Columbia River Dentistry
Nathan Dustin, DMD:
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Columbia River Dentistry
Nathan G. Dustin, DMD
Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Susan G. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been looking for a new dental office for months! I am a bit nervous when coming to the dentist, due to bad experiences in the past. When calling Columbia River Dentistry I noticed their enthusiasm about welcoming me to their office. I do not have the best dental health and was embarrassed about coming in. When speaking with Debbie she made it very clear that everything will be ok on my first visit. This is what helped me to actually “show up”. As I walked into the office I noticed the receptionist was very warm and welcoming as well. They then brought me back to the operatory where they started on x rays, which is usually an uncomfortable experience. Though with their state of the art technology I was able to watch the x ray pop up in front of me, this made the process a bit more interesting. Dr. Dustin then came in with yet another warm, welcoming hello. We started to discuss the treatment that was going to be needed and of course I was a bit nervous. They offered me Care Credit, which a great way to help with a payment plan to fit what I can afford at this time. We have now started on my treatment and I am more confident than I have been in years about my smile. I want to thank the whole Columbia River Dentistry team for helping with my dental phobia. I recommend them to all my friends and family. I have now found my new DENTAL HOME!

Linda Barnett (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Nathan Dustin for more than 18yrs. He is a superb Dentist, caring, proficient, always using the latest technologies. His staff is informed, extremely friendly and efficient. Columbia River Dentistry will give you an affordable, satisfying experience to meet your needs. Our needs have always been met with extreme satisfaction.

Jessica Flatt (Source: Facebook)


Every time I go to Columbia River Dentistry I have a great experience. All the staff are super friendly and willing to answer any questions I may have. They do a great job explaining what they’re going to do before they do it and when it happens. I appreciate the gentle care they take with making sure they don’t go near any extra tender/sore spots I may have. They always ask me about my personal life and make me feel so welcome (then they remember all this 6 mos later!!!)! I’d recommend Columbia River Dentistry to anyone and everyone!

Mats A. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient here for many years. I found Dr Dustin after a trauma, looking for a specialist in dental implants and have been a regular patient ever since. Dr Dustin did an amazing job with my implant, he is very attentive to details, extremely courteous and always making sure he listens to concerns, answers questions and overall taking the necessary time needed to ensure you’re well-informed and at ease. The rest of the staff are just awesome too. From the office administrator Debbie, to the hygienists Karen and Krista and the rest of the staff. I’ve had Karen several times and Krista once, they really do a thorough job cleaning, explaining what’s going on, making sure you’re comfortable and giving overall great advice how to improve your oral hygiene. Overall the core staff has more or less remained the same throughout all the years i’ve been going here. I really recommend this place. I keep going here even though i’m 30+ miles away from their office on the west side of town and there are plenty of dentistries over here too.

Gene Parish (Source: Google)


While on a business trip I found myself in a lot of pain. After searching the internet to find a dentist I was referred by a local restaurant. There are a lot of choices in the area but you don’t need to waste any time looking around. I needed a root canal and I never knew that a dentist could make this a pleasant treatment. From a person who is terrified I can honestly say that this is the best dental practice on the planet. From the second you walk in the door you know you are with true professionals. Thank you for seeing my and helping with this issue! Never have I known that a dentist could make such a procedure that comfortable. Thank you all for your help you truly are a blessing. There really is no need to look for any other dentist on the planet!

Valere O. from Corvallis, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here for years! I started when I used to work around the block and coworkers had recommended this office. Since then I have changed employment but still drive here for all of my dental needs. Dr. Dustin is a gentle dentist and his staff are caring and upbeat. They have been the same core staff from when I started going here which is nice. Makes me less anxious seeing familiar faces. Yes, I am an anxious patient! They have made modifications in their treatment plans to accommodate for this – things I didn’t even know were possible before they mentioned it to me, thanks guys! 🙂 Another plus is if you need a crown, Dr. Dustin makes it right there on the spot. You leave the office with your permanent, beautiful new tooth and can start eating with confidence right away. No more temporaries popping off during inconvenient moments.

