Dr. Chris Merkley
Dr. Chris Merkley grew up in Houston, Texas, but spent some time living in Wyoming and even spent one year living in Doha, Qatar. After high school, Dr. Merkley spent two years in Peru serving a mission for his church and learned fluent Spanish.
Upon returning from his mission, Dr. Merkley completed his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science at Brigham Young University; then, he moved to Las Vegas to complete dental school, where he earned a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Merkley began his service with the U.S. Army and moved to Harker Heights, Texas, near Fort Hood. While at Fort Hood, Dr. Merkley was selected for a two-year advanced education in general dentistry, where he received additional training in bridges, implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, dentures, orthodontics, wisdom teeth extractions and sedation dentistry. In July 2018, he received orders to be stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. After completing six years in the Army, Dr. Merkley and his family moved back to Texas as soon as possible
Dr. Merkley married the love of his life, Rachel, in 2009, and together, they have the pleasure of raising seven adorable, high-energy children. As a family, they love to go camping and hiking, visit the beach, sing, dance, go on bike rides, and play all sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and spike ball are a few favorites).