Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
My expertise is in creating beautiful amazing smiles, which lends to my passion, creating new lifelong confidence that changes lives.
I am also the creator of the Portland Protocol system for treating sleep apnea and snoring in a minimally invasive way.
I am the proud recipient of the prestigious Invisalign Doctor of the Year Award. This means that my peers are confident that my Invisalign cases produce the most beautiful and amazing smiles in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
Because of my extensive clinical experience and my history of being Invisalign faculty and excelling in the Digital Smile Design residencies, I am a regularly invited lecturer at the American Academy of Clear Aligners and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Because I have been on the American Academy of Clear Aligners board, I have a unique perspective on the latest techniques, skills, and algorithms, which provides me with experience using Invisalign and clear aligners that others simply don’t have.
I am also a Key Opinion Leader for both CandidPro Clear Aligners and Fotona Lasers.
Our practice strives to have the latest dental and sleep apnea technology, which is why I have invested in the very latest and most advanced digital scanners used by only a handful of dentists in Oregon. We can even show you what your future smile will look like on our digital scanner on your very first visit!
We also have one of the world’s most advanced dental aesthetic lasers. Fotona lasers allow us to do fillings without anesthetic, reduce snoring, reverse sleep apnea, and even reverse facial aging!
I am so passionate about the Portland Protocol that I co-created the AIR Institute (Airway, Invisalign, and Rejuvenation Institute) with other world-class dentists and medical professionals. The AIR Institute is an educational institution that educates and teaches other doctors around the World to help patients reverse sleep apnea and snoring and even look and feel younger.
Sleep apnea and snoring are linked to some of our society’s biggest scourges, which include heart attacks, strokes, much shorter lifespans, weight gain, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and even traffic accidents.
I’ve educated and lectured to over ten thousand other dentists and ear, nose, and throat doctors, at all of the top conferences in New York, Austin TX, Nashville TN, Dallas TX, Miami FL, and Canada on the most effective and latest techniques and procedures for implants, clear aligners (like Invisalign and Candid Pro), and sleep apnea.
My training in dentistry started at The University of Iowa, which is widely regarded as one of the best dental schools in the world. It is one of just four dental schools in the world to have all eight recognized dental specialty programs, which gave me advanced training beyond most dentists. Prior to that, I completed two bachelor’s degrees in biology and biochemistry, with minors in physics and psychology.
I have earned advanced certifications in Invisalign, dental implant surgery, implant restoration, dental sleep medicine, and CAD/CAM computerized dentistry. That is why I’m a proud member of the following associations:
- American Dental Association
- The American Academy of Clear Aligners
- Oregon Dental Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- The Academy of Osseointegration
Chris New Smile
Dental school was not my only dental education. While in dental school in Iowa I co-created a software company called Higher Learning Technologies with five of my friends. I worked exclusively on building apps for dentistry. I wrote the 6 top-selling and top-rated dental apps in the world. Now, my dental apps are used by over 200,000 dentists worldwide as they practice dentistry and study for their board exams. I also wrote a dental anatomy app that is used in the curriculum of dental schools worldwide. If you are interested, click below to see a few of the dental apps that I have written for other dentists and continue to maintain:
I love practicing dentistry because it allows me to build relationships with patients. One of my greatest joys in life is seeing the happiness on my patient’s faces when they see the results of what we have done for them. I expect to spend the next 20-plus years practicing dentistry in Hillsboro.
I am married to Christa Skinner, who enjoys learning and using her knowledge to help others. Christa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an advanced Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience (she is a brain scientist).
We both enjoy cooking, travel, nature, and, most importantly, helping others.
Christa and I are proud owners of a big grey fluffy rescue cat named Leonard Skinner.