You are not the only person who looks at the various instruments at your dentist’s disposal and think to yourself, “Is this going to hurt?”. This is an incredibly common question and one that dentists get asked constantly. What you may not realize is that your Bellevue, Washington, dentist’s number one priority is your dental health, and that includes keeping you comfortable for the duration of your appointment. Dr. Tokiko Poppe and the team at Cosmos Dentistry have your comfort in mind as they provide you with gentle dental care.
Dr. Poppe provides the highest quality care to each patient while also listening to patient concerns so she can provide a dental experience that caters to each patient’s unique needs.
Dr. Poppe understands that visiting the dentist can be scary for some, to the extent that some people are visiting for the first time in many years. This fear occurs for many reasons, including negative past dental experiences. Dr. Poppe wants to change that perception so that you never have to dread making an appointment. Dr. Poppe wants you to be as happy to visit as she is to see you!
When you visit Cosmos Dentistry, there are several steps that can be taken in preparing for your visit so that you will be comfortable throughout. From simple things like making sure your chair is adjusted correctly to discussing and providing distractions, you can focus as Dr. Poppe works on your mouth. The entire team at Cosmos Dentistry will always put thought and care into making your visit amazing.
While some of the instruments used at Cosmos Dentistry may seem scary, they are actually designed to make dental work gentler and more efficient than in the past. They allow Dr. Poppe to perform necessary work more quickly and with more accuracy, providing a more comfortable experience.
Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's
Arthur Dugoni School of
Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects
dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate
Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.
She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.