Dr. Walberto "Wally" Cantu is a leading dentist at Crown Dental in West Richland, WA. Located in Eastern Washington, his practice serves the Tri-Cities metro area including Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas with a large range of dental treatments. His dedication to furthering his experience in the field of dentistry has led to his distinction in the domain of cosmetics and dental implants.

Dr. Cantu gives every patient individualized attention and is committed to providing both a comfortable and quality dental experience. His passion for education in implants and cosmetics has driven Dr. Cantu to become a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in the Tri-Cities metro area.  More recently, Dr. Cantu has expanded his dental implant education and skills through the completion of Dental XP's Implant Fellowship, as well an Advanced Mini Dental Implant Program through Shatkin First.  You can be assured that at Crown Dental you will be receiving top quality care through the expertise of Dr. Cantu. 

Walberto "Wally" Cantu, DDS

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Even in high school, where he graduated in the top 3 in his class in Othello, Wa, Dr. Wally Cantu was dedicated to excellence.

He continued on to attain a degree in Biochemistry at the prestigious University of Washington. Next, he finished with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, graduating with honors as a leader in his class.

Throughout his years in school, Dr. Cantu consistently furthered his education through courses with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to get ahead in both his knowledge and clinical skills.

He was awarded the APEX scholarship from the AACD for his achievements and efforts.

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Dr. Cantu specializes in cosmetic dentistry and is skilled in crowns, fillings, veneers, and dental implants. His techniques and specialties are integral to his ability to give complete  smile makeovers through dental bonding and contouring, scaling and root planning, bridges, sealants, and more.

He also offers Zoom whitening, Invisalign, and 3D Cone Beam Computed Topography in his office.

For younger children, as well as the elderly, he uses a lesser-known technique called Tuttle Numb for numbing lower teeth, a method that is just beginning to gain popularity.

From wisdom teeth removal to dental implants, Dr. Cantu’s skills and specialties are comprehensive and widespread.

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On top of practicing dentistry full time and working towards his accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Cantu is also tremendously involved in his family life. Happily married to his wife Connie, he is a doting father to their three young children, Chloe, Liam, and Warren.

When he is not spending time with his family or working, he enjoys hunting, horseback riding, and golfing.

A native of the Tri-Cities metro area, Dr. Cantu is also bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Cantu is proud to be a member of the following organizations:

Dr. Cantu is honored to be the recipient of the following awards:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry APEX Scholarship (2014)

  • Nic Weber Scholarship (2014)

  • Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Marquette University


Dr. Cantu is very professional. He does great work and he is very genuine. He really wants what’s best for his patients! I would recommend him to everyone in the Tri-Cities!


BEST Dentist EVER!!! - Dr. Cantu was the most compassionate and thoughtful dentist I've ever been to. He is knowledgeable, kind, and professional. I am someone who hates dental visits, but going here was just like visiting family. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him, especially to someone who is uncomfortable with the dentist.