Dr. James Dinger
I grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University to pursue a career in teaching high school mathematics. My career plans changed after suffering a concussion and facial trauma during an intramural soccer game. Over the next several months I saw many different dental specialists and became interested in dentistry.
After graduating from college and earning a teaching certificate, I enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2010.
After dental school, I began work in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, working for Indian Health Services. I then relocated to Vancouver, WA where I worked as an associate dentist. My family and I are excited to begin this new chapter in Corvallis. We love this close-knit community, and look forward to making this our forever home.
I feel a great sense of responsibility to my patients. I want everyone to leave my office with a positive experience and a smile. Patients are often overwhelmed at what goes on at a dental office. I strive to help my patients feel calm and cared for with my conservative approach to dentistry and focus on quality care. I welcome patients who suffer from dental anxiety or haven’t seen a dentist in many years. I place great importance on staying up to date on all the latest techniques and technologies by attending continuing education courses throughout the year.
I have been married since 2003 and have four children in elementary school. My free time is spent with my family. We enjoy playing board games, building Legos, and reading together. We also enjoy being outside riding bikes, playing at the park, doing yard work, and collecting sand dollars. My favorite color is blue and my dream vacation is sitting around a campfire near a cabin on a lake.
Laura was born in Albany and raised in Brownsville. She attended Fairview Christian for high school and received a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State in Radiation Health Physics. Fun facts about Laura: she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, reading, hanging out with her cat named Moo, Middle Eastern food, and just about anything lemon-flavored. Laura’s favorite movie is The Princess Bride, her favorite show is The Office, and her favorite travel destinations are Australia and Egypt. We have had the pleasure of working with Laura since April 2012, and we know her smile will brighten your day.
Ashley was born in Lebanon and raised on a farm in Scio. She attended Scio High School and received her Bachelor’s degree at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls. She and her fiancé, Justin, currently live in Salem. Fun facts about Ashley: she is an early riser, has a miniature Aussie named Jax, and has a strong tendency to fall asleep while watching a movie. She loves Mexican food, frozen yogurt, horses, camping, and all outdoor activities. We have had the pleasure of working with Ashley since March of 2015, and we are confident her friendly attitude will make you feel right at home.
Andrea was born and raised in Corvallis and attended Corvallis High School. She enjoys taking walks, sleeping, spending time with her close-knit family, celebrating her Mexican heritage, and playing with her dog Sophie. Fun facts about Andrea: she’s fluent in Spanish, her favorite movie is Coco, her favorite food is Pad Thai, and she has a strong affinity for chocolate chip cookies. We have had the pleasure of working with Andrea since the spring of 2017, and we can assure you that her positive demeanor will make you smile.