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, Washington, where I worked as an associate dentist. My family is now honored to be a part of Corvallis. We love this close-knit community and college town and look forward to staying here forever.
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 have not 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 with Lego bricks 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.
Dr. James Dinger is proud to present our fantastic team. Filled with upbeat and friendly individuals, our team is committed to providing compassionate care for all our patients. We help our patients feel comfortable and are excited to get to know each person who enters our doors. Our team includes both English and Spanish speakers. Learn more about us and the services we offer for dental care in Corvallis, Oregon, by calling Monroe Avenue Dental at (541) 754-1550 and scheduling a visit with our dentist.
Andrea was born and raised in Corvallis and attended Corvallis High School. She enjoys taking walks, baking, spending time with her close-knit family and playing with her dog, Sophie. Fun facts about Andrea: she is 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.
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. Fun facts about Ashley: she is an early riser, has a miniature Aussie named Jax, has a strong tendency to fall asleep while watching a movie and raises show horses. 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.
Kim joined our team in August 2019. Kim was born in South Korea and adopted as a baby. She grew up in Portland and moved to Corvallis for college. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Fun facts about Kim: she enjoys playing video games, binge watching shows, spending time with her friends and family, and listening to K-Pop (Korean pop music). You may see her and her husband, Dan, walking around downtown or on campus, but don’t be shy to say hi!