Pediatric dental office opens in Ballinger Village

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tree House Dentistry for Kids is a new pediatric dental office located in Shoreline. We just opened our doors at the end of December 2016 and are very excited to become a part of the Shoreline community.

Our office is geared towards kids! Our Kid’s corner at reception always has a movie playing, and it’s filled with lots of unique books and toys.

If you become a member of our “No Cavity Club”, we’ll take your picture and hang it up on the wall. Our patients enjoy drawing us pictures and making us “thank-you cards”, which we also proudly display.

We try to make dentistry less intimidating (dare we say, fun!) for kids (and for parents).

TV on the ceiling!
During dental treatment, your child can enjoy watching a movie or show, from ceiling-mounted TVs. 

We have found that this type of “distraction” really helps keep patients preoccupied. 

Most of our patients don’t want to leave when their treatment is done!

We understand that not every child can be treated the same way. Some patients may have unique needs, due to health or medical restrictions, or phobias.

We’ll work with parents and kids, as a team to try to come up with different solutions to make dentistry a non-traumatic experience.

This could mean treatment with sedation, general anesthesia, or multiple “desensitizing” visits. Whichever the course of treatment, we’re here to help!

The following is our Mission Statement:

At Tree House Dentistry for Kids, our goal is to provide optimal oral care for children and adolescents, in a fun and relaxing environment.

We will promise the following:
  • We will always put the best interest of the child, first.
  • We will provide a comprehensive and ethical diagnosis and treatment plan for each patient.
  • We will work with parents and children to develop strategies to improve oral hygiene at home.
  • We will provide adequate referrals for necessary treatment that is beyond the scope of our practice.

Our motto, at Tree House Dentistry for Kids is “small teeth, big smiles!” 

Drs. Mike and Jane Austin

The practice owners, Drs. Mike and Jane Austin, have been planning this joint venture for many years and feel so fortunate to be able to work with kids every day.

Dr. Mike is a Board-certified Pediatric dentist, and is dual-trained in Dental Anesthesiology.

Dr. Jane’s background is in general dentistry, with hospital-based, accredited training in Dental Anesthesiology.

For more information, including full doctors’ bios, please visit our website at We’re also on

The office is located at 20214 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA, in the Ballinger Village, next to 24 Hour Fitness.

We look forward to meeting more families and are excited to be a part of such a great community!


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