Dr. Larson grew up in a small town outside of downtown Portland. He always had a wide range of interests with sports, art, music, science and medicine. Early job experience included picking strawberries, bucking hay, moving irrigation pipe, mowing lawns and welding. While at Western Oregon State College (now WOU), he was a teaching assistant, tutored math/Science and worked in the radiology department at Salem hospital.
With both parents and a grandparent in the dental field, Dr. Larson was always around conversations about teeth. The real love for dentistry developed as he spent more and more time in his mom’s office where she worked for a number of years as a hygienist. He loved the personal relationships that developed between the long time staff and multiple generations of patients. With the natural affinity to dentistry, it was only fitting to meet his future wife while in dental school at OHSU. His wife, Dr. Megan, has her own practice in Salem where she enjoys practicing with her father.
After receiving his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from OHSU, Dr. Larson spent an additional year as a resident helping Vets at the Portland VA Medical Hospital. Since completing the hospital based dental residency, he continues to help on his “off days” in the dental clinic. Responsibilities as an Attending include: Overseeing/teaching residents, consulting and treating medically compromised patients (head and neck radiation, kidney/liver transplant, heart conditions, etc.)
The Larsons’ have settled in Wilsonville, Oregon where they are raising three very active boys (older two are twins). Outside of the office, Dr. Larson enjoys coaching his three boys (football, baseball and basketball), camping, playing music and drawing.
Sally – Dental Hygienist
With more than 25 years of experience in dental hygiene, Sally is passionate about educating patients on how to maintain the best oral health possible. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, ballet and her two rat terriers.
Sandy – Dental Hygienist
Over the years of practicing dental hygiene, Sandy has enjoyed helping to make a difference with our patients and their oral health maintenance. She loves the family friendly, low-stress approach to dentistry that the office provides.
Sandy enjoys her family, grandchildren, the Oregon coast, reading, cooking, dancing, movies and music.
Diane – Dental Hygienist
Diane enjoys working with people and helping individuals achieve their optimal dental health.
She enjoys spending time looking after her three grandchildren. Her interests include outdoor activities, sports, photography, sewing, ballroom dancing and travel.
Bonnie – Front Office
Bonnie started in the dental field in 1985 and has enjoyed every day of her busy career! She has two grown children that have blessed her with three wonderful grandchildren. She keeps busy with a small garden and a lot of flowers. She especially enjoy spending time with my family, boating, BBQs and vacations to warm sunny places.
Karin – Front Office
Karin is a big fan of basketball, labradoodles and getting your overdue hygiene visit back on track. She enjoys meeting patients and helping them to have a great experience every time they walk through our door. Her and her husband are never too far from a court our field with her three very active children.
Jolie – EFDA Dental Assistant
Jolie will most likely have a little smile under her mask because of Dr. Larson’s many cheesy jokes. She appreciates seeing the multiple generations of families that make up the practice.
In 1997, Jolie got her associates in Technical Arts in Dental Assisting from SPSCC in Olympia Washington. Jolie loves spending time with her husband and 2 kids, camping and boating.