Why Choose Our Practice?

Oregon's Willamette Valley
When it comes to picking an oral surgeon, we know that you have options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority.

Here are just a few things that set our practice apart:

Care and Commitment

Our mission is to help patients live healthier lives. We provide a caring, nurturing environment where your comfort and health is of primary importance.

From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who are committed to taking your oral health very seriously in order to provide you with the best possible oral surgery experience. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. We take pride in keeping our offices clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.

Honesty and Affordability

We know that the cost of care can be confusing, that is why we give you up-front cost information on your treatment ahead of time. We are in network with a variety of insurance plans, and we offer dental financing through Care Credit, in time frames that fit your needs. Feel free to contact our office and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you navigate your dental insurance and alternative payment options. 

Easy Access to Care and Information

We know that your time is valuable to you, and that’s why we offer extended office hours on select days, appointment reminders, and a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests. By utilizing our three convenient locations we are able to expedite the appointment process to best fit your schedule. Our website offers extensive information regarding many of our procedures, preregistration paperwork, and what to expect at the time of your appointment. Our staff is happy to answer any questions or concerns in the office, over the phone or via email.

Comprehensive Oral Surgery Care

At our practice, we are qualified to handle all aspects of your oral and maxillofacial care, so you are always surrounded by people that you can trust. If we must refer out, we promise to send you to carefully vetted colleagues who apply the same professional principles in their office that we do in ours.


We understand and respect that many patients experience dental anxiety. At our office, we do everything we can to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible. By communicating clearly what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to alleviate most dental fear. We take pride in providing out patients and guests with a relaxing environment and extra amenities while in our office, such as coffee, cold beverages, massage chairs and wifi in our waiting areas. Our goal is to alleviate your dental anxiety and provide you with exceptional patient care.

Personalized Service

At our practice, we take an interest in you and your specific oral health needs. We strive to make your experience in our office pleasant and comforting. You will find Dr. Howerton, Dr. Hopkin, Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Clark and Dr. Howerton to be friendly, welcoming and personable, while providing detailed attention to your individualized care. Each of our staff members are committed to making sure you are comfortable and receive the best patient care possible. 

Give us a call today! You’ll be happy you chose us for your oral surgery needs!