Meet Dr. Yaste
Dr. Christian Yaste, D.D.S. is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1996, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Oral Medicine at The Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Yaste is qualified in all areas of general dentistry but has also taken advanced training in cosmetic restorative procedures as well as full mouth rehabilitation. He is a national speaker and consultant for several dental manufacturers and has been published in multiple dental journals. Recently Dr. Yaste and his partner authored the book, Open Your Mouth! How the Right Coversations with Your Dentist Can Change Your Life.
In Dental School Dr. Yaste had a bike accident that left him with several broken off front teeth and cuts to his face and mouth. Immediately after the accident he found himself being rushed through the process of a dental emergency that left him scared with dental phobia. It was at this point that he almost quit dental school, not being able to imagine a career of making people uncomfortable. Instead he, and his partner Dr. Joe, embarked on a mission to find ways to make dentistry comfortable for their patients. His experience has made him more empathetic to the needs of his patients and helped develop the vision behind the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry and Dental Implants.
Dr. Yaste is married and has two children. His parents and siblings live in North Carolina and he enjoys visiting together with them frequently. He also enjoys the mountain and road biking, camping, fishing, Spartan races, reading and spending time with his kids and wife. Dr. Yaste’s favorite food is Taco Bell! (his nickname at the office is “docobell”. His “soul” purpose is serving others through dentistry.