Issaquah, WA Dentist
Get to know
Dr. Ron Sherman
Who is Dr. Ron Sherman? For over 33 years now, I’ve been a dentist serving this Issaquah location, with one consistent staff, and where I am the ONLY general dentist caring for my dental patients and their unique needs, no exceptions! If you’re looking for a different answer, a more personal answer than the usual spiel, I’d love to go into more detail about my philosophy and approach to oral healthcare.
What is Your Life Like Outside of the Dental Office?
I plan on working as a dentist for at LEAST another decade, and my profession happily remains my life. If you really want to know who Dr. Ron is separate from that, though, I’ll share. I have two sons who have recently finished college, as well as four dogs. Being with my loved ones is a priority, whether I’m spending time with the pups or golfing with my sons! Some of my other favorite hobbies include traveling, enjoying good food with amazing people, and watching football.
What Sets You Apart from Other Dentists?
Simply put, I am who you read about in my reviews. I wear my heart on my sleeves and will go out of my way to make sure everybody leaves my dental office super pleased. I give my personal cellphone number to everybody, not just emergencies – it’s for questions, concerns, or even if you just need to chat! After this many years, my patients are my friends, my young patients are like my children, and my older patients are like my parents. My staff knows that I have one simple request of them each day, and that is to go out of their way to please each and every person who visits.
I’ve never made a dental recommendation to a patient that I wouldn’t to my own family members. I’ve often changed my treatment plan to a restoration that is more conservative and less expensive when possible, and I never want to do more than what is necessary. If a procedure turns out to be more involved than expected, I’ll sit with you, explain your outcomes, and make sure that you understand the expected outcomes. You deserve the right to choose your own treatment! This core value has allowed me to sleep well every night of my career.
I also always make sure that each of my patients receive a tailored treatment plan that is specific to their needs and desires. All options are laid out on paper, from the best option all the way down to “doing nothing.” It’s your life, and your wallet, and your personal priority. My job is to educate you about the pros and cons of all options, with everything accounted for on paper. Once I’ve answered your questions and advised you on timelines, it’s up to you if and when you’d like to begin! As I’ve said for years and years, “Teeth are not heart valves.” If you have a heart problem, it needs to be fixed. If you have a tooth problem, you can probably fix it on your own terms. Nobody is dying from a tooth problem.
All 462+ reviews that we’ve received are always available for you to read, including the few from people who thought we could have done better. It’s important to me that you know that. In fact, I’d love it if you would take 10-20 minutes and read some of them. I’ve worked every day for 33 years so far to deserve those reviews. Picking a dentist is trickier than ever these days, with corporations buying out dental offices at an alarming rate. I am and will remain a solo practitioner, old-fashioned in what and how I recommend treatment but completely modern when it comes to using the latest and greatest materials, techniques, and procedures!
What Kind of Dental Education Do You Have?
I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Pittsburgh. Since finishing dental school, I have constantly sought ways of further expanding my knowledge and skills. By staying current on the latest research, as well as new techniques and technologies, I’ve been better able to identify the options that benefit my patients in their dental care and their overall wellbeing!