Dr. Craig Merrihew, DDS

Dr. Craig Merrihew, DDS

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Dr. Craig Merrihew is a General Dentist serving the Riverside area for more than 30 years. Dr. Merrihew is experienced in Teeth Whitening, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and Dental Implants. He is also a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and has Masterships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Professional Associations Mastership Academy of General Dentistry, Mastership International Congress of Oral Implantology, Fellowship in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Qualified Medical Evaluator in Dental Surgery by the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California 1993, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Invisalign Premier Provider Awards & Accolades "Riverside's Best Dentists" - readers of Press Enterprise in 2013, 2014 & 2016

Canyon Crest Dental

5225 Canyon Crest Dr Ste 209

Riverside, CA 92507
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Delta Dental of Washington
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia

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Care Philosophy

Our commitment is to provide our patients the highest standards of personalized dental care with gentle, efficient, and professional manner. We trust you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff friendly, and our dental services exceptional.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Fluorosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Composite Fillings
  • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Adult
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Child
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Impression System
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Excision
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Health Screening
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Molar Endodontics
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Early
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Physical Examination
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Upper Dentures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • University of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1979

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Merrihew's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrihew to family and friends
4.8
based on 482 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Merrihew's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Riverside, Ca. |
I went to my appointment today and left feeling less then pleased! First I'll start with the pros: -Nice office -Friendly staff EXCEPT 4 Makayla (will discuss in cons) -Prompt with appointment time -Dentist is very nice & explains everything well Cons: -Makayla-idk what her position there is but she came & discussed my treatment plan. She was VERY rude & it was quite obvious she doesn't like her job. She went over their recommended treatment (mind you I came in from another dentist so I alread
in Riverside, CA |
This dentist does not stand behind the substandard work his employees perform. I had a crown replaced on one of my front teeth and the color was too dark and didn't match my other teeth. When I brought it to their attention, they told me it was because the dentist used the wrong kind of post and that the only way to fix it was to replace the post and crown for another $ 1200.00!
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Dr. Merrihew accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental of Washington
    Delta Dental Premier
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • United Concordia
    United Concordia DHMO

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