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Meet Dr. Craig Ellsworth

Dr. Craig Ellsworth comes from a family with medicine in its bloodlines. But while several of his relatives are veterinarians specializing in racehorses, Dr. Ellsworth followed a different track.

A graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and Northwestern University dental residency program, the Southern California native prefers tending to human teeth because it allows him to use his creativity and his talent for design. He has been a dentist for more than 25 years.

It’s no surprise that he loves his adopted home of Spokane Valley, WA since his interests include mountain biking, wake surfing, and deep-sea fishing.

He and his wife, Sherrill, have six children.

An Award-Winning Dentist

Dr. Ellsworth Talks About His Journey on Becoming a Dentist Read Transcript

Both Dr. Ellsworth and his practice have earned awards. Inland Empire Magazine named him to its list of “Best Dentists,” and Clifton and Associates honored Family Dental of Spokane Valley with its Practice of the Year award.

He credits these honors to his commitment to treating his patients as he wants to be treated.

Reflecting his broad expertise, Dr. Ellsworth is a member of the American Dental Association, Tri County Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association, and International Association for Orthodontics.

A Dentist Who Knows Technology

Dr. Ellsworth stays on top of dental technology trends. His Spokane Valley, WA office is outfitted with high-tech tools such as a CO2 laser which allows him to quickly, and in most cases, non-surgically treat gum disease, painlessly reshape gumlines and treat other gum abnormalities and irritations. A special type of CT radiographic 3D scanning machine provides unprecedented diagnostic and treatment capabilities.

Dr. Ellsworth even uses technology to make you feel more directly involved in your treatment. For instance, he examines you with an intraoral camera that gives you a high-resolution view of the inside of your mouth. So he can show you exactly where you may have a cavity or other issue that requires attention.

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