Columbia River Dentistry in Portland, Oregon always wants patients to feel safe and at ease under our professional care. Dr. Nathan G. Dustin and our dental team do this by providing the most comfortable environment and personalized services. We understand everyone has their own reasons for needing a dentist so we want to make sure you get the care you need without feeling additional stress or anxiety. We invite you to discover our unique approach to providing outstanding dental care. We call that approach “Dustin-Dentistry”. When you visit Portland, you will find that we have tailored your initial appointment to fit your needs, whatever they may be.
We welcome our patients warmly and make sure the specialists in our Portland location will attend to your every need. Our practice focuses on treating your oral problems and making every visit to our clinic a comfortable experience.
We offer a vast array of cosmetic and general dentistry treatments designed to correct any issues you may have and improve your overall dental health. We use digital X-rays and intraoral photography, which allows Dr. Nathan G. Dustin to get a more thorough look at your smile and to educate you. Our dental team here understand your dental health is directly linked to your overall health and wellbeing and want to make sure you get the care you require.
At Columbia River Dentistry in Portland, OR, we offer services to patients of any age. Whether you have persistent stains you haven’t been able to eliminate, or you need other alternatives to restore the beauty of your smile, our dental team is ready to help.
We offer the following cosmetic services:
Are you missing one or more permanent teeth in your mouth? Are you tired of looking at damaged or missing teeth? These are all great reasons to consider dental implants to restore your perfect smile!
Designed to match your unique features, dental implants can fill in the gap for a single tooth or a line of teeth. Let our team at Columbia River Dentistry help you share your gap-free smile with confidence.
At our Portland, Oregon location we provide general and family dentistry, aiming to help you and your family achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Depending on your individual needs, our dentist may recommend one or more of our general and family dental services, while making sure you understand your treatment options.
We offer the following services:
Our welcoming, experienced dental team in Portland, OR, is committed to making your visits with Dr. Nathan G. Dustin as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We will make sure that you understand all of your treatment options. Feel free to contact Columbia River Dentistry today to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Dr. Nathan G. Dustin received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the prestigious Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. Since dental school, he has taken hundreds of hours continuing dental education to stay current in the dental field.
Dr. Dustin is a graduate of the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum. This is an over-the-shoulder learning program where cosmetic dentistry is taught hands-on by some of the finest dentists in the field. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Dustin has received Advanced Certification II training in Invisalign, which is a way to straighten teeth without the traditional metal braces.
Dr. Dustin has received oral sedation training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. This allows our practice to safely sedate our patients that would like to sleep through their dental procedure.
He attended the White Cap Institute, which is a hands-on training program for the surgical placement of dental implants. For over 6 years, Dr. Dustin has successfully placed and restored dental implants. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
In addition, Dr. Dustin has received advanced training in the areas of diagnosis and treatment planning for complex restorative dentistry from the Spear Mastery Continuum.
He and his wife Christy are the proud parents of three daughters: Alyssa, Avery, and Cassidy. Aside from work, he enjoys mountain biking, golfing, water-skiing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Lance Bergeson graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Bergeson’s mission is to make each patient’s dental experience outstanding from beginning to end, and to build long lasting relationships based on trust.
Dr. Bergeson grew up on a farm in Royal City, Washington and is very excited to be based in the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife Brittany have four beautiful young children: Ben, Blakely, Nora and Taylor. He and his family enjoy being outdoors and love spending time together and cheering for the Mariners, Seahawks and Trailblazers.
Debbie has worked in the dental field for 19 years, and has been apart of Columbia River Dentistry for over 15 years. One of her favorite things about working is the patients; she treats them like their her extended family. Her and her husband have two children; and in her free time, Debbie loves being under the sun and loves to cook for her family and friends.
Alli has been a hygienist for about 4 years. She graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1998 and received a special departmental award for “outstanding commitment to professionalism in dental hygiene” from her professors and classmates upon graduating.
Alli is a mother of 3 active boys and has been married to her husband Ryan for 25 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and dancing. She also enjoys vacation with her husband and spending time with her sisters.
Caren has had the honor of being a dental hygienist for almost 39 years, with the privilege of spending 19 years working for Dr. Dustin. She is currently residing in Vancouver, Washington, but was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
Her and her husband Rick are proud parents of one son, Ryan, and consider his wife, Heather, their daughter. Caren loves running and training for half marathons, gardening, entertaining, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her husband jokingly says, “she loves to talk.” The best part of Caren’s work day is seeing her patients, she considers them to be part of her extended family, and loves caring for their dental health while building long lasting relationships.
Krista started working for Dr. Dustin in 2010 and has felt at home ever since! From having a less than desirable experience at the dentist as a child, Krista knew she wanted to work in healthcare. In her free time, Krista enjoys educating herself in the medical and dental fields, and when she is not at work, you can find her spending time with her family, friends and her Chihuahua mix puppy, Tucker. She also enjoys hiking and discovering new music.
Shasta attended Riverside Community College and received her dental assistant certificate. She has been a dental assistant for 15 years and has worked with Dr. Dustin for 6 years.
She is married to her wonderful husband Matt and has two beautiful daughters, Katelyn and Maia. When Shasta is not at soccer, she spends most of her time on walks and during the winter snowboarding with family and friends.
Jessica started her dental journey at Charter College in Vancouver, Washington and graduated in 2013. She considers herself a “dental nerd” because she absolutely loves everything about it. Her favorite part about her job is being apart of transforming someone’s smile. She believes it’s rewarding to see how happy and confident it makes them! Besides dental, you can find Jessica hiking, camping, playing disc golf and playing with her puppy, Millie, who loves the outdoors as much as she does.
Betty has been working at Columbia River Dentistry for the past 2 and a half years. As she studied nursing in college, she eventually pursued dental. Betty loves interacting with and getting to know her patients – she enjoys hearing about their lives and has gained some great new friends. Outside of the office, Betty is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful and grown-up daughters. When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with her family. She is also a huge sports fan. Go Seahawks! Go Mariners!