Meet Dr. Charles L. Branen

Your conservative and skilled dentist in Lake Oswego, OR.

More Than 30 Years of Breathtaking Smiles
Dr. Charles L. Branen smiling in his scrubs outside

Dr. Branen has a true passion for dentistry and has developed close relationships with both his patients and the team at Lake Grove Dental. He shares his love of dentistry with his wife, who is a skilled dental hygienist. They met while attending Spokane Community College.

In 1989, Dr. Branen and his wife, Ruthanne, moved to Oregon, where she attended the OHSU School of Dentistry in Hygiene. At that time, Dr. Branen realized how much his detail-oriented and artistic skills in jewelry design were linked to dentistry, so he chose to pursue a dental career.

Ruthanne worked for many years with Dr. Gordon Wiltshire, the founding dentist of Lake Grove Dental. Since Dr. Wiltshire and Dr. Branen share the goal of improving people’s lives through compassionate, accessible, and painless dentistry, Dr. Branen assumed ownership of Lake Grove Dental when he retired.

Why Choose Dr. Branen?


Your Lake Oswego dentist has over 30 years of experience in helping patients from all backgrounds and ages reach their dental goals. He owned a practice for several years in Northeast Portland but sold it to become the lead dentist at Lake Grove Dental. Since then, he has gained a glowing reputation in the dental community and maintains strong links with local dentists. He has also committed his time to volunteer at the Mission of Mercy and other community outreach programs.


Dr. Branen is dedicated to continuously sharpening his skills and being up to speed with the latest advancements in dentistry. He is therefore an active member of multiple local and national dental associations, such as:


Dr. Branen strives to go beyond just improving your smile. He uses your visit as an opportunity to show how your oral health can influence your overall well-being. He kindly provides helpful advice so you can enjoy optimal whole-body health.

Making appointments was easy. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Dr. Branen was very thorough. I am confident to trust them with my dental care!

R.H. (5-Star Facebook Review)

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