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.