Dr. Pete Nathe, DDS

Dr. Pete Nathe, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
65 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.Read more

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Dr. Pete Nathe is a lifelong resident of Washington State and is a graduate of Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and...Read more

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Prosser, WA |
Had my teeth cleaned. Danielle did a first class job! So gentle I fell asleep. That's a first! Great Place!
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Dr. Nathe says...

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!

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Dr. Nathe's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Nathe says...

Dr. Pete Nathe loves taking care of the whole family.  He also has extensive post-graduate training in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and also jaw joint problems.  He is a graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Sciences where he trained in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Nathe says...

Dr. Pete Nathe of Yakima Smiles has a special interest in sedation dentistry for anxious patients and has successfully completed over 1000 sedation visits for his patients.  He also is very committed to the practice of sleep dentistry and offers patients a super effective, custom, comfortable oral sleep appliance.  This appliance holds the jaw in a relaxed forward position to prevent airway collapse. Its a great alternative to CPAP and is covered by almost all dental insurance companies including Medicare.

Dr. Nathe's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Dentistry
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Toothache


  • Medical School
    University of Washington / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Gonzaga University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Las Vegas Institute

    Completed in 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Veneer
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Jaw Tracking
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation