“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.”

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Chris Chaffin DDS

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.

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Topher Chaffin DDS

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 has also partnered with a mobile education company, where he helped develop practice exam questions on mobile app to aid students who are studying for the national dental board exams.Dr. Topher loves making amazing smiles. He is committed to providing patient-centered, comprehensive care for patients of all ages. He brings a high level of expertise, humor, and passion for dentistry!Dr. Topher and his wife have a boy and girl, which combined, seem to have enough energy to power at least the Spokane Valley!He looks forward to meeting you soon!

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Tracy – Office Manager

Our fearless leader who has led our team for 20 years. After getting the smile of her dreams, she discovered the power of confidence in a smile. She enjoys helping others 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 over 40 years! Although she loves change, she also appreciates consistency, especially when it involves giving quality patient care!

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Terri – Clinical Coordinator

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!

Christi R – Registered Dental Hygienist

We've added another Cristi to our team so we refer to her as "Cristi R"! She is so favored of her patients they have followed her to our practice. What a treasure she is for us all! Cristi is one of those that LOVED going to the dentist when she was young and wanted to work in a similar atmosphere. She really listens to her patients and builds lasting bonds with them. Cristi enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and her Pug dog. She has 15 peacocks and enjoys feeding them but would love to find a new home for a few! Anyone want a peacock? Cristi loves party planning and having fun! Since she's a hugger, social distancing has proven challenging!

Andrean – Registered Dental Hygienist

Andrean is the newest addition to our dental team and has enjoyed getting to know our great patients. She grew up in the Midwest. Since living in Washington State the past 30 years, she has graduated from EWU, met her husband and now has two daughters! Washington is definitely now her home! Andrean has had the opportunity of traveling to Norway to learn of her heritage, and we wonder if that's the origin of her thick and beautiful curly hair? A medical mission in Africa proved very humbling, and traveling to Germany was one of her favorites! You will appreciate the gentle and compassionate care that she provides!

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Christy W – Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

Maria Carbajal, Registered Dental Assistant at Chaffin Dental Care in Spokane Washington
Maria – Registered Dental Assistant

Maria is a native of the Pacific Northwest, living most of her life in Northern Idaho and Washington. She is very family oriented and raised 2 daughters, and now enjoying 5 grandchildren and 3 stepsons! She previously was a CNA for the past 8 years and loves helping people! She attended River City Dental Assisting School and has been smiling ever since! Our office has never been quite as organized since having Maria onboard! She is happy to help others and has a contagious laugh! On her days off she enjoys riding her bike, drawing, taking a run, quilting, sewing and crocheting. She has a green thumb and has canned her garden for years! She is following her life-time dream of working in the dental field!

Kimberley Medley, Treatment and Financial Coordinator at Chaffin Dental Care in Spokane Washington
Kimberley – Treatment and Financial Coordinator

Kimberley has had a love for dentistry since she was 16 years old, and has worn several “hats” through the years. We are mixing her dental assisting abilities with her insurance and treatment planning skills to give you a visit full of expertise! She grew up in Southern, California but claims Spokane as her home as she’s raised 2 adult sons here and grown roots! Kimberley is a certified Doula and was even present for all 3 grandson’s births! Kimberley has been married over 40 years and likes to camp, travel and read!

Charlene-Dental Assistant at Chaffin Dental Care, in Spokane WA 99218
Charlene – Registered Dental Assistant

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.

Amanda - Registered Dental Assistant - Chaffin Dental Care
Amanda – Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda is a native of Western Washington, but came to the better side in 2014. She left us for a while, to pursue other ventures, but knew she needed to come back! We are so happy about that! She brings great expertise to our surgical department -- her favorite aspect of dentistry. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, camping and most outdoor activities, especially if they are shared with her husband and daughter. Amanda has started gardening and has grown some prize zucchini this year!

Bree – Registered Dental Assistant, CDA, CDD, EFDA

Now that’s a lot of letters behind her name! Bree has been in dentistry over 16 years and loves getting to know our patients. She is a lifelong resident of Spokane and has been married over 26 years. When away from work she enjoys kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking, hot yoga, and community fun-runs! Since she is an empty nester (her two daughters are grown), her yellow and chocolate lab invites the neighbor dog for frequent sleep-overs! Bree is an avid sport’s fan, especially following hockey.

Jarilyn Tomlinson at Chaffin Dental Care, In Spokane Washington
Jarilyn – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jarilyn recently moved here with her husband and 2 daughters from the Seattle area! They are adjusting to a slower paced environment and enjoying living near family! Jarilyn has been in dentistry for over 20 years and we feel SO LUCKY she landed in our practice when we were going through growth and transition! She’s eased our patients into being comfortable through our growth, as her skills and approach to patient care is welcoming! We can’t wait for you to meet her – she will meet your expectations!  Outside the office Jarilyn enjoys running, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends!

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