Meet Dr. Criswell

    Dr. Criswell grew up in Sacramento in a close-knit family of six boys. He became an orthodontist so that he could be a part of the dramatic change that occurs during treatment, both in the patient’s smile and self-confidence. He loves interacting with patients and he brings enthusiasm and attention to detail to every patient he sees. Dr. Criswell firmly believes in the life changing impact a gorgeous smile will have, and he is passionate about obtaining the most beautiful and healthy smile for every patient.

    Dr. Criswell attended UCLA for college, graduating with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in physiology. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he graduated at the top of his class, earning numerous awards and scholarships. Upon graduating, Dr. Criswell was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. While in dental school, he completed the competitive joint DDS-MBA program, graduating with his Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco School of Business.

    Dr. Criswell went on to earn his advanced degree in orthodontics by completing a rigorous 3 year orthodontic residency at UCSF. During that time, he was Chief Resident and earned his Masters in Orofacial Sciences degree through an in-depth study of a growth modification appliance for teens with mandibular deficiency (small lower jaws).

    Dr. Criswell is happily married to his beautiful wife Jennifer, who was born right here at the former Fort Ord! Together they have a beautiful and lively family of four boys. Lucas, Marcus, Caius and the newest member Cassius! If you don’t see Dr. Criswell at the boys local sports events or schools, then he is enjoying his spare time relaxing with his family, shooting hoops, golfing, snowboarding, playing chess, cooking and reading books.

    Dr. Criswell is committed to staying up to date with the latest treatments and technologies. He actively attends continuing education courses and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Monterey Bay Dental Society.




    Monterey Office:

    81 Via Robles, Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 373-0415

    Salinas Office:

    1270 South Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 424-4470

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