Dr. Christian Hagge
Born and raised in Northeastern California, Dr. Hagge grew up on his family’s cattle ranch in Alturas, California alongside his four brothers. When not busy helping their dad in the fields, the Hagge brothers built tree forts, played soccer and baseball, rode bikes, and booby trapped the barn to trick their youngest brother.
After high school, Dr. Hagge served two years as a missionary in the Czech Republic before heading to the frozen tundra of Rexburg, Idaho where he completed his undergraduate studies at BYU – Idaho. There he discovered his passion for dentistry while volunteering as a manager for a low-income dental clinic. It was also at BYU-Idaho where Dr. Hagge met his wife, Nicole, just as she was finishing her nursing degree.
Dr. Hagge earned his dental degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where in addition to the rigorous academic demands, he served as Vice President of the Orthodontic Study Club and as the Patient Care Committee Representative. He regularly participated in community services projects and the Give Kids A Smile program. Following graduation from UCLA, Dr. Hagge was accepted to the prestigious orthodontic residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
While at UCSF, Dr. Hagge was trained in the most up to date and cutting edge orthodontic treatment modalities as he practiced side by side with some of the best orthodontists in the profession. After graduating in 2017, his official title became Christian J. Hagge, DDS, MS, Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Hagge then transitioned into private practice working as an orthodontist first near Sacramento, California and then in Corvallis, Oregon and the surrounding areas.
He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. He has published research and lectured at study clubs, but his favorite part of his job is connecting with his patients and helping them achieve optimal aesthetic and functional smiles.
Dr. Hagge and Nicole have three kids, Ashtyn, Jack, and Emery and a dog, Penny. They love exploring the outdoors together by hiking, fishing, enjoying the coast, and camping. They are excited to make Humboldt County their home and look forward to years to come in this wonderful community.