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Cedar Creek Dental appreciates all the feedback our patients give us about their experiences. Here are a few of them we would like to share.

Read our 4-Star Reviews!

Your exam was very thorough with up to date equipment.

Professional Staff and honest Dr. Very positive experience!

Dr Rust and team handled my broken tooth emergency with speed, caring and promptly, putting me at ease right away. This is the best dental office and team and Dentist I've ever known. Thank-you for the smiles, gentle compassionate care, and AAA+++ 5-Star service. It doesn't get any better folks. My hesitancy in telling you this truth is that it will get harder for me to get appointments! If you give Dr Cristiana Rust a try - I can guarantee your search for the perfect dentist will be over!

I have always found Dr. Rust and her staff to be punctual, professional, and communicative. All of my procedures, from exams to cleanings to fillings, have been thoughtfully explained and carried out with precision and attention to detail. Moreover, it's a pleasure to be around such upbeat, friendly personalities I sincerely enjoy. A+ all around.

I always get prompt, efficient attention at Cedar Creek Dentistry. Dr. Rust has magic hands. Lauren is the best hygienist ever. Recommend.

First rate service with caring staff.

Dr. Rust and her staff are the best ever. My teeth have given me trouble since they first came in, and, years ago, I had a wonderful dentist who retired. I didn't think I'd ever find such a dentist again. Dr. Rust is absolutely wonderful, skilled, sensible, good-natured, and has a fabulous support team. So very happy to call Cedar Creek Dental "my dentist's office."

Dr Rust is an awesome dentist and the office staff is top notch. I would highly recommend this office. And I have.

AWESOME dentist's office. I have root sensitivity due to grinding over MANY years, which has left my roots exposed. I explained this to Letty when I called in and she said it would be no problem and she would let them know when I made my initial appointment. My appointment was almost one month after I called. When I arrived she was SO sweet and made me feel appreciated as a client already, and like she had known me for ages. Then when Kelsey came out to get me, she was very sweet and welcoming as well, she told me that Cassy would be doing my x-rays and she said she would make sure she knew about my sensitivity. Cassy was very friendly, explained all of the x-rays that I would be doing and what they were for. She also tried to make sure I was as comfortable as possible during this process as it can be a bit uncomfortable and quite a pain in the butt! The x-rays went quickly and as easily as they have ever gone for me. Dr. Rust came to review my x-rays and discuss my exposed roots and teeth, and in the 10+ years this has been an issue for me I have NEVER had a dentist that actually explained it to me, and took the time to make sure I was educated and had awareness of what caused my issue as well as what I could do to prevent it from getting worse. I was then turned over to Allie, who did my cleaning. Allie was VERY careful about my root sensitivity. She didn't use the ultrasonic cleaner to keep me from having any pain. I did have some jaw pain afterwards but that is par for the course because she hand scraped the tartar and plaque off. After my appointment I finished up with Letty, who set my next appointment and discussed the dental night guard with me. I have NEVER been more impressed with a practice, with EVERY single staff member, and with their professionalism and kindness. I will refer ANYONE I know looking for a dentist here. GREAT place. SO thankful I found them!

The dentist was very knowledgeable!

Worked me in on an emergency visit and consultation even when I was delayed in arriving on my scheduled time. Excellent interaction with all staff. Keep up the great work.

From the first phone call to make the appointment through the dental exam and cleaning, to the followup, I was most impressed with the amicable staff and their professional approach to their respective functions. I am reassured that this practice can address any and all dental needs.


I love the staff at Cedar Creek. Lauren, Heidi, Letty, and Christina are awesome! Not only do they provide first rate dental care but it feels like visiting friends.

Excellent service, efficient, and friendly.

One of the best dental visits I've had. My cleaning was informative, through and she respected my tight schedule by completing her treatment along with Dr Rust examining me, all in the one hour I'd requested. Dr Rust was personable as she always is and educated me on my dental health and further preventive treatments I might consider. It was a very good visit, well worth my time.

