Christopher Swisher DDS

board certified pediatric dentist

Dr. Swisher's dental career unofficially began in Kenya with his father in 1996. During this time period, he took several trips with his father doing volunteer dental work in places such as Kenya, Borneo, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and South Africa. His career officially began upon graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2004. After several years of working in Southern California, he decided to further his training by entering a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital, in the Bronx, NY. Here he spent much of his time working with special needs children and adults at the Rose F. Kennedy Dental Center for Mental Retardation at the Einstein School of Medicine. Following residency, Dr. Swisher took on traveling jobs working at Community Health clinics in Hawaii, then back to New York to work in private practice.

In 2012, he found himself on another traveling job, but this time in Hood River, where his father grew up. He worked for two and a half years at A Kidz Dental Zone, before starting his own practice.

Currently, he holds an affiliate faculty position at the University of Washington, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the local ABCD (Access to Baby and Child Dentistry) representative for the state of Washington. And in 2011, he became a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When he's not in the office, you'll likely find him somewhere outdoors enjoying life.

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Anne Office Manager

Hello! I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to The Gorge in 2015 where I enjoy partaking in a lot of the outdoor recreation this area has to offer. When I’m not working you can find me kayaking the rivers or exploring the mountain. At Little Shredders, I am the office manager and surgery scheduler and have loved getting to know the families of the area!

Katie Dental Assistant

Hello! I have worked as a pediatric dental assistant since 2012. I was born and raised in Hood River. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.

Griselda Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Hood River, I have been in the dental field for 10+ years and enjoy working with kids. I love being able to help create a fun and positive dental visit. I enjoy nature and being outside.

Elizabeth Dental Assistant

Hi, I was born and raised in The Gorge and at Little Shredders I am a dental assistant. During the summertime you can find me hiking, walking my dog or catching some sun down at the river.