Dr. Crisler is an Indiana native, but has chosen New Mexico as his home since 1977. He graduated from Indiana University in 1973 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1977 from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He worked on the staff of Project Concern International as a dentist in Window Rock, Arizona in 1977 and 1978. He served as a dental officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service in Navajo, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation from 1978 until 1980. In 1980, he and his wife, Susan, moved to Rio Rancho to live, to establish a dental practice, and to raise a family. The Crislers have two children, Dr. Anne, an optometrist, and Timothy. Dr. Crisler and his son were active in the Boy Scouts of America, and both have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Crisler is an active and award winning photographer, inspired by the beauty of the Southwest, and by beauties discovered in world travels.
Dr. Crisler is a founding member of the Southwest Academy of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and he is also a founding member of the New Mexico Dental Implant Study Club. These groups of dentists meet several times each year to network information, further their knowledge and techniques in the latest developments in dentistry.
Dr. Crisler recently completed five years of studies with Orognathic Bioesthetics International. This program teaches dentists and auxiliaries to help patients achieve ideal biologic form that results in beauty, function, comfort, and longevity. www.bioesthetics.com
As an active community member, Dr. Crisler is a charter member of the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce and is a Chamber Ambassador, celebrating new businesses in the City of Vision. He also serves on the CNM (Central NM Community College) Dental Assisting Advisory Board. Dr. Crisler and members of his staff have participated in the first five New Mexico Missions of Mercy, providing dentistry for people that could not otherwise afford any dentistry. Dr. Crisler served as a co-chair of the Mission of Mercy held in Rio Rancho in 2014. He will also have a key leadership position in the 2017 Mission of Mercy in Albuquerque in September.
Cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry are important parts of the comprehensive dentistry that our practice offers. Dr. Crisler has served as President of the New Mexico Academy of General Dentistry. He earned the Academy of General Dentistry's Mastership Award in 1996. Albuquerque, The Magazine listed Dr. Crisler in its September, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions as one of Albuquerque's Top Dentists as voted by their peers.