Family Dentist & Healthcare Advocate
Dr. Lee Ostler is a cosmetic, restorative, and family dentist, and a leading Tri-Cities healthcare advocate. At the Center for Dental Health, artistry meets science to provide a unique blend of caring, comfort, and the most advanced dental procedures available today.
A general and family dentist, Dr. Lee Ostler is dedicated to listening to his patients and making a difference, not just with oral health but by looking beyond to maintain the optimal overall well-being of every patient. He practices a state-of-the-art approach toward treating chronic gum diseases known to be linked with heart disease, cognitive decline, diabetes, and other common medical problems. He has focused his dental expertise towards the connection with the mouth and body, cosmetic dentistry, dental reconstructions, “smile makeovers,” facial pain, and headaches/TMJ therapy, as well as snoring and sleep apnea solutions.
In his free time, Dr. Ostler enjoys spending time with his family—especially his grandchildren. You can often find him at their school and sporting events, working in his garden, helping at his church, and maybe even doing a scuba dive somewhere.
Dr. Ostler works with the Benton Franklin Community Health Alliance to bring greater awareness and involvement of our local health community, hospitals, and healthcare infrastructures to teach and support hospitals and health professionals to “Bridge the Gap” between the mouth and the body.
Dr. Ostler is passionate about educating other healthcare professionals regarding the connection between the mouth and body and how to drive down healthcare costs. Each year, he brings physicians and dentists from across the globe to the annual Medical-Dental Summit.
Education & Leadership
Dr. Ostler is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. Following three years as a clinic director with the Public Health Service he established his private practice in Richland, Washington. He has received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has been a clinical instructor there, teaching dentists from around the world the advanced techniques required for modern dentistry. He has also been a clinical instructor at Baylor University and University of Kentucky Lexington post-graduate aesthetic dentistry continuum.
Dr. Ostler is an author, lecturer, and recognized national leader in the oral-systemic healthcare movement. He is a Board member and Past-President of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. He works with dentists and physicians throughout the country and internationally to better understand the emerging science and clinical applications of this science that brings dentists and physicians together to better manage their patient’s health and improve the health of their respective communities. When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ostler's calendar is full of traveling and speaking and business consulting engagements across the country. He is passionate about educating other healthcare professionals regarding the connection between the mouth and body and how to drive down healthcare costs.
With this extensive background, Dr. Ostler is committed to understanding your needs and desires. He takes the time to get to know you and to help you make an informed choice regarding your dental needs. Along with creating personalized smiles, he prides himself in providing the best dentistry has to offer.