About Caldera Dental Group
Dentists Who Care
Dentists Who Care
Your partners in oral health
At Caldera Dental Group, our patients are at the center of everything we do. Dr. Primley, Dr. Clark, and our dedicated team have designed an end-to-end dental experience that prioritizes fixing the root cause of oral health issues. We want to do more than just treat you — we want to help you sustain a beautiful smile you can be proud of.
Dr. Christopher Primley
Prior to moving to Central Oregon, Dr. Primley practiced in Portland and SW Washington, running an office with two other general dentists and an orthodontist. Being able to collaborate across specialties enabled him to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients. He continually pushes himself to learn and grow, and understands that like many things, dentistry is adaptive. Being up-to-date on the most current advances and technologies enables Dr. Primley to offer a wide range of solutions for his patients.
Dr. Primley received his BA in English Literature from the University of Washington. This background gave him the ability to look at clinical scenarios from both a scientific and artistic viewpoint, and is something he prides himself on. Following graduation, he focused on diversifying his skill set before entering into dental school. During the interim period, he held a number of leadership roles in retail management and multimedia editing in Seattle. He then received his dental education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During school he was an elected representative for ASDA, participating in organized dentistry events across the country. He was also a member of the Oral Surgery Club, the Diversity Club, and orchestrated all dental school community outreach initiatives. He graduated as a member of the academic honors society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
During his down time, you’ll always find Dr. Primley with his wife, Allie, his hilarious pup, Figgy, and his brand new twin boys Jack and Ellis! They love to experience all that Central Oregon has to offer, so you’ll typically find them scouting the local food scene, exploring a local coffee shop, or outside enjoying the beautiful high desert scenery. He loves to travel, and has a serious fascination with architecture and interior design.
Giving back to the community has been a cornerstone of his entire academic and professional career. He’s excited to grow with this community that has been so open and accepting, and offer his skills to improve the lives of others.
Believing that continual learning is essential, Dr. Primley continues to expand his skills and knowledge. He participates regularly in continuing education that makes him a better informed and more skillful provider for his patients. He is a proud member of the following dental societies:
Dr. Ed Clark
Dr. Ed Clark graduated from Redmond High School in 1982. He then proceeded with his education, graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in 1986. Then, in 1990 he graduated with High Honors from Oregon Health Sciences University where he received his doctorate in Dental Medicine.
Dr. Clark joined the Air Force completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois. He then served a three year tour at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina and is proud to have served his country during Operation Desert Storm.
Holding a strong belief in the importance of Continuing Education, Dr. Clark has completed many advanced courses in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, lasers, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, and surgery.
Dr. Clark is an active member of the Redmond Kiwanis Club. He supports local high school athletics and frequently donates to Little League Baseball. He supports the Deschutes County Fair by contributing to the animal auctions.
He has been a part of the Redmond community since 1972 when his parents relocated here. His father, Roy, was the owner of Overland Plumbing and his mother, June, is a retired LPN. He is the father of four children, Nick, Zach, Ben, and Lindsey. He loves spending time with his family, enjoying the fantastic outdoor recreational activities of Central Oregon including fishing, camping, hiking, and boating. He also is an avid cook and especially enjoys entertaining family and friends.
Dr. Clark’s passion is getting to know his patients and treating them like family. He builds relationships on a foundation of understanding and trust that will last a lifetime. He is proud to bring world class dental care to the Redmond community for the last twenty years, and Dr. Clark looks forward to taking care of you and your family.
Dr. Clark belongs to the following dental associations:
Comfortable and modern office
We believe that your comfort is crucial to providing a positive dental experience. We have a multitude of options to keep you comfortable, from sedation options, minimally invasive treatment options, advanced dental technology, and a gentle touch. When you step into our office, we promise that you’ll feel right at home.
Improve your smile, your life, and your confidence
Lovely people. I felt very well taken care of. The hygienist worked with me to reduce the number of cleanings I needed per year by helping me improve my daily cleaning routine.
- Claudia R.