Arek K. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was a patient here about 2 years ago and I had a few things done. First, I was looking for a dentist who made crowns on the spot and dr Dustin did. Second, I was looking for a place that was open on Saturdays and his practice did. But I’m posting this review not just because of those. I had a few crowns done and when I went for a checkup now 2-3 years later, the dentist was wholly impressed with the work dr Dustin did: very precise and perfectly matching the tooth. I knew he did because I trusted him then and I never developed any issues since. But having another dentist tell me that someone else did a truly fine job on my teeth strengthened my conviction about dr Dustin’s excellent work. He’s kind of a perfectionist when you’re there but you want that for your teeth and that’s why I wanted to post this review to recommend dr Dustin’s work to others. And trust me, I’ve seen my share of dentists in my life and have never been compelled enough to post such a glowing review. Dr Dustin: thank you!

Courtney Jones (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Parkrose Dental for about nine years. I was referred by a friend when I told her I didnt want to go to my regular dentist because he could never seem to get my mouth numb. I tried Park Rose dental, I sat with Dr. Dustin and explained why I was giving his office a try. He listened and has continued to do so over the years. He always waits and makes sure I am numb and there have been occasions in a long procedure where he stops in the middle to administer more meds when needed. No one likes going to the dentist but there I am always sure I will be taken care of in a gentle manner. The staff is wonderful and I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.

Ashley H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have worked with this office for over 2 years now and have had many dental procedures done. I was looking for a dentist who would be with me for the long haul and I have found him. Dr Dustin and the entire staff at his office have been very kind, helpful, and informative. I have had a lot of dental work for the past 25 years and his office has been one of the best. He is always honest with me about what is going on; when my teeth are causing problems, he has always been there to talk to me and check in both in the evenings and on the weekends. I try to be a good patient, and my teeth are super high maintenance and cause me a lot of anxiety so I am super grateful to have found this office. You can trust this office, they are good people

Maurelle Lampkin (Source: Google)


My experience with this office was great! The staff was more than welcoming and attentive to my needs. They made sure I was comfortable and were great teachers. From the doctor to the front office manager, the entire team excelled in their positions and with getting to know their patients. I was very happy to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from them. They truly went above and beyond!

Kaily Pontbriand (Source: Google)


i had a wonderful experience with the entire team at CRD. I have a lot of anxiety around dental work ,they  made me feel more comfortable after one conversation. I decided to give them a try and quickly learned that everyone in this office is just as kind and accommodating. I’m so happy to have found a hygienist and dentist that are gentle and really treat you like a friend, not just another set of teeth. I will definitely be back!

Emen Chhay (Source: Google)


Through all my life going to the dentist has been a bad experience! But today was different. I had a warm welcome, a nice visit for a change. The staff was great. I am excited for my next visit. This is the place to go if you want to be treated like a normal human. Thank you all for changing my experience at the dentist.

Lila Sims (Source: Google)


The staff at Columbia River Dentistry are the best. They go above and beyond to help you get a beautiful smile and make sure you’d insurance pays to keep yours costs down They are patient and gentle with their clients. And they are there for you in an emergency. Thank you for all you do!

Niki Dejeu (Source: Google)


I’ve known Columbia River Dentistry for over 10 years. After a few years, I left them in order to go where my insurance covered a little better. As it happened during fall of 2020 the office I ended up at would not return 4 of my calls. Having missed my yearly cleaning and now I had a broken tooth, I was very frustrated. Then I remembered Columbia River Dentistry and decided to call them and see if i could get in. They welcomed me back with open arms and got my problem fixed and even got a cleaning the next day. Awesome service, loved all the staff some old, some new…Im staying this time!!!!

GW. Jerry D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


March of 2018, I said, oh if I could award 10 stars.  Today, I wish I could award 20 plus stars.  I cannot begin to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Dustin,  and the whole team at Columbia River Dentistry in Portland and the offices in Vancouver. The care, comfort and concern given by all the folks at CRD is second to none and I so recommend them to everyone.  They are so wonderful.  I look forward to a long relationship with this team.  Try them, I know you will like them.

Jerry D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Oh if I could award 10 stars.  I am having total dental reconstruction, or at least it feels like that, and I have to tell you all.  The team at Columbia River Dentistry is far and away the best.  I am feeling so good after my first extractions and can hardly wait for the process to continue and move to the next phase.  Dr. Dustin and the team are so cool.  I can tell you that you will not find a better experience and a better team anywhere else in Portland. All I can do is recommend them and I hope you will take me up on that recommendation when you seek dental service.  You will be so happy.  I am. When you used to think of going to the dentist, what comes to mind??   OMG, how to get out of this…..BUT let me tell you, when I think of going to the dentist and especially at Columbia River Dentistry, I always have a smile. What an experience.   The moment you arrive and Lori and Debby there to greet you, wait a moment and Rigo with that infectious smile is there to welcome you to your time with the team with Dr. Dustin.  I am so excited about the end result and have felt so comfortable through this process. I am over the moon in my feelings toward Columbia River Dentistry.  I have said it before, if I could, I would rate CRD a 10 star.

Brian Peeters (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here for 2 years now and every time it is a pleasant experience. The staff is SUPER friendly along with Dr. Dustin. He is very professional and I never feel like I am being upsold. I plan to be a patient for years to come and I will continue to recommend Parkrose Dental Studio! Keep up the great work! You are a model for so many other businesses out there!

Thomas Strittmatter (Source: Google)


I’ve always received a warm welcome & the greatest service from Dr Dustin & everyone @ Columbia River Dentistry. Whether its a normal checkup or an emergency procedure, we’ve never been dissatisfied with the service. I would give them more than 5 stars if allowed on this review & I hope that anyone reading this review will give them the opportunity like we did many years ago.

Tanna P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had been calling around and pricing a new patient exam and the morning I got the groupon email I purchased it for parkrose dental $59 for x-rays, exam, and cleaning. I don’t have dental insurance so this was a great deal! Debbie the front desk lady wad super nice and welcoming. The gal who did the x-rays was very nice as well (sorry I forgot her name). Karen was the hygienist! I scheduled my 6mo follow up with her! She was great and helped me understand what was going on with my teeth and spent a lot of time with me. Lastly Dr. Dustin was great ad friendly and asked questions and genuinely cared and thanked me for coming in.

DJ. G. from Bend, OR (Source: Yelp)


I heard about Parkrose via Groupon and my first thought was, “NE 122nd Avenue?! I’m not going to Pendleton to get my teeth cleaned!” And then my never-subservient index finger clicked and I was going. Very glad I did. I scored a great 10 mile bike ride in the sun on the way (I’d recommend taking the bike path along Marina Drive, which is great…and beats the hell out of sucking fumes and dodging irate vehicles (and their equally angry drivers) near Columbia and I-205) and arrived a scant 2 minutes before my appointment. Sorry for the long parentheses…what was I talking about? Right! Dentists. The receptionist was cheery and friendly and even brought my parched self some water. Stephanie the dental hygienist was quick, cheery and totally professional…and their digital x-ray machine (along with all the rest of their equipment) was the best you can get. (Not that I know medical equipment – I’m not in dental sales! – but it was shiny and my brain didn’t simmer when they x-rayed me.) After my teeth were shiny and (almost) white, Dr. Nathan Dustin checked out my cavities and sent me on my merry way. Apparently my PREVIOUS dentist had made a mistake with a couple fillings and I needed to have them replaced because there were cavities brewing beneath their white facade. Thumbs 100% down… Don’t be skerred. Parkrose is a short jaunt off the freeway, Sandy Blvd or Columbia, parking is free, the office is spotless and the service impeccable. Check it out!

Steph H. from Overland Park, KS (Source: Yelp)


I purchased the Groupon for this office as well. Like many of the other reviewers, I don’t have insurance, and finding an affordable place was a struggle. This location is waaaay out of the way for me, but I was so happy with my experience that I’ll make the trek out there whenever I need to. Karen was my hygienist and she was so friendly and knowledgeable! I was a little worried about going to the dentist with a Groupon, thinking that I might get sub-par service or be “upsold” on more expensive procedures. That wasn’t the case at all. My visit was very pleasant. I have one problem area that needs to be fixed, but there was no pressure to get it done right away. Dr. Dustin explained the options and before I left, the receptionist printed out a summary of what I needed to have done, including the cost, so I can determine when I can have the work done. Overall, this was a really great experience, and I would recommend this office and staff without reservations.

