OUR SMILE MAKEOVERS
See actual smile makeovers crafted by Dr. Karen McNeill, a cosmetic dentist serving the Redmond, Seattle, and Bellevue areas.
GORGEOUS SMILE TRANSFORMATIONS
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All photos are actual patients of Dr. Karen McNeill, a respected cosmetic dentist in Redmond, WA. She provides several advanced cosmetic dentistry services for the Redmond, Seattle, and Bellevue areas. Some of our services include smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and more. Learn more on our cosmetic dentistry page.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT COSMETIC DENTIST
A smile makeover is a decision you can't take lightly. Be sure you're considering these 10 factors when choosing a cosmetic dentist in Redmond, Bellevue, and Seattle.
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FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill has extensive experience and has created countless beautiful, life-changing smiles.
Each and every tooth relates to the patient’s facial characteristics to ensure each element of the overall design functions cohesively. As a result, each smile will be created characteristically unique and perfectly suited to the individual patient. Most importantly, the dentist should have the ability to understand the individual preferences of each and every patient to be able to interpret and perfectly create the dream smile the patient had envisioned for himself or herself.
FYI – As a true industry leader in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Karen McNeill has pursued cosmetic dentistry with artistic integrity. She relishes in the “artistry” of creating a beautiful smile. Dr. McNeill coined the phrase “Smile Artistry” over 10 years ago, long before the term “Smile Artistry” became relevant to dentistry. Her focus has been and continues to be creating beautiful smiles with artistic integrity, transforming the lives of her patients forever.
FYI – With the advent of computers and the digital age, dental instruments have changed radically in the last 20 years. Gone is the day of the surgical scalpel, replaced by the laser tissue removal instrument, which is far less invasive. Since inception, we continue to invest in the latest laser and digital equipment. This commitment has earned Dr. McNeill’s office a reputation from local media for having the latest technology and most progressive dental treatments.
FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill has integrity that will never compromise any aspect of smile creation. She is meticulous and a perfectionist, only utilizing the finest materials and equipment throughout.
FYI – We have a large gallery of real patient photos so you can view and compare different smile designs. Also, these photos will help you to communicate and determine how you would like your own dream smile to look.
FYI – We work with an exclusive lab that produces only the finest elite cosmetic veneers and other materials.
Do you know that various educational levels of post-doctorate cosmetic dentistry are currently not recognized by most states (including WA)? Clear distinctions between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry have yet to be defined and regulated. This means any dentist can practice cosmetic dentistry. As frightening as this may sound, it is currently up to the patient to inquire about his/her dentist’s level of advanced cosmetic training and experience.
Here’s what you should know: First, attending a respected university with a top doctorate program is key to establishing a good foundation in General Dentistry. However, universities and colleges are not geared for advanced Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Neuromuscular Dentistry. Post-doctorate cosmetic training must be sought at one of the few advanced training facilities located around the country. This is a large commitment for most dentists, as it usually entails out-of-state travel on a regular basis over many years.
As we know it, advanced cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry training is a relatively new phenomenon. Over the last 20 years, schools for post-doctorate cosmetic education have either sprouted up or fragmented. This may account for many dentists having received advanced training from an array of sources. Since 1995, LVI Global has been steadfast in its growth and has emerged as having the most comprehensive program for post-doctorate dental education in the world. It has grown into a 62,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nowadays, dentists travel from out-of-state and worldwide to attend LVI Global. It is significant if your dentist has attended.
In addition, it is recommended that your dentist has completed all advanced courses at LVI (not just some) and is deemed a ‘LVI Global Graduate’ having earned full accreditation. A LVI Graduate shows that your dentist has made the most comprehensive commitment to the pursuit of advanced cosmetic and reconstructive dental training.
In addition to being a LVI Global Graduate, your dentist should be a member of the following support associations. These organizations provide seminars and additional testing for dentists to test their knowledge and ability soundly.
- LVI Global – Advanced Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry (Graduate – Full Accreditation)
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry ( AACD )
- The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry ( AAED )
- The American Society for Dental Aesthetics ( ASDA )
FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The University of Washington. She ‘has completed all courses in post-doctorate advanced dentistry from LVI Global and is deemed an ‘LVI Global Graduate’. This includes all training in Advanced Cosmetic, Advanced Reconstructive and Neuromuscular Dentistry from LVI Global. In addition, she is a member of all of the organizations listed and a Sustaining Member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
If you are having any cosmetic dentistry performed, a cosmetic dentist trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry should be chosen. NMD should be combined with Advanced Reconstructive Dentistry and Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry. Your dentist should have completed advanced training in all three areas. This will ensure your dentist has the training and necessary knowledge of the complexities involved in cosmetic dentistry.
FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill is highly trained in all three areas of advanced dentistry (Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, Neuromuscular Dentistry, and Advanced Reconstructive Dentistry). This combination of advanced training has provided her with the extensive knowledge and understanding to perform complex cosmetic dentistry.
FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill understands the importance of great patient/doctor communication. She will want to get to know YOU to learn all your characteristic likes and dislikes. Dr. Karen McNeill thrives on open patient communication throughout the process while guiding you in making the appropriate aesthetic decisions. This is all part of the design process to help create your dream smile.
- Advanced cosmetic training.
- A vast wealth of hands-on experience in cosmetic dentistry.
- An eye for artistry.
- The highest grade of materials and equipment.
Each of these variables should be scrutinized when considering a cosmetic dentist. Be very skeptical if you are quoted less than the prevailing experienced cosmetic dentists in the area. Cosmetic dentistry is not something you want to compromise on.
FYI – Dr. Karen McNeill is highly trained in all three areas of advanced dentistry – Neuromuscular Dentistry, Advanced Reconstructive Dentistry, and Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry. Her experience is immeasurable, having created countless dream smiles. She is celebrated for her virtuosity in artistic smile design. Only the highest grade of materials and the latest state-of-the-art equipment are used. In sum, you may not be famous or a star, but you will certainly look and feel like one with your new dream smile.
IN THE MEDIA
Dr. McNeill is recognized throughout the community for her advanced dentistry and has even appeared in local media.
‘‘Dr. Karen McNeill is in the top 1% of highly trained dentists nationwide. She is undoubtedly one of the premier dentists in the Northwest.’’
- Dr. William Blatchford, international renowned author on dental practice solutions