Our Team

Nathan G. Russell, DDS, MBA – Bremerton Dentist

Bremerton Dentist Dr. RussellDr. Russell grew up in the farm country of Southern California and moved to the Seattle area in 1995 after marrying his sweetheart, Brooke. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Cell and Molecular Biology and Finnish. He also earned his dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Russell enlisted in the United States Air Force as a medical officer in the Dental Corps. While in the military, he attended specialty residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. This advanced training included: Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Pedodontics. He has been a dentist in Bremerton and Bainbridge Island since 2006. Recently, Dr. Russell went back to the University of Washington Foster School of Business to obtain his M.B.A. degree.

Together with his wife and five children, they are proud and involved members of their community. Additionally, Dr. Russell is a veteran and maintains his service in the Air Force as an active reservist at McChord AB (JBLM). He enjoys serving his country and proudly wears the uniform. Dr. Russell looks forward to working with a wonderful staff and meeting with patients.

Damjan Jutric, DDS – Bremerton Dentist

Bremerton Dentist Dr. JutricDr. Damjan Jutric, DDS (Dr. You-TReech), is also known as Dr. J, was born in former Yugoslavia. He and his family immigrated to the United States in the early 90’s where they were blessed with a new start on life. He grew up in Alaska where he earned his Civil Engineering degree with Honors and minors in Mathematics and Psychology, from the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA). He was given the honor of being the Commencement Speaker for his graduating class.

He worked for a short time as a civil engineer in both Las Vegas, NV and Houston, TX. However, his love for dentistry began after his involvement with a dental mission trip to war torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was moved by how he was able to alter someone’s life by using his hands. Soon thereafter, he started his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.

Dr. J is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Kitsap County Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association.

When not in the office you can find Dr. J spending time with his beautiful wife, three small children and their dog. In his rare spare time he loves to travel, cook, learn new things, and explore the mountains/woods.

Ripp Cristel, DDS – Bremerton Dentist

Bremerton Dentist Dr. CristelDr. Cristel is a native of Western Washington, born and raised in Pierce County. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Washington graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was fortunate enough to be able to attend the University of Washington School of Dentistry and remain close to his family. Dr. Cristel excelled clinically and academically graduating in the top of his class. He also received the William S. Kramer Award for his volunteer work with the Union Gospel Mission and the Washington Oral Health Foundation.

Dr. Cristel’s passion for dentistry is born out of his own experience as a patient. Growing up in a large family with limited income his first dental visits were not until he was in high school. He had extensive restorative work done and grew to appreciate the value of good dental care. Drawing from his own experiences he strives to make every patient comfortable while providing the highest quality care.

In his free time he enjoys camping, hiking and spending time outdoors with his wife Deanna and their two young boys. He is also an avid fisherman and can be found chasing salmon in the Puget Sound or halibut in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Dr. Cristel is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Pierce County Dental Society and the OKU Dental Honor Society.


Our Staff

Our office and highly trained staff excels in patient comfort and customer service. Your insurance claims will be filed for you. Our front office will assist you with any questions you may have regarding your insurance benefits. For your convenience we will confirm appointment with email, phone calls, and post cards. Our hygienists compliment our pursuit of patient education. They are dedicated to the prevention of gum disease and spend a great deal of time helping our patients understand exactly what is needed to maintain a clean mouth and healthy gums.

Our dental assistants ensure a safe and clean working environment as well as highly skilled chair side assistance. We are dedicated to giving you the best dental care in a friendly, relaxed, and safe environment.

Bremerton Dental Staff

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