As the oldest of five Arizona-born siblings, Dr. Ford loved science and biology, and saw in dentistry the opportunity to continue to study science and apply it while serving his patients. When he was 19, he interrupted his college studies and spent two years in missionary service at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil. Living and working in the jungle was an exciting experience for Dr. Ford and he came home with many stories, and a fluency of the Portuguese language. Upon returning, he finished his final year of study at Brigham Young University, and graduated at the top of his class, Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Ford attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated in June 2004. During his studies he completed various rotations to gain additional skills treating children, helping patients with particular dental fears, and treating dental emergencies in a hospital setting. He also pursued elective training in oral surgery and conscious sedation. In June 2004 he was awarded the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Award for excellence in anesthesiology.
Upon graduating from Dental School, Dr. Ford practiced general dentistry in Renton for 3 ½ years before purchasing the practice of Gary Lincicome on April 1, 2008, (who had purchased the practice from his father before him.) After three very satisfying years caring for his new patients, Dr. Ford had the opportunity to expand his dental practice through the purchase of the neighboring dental practice of Dr. Camelia Espahbod and Dr. Ralph Jarrendt, and the merger of these practices into a single dental family. During this time the office underwent many technological and patient-care improvements to better serve our community; and, most importantly, being a third-generation dental practice, we strive to uphold a legacy of loyalty and trust between ourselves and our patients and community. Some of our families have actually been in our care since the 1950’s!
Dr. Ford has been honored to be named a “Top Dentist” by the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine every year since 2009 as rated by his peers.
Dr. Ford is a part of the South King County community. He is also a member of the John Smith Study Club, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle King County Dental Society. Dr. Ford appreciates the needs of the under-served both within and without of his community. Since he became a dentist, he has been fortunate to take trips to Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala to provide dental care to the under-served in those countries. Here at home, he has cared for many patients in his own community through work at various government-subsidized dental clinics in the Seattle-Metro area. Someday soon, he plans to visit Brazil again to provide volunteer dentistry to the under-served Brazilians.
When Dr. Ford is not practicing dentistry, he likes hiking, camping, biking, racquetball, tennis, basketball, ultimate Frisbee and just about any other outdoor sporting activity. When the weather doesn’t permit outdoor recreation, he enjoys reading biographies about the Revolutionary War, and our nation’s beginnings.