Meet Your Team

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Robert Gay
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Gay has a simple rule of thumb with every patient he sees. “Regardless of who they are, I treat them like they are a member of my family,” he says. “If they sit in my chair, they will get quality work done.”

Dr. Gay aspired to be a dentist from the time he was 14. It was then his braces came off, and he experienced a life-changing difference. He could once again smile without feeling ashamed. “What a huge thing to allow a person to smile again,” he realized at a young age. Some years later he graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis, Minn. And completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency that involved advanced oral surgery techniques for wisdom teeth and IV sedation.

Self described as “quite fastidious” in any work he performs, Dr. Gay’s thoroughness extends to the time he takes with patients to instruct them on preventive care. “My approach is to take them back to a healthy condition, help them keep their mouths clean and avoid future problems.”

Dr. Gay is highly skilled at root canals, crown and bridge and extraction and has extensive experience working with adults and children on a full range of dental needs. He is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association.

An Air Force veteran, Dr. Gay devotes his spare time to his wife, Jackie, and their two young boys. He finds time here and there for playing his guitar, biking, camping and reading.

Education

  • D.D.S.–University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • AEGD–University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
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Ivan Freeman
D.D.S.
General Dentistry

About Me

Dr. Freeman says, “I first became interested in dentistry as a profession when I was introduced to it by my family dentist.” Dr. Freeman enjoys his profession because it gives him the opportunity to interact with so many people on a daily basis. He feels fortunate to have a career that allows him to improve his patients’ health and self-esteem. He encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible

After graduating from Southwestern College, Dr. Freeman received his Dental Degree from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry at Kansas City. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association.

Dr. Freeman says, “Away from the office, I look forward to relaxing with my children and grandchildren.”

Education

  • B.S., Chemistry/Biology–Southwestern College
  • D.D.S.–University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
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Christian Hanson
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Hanson enjoys making a positive contribution to peoples lives–whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile and self image. He believes Dentistry combines creative artistry with the fundamentals of science and sees it as a creative science. His goal is to provide a caring, comfortable dental treatment that will improve his patients oral health and lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth. He welcomes the close involvement of his clients in their treatment and enjoys getting to know them personally.

Dr. Hanson has a B.S. from the University of Oregon. His Dental Degree is from the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry. To keep up with the latest dental technology, he’s an active member of the American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association.

When away from the office, Dr. Hanson enjoys being in the outdoors: hiking, playing sports and biking.

Education

  • B.S., Biology–University of Oregon
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
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Mark Tranby
D.M.D.
General Dentistry

About Me

Dr. Tranby explains why he was initially attracted to dentistry, “It is a profession which allows me to get to know a diverse sample of the community and improve their quality of life by applying my scientific knowledge and working with my hands. Seeing patients successfully transition from unhealthy patterns and habits to healthy lifestyles, and being a part of it is very rewarding. In addition, I enjoy being able to interact with peoples of all ages and backgrounds.”   

Dr. Tranby has a B.S. from the Oregon State University. His Dental Degree is from the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry.

Of his free time Dr. Tranby says, “I spend my time away from the office maintaining multiple reef aquariums, raising seahorses, hiking, and traveling. I genuinely want to help people; I frequently volunteer locally at local dental events and go on an annual medical/dental mission to Cambodia.”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Oregon State University
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Thomas Westfall
D.M.D.
General Dentist

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Dennis Johnson
D.M.D.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Johnson was first drawn to the surgical specialty because of its combination of science and direct translation to patient care.  As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, he uses his skill and knowledge in anesthesia and surgery in providing a wide range of treatment options for his patients from the removal of wisdom teeth to implants to reconstructive surgery. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively.

After graduating from Washington State University, Dr. Johnson earned his D.M.D. from the Oregon Health and Sciences University. He later completed his Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. To keep current with the latest technological advances, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Away from the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys travel, wood working, gourmet dining and hiking.

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Washington State University
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry 
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Certificate–St. Francis Medical Center

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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