Dr. Marie Durflinger expands dental practice

April 7, 2010
Dentist celebrates award and new eastside family practice, Bella Dental Care, with complimentary whitening for new patients.

BELLEVUE, Washington--Dr. Marie Durflinger has been selected the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area's Top Dentist by Seattle Metropolitan magazine in 2009 and 2010.

To celebrate the second consecutive award and the opening of a second location, Bella Dental Care in Bellevue, Dr. Durflinger is offering new patients who schedule a comprehensive exam full-mouth X-rays and an initial cleaning.

This service, a $400 value, will be complimentary and will use custom-made bleaching trays. This special, obligation-free promotion is also offered to new patients at Auburn Family Dental, Dr. Durlinger's practice of 13 years.

Dr. Durflinger's career in dentistry began in 1983 when she graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in dental hygiene. After practicing dental hygiene for eight years, she earned a DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 1995. Since then has since completed a mentorship with Dr. John C. Kois at the Center for Creating Restorative Excellence in Seattle, a postgraduate advanced dental learning center.

In 2004, Dental Economics magazine selected Auburn Family Dental as an Office of the Month and featured it on the cover.

About the honor, William M. Allen, PhD, said: "I have visited hundreds of offices of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry alumni ... I was impressed with Marie and her office and have cited it when talking with other dentists ... I feel the ambiance of an office is indicative of the quality of the dental work ... Marie has set the standard for harmoniously combining personality, ambiance and dental specialty."

Bella Dental Care is spa-like in atmosphere. While offering technology and advanced techniques in affordable cosmetic dentistry, the practice's surroundings and amenities are designed to make patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Features include free Wi-Fi, comfort blankets, warm neck pillows and massage chairs, lighting, CD headphones, and aromatherapy.

"Many people are fearful about dental visits and the cost associated with them, so I try to make their experience as calming and comfortable as possible," said Dr. Durflinger.

"Oftentimes, we segment individual treatment plans, making it affordable for each patient to complete their dental needs. We listen to our patients because communication is the key for success."

Services at Bella Dental Care range from basic to dental exams to full cosmetic restoration.

Dr. Durflinger is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle Dental Study Club, and King County Dental Society.

For more information, visit Bella Dental Care.

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