Dr. Rust and her team are amazing! Everyone in the office conducts themselves in a positive, friendly, and professional manner. I always feel that I am receiving the best care available and trust Dr. Rust and her team completely. After an unfortunate weekend accident and two chipped front teeth later, I called and left a message with the office Sunday requesting an appointment ASAP. Not only did I get a return call 2 minuets after they opened Monday, they squeezed me in that afternoon. I walked out of Cedar Creek Dental that same day with my smile back.

If you have a dental phobia as I do, this is the place for you. They are so reassuring and kind. I just love them all!

Cedar Creek Dental is a 5 Star, A Class run office from Dr. Rust, the dental hygienist and entire office staff. From the moment you enter the office you notice the cleanliness of the entire facility. I can honestly say this is the MOST PROFESSIONALLY, EFFICIENTLY, WELCOMING, AND FRIENDLY OFFICE I have ever come in contact with. I can't believe I am saying this but I look forward to going to the Dentist! I have and will continue to recommend Cedar Creek Dental with Dr. Cristina Rust and her excellent staff as the place to go for your dental needs.

Dr. Rust and her team are awesome! As we all know, going to the dentist, frankly, isn't the best thing to do. However, I enjoy my time at Dr. Rust's dental practice as everyone puts their patients first! They have top notch customer service and do an excellent job with my teeth!

Have always been given good care!
Mary Lou

it is because Dr.Rust and staff are so excellent that appointments have to made at least 6 weeks from the day you make the appointment

I very much appreciated the time Dr. Rust and her staff gave me during my introductory meeting. Dr. Rust was very focused and took plenty of time to answer my questions. Nice to have a great feeling before arranging for dental records to be transferred. Thank you!

Always the best service is provided by this dentist. I can't imagine how they could be better.

Dr. Rust and her entire team are first class, friendly and very professional throughout. I would give them 6 stars! They take the time to actually listen to their customers. Great, great team and services!

Highly recommended. Very clean place and great service!

Good visit! I liked Karen a lot. Good to see you, Dr. Rust.

Excellent service, thank you

I have never felt so at ease in a dental office. The front office people were knowledgeable, friendly, obviously committed to being genuinely informative, efficient, and kind. The hygienist provided excellent and useful information as well as cleaning my teeth, and she took the time to find out what my concerns and needs were. The hygienist and the dentist discussed those things before the dentist came in, so I didn't need to report (again) my particular fears about dentistry. And then the dentist took the time to let me know how they are happy to do what they need to to take top-notch care of my teeth without poking my phobias and showed me the x-rays of cavities that needed to be fixed and why. Really, I was very impressed all around, and look forward to sticking with Cedar Creek Dental.

Excellent service from the front desk to the chair. Warm and friendly makes the visit that much better.

I have been seeing Dr Rust for several years. She has provided me with great dental care and I highly recommend her. Her staff is friendle and efficient. A great dental practice!

Excellent. Dr Rust provided a detailed, comprehensive plan for my dental health. Communication was excellent as always. Lauren is an excellent hygienist. Lettie at the front desk is friendly and professional. This dental practice provides top notch personalized service.

Dr. Rust has given me extra attention to get my cavity situation under control. She has taken the time to evaluate my at-home dental care and diet history; and given me good recommendations to improve my dental outcomes. She and her staff are very professional and given me good dental care.

I have had several negative dental experiences at other dental offices in the past and was nervous coming to my appointment, especially with a concern about a specific issue; I was very pleased with Dr Rust and her team and have a solid understanding of what we will do going forward, why it needs be done, and the expected cost.

lways a great experience... on-time, everything explained thoroughly. Everyone is very nice, professional. Couldn't ask for a better dentistry practice.

Great clean atmosphere, super friendly staff and no wait time. Can't beat it.

