R. Charlie Collins, DDS
I see dentistry as a means for me to take my unique personal and professional experiences and education, and use them to offer the most complete, high-quality care for our patients. It is really fun to get to know people and offer them these many options, especially so they can make educated decisions themselves. Technology has really opened up the profession of dentistry, in a shift from the dentist telling patients what they need, to today, when we can show patients their condition and ask them what they want.
Education and Experience
I was born and grew up in Mukilteo and attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate studies and dental school. I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000.
While in dental school, I was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American College of Dentists Ferrier Memorial Prize, the University of Washington Department of Restorative Dentistry Fixed Prosthodontics Award, and the John D. Guthrie Memorial Scholarship. After graduating from dental school, I worked as a dentist in Mountain Home and Boise, Idaho before moving back to the state of Washington in 2005.
I enjoy using new technology in dentistry to provide care for and surpass the expectations of my patients. To stay on top of new and emerging science, I participate in Spear Education, a complex and comprehensive system that takes us beyond where our formal training left off. It allows me to treat complex restorative issues and look at the mouth as an entire system, rather than one tooth at a time.
Outside the Office
I currently live in Anacortes with my wife Ute, and Springer Spaniel, Dory. I love getting outdoors to enjoy all that this area has to offer, during all seasons. We live in a unique place and I like to do whatever I can to get enjoyment from it and give back to it. That’s why I’m a board member for the Friends of the Forest and active with the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.