Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

Be Well: Old values new home

// Fife Dental Center moves next door

At Fife Dental Center, Dr. Lisa L. Buttaro and her highly trained staff are committed to providing exceptional care with compassion. Come experience the new dental home for her longterm practice. Dr. Buttaro was honored to cut the ceremonial ribbon welcoming the new facility to Fife while hosting the Fife Chamber of Commerce Christmas party last December. The newly remodeled and enhanced space uses the latest dental materials and technology while allowing Dr. Buttaro to accommodate the growing family of patients, the emphasis on compassion and communication remains the same.

Dr. Buttaro loves the sense of community and the small-town feel of Fife. She completed her active duty service with the Army Dental Corps at Ft. Lewis. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Dental School, she served our armed forces for 13 years. She has now been in private practice in Pierce County since 2000. Dr. Buttaro has continued her lifelong pursuit of education and learning, completing more than 1600 hours of additional continuing dental education and in 2012 was awarded the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is a remarkable accomplishment achieved by less than two percent of general dentists.

Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, Fife Dental Center offers these services and more, all with a gentle touch and stunning results. Fife Dental Center accepts most dental insurance plans and are preferred providers with many. Sedation options are also available to ensure maximum comfort to patients with all anxiety levels.

The standard of excellence and personalized care offered at Fife Dental Center has continued to set them apart and the staff were honored to be recent recipients of the Crown in Town Award. Fife Dental Center believes that its highly trained and loyal team is a great asset in upholding our core values as a comprehensive care family practice. There has been a push in both the medical and dental communities toward corporate clinics with a revolving door of doctors and staff. We are not a "Doc in a box" and are committed to the long term personalized care of our patients. The team members at Fife Dental Center all have between 10 to 35 years of experience in the dental field. The team works together to create healthy and beautiful smiles for a lifetime while also working within the individual budgets of our patients.

Dr. Buttaro reaches beyond the walls of Fife Dental Center and out into the broader community by being involved in numerous events, from staffing an oral health information table at the annual Harvest Festival to providing volunteer dentistry at numerous community events including Homeless Connect, Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, Children's Dental Health Day and more.

In addition, Dr. Buttaro serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pierce County Dental Society and is a delegate for the state dental association. She is an active member of numerous study clubs and professional organizations.

To learn more about Fife Dental Center, visit or call (253) 926-3803 to make an appointment with Dr. Buttaro, who is currently welcoming new patients to the dental family.

Fife Dental Center is located at 6106 20th St. E.