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Providing comfortable dentistry rooted in art & science.

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Why people love Roots Dental

Theo S.
Dr. Clarkman took a good 10 minutes to thoroughly explain and educate me on my own FMX, no dentist has ever done this before! Vanessa is definitely the most meticulous hygienist I've ever seen, she took her time and made sure I was comfortable throughout the cleaning– my teeth look great!
Crista M.
This is the best dentist I've ever had. My teeth always feel so clean when I leave, they talk through any concerns I have, and everyone is so friendly! Highly highly recommend.
Adam W.
Cleaning was great and the hygienist was very professional. I’ve been going to this dentist office for 15 years and although ownership has changed the quality has not. Outstanding!!!!
Jason C.
Had a great first experience with Roots. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I have TMJ and they were able to complete my cleaning without any issues. They took care of my concerns and I'm going back for fillings shortly.
Karelly A.
Great experience from beginning to end! Not to mention that the office SMELLED CLEAN as soon as you walk in. Each staff member as friendly as the next. The hygienist Vanessa was very gentle and thorough. Dr. Clarkman listens and puts your needs first!! Will continue to be a patient and refer everyone I know.
Carrie A.
Highest recommendation!! Kind and best dentist I’ve ever had. The best experience I’ve ever had with the schedulers and cleaning I’ve experienced.
Marie S.
This was a great experience! I was nervous about going in, but from the moment I walked in, the office was bright and cheery and I was greeted with warmth and friendliness from everyone on his staff. Dr. Clarkman took the time to explain everything to me that were on my X-rays and gave me explicit instructions for exercises to help me relax my jaw and my mind. I felt like he truly cared.
Ash F.
Everyone at Roots Dental was so nice and caring. No one made me feel ashamed about staining on my teeth or anything else. They have state-of-the-art imaging technology that was more in depth and not painful like X-rays that I've had at other dentists. Dr. Clarkman was very thorough in his explanation of all the medical details about the health of my teeth and gums, and I really liked that.
Kim L.
Great experience with my basic teeth cleaning. Everyone was very welcoming and pleasant to chat with. The office is nice, modern, clean and smelled nice. I could tell that their instruments, tools, X-ray machines, etc. are the newest technology and very up to date. My hygienist was one of the most thorough hygienists I've ever had.
Justin B.
Excellent dentist. I appreciate the thorough explanations and “show and tell” approach to care. I began Invisalign here and the process has been great. Highly recommended.
Allison B.
Most thorough cleaning of my life and the doctor was incredibly detailed and informative during my exam, which put me completely at ease.
Kurt S.
Dr Clarkman is very thorough and works diligently to make sure any issues are taken care of. I’ve been impressed with him and his staff and their attention to detail. I highly recommend Roots!
Neil G.
First review ever and couldn’t be for a better business. Awesome dentist and crew. Won’t be going anywhere else.
Brett W.
I'm a new patient and it was simple and easy to get started at Roots Dental I can highly recommend them.
Denielle H
They are kind compassionate people who seem to genuinely care for their patients. I have horrible anxiety and fear of going to the dentist. They made me feel comfortable and cared for.
Monica M.
I've been a patient of Dr. Clarkman for a couple of years now and I have had the best experience and care!!! Even one emergency that I hadn't been prepared for and he was able to handle it professionally and effectively 😁I can't say enough positive things about the whole staff!!! They all were extremely considerate... Roots Rules!!
Bobby D.
I've lived around the world and have used many dentists, but I've never had a dentist anywhere close to impressive as Roots. The entire staff is incredible, down to earth, and communicates in a way anyone can understand. They empower you to own your oral health and help you better care for your teeth/guns in a non-judgmental way.
Joe P.
I would rate Roots Dental at 10 stars if I had the option. Very friendly and professional from the front desk to the cleaning to getting a rather embarrassing broken front tooth fixed,( which turned out perfect) and as a cash customer I thought they were reasonably priced. Thank you Roots Dental team!
Taylor S..
Everyone here is always so nice and professional. Every time I’ve been in there’s a thorough explanation of the procedures and purposes of which. There’s never any shame for bad brushing habits, but rather guidance for what I should be doing to ensure my future dental health. Highly recommend.
Kristin C.
Roots Dental is the best! I’ve gotten to know the staff well over the years, they feel like family! The entire office is clean & bright. And the tech is next level. Very impressed by the new age of density Dr. Clarkman & his staff provide. I’ve sent my parents to see Dr. Clarkman & my dad’s teeth have never looked better!
Carol S.
Experienced and focused on their part of mission to find right mechanical base for stability for base adherence of dentures. Personal amenities spot on.
Owen S.
Great experience! They were very conscious about my comfort, discussed all treatments before and kept checking in. My teeth look great and it was a stress free visit. Dr. Clarkman was very nice and thorough, easy to talk to and very responsive to questions. Facilities are immaculate with all the new wiz-bang equipment. 100% recommended!
Jonny E.
First time patient at this beautiful new facility with all new state-of-the-art equipment. I was promptly greeted by an amazing staff who already knew my name and welcomed me into their facility with open arms 🥰. I am happy I finally found a great local dentist office who treats their patients with kindness and respect. Thank you team!! 🤗❤️
Wendy A.
It has taken me almost a Year to find a New Dentist.. I’m not that picky.. but Having a great staff, a clean facility and a very amazing Hygienist.. Let alone a very Knowledgeable, Professional Dentist.. All in one package.. does it get any better then Roots Dental? Nope! If your looking for a New Dentist... Look no further 🙏
Caryn P.
I was looking for a new dentist and Roots moved into my neighborhood. It was a FABULOUS experience! The X-rays and exam were so thorough and high tech! Vanessa was my hygienist and WOW! I was way over due and she was thorough! I love getting my teeth cleaned, but I usually have sensitivity after… not here! I cannot recommend this place more! I went back to work and told my whole team they need to book at Roots!

We are proud to serve our community’s dental needs

Dr. Clarkman
Your comfort, satisfaction, and well-being always come first."
Joshua Clarkman

Privately & locally owned

At our community-focused practice, Dr. Clarkman's primary focus is on comforting patients and health-centered dentistry. New patients are always welcome to join our dental family.
Roots Dental Dental Implants
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Roots Dental Teeth Whitening
In House Whitening


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Emergency Dentistry


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Located in Bellingham, WA

9AM - 5PM
9AM - 5PM
9AM - 5PM
9AM- 5PM
9AM- 2PM*
*Every other Friday
Mon - Fri
9AM - 5PM
*Every other Friday

We are located between Hardware Sales and Trader Joe's.

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We’re keeping our community safe

Health screenings
Contactless check-in
Advanced sanitization
Fully equipped staff

Roots Dental is here to make you smile.