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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Address

5615 Valley Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98424

Phone

(253) 922-6822

Hours

Monday - Thursday
7am - 4pm

Dr. Keith Phillips

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

  • My experience was very positive. My hygienist was very informative of every thing she was doing and gave me positive feedback on my dental care. Office staff was helpful in determining my insurance coverage for future dental needs.
    Dalinda C
    Tacoma
  • You are the best. I feel very fortunate to have such awesome dental care providers!
    Grace
    Puyallup
  • Very nice, first visit and scared of dental work. Made me comfortable and very thorough.
    Allen L
    Tacoma
  • Everyone very professional and kind. Took time to read information that was requested on forms prior to visit.
    Patricia S
    Tacoma
  • 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!
    Sandy
    Seattle
  • I was very nervous but the Dentist and staff were very kind, patient, and considerate of my comfort.
    Deidre M
    Tacoma
  • Dr. Phillips and his staff are very caring and professional. They take the time to get to know you and answer all your questions. Would highly recommend.
    Crystal W
    Tacoma
  • I was afraid to go into the dentist because of taking Covid 19 precautions but Distinctive dentistry took such great safety measures that I felt safe. This office is the best!
    Barbara C
    Tacoma
  • Very pleased with care taken in spite of Covid restrictions. My teeth feel clean again! Glad to get back on a regular schedule. I would recommend you to anyone but most friends in Lakewood and hate the freeway so they probably would not go to Fife.
    Jean J
    Tacoma
  • Check-in, cleaning, and Dr.’s visit went smoothly.
    Jerilyn H
    Tacoma
  • Excellent care.
    Mari P
    Tacoma
  • I always love coming to see Jeanine. She is a wonderful hygienist, plus a Dear Person. I come away with refreshed dental hygiene plus a happy feeling in my heart because she has such a wonderful outlook on life and she is such a pleasant person to be around.
    Pamela K P
    Tacoma
  • We have referred two different people to Dr. Phillips and they are very happy we did so.
    Jim L
    Tacoma
  • My visits to Distinctive Dentistry are always an event I look forward to. Dr Phillips and his crew are outstanding! From the greeting at the door to the experienced knowledgeable staff at the desks and technicians assisting Dr. Phillips. All are caring confident and professional!!! I can’t thank them all enough for all that they do for so many!!!!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • Everyone is so nice and pleasant.
    Gwen A
    Tacoma
  • Always a good experience.
    Jeffrey M N
    Tacoma
  • My experience each visit over long period of time is beyond excellent. I’ve had some challenges, many challenges with regard to needs for my teeth. Dr. Phillips is nothing short of a true scientist… in his evaluation of the need, his expertise and consultation with regard to his recommendation for a patient. But… his keen sense of the patient is so understanding and considerate, he is patient and above all a true perfectionist and that is what all patients should expect and basically demand. Dr. Keith Phillips is above and beyond the very best in his profession.
    Jean C
    Tacoma
  • Everyone is so kind and helpful and patient.
    Suzanne S
    Tacoma
  • My experience was great! The only complaint was that the mouth-rinse I was asked to use before starting left an unpleasant taste in my mouth for about 48 hours afterward. Thank you all for your kindness, courtesy and expertise.
    George M W
    Tacoma
  • Warm & friendly staff efficiently provide excellent care in a pleasant environment.
    Eric S
    Tacoma
  • Everyone was great as usual.
    Pamela D O
    Tacoma
  • Very professional staff and Dr. Phillips is the very best.
    Larry O
    Tacoma
  • Cannot say even one negative thing. I’m glad we found this place!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • They were careful to make sure there was no chance of infection. As always, they are cheerful and helpful.
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • From the minute I walked into the Dentist office until I left the whole staff made me feel like I was the only one there. Thank you!
    Doreen M
    Tacoma
  • I love Jeanine, staff and Dr Phillips. I always feel VERY cared for and have a comfortable experience. Even with COVID procedures. Thank you all so much.
    Lisa L
    Tacoma
  • A long time problem area is now pain free. Thanks!
    Carl S
    Tacoma
  • They do amazing work, Very professional.
    Polo V
    Tacoma
  • Same as always, perfect.
    Rosie B
    Tacoma
  • Dr. Phillips and staff are very friendly and professional in how they take care of their clients.
    Ric R
    Tacoma
  • The office has made adjustments for COVID 19 to be as safe as possible. Always professional.
    Noreen B
    Tacoma
  • I’ve been going here for years! Love everyone at this office! They are thorough, and fun!
    Cathryn C
    Tacoma
  • As usual, everything was very professionally done and well. Thank you.
    Nancy S
    Tacoma
  • Always a wonderful, friendly, happy experience! I know I am being well taken care of. Extremely professional and great communication.
