Christopher Carlson, D.D.S. 

Dr. Christopher Carlson grew up in southern Arizona among the large saguaro cacti. He traveled to the state of Nebraska to complete his undergraduate education at Creighton University where he met his wife, Rachel. The pair then moved to Colorado where Christopher earned his doctorate degree at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Because providing optimal care to his patients was a top priority for Dr. Carlson, he completed a year of general hospital residency at the University of Washington where he expanded his skill set working on advanced dental and surgical cases. Having experience working in a challenging hospital setting has allowed Dr. Carlson to work quickly and efficiently to help patients achieve their dental goals.

Outside of dentistry Dr. Carlson and Rachel enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. They love to try new restaurants and are always open to new suggestions. Although Dr. Carlson comes from the sunny desert heat, he thoroughly enjoys the Pacific Northwest and all the varying climates.

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5620 112th St E, Ste 250 

Puyallup, WA 98373


Nicole Ters, D.D.S. 

Dr. Nicole Ters recently moved to Washington from Big Island, Hawaii. She spent two years there, completing her Advanced Education in General Dentistry and serving the community in a public health clinic.  Dr. Ters learned a lot about patient care during her residency and she always makes the safety and comfort of her patients a priority.

Prior to living the island life, Dr. Ters was a Colorado native.  She attended the University of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Ters is enjoying Washington very much and hopes to continue to explore the great outdoors with her two dogs.

  Jonathan Walker, D.M.D. 

Dr. Jonathan Walker has enjoyed practicing dentistry in Puyallup since 2009. He was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and received his doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Walker and his wife Caprice, a local NW beauty from Edgewood, met in undergrad and decided to settle in Puyallup to raise their family of five boys. Dr. Walker enjoys working out, running, competing in Spartan obstacle races, playing piano and saxophone, and spending time with his family.

In 2015, Dr. Walker founded Walker Family Dental on South Hill and is dedicated to serving patients with the best care, honesty, and a little fun. He is a member of the Pierce County Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

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