Chippewa Falls Dental Center
Family, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry

Our Mission

We Care About Your Smile

We are a general practice dental office serving families in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and the surrounding areas. Our practice philosophy is to provide the best available dental care for our patients. We pride ourselves in excellence not only in dentistry but also in patient experience. 

Our fees are reasonable, we accept most insurance including Delta Dental Premier and  PPO plans, we do not "sell" unnecessary dental procedures, and we do not offer "free promotions" that you pay for in other ways.

We are proud to offer compassionate care in a caring environment.

What our clients say

Due to the uncertainty and changes over the last year I was considering changing dentists. Whether it be fate or luck I was the first patient to be seen by Dr. Kristine Bechard.
What I did find was an enthusiastic staff with all of the professionalism that one came to expect with Dr. Crane. In addition, all of the staff live in and are deeply rooted in the Chippewa Valley.
For those of you who have been patients of Dr. Crane (for decades in my case) he will be forever missed. Some may remember while having hygiene work done early in the morning, you always knew the minute Dr. Crane arrived as the radio station was quickly changed from contemporary to elevator music.
I was glad to be the first patient as my mind was quickly put at ease with Dr. Bechard. She is professional, efficient, and has a steady hand with Novacaine which was painless.
I now look forward to staying with The Chippewa Center for Dental Excellence.
Ron Starr

~ Ron Starr , Chippewa Falls


Most Dental Patients Do Not Require Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior To Procedures.

Consumer Reports (3/18, Carr) stated that compared with previous recommendations, “new guidelines call for fewer people to get antibiotics before a dental procedure.” The article noted that updated “treatment guidelines for dentists now advise antibiotics before dental procedures for only a few types of patients such as those with artificial heart valves, a history that includes a heart infection, or who were born with certain serious heart defects.” The article added that this means antibiotics are not indicated for most patients prior to dental work. provides additional information on antibiotic prophylaxis for heart patients. Additional information on antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with prosthetic joints and orthopedic implants is also available at, which notes, “The American Dental Association has found it is no longer necessary for most dental patients with orthopedic implants to have antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infection.”

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