    Karen K
    Tacoma
  • Dr Keith Phillips & staff are pleasant & make you feel comfortable & relaxed.
    Iris K
    Tacoma
  • Very pleasant teeth cleaning experience!
    Rebecca D
    Tacoma
  • Staff is always so friendly. I have bad anxiety when going to the dentist and they put me at ease with how delicate they are when working on me. They always make me feel like they care about me. And the place is spic and span!
    Erika D
    Tacoma
  • I have only had my teeth cleaned so far. I liked having the same hygienist for every visit at my old dentist but I am not sure that is the policy here as I have had different ones. I would like more information from the dentist when he does the exam so I know if there are problem areas, pocket depths etc so I can improve my care.
    Joan D
    Tacoma
  • Thorough and friendly and careful to ensure that I was always comfortable.
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • Very comfortable with my appt considering the current situation. Appreciated the extra precaution taken with my calling into the office upon arrival & waiting in my car until Jeanine was ready for me.
    Linda T
    Tacoma
  • Best dentist office I’ve ever been to.
    Brian O
    Tacoma
  • Great staff and experience!
    Craig C
    Tacoma
  • Efficient, friendly, helpful. Followed covid protocol. I have gone there for years and have confidence in their professionalism and skills.
    Jodee K
    Tacoma
  • Always such a special time. I am in such loving and the highest standard of professional dental care. I am forever grateful for such excellence.. Thank you.
    Pam B
    Tacoma
  • For over 25 years I have been a client here. I trust them for their expertise!
    Karen L W
    Tacoma
  • Made sure I comfortable and understood my options.
    Virginia F
    Tacoma
  • Excellent and professional. Office is is very nice and comfortable. My hygienist Janine and Dr Phillips are terrific! And admin staff are super nice and professional.
    William S
    Tacoma
  • Dr. Phillips and his staff are so welcoming and compassionate. I immediately felt at ease and comfortable after meeting Dr. Phillips. He listened to my concerns and unease with what my future choices in treatment were. He explained several options in language I could understand and gave me recommendations that I felt comfortable with.
    Cindy F
    Tacoma
  • Helpful and professional. They know what they are doing.
    Stephen K
    Tacoma
  • We have been patients there for many years and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else even though we live 4 hours away. Dr. Phillips and his team are gracious. friendly, fun, thorough and professional. I know I will always get the absolute best in care.
    Kathleen F
    Tacoma
  • Top flight dentistry and wonderful people! My hygienist, Jeanine, made the experience so comfortable. Definitely a 5 star office!
    Kathleen S
    Tacoma
  • Thanks for being one of the most caring dental office and staff I have ever been to, and I have been to quite a few. You are all great.
    Lana
    Auburn
  • Love this dental office.
    Jakob G
    Tacoma
  • Very professional staff.
    Harry T
    Tacoma
  • GREAT JOB, I tell everyone.
    Coleen F
    Tacoma
  • 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
    Michele
    Renton
  • Went for my hygiene appointment with a little concern because of Covid. Wow! This office is spot on to infectious control. Temp check on arrival, masks,they have patients wait in car etc. please continue your dental health appointments during this scare unknown time. Use Dr Phillips with full confidence!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • I’ve been going here for 30 years. Although the Dentist has changed over this time, the staff remains outstanding. Wouldn’t think of going elsewhere.
    David M W
    Tacoma
  • Always excellent service by the whole team.
    Kimberly R
    Tacoma
  • My visit was perfect. Dr. Phillips gave me all the partial bridge information I needed to go to the next step if I choose to. What also impressed me was how professional and friendly the staff was and the style of the office. Very nice. Thanks!
    Kathy W
    Tacoma
  • Jeanine is awesome and my teeth feel nice and clean again!
    Carolyn F
    Tacoma
  • 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!…
    Karen
    Federal Way
  • I was treated with respect and listened to over issues with my teeth and gums. Different means were discussed to provide relief and treatment for ongoing conditions. Distinctive Dentistry is willing to work with me on making sure I understand the options, costs and long term care. I look forward to my next appointment.
    Richard G
    Tacoma
  • I’ve been a patient here for almost 10 years. Wouldn’t go anywhere else! They are great!
    Sunshine N
    Tacoma
  • Thorough, extremely professional.
    Gary J
    Tacoma
  • My experience was great. It has been great every time I’ve been there. Very clean office. Very professional and friendly staff.
    David S
    Tacoma
  • Made it really easy to get in during this time of CoVid and made it professional of what they had to do and ask of me to keep everyone safe.
    Kirsten C
    Tacoma
  • Always a pleasant experience at Distinctive Dentistry. They’re always attentive and make whatever procedure they need to perform both professional and easy, not something that’s easy to do.
