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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.

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Signs You Have an Impacted Tooth
Having an impacted tooth means that you have a tooth that is stuck and cannot emerge from the gums fully. This could be anything from a canine to a wisdom tooth. Teeth can get stuck for any number of reasons, such as the mouth not having enough room for the tooth to come in, the tooth coming in at a poor angle, or the tooth being slow to erupt.

If you notice pain in the gums where a tooth should be coming in but you don't see signs that the tooth is breaking through the gums, you need have your teeth evaluated. Even if the tooth partially erupts so you can see part of the tooth, this is also a type of impaction that needs to be looked at and treated. When you schedule an appointment, we can look at your smile to see how the impacted tooth needs to be treated to prevent damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.




Use These Tips to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist
If you have a fear of the dentist, a routine cleaning can become a major source of stress and anxiety. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that you can work to overcome your dental fears.

Talk to Your Dentist
If you are fearful about your dental procedure, tell us during your appointment. This will help us decide the best approach for your appointment, and you'll feel more in control of your exam when everyone is on the same page.

Learn about the Procedure
Knowledge is power, so knowing exactly what will happen during your dental procedure can leave you feeling more comfortable. It is your right to understand the work that is going to be done on your teeth.

Ask about Sedation Dentistry
Many dentists recommend the use of laughing gas and other sedation methods for nervous patients. Contact us about potential options that could help you feel more comfortable about your appointment.

Work on Your Breathing
Practicing yoga and meditation outside of the dental office can assist you with your dental appointments. Breathing techniques can help you to relax when you are sitting in the dental chair.

Prioritize Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry is a helpful way to prevent major dental problems that may involve more time spent in a dental chair. The more often that you go in for regular cleanings, the less likely it is that you will experience a greater dental problem that requires extensive treatment.

If you are living with dental anxiety, contact our office today for more tips on how to deal with your fears.

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