Union Street Dental
Yen Nguyen-Tran, DDS:
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Union Street Dental
Yen H. Nguyen-Tran, DDS
Seattle, WA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Toai N. from South End, Tacoma, WA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy to be there for take my teeth, they work so professional and great job , this is a third time in one year that they took care my teeth and all families also. Compare another dental , Union Street Dental is the best in Seattle, I love it and continue to visit it for every 4 month , I had preferred my friends to visit too … we are the Boeing employees Thank you Union Street Dental

Steve T. (Source: Google)


Dr Yen is amazing! First of all I do not like going to the dentist like most people. The thought of the needle and drilling… bad. But Dr Yen is so good that I enjoy going to the dentist now and I’m not afraid anymore. I’ve always always felt the needle when the Dentist injected my cheek ever since I was a kid. Hated it with a passion! Dr Yen was the very first one where I didn’t feel anything. She was so careful and slow that I didn’t even know that she injected the needle. She is super caring and was always asking about my confort. I had 3 cavities and she told me that my jaw may be sore from the fillings. I had no soreness and I was able to eat within the hour! The staff was very friendly and it’s a new office so everything is brand new. They have these huge TVs in each room so you can not only see your X-rays as Dr Yen explains your needs, but you can watch shows as she works on you as a distraction. I love the warm face towels and blanket they give you to make the experience as comfortable as possible. I also like how Dr Yen gives you multiple options and let’s you choose what you want. THE best dentist I’ve ever been too.

AV. Goodsell (Source: Facebook)


A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, especially for those of us who don’t usually like to go to the dentist! Dr. Nguyen-Tran and her team are very professional, super helpful, and friendly with my two toddlers. I appreciate how easy they make it with visiting with kids and scheduling appointments. Plus, the office is beautiful and the kids’ space is even better! I love the fact you can choose what kind of music is playing or what to watch when you’re getting dental work done. And the hot towels afterwards…WOW. Highly recommend!

Margret S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yen is such an amazing dentist. She is the first dentist I’ve ever had that is willing to take a conservative approach to dental work. By that I mean, she noticed my gums had improved a lot with my improved flossing regiment and decided to wait a few months to see if my gums would heal enough on their own to avoid the need for a deep cleaning. Most dentists, in my experience, are just out to get as much money as possible and often do unnecessary work to do so. It’s a really nice to know that Dr. Yen is looking out for me and my comfort above money. In addition to that, the pricing at Union Street is the most transparent pricing I’ve ever experienced with a dentist before. Honest and accurate costs are really important when you are on a budget! I love Union Street Dental and Dr. Yen. I would highly recommend them to everyone.

Michael T. from Downtown Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yen truly puts her patients needs and wants into mind before doing anything. She makes sure you are truly comfortable and during procedures is constantly making sure you aren’t in any pain. I haven’t met much staff but between dr. Yen and lily I get the vibe everyone in the building has your best intentions on their heart. I’m so glad I found them. I was have tooth pain she looked to see what was wrong and had me scheduled no less than a week later. Highly recommend stopping by if you need dental work

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


I’m so glad to have found my new dentist, Dr. Yen Nguyen-Tran. My old dentist retired and I tried out Dr. Yen by referral. She had an immediately wonderful and welcoming bedside manner and was extremely knowledgeable and transparent throughout the entire process. She was also down to earth which I appreciated. My hygienist was also great–very thorough, gentle and easy-going. Their office is modern, comfortable and even visiting during the pandemic, I felt quite safe and that their protocols for COVID were very well established. I look forward to my next visit!

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


I let a few years get away from me, and had a lot of anxiety going back to the dentist. Dr Yen Nguyen-Tran and her staff couldn’t have been nicer and kinder to me. I’m so happy that I tried a new place and it worked out so well. Very lovely and pleasant office, too. I’d recommend this office to anyone.

Chau H. from Burien, WA (Source: Yelp)


My experience with Dental Offices have always been okay. The waiting rooms are always the same. The chairs are always uncomfortable. Now this Dental Office turned my experience around! Very modern and new. There is updated music playing and not elevator music. Very friendly staff and Dr. Yen is amazing! I went for a checkup and also had my wisdom teeth extracted, both went so smooth. Also you can listen to music and watch netflix while you are getting your teeth cleaned, so the time goes by very fast. I recommend bringing your own headphones. This will be my future dental office and I recommend if for anyone looking for a dental office.