After decades of being a candy connoisseur and terrified to visit the dentist; no one is more surprised than myself, that I willingly schedule & show up for bi-annual cleanings...even, dare I say, look forward to it?! Dr. Rust reattached my permanent retainer (almost 20 years old) a couple months ago, after a side dislodged and metal was poking out. Once I was able to see the orthodontist, he was very impressed with the work she had done and said "Dr. Rust is going to put me out of business! I would have done exactly as she did." I usually schedule cleanings with Cassy, but this past week had a positive experience with Heidi. Both are gentle and provide helpful tips on preventative care. Letty handles billing and makes personal bookkeeping easy. I highly recommend Cedar Creek Dental!

From The reassuring touch by the Dental Assistant, to the numerous extra steps for patient comfort, Dr. Christina rest and her amazing staff get a big 'Shout Out' and an A+ plus From me

How can anyone enjoy going to the dentist??!! However, the team at Cedar Creek Dental make it a pleasant and friendly encounter. All are so upbeat and positive. Can't say that I look forward to going back ... but that's life.

The entire staff at Cedar Creek Dental are all very helpful, delightful, gentle and efficient at their jobs. If it wasn't for the dental work this would be one of my favorite meeting places. Seriously, Dr. Root is very professional and definitely has taken her dental education seriously. I recommend all aspects of this office and hope you would give them a chance. I know you will be very pleased with your overall care.

I am appreciative of how thorough Dr. Rust and her team are. They are friendly, not pushy and have your best interests at heart.

As always Dr Rust and her team were professional, on-time and very pleasant.

Dr. Rust has been our family dentist now for almost two years. She and her staff are professional, use the latest technology and practices, and are a lot of fun. They take the time to explain procedures and then do a great job carefully executing them. We also swap stories, trade comments about the latest pet pictures shown on their overhead TVs, and enjoy a good laugh whenever we can. Cedar Creek Dental is an awesome dental practice. I highly recommend them.

Everyone was great. Liked the bottled water.

Lauren is a very personable and sweet hygienist who did a pro job cleaning my teeth while informing me of what additional steps would help me in future. Thanks! And of course Dr Rust is the Very Best.

It was a good visit and I was met with friendly smiles everywhere

Everyone from receptionist to Dr. Rust was exceptionally pleasant.

I would recommend the hygienist ask the patient to describe their daily dental care procedures, versus asking "how is your daily dental care?". This will force the patient to think about their daily care and also to allow the hygienist to fully understand if there are any gaps in the daily dental care.

Thank you for the warm welcome back. It's so nice meeting Letty too! Heidi, thank you for recommending the Q-Brushes. I am glad I bought a package of 36 (for my dad, Ben and I). See you in May 2016. Letty Merritt
E Leticia

Your staff is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly. It's nothing about you. It's my financial situation. I'm overwhelmed. I am more worried about saving my money for Parkinson's treatments. According to my doctors I am doing great, everything is under control. I belong to a Parkinson's support group. I just have to take time to decide what course of action to take.

all elves and Santa delightful

Letty (front desk) and Cassie (Dental Assistant) and of course Dr. Rust were all pleasant and helpful and accommodating. Best dental chair, ever. I am unable to suggest a change. Beautiful practice. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, to all of you. See you in the New Year,2016.

In order, I met with Letty, Heidi, Dr. Rust, and Cassy. None of them could have possibly improved on their overall performance during my last appointment, in my opinion. Each one of these four I rate the best possible 10 out of 10.

The staff were absolutely amazing! From the moment I came in till I walked out that door I felt very cares for. They helped fit me in on a busy day because they new it worked best with my schedule. I plan to stay with them for a while!

Great people - very nice and thorough in their work. They clearly explained what they were doing, what I can do to improve my teeth health, and what to do next appointment. Overall was a pleasant experience and plan on coming back!

