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Be Well - Inside & out: Rainier Dental

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Rainier Dental, a dentistry with offices in Tacoma, Bonney Lake, Sumner and Puyallup, is proud to welcome its newest family member, Dr. Chris Bae.
Dr. Bae has been in private practice for more than 17 years and has experience in every area of general dentistry, including oral surgery, endodontics and Invisalign.
He began his journey in 1999, where after getting his degree from Boston University, he joined his brother’s practice. He spent the early part of his career working with his brother, but moved on in 2007. From there, Bae continued to work in the Washington area before ending up at Rainier Dental. Tacoma was the first stop for Bae’s family when he immigrated to America in the 70’s, and is happy to return to his old stomping ground.
“I’m originally from Korea and came to the United States, to Tacoma, in 1979-1980. We only spent a short time here but I always come back to it, thinking about Ivan the Gorilla and such. It also had a big Korean population. I had an opportunity at the Tacoma office and I took it,” Bae said.
Just like when he was a kid, Bae believes the people of Tacoma are genuine and kind, and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.
“The people here are more genuine, really caring people, close family, and I like that about Tacoma versus Seattle or Bellevue,” Bae said.
Bae tries his best to reciprocate this generosity, and has a policy of always being as open with his customers as he can be.
“I’m a honest person. I tell you what you need and what you don’t need and I give you options, option one option two, option three. I always give [patients] a choice. If I’m not good at something, I’ll tell the person I’m not good at something and I’ll recommend someone else,” Bae said.
Bae enjoys his time in Tacoma finding small, out of the way restaurants, as well as spending time with his girlfriend, who lives in University Place.
“I like finding a whole in the wall restaurant and playing golf. If I’m not working, I’m playing golf,” he said. “I taught my girlfriend how to play golf and now she’s addicted to it. We work out together; we do everything together. We’re trying to explore Pierce County,” Bae said.
Rainier Dental’s Tacoma office is located at 5003 Tacoma Mall Blvd. For more information, call (253) 759-3366.