    Richard A. H
    Tacoma
  • Staff is incredibly friendly and attentive, the cleanings and dental work are always thorough and they communicate very efficiently!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • I appreciated the extra work Dr. Phillips did on the three teeth with issues.
    Denis D
    Tacoma
  • Great dentistry.
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • I woke up with an abrupt pain in the back molar on the lower right jaw. I called Distinctive Dentistry because my wife had previously seen Dr. Phillips. I was able to see Dr. Phillips the same day. The staff were professional and helpful and followed rigorous Covid-19 protocols, which was very reassuring given the close quarters in which dental procedures are performed. An exam with two X-rays identified the problem (a root infection). Antibiotics were prescribed and a referral made to a root canal specialist. Dr. Phillips and his staff were skillful, gentle, and kept for informed about what they were doing and what they were finding. Very reassuring care. I highly recommend Distinctive Dentistry.
    Bruce C
    Tacoma
  • I always receive above average, even excellent care. This time I had a different hygienist and though she was very nice and pleasant to work with, I didn’t feel she was as competent as the one I usually have. She was almost half and hour late, and I felt she rushed through the cleaning. My teeth are very close together, and it seemed she was almost afraid to floss, doing it the way I have been told not to do, just snapping it between the teeth and not going down to the gum on both sides of them.
    Janet D N
    Tacoma
  • I have consistently received excellent, truly amazing quality of care from my dental hygienist, Jeanine, and Dr. Phillips. They are gentle, relaxed, professional, kind, and exceed my expectations. Their commitment to prevention and their meticulous care to avoid Covid risk is a great relief and reassurance to me. They have taught me how to care for my teeth and gums so that I rarely have problems any more. However, they are always vigilant and thorough in X-ray, examination, and monitoring by oral health to catch any minor problems early. I cannot imagine better dental care and I am grateful.
    James T
    Tacoma
  • Very good experience!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • I Love going to Dr.Phillips office he is the best so pleasant as are all the assistant’s they all make you feel so comfortable!! They all all excellent!
    Barbara O
    Tacoma
  • Felt well protected from coronavirus.
    Donald R
    Tacoma
  • Advance contact and confirmation of safety and disinfection procedures reassured me about returning to the dentist during covid. My dental appointment had almost no wait with easy social distancing. Everyone was masked and they took my temperature when I arrived. My hygienist was masked and used a transparent shield when working on me. They had me gargle with peroxide solution before starting dental cleaning. They had a new high flow air ventilation devoice. As always, they were gentle, professional, friendly and thorough. Janine and Dr. Phillips are superb clinicians with great sensitivity to the needs of their patients. It was great to see them, even if behind their masks.
    James T
    Tacoma
  • My visit was great, Dr Phillips answered all my questions and put me at ease. All my visits have been the same, l have a phobia of dentist but not with Dr Phillips and staff are excellent. Thank you, patty beam.
    Patricia B
    Tacoma
  • Very kind hygienist and dentist. I always feel well taken care of.
    Wendi M
    Tacoma
  • No other dentist can compare.
    Joseph F
    Tacoma
  • I appreciate the professionalism at distinctive dentistry. My dental Needs are always met.
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • First rate care as always!
    Mike W
    Tacoma
  • Really nice people! Will no more after my first cleaning with them!
    Kathy C
    Tacoma
  • Fast ,professional and friendly service. I will recommend them to everyone.
    James M
    Tacoma
  • As always the staff at distinctive dentistry was very professional. They took care of my general needs.
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • Especially during these Covid times , I have never felt safer going to a doctor’s office, Particularly a dentist! the care and precautions that are taken to protect patients as well as workers is INCREDIBLE! Bonus ….great clean teeth and healthy mouth!
    Teresa E
    Tacoma
  • Staff was very professional. Everything was accomplished with the utmost safety protocols in place.
    Julie D S
    Tacoma
  • Many thanks, Jeanine, for your expertise and commitment to my dental health. You rock!
    Pat M
    Tacoma
  • I think I’ve been coming here for 12 years now. Regardless, I will continue to both recommend this practice as well as continue to be a patient until I no longer have any teeth or until Dr. Phillips retires, whichever comes first. I am more comfortable in this office than any dental office I’ve ever been in. Every member of the staff are kind, gentle, friendly, comforting and I can tell everyone genuinely cares about me and my health.
    Kurt L
    Tacoma
  • As always an awesome visit.
    Deborah R
    Tacoma