You are all fabulous, just as you are! I had the unfortunate honor of getting my first cavity on my 30th birthday. Not only did they fit me in for a same day filling, but when I returned they had hung a happy birthday sign in the room! I was a total baby about getting numbed up but everyone was super understanding and made me feel about as easy as I could under the circumstances! i will continue to recommend Dr. Rust and her epic crew to family and friends. Kudos!

Everyone is always so friendly and nice. I had a $400-something credit that I didn't know about. It was a great surprise. It's getting applied to my forthcoming crown. I'll keep refering friends and family.

Heidi is a wonderful hygienist, really cares about her patients, super-nice - so nice it's almost churlish to make a criticism, but since you asked: There's a fine line between discussing home care and nagging. Every visit comes with a lecture and product demonstration. I've come to dread it.

As for the greet properly - there was nobody behind the desk when I arrived however Wendy came out of nowhere and swept me up for my appointment so no big deal that I wasn't greeted when I walked in. You guys are great, very satisfied overall.

First class service and care.

I liked the woman who cleaned my teeth. She was excellent.

Everyone I met was friendly and professional. The office was just at that point where it was starting to get too warm at 2pm. I get cold quickly, but being under the lights got a little warm.

great front desk staff. very friendly but professional.

Everyone is always really kind and knowledgeable. I don't stress the dentist like I used to. From Letty to the dental hygienist to Dr. Rust herself everyone treats me fairly and without judgement.

usually have Heidi as my hygienist but Wendy helped me yesterday. They are both great!!

Heidi does a great job. She is skilled and efficient.

Overall the visit was OK

ettie was very nice and Lenora (correct name?)the hygienist was stellar. Dr. Rush was great as always.

The whole office is friendly and highly professional. I always refer folks when I have the chance. Keep it up!

Letty did a great job of getting an appt. for me with an Endodontist. She was willing to check with (2) different offices to see who could get me in the fastest. I think it was running into her lunch hour so I really appreciated her extra effort. Thank you!

Great service! No problems encountered.

The staff is so great. Everyone is amazing! The new front office manager, Letty, was so sweet! I always enjoy going to the dentist, how many people can say that? :)

You were all terrific! Thanks.

I have always had a great experience at cedar creek dental. The receptionist always greets me by name and Heidi the hygienist is so personable, she is awesome. Dr. Rust is also wonderful. I would highly recommend this dentistry office!

Cassy was very professional and knowledgable, what a keeper.

Everyone was great. I wouldn't change anything about how you run your practice.

I appreciated being called concerning the delay in my apt and receiving a Starbuck gift card. I especially appreciate Christina's review my allergy testing document and getting the materials. Sandy Marron

Cassie and Dr Rust ROCK and are the best at what they do Always enjoy the warm hand wipe didn't get this Time

Cedar Creek Dental is great, but I would like to see a little more time spent understanding treatment options and associated costs. I felt like I was given a "prescription" for multiple procedures based on what Dr. Rust felt was best with very little input from me and no understanding of cost. It's hard to have a meaningful conversation when I'm on my back peering upside down at the doctor. :) A better approach would be to discuss face-to-face (and upright) the list of recommendations, associated options and costs, and relative priorities so that we can agree on a treatment plan together.

New receptionist very friendly and professional. Heidi always does a great job with cleaning.

My visit frequency was upped to 4X year without any discussion. I have since found out that my insurance will not cover a fourth visit, something your office must surely know. I cannot afford your charges without insurance help.

Cedar Creek Dental is by far the best dental office I have ever received care. The receptionist is always sweet and very professional when greeting you. Great job Cindy. The dental hygienist is also very professional with a personality that makes you feel comfortable & at ease while cleaning your teeth. She makes you feel like she has known you for years. Wendy gets a 5 star. Dr Rust also welcomes you with her beautiful smile. She asks you a few questions like if you have noticed or felt anything different with your mouth. After that she starts her examination & inspects teeth & gums after this is completed she gives you the good or bad news. Seriously this office is run very efficiently, waiting room is spotless as is the examining rooms. Give Cedar Creek Dental a try, I promise you won't be disappointed. I don't know how they can improve anything from a patient's point of view except maybe some bottled water in addition to the coffee. Carolyn Huhtala

The staff at Cedar Dental is very friendly and take the time to explain each step of the procedure. It makes the patient feel more comfortable and confident.

I Got Scared Of Having So Many Appointments As Well As Going Thru It from Last Year Till Now

Love the Dentist,staff & hygienists!

The team is great with everything from the core work to the billing and scheduling. I especially appreciate the time Dr. Rust takes to discuss appropriate products and procedures. This is a very positive dental experience (and I've had a lot of them :)!)

I'd recommend Dr. Rust and her Dental staff to friends and co-workers. Thank you!

Every body was gentle and make me fell comfortable.

sorry I had to run out before the treatment plan was completed. I look forward to seeing it.

Mary, myself and Aunt Leona are all happy with the people and services at Cedar Creek. Thank you.

I don't stress coming to the dentist anymore. The environment is so relaxing, everyone is so friendly and I can tell my dentist knows what she is doing. Thank you for the wonderful service.

Cindy is always great and a big help

Cassey, Christina, and Heidi were all great. I just talked with my wife about your practice and will be contacting you shortly to book new patient visits for my wife and daughter.

I was very happy with my visit. Everyone was very sweet and understanding. Thank you.

Educated, respectful, informative, understanding, and kind. A dentist and team you can trust.

just last night (had a root canal earlier yesterday) I was telling my wife how happy I was w/ Dr. Rust and her team! And she completely agreed. The discomfort I felt after the root canal procedure has been minimal - only needed 2 tylonols!?! Bummed I paid the co-pay on the pain killers - they have NOT been required. :)

It was my first time at Cedar Creek dental and it was by far the greatest dental service I have had, though im not a fan of going to the dentist in general, I was very pleased. Each department were extremely nice ,helpful, and knowledgable. I understood my financial responsibilities (for future appts) and what my up coming appts entail. This was given to me verbally and by a printed copy. I mention this bc often times people say they understand at the time but get home and or not sure or simply forget. Nice job you guys :) The assistant and dentist were very sweet and understanding of my "whimpy-ness" and overall dislike of dental visits ;) Thanks again girls!

I really liked Wanda. She was friendly and respectful of my specific needs. You personalized your visit with me and I appreciate your interest in my family. Cindy is always friendly and helpful.

Name badges...nice ones, would be very helpful to greet the staff.

From the minute I walked into your office I was calm and happy knowing this is the Dentist I want and need. Thank you very much for a great beginning.

I really liked Wendy. She was friendly and respectful of my specific needs. You personalized your visit with me and I appreciate your interest in my family. Cindy is always friendly and helpful.

It was my first time at Cedar Creek dental and it was by far the greatest dental service, I have had, though I am not a fan of going to the dentist in general. I was very pleased. Each department were extremely nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. I understood my financial responsibilities (for future appointments) and what my upcoming appointments entail. This was given to me verbally and by a printed copy. I mention this because often time's people say they understand at the time but get home and are not sure or simply forget. Nice job you guys. The assistant and dentist were very sweet and understanding of my 'whimpy-ness' and overall dislike of dental visits. Thanks again!

Just last night, I had a root canal earlier, I was telling my wife how happy I was with Dr. Rust and her team! My wife completely agreed. The discomfort I felt after the root canal procedure has been minimal ' only needed two Tylenols!! Bummed I paid the co-pay on the pain killers ' they have NOT been required.

I am very happy with my visit. Everyone was very sweet and understanding. Thank you.

Cassey, Christina, and Heidi were all great. I just talked with my wife about your practice and will be contacting you shortly to book new patient visits for my wife and daughter.

Cindy is always great and a big help.

