Dr. Pavinee Chotiwannaporn
AN EXPERIENCED AND COMPASSIONATE CLINICIAN
Dr. Pavinee practiced General Dentistry in her native Thailand starting in 2005 before pursuing advanced education in the United States. She earned a certificate in Graduate Operative Dentistry and an MSc in Prosthodontic Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry, then went on to complete an Aesthetic and Implant Fellowship at Louisiana University School of Dentistry. She also had comprehensive training in Parenteral Moderate Sedation with both Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.
She has over a decade of experience as a doctor of dental surgery and is known for her enthusiastic, highly personable approach to patient care.
Best Performance award, Indiana University Dental School John F. Johnston Prosthodontic Society
I Lester Furnas Graduate Prosthodontics Award for academic excellence
American Board of Operative Dentistry, board-eligible
American Board of Prosthodontics, board-eligible
Fluent in English and Thai
Member: American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Washington State Dental Association, Snohomish County Dental Society.
Former Clinical Faculty member: Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Other: International lecturer, in practice since 2005
ON THE LEADING EDGE OF PROSTHODONTIC TREATMENT
Dr. Pavinee has intensive training in oral surgery, prosthodontics, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry with particular focus on fixed and implant-retained dental prostheses. She has delivered presentations to professional organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, and Indiana. Dr. Pavinee is especially interested in high-tech materials and technologies, and how they can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan to create the most beautiful and natural-looking results.
A WORLD-CLASS CAREER AND EDUCATION
After receiving her DDS degree from Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Pavinee practiced general dentistry at some of Thailand’s leading hospitals. Eager to learn more about the rapidly-advancing field of prosthodontics, she came to the U.S. to continue her education. Her studies and continuing education have included some of the most cutting-edge approaches in prosthodontics, and she brings this knowledge to her practice at Seattle Specialty Dentistry.
DDS: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
MSc: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Fellowship: Aesthetic and Implant fellowship, Louisiana State University
Certification: Operative Dentistry and Moderate IV sedation
Advanced Training Cosmetic dentistry, CAD/CAM guided implant surgery techniques, emerging technologies in dental implant surgery and aesthetics restoration, prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, advanced soft tissue and bone grafting surgical procedures, TMJ, laser dentistry, dental porcelain, dental laboratory procedures.
I went to Seattle Specialty Dentistry in hopes of receiving consultation on dental implants and restorative work. They were kind, helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in my cosmetic goals. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a personable prosthodontist with above-average patient care.
I continue to receive good professional and friendly care when visiting this Dentist office.
Always a pleasure. Everyone greets you with a sincere love of their jobs, and a warm welcome. And that goes for everyone. That coupled with the dental skills that is brimming from everyone that works there literally makes you look forward to getting more work done. It is why I eat sugar. Just so I might get the pleasure of having another filling put in by them. Ok I might have stretched that a little far but this place is a class act for real.
This office is efficient and comprehensive in its approach to dentistry.
I arrived early for my appointment and was seen promptly. The treatment was provided efficiently and with great care for my comfort. I had opportunity to talk about my concerns for the future care. Excellent experience overall. Thank you!
A good experience.
My most recent visit this time was for routine cleaning and a dental exam. The staff and Dr. Chotiwannaporn are professional, timely, and friendly - no complaints. No wait time, although I always choose a first AM visit - So maybe no surprise in terms of this. Dr. Chotiwannaporn has within the last 12 months done 1 crown in my mouth. I experienced no soreness or sense of ill-fit after the procedure. It was like having my original tooth back. So, yes... I'll continue to use this dental practice myself and recommend it to others.
Consistently professional and thorough cleaning. Always a welcoming and friendly environment. Debbie takes detail, including history as a client, into account and genuinely cares for me. Always prompt, seldom a wait. If there is a wait it is only a few minutes.
I've been a patient here for more than 15 years and I can not say enough about their high-quality care. The office is impeccably clean. The view of downtown Seattle is amazing and relaxing. The staff is professional, courteous, efficient and very accommodating. Though my hygienist has recently retired, others have stepped in to continue her gentle, yet thorough cleaning. It seems they only hire the best. Bravo, and thank you Seattle Specialty Dentistry.
I had a quarterly cleaning and exam. The person who performed the cleaning was gentle and professional and efficient.
