Dr. Kristi Platt has opened Platt Dental Studio in downtown Asheville, NC. Her conscientious approach to dentistry emphasizes comfort and health in a positive setting. Her broad experience, ranging from the military to private practice, enables her to focus on each client’s specific needs.
Kristi was born in Oregon, and raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the Idaho State University with a minor in Spanish. She graduated in 1999 with her DDS at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. During dental school Kristi received a scholarship from the organization Doctors With A Heart. She traveled to Venezuela and Jamaica to provide dentistry for orphan children. The first 5 years of her career were spent overseas as an army field dentist, where she was stationed in Germany and Kosovo. She then came back to the US and started a family, settling in Asheville, NC in 2007 with her three daughters including twins. After 2 years as a stay-at-home mom, Kristi re-entered the workforce as an associate for local dentists and, most recently, as a general dentist for community health in WNC.
When not cheering on her now-teenage daughters at soccer and field hockey games, Kristi and her partner Luis enjoy their weekends fixing up their near-downtown 1917 bungalow, where they will live their precious empty-nest years.
An avid athlete, Kristi has a Boston marathon and a couple half-Ironman races under her belt, and she has not forgotten about her long-term goal of a full Ironman some day. A pilot’s license is hopefully in her future as well since she already has 35 hours of single-engine flying experience. Kristi enjoys playing the drums, and would love to continue this hobby as a member in a band some day. For now, while juggling her life as a mom and dentist, Kristi spends her free time running, playing the occasional tennis game, and walking her Bernese mountain dog Lily.