Meet the Team
Dr Craig Christian DDS
read more…Dr Craig ChristianDr. Christian continues to bring cutting edge technologies and services into his general dentistry practice. Working with Cone Beam Imaging, Hard and Soft tissue Lasers and treating Sleep Apnea are only a few of the modalities he utilizes to provide excellent dental care for his patients.×
Dr Ezra Christian DDS
read more…Dr Ezra ChristianDr. Ezra and his staff enjoy helping people and believe in listening to your needs and customizing a plan to create a beautiful and healthy smile. He continues his education every year, learning better ways to care for his patients and meet their needs.×
Theresa Forsyth Office Staff
read more…Theresa ForsythTheresa has over ten years experience in dental management. She strives to be well-versed in business matter, especially insurance procedures including billing eligible services to her patient's medical insurance. She would be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your appointments, billing, or insurance matters.×
Liz Perkins Office Staff
read more…Liz PerkinsLiz has been in the dental field for almost 20 years. She is a great asset to our team with her vast knowledge of dental and medical insurance billing. In addition, she has a great attitude and always has our patient’s best interests as her #1 priority.×
Lisa Neal Sterilization Tech
Kristy James Hygienist
read more…Kristy JamesKristy has gained vast experience as a clinician working in a wide range of dental offices throughout Eastern Washington. Her continued education and training with Biolase, a laser technology company, has allowed her to share her knowledge with others.×
Kristi Erdman Dentist Assistant
read more…Kristi ErdmanWith over 26 years of dental assisting under her belt, Kristi brings so much to our dental family, with a bright smile for each of her patients! Her main focus for continued education has been dental implant training, orthodontics, and sleep apnea devices.×
Katie Allen Hygienist
read more…Katie AllenKatie is our newest hygienist. Joining our team in 2014, Katie is very passionate about the oral health of all of her patients. A strong focus for her is providing periodontal treatment.×
D'Anna Petersen Dentist Assitant
read more…D'Anna PetersenD'Anna has been with Riverstone Dental since 2009 and is an integral part of the team. She has many years of experience in chair-side dental assisting, and is well-versed in the nuances of front office and management.×
Charity Carpino Office Staff
read more…Charity CarpinoCharity joined our dental family in December 2013. She brings with her an extensive background in marketing and customer service. Charity enjoys the daily interaction with our patients and providing them with the best possible solutions to meet all of their dental needs.×
Beca Staley Dentist Assistant
read more…Beca StaleyBeca has been with the Riverstone Dental team since 2011 and truly enjoys what she does. As a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, she loves discovering how dentistry and oral health plays such a major role in our well being.×
Ashley Harris Dentist Assistant
- Kristi is the BEST! I'm sure it's a tough situation for both of us, but she always has a smile and great attitude. She is gentle when she is cleaning my teeth and never chastises me for not brushing. I know that I don't always keep up with the flossing/brushing, but she handles that with tact. It makes me want to do better after my visits vs resenting the dental staff for giving me a hard time.~ Kevin
- Ashley and Lisa are great, explaining everything as they went, which I really appreciated. Dr. Ezra answered all my many questions, which I also appreciate. I even complimented Charity before I left telling her she's a real SWEETHEART. She's always got a smile and is so very personable. All your staff really goes out of their way to help!~ Debbie
- Our visits have always been great, just what we expect them to be. Thank you so much for caring. We also have recommended our friends and family to you.~ Phillip
- BEST EVER!!!~ Justin
- Great customer service as usual!~ Dionne
- The staff and dental assistants are always kind and make me feel comfortable, Dr. Christian always treats me with respect.~ Francis
- I absolutely LOVE you guys. I drive 160 miles to see you!~ Kathy
- I met Courtney for the first time. She cleaned my teeth and was VERY pleasant to be around. I have been a patient of Dr. Craig for many years and always feel comfortable going there.~ Audrey
- I always enjoy talking with the people at RiverStone Dental especially Dr. Christian.~ Bill
- You are all SO AMAZING!~ Michele
- + New Tom Cone Beam X-Ray
- The New Tom Cone Beam Medical Grade X-ray is the latest in digital x-ray technology. It offers greater accuracy and the sharpest, clearest images possible, plus much more! This technology can help to study and evaluate bone and gum diseases, jaw fractures, tooth development, impacted teeth, TMJ disorders, sinus problems and other oral diseases — as well as creating custom implant surgical guides!