Excellent in all areas! My dental hygienist was very gentle and did an amazing job cleaning my teeth.
I went to this office for a second opinion. The price was higher here but the quality of the office was so outstanding that I will be going here. I need 6 crowns, so the extensive treatment needed a staff with extensive experience and expertise.
I am very happy with the result, but I do not write reviews.
I have been a patient for two decades and always have received excellent care.
You guys ROCK!!
I always have anxiety when I’m going through dental procedures. Deep cleaning is one of those procedures that I dread and get anxious days before my appointment. I was pleasantly surprised by the service that I received and walked away with a pleasant experience. Now I am not dreading my next deep cleaning appointment as long as I have the same person doing it :).
I had a great experience yesterday at the Specialty Dentistry. My dentest Dr Pavinee is very kind and thorough. Casey did a great job cleaning my teeth. Team was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you for your great service."
Dr. Pavinee is amazing. I have been a patient for over 30 years. It was hard losing Dr. Bryant but at least I know I am in great hands. Dr. Pavinee is so sweet and kind. She is great with bite issues. The whole office is amazing. I highly recommend!
I come for cleaning and routine check up. What still brings me to the office after (my DR with the golden hands) left DR. Junge was DR Bryant. He left us also, my other angel Cathy retired. What I have left? is Casey. Casey is my first angel at this office, who help me to get this Mercedes on my mouth. Yes, I said Mercedes, because I have full mouth of implants and gorges teeth. Casey help me a lot, after backing up two times, she help me to make the correct decision and to be happy with the reconstruction of my teeth/ mouth. I want to thank Debbie my hygienist, who helps me keep my teeth clean and teach me one think or two how to stay on the top of thinks with my teeth. I love this office, I truly do. I meet DR. Pavinee and I am hoping I will keep the relation going like I had with DR, Junge and DR Bryan. Thank you Casey again for help me to keep smiling. You all have a busy and wonderful summer and I will see you again in November.
1 month ago
I've been coming here for almost 8 years for all of my dental needs including cleaning, cosmetic fillings, and implants. The entire staff is dedicated to the health and well-being of their clients, with top notch hygienists, modern equipment, and a spotless office.
I felt very at home right when i entered the door. I have a teeth grinding problem and have been discouraged by other dentists in the past making me feel like there was nothing i could do to save my smile. My experience at Seattle Specialty was very different. I was given positive feedback in regards to the health of my teeth and the whole care team was awesome. Even the x-rays were more comfortable than those i've received at every other dentist. You can tell the team here really cares about their patients. Highly recommend.
Excellent care. Everyone was very professional and really went over and beyond for a great dental experience!
Warm, professional, and painless experience.
First of all, Seattle Specialty Dentistry, does extraordinary dental work. A good dentist can be hard to find and these folks are exceptional. They also make their patients feel like family in the best possible way. They are friendly, patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!!!!!
They have been wonderful for over 20 years.
First rate care, such as I and other members of my family (mother, husband, and son) have received going on for many (can it be thirty?) years now.
The new hygienist was very thorough cleaning my teeth. She was very friendly and I felt comfortable while the procedure was being done. The doctor was very caring and I can tell that she knows my teeth history.
I always receive top notch care at Seattle Specialty Dentistry. Today I saw Casey their new hygienist and found her to be very thorough. After the preliminary check, she identified two areas of concern in my mouth that I hadn't even mentioned yet. I was impressed. She did a super job removing plaque and making my teeth extra smooth. Plus, she is a treat to talk to. SSD for the win!
Strange thing to say but the conversation and experience was really nice. Don't think I have ever said that about going to the dentist before.
I have always had a positive experience at Seattle Special Dentistry. Debbie is a wonderful hygienist. Thorough, professional and always making sure I’m comfortable. The entire staff is wonderful and they all make a visit to the dentist a very pleasant experience.
I have some tricky dental issues and the team here is just excellent.
Very organized and professional
My new hygienist, Casey, was gentle and thorough with my cleaning. This is such a wonderful office. I look forward to my visits.
Debbie understands my anxiety about dentists. She take good, gentle care of me and only calls for backup when I have something develop that she determines needs extra care. Do NOT ever let her retire! Jay
It’s always a pleasure to have my teeth cleaned and examined. The whole staff is professional and very helpful with all my dental needs. Thanks Debbie and Casey you always Have had the best advise and care!
