that the best chance of having a patient ‘turn over a new leaf’ and dedicate themselves to practicing better habits of dental care, is to make them feel good about being in our office. When that happens we can help our patients look forward to their next visit instead of worrying about their prior habits.

We all want to do better, be healthier, and save our hard earned dollars. Sometimes we just need somebody to show us the way, to be our cheerleader, and to recognize our efforts. At First Impressions Dental Care we strive to be the support system you need. We are the caretakers you can count on to celebrate even the tiniest of victories with your oral health. Our team will make it a point to use positive feedback instead of negative criticisms to help get you started.

In our front office there is a sign that has been on our wall since the day we opened our doors. It is our promise to our patients and it reads, “No lectures; No guilt. In our office, you will never be lectured for any bad habits concerning your oral health of the past. If you haven’t flossed that much, then you are normal! Our job is to help make you a smarter dental patient moving forward.”


Staff Retention

Staff retention says a lot about a dentist and...


Staff Retention

Staff retention says a lot about a dentist and their practice. That’s because quality employees typically don’t work at mediocre practices. Quality personnel demand perfection so they can be proud of the work and environment that they attach their names to.

What makes maintaining quality personnel even more critical is that it’s this staff that patients will see most frequently. If you are receiving quality care from your dentist, you will notice that you see them less and less frequently over the years. This is the way it should work as your oral health improves.

Sure, you might enjoy Dr. Sherman as your dentist, but it’s the rest of the staff that you will truly love – The hygienist you’ve grown to know over the years or the team that helps you schedule, answers your insurance questions, goes to bat for you, and becomes like family. It’s this team/family that we are exceptionally proud of at First Impressions Dental Care.

The number of years our team has been with the practice tells you three very important things about our practice and about our doctors:
• We perform quality technical dentistry.
• Our doctors are committed to retaining the best personnel dentistry has to offer our patients.
• Our doctors believe that our patients deserve the best, and you’ll see this belief come to life in the talent of the team working with you, whether it’s answering your questions on the phone to performing complex procedures in your mouth.


Patient Satisfaction

We believe our practice wins ‘Best of...


Patient Satisfaction

We believe our practice wins ‘Best of Issaquah’ year after year because of our dedication to our patients’ satisfaction. We work to accommodate your schedules and keep our fees low to make dentistry affordable. Plus, we promise to do everything in our power to make you happy with our services. If it breaks, we'll fix it. If you are unhappy with any of our services, we’ll refund your money.

We know that happy patients will feel good about recommending our practice to family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. As your satisfaction grows, so does our practice. It’s a “win-win” proposition.


Affordable Fees

For 25 years, Dr. Sherman has placed an emphasis on...


Affordable Fees

For 25 years, Dr. Sherman has placed an emphasis on maintaining his reputation as an affordable dentist. We make it possible for all of our patients to say “yes” when we make recommendations to improve their dental health. We want you to make good dental decisions; decisions that don’t have to impact the bottom line of your personal financial state.

Our pricing model has worked for 25 years. Rest assured, we will help you figure out a way to make your treatment affordable, without breaking your piggy bank!


Your Comfort

Your comfort level is a critical component for you to...


Your Comfort

Your comfort level is a critical component for you to have a positive experience within our practice.

One thing you won’t find here is a “paraffin wax dip or pedicure treatment” during your appointments with us. If that is crucial for your comfort, we have excellent dentists available for referral. But, rest assured, you will pay the price for those services.

We believe that the facility itself has to radiate comfort first and foremost. And, at First Impressions Dental Care, our office does exactly that. Please take a virtual tour of our office to see for yourself. From the in-room televisions, free Wi-Fi and heated massage chairs, to the beautiful fish tanks, coffee and beverage bar, and our anesthetic techniques that are unparalleled, we have you covered!

Beyond these little things, the element that we believe contributes most to a patient’s comfort level is that they’ll see the same faces here year after year. It’s the years of experience our team has that will truly make your visit with us so comfortable. All of our dental assistants and hygienists have a minimum of nine years of experience.

But, ultimately, the most comfortable part of your visit just might be paying the bill because of our affordable fees.

So, even though you won’t find personal masseuses, you’ll find a beautiful facility, familiar faces, extensive experience, and affordable fees that you can count on to guarantee your comfort!


No Pain

We’re going to let you in on a little secret, one...


