Dr. Pete Nathe is a lifelong resident of Washington State and is a graduate of Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Pete Nathe is one of Yakima's top practitioners of advanced cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. Treating those with severe dental reconstruction needs and TMJ pain, as well as patients desiring a beautiful "LVI" smile makeover, Dr. Nathe is passionate about his profession. "Patients may be surprised to learn that I am even more enthusiastic about dentistry than I was when I graduated from University of Washington dental school twenty years ago! I have seen first-hand the joy and confidence that comes with a beautiful new smile and take pride in my expertise and artistry as a cosmetic dentist. My true fulfillment comes in treating TMJ disorders and witnessing the life-enhancing effects of neuromuscular dentistry." – Dr. Nathe, Yakima Dentist Dr. Nathe is a believer in the power of education and technology. He is one of only 600 dentists nationwide to be admitted as a fellow to the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he has completed rigorous post-graduate clinical training. In his office, he uses digital radiography and photography, laser detection of decay and K-7 computer technology for the diagnosis of TMJ problems and for the establishment of the ideal and most comfortable bite. "In many ways, my dental education began in 2000 when I took my first course at LVI. I became convinced of the extreme importance of experience and training in the more complex dental disciplines of advanced cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation and TMJ treatment and diagnosis. I believe my investment in continuing education at LVI over the past four years has been invaluable. I am also thrilled to be able to offer the very latest technology in my practice." Dr. Nathe understands the fears of the high anxiety dental patient and feels a deep sense of compassion for those who suffer from dental pain and disease because they are too fearful to seek treatment. He and his staff have been trained by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and offer oral sedation to their patients. Achieving and maintaining optimal health is the entire focus of Dr. Nathe's dental philosophy. He is a cosmetic dentist who believes that a healthy smile can be a lifelong gift, and it is his mission to help each of his patients get their dream smile and keep that smile healthy for the rest of their lives. "I am very proactive when it comes to dental health. I use a laser to detect the early stages of decay while it can still be treated with air abrasion technology which involves gently removing decay with a stream of air and powder and then sealing the tooth with a tooth-colored resin. I have developed a special protocol for my patients at high risk of dental decay or periodontal disease. We take a "cosmetic line" measurement to screen children for abnormal growth of the face and jaw due to breathing disorders (as simple as a chronic stuffy nose) and evaluate adult patients for possible sleep apnea or breathing disorders. My computer technology, including jaw tracking and EMGs, allows me to diagnose and treat debilitating TMJ problems. I am 100% dedicated to helping my patients achieve the highest level of dental health that they desire." What does Dr. Nathe do when he is not practicing dentistry? He loves road and mountain biking, water and snow skiing. In the last two years, Pete has competed in the 12 mile Tough Mudder Extreme Obstacle Challenge with his boys. He recently completed the Tri-Pass Challenge, riding more than 110 miles in one day over Cayuse, Chinook and White Pass. He is also a Seahawks fan and has been at every home game for the last 5 years. But the greatest joy of his life is his family that includes his wife and five children. He is also the proud "Papa" to 6 year old Kian and 4 year old Ameera, 2 year old Rohan and brand new baby Greyson! "
Dr. Pete Nathe offers comfortable cosmetic, family, sedation, TMJ, and sleep apnea dentistry solutions in Yakima, WA. Patients love our comfortable atmosphere and the latest dental tools and techniques.
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
University of Washington / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1986
Las Vegas Institute
Other Education | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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