I have been going to this office for over 30 years and they just keep exceeding their own exceptional standards. I cracked a tooth. They fit me in right away and took care of it. I can’t say enough great about their whole team!
Without exception, the professional care I receive at Seattle Specialty Dentistry is superior. Let's face it, few love visiting a dental office. But here, the atmosphere is relaxing from the moment I step in. I always receive a friendly and courteous reception. The office is warm, not sterile. Today's visit was to the hygienist - again, friendly, polite, professional, painless. The dentist stepped in to review my X-rays; again, friendly & professional demeanor. No immediate care required; I'll return in 6 months.
I have difficult teeth and today I had a cleaning from a new hygienist who was delightful, professional, and superbly skilled. I've been coming here for years and it's like this every time. Not one twinge ever. All of the hygienists here are amazing. I used to have to have novocain shots to have my teeth cleaned but I've never needed that here. They're highly skilled and up to date on all the latest ways to make this easier. They're fun to talk to too! Really lovely people. I've also had crowns made and that went wonderfully too. They felt like my own teeth right from the beginning and are still in great shape years later. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. I would never consider going anywhere else.
Just had my semi-annual dental cleaning and checkup. As always, for the last 30 years, service is great and staff are super professional and friendly. Thank you so much!
Fortunately, I have only needed every-6-month cleanings for a long time. Debbie is gentle and thorough.
The service was great and the dentist has been really knowledgeable, artistic, and hard-working. I am happy with the work the doctor did and now I have beautiful smile. I highly recommend dr pevanee a Seattl Specialty
Great service. Genuinely nice people is all they employ. Dr. Bryant was great, a neighbor and close friend. New doc whose name I cannot pronounce or spell is as good as Ron and he had very high standards. She is even as nice as he was which is a high bar.
Everyone at Seattle Specialty Dentistry is very professional, friendly, and efficient. They care about any discomfort or fears you may have during dental procedures, and they explain everything they are doing while working on your teeth. Highly recommended!
Traditionally, dental appointments have been my least favorite activity that I could imagine. Since finding Seattle Specialty Dentistry, I can say that it's been a much easier process both during the procedures and the follow up with the office staff for billing. Since I have used conscious sedation, I'm left with very little memory of the actual work being done, and that is perfect for me. My only regret is I am not able to remember the wonderful people as much as I would like who make my time there as comfortable as possible.
the medical staff in the specialty dentistry is very helpful. The medical staff is very competent
Everyone was very nice and my new filling was completed in rapid time!
I copied the 'suggestion' because it rang true; I am very pleased with yesterday's service! I want to say that after Joan left and with Dr. Bryant's death, I was apprehensive about the service I would receive moving forward. They had been my Dentist and Assistant for ~ 30 years! But I was pleasantly surprised by the care that I have received. I have had three different hygienists & Dr. Pavinee work on me since, and I agree with Ron when he said that he left us "in good hands". The front office staff always makes sure that I have appointments at the right time, and have always worked with me when my busy schedule forces me to cancel, and look for another opportunity to come in on short notice. Two of my adult children have come back to have their dental needs cared for by this dental group. I will continue to allow you to provide excellent service to me and my family; thanks to all of you!
Kelly did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth. She was very kind and personal. I would love to have her work with me again on my next cleaning. My appointment that followed my cleaning was for a bridge. All three of the people that worked with me were very kind and patient. I would have liked it if they would have been explaining to me what it was they were doing as the work was being done or letting me know what was coming up. Overall I had a good experience with the staff. The people at the front desk were very friendly, kind and helpful!
Above and beyond is an understatement in describing the attention given patients by lovely staff, hygienists and dentist in this cheerful office. Dr. Pavinee clearly is continuing the fine tradition of Dr. Bryant.
Staff was extremely efficient and accommodating for my first visit.
Had a minor tooth emergency and it was handled promptly and very professionally
wonderful dentist office. Everybody is very friendly
Thank you so much for the help with my teeth! I am dealing with brain cancer and have enhanced pain on the right side of my face. Seattle speciality dentistry made sure I was pain free, and took their time. They dint rush, like other dentist, they took their time with me all the while making sure I’m pain free.
Excellent treatment from reception to technicians and doctor.
I am a new patient and received excellent treatment/service during my initial visit.