No Pain

We’re going to let you in on a little secret, one that really puts the pressure squarely on your dental team. Are you ready? Whether or not you feel pain in the dental chair is completely dependent on the competency and talents of the practitioner. It has nothing to do with you. It’s all about the person giving the injection.

Have you ever been told after multiple injections and you still feel the dentist work that you are “hard to numb”? Well, with the exception of patients who are missing multiple back teeth, everybody should become numb from one injection.

In our practice we pride ourselves on the ability to give painless injections. A big reason for this is because of our hygienist, Laurie. She has 15 years of experience, 10 of which she has spent with First Impressions Dental Care. She has an impressive knowledge of how bony landmarks should feel (our target points) and she delivers the most painless injections. But, more importantly, she never misses her target so our patients never feel a thing! She’s incredible, and is here full time in case you ever need her.

So, don’t ever be told again that “you’re hard to numb”. There’s a dental office right here in Issaquah/Sammamish that excels above the rest in ensuring your comfort when you are in the dental chair. We relish in the opportunity to prove it to you. We promise no pain here in our office.


High Tech

You want high-tech? We have high-tech! We’ve made...


High Tech

You want high-tech? We have high-tech! We’ve made it a priority in our practice to offer the most high-tech devices to our patients.

This starts by using the latest devices to ensure the tools we put in your mouth are always free of germs and bacteria. Our practice has maintained a perfect record with the Washington State Health Department for 25 years thanks to the lengths our doctors go to provide the latest in sterilization control. You can feel confident that we are battling every last germ we can destroy.

Another exciting technological development is that we take all impressions digitally, thus no more “goopy” impressions. And, beginning July 2015 we will open our own in-house dental lab complete with one of the most well respected ceramists in our area to return your finished crowns and bridges in just two days. And, the materials will be fabricated with the latest digital milling machines known to dentistry. By cutting out the “middle man” and owning our own machines, we can lower our prices even further to our existing patient-base.

Additionally, we make sure to take digital x-rays with the lowest amounts of radiation. Whenever possible, we avoid radiation completely by using intraoral cameras to demonstrate what we’re seeing and explain recommended treatment.

We are as current as current could be, but we are as “wise as wise could be” in choosing what technology is best for our patients’ needs.


Same Day Dentistry

Despite our already large practice, we grew tired of not...


Same Day Dentistry

Despite our already large practice, we grew tired of not being able to accommodate our patients' request to have all of their treatment needs completed in the same day. To maintain customer satisfaction we went back to the drawing board and expanded our practice by adding three dental operatories.

We designed a space large enough so that we can complete all of your dental care needs in the same day as your routine cleaning. We keep two operatories open all day with a fully licensed dental assistant team equipped to help at any time. 

At First Impressions Dental Care we know how valuable your time is. Make an appointment today with our team today so we can get all of your oral needs handled, and get you back to your busy life!


Preferred Provider

You could be the best dentist in the world and employ a...


Preferred Provider

You could be the best dentist in the world and employ a top-notch team, but that doesn’t mean anything if the practice doesn’t accept a patient’s insurance.

That’s why we are a preferred provider with nearly all insurance carriers including:
• Washington Dental Service – Premier and PPO
• Aetna PPO
• Regence
• Premera
• Cigna PPO
• United Healthcare
• MetLife
• United Concordia
• Guardian
• Assurant
• Principal
• Ameritas
• Humana

If you are a cash patient, we’d be happy to answer your questions about our low fees. We want to do everything in our power to ensure you receive the dental care you need without breaking the bank.


One-Stop Dentistry

Something that makes our practice unique is that...


One-Stop Dentistry

Something that makes our practice unique is that you can have nearly all of your dental work completed right here within our walls. 

First Impressions offers multiple services, such as, orthodontic care, oral surgery, root canals, implants, and periodontics. By offering multiple services at our practice we save our patients from having to make multiple appointments. About 90 percent of this work can be completed right in our office. In the event Dr. Ron feels your particular case would be better handled by a specialist, he will provide you with a trusted referral in Issaquah, Sammamish, or surrounding areas.

Saving you time and money is our number one priority. We invite you to stay with us for all of your dental health and treatment needs to make use of the wide variety of services that we offer here at First Impressions Dental Care.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Great dental work and service here. I moved away from Issaquah and have tried a couple new dentists over the past few years due to traffic logistics, but I went back to First Impressions today - they still cared......"

Sarah K. - July 2014, Yelp Read Full Review