Charles I. from North Burnet, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yen is an excellent dentist. I have always dreaded general dentistry and she is extremely dedicated towards ensuring your appointment is as comfortable as possible. She’s also pretty funny! Just two weeks ago I had to get some fillings done, and needed to be numbed. The biggest part I dread are the needles in your mouth! But she had mastered the technique of somehow making it impossible to even detect any puncture. And the filling itself was a breeze. Long story short: I am actually excited to go to the dentist and see Dr. Yen and her staff every appointment. If you’ve been oo

Sho I. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Folks: if you have always cringed going to the dentist, cringe no more! At Union Street Dental, the owner, Dr. Yen, and her dental team are there for you to ensure that your dental experience is as painless as possible. The skeptical side of you asks: “Is that even possible?” Yes. First off, the interior is very clean and modern looking. You also are given a mug for Keurig coffee while you wait. During the actual cleaning, the dental hygienists and Dr. Yen are very patient-oriented – and this is based on my experiences with dental personnel in the past – in that they will make sure you are comfortable amidst the whole process. They will ask, for example, for you to raise your left hand if you are feeling any sort of discomfort, as well as will tap your chin when they want you to close/open wider your mouth. Another [notable] difference with Union Street Dental is that during your specific visit your room will have speakers busting music out of them. What kind of music, you ask? Music preferences derived from the initial questionnaire you filled out, that is! This means that essentially every time I am at Union Street Dental my music preferences (apparently stuck in the early 2000s) of Neyo, Jason Derulo, and Usher will be graciously welcoming my presence! Following my first visit at Union Street Dental, I was given a complementary Soniccare electronic toothbrush. Yup. But what takes the cake is that during the cleaning, your room is equipped with a private TV above you with Netflix – yes, that’s right, you can Netflix and Chill while your teeth are being cleaned (a different kind of Netflix and Chill). Do be mindful, however, to not watch anything comical: I remembered my last visit I was watching Bojack Horseman and ultimately ended up bursting in laughter while my teeth were being deep cleaned. Oops!

Aeva W. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I had a last-minute appointment scheduled cause I was starting to get a toothache, and they fit me in as a new patient, and when they discovered I had a broken tooth they scheduled me immediately for a repair. They asked my music preferences to have it playing in the room AND they asked for my favorite tv show. They gave me a blanket while operating, headphones to listen to the show, and a hot towel to warm and soothe my face after the procedure. I’m normally scared and anxious about the dentist, but Dr. Yen and her team had me totally at ease. I already have a regular new-patient exam scheduled and am so glad I’ve found a dentist that cares for me as a person.

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


BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCE EVER! I just got out of my first routine cleaning at Union Street Dental in the CD of Seattle and is it weird that I didn’t want to leave? Not only is the space clean and new and sparkly, the people who work there are super knowledgable, professional, and sweet! Charlotte and Dr. Yen explained everything very well to me and were so helpful with planning a dental treatment for the upcoming months. I got to watch Netflix while my teeth were cleaned by Charlotte and the lobby had grab bowls of floss, toothbrushes, and travel toothpaste! A+ atmosphere AND service! Definitely worth the switch over to if you are in Seattle (they have only been open a year)

Kimberly B. from Renton, WA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Yen by a coworker and I will be forever grateful. The office is relaxing, the staff are all super nice and very supportive. They make sure my insurance is used to its fullest capacity before I pay put of pocket. They explain everything in detail so I know exactly what they are doing. They made me feel comfortable and at ease with everything before starting any work. A blanket, music if my choice and a movie screen to watch if i want. I had some serious work done my last visit and Dr. Yen called me after hours just to make sure I was doing ok. I am so thankful I found this place! They are amazing!

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


The best of the very best! Dr. Yen Nguyen-Tran and her dental team are amazing! The moment you walk into her dental office it is like being at a chic spa. The waiting area is absolutely beautiful and relaxing, and the oil diffuser has a spa like scent coming from it. The staff are really friendly, warm, and attentive. Dr. Yen makes you feel special in personalizing your experience from putting on the music you like, loading up your favorite TV show, to creating a personalized dental plan for you. She is professional, kind, caring, positive, cheerful, and all around wonderful person. I feel really well taken care of when I’m there for everything to cleanings, fillings, zoom whitening, and night guard care. In the rooms you get a blanket, music or TV with Netflix and headphones, and a warm towel to wipe your face at the end. She takes a lot of time with you to make sure you are comfortable and getting all of your dental needs met. I highly recommend Dr. Yen! Tell them Jennifer B. sent you 😉

Sarah B. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


WOW! Who would have thought that going to the dentist could be such an enjoyable experience?! I’m literally so excited that a dental office and dental team like this exists in Seattle. The office is beautiful. Everything from the decor down to the energy in the office feels like that of a yoga studio. The space is airy and calming and I waked out of there wishing I worked in a place like that. So how do you top having such a beautiful office? You have the most amazing dentist and team, obviously. I couldn’t believe how friendly the ENTIRE staff was. Dr. Yen made me feel very comfortable and I could tell that she really cares about the health of her patients. I went in for a new patient check up where I got x-rays and a teeth cleaning. I have to go back next week to get some cavities filled and is it weird that I kind of can’t wait?!

