Dr. Pete Nathe, DDS

Dr. Pete Nathe, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

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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119 N 50th Ave

Yakima, WA 98908
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nathe "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."

Practice Areas

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

Conditions Treated

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


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

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  • Gonzaga University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Washington / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Las Vegas Institute
    Other Education | Completed 2012

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (3)
Yakima, WA |
If you have a fear of dentists, this is the office to go to! Cleanings are gentle, hygienists are excellent in remembering to numb sensitive areas, and the office staff are wonderful at setting up new appointments, calling other offices to set up referred appointments, and they do their best to work with your schedule. I've already recommended Dr. Nathe and his team to coworkers and family. My husband hates going to the dentist, but is getting over it because of Dr. Nathe and his team's care.
Yakima, WA |
Efficient and friendly staff High quality dental care Essentially painless crown procedure
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
    Dental - Basic
    Dental - Intermediate
    Dental - Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
    Delta Insurance
    Delta Insurance POS
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-High
    Most of Washington State Central and Eastern and Western Washington Counties HMO-Standard
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Dental
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Dental PPO
    Dental Premier

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