Phil J. Etheredge, DDS
I am blessed as a dentist to be able to contribute in some small way to the well-being of people. My goal is to provide patients with the highest standards of dental care and comfort. Our experienced staff make patients feel safe, cared for, and part of our practice family.
I value relationships now more than ever. It’s what keeps me excited about going to work every day. Our community of patients is like an extended family.
I grew up in Anacortes, Washington. In 1981, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Puget Sound. In 1985, I graduated with a DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
I have been married to my wife, Julie, since 1984. Julie works for Medical Teams International, a humanitarian outreach organization. Her two passions are her family and her volunteer work in dog rescue. She has volunteered with Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Julie and I have three children, Lindsay, Nicholas, and Maria and one grandson, James. Like all grandparents, our love for this little man knows no bounds. He is a joy in our life and a marvelous blessing to our entire family. I’ve had a lifelong love of tennis and could be considered slightly addicted! I am a long-suffering Mariners fan and hope to watch them in the World Series at some point in my life! In our free time, Julie and I love spending quality time with family and friends. We attend Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic church in Woodinville.
In the Community
It is very important to me to live out my personal values both in my work and in the way I spend my time outside of the office. I’ve been involved with Medical Teams International since 1996. Medical Teams is an organization that provides medical and dental services to communities suffering from disaster, conflict, and poverty. Medical Teams has facilitated my dental missions to Central America. I’ve also had an opportunity to volunteer locally on Medical Teams’ mobile dental van. The mobile dental van provides dentistry to low-income folks who don’t have access to care.
I’ve had the privilege of directing a summer program called Micah 6:8 Tennis and Social Justice Camp. It is one of my proudest accomplishments. I merged three of my passions: tennis, social justice, and working with young people. Some of the topics the kids learned about were the environment, food and hunger, homelessness, and living in simplicity. At our office we have also been able to mentor many young adults as they seek a career in dentistry.
The dental profession is a wonderful career because of the continuing education in a vast array of subjects. We are fortunate to have the University of Washington, a top ranked dental school, so nearby. I have enjoyed taking post-graduate coursework and I’m grateful for access to such high-quality instruction.
In the last few years I have taken classes in diet and nutrition, dental erosion, sleep apnea and sleep medicine, implantology, CAD/CAM dentistry, medical emergencies in the dental office, periodontology, and conscious sedation.
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Washington State Dental Association
- American Dental Association