I don't stress coming to the dentist anymore. The environment is so relaxing, everyone is so friendly and I can tell my dentist knows what she is doing. Thank you for the wonderful service.

Mary, myself and Aunt Leona are all happy with the people and the services at Cedar Creek. Thank you.

I was absolutely terrified of going to the dentist. I hadn't been in years and knew that my teeth and gums were in pretty poor shape. My experience at Cedar Creek completely wiped away my fears! I figured I would be in for a rough ride, getting all of the junk off of my teeth and out of my gums. I'm not going to say that it was painless, but the hygienist who spent over an hour digging away made it a very good experience. She was funny, understanding, and above all else not judgmental! She took pride in her work (and rightfully so!) but also made sure that I stayed as comfortable as possible considering the circumstances. I can see why Cedar Creek was given such rave reviews by my friends and family, and I will provide the same recommendation to anyone who is in need of dental care.

What a smooth transition from Dr. Vorhies to Dr. Rust with Cindy still at the front desk. I was particularly impressed with Dr. Rust's attention to every detail in the preparation of crowns, from photography to tooth preparation and molding, and of Ken Wu's handiwork in the dental lab. He took time to describe the process of creating the crowns layer by layer and answered every question enthusiastically. He is an artist, a very skilled technician, and a teacher all in one. The work that passes between these two professionals is smoothly orchestrated to produce the appearance of translucent enamel well matched to that of adjacent teeth. I started the process with some reticence and left thoroughly impressed with the results.

"I was spoiled for years having two of Oregon's best dentists: Dr. Fred Kreutzer until he retired, and then Dr. Carl Vorhies until he retired. So you might imagine my concern when young Dr. Cristina Rust took over Cedar Creek Dental... Well, I needn't have worried. Dr. Rust seems skilled beyond her years, and the rest of the team is intact. I also like the fact that Cristina started out as a hygienist. Add to that her up-to-date dentistry education and gentle, caring manner, I am now completely comfortable in her confident hands for years to come. And Cindy runs a conscientious and always friendly front office to match. I actually, sincerely, look forward to my dental appointments."

I wanted to let you know that my first visit with Dr. Rust was a great experience! She was very patient as she communicated each step of the procedure and she was extremely gentle the entire time!I would recommend Dr. Rust to anyone seeking a new Dentist.

What an incredibly professional and friendly office. They make each visit enjoyable and they take great care of me. Thanks!

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Rust and look forward to a continued relationship.

"After trying four different dentists over the last fifteen years, with varying degrees of dissatisfaction, three years ago I discovered Cedar Creek Dentistry. I would recommend them to anyone."

In all seriousness, I think brief hypnotherapy re:"do that flossing!" would be valuable and helpful to me personally. I love your staff too.

A big thank you again for you compassionate care! I have had a lot of fear about going to the dentist and you made my visit very comfortable.

Everyone in the office is amazing and I wish I would have found your dental office sooner. Thank you so much for the attentiveness, and the understanding of other health issues I have that affect my dental treatment etc. Everyone is awesome.

I really like how Sandra makes me feel very comfortable during my visits.


A big thank you to everyone in the office. You made me feel comfortable, spent countless minutes filing down rough spots, were very accommodating to my schedule and always had a smile on your face. What a great experience.

I appreciate Cedar Creek Dental because you are a friendly, trustworthy, and responsible practice that I've been relying on for years. My family and I trust CCD to provide quality dental care - at reasonable cost. Dr. Vorhies does great work, and the hygienists are all very nice and have steady hands! I like working with you all - you're very nice and I appreciate the quality of service and product you provide.

"Simply put, the combination of professional treatment and personal consideration I continue to receive from Dr. Vorhies and his staff are why I enthusiastically recommend them without hesitation."

20 years of excellent service.

Dr. Vorhies is very professional and patient-oriented. Great service all around! I want to highly recommend that anyone who suffers from snoring contact Dr. Vorhies for a consult. You (and your spouse) will be glad you did.

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