I grew up in Wenatchee, Washington where my family had originally established Mills Bros. Men's Clothing Store in 1906. With a deep sense of community and family legacy, at an early age I decided I wanted to follow my father's footsteps and become a dentist. Raised as a proud 3rd generation Washington Husky the choice was clear and I began my eight years of enjoying games from the student section and pursuing my education at UW. During this time I met my wife Blair, who grew up in Athens, Georgia but realized that "Real Dawgs Wear Purple".
Following graduation from dental school, I decided to seek further training, focused toward my interest in surgical procedures, specifically dental implants. This desire to be able to provide the best care for my patients took me to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital. Here I had the incredibly rewarding experience of providing state of the art, comprehensive dental care for our veterans.
After spending my first two years in dental practice in San Francisco, my wife and I decided we were ready to put down roots in Washington. I feel blessed to come to work each day at Swanson Dental. A place with the same family legacy and sense of community that initially attracted me to the profession. It is an honor to work in a place that stresses quality and patient care above all. The results of this 50+ years of striving for perfection is evident as I meet generations of families who have been cared for by Dr. Richard and Kris Swanson.
I do not take lightly the trust placed in me by my patients, but also by the Swanson family to carry on their legacy of premier patient care.