Ideal Dental University Place

All Your Smile Needs.

Now that’s ideal.

Welcome to Ideal Dental University Place

Your local family dentist serving University Place, Chambers Bay, Fircrest, Lakewood, West End, Tacoma, and surrounding communities.

3626 Market Pl W Ste 101
University Place, WA 98466 (253) 250-4986

Meet our Dentist

Everyone at our comfortable, inviting practice works hard to make you smile. In addition, our friendly staff speaks both English and Spanish to better serve our University Place neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental University Place as your home for quality dental care.

  1. James Son Portrait

    James Son, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. James Son grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. 

    Dr. Son entered the dental field because he enjoys providing dental health care to the community.  His favorite aspect of dentistry is endodontics.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Son enjoys spending time with his wife, Anna and his dog, BB-8.  

Our Location

Ideal Dental University Place

3626 Market Pl W Ste 101
University Place, WA 98466
(253) 250-4986

Office Hours

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun Closed
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Welcome to Ideal Dental University Place

You can depend

on our practice for a wide range of procedures, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, tooth repair and replacement, braces, and oral surgery. For all of your dental needs, you can trust our family-friendly team of professionals to keep you and your family smiling. We welcome you and your family by appointment or on a walk-in basis. The office features televisions in every treatment room to help put you at ease.

Our dental services

At Ideal Dental University Place, we believe that a visit to the dentist should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That’s why our University Place dental office was designed to keep patient comfort in mind. Whether you need to schedule a general checkup or require more extensive dental work, we’ll address any concerns you might have prior to treatment and answer all of your questions in a relaxed, pressure‑free setting.

Have You Been Asking, “Where Is the Nearest Dentist Office?”

With your family’s busy schedule, you need to have a dentist office nearby to keep your dental care convenient. We proudly provide affordable dental services for your entire family, offering attentive, gentle care for adults, teens, and children starting at the age of one. When you need dental care, one of your first questions will surely be, “What dentist office is open today?” We understand your need for convenient care, which is why our practice is open all day Monday – Friday and we also see patients on Saturday. We offer early morning hours for our patients who are busy with work or school obligations throughout the week. If weekdays are inconvenient, we also schedule Saturday appointments. It’s simply part of our commitment to meet all of your dental care needs. Please contact our dentist office in University Place for more information. call us at (253) 250-4986 or book an appointment

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Where Is the Nearest Local Dentist for Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies can happen at any day and at any time. If they happen to you or someone in your family, you can depend on Ideal Dental University Place to handle the situation. We offer same-day emergency treatment during regular business hours to quickly relieve your discomfort. Our emergency services include tooth extractions and root canal therapy. Be assured that no matter what the emergency, you will be in good hands at our practice. We pride ourselves on treating every patient like family, so you will receive excellent care. Along with dental emergency treatment, we offer a wide range of general dentistry services for your oral health and hygiene. These include dental exams, digital X-rays, gum disease treatment, sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth extractions, and root canals. If a cavity or other damage causes harm to your teeth, you can rely on us to restore your smile with fillings, crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and oral surgery. To improve the appearance of your smile, we offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as veneers, implants, Invisalign®, and full-mouth reconstructions. Let us whiten and brighten your smile with our in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. Remember that our friendly local dentist office is your home for all of your dental needs.

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Are You Wondering Where to Find the Closest Dentist in University Place?

Well, wonder no more because exceptional dental care can be yours at Ideal Dental University Place. We proudly offer very competitive prices for all of our general, cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative dental services. Our office is well equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including electronic patient files, digital radiography, Invisalign® simulation software, intraoral cameras, and more.

To help ease your dental expenses, Ideal Dental University Place is happy to work with you to put a healthy smile within reach. We accept most major dental insurance plans for the utmost convenience. If your policy won’t cover all of your costs, speak to our knowledgeable office staff about the Ideal Dental Plan discount program. All Ideal Dental Plan members instantly receive significant savings on numerous dental treatments.

As you search for the closest local dentist, you may also be looking for a practice with affordable financing plans. Fortunately, we welcome payment through CareCredit, which lets qualified patients pay off the balance of their dental fees over an extended period of time. CareCredit can be used on its own or along with your insurance coverage. Our helpful staff will be happy to discuss all of your financing options during your visit. Give us a call at (253) 250-4986 for more information.