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Ballard Modern Dentistry
Jessica Raber, DMD
Seattle, WA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

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Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Gina G. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Raber is the most genuine, kind, personable, gentle and caring dentist I’ve ever seen. I first found her after having recently moved; I had several cavities and no dental insurance. BMD had extremely reasonable prices (better than those in the southern ‘burbs of Seattle), and Dr. Raber was amazing and understanding of my fear of needles. She also guided me to get a night guard for my severe bruxism (teeth grinding). It relieved my headaches and saved my teeth. I’m forever in her debt; she is the reason I drive 45 minutes each way to get dental care.

Weston L. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I started going to Ballard Modern Dentistry shortly after they opened and have had great experiences. The staff is very pleasant, and Dr. Raber is always cheery and friendly. They were also particularly polite and nice enough to work me in when I confused my appointment time and showed up nearly an hour late. My mistake, yet the wait was no more than 10-15 minutes. They have a dedicated customer in me

M. M. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Jessica Raber and her staff are really great! Over all the office is New, Modern, Clean! Love it! I regularly suffer from Canker Sores (couple times a month). They suggested to try laser treatment. It is absolutely the best thing you can do! I tried about every supplement on the market. Laser works immediately. Sore is sill there but the pain is 99% gone. And the treatment itself is nearly painless (3 out of 10 pain level, 10 being when you put salt on the sore). The only other option that worked in the past is electric cauterization, but that one is very very painful during the treatment.

Sam C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My wife and I have been coming here since we moved Seattle and we’ve had nothing but positive experiences.  Everybody who works in the office is super friendly and helpful.  Also, I’ve had two wisdom teeth extractions (I did top and bottom separately for insurance/timing reasons) and both times the procedure and recovery went much more smoothly than I would have expected.  Highly recommend this place!

Vincent Luong (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been a patient for three years and absolutely recommend Ballard Modern Dentistry for excellent dental care! Dr. Raber is the best dentist I have ever had: she is an accomplished dentist who is experienced, confident, and kind. I received endodontic treatment to save an injured tooth, and it was stress-free and painless. Dr. Raber designed a crown for me; she was extremely detailed oriented and addressed all my preferences/needs with patience and understanding. Every 6 months I go for my teeth cleaning and the whole staff is wonderful: warm, friendly, efficient, and professional. Ballard Modern is a thorough, gentle, knowledgeable and interactive dental office. The Medical Assistants and Hygienists are all terrific. They have the best equipment & latest advances in dentistry available. I appreciate all the tips and educational suggestions for dental hygiene. I’m healthier and happier. Thank you, Ballard Modern Dentistry!

Clhoe T. from Marysville, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

From the moment I walked in the door I was given the utmost respect as a patient. I went in for teeth whitening but left with the knowledge of a terrific dentist to refer anyone to. The staff are professional and kind. It’s obvious they love what they do as well as enjoy working together. Thank you Ballard Modern Dentistry for bringing my confident smile back!

Miros V. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

If you are wary of going to the dentist, this is the place to go! Never have I ever been made to feel so happy to be at the dentist. I literally left with a smile on my face. I was greeted as soon as I walked in the door and was offered water, tea or coffee while I waited. even though I arrived a little early I was still seen immediately. Everything in the office looks new, state of the art equipment, clean office. Loved getting a text reminding me about my appointment and being able to fill out my health history online before the visit. Everyone was friendly, professional from the office assistant, x ray technician to of course Dr. Raber. All of them explained what was going to be done and answered all of my questions before during and after procedure. You can see your own xrays and pictures of you teeth and Dr. Raber will show you and explain if you have any problem areas. Great feature. Makes me feel like the previous dentists I used where in the stone age in technology compared to this. Cost of procedures are shown to you upfront which I thought was great. No pressuring you into doing something you don’t want. Love love love just go book an appointment now, you wont regret it.

Darren Frazier (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Like most people I’m not a fan of going to the dentist, but my experience here was nothing short of amazing. They made me feel totally comfortable and welcomed. They were very attentive every step of the way. They did a very thorough exam and cleaning and went over all the options available to me, from procedures to financing. It was an excellent experience considering it was a dentist office.

