Dr. Brancheau is board-certified in Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery, the highest standard for practitioners in his field. He has advanced training and experience in dental implant placement, bone grafting, gum grafting and minimally-invasive surgery. Dr. Brancheau brings an artistic, gentle touch to procedures that helps improve patient comfort and outcomes. He is a member of many professional academies and has presented some of his innovative techniques at national meetings. He enjoys giving back to the dental community as a part-time affiliate faculty member at the UW, teaching predoctoral students and residents. His goal is to help provide patients with successful, long-term results and exceed their expectations.
He and his wife Ashley live in the Seattle area and enjoy all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. They have a dog, cat and are expecting their first baby in June! When not practicing, he enjoys backpacking, hiking, running, skiing, kayaking and many other outdoor activities. He is also a musician who has recorded many studio albums and played in venues in the Seattle area. It is his pleasure to serve this great community of patients and dentists in the region, and he hopes to contribute to the art and science of dentistry through collaborative interdisciplinary care, study clubs and teaching.
Periodontal disease in some form will affect 4 out 5 adults by the age of 45. Periodontitis has been also been linked to other systemic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, therefore we advocate for prevention and early intervention as much as possible.
Untreated gum disease can lead to serious dental problems such as tooth loss, inability to chew, shifting of teeth, pain, and other manifestations. Regular exams and cleanings are the best way to help avoid these complications. We hope you will find this page helpful in understanding the different forms of periodontal disease and possible treatments.