We are a general dental practice that also offers advanced services to patients looking for something more, including dental implants and Hollywood-level veneers. We also provide custom treatment plans and never lose sight of our goal, which is excellent patient care in a comfortable setting.
Our team enjoys building lasting relationships with the patients who come to our Fresno, CA dental practice, and we always strive to make each patient feel like family. We also provide care for people of all ages and always look forward to meeting new patients and their families.
Our Fresno, CA dentists, Dr. Braden Callister and Dr. Don Christensen, are dedicated to their craft and always keep current on the latest technologies to provide you and your loved ones the best dental care possible and the most comfortable treatments and procedures around.
With our compassionate team, your family’s smiles are in great hands, and we invite you to experience the Callister Dental difference.
Check out the biographies below to learn more about the friendly and focused individuals who make up the Callister Dental team.
Braden Callister, DDS
Dr. Braden Callister grew up in Merced, CA. He attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and then went on to dental school at A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Right after dental school, Dr. Callister spent two years working as an associate dentist in Tulsa, OK, and most recently moved back to the Central Valley to be closer to family and the warm California weather.
Dr. Callister has received awards and recognition from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) for excellence in both implants and oral surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is Invisalign certified and has also received additional training in implants.
Dr. Callister lived in South Africa for two years while serving a church service mission. He and his wife, Alyssa, have two sons. In his free time, Dr. Callister enjoys spending time with his family, visiting the beach, and camping. He LOVES ice cream and always has 2-3 flavors stocked in the freezer!
Don Christensen, DMD
Don Christensen has enjoyed serving the Fresno, CA community for over 40 years. Recently, Dr. Christensen is finally talking more time away from the practice to travel more and is now seeing patients one week out of each month. He deserves some time off since he has been serving patients in this practice since 1987. Dr. Christensen graduated from the Dental School at the University of Oregon in 1974. Since then, Dr. Christensen has had extensive training in sleep apnea, implants, and other more complex aspects of dentistry. He loves how dentistry has made it possible to meet and work with so many wonderful people.
Dr. Christensen enjoys the social part of dentistry and the friends he has made along the many years of practicing. He also is grateful that he can help people relieve pain and suffering and that he can change lives and create beautiful smiles. Dentistry has been and is his life.
Diane has been with our practice for 29 years. She loves educating patients of all ages how to maintain a healthy mouth so they can enjoy eating, smiling, and just feeling good about themselves.
She loves the wonderful patients in our practice who feel like an extended family to her and she looks forward to seeing them every six months.
Diane is married and has one daughter.
Front Office Admin and Dental Assistant
Christina has been with our office for ten years and is a Registered Dental Assistant. When we realized how great she was, we moved her to our front desk, where she excels at anything thrown on her plate. She loves learning more about dentistry and has taken continuing education courses in implants, digital dentistry, endodontics (root canals), and many other topics. She is married with two children and loves working and spending time with family and on their farm.
Front Desk Admin and Billing
Cindy has been working in the office for 39 years and has been with Dr. Christensen from the beginning. She is our billing and insurance expert and knows many insurance plans inside and out.
Cindy loves being involved in the process of helping people be able to smile again. When she has free time, she enjoys spending it with her family, reading, and traveling to Southern California.
Sonia has been a dental assistant (RDA) for seventeen years and has been working for our office for one year. She has been a great addition to our team and is caring and very knowledgeable. Sonia makes a mean temporary crown!
Sonia enjoys seeing the happiness patients share with her after receiving dental work. She loves spending time with her mother, grandchildren, and friends and loves to garden and work outside.
Carol has been working in dentistry as an assistant for 25 years, and in our office for 19 years. She is a die-hard Giants fan and takes the opportunity to travel to see a game when she can get away.
Carol has two sons and enjoys spending time with them. She enjoys the relationships she has with the patients in our practice and is grateful for the opportunity to help people smile and feel good about themselves.
Joan has always lived in the Fresno area and likes living in this community. She enjoys all that the area has to offer. Joan calls herself a mother, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She deeply appreciates all the people who help her enjoy a good life.
Joan earned her Bachelor of Science from CSU Fresno Health Science and became a registered dental hygienist. Out of her 28 years in the dental field, Joan has spent the last 16 years right here in our practice.
Joan likes helping people be healthy by taking care of their dental health. Her patients become her friends, and she is honored that they trust her to take care of them.
When Joan is away from the dental office, she enjoys flower arranging, gardening, cooking, and history.