We know a visit to a dental office can create anxiety — we also know that having to go somewhere new can add to that feeling. Our goal is to develop a trusting relationship that helps us build on your dental health, without having to send our patients out to other practices. We have built a team that can offer a solution to most any dental need you may face – in house – with someone you know and trust.
Who We Are
Tryon Family Dentistry is a small boutique dental office in Tryon, North Carolina. We are building on an 80 year legacy set by the McCalls in 1940. Over the years, a lot has changed in dentistry, but the one constant is our love for our patients and our community. We have evolved alongside the newest technologies to help serve our patients with the best quality care and most efficient processes possible.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. David S. Krishingner grew up in Hendersonville, NC. He earned his DDS degree from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, graduating in the top of his dental class. He has always continued learning and innovating his practice of dentistry as he served the community of Brevard, NC from the month he graduated, 1994, until December 2020. Dr. Krishingner genuinely loves his patients and his profession.
Dr. Krishingner has a fellowship certification in laser dentistry and has completed all four levels of training (associate, fellowship, masters, and diplomat) with the International Dental Implant Association. In addition, he has participated in mentoring and teaching other dentists to place bone grafts and dental implants.
A self-professed “dental chicken”, Dr. Krishingner has made it his number one priority to help patients have a pleasant and pain free dental experience. He has a reputation of providing gentle and quality care. Dr. Krishingner has extensive experience in most areas of dentistry including: a robust commitment to preventive and diagnostic dental care, cosmetic and tooth-colored restorations, veneers, crown and bridge work, limited and full mouth reconstruction, partial and full dentures, periodontal therapy with conventional and laser assisted surgery, root canal therapy, surgical third molar extractions, tissue grafting, bone grafting, and dental implant placement with fixed or removable restoration.
Dr. Krishingner has taught in Bible classes, been a Rotary member, served on his county’s board of health, volunteered in free dental clinics, and served on dental mission trips. He also helped the health department develop a free of charge dental program in Transylvania county and participated in treating the dental needs of pre-school aged children in the county. In addition, his office served as a training site for dental assisting and hygiene students from AB tech.
Dr. Krishingner is excited to join Tryon Family Dentistry. Together, Dr. Krishingner and our dedicated team of dental professionals will continue to serve our patient family. We are all dedicated to the future health of our patients and to the health of this one-of-a-kind community in Tryon.
Dr. Planer is a born and raised North Carolinian. She attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – a language that you will still hear her speaking with some of her patients! She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry with honors and then moved to western North Carolina to attend the MAHEC General Practice Residency Program in Asheville. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Planer is an active member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Buncombe County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She holds leadership positions in both the Buncombe County Dental Society and the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry. She has been an active member of both the Spear and Seattle Study Clubs and is a part-time faculty member at MAHEC where she teaches dental students and dental residents.
Dr. Planer is friendly, gentle, and has an easygoing personality. She enjoys being physically active and played almost every sport you could think of growing up. Outside of work you can find her riding her Peloton bike or enjoying the outdoors with her husband Chris, their young daughter, and their dog Flossy.