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


I used to be in the dental field and my mom is a dental hygienist and my dad is a dentist…so basically, I have high expectations. This place did everything perfectly. The front desk was on point with their insurance knowledge and scheduling. The hygienist (I wish I remembered her name ) was so incredibly nice and knowledgeable. The doctor was efficient, kind, and informative. I’ll definitely be referring friends and family. Thank you!

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


I’ve never been one to care that well for my teeth and I had some issues with my teeth that I could no longer ignore. (huge cavity and chipped teeth) Lily in the front desk was very quick in getting back to me and getting me scheduled next day. All the assistants and Dr Yen was extremely friendly. I have had dentist in the past that give me a hard time of not being as attentive as I should be but this was not the feel at this place. I felt they only cared about making me comfortable and getting my teeth back in order. So far I have had a couple teeth fill and two large crowns on my front teeth, My teeth have never sat so well within my mouth. I no longer have discomfort and can smile with my teeth now. I will continue to go here and would highly recommend anyone to come check these guys out.

M. N. from Bothell, WA (Source: Yelp)


From the moment you walk in, you get a sense that this is not your normal dental office. Warm environment and modern interior put you at ease. You get to pick your own music and have a private TV while in the dental chair. My husband said it was the most comfortable numbing experience he has had for a filling (and he has had quite a few fillings). Dr. Yen spends a lot of time with you explaining all the options and what needs to be done and we never felt rushed. We will continue to come back to Dr. Yen and Union Street Dental.

Jacob Smith (Source: Google)


Went in after being Jaded from another Dentist’s office,, billing issues, and had a great first visit. The staff was welcoming, and the building looked nice. The Dental Asst and Dr Yen were really nice and helpful, I felt no judgement for the lack of care of my teeth. I am setting more appt here.

Camilla F. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I wrote a VERY UNFAVORABLE REVIEW for this business, not 1 week ago. I not only wish to retract it, I want to apologize. There was a CLEAR MISUNDERSTANDING . Dr. Yen called me at my home, and offered me service on her day off. That level of COMMITMENT , speaks NOT ONLY to her character , but her willingness to teaching her team . I applaud being sought out, and her willingness to listen to my concerns. The relationship could have ended with my crappy review. So Thankful it didn’t. Thank you DR. Yen. Thank You for the concern and understanding after a misunderstanding. Look forward to working with your team.

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


Union Street Dental is a newer office located on the corner of MLK jr Way and Union.  right across the street from where I work.  Had an Abscessed tooth.  I honestly didn’t know what to do no insurance.  They treated me with respect.  I had to get my tooth pulled.  Needless to say I hate getting a tooth pulled because all Dentists I have gone to, I am on edge and in pain when I leave there.  Dr Yen Nguyen-Tran is the best.  Her and her staff, are the best.. I honestly had to ask if she was done, because I felt nothing, and then after the numbing wears off, you are in even worse pain, not from her.  I will definitely be having her take over my dental care.  I have no insurance. but having her treat me will be well worth the price.   Thank you all at Union Street Dental!!

Can C. from Issaquah, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yen and her staff are super friendly and helpful. I did the zoom whitening and now I have bright and natural white look;) The entire process was comfortable and clear. The environment/room is so clean, bright and intelligent (they have Alexa to play your fav songs and you can watch shows at the same time!!!!). They talk about the basics and fees and let you have the big picture which is reasonable and secure. Plus it’s convenient to get there with route 8 right in front of the dental:)

Jennifer K. from Downtown Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


The most beautiful, modern, gorgeously designed dental office I’ve ever seen. I found the place so inviting. My intake paperwork had some interesting questions such as ‘favorite tv show?’, ‘favorite artist/music genre?’ And figuring they were doing research for their office playlist I obliged only to get seated and comfy in my exam chair only to hear my favorite artist playing and my favorite show displayed on the flatscreen in front of my chair. It was a refreshing and surprising experience. Not only that, Dr. Yen was attentive, thorough and has a very gentle, yet effective way of communicating with her patients. Could not wish for more from a dentist. Thank you for the great experience. No one likes the dentist, but they make it as good a possible experience to have.

