Our TMJ Dentist Dr. Collins

teamAre you looking for dentistry that keeps your smile not just healthy, but beautiful and functional as well? At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we are dedicated to ensuring that every person receives the highest quality dental care in every way. An unattractive smile is never a truly healthy smile, and if your teeth or restorations will be damaged in a few years, that’s not healthy, either.

We use cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry (sometimes called TMJ dentistry) to ensure your smile is fully healthy, functional, and durable.

Convenient, Friendly, Experienced Dental Care

We understand your schedule is busy, so we go out of our way to make sure you can fit in your dental and aesthetic procedures. Appointments are available as early as 6am, and we have two locations in Spokane and Spokane Valley—you can go to whichever is convenient today. We rarely run behind, so you can be confident your appointment will be when you made it for. We work hard to keep on our schedule so you can keep on yours.

Our staff is all very welcoming and friendly. We love dentistry and we love our patients, and that’s why our staff has been here 12 years.

We take the time to get to know your needs, and we make sure all your oral health needs are met, both in our office and out of it. We will educate you on the proper approaches to cleaning and maintaining your teeth and gums. We will coordinate your insurance coverage to make sure you get all the appropriate compensation, and we can coordinate financing for significant dental procedures so you can get the care you need when you need it.

What Is a TMJ Dentist?

A TMJ dentist (also called a neuromuscular dentist) is a dentist skilled in the assessment of the function of your temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the joint on either side of your head, where the jaw meets the skull. When these joints are not functioning properly, it not only impairs the function of your jaw, it can lead to TMJ disorder and TMJ Pain.

TMJ problems are responsible for many of the problems that afflict your teeth, and can lead to chipped, worn, or cracked teeth; failed restorations, and jaw and tooth pain. Many dentists not only don’t know how to fix TMJ problems, they can cause them with ill-fitting crowns and other restorations.

Cosmetic Dentistry: More than Just a Pretty Smile

Many people think of cosmetic dentistry as dental procedures that just improve the appearance of your smile, but it’s more than that. Cosmetic dentistry is an approach to dental treatment that values the connection between healthy and attractive teeth. After all, straight, even teeth are more functional and easier to clean. White teeth are visibly free of decay. And aesthetic, white fillings are free of potentially hazardous mercury.

All new patients get a free teeth whitening to help you show off your new, healthier, more attractive smile.

Dr. Kenneth Collins

_MG_2219bestcropDr. Kenneth Collins has taken numerous continuing education courses to provide the latest technology and care for his patients. He has been trained at the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Collins’ passion and enthusiasm for cosmetic dentistry was rewarded in 2001 when he was asked to be the youngest clinical instructor as the prestigious LVI.

His interest include playing with his four young children and competing in Ironman Triathlons with his wife, Marnie.

Continuing Education


  • Las Vegas Institute: Core I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII
  • Las Vegas Institute: Implant I, II
  • Las Vegas Institute: Orthodontics I
  • Laser Certification
  • Invisalign® Certified
  • Pac-Live: Advanced Cosmetic Training
  • Pac-Live: Mastership Cosmetic Training
  • Botox® / Juvederm® Certification
  • Botox® / Juvederm® Advanced Certification



  • Voted Top Dentist 2008, 2009, and 2010 by his peers
  • Clinical Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies 2001-2005
  • Voted Best Dentist / Cosmetic Dentist 2005-2009 Spokane Coeur d’Alene Magazine
  • Voted Best Dentist by the Inlander in 2004
  • Member of the Spokane Makeover Team 2004-2007, The Makeover Team consisted of select local professionals who donated their services to help people in the area.

Dr. Marnie Collins

Dr. Marnie Collins graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Biology and a 3.9 grade point average. She then attended Creighton University Dental School and graduated in 1998 with better grades then her husband. Her interests include orthodontics and family dentistry. In addition she enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons with her husband and watching her children participate in numerous athletic events including premier soccer, ski racing, football and track.