Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Christian Rippe
Dr. Christian Rippe has been a practicing dentist in Denver for over 20 years. He graduated in 1987 from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Colorado shortly thereafter. Dr. Rippe bought the practice in 1995 and moved to the current location in Centennial in June 2000.
Dr. Rippe is highly trained in cosmetic and general dentistry including porcelain veneers, dental implants, sedation dentistry and teeth whitening.
Dr. Rippe is committed to staying on the cutting edge in his field. He spends numerous hours per year in high quality continuing education. This education is devoted to learning current technological advances, managerial, leadership, and communication skills to provide the best quality care to his patients. He has trained at some of the most elite dental education centers in the U.S.: D.O.C.S. Education - Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation in Seattle, Washington, The Schuster Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is an active member of the D.O.C.S. Education, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.
Dr. Chris Rippe enjoys giving back to society by going on Mission trips around the world. He has provided dentistry to individuals in Rwanda and Peru who struggle to receive needed care. He has also donated both time and dental services to disabled persons through the Colorado Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped since 1989.
Dr. Raines discovered his passion for dentistry when he was 17 years old. He was offered a job in his orthodontist’s office when he graduated high school and there was no turning back. The next 10 years he spent working in orthodontics developing an appreciation for dental esthetics, careful attention to detail, and an extensive knowledge of the Invisalign clear aligner system.
Dr. Raines grew up in a military family, spending most of his childhood in Japan and Alaska. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. After graduating from college, he relocated with his family to Colorado to attend dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he obtained his doctorate of dental surgery degree. Upon graduation from dental school he was awarded the school’s restorative dentistry award for clinical excellence in dental school. He is passionate about dentistry and enjoys spending time in continuing education courses learning new techniques to improve patient care.
He is married to his high-school sweetheart Heather and they have two wonderful children named Liam and Leighton. When he is not in the office you can usually catch him out hiking, camping, training for a half-marathon, coaching his son’s football team or hanging out at the pool with his family and friends.