Dr. Cristina (Law) Bender was born and raised in Ellensburg. She graduated at the top of her class at Ellensburg High School and received a full-ride scholarship to attend the University of Washington where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology. Dr. Bender then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and completed a one-year AEGD (Advanced Education in Dental Residency) program in Toppenish with the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.
After her residency, Dr. Bender joined the Northeast Washington Health Programs in Colville, Washington where she held the title of Dental Director and managed three clinics for two years.
Dr. Bender is very excited to be back home in Ellensburg and serving as the new owner of Pearl Care Dental, providing services to the community in which she was raised. With her unique background and commitment to continuing education, Dr. Bender has advanced training in oral surgery, which allows her to provide advanced services to include surgical implants and extractions under IV sedation. Dr. Bender continually strives to ensure that all of her patients walk away with a great experience, knowing that they received quality dental care from a dentist who is compassionate, kind, honest, and straightforward.
Outside the office, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and their daughters, Mila and Sienna. They enjoy trying new restaurants, camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends and enjoys the little things Ellensburg has to offer.