Wilson Pipkin (Source: Google)


Best all around healthcare experience I have ever had! Dr. Yen gives off all the confidence of a seasoned professional, while still being really warm, friendly, and caring. She can numb your whole face without having to feel a single needle prick! The care team there will make sure you stay warm, comfortable, and well distracted from the fact that you’re getting holes drilled in your head. After two hours in the chair and three fillings, it felt like a walk in the park. The hot towel at the end of everything is a really nice touch. They also work really hard to make sure that you know what expenses you are covering, and how best to use your insurance for your benefit.10/10 experience and care, would recommend to everyone!

Laurel F. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve recently started going to Union Street Dental after a few years of being too scared to go back to the dentist. Dr. Yen and her staff have helped me build a more positive and trusting relationship with the dentist by providing a comfortable and safe environment. I’m so happy I’ve started going to their office, I feel much more confident and my teeth are as healthy as ever!

Maia R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a long overdue review. Dr. Yen Nguyen-Tran is the sweetest, kindest, and most considerate dentist I have ever gone to. I had a metal wire(given after braces) that always come off easily whenever glued by other dentists over the years, Dr. Tran made sure that it is glued to my teeth permanently this time and without ever shifting again. Dr. Tran is incredibly honest and transparent about every aspect of the dental care she provides. She gives you all your options, takes the time to walk you through every step, and discusses all the risks and benefits so that you are comfortable and well-informed with the procedure. Union Street Dental is the most aesthetically pleasing and state-of-the art dental practice I have ever seen. It is evident that a lot of thought went into every detail of the practice. She was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. I had a great experience at Union Street Dental, I’d highly recommend Dr. Tran and her wonderful team.

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


Is it weird to love going to the dentist? Because now that I use Union Street Dental, I love my dentist visits. The office is utterly adorable and comfortable. Each room has personalized music and a television to distract yourself from the dental care. They even have cozy blankets and warm face towels to optimize your comfort. Most importantly, the care here is unparalleled. The dental hygienists (especially Charlotte) are exceedingly friendly and do a wonderful job cleaning my teeth. On my first visit, the staff took a full set of x-rays and photos which were completely covered by my insurance. Whereas previous dentists have brushed off my TMJ pain, Charlotte vand Dr. Yen identified the source at my first visit. I was fitted for a custom night guard which was worth every penny as it has eliminated my pain. I’ve also had cavities filled and teeth repaired here. Dr. Yen makes the experience incredibly painless and as comfortable as possible. I genuinely cannot recommend this dental office highly enough.

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


It had been years since I’d gone to the dentist, and when another clinic suggested that I pay huge amounts of money for a special deep cleaning due to gum disease, I went to Dr. Yen for a second opinion. They listened to my concerns and gave me a chance to help change my flossing and brushing habits at home and followed up in a few  months. Ever since then, my gums have looked better than ever! No special cleaning required. I am so grateful to have a dentist that listens and puts my needs first. It’s really motivated me to take better care of my teeth. I love going to the dentist now and recommend this office to everyone I know.

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


This is the most comfortable dental experience I’ve ever had in my life! Union Street Dental is like the Judy Jetson of dental offices. I didn’t know a dental experience could be so lavish with a TV playing my favorite show while music plays in the background. All the distractions really help to drown out any of the dental noises. Dr. Yen Nguyen is truly a pleasure. She is very informative and gentle with her technique. Plus, after my teeth cleaning I got a choice of a free teeth whitening kit or an electric tooth brush as a promotion that was running. When going back for some fillings, I didn’t even feel the needle going in for the numbing medication. I am beyond impressed with the level of service all around. I’ve since moved to Rainier Beach but it’s worth the drive to come back twice a year for a place that gives quality care.

Kristin H. from Mountlake Terrace, WA (Source: Yelp)


Best dental experience in a long time! It almost feels like a mini spa at this office. They treat you right and are affordable. They offer a variety of music or Netflix during your treatments. A warm towel for your face when you’re done, and a cozy blanket during your chair time is really a nice touch. I’m so lucky this is in my neighborhood and my insurance network. Dr. Yen is very caring and knowledgeable and one of the best dentists I’ve met. My wonderful hygenists Erin and JoLynn were very compassionate and skilled. Usually my cleanings are a bit painful, but they made sure I was comfortable the whole time. My dental assistant Lily was very accommodating and kind. Lily at the desk took the time to review any fees and go over a plan that made sense with my insurance, answering any questions. Everyone there was so nice and friendly. What an excellent team and great experience for something that can be a bit stressful. I’m so happy to have found this clinic!