Ramzi Muhtadie (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My wife had a first visit with BMD and they saw her despite a late arrival as she had some delays getting out the door with my daughter. I had what I thought was a billing issue where we were getting charged for x-rays and frustrated by it for a moment… I spoke with Brittany, the office manager, and she was super professional about walking me through the billing process and why my Explanation of Benefits reflected what it did. I appreciate the professionalism, Brittany and we look forward to be a continued patient.

Danny N. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I don’t typically review spots but I felt an obligation to pay my respect when I see one is seamlessly operating. I don’t love the dentist (I’m only human) but I genuinely had an awesome experience with Dr. Raber and the staff. The equipment is state of the art – from the iPad in-take to the dental machinery. The hygienist grabbed me right away and was super pleasant throughout the process. I was a smoker and my teeth aren’t perfect so the hygienist and Dr. Raber made a seemingly dreary situation really enjoyable by being friendly, gentle, and attentive. My concerns were heard and they informed me of different options i could take to better myself. They know and communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly in a professional manner. I’ll definitely be returning and telling others to switch over! And to the gentleman that left a poor review below for apparently being denied his “privacy” with a tank of nitrous (not to mention not being able to pay for services and still getting a refund?)…..+1 to Ballard Modern Dentistry for not dealing with your nonsense.

Dana M. from Portland, ME (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I realize this is weird to say but…I’m obsessed with Ballard Modern Dentistry. Yes, this is a dentists office and no, I’m not a glutton for punishment. But I had such an amazing experience here that I haven’t stopped talking about it. I’ve been moving around quite a bit in the last few years and haven’t been good about establishing care with a new dentist because of it. So when I found out I’d be leaving Seattle, I bit the bullet and logged onto Yelp to find a dentist so that I could at least get a general cleaning. I found Ballard Modern Dentistry, saw they were doing a new patient special, and made an appointment with Dr. Ra for that week (a pretty amazing feat in itself). I’m legitimately convinced that, had I not just moved out of Seattle 2 weeks after my appointment, I would be making random appointments just to hang out with Dr. Ra. She (and the rest of the office staff) were some of the friendliest and most fun staff I’ve ever encountered at a medical practice. Not only that, they all gave top level care. Like most people, I’m not a fan of the dentist. But the whole experience was easy, well explained, informative, and dare I say enjoyable. If I could take this staff and practice with me everywhere I go, I would. And if I ever move back to Seattle, I won’t hesitate to make an appointment here no matter what neighborhood I live in.

Abe M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Just had an amazing experience at Ballard Modern Dentistry. Was visiting Seattle from Los Angeles and got a toothache, a friend recommended BMD, and I couldn’t have be happier. Dr. Raber and her staff were extremely friendly and the office was fantastic. Aside from the great dental work, I particularly enjoyed the personal TV screen and noise cancelling headphones which made the experience all the more relaxing. Overall, I would certainly recommend BMD to anyone in the Ballard area looking for a great local spot!

Vincent L. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been a patient for three years and absolutely recommend Ballard Modern Dentistry for excellent dental care!  Dr. Raber is the best dentist I have ever had: she is an accomplished dentist who is experienced, confident, and kind.  I received endodontic treatment to save an injured tooth, and it was stress-free and painless.  Dr. Raber designed a crown for me; she was extremely detailed oriented and addressed all my preferences/needs with patience and understanding.  Every 6 months I go for my teeth cleaning and the whole staff is wonderful: warm, friendly, efficient, and professional.  Ballard Modern is a thorough, gentle, knowledgeable and interactive dental office.  The Medical Assistants and Hygienists are all terrific.  They have the best equipment & latest advances in dentistry available.  I appreciate all the tips and educational suggestions for dental hygiene.  I’m healthier and happier.  Thank you, Ballard Modern Dentistry!

Stephen H. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had a very pleasant experience with Ballard Modern Dentistry. I’ve just moved into a new neighborhood and wanted to establish a new dentist. Pros: it was easy to schedule an appointment (roughly 1 week out). I was greeted when I walked in, and my appointment started on time. My dental assistant was friendly and talked me through the procedures. My dentist was terrific, friendly, and knowledgable. The office was clean, bright, and everyone was in a good mood. Cons: none! It was a 5/5 experience. I’ve had some mild issues with my gums and some shadier dentists have tried to upsell me on deep cleanings in the past. My previous dentist said I didn’t really need it. Ballard Modern Dentistry agreed – she said I was borderline, but didn’t need it for now. I appreciate them not upselling unnecessary services. I’ll definitely be back!

