Dr. Wallen is proud to be your local dentist in Federal Way WA
"Our patients are our friends and when we see them in the community, we must be proud of the level of care that we provide."
Brett A. Wallen, DDS
About Dr. Wallen:
Of greatest importance, Dr. Wallen truly cares about his patients and enjoys his job. He is compassionate, a highly skilled dentist, honest and takes great pride in his work. Dr. Wallen graduated from the prestigious University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry (San Francisco) in 2001. Out of 136 classmates, Dr. Wallen graduated as one of the top in his class with full honors! Following dental school he uniquely chose to enroll in an advanced post-graduate program (residency) for a year and a half. Unlike medical doctors, dentists are not required to complete a residency before starting their practice. Only a small percentage of graduates are accepted to and complete this advanced training. This challenging program focused on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, injury cases and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Wallen states that "the program was an invaluable experience and took my dental skills to an entirely new level". During this time, Dr. Wallen also became an instructor of dental implants at the University of the Pacific, Department of Dental Implants. Additionally, he grew up in the profession and worked in his father's dental office for 8 years. Following his time in the Bay Area, Dr. Wallen returned home to Federal Way and opened his dental practice, "Advanced Dental Artistry" in 2002.
Dr. Wallen is active in the dental community and belongs to the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association and King County Dental Association. He is sincerely passionate about dentistry and devotes a great deal of his free time to continuing education. Furthermore, Dr. Wallen has even lectured on the topics of cosmetic dentistry and modern advances in general dentistry.
Dr. Wallen was awarded the prestigious "40 Under 40" community award. This honor is given out by the Tacoma Business Examiner to the most prominent business leaders under the age of 40 years who have had an overwhelmingly, positive impact on their community.
In 2012 Advanced Dental Artistry was awarded the Crown in Town recognition for Best Medical Service in Federal Way.
Dr. Wallen is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained dental implant focused oral surgeon will place your implant.
Outside of his interest in dentistry, Dr. Wallen enjoys snow skiing, the outdoors, fishing, cooking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.