A Pediatric Dentist's Office in Ballard

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About Our Office

Empathy. Compassion. Honesty.

We understand that children are not just tiny adults! Every aspect of our office — from the design choices to the wording we use — is specifically tailored to connect to children’s unique interests and needs. We specialize in taking the time to really listen to children, explain things at an age-appropriate level and create positive associations with dental care that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Posthuma

Serving The Ballard Area Responsibly

Dr. Posthuma is proud to have been born and raised in Seattle and feels incredibly fortunate to have the chance to be a care provider within her community. She and her husband live and raise children in the Ballard area, making the establishment of their family business in this area even more meaningful to them. They enjoy outdoor activities in their free time, and were inspired to bring their love of the Northwest outdoors to the design process of the office. The reference to “Ferry” in the naming of the practice was inspired by Dr. Posthuma’s fond memories of summers spent traveling to the San Juan Islands with her family when she was a child.

As a native of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Dr. Posthuma cares deeply about environmental causes. The practice of dentistry, by its nature, is very resource intensive and dental offices contribute enormously to single-use plastic waste.

Having been bothered by this issue for years, Dr. Posthuma jumped at every opportunity to design her own office in a more eco-conscious manner: from water- and energy-saving innovations in her office equipment, to decreasing the use of single-use plastic barriers and attachments for each visit. You’ll notice that The Tooth Ferry doesn’t hand your child a plastic gift bag with a tiny plastic tube of toothpaste, plastic toothbrush and plastic flossers at the end of each visit. We are proud to offer biodegradable and reusable alternatives, to do our part in protecting the planet for future generations.