Irene H. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

When I initially went to this clinic I was hesitant as it seemed “corporate” but the intro price for cleaning attracted me. I’ve now been for three cleanings over the past year and a half and am very impressed. The staff is kind and efficient. Rani, the hygienist, is gentle and positive and puts my mind at ease (I’m not a big fan of dental experiences in general!) by constantly checking in with me to see how I’m doing. She made the experience stress free and – dare I say – pleasant! Dr. Ra is gentle and kind and very encouraging. Not at all pushy in terms of additional work needed. I felt like I was part of a team deciding on the best way to move forward. I understand that this is a private clinic under the Modern Dentistry corporate umbrella. Dr. Ra is the owner. Her staff at the front desk are very helpful and patient. I’m a fan and will continue to go here for my dental needs.

E. W. from Atlanta, GA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Simply put, I love this dentist! Friendly, thorough and totally “modern” with cool technology and totally painless techniques! My story: So, I fell and broke my two front teeth (sorry Mom!) late one night, then desperately sought out a dentist in the morning (it was NOT a good look). I checked Yelp and found a few options, then called 3 of them. Of the 2 that picked up, Ballard Modern Dentistry was the first that could get me in, so, I went. Suffice to say, I was BLOWN AWAY by the quality of service and cari received. The office manager walked me through my insurance options clearly and confidently and helped me minimize my out of pocket costs. The doctor made my root canal and crown process utterly painless and (if this is possible) pleasant! Not only that, they didn’t have the right shade of white to match my teeth, so put in temporary crowns to fill my gaps while the lighter shade was shipped overnight. A month and a half later, my “teeth” look and feel amazing! So glad I lucked (or Yelped) upon such a lovely dentist!

Megan McKelvy (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been going to Modern Dentistry for over 2 years now and cannot say enough good things about this office! First off, my Hygienist Rani is AMAZING. Not only is she super thorough with her cleanings, I feel like I learn something new each time I come in about how to better care for my teeth. She is super easy going and you can tell she genuinely cares about her patients and what she’s doing. Second, the front office team is absolutely top notch. Thuy always gets me checked in and out super fast and I always understand what I owe. Finally, the doctors and dental assistants here are all incredible and will truly make you want to never go to any other dental practice again!

Sora P. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I couldn’t have been more satisfied with my visit. The receptionist was able to answer my questions. I came in to have a cleaning and some fillings done. The dentist that took care of me was great. He took his time explaining every procedure and that really put me at ease. I will be sure to recommend Ballard modern Dentistry to all my friends and family.

Michelle Priscilla (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been extremely happy about my experience here at Ballard Modern Dentistry. Dr. Raber is the sweetest, extremely personable and professional dentist I’ve ever met. Since I started going to this office after healthcare centers started opening up, I have not had the opportunity to see anyone without a mask. Even so, I can tell everyone has a smile on underneath. I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

Jennifer S. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This is by FAR the best experience I’ve had at the dentist. Dr. Raber and her staff are so nice and welcoming, and she clearly knows what she’s doing. I was searching for a good dentist as my last dentist was trying to be too aggressive and just get me to agree to clearly unnecessary procedures without even listening to what I wanted. Dr. Raber was very professional and showed me my x-rays and went over them in detail. She made recommendations that made sense and took into account my preferences. I would highly recommend her to anyone! (And I never write on yelp, but I had to after my great experience there)

Louise D. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Even though i have not been here yet i had the most pleasant  experience  on the phone with who i believe was the office manager Shannon.  She was very patient with all of my insurance questions and even offered to look into my insurance even though i was not sure if i was going to be scheduling an appointment  or not. She called me back the same day with all of my info and was able to explain my benefit to me and help me find a time that would fit my schedule. A welcomed addition to ballard!

Amy Smith (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had an excellent experience at this dentist. I called to make an appointment because I had a very swollen operculum (basically a gum protrusion near my wisdom tooth). They got me in for an appointment 1-hour after I called. I was immediately comfortable with the dentist, Dr. Raber, and she did an excellent job of walking me through my options for treatment. I also appreciated how they walked me through the cost of everything before I decided on a treatment. Overall, I was able to get the swollen operculum laser removed that same day and felt SO much better afterwards. I’m very grateful for the speedy, informative, and friendly service here. I’ll definitely be back!

