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Meet Our Doctor

Meet Dr. Cory Gaunt, D.M.D.


Dr. Gaunt was born and raised right here in Spokane and attended Mt. Spokane High School. As the grandson of a dentist and the son of a dental hygienist, he has been around dentistry his entire life. With a life-long desire to work the healthcare field, Dr. Gaunt decided to pursue a career in the footsteps of his grandfather. After completing his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University and dental school at Midwestern University, he embarked on what's turned out to be an exciting and fulfilling career in dentistry.

Dr. Gaunt has a great passion for dentistry and enjoys going to work and helping people restore their smile and oral health. With a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, he has traveled all over the country attending courses to grow his knowledge and mastery of these fields. Seeing how his patients’ self-esteem and confidence is influenced by the appearance of their smile, he finds it especially rewarding to transform the smile of someone who was once ashamed to show their teeth.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Gaunt enjoys camping, hiking, sports, reading, barbeques, watching the Seahawks, church activities and spending quality time with his amazing wife Athena and their four children, a boy and three girls.

Dr. Gaunt's Philosophy

Dr. Gaunt’s philosophy is to treat all of his patients as he would his friends and family. With a strong belief that all people have an inherent dignity, he always strive to honor that dignity in his patients by treating them with love and respect and by providing the highest quality of care possible. With that as a foundation, Dr. Gaunt believes it is his duty and obligation to commit to the following:

“I will make every effort to ensure your oral condition is accurately diagnosed. I will always be honest with you. I will never over-diagnose, over-treat, or over-charge. I will give you options and treatment alternatives so that you can choose a plan that makes most sense to you. I will perform all procedures as gently and minimally invasive as possible. I will answer all of your questions. I will adapt my care to any specific needs or requests you have. In short, I will go above and beyond to ensure you receive the highest quality of care and that you are satisfied with your dental experience.”

Our Happy Patients

"Downriver smiles is a phenomenal practice that cares for you and your family with more than just a teeth cleaning! The staff is wonderful, accommodating and kind! They have a way wonderful facility that accommodates even a large family like my own! Dr. Gaunt is highly professional, thorough, and seeks to help his clients. He carefully listens and explains everything in understandable language! I would highly recommend downriver smiles to anyone!"

Diana C Diana C.

"Dr. Gaunt is very good at what he does. He is one of the best dentists I've ever had. The staff is absolutely wonderful as well. To them you are more than just a number, you are a person and thats what i love the most about them. They treat you like you're family, and they do their absolute best to actually save you money. I am so glad i found them and i will not go see anyone else."

Don A Don A.

"Downriver Smiles is the best! I have been using them for the last two or three years now. I have always gotten amazing customer service and the doctor does great work! It is a young office with very upbeat personalities. The front desk ladies always do a great job explaining my bill and have worked with me on payment arrangements. I had a lot of work that needed to be done, and they helped guide me through the process. I couldn't be any happier!"

Kurshell N Kurshell N.
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