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The Doctors         

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists who make us the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services 0n Mercer Island.

Dr. Chris Lewis

Professional

Dr. Lewis grew up on Mercer Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School  before attending the University of Washington.  After receiving a degree in Chemistry, he attended the UW School of Dentistry, graduating with Honors in 1984.  He immediately entered practice on Mercer Island with his father, Dr. Robert Lewis, who established the practice in 1959.  Dr. Lewis has also taught at the UW School of Dentistry for 37 years in various courses, however most consistently for a weekly class teaching dental anatomy and occlusion.  He lectures on various topics including maxillary incisors, mandibular molars and premolars, traumatic occlusion, and parafunction (clenching and grinding).

Interests in Dentistry 

Dr. Lewis was the first dentist on Mercer Island to restore implants.  After 34 years and thousands of restorations, it remains a particular interest among the many procedures he has the opportunity to perform.  He also truly enjoys teaching at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  Having the opportunity to be a part of the development of young dentists and give back to the school where he trained is an honor.  He has been awarded Instructor of the Year at the dental school over 34 times and has been a Seattle Met Magazine “Top Dentist” continuously for many years.

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle/King County Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity
  • Eastside Dental Seminars

Personal

Dr. Lewis loves skiing in winter and summer, playing soccer, weightlifting and travel.  He has been married to Lisa since 1984.  They have one son, Michael, who is an accountant.

Dr. Kristen Gibson

Professional

Dr. Gibson was raised in Ferndale, Washington, where she was a multi-sport athlete and a drum major in Ferndale’s award-winning marching band.   She decided during elementary school that she wanted to be a dentist because of some great role models that she had.  After graduating with honors from Ferndale High School, Kristen attended the University of Washington where she earned a B.S. in Biology in 1988, and her D.D.S. from the UW School of Dentistry in 1992.  After graduation, she was invited to join both Drs. Chris and Bob Lewis in their long established practice here on Mercer Island.  She has been selected as a ‘Top Dentist’ with Seattle Magazine multiple times.

Interests in Dentistry

Dr. Gibson enjoys seeing families and putting all the pieces of their dental health together.   In particular, she enjoys treating the children in the practice.  From a technical standpoint, Kristen especially likes the esthetic aspects of her practice.

Affiliations

  • American Dental Society
  • Washington State Dental Society
  • Seattle/King County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Personal

Dr. Gibson has been married to John since 1990 and they have two very busy children, Kaija and Matt.   Both are involved in sports which take up a lot of the family’s time.  Kaija attends The University of Washington where she plays for the softball team, while Matt attends the University of North Dakota and is studying to be a pilot.

 

Dr. Clara Felker

Professional

Dr. Felker grew up on Mercer Island, attending Mercer Island High School and later the University of Washington earning a degree in psychology. She was accepted to the UW School of Dentistry where she became a student of Dr. Lewis’.  During her education, she focused on working with underserved populations in community health clinics, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and in rural neighborhoods. Dr. Felker received additional experience while serving on an oral surgery rotation in Jamaica, an advanced clinical rotation in geriatric dentistry, and a special study on oral lesions. She received the Earl C. Maston scholarship for excellence in preclinical operative dentistry and served as the President of the UW chapter of the American Student Dental Association. Along with being in private practice, she is currently teaching part time at the UW dental school, an activity she began as a 4th year student.

Interests in Dentistry

Dr. Felker was invited to join Dr. Gibson and Dr. Lewis at their practice on Mercer Island after graduation. She is excited to not only expand the office hours but also expand the services offered including extractions and root canals. She is passionate about her pursuit of excellence in dentistry and using those skills to benefit her community.

 

Affiliations

  • American Dental Society
  • Washington State Dental Society
  • Seattle/King County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Personal

Dr. Felker enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, sports, and culinary adventures. She lives by Greenlake with her boyfriend Eric and dog Luna who keeps her active with swimming and fetch. Her parents still live on Mercer Island and she has two older sisters who also live nearby.