Owen Crake (Source: Google)

★★★★★

It goes without saying that Ballard Modern Dentistry is the best dentist I’ve ever visited. (and not just because I’m from England!) The staff from the dentists to the assistants are very professional and friendly. Their ultimate goal as a practice is to ensure that each patient is on the right path to a healthy mouth. In the space of 6 month my mouth-care has been enhanced because of their care and guidance. I never thought I would say that I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment but here we are. Keep it up BMD ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jessca M. from Lynnwood, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Seriously this is THE best dentist office I have been to….ever! I personally interacted with Dr. Raber, Angelica, and Shannon who were all soooo sweet and helpful. It is clear that they want to help you with whatever it is that you need regarding your dental health. The office was very clean and organized as well which was awesome. The equipment they have to work with is amazing! I have found my forever dentist home. I can’t speak highly enough of my experience here!!!!! 🙂

Kilby Y. from Fremont, Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I recently saw Dr. Raber at Ballard Modern Dentistry after 3 years of successfully avoiding the dentist’s office.  Everyone at the office put me at ease, from the front desk staff who were able to look up by Delta Dental number for me, to Dr. Raber herself discussing the findings on my exam. I had a great experience here and have already recommended Dr. Raber to many friends.

Christopher P. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Raber and her staff were extremely professional and thoughtful. I had not been to a dentist in over 10 years and left there with an appointment scheduled in 6 months. They were willing to work with me and dispel my fear of the dentist office. This was not the only reason i have given a 5 star review. The offices were very comfortable and pleasant to be in. The amenities were all NEW and CLEAN. The waiting room has coffee (if you are bold enough to have a cup before going in- i assume it is for the driver :)) There is a game section for children and a TV for adults. I can’t emphasize enough how accommodating an pleasant the staff was to work with. I ended up having to get a cavity filled, which they were able to do the same day. Dr. Raber was very astute in making sure i was comfortable and did not feel any of the drilling (my biggest fear) with out making me feel like was i asking the world of her and her team. I look forward to my next visit and not having to have the embarassament of not seeing a dentist hanging over my head.

Christina B. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had a dental exam, X-rays and cleaning with Dr. Raber and her kind staff today. I was So impressed by how knowledgable and encouraging everyone was. I had several questions/concerns that were addressed thoroughly and with patience! I had a PAINLESS exam and cleaning! They used digital X-rays, and there cleaning equipment up-to-date and there fluoride and polishing cream are in good flavors 😉 By far my favorite dental environment its is easy to get to oh and parking is FREE! If you want to stop shopping around for a good dentist go to Ballard modern Dentistry!

Hunter Golden (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’m really happy with my experience here. My appointment started right on time and their equipment and procedures are a lot more advanced than the last place I went to. Dr. Ra is great, very friendly and personable. She explained everything she did, why, and what it meant for me, and I really felt like she cared about what was right for me and that I understood everything. Before I moved forward with a suggested cleaning she had the front desk folks talk to me, and they brought a breakdown of what the costs would be and what part my insurance would cover so I could make the decision easily. I also spoke to them about wisdom teeth removal for a future date, and they brought me a breakdown of those costs as well. Overall, impressed with the effort they make to make costs transparent to you, impressed with how everyone I interacted with seemed knowledgeable and confident, and impressed with how kind and relatable Dr. Ra was.

Kelly Zogran (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great experience! First impression, this office is clean, updated, and so welcoming. I filled out my patient forms on an iPad and helped myself to a cup of hot tea. I was greeted by a young lady who promptly took my xrays and it was smooth sailing from there. Sophie Joe, the sweetest hygienist, calmed all of my nerves and made me feel at ease throughout my cleaning. Dr Raber saw me afterwards to answer a few questions I had regarding future procedures. She was genuinely attentive towards my concerns and answered everything I asked in a kind and reassuring manner. Everyone there was so friendly and knowledgeable. I would totally recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable dental visit!

