Dr. Christensen grew up in a small farming community. From a young age, he knew he would be a dentist. His mother gave him the idea during one of his several trips to the dentist as a child. He never felt fearful of his childhood dentist and wanted to replicate those same experiences for others.
While attending BYU in Provo, Utah, Dr. Christensen married his lovely and amazing wife, Denise. They have four adorable girls. As a family, they love spending time together and making each other laugh. Part of his concern for younger patients is due to his concern for his own children. He never wants a child to experience dental pain (or anyone, for that matter). He is always happy to see a child in the office and answer any questions a concerned parent may have.
He attended Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI until May 2014. Since that time he worked in private practice in the same small, rural area of Washington state he grew up in until March 2017. He and his wife Denise decided to move to the Grand Junction area to be closer to her family.
Dr. Christensen is excited to practice in Fruita. He loves small towns for the slower pace of life they afford. He continues education to provide small-town patients the same quality of care that can be found in big cities. Dr. Christensen’s passion is, you guessed it, teeth, bone, gums, and the entire oral cavity! Learning more about dentistry is what thrills and motivates him. It’s an exciting field and he hopes that you too can be excited about it!
Front Office Administrator
Tiffany has been a big part of our team since the summer of 2015 as the Front Office Administrator. The Grand Junction native has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and accounting. “This practice has given me the opportunity to not only work with a group of very talented and educated individuals, but I am also able to meet and greet this great community of people,” says Cox. In her free time she enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time with her two children.
RDH (Dental Hygienist)
A graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene School. She is certified in the administration of anesthesia and nitrous oxide and has been practicing on the Western Slope since 2009. Annette is an active member in both the Western Slope Dental Hygienists Society and the American Dental Hygienists Association. She enjoys getting to know her patients, while using her skills and accomplishments to help them meet their oral and healthcare needs. “The people I meet through the practice are more than just patients to me; they’re my neighbors, my friends and members of my community. I care about their overall health and well-being.” When she’s not working, you may find Annette enjoying the great outdoors with her son Hunter. Her interests include hunting, fishing, hiking, archery and golf.
RDH (Dental Hygienist)
I have been a dental hygienist for 15 years. Becoming a dental hygienist has been one of the best decisions in my life. I love getting to know the people in the community and it’s very rewarding to help them achieve and manage a healthy smile.
I became a dental assistant because I derive great joy in helping people. I love when I can create smiles while building relationships with our patients! Most people don’t “enjoy” going to the dentist, it brings happiness when I can change that perspective.
What patients say about Dr. Christensen
It’s important to us that you have the best dental experience possible. We have a perfect 5.0 Star Rating on Google and Facebook. Hear what some of our patients have to say about our service.
M.G. - Washington
“Dr. Christensen provides state of the art dentistry and made me feel very comfortable. He is very thorough and professional. The best dentist I have ever been to.”
L.S. - Utah
“In order to have an orthodontic procedure, Dr. Dane was able to fix my front tooth so that it not only looked perfect cosmetically, but my orthodontist was able to perform the procedure.”
F.T. - Washington
“All of my life I have avoided dentists whenever possible but you diminished those fears in me. Thank you for that as well as the great job you have done.”
P.B. - Colorado
Dr. Christensen and his staff are amazing!! I can’t say enough nice things about them. They make me feel very welcome and comfortable when I go in. They care about their patients and go above and beyond to show that. Thank you for everything you do. I truly appreciate all of you!!
J.C. - Colorado
Always does a great job! Annette and Dr. Christensen are very knowledgeable and helpful with any of my dental needs. Highly recommend Fruita Family Dental. Best in the Valley!
576 Kokopelli Dr, Fruita, CO 81521
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Dr. Christensen is proud to be a part of the Fruita community and to serve our friends and neighbors in the area. Come on in and get to know Dr. Christensen and the staff.
We understand how important it is to be confident with your smile and would love to help you with all of your Dental needs. Fruita Family Dental is committed to helping you avoid costly and unnecessary dental procedures and to providing the highest possible dental care. Welcome to the family!