Christopher W. Kyles, DMD, MD

Meet Oral Surgeon Dr. Kyles

Dr. Christopher Kyles grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. At Occidental, he developed his passion for science, enjoyed his time playing football and competing on the track and field team, and met his future wife, Molly (a Bellingham native). After college, he moved to Portland, Oregon to complete dental school at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).  

Dr. Kyles quickly developed an affinity for the Pacific Northwest, and was thrilled to get the opportunity to stay in Portland after dental school to complete OHSU’s 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. This advanced training included two years of medical school, a one-year general surgery internship, and three years of intensive training in head and neck oncology, facial trauma and advanced dentoalveolar surgery including full arch implant rehabilitation. 

After residency, Dr. Kyles and his family settled in Bellingham and are delighted to be a part of the Whatcom County community. Dr. Kyles is the father of two young kids, Eleanor and Henry, and in his time away from the office, he enjoys traveling with his family, watching and playing sports, brewing beer, and going on walks with the family dog, Maggie. 

Dr. Kyles became an oral surgeon because he loves helping people and building relationships with patients. Every decision he and his team make, from the equipment in the office to the way staff interacts with patients, is driven by the same question… “what is best for our patients?”. His goal is for patients to leave Horizon Oral Surgery feeling that they were a valued and respected partner in their treatment decisions, and that their expectations for care, communication, and comfort were exceeded. The brand new Horizon office has been thoughtfully designed to create a calm and inviting environment where patients can have a relaxing, comfortable oral surgery experience. It is important to Dr. Kyles that all patients feel at ease during their visit, so our surgical team is always on hand to discuss treatment options, answer questions about insurance, and review patient’s individual needs. 


Dr. Kyles is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ( ACOMS)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
  • Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon