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Dr. Gaunt

Dr. Gaunt

Dr. Gaunt is proud to be a native of Spokane. He grew up in the Wandermere area and went to Mount Spokane High School. As the son of a dental hygienist and the grandson of a dentist, he decided after much prayer and discernment to pursue his career in the footsteps of those great role models in his life. After moving to Bellingham and Glendale for school, he welcomed the opportunity to return home to Spokane to raise his family and serve his community as a dentist. He is married with a growing family. In his free, time Dr. Gaunt enjoys camping, hiking, sports, reading, barbequing, date nights with his wife, wrestling with his kids, watching the Seahawks, and volunteering with high school youth ministry.

Professionally, Dr. Gaunt is very passionate and committed to dentistry. In order to provide patients with a greater range of services, he has traveled all over the country to receive advanced training in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, extractions, and more. He has found a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, and he finds few things more professionally rewarding than transforming the smile of someone who was once embarrassed to show their teeth. He is a perfectionist who always ensures you receive the highest level of quality treatment possible.

Dr. Gaunt’s Philosophy

Dr. Gaunt’s practice philosophy is to give everyone the same level of concern and high-quality care that he would give to his family. He is committed to ensuring you always receive an honest and accurate diagnosis, and that all necessary treatment is done as gently and conservatively as possible. You and your desires, needs, and concerns are Dr. Gaunt’s top priority, and he promises to give of himself without reserve to ensure you are well taken care of.

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 the most sense to you. I will perform all procedures as gently and minimally invasively 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.


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Office Manager


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Dental Assistant


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Dental Hygienist


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Dental Assistant


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Patient Care Coordinator


Meet Megan
Patient care coordinator


  • Dr. Gaunt and the entire staff at Downriver Smiles are fantastic people. Very thorough, professional, caring and kind. The attention to detail and desire to leave me better than they found me makes this office a cut above. Thank you Downriver Smiles for being so thoughtful and helpful every time I come in.

    Jack D.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Dr. Gaunt replaced my two front crowns that I have had since I was 15 years old and now I am 59. He was very meticulous in sizing, shaping, fitting and color matching and spent adequate time to achieve those results. This is the best dental care I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend Downriver Smiles and their very friendly and caring staff.

    Tim A.


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3404 W Northwest Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99205

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