Gum Disease

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What is gum disease and how can it be cured?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is something that 75% of people in the United States have had issues with. There are different varying degrees of gum disease, and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose their teeth.

Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can become a system problem, not just an oral problem.

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

At Mid-Columbia Dental we stay informed of the latest scientific research available in the field of dentistry. We now know that if you have an unhealthy mouth you are at risk for developing serious systemic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, as well as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases. To learn more visit our Complete Health Dentistry page.

If you already have a systemic illness and – on top of that – your mouth is unhealthy, it puts you at a higher risk of dying and developing crippling disabilities associated with your illness. Improving the health of your mouth can reduce your risk for future illness, reduce the negative impact your current illness is having on your body, can reduce the amount of medication you need, and in some cases can actually reverse your illness entirely.

Services We Offer


Oral exam, x-rays, and cleaning.


Implants, root canals, & more.


Sedation, wisdom teeth, & more.


Oral pain, cracked tooth, & more.

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Spencer Greer

General Dentist and Owner of Mid-Columbia Dental

Dr. Greer is from Mesa, Arizona and attended Brigham Young University and Creighton University School of Dentistry.

“Initially, I was on a different career path when I felt a strong calling to do something with my hands in the sciences. Shortly thereafter, I had my yearly dental exam; that’s when I knew that being a dentist was what I was called to do. It’s been beyond rewarding to feel needed, challenged and successful. I couldn’t do what I do without my amazing team.”

When Dr. Greer isn’t being a Rockstar dentist or serenading his patients with song, he can be found alongside his wife and five kiddos. He enjoys mountain biking, surfing, playing pickleball with his wife and sons, and enjoying family performances where everyone takes a turn in the spotlight.

Dr. Nick Howard

General Dentist

Dr. Howard is from Bellevue, Washington and studied dentistry at Roseman University of Health Sciences. His natural curiosity for science and being drawn to people made it easy for his wife to see that he would make a great dentist.

“I’m so grateful to her for opening this door because I love dentistry, every facet of it intrigues me.”

When Dr. Howard isn’t providing stellar care to his patients, he likes to spend his spare time with his beautiful wife and three kiddos.

“Family is most important to me, and I would be honored to help you and your family with all your dentistry needs!”

Dr. Garrett Stoker

General Dentist

Dr. Stoker is from West Richland, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington. He began his journey into dentistry as a Dental Assistant, where he discovered the joy and satisfaction of being part of a patient’s oral health transformation. Having a big heart for serving others and helping with community outreach programs also made becoming a Dentist an easy choice.

“Dentistry allows me to balance family life while still helping the community, which lines up with my core values.”

In his free time, Dr. Stoker enjoys competitively playing board games with his wife, performing hip-hop dance parties with his kiddos, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Dr. Rachelle Beebe

Dr. Rachelle Beebe

General Dentist

Dr. Beebe hails from the scenic city of Seattle, Washington. Having pursued her education diligently, she graduated from The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) to fulfill her dream of becoming a dentist. Before this, she honed her skills and passion for dental care at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene, where she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene. Interestingly, Dr. Beebe began her journey in the dental field as a hygienist before advancing to dentistry—a testament to her unwavering dedication and commitment to oral health.

Dr. Beebe’s journey in dentistry is deeply rooted in her personal experiences. As a child, she endured teasing about her own teeth, which ignited her fervor to empower others to care for their dental health and rediscover confidence in their smiles.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Beebe treasures her time spent with her family, considering them the cornerstone of her life. An avid adventurer, she finds solace and joy in exploring the great outdoors. Not one to shy away from challenges, Dr. Beebe has conquered impressive feats such as scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro and triumphantly summiting Mt. Rainier last year. Her diverse interests extend to traveling, weightlifting, trail running, and a perpetual thirst for knowledge.

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Convenient Locations in Pasco and Kennewick

Kennewick Location

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 7am – 3pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Pasco Location

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed