It may have been a while since your last exam. A year...3 yrs...5 yrs. We don't care. We have a zero shame policy in our office. We're here to help you achieve your oral health goals.
My Dad taught me it's not what you do, but how you do it. Craftsmanship was a core principle of my childhood that I've carried over into my profession as a dentist. I care about every exam, every filling, every crown, every procedure.
You matter. Period. We don't care what insurance you're on, your socioeconomic background, etc. I value the trust you put in me as your provider. Everyone deserves care. Everyone deserves respect. Everyone deserves empathy.
Born in Albuquerque. Dr. Arter's family moved to a rural town in Central Washington State shortly thereafter, where Dr. Arter realized the value of hard work as a youth laboring on orchards and potato farms. Creative in many ways, he demonstrated an affinity early on for music, the arts, and sciences, which sparked his interest in dentistry and set him on a trajectory to later achieve his dreams.
Dr. Arter graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver. CO. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and actively participates in two local groups: the San Juan Basin Dental Society and Montelores Oral Health Coalition.
Dr. Arter is passionate about dentistry and is very detail oriented, caring and loves his patients. He prides himself not only in the high quality of his work, but the patient experience as well, striving to provide a gentle and judgement free environment. Dr. Arter is personable, kind and thorough and will work together with you to achieve your dental health goals. Dr. Arter is married and has three beautiful children. When not dentisting, you'll find Dr. Arter playing his guitar, mountain biking, mountaineering, skiing or camping.