Extraordinary Skill, Superior Service

When you visit Distinctive Dentistry in Tacoma, Washington, you will experience our “Patients as Family” philosophy. Quite simply, we treat our patients as we’d like to be treated.

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About Us

Welcome to Distinctive Dentistry

We strive to build lifelong relationships. That means we welcome. We listen. We care. We work as a team to provide comprehensive dental exams, coordinate your care, and take the time needed to understand your concerns and attend to your comfort. Our team truly sees beyond the "patient" to the "person." See the locations we serve.

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Our Services

Are you looking for a modern, full-service dental office in Tacoma, WA? If your answer is yes, you are in precisely the right place!

Restorative Dentistry

Rediscover Your Smile’s Former Glory

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Dental Technology

The Latest And Greatest For Smile Health And Beauty

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Aesthetic Dentistry

Help Your Smile Reflect Your Inner Beauty

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Sedation Dentistry

Major Procedures, Without The Pain

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5615 Valley Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98424


(253) 922-6822


Monday - Thursday
7am - 4pm

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Keith Phillips

Dr. Keith Phillips received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and is also credentialed in IV Sedation Dentistry. A Prosthodontist is an expert in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Phillips is one of the few Prosthodontists in Washington who is Board Certified, achieved by  successfully completing a series of rigorous exams administered by the American  Board of Prosthodontics.

Meet the Doctor

  • Thanks for being one of the most caring dental office and staff I have eve been to, and I have been to quite a few. You are all great.
  • It was super sweet of you to deliver my night guard to me at work. That was customer service above & beyond the call of duty! I am appreciative of the great dentistry & excellence you and your team deliver!…
    Federal Way
  • The customer service is great. The people that work on my mouth are very friendly. I’ve been going there for a while, at least a good seven or eight years, so we can laugh, talk, and joke. It’s very comfortable. It’s a great place to go. They’re very knowledgeable with what they do. They care about the patients first. It’s a very warm place to be with very friendly people. I highly recommend them…
    Larry E.
  • Everyone who is associated with this office is WONDERFUL. Not only are they true professionals, always up-to-date on the newest dental procedures, medicines, and cavity prevention – but they are truly kind and caring people
  • That was the best cleaning I’ve ever had!
  • You are the best. I feel very fortunate to have such awesome dental care providers!
  • You guys are the best Dental Office I’ve ever been to! The front office staff is so friendly and were willing to go the extra mile to help me out. I have to take a long bus ride to get to the office, but it’s worth it! The dental staff is attentive, gentle, and even entertaining! They talk to you before and after your dentist arrives and even engage you while they work so you know everything they’re working on as they do it. They were so gentle I could’ve fallen asleep getting my tooth drilled! I’m so happy to have you for my dental! Keep doing what you do best!
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  • Temporary Crowns

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  • Ceramic Porcelain Dental Crowns

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Distinctive Dentistry accepts most insurance and is a preferred provider with Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental, Aetna, Assurant, LifeMap, Regence and Premera

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