Allowing for better and faster diagnosis, treatment planning, and a higher level of patient care, Safe Beam™ automatically adjusts the radiation dosage. This technology uses intermittent bursts of radiation — which last only milliseconds — during image acquisition. Safe Beam™ technology automatically and continuously monitors system operations, thereby eliminating the possibility of unnecessary exposures.
We pride ourselves on being the only dental office in our area to use this technology!
This service is something that typically can be covered by your medical insurance. Please feel free to ask any questions about this new, advanced technology.
- + Dental Implants
- A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders, or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth, in some cases additional treatment is needed before a dental implant can be performed. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Our doctors will diagnose based on your specific needs and come up with a treatment plan designed just for you!
- + Laser-Assisted Dentistry
- Lasers have been used in dentistry for many years because of the precise control they afford the dentist and the comfort they provide to patients. In Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, the teeth are first cleaned of any debris or calcified deposits. Then the laser is used to selectively remove diseased or infected gum tissue lining the pockets around your teeth. At the same time the laser will kill the bacteria that cause your gum disease and promote healing of your gums around your teeth.
Laser dentistry also helps increase circulation and collagen formation at the bottom of your periodontal pockets and helps speed healing. One of the biggest advantages of laser therapy is that many times procedures can be performed with minimal or no anesthetic.
- + Mercury Free (Bio-compatible) Dentistry
- Mercury amalgam fillings, also known as “silver amalgam” fillings, are made up of almost 50% mercury, one of the most toxic substances known to man.
Mercury vapors are released from these fillings twenty-four hours a day, and the act of chewing releases even more of these toxic fumes. These fillings are typical of older dental work, and are characterized by their shiny, metallic appearance.
We specialize in removal of mercury fillings. Each patient is assessed and every safety precaution is taken to ensure you are protected from toxic exposure during removal.
Material testing for allergies
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) provides dentists and physicians with extensive information about their patients’ individual sensitivities so that the least offensive materials can be chosen and used in their treatments.
Because each of us possesses a unique biochemistry, these substances effect each of us differently and in varying degrees. For some, the effects of certain substances (and their corrosion byproducts) can be toxic and hazardous, and may result in serious health problems. A substance which causes little or no reaction in one individual can prove harmful to another.
For more information, please visit www.iaomt.org.
- + Sedation Dentistry
- Sedation Dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. The pharmacological agents usually belong to a class of drugs called sedatives.
Sedation Dentistry has become very popular because it offers several benefits for both the patient and the dentist. For some patient groups, the use of sedation dentistry is actually the only way that they can get the dental care they need and improve their dental health.
We are committed to making your visit with us as pleasant as possible! Please let us know if sedation is something that would benefit you.
- + Hygiene
- The basis of sound dental care and keeping your teeth beautiful for a lifetime is routine hygiene and maintenance.
We customize your professional hygiene treatments on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health. Many people have infections in the gums and bone and don’t even know it because it does not cause any pain. You can expect us to determine what is necessary to keep you healthy and infection-free before it’s too late.
We use the latest in Laser Dentistry in addition to Ultrasonic instruments are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well.
- + Invisalign
- Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Learn more on the Invisalign website: www.invisalign.com
- + Sleep Apnea
- Serious Sleep Apnea is a life threatening condition during which a person stops breathing repeatedly throughout the night. During deep restful sleep (REM sleep) all muscles relax and the airway will close off in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The result is a poor night’s rest due to the body waking up all night struggling for breath.
Long term complications include high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for relationship difficulties, job impairment, and motor vehicle crashes.
We can also provide treatment for sleep apnea using the latest in dental appliance therapy — some of which may be billed to medical insurance for you.
Learn more here: www.watermarkmedical.com