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We are a family practice with deep roots. We are in existence today because the profession was introduced to Michael Holden, by his father, Ken Holden L.D.. Ken Holden helped pioneer the profession in Oregon and Washington making the way for us today. In addition to formal education Michael was an apprentice to his father, giving him the unique advantage of his father's 40 years experience. Being originally from Eugene, OR we are familiar with the northwest. We are thankful to be serving the south Puget Sound from our Kent location. As a denturist practice we focus completely on dentures and the needs of denture patients. Michael considers his strengths as a denturist to be caring for and communicating with patients and providing accurate fit and function of dentures.
In our pursuit to provide the best care and quality for our patients we created a partnership with dentist, Dr. Foster Hall. Dr. Hall fits in nicely with our practice because of his value for family, patient care and expertise in oral surgery and extractions. Among other accomplishments, Dr. Hall spent 10 years as an assistant professor and then associate professor at the University of Washington and also as a staff member of the Seattle VA Medical Center. He also owned and ran his own practice in Spokane for 20 years. The partnership of a denturist and a dentist performing surgery in a shared office space allows for the highest quality treatment planning and patient care. In the tradition of Michael's father, and together with Dr. Hall we pride ourselves on providing thoughtful care and a great product.
Denturist Michael Holden, Education and Experience
- Bachelors Degree, University of Oregon
- George Brown Technical College, Denturist Program
- Licensed Denturist in Oregon
- Licensed Denturist in Washington
- 16 years denturist experience
- Member of Washington Denturist Association
- Member of National Denturist Association
Dentist, Dr. Foster Hall, Education and Experience
- University of Washington Dental School
- U.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C
- Surgical Specialty of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, University of Washington
- Staff Member, Seattle VA Medical Center
- Owner/Operator of dental practice, Spokane, WA, 20 years
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Article About Lifelike Dentures
Voice of the Valley, Maple Valley and Covington, Wa, August 14, 2012
Lifelike Dentures is a new family practice with deep roots. Denturist, Michael Holden, leads the practice. Michael grew up in the world of dentures. He has many memories of the smell of burnt wax used to create denture models, a lab full of utensils, machines and hand-held instruments known only to those intimate with the denture making process. The images of shelves of prosthetic teeth and case pans were a familiar scene. He inherited the profession from his father, Ken Holden L.D., who helped pioneer Denturism in Oregon and Washington.
Common Denture Questions
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A denturist is a denture specialist that is educated and trained specifically for all manner of removable oral prosthetics. Denturists are licensed with Washington State Health Licensing and maintain continuing education in their field. In practice, denturists are unique because they use a hands approach that includes an on-site lab. These qualities enable denturists to give their full attention to denture patients, working closely with them to provide the best possible fit and function as well as provide quick on-site adjustments and faster turn around times. Denturist see patients through the entire process from impressions to fabrication to placement.
If you have problems or concerns with natural teeth you should see a dentist. If you have, or may need to have dentures you should see a denturist. A denturist uniquely serves only denture patients and as such offers higher quality care attention and expertise to denture wearers.
If you have natural teeth you need to see a dentist. A denturist works around natural teeth, for example, partial dentures, but only works on or with denture prosthetics. Denturist do take patients from start to finish through the denture making process, from impressions to finished product.
Dentures need to be relined every two years due to constant change in the mouth. A reline is maintenance on a properly functioning dentures. A reline consultation is always necessary to determine whether the fit is the only problem or if the dentures themselves need to be replaced due to wear.
All dentures wear out over time and need to be replaced at least every 5+ years depending on the wear of the teeth. A new set of dentures will reestablish the bite and occlusion making it much easier to cut and chew through food.
The average set of dentures last for 5 years with optimal cutting and chewing capability. Beyond this time-frame there will be a definite and continual loss of function.
Yes, all of our patients receive complimentary adjustments for the life of the teeth. We believe in patients being comfortable and happy. We recommend all dentures to be relined every two years to maintain fit and function. Having a reline done every two years will also lengthen the overall life of the dentures.