Chris Merkley, DMD
Dr. Chris Merkley was born in California, and grew up moving between Texas and Wyoming every 3 years. After earning his B.S. degree in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University, he moved to Las Vegas to complete dental school where he earned a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) from UNLV School of Dental Medicine. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Merkley began his service with the United States Army and moved to Harker Heights, TX near Fort Hood. While at Fort Hood, Dr. Merkley was selected for a 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry where he received additional training in bridges, implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, dentures, limited orthodontics and wisdom teeth extractions. In July 2018 he received orders to be stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.
Dr. Merkley married the love of his life, Rachel, in 2009 and together they have the pleasure of raising five adorable, high-energy children. As a family they love to go camping, hiking, fishing, visit the beach, sing, dance, go on bike rides and play all sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and spikeball are a few favorites).