Sharon Y. from Tacoma, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Yen when she was in Tacoma. But I was so unhappy with my services after she left. So now I drive 1 hour to go see her in Seattle! Her dental office is SO cute and SO clean. Her staff and my hygienist made sure I was totally comfortable from beginning to end. From playing the music genre that I like, to what I want to watch on Netflix, hot towel at the end, blanket to keep my warm abs comfy, etc etc etc. DEF worth the drive. Seriously THE best!

Anonymous from Washington (Source: Healthgrades)


Dr. Tran is amazing, she is so gentle and informs you of everything, and walks you through every step of the procedure. I have very bad anxiety and I have had 2 extractions done by her in the last year and have had her use Carbocain which has NO epinephrine in it do to my anxiety and both times I was comfortable and didn’t feel a thing, I will not go to see any other dentist she is wonderful. I Highly recommend Dr. Tran.

Thom W. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


My old dentist retired and, like many of us, I don’t really enjoy the whole dental experience so I put off finding a new one for a couple of years. Finally I made an appointment at Union Street Dental and boy, did I find the right place! I have some potentially bad dental problems but both my hygienist Erin and Dr. Yen did a fantastic job of making me feel comfortable and put my fears at rest by focusing on the positive things rather than the negative. I also had no idea a trip to the dentist could be almost a spa-like experience. A warm towel for my face infused with essential oils after my cleaning? ‘Yes please! Plenty of options in terms of videos or music to enjoy while the team does their work too. The fact that I’m actually looking forward to my next visit speaks volumes about the quality of care at Union Street Dental

Steve T. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yen is amazing! First of all I do not like going to the dentist like most people. The thought of the needle and drilling… bad. But Dr Yen is so good that I enjoy going to the dentist now and I’m not afraid anymore. I’ve always always felt the needle when the Dentist injected my cheek ever since I was a kid. Hated it with a passion! Dr Yen was the very first one where I didn’t feel anything. She was so careful and slow that I didn’t even know that she injected the needle. She is super caring and was always asking about my confort. I had 3 cavities and she told me that my jaw may be sore from the fillings. I had no soreness and I was able to eat within the hour! The staff was very friendly and it’s a new office so everything is brand new. They have these huge TVs in each room so you can not only see your X-rays as Dr Yen explains your needs, but you can watch shows as she works on you as a distraction. I love the warm face towels and blanket they give you to make the experience as comfortable as possible. I also like how Dr Yen gives you multiple options and let’s you choose what you want. THE best dentist I’ve ever been too..

Nancy Y. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


My experience here was great! The receptionist was really friendly and accommodating to the mess that I usually am (didn’t have my dental id, a little late, etc). The clinic itself is gorgeous, which is so rare for any dental clinic. I was getting married a week after and they were able to get in a last minute appt for me to get Zoom White. They prepped me saying I needed to use sensodyne immediately for it to hurt less on the phone when I made the appt and told me to take some ibuprofen before. I was a little shocked when I was filling out the forms because they asked who my favorite singer was and what my favorite show was. Well, I got to the room and they had Britney Spears Radio on in the room and Animal Planet playing on the television screen. DREAM COME TRUE. It took about an 1.5-2 hours for the whole Zoom White procedure and I left with very white teeth and trays with bleach to keep my teeth white. Yen, the dentist came around many times to make sure my teeth were okay and to make sure I wasn’t hurting to bad. While they hurt a little bit after because of the bleach and the UV rays applied to my teeth, i was perfectly fine the next day and ready to go on with my busy life! I would HIGHLY recommend Union Street because you can tell they truly care about service.


A true artist at heart, Dr Yen achieves the perfect balance of medicine and art through her pursuit of dentistry. With a keen eye and complete dedication to detail, she helps patients build a confident smile and achieve optimal oral health for life. As the founder of Union Street Dental, Dr Yen strives to deliver the most modern and refined dentistry in synergy with the latest dental technology. She wears the term “Dentist” with pride and passion in esthetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry, with a focus on individualized and comprehensive care. Dr Yen graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2007 and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. In addition to completing the AEGD program at Neighborcare Community Health in 2012, she continues to expand her study of advanced dentistry to provide state of the art care. Prior to establishing Union Street Dental, Dr Yen dedicated part of her week to work at a community clinic serving the underprivileged population in south Seattle. She was also committed to a private office in her hometown of Tacoma, where she cultivated precise hands and a gentle touch. Additionally, she aspires to build long-term relationships with her patients and empower each patient to be proactive in their oral health. As a healthcare professional, she understands that every patient is unique, so she delivers individualized and personalized care.