My first time with Dr. Pavinee; I have done implants and a full bridge replacement with Dr. Bryant prior to his recent passing. Dr.'s manner was warm and efficient. I believe she did a solid job replacing the old silver filling with resin composite; however its a back molar so may need to go step further and do a crown in near future-- those are expensive!
Excellent care and work.
I have been going to this dental office for many years and it is always extremely professional and highly skilled.They keep up with the newest and most Innovative procedures in an effort to provide their clients the best that is out there The staff at the front desk are so cheerful and polite.
The thoroughness of the staff today was tops. That includes the dentist, the hygienist and the office manager.
I have been a patient of Dr. Pavinee only for about 6 months, but so far she has exceeded all of my expectations with respect to treatment, communication, and kindness. Her dental assistant Kayla and the support staff have also been great. Thus far she has replaced a crown, filled 2 cavities, and performed an evaluation for the placement of several implants. She is gentle and skilled. In addition, she takes the time to provide in-depth answers to my questions. Although previous dentists have urged me to brush in the morning (in addition to my routine of brushing at bedtime), it never became my habit. But for some reason, Dr. Pavinee's admonitions about oral bacteria have sunk in, and I have added an additional daytime brushing.
Lisa does an amazing job at cleaning and is so personable. I love visiting her and everyone at the office!
Dr. Pavinee is gentle, professional and an excellent dentist. I highly recommend her and the team at Seattle Specialty Dentistry. I transitioned over to her after we lost Dr. Bryant. I believe he chose her very carefully when he added her to his practice and I'm so glad he did. We miss Dr. Bryant but we are in very, very good hands with Dr. Pavinee.
I have had problems with my teeth all my life and have had a lot of work done in a lot of places. Your doctor and other staff are the best that I have encountered in terms of preparation, manner with and concern for patient, and up-to-date facility. My husband also had some beautiful restoration work done here. And I am confident that I will be very pleased when mine is finished. Thank you.
Debbie does such a great job! I hope you will recognize and commend her as a valued member of your staff. Thank you so much!
Seattle Specialty Dentistry always provides me with great dental care and advice. I have been a patient of theirs for around 6 years and can't imagine changing. I drive from Snohomish County for my appointments and it is well worth my time.
Always the best staff and service.
Dr. Pavinni is very kind and very good at her work. I highly recommend her.
Have been a patient of this firm for many years. Today’s visit was quick, thorough, professional and comforting. Business continuity is excellent over the years.
Lisa is very precise and professional!
The team at Seattle Specialty Dentistry is simply the best. I have been a happy patient for 15 years. Prior I was very anxious about dental work, not any more. I always feel confident and comfortable in their warmth and care. I highly recommend the practice.
Wonderful people and excellent service. I love this place.
Debbie is a terrific dental hygienist. She did a great job of cleaning my teeth. She told me each thing she was doing and made sure I was comfortable. I hope she can always clean my teeth. She is also a delightful person.
Excellent experience as always
Lisa was amazing! Gentle but thorough cleaning. The whole staff is very professional and Dr. Pavineee is awesome. Love this place! 5 star service!
Lisa did an outstanding job of cleaning my teeth. She is engaging and easy to understand when explaining dental work. I know this sounds crazy but I enjoyed my dental appointment!
Fit me in for problem that popped up and took great care in addressing the issue. Dr. Bryant was not in so I saw Dr. Pavinee who is just as fabulous as Dr Bryant.
Huge thank you to Dr Alvarado and his team for doing an exceptional job with the crown on my front tooth. They took great care to make sure I was happy with the shape, the shade, the position of crown. They took the time to explain the procedure in detail and overall made me feel they always had my best interest in mind. I really felt that my satisfaction was their priority at all times. I'm glad I chose them for my dental work. I finally have a beautiful smile, I only wished I went to them earlier!Read More
I always enjoy going to see Lisa. She is very genuine and kind in her contacts. She and the whole staff are awesome. If you're afraid of going to the dentist office as I was, they'll all make your experience pleasant. Trust me, it won't be as bad as you think.Read More
The staff are very competent and sweet! The Dentist was super informative about my options. He didn’t just skim over me, he actually LOOKED at my bite and teeth thoroughly! I felt like I was a VIP patient, or a member of his own family...and this was just a complimentary consultation! I’ve thought that I’ve seen great dentists in the past, but after my consult here, I know what exceptional care truly feels like. Thank you Seattle Specialty Dentistry!Read More
I have found everyone working at Seattle Specialty Dentistry extremely caring and professional at all times. I trust their judgment in terms of my dental needs, and I have always been more than satisfied with the dental work they have performed.Read More
It's always been a pleasure for me whenever I go for service. I am always treated well and taken good care of.
