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Tanasbourne Dental Care Team



Kimberlee, Office Manager
I have been working in the dental field for twenty years now. I started out as a dental assistant in Medford, Oregon. For the past fifteen years I have been assisting Dr. Jenkins with his practice in many areas. I truly enjoy the patients and am very excited to get to know all of the patients at TDC.


Angel, Financial Coordinator
I have been working in the dental field for nineteen years and at Tanasbourne Dental Care for five years. My role with the practice involves treatment and financial coordination. It is my goal to provide patients with the most up to date information on to ensure they receive the best care possible. It is an absolute privilege to work with Dr. Jenkins in the patient friendly atmosphere that he has created.


Heidi, Dental Assistant
I have worked as a Dental Assistant for twelve years since graduating from the dental assisting program at Portland Community College in 1999. I've been with Tanasbourne Dental Care for nine years. I love the fun supportive environment we have created for our patients and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.


Nancy, Dental Hygienist
I have enjoyed providing excellent gum care for almost twelve years. I truly love helping to make a healthy difference in the lives of those I treat. I have been able to work with Dr. Jenkins and our team for over a year and I have really appreciated how thorough and gentle Dr. Jenkins's approach is with all of our patients. He treats everyone with such professionalism, respect and kindness. I take pride in how we treat our patients at Tanasbourne Dental Care.


Radawn, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Portland Community College in 2008. I joined the team at Tanasbourne Dental Care in the fall of 2008 and have been going on six years as a hygienist. I have enjoyed donating my time to medical teams internationally and went on a dental trip to Honduras serving young children in a small village. At Tanasbourne Dental Care I enjoy caring for patients and their specific needs as well as partnering with them in their oral health care.


Shannon, Dental Assistant
I graduated from the dental assisting program at Portland Community College in 2000 and have continued as a certified dental assistant for the past fourteen years. I've enjoyed working at Tanasbourne Dental Care for six years and look forward to many more. The comfort and care provided to our patients are very important to me and I love being a part of a team who shares my views and excels.


Shannon, Dental Hygienist
I have had the privilege to be a hygienist at Tanasbourne Dental Care since 2008. I graduate in 2003 with a B.S. degree form OHSU's dental hygiene program and enjoy both working and volunteering here in the Portland-metro area and overseas. I am passionate about providing outstanding dental hygiene services with a caring attitude and a gentle touch; creating lasting friendships with our patients and their families.


Tera, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1996 and have been fortunate to work at Tanasbourne Dental Care since 2000. I take great pride in providing high quality dental care and always make patient comfort a top priority. I am honored to work with Dr. Jenkins and the entire staff here at Tanasbourne Dental Care. We thoroughly enjoy what we do and take great pleasure in creating relationships with our patients.

Patient Reception Area

Should Dark Chocolate Be a Part of Your Diet?
Some research has shown that there are ingredients in dark chocolate that benefit your teeth, but there are some trade-offs to consider. Dark chocolate has less sugar than milk chocolate, but if you eat a full bar of dark chocolate, you are probably eating around 20 grams of sugar in one sitting. In general, added sugar in your diet should not exceed between 25-36 grams, and eating higher amounts of sugar can also contribute to tooth decay in the long-run. While plain dark chocolate is probably a better dessert option than most, it is still best to be enjoyed in moderation to reduce the amount of added sugar in your diet.




Times You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush
There are going to be multiple times where you need to change your toothbrush since it isn't sanitary for you to use the same toothbrush all the time. Toothbrushes also become frayed and less effective at cleaning your teeth if you do not replace them frequently enough. Here are some of main reasons you should replace your toothbrush:

When Cold Sores Flare Up
If you tend to get chronic cold sores, then you want to keep a lot of extra toothbrushes on hand. When you get a new flare up, you should change to a new toothbrush. This helps you avoid repeated contact with the virus when it remains on old bristles or handles, which could cause another flare up.

When You Get Sick
If you are already sick, you probably will not become reinfected by your own germs on a toothbrush, but your toothbrush is still an environment prone to carrying those germs. If you store your toothbrush close to other toothbrushes, such as your family's, your germs may be able to transfer to their toothbrush. Replacing your toothbrush is one way you can help reduce the risk of other people in your home getting sick.

After Three Months
Even if you haven't been sick or had a cold sore, if you have hit the three-month mark, you need to change out your toothbrush. It's not a good idea to use them longer than that. They won't brush your teeth as effectively, which can hurt your dental health in the long-run.

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