Stephen Griffith, DMD
Dr. Griffith has a passion for people, specifically for their oral health and how it impacts their quality of life. He loves educating patients and working with them to achieve their healthiest smile. Dr. Griffith earned his DMD degree from University of Illinois in Chicago. While there, he was accepted into selective programs including the Advanced Predoctoral Implant Program, Invisalign Program, and distinguished clinical rotations with community health clinics in Humboldt Park, Colorado, and Guatemala. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Griffith then attended one of the most prestigious General Practice Residencies at Swedish Hospital in Seattle which treats the most medically complex and behaviorally inaccessible patients. He gained specialized training in wisdom teeth removal, conscious moderate sedation (IV sedation), implant placement, root canal treatment, and pediatric dentistry. These additional trainings give Dr. Griffith the unique ability to determine where his competency lies and treat complex cases early in his career.
Dr. Griffith is passionate about closing the gap in the extreme lack of access to dental care - both locally and abroad. This passion has brought him to the deprived areas of Nairobi, Kenya, the mountain villages of Guatemala, and the coastal jungles of Honduras to deliver healthcare to at-risk populations. These serving trips have been highlights in his life so far, and Dr. Griffith hopes serving across the world through dentistry continues to play a large role throughout his career. If you have a serving opportunity, please let us know!
Dr Griffith is married to his wonderful wife, Erika, who is a Washington native. They are new parents to their son, Andreas. Once they saw the rivers, lakes, ski mountains, and golfing greens of the inland northwest, they jumped at the chance to move to Spokane to become part of the great team at Grand Corner Dental. When not working, you can find them outside taking advantage of the great Eastern Washington weather by hiking, camping, boating, or skiing. Or, when the weather takes a chilly turn, they love exploring new cuisines and restaurants. They look forward to starting their family in Spokane, and they are excited to see how Spokane and their family shape each other. Dr Griffith really looks forward to meeting you at your visit to Grand Corner Dental.