Dr. Chris Collins Cheney DentistryDr. Chris Collins received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University Dental School in 2005. Since then, he has been practicing at Collins Family Dentistry in Cheney, changing lives by transforming smiles. He has deep roots in the Cheney area, including local family. His B.S. in Biology is from Washington State University.

Dr. Collins believes in delivering outstanding dentistry and outstanding dental experiences. Dr. Collins completes extensive continuing education regularly to help him provide the highest quality dentistry. Among the courses he has met are Botox and Restalyn instruction. In addition, he attended Brock Rondeau’s Advanced Orthodontic Seminars and Cosmetic Veneers courses at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Collins is a member of several dental organizations that help hold him to the highest standards of conduct and excellence, including the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

When not working at Collins Family Dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their three children. He supports Cheney youth sports and the Children’s Miracle Network with the rest of the Collins Family Dentistry Team.

Family Dentist FAQs

A pediatric dentist is a specialist in pediatric dentistry–they exclusively treat children and are not supposed to practice general dentistry. A family dentist is a general dentist trained to treat all dental patients. They may have different experience levels and inclinations for treating children at their practice.

As a general dentist, a family dentist can offer your entire family a full range of services. From essential checkups to dental implant procedures and everything in between, a family dentist is prepared to provide for all your dental needs. This often includes cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and more.
When your child starts seeing a dentist–about the time their first teeth emerge–it makes sense to see a pediatric dentist. However, you can transition your child to a family dentist as soon as your child is mature enough to handle the experience. Ideally, your child should have several years to build a relationship with a family dentist who can remain their dentist for life.

A dentist who knows your family can better understand the challenges your family faces regarding oral health. Factors like genetics, diet, and oral hygiene habits mean family members often have similar risks of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

The family that sees the dentist together keeps their teeth together.

At Collins Family Dentistry, we know that not taking dental insurance saves our patients money. It makes our operation more efficient. We offer financing if you need assistance with the cost of dental care. In addition, you can still file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance provider.