  • With the new COVID-19 protocol rules in place, with my mask on, I was met at the dental office front door by my hygienist. She then took my temperature and and asked me to use a bit of hand sanitizer which I did. She then escorted me to her chair. She was extremely careful, in all respects, to protect me and to protect her. The overall visit was exceptional.
    Gary P
    Tacoma
  • Leaving for vacation the next day and Doc made sure the new crown would not give me any problems. Thank you all is good!
    April F
    Tacoma
  • 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.
    Seattle
  • They just don’t get any better than Dr. Phillips and his team. Thorough, professional, compassionate, fun.
    Terrance F
    Tacoma
  • Great service by Jeanine. I have sensitive teeth and all check-ups/cleanings are always comfortable, thorough and pain free! Jeanine noticed a spot on my tongue that I did not see, nor would I have if she hadn’t found it. I will keep an eye on this condition now that I know it’s there. Thank you, Jeanine, for your thoroughness, kindness and extreme professionalism. Dr. Phillips is also amazing. All office staff are so helpful and friendly. I love Distinctive Dentistry and would highly recommend this office to anyone! Best dentist I have EVER been to in my entire life, and I’ve been around awhile, folks.
    Nowell D
    Tacoma
  • Everything about the visit was great. Friendly staff, lots of smiles, and the proceedures they’ve implemented arount COVID are straight forward, make perfect sense, and are easy to work with. Dr. Phillips is a pro and to the point but still easy to chat with. He took the time to make sure I was comfortable. I was there for an evaluation and had a written estimate in hand before leaving. A GREAT experience.
    Scott L
    Tacoma
  • The staff and doctor are well prepared and friendly. They answer any questions and make me feel they have done a good job.
    Delbert H E
    Tacoma
  • My last dentist, I saw for 40 years…I’ll see this dentist for 40 yrs.
    David J
    Tacoma
  • That was the best cleaning I’ve ever had!
    Ian
    Renton
  • Good doc.
    Vincent M
    Tacoma
  • They have a professional team that treats you wonderful.
    Polo V
    Tacoma
  • I was very pleased with the procedure. It was easier than I had anticipated. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Dr. Phillips is exceptional. Thanks you all.
    Donna T
    Tacoma
  • I am amazed… Dr Keith is an artist at what he creates….And loves his profession.
    Michael R
    Tacoma
  • My husband and I are delighted with the professionalism and expertise of Dr Phillips and this team. Our smiles are beautiful and healthy. Thank you for the best experience ever.
    Stephanie M
    Tacoma
  • Everything was great.
    Pamela D O
    Tacoma
  • Abby isn’t Jeanne, but she’s a wonderful substitute. My second time with her, and both were great.
    Lawrence S
    Tacoma
  • Excellent … now have both uppers and lowers. Spendy but worth it. Believe my health has improved by getting rid of my old teeth.
    John H
    Tacoma
  • Excellent!
    Anonymous
    Tacoma
  • I’m very impressed with the Covid-19 protocols that are in place. I felt comfortable being there. Everyone is friendly and helpful, although there was a mixup with my appointment. Will always go there!
    Alma B
    Tacoma
  • Always a great atmosphere & dental assistant Janean is the best. Glad to see everyone again. Very professional intro to re-opening!
    Gregory T
    Tacoma
  • During these trying time I felt that the office took all necessary and required measure to assure my safe visit.
    Jim P
    Tacoma
  • Everyone in the office is kind and professional. My smile looks great!
    Kathleen S
    Tacoma
  • Quick and efficient.
    David W
    Tacoma
  • Jeanine was, as usual, meticulously thorough, offered helpful information and suggestions and was warmly welcoming. She followed all best practices recommendations in terms of COVID protocols and responded to questions willingly. Support staff were likewise friendly and welcoming. A most positive experience.
    Sheila A
    TACOMA
  • I was surprised to find that everyone at Distinctive Dentistry was not only prepared to welcome patients safely, but that it was so smooth. Excellent work to everyone involved. And, Thanks so much for your diligence.
    Russell L
    Tacoma
  • They have procedures for dealing with the pandemic and I felt very comfortable with the procedures. I have been coming to this office for over forty years and would expect nothing less.
    Robert S
    Tacoma
  • This is an excellent dental practice! I have been a patient since 2001 and have never had a bad experience. Everyone there is friendly, compassionate and uber-competent. Highly recommend.
    Grace K
    Tacoma
  • Dr. Phillips and his staff are very caring and professional. They take the time to get to know you and answer all your questions. Would highly recommend.
    Crystal W
    Tacoma
  • Most Professional and friendly staff around. And caring dentist. And one of the few small private practices left around not a clinic that nobody knows who you are when you arrive.
    Wayne C
    Tacoma
  • Teeth cleaning experience good. I’d like few notifications of my upcoming g appointment. I don’t need email, phone call, voice message and text message. A text message is good enough. Thanks
    Donna L
    Tacoma
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