“Our mission, as a team, is to provide professional dental services that are technologically current, with a commitment to excellence. You are important to us, and you should be treated carefully, with special attention to your comfort, time, and needs. We strive to be of value to you with a goal to exceed your expectations.”
Dr. Chris Chaffin attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and a minor in chemistry. He then attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985. During his senior year at Creighton, Dr. Chaffin was one of the first students chosen to attend an oral surgery externship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.After graduating from dental school, Dr. Chaffin joined the military and attended a general practice residency program for the United States Army Dental Corps in Oklahoma. There he received extensive training in areas including life support and trauma care. Through the following years, Dr. Chaffin and his family moved to Germany and across the United States, where he continued his training in numerous areas, including oral surgery during an externship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Since beginning his private practice in 1992, Dr. Chaffin has continued to receive training in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, and he is a member of several prestigious dental societies.When he is not in the office, Dr. Chaffin enjoys snowboarding and skiing, playing the keyboard and guitar, running, physical training, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys feeding his fascination with science and the universe.
Dr. Topher Chaffin was raised in Spokane, Washington. He attended dental school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which is currently rated the top dental school in the country. There he received extensive education and training in oral healthcare and research, and he has additional expertise in dental technology. Dr. Topher’s experience led him to work with a mobile education company, where he helped develop practice exam questions on an app to aid students who are studying for dental board exams.Dr. Topher loves making amazing smiles. He volunteered as a dentist in Peru, where he helped people achieve beautiful smiles and greater self-confidence. Dr. Topher is committed to providing patient-centered, comprehensive care for patients of all ages. He is excited to work alongside his father, and he brings a high level of expertise, humor, and passion for dentistry!Dr. Topher and his wife have a two-year-old son who is full of energy. He looks forward to meeting you soon!
Our fearless leader has led our team for almost 20 years. After getting the smile of her dreams, she discovered the confidence achieved through her dental journey. She enjoys helping other gain the same opportunity! Tracy has worked hard to develop a team of skilled and compassionate team members and enjoys watching them grow, excel and work together. When she isn’t organizing her team she is orchestrating travel to see her 8 grandchildren. She is a big sports fan and follows the Zags, especially during March Madness, and also loves watching professional tennis. Her bucket list includes attending each Grand Slam and traveling with her husband of almost 40 years! Although she loves change, she also appreciates consistency, especially when it involves giving quality patient care!
We have the advantage of Terri’s skills in both the administrative and clinical teams. Due to her knowledge of dentistry she can maximize your insurance reimbursement for you. She is a great help to the doctors in helping treatment plan and sequence the care of our patients. It is common for Terri to break out in song while the radio is playing – she knows the words to most songs and is a trivia queen! Coming from Wisconsin she loves following the Packers and visiting her home-state every year. We always look forward to receiving her gifts of cheese when she returns! Terri is a dedicated and loyal coworker, friend, and family member! Her and her husband knew each other only 3 weeks before being engaged and have been married over 25 years!
Delise’s cheery sense of humor and disposition is so enjoyable to be around. She has empathy like none other and strives in helping everyone. Although dentistry has been in her veins for almost 35 years, she has mixed-in side passions of interior design and culinary arts. She loves to travel domestically and abroad and even lived in South Korea for 3 years. Experiencing the different seasons of life has created happiness that has recently grown by moving to Spokane to be near her daughter and family! Spending time with her 3 grandsons is how she enjoys those seasons!
Our hygienist, Mary has been in dentistry over 30 years! If you are in her chair she will find a connection with you! She is a native of Spokane and grew up on Green Bluff, near Mt. Spokane. She graduated from Mead High School and Eastern University so she has deep roots in the community. She lived in Germany for 2 years where she learned to ski in the Austrian Alps. Her side gig is playing, as she helps purchase the awesome toys at the famous White Elephant Store in our city. (Her husband’s family owns this historical place to buy the best stuff!) Her favorite thing to do, other than being with her patients, is being with the grandkids on the beach or boat at Priest Lake. Mary’s loyal patients would not be surprised to know she has won many awards. She recently recovered from elbow surgery – and also recently discovered that retirement is not for her! Here’s to another 30 years!
Christy has enjoyed working in dentistry for 20 years. She became interested in the industry as she had bad experiences as a child and she knew she could help others overcome their fear of dentistry. Christy is good at finding deals while shopping and also with trivia! It is hard to choose her greatest passion as she has many – she loves to visit Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and also traveling to see the New York Rangers play! She is such a loyal fan that her dogs are named after her favorite players and Madison Square Garden. Christy is striving to see a hockey game at every NHL arena. When it isn’t hockey season, she cheers for the Seahawks. Christy has so much enthusiasm for her passions, that you could power Spokane from it alone.
Stephanie is a creative, and dentistry allows her to do that every day! She has practiced in the dentistry arena for about 35 years and is happiest when she is in the lab creating crowns, bridges, implants, and oral appliances. She also enjoys conversing with our patients and helping them get out of pain. Her favorite place to live has been Arizona but she has adjusted well to the northwest and appreciates the four seasons. Her and her husband love hiking, snowshoeing, and boating. She recently took up Nordic walking and looks forward to participating in Bloom’s Day. She has a natural curiosity for learning and is studying Italian and Spanish. Steph has a fascination for llamas and loves traveling frequently to Cabo. In her spare time she likes to write and cook. She is pleased to be part of the best dental practice in Spokane!
Luci was born and raised in Spokane! She loves cooking and gardening and has won awards for both! Her previous catering business is a bonus for us as she brings us yummy treats! Luci is an extreme coupon clipper and she can save more money than you could imagine! She loves watching movies and making puzzles with her family. Her artistic abilities help her in her dental assisting career of almost 30 years! She even keeps us organized while helping patients discover the possibilities of a beautiful and healthy smile. It is not uncommon to see that her patients and coworkers become her family as she builds relationships with those she help.
We’re grateful to have our newest dental assistant recently join us! “Char” brings compassion and relationship-based care -- she listens and treats our patients with the TLC necessary in dealing with their dental challenges! She’s had over 20 years experience in the field and takes her responsibility seriously! When not at the office she finds her happy place with family. She loves camping and reading. Her greatest accomplishment and reward comes from spending time with her grandson.
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