Mission Work

Dr. Nate and his wife Kristie have a charitable foundation that enables the Bear River team to perform mission trips to Guatemala and provide dental services to the community.

About us

Dr. Nate Lester, Dr. Luke Owens, and the Bear River team don’t just make appointments – they cultivate relationships for the purpose of establishing and maintaining your oral health and beautiful smile. We strive for your visits to our Evanston, Wyoming office to be enjoyable and positive. It is our mission that every visit be comfortable and educational. We hope that your visit to Bear River Dental is a pleasant one.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Nate Lester

Dr. Nate Lester is a fourth-generation native of Evanston. Once he received his degree from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Lester couldn’t resist coming back to his hometown to provide the families of Evanston with the high-quality dental care that they deserve. Dr. Lester ensures that he remains ahead of the curve to consistently offer the most modern dental care available. A member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Lester has served on the Board of Directors for Hirsche Smiles Foundation and is currently serving as a Chairman for the PJL Foundation.

Dr. Luke Lester Owens

Born and raised in Wyoming, Dr. Owens earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He completed his dental training at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was recognized with the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Owens continues to love to learn and takes a variety of continuing education courses covering a wide variety of dental topics. Bear River Dental is Dr. Owens’ second family. He is grateful to be surrounded by such a great team and enjoys working with everyone in the practice.

Our Patients Say

We had such a good experience here. Everyone was so nice and patient. It was my 2 year olds first time and they painted her nails, made a balloon animal and let her pick a toy! They were just as good with my two boys also.

- Ashley H.

Beautiful/clean building. Comfy waiting room seats. Friendly staff, nicest dentist I’ve been to. Netflix overhead to distract me. Very upfront about treatment options and cost. Thank you for the great experience after so many terrible ones!

Rebecca M.

Our family has been going to Bear River Dental for over 3 years. The staff has always been very friendly, accommodating, and professional. Our children have never complained about going to the dentist and I relate that to their calm and caring atmosphere.

McKenzee E.

Great dentist with lots of new technology! Very up on current research and new information. I have never had pain with any procedure, they are super aware of their patients’ comfort. My 8 year old son loves going!

Morgan M.