Dr. Chris Chrysler I love my job. I have been in the dental field since I was nineteen years old. I have experienced dentistry from many different perspectives during this time, and I have found my perfect career. I love solving my patients dental problems and giving them control over their dental treatment. Let me give you a short rundown of my dental career so far (dentistry is a continuing learning endeavor). Working in a commercial dental laboratory for more than a year after graduating from High School, I decided to go to college to learn more. Graduating from Ferris State University in 1973 with a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. I became a C.D.T. (Certified Dental Technician) in 1976. After working as a dental technician for many years, I decided to return to school to become a dentist. In 1993, I graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree. Prior to becoming a dentist I received extensive experience and training in Prosthetic Dentistry (restorative dentistry) as a dental technician. I was the chief dental technician at the University of Michigan Department of Graduate Prosthodontics. Dental technicians fabricate dental appliances such as gold and porcelain crowns, bridges, partial dentures, full dentures and dental implant supported appliances. I am the founder of the Northland Dental Study Club, an organization that presents continuing dental education seminars to area dentists and their staff members. I also hold memberships in the following associations; American Prosthodontic Society, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Saginaw Valley District Dental Society, Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America, and Academy of General Dentistry. I am active in the West Branch Community. Serving at the First United Methodist Church, the West Branch Chapter of the Optimist International Club. I volunteer as certified CPR instructer for the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and as member of the Ogemaw Hills Pathways Council.
Dr. Mary Chrysler Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Mary Graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Water Science. She worked in the Water Science field in Michigan and Nevada. Dr. Mary returned to school in 1989, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a D.D.S. degree in 1993. Dr.Mary and Dr. Chris were classmates in dental school and married in 1992, one year before graduating. Dr. Mary has been practicing dentistry since 1993. She has practiced in Standish, St. Helen and Houghton Lake. Dr. Mary joined our staff in November of 2001. Dr. Mary is a co-founder of the Northland Dental Study Club. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. She has worked on the Michigan Dental Association's "Committee for Annual Session" as well as attending several continuing education classes and seminars. She is a past member of the Business and Professional Women of West Branch and has volunteered as a tutor for Ogemaw County Council on Literacy. Dr. Mary has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Yuksel Erpardo, DDS, PhD
Dr. Erpardo is the current Director of Implant Dentistry at the University of Detroit, Mercy. We are very fortunate to have him join our practice. He holds dental degrees in both Turkey and Michigan.
Dr. Erpardo holds a DDS degree from the University of Detroit, Mercy and another DDS degree from the University of Istanbul, Turkey. He has a PhD also from the University of Istanbul, Health Science Institute, Department of Oral Surgery. Though he is not a board certified Oral Surgeon, his career path and interests in dentistry have centered around oral surgery and dental implants. He completed a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Istanbul. He has practiced dentistry for 13 years, of which the last 6 years as Director of Implant Dentistry at the University of Detriot, Mercy, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Prior to coming to Michigan he practied at the University of Florida, Center for Implant Dentistry and earned his Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Erpardo is offering appointments on limited Tuesdays and Saturdays for your oral surgery and implant needs. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. His services include surgical consulation, simple extractions, surgical extractions, full mouth extractions, third molar extractions (Wisdom teeth), bone grafting, tissue biopsies, implant placement, Tori removal (removing bony lump from the jaw), alveoplasty (re-shaping the jaw bone).