Alethea S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had been shopping around for a dentist for several weeks because I don’t have dental insurance and it had been a year since my last cleaning. As luck would have it, they offered a $59 x-rays, cleaning & exam on Groupon. I hesitated to purchase despite the great value (the next cheapest place I had found was going to cost at least $120 for the same services) because of their location. I live in The Pearl and don’t have a car. Also, I will be leaving Portland this month and will not be back for about a year as I’m traveling around the world, so I had a very narrow window to get in for the appointment. The day I purchased the Groupon, I call Parkrose to make the appointment. Already they were booked up until September so I put myself on their cancellation list. After not hearing from them for about a week, I decide to call them once a week to remind them I needed to get in quickly if there were any cancellations. My efforts finally paid off and I had my appointment today. While it was not terribly complicated to get to their office from downtown (you can take a combination of buses and/or the MAX), it still took about 80 minutes door-to-door from The Pearl. Also, it’s worth mentioning that their location on NE 122nd is in a bit of an industrial area with a lack of sidewalks from the nearest bus stop most of the way to their office. When I arrived at the office, I was greeted by the friendly receptionist and given a few pages of standard paperwork to fill out. That took less than 5 minutes and soon an assistant led me back to the room to start the process. She introduced herself and settled me in, then took all the x-rays (full mouth) which took about 10 minutes. Then the hygienist came in and introduced herself and we proceeded to chat (as much as I was able) during my very thorough cleaning. Karin was super friendly and extremely diligent with the entire process (plaque removal, power cleaning, flossing). I really appreciated the extra time (almost an hour) she took to ask questions in the beginning then make sure my teeth were as clean as possible. Immediately after she finished, Dr. Dustin came in and chatted with me before taking a good look at my teeth and my x-rays. He made sure to thank me for coming in because of the Groupon and indicated that he hoped I would come back the next time I need dental care. Overall, I highly recommend Parkrose Dental Studio. Their offices are very clean & modern, with all the latest equipment. The entire staff was super friendly. Of course, I understand if you are in urgent need of dental care, you may need to consider the possibility that it could be several months before you can get an appointment due to the popularity of the Groupon. But this was a great deal and I had such a great experience that I would still go back even if I had to pay out of pocket with no Groupon.

Jeremy Madison (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here ever since I moved to Portland and I’ve never been happier with my dental care. The front office staff, and both dentists have been phenomenal every visit. They remember my name, details about my teeth, and even the life stuff that comes up. They make me feel important and I couldn’t ask for a better team.

Paul Billings (Source: Facebook)


I’m a new patient of Dr. Dustin. I was extremely impressed with the level of customer service I received from him and his entire staff. Dr. Dustin explained each step of the dental procedure and made me feel extremely comfortable and safe. Not only did his staff exceed my expectations, his equipment is by far the best I’ve ever seen. I was able to get a root canal and crown all in the same visit. No temporary crown. Dr. Dustin used hIs 3D software to make me a porcelain crown in under 15 min. And it fit perfectly the first time he placed it on my tooth. That’s unreal! I highly recommend Dr. Dustin to anyone who is in need of a dentist and is thinking of switching.


We are passionate about providing comprehensive, life changing dentistry. We value the close relationships that we have with our patients. We use the latest technology to provide outstanding dental care. In 2002 we moved our practice to our current location. Our office is modern and inviting. You can expect to be treated like a part of our family. We are easy to find on 122nd Avenue just off of Airport Way. You’d be hard pressed to find a person on this earth that doesn’t like Dr. Nathan Dustin. His patients keep coming back (some for almost 20 years!) not only because he’s one of the top dentists in the Portland area, but because he’s a genuine friend to everyone that walks through the door. It’s easy to see he cares about more than just your smile, he wants the best for every patient. Dr. Dustin received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the prestigious Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997, and since graduating he has he has taken hundreds of hours of continuing dental education to stay current and cutting edge for his patients. His list of expertise and training is too long to list, but we’ll give it our best shot!He 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 has received Advanced Certification II training in Invisalign® and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Dustin has also received oral sedation training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. This allows Columbia River Dentistry to safely sedate patients that would like to sleep through their dental procedure. He has attended the White Cap Institute, which is a hands-on training program for the surgical placement of dental implants and has successfully placed and restored dental implants in practice since 2000. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Dustin has also received advanced training in the areas of diagnosis and treatment planning for complex restorative dentistry from the Spear Mastery Continuum. When he’s not busy giving patients a beautiful smile, he enjoys mountain biking, golfing, water-skiing, watching college football, catching a good NBA game, and spending time with family. He and his wife Christy can tell you about all their adventures touring national parks on their motorcycles are the proud parents of three daughters: Alyssa, Avery, and Cassidy.