Thanks again for a great time job!Read More
All staff, assistants and dentists are very helpful and informative. I just had a double crown with a temporary cap that is much better than my original teeth; I can’t wait to get the permanent caps. Dr. Pavinee and her assistant were so synchronised and efficient.Read More
Specialty Dentistry, are the best. Office Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable dealing with Insurance Matters. Dental Hygienist are specialist. Those I have had the good fortune to work with are Excellent.
I recommend the dentist without hesitation. They are well trained and compassionate. The office is well/ equipped with the latest equipment. The office staff is professional and welcoming.Read More
Everyone is kind and professional. The dentistry is outstanding!Read More
Confidence in the staff. I’ve been a patient for 25 years. That says it all.Read More
This office truly cares about their clients! I have been coming here for 34 years and even though it is now a bit of a "hike" to get here, I will be loyal to the people who have earned it so well!Read More
After my dental visits with Dr. Pavinee, I reassure myself she is the Dentist I want to do my dental work. She is calm, thorough, trustworthy, thoughtful, patient and a kind practitioner, the type of dentist I expect and like.
Lydia, at the front desk, has been very accommodating and understanding in making my appointments.Read More
Very skilled and hospitable!Read More
It’s a great office, very professional. Alex did a super job on my cleaning!!!Read More
I’ve always had a good experience at Seattle Specialty Dentistry!Read More
Lisa is a very skillful hygienist. Both she and office staff were very appropriate about Covid precautions.Read More
I’m a new patient dealing the Trials of healthcare during CoVid 19
Dr and staff very friendly and professional, teeth cleaning was very good . I’m so glad they can get open and I advise the Mayor Of Seattle to start protecting business and their Patrons as it was frightful walking 2 blocks to Nordstrom building .
I had a dental emergency with a broken tooth. Dr P was able to see me asap and provide a fix. Staff was amazing. Felt very safe despite covid situation - clinic has implemented great prevention controls. Would recommend Dr P to anyone who is looking for a dentist in the Seattle area.Read More
I’ve been going to Seattle Specialty Dentistry for many years. The dentists and team are a wonderful group of people. They provide exceptional care and service. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. They’ve taken COVID-19 very serious and are taking extraordinary measures to ensure their patients and staff are protected and safe. Thank you all and be well!Read More
Just awesome! Great staff and a fantastic procedure.Read More
Debbie cleaned my teeth efficiently, effectively and is most pleasant!Read More
There have been many changes with Seattle specialty dentistry but I do have to say today is experience was just awesome the new doctor is fantastic the hygienist that I had Casey was very good and very gentle. Change is always difficult but it was a good experienceRead More
Debbie beat me up a bit but she did a great job on my teethRead More
Everyone is great, friendly and welcoming.Read More
We have been patients here since a friend recommended them to us upon moving here in 2004. We are both dental-phobes but Dr. Bryant, my hygienist Debbie, and all of the staff have been friendly, kind, and compassionate, always. Just met Dr. Pavinee this week and I liked her immediately! I go for preventive care every 3 months so I need to be comfortable with my dental “team” and this group is truly the best. I’ve had a couple of crowns and I needed to be referred out to someone for a root canal...their specialty services are top-notch and so is anyone they need to refer to. I sometimes dislike driving into the city for a dental appointment but any time I’ve even thought about finding a different dentist for convenience I can’t bring myself to do it. It’s worth the drive to be under the care of the best team. We love Seattle Specialty Dentistry.Read More
Dr. Pavinee and her assistant Trang worked miracles on my teeth.
Dr. Pavinee really cares, listens, researches, and produces absolutely beautiful results.... Read More
Most wonderful dentist I've ever had. Trustworthy and super sharp, Dr Pavinee knows what she's doing. Highly recommend. Read More
As someone who has experienced dental trauma at other dental practices (that made me fearful of getting any work done ever again), I am HAPPY to endorse... Read More