40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

CASEY CULBERSON

  • Mill Creek, Washington
  • Mill Creek Family Dentistry

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Mill Creek Family Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Washington School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

His biography on his practice’s Web site begins, “Dr. Casey Culberson is a different kind of dentist.” That’s certainly no exaggeration: He’s an avid sailor who makes annual charity trips to Africa with Christian mission teams of orthodontists, dentists and cosmetic surgeons. He’s also the
inventor of the patented Molar Media Mount case, which mounts an iPad above an operatory chair. Oh, and he has skydived more than
350 times. “I’m fun and easygoing, but also hardworking and honest,” he says. “And my patients know it.”

Philosophy

“I stick to what I’m really good at, and I like to bring in people who are experts at what they do,” Dr. Culberson says. For
that reason, he acknowledges, he thrives in an office where root-canal specialists and implant specialists are working in cooperation
with other practitioners.

Something People Don't Know

He has been tempted to buy a bumper sticker that reads “MY VACATION IS YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE.”

Advice to Aspiring Dentists

Be sure to find a great consultant to help advise you as you set up and run a practice.