Christopher Primley, DMD
It is such a privilege to be able to practice dentistry. Being able to create a positive change in my patients’ lives is what drives me every day. No matter the size of the change, big or little, I get excited knowing that I play a role in making a positive impact on their oral health. I understand that dentistry can feel foreboding. The mouth is a personal space, and trust and communication are essential. It’s my goal to always advocate for my patients and help them make informed decisions that empower them to achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile of their dreams.
Prior to moving to Central Oregon, I practiced in Portland and SW Washington, running an office with two other general dentists and an orthodontist. Being able to collaborate across specialties enabled me to provide the best possible outcomes for my patients. I continually push myself to learn and grow, and understand that like many things, dentistry is adaptive. Being up-to-date on the most current advances and technologies enables me to offer a wide range of solutions for my patients.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
I received my BA in English Literature from the University of Washington. This background gave me the ability to look at clinical scenarios from both a scientific and artistic viewpoint, and is something I pride myself on. Following graduation, I wanted to diversify my skill set before entering into dental school. During the interim period, I held a number of leadership roles in retail management and multimedia editing in Seattle. I received my dental education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During school I was an elected representative for ASDA, participating in organized dentistry events across the country. I was also a member of the Oral Surgery Club, the Diversity Club, and orchestrated all dental school community outreach initiatives. I graduated as a member of the academic honors society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Believing that continual learning is essential, I’ve continued to expand my skills and my knowledge. I participate regularly in continuing education that makes me a better informed and more skillful provider for my patients. I’m a proud member of the following dental societies:
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
During my down time, you’ll always find me with my wife, Allie, our hilarious pup, Figgy, and our brand new twin boys Jack and Ellis! We love to experience all that Central Oregon has to offer, so you’ll typically find us scouting the local food scene, exploring a local coffee shop, or outside enjoying the beautiful high desert scenery. I love to travel, and have a serious fascination with architecture and interior design.
Giving back to the community has been a cornerstone of my entire academic and professional career. I’m excited to grow with this community that has been so open and accepting, and offer my skills to improve the lives of others.