Kelly Z. from Hoboken, NJ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Great experience! First impression, this office is clean, updated, and so welcoming. I filled out my patient forms on an iPad and helped myself to a cup of hot tea. I was greeted by a young lady who promptly took my xrays and it was smooth sailing from there. Sophie Joe, the sweetest hygienist, calmed all of my nerves and made me feel at ease throughout my cleaning. Dr Raber saw me afterwards to answer a few questions I had regarding future procedures. She was genuinely attentive towards my concerns and answered everything I asked in a kind and reassuring manner. From the front desk to the doctors, everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would totally recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable dental visit!

Thomas G. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Incredible! I’ve seen my fair share of dentists, and I can say with confidence that Raber and her officemates are among the best. Truly kind and personable, great if you have anxiety about going to the dentist. I’ve had several fairly major procedures (not wisdom tooth removal, although that’s coming soon) and the people involved have been highly informative. The out of pocket costs have been very reasonable, although I suppose that is dependent upon your dental insurance (that’s a whole other debate). They have an endodontist who is in once a month and an oral surgeon twice a month. The offices are clean and modern. A+ 10/10 Sidenote: To the individual who commented about “the philosophy of the American dentist”, I think you will see that there are many dentists with differing philosophies about how aggressively to treat dental issues. In my experience, Raber is not too aggressive — I had another dentist who implied it would take double digit years to fix my dental issues, but less than 1 year with Raber and I already have the majority taken care of; also, you might want to consider that the american health/dental care system relies on you having insurance to be affordable. Which is another debate entirely (unfortunately), but you will not find many “affordable” dentists when you don’t have decent dental insurance.

Elizabeth K. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Huge shout out to all the amazing women @Ballard Modern Dentistry! In order of appearance~Twee(very clear in helping me understand the billing), Bonnie(a real pro and quick with the x-rays), Rani(kind and careful with gum care and teeth cleaning), Yelena(understanding and helpful with all my questions and keeping me comfy), and last, but certainly not least, Dr. Raber(so sweet and knowledgeable with pinpointing my pain and beautiful work on my crown). Thank you ladies! You are dental divas.

Joshua Fosdick (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Hands down the best dental experience I have ever had. The people here are very accommodating and friendly. They made what is normally a very stressful time for me much less so by being very clear what my options would be and how much it was going to cost – as well as making suggestions on how to stretch my benefits further. Dr Ra was very professional and I appreciated the work she was able to do for me!

Megan K. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been going to Modern Dentistry for over 2 years now and cannot say enough good things about this office! First off, my Hygienist Rani is AMAZING. Not only is she super thorough with her cleanings, I feel like I learn something new each time I come in about how to better care for my teeth. She is super easy going and you can tell she genuinely cares about her patients and what she’s doing. Second, the front office team is absolutely top notch. Thuy always gets me checked in and out super fast and I always understand what I owe. Finally, the doctors and dental assistants here are all incredible and will truly make you want to never go to any other dental practice again!

Kyle J. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

When they say modern dentistry they mean it. I was able to get a tooth crowned in a single two hour visit using a technology I didn’t know existed. I was pleasantly surprised my first time using this dental care provider. My previous dentist on the eastside engaged in patient shaming over not visiting the dentist every six months. I would get a lecture from him which all the more made me not want to visit the dentist. This does not happen at Ballard Modern Dentistry. They make going to the dentist a pleasant experience rather than something I used to dread. They make sure the patient is comfortable at all times and during dental procedures feels no pain. BTW, Dr Ra is wonderful and the staff as well.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

We welcome you at Ballard Modern Dentistry ! With state-of-the-art infection control procedures in place, our #1 goal is to keep you and your family safe. We provide comprehensive specialty services with advanced, proven technology and offer customized financial solutions for you. We are proud to be your complete Seattle dental provider with services including Teledentistry, Same-Day Dental Crowns, Boost Whitening, Oral Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Extraction, Root Canals, Periodontics, Digital Charts, Digital X-Rays, and more." Originally from New Jersey, I currently live with my husband and son in Seattle. In my spare time, I love to play tennis, do Pilates, and read. I also enjoy trying new foods, traveling, and playing with my two Yorkshire Terriers, Winnie and Olive. I am fluent in Russian. You can expect the highest quality dental care in a warm, friendly environment. We will work together to create a personalized treatment plan that utilizes the latest technology and helps you get that beautiful smile you deserve! I love nonfiction books, and my favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones and Westworld. I love sushi and thin-crust pizza. My favorite movies are As Good as It Gets and The Usual Suspects.