Professional Dr. Lewis grew up on Mercer Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School before attending the University of Washington. After receiving a degree in Chemistry, he attended the UW School of Dentistry, graduating with Honors in 1984. He immediately entered practice on Mercer Island with his father, Dr. Robert Lewis, who established the practice in 1959. Dr. Lewis has also taught at the UW School of Dentistry for 27 years in various courses, however most consistently for a weekly class teaching dental anatomy and occlusion. He lectures on various topics including maxillary incisors, mandibular molars and premolars, traumatic occlusion, and parafunction (clenching and grinding).
Interests in Dentistry Dr. Lewis was the first dentist on Mercer Island to restore implants. After 24 years and thousands of restorations, it remains a particular interest among the many procedures he has the opportunity to perform. He also truly enjoys teaching at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Having the opportunity to be a part of the development of young dentists and give back to the school where he trained is an honor. He has been awarded Instructor of the Year at the dental school 21 times.
Affiliations American Dental Association Washington State Dental Association Seattle/King County Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry Academy of Osseointegration Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity Eastside Dental Seminars
Personal Dr. Lewis loves snow skiing in winter and summer, playing, refereeing, and coaching soccer, and tennis. He has been married to Lisa since 1984. They have one son, Michael, who attends Mercer Island High School.
Dr. Kristen Gibson
Professional Dr. Gibson was raised in Ferndale, Washington, where she was a multi-sport athlete and a drum major in Ferndale’s award-winning marching band. She decided during elementary school that she wanted to be a dentist because of some great role models that she had. After graduating with honors from Ferndale High School, Kristen attended the University of Washington where she earned a B.S. in Biology in 1988, and her D.D.S. from the UW School of Dentistry in 1992. After graduation, she was invited to join both Drs. Chris and Bob Lewis in their long established practice here on Mercer Island. She has been selected as a ‘Top Dentist’ with Seattle Magazine multiple times.
Interests in Dentistry Dr. Gibson enjoys seeing families and putting all the pieces of their dental health together. In particular, she enjoys treating the children in the practice. From a technical standpoint, Kristen especially likes the esthetic aspects of her practice.
American Dental Society Washington State Dental Society Seattle/King County Dental Society Academy of General Dentistry
Personal Dr. Gibson has been married to John since 1990 and they have two very busy children, Kaija and Matt. Both are involved in sports which take up a lot of the family’s time. Kaija attends Redmond Junior High and enjoys softball and basketball in particular, while Matt attends Horace Mann Elementary and is still enjoying trying out a lot of activities. Kristen enjoys watching them play and being actively involved in their sports and other activities, and serves as a photographer for their teams.