MEET DR. DAVID BROWN, DDS
I love changing lives through dentistry. I am so blessed that my profession gives me the opportunity to meet amazing new people each and every day. I make it my goal to demonstrate care and respect for every one of my patients because they deserve nothing less. I love being able to change a life by improving a smile. I was born missing two of my front teeth and immediately after High School had two dental implants placed. The impact of dental implants on me personally led me into a career in dentistry.
My team is made up of professional, caring, and fun individuals. They love what they do and are passionate about providing quality care to our patients. We all feel amazed that we’ve been lucky enough to have so much fun doing what we love. Dr. Brown on Google+
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
I graduated from Olympic Community College with my Associate’s degree before continuing on to Central Washington University for my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. My dental training was received from the University of Washington.
My patients desire, deserve, and demand the best dental care available and continuing education allows me to provide for their needs in the most effective and efficient manner. Through organizations such as the Yakima Prosthodontic and Implant Study Club, CEREC® Doctors, Invisalign®, and DOCS (Dental Oral Conscious Sedation), I learn about the newest technology available in dentistry today. Additionally, as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Washington’s Dental School and a part-time clinical faculty member of the Yakima Valley Community College’s Dental Hygiene Department, I have the privilege of educating dentists and their teams on early childhood dental needs and treatment.
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Yakima Valley Dental Association
- Central Washington Oral Health Foundation
- CEREC Doctors
- Academy of Osseointegration
- ASIRD (American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry)
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
I am originally from Bremerton and currently reside in Selah with my wife, Susan, our son Noah, and two dogs. I have two grown children Kristle and Mikayla as well as three grandsons, Jameson, Kingsley, and Lennox. Much of my free time is consumed with visiting kids and grandkids. However, I have discovered a passion for golf and enjoy scuba diving, snow skiing, bootcamp workouts, running, and traveling.
MEET DR. BRUCE KINNEY, DDS
It has been my privilege to help my patients achieve optimal oral health and wonderful smiles for more than 30 years. My passion is patient-centered care, building lasting relationships while helping each person develop their healthiest, strongest smile.
Whether I’m caring for a child at the first dental visit, restoring an adult’s ability to chew comfortably, or relieving pain, my focus is on what’s best for that patient. I understand that each person’s clinical needs and personal concerns are unique. Instead of dictating a specific treatment path, I’ll work with you to find the approach that’s best for your specific situation.
While I have experience in all aspects of dentistry, my area of expertise is in replacement of missing teeth. I offer dental implants, bridges, and dentures, which restore the ability to chew properly, relieve stress on the jaw and facial muscles, and improve a person’s confidence in their appearance.
My goal is to assist each patient take control of his or her oral health through preventive care, education, and home dental hygiene. I am here to help and honored to do so.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Undergraduate degree, Washington State University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry
- Post-doctoral residency in the University of Washington Hospital System
I am committed providing each patient with advanced care, using leading-edge technology and processes. Each year, I complete many continuing dental education courses, staying current on new technologies, methodologies, and materials.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
- Yakima Prosthodontic Society
- Bolender Study Club
- Board of Directors for the Washington State Dental Association Foundation
- American Dental Association, member of the Commission on Dental Accreditation and delegate to the ADA House
- Delegate to the Washington State Dental Association as an elected member to the House of Delegates from the Yakima Dental Society
- American College of Dentists
- International College of Dentists
- American Association of Dental Boards
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
BEYOND THE OFFICE
After growing up in Ephrata, I have lived in Yakima for more than 30 years. My loving wife, Linda, and I have been married for more than 40 years; that’s what happens when you marry your high school sweetheart! We have two children, three grandchildren, and one big dog.
In my spare time, I enjoy golf and the outdoors. I am a pilot, certified diver, and, when time allows, a fly fisherman.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
For more than 20 years, I have served on the Board of Directors of the Yakima Valley Speech and Hearing Center, including two years as President. I have also been involved with the Yakima Downtown Rotary Club and served as Chairman of the Youth Exchange Committee for the International District 5060.
Darlene’s attentive to each patient’s comfort. She listens to their concerns, talks with them about their oral health, and helps them feel relaxed. She’s been part of our team since 2000 and feels her patients are part of her extended family. While she cleans teeth, Darlene talks with her patient about home dental hygiene. She teaches patients how to improve their home care and develop good habits so their smile stays healthy and bright.
In her free time, Darlene enjoys traveling, camping, and riding the Oregon Coast sand dunes with her fiancé, Roger. She loves time with her daughter and adorable grandson.
I am passionate about helping patients improve the health of their smiles. I love seeing patients become motivated and excited about caring for their oral health! After starting in the dental field in 2010, I joined the team in 2016. I am so enjoying getting to know our families and building relationships. Working with each patient, I provide gentle, comprehensive, and personalized oral hygiene care and education.
During my time off, I love being with my husband and kids. I also enjoy fishing, motorcycle riding, and most all, outdoor activities.
I look forward to meeting people, learning who they are, and building relationships while helping them achieve healthy smiles. I’ve been part of our team since 2001 and consider our patients to be part of my family. By providing a wonderful and caring dental hygiene experience, I ensure patients enjoy their visits while cleaning teeth, offering preventive care, and teaching each patient how to keep their smile healthy and clean.
Outside of the office, Karen enjoys all kinds of crafts and camping with family and friends. Her best friend is Dan, her husband of more than 30 years.
I provide our patients with comprehensive dental care including cleaning and polishing to ensure they leave our office with beautiful, bright smiles. It is my goal to make patients feel welcome and comfortable during their dental experience. Everyone in our office is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of dentistry and is genuinely concerned with our patients’ well-being.
Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Frank, and two children, Ashlyn and Kailer. We love being outside and enjoy our free time with family and friends.
I graduated from Clark Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2012. After my degree in dental hygiene, I continued my education and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygeine from Eastern Washington University in 2013. My career passion is to help patients feel comfortable in my hygiene chair, to help them enjoy their smile, and to give them a better understanding of oral health and its effect on their body. I enjoy staying current in all dental hygiene techniques through continuing education and thrive on staying on top of current dental hygiene protocols. Inspired Dental is a great supporter of staying on top of new technology and current dental medicine.
When I’m not in the office I love to run, ski, wakeboard, and support local events. I have a black belt in karate and enjoy competing around the northwest. My husband Jake and I are the proud parents of a baby boy, and two dogs (Carlos the pug and Bruno the boxer).
I’m a graduate of the Yakima Valley Community College Dental Assisting Program. I’ve been assisting Dr. Brown off and on since 2000. After taking a break to complete my Associates of Arts in Radiology Technology in 2010. I’ve been told that my greatest gift is connecting with my patients to help ease their fears and nerves about being in a dental office. I love to create a sense of family with each and every patient.
Some of my hobbies include baking, bringing treats to work, and hanging out with the girls outside of the office. One of my greatest joys is raising my son Ashton and reflecting on how much he keeps growing.
My career as a dental assistant began almost 15 years ago and I was proud to join Dr. Brown in 1999. I enjoy meeting new people every day and love seeing how they are transformed when they have a beautiful smile. I want all of our patients to have a comfortable dental experience and am always available to lend a helping hand to my teammates if they need me.
I have three sons and three grandchildren that I enjoy spending time with. When I’m not at work I enjoy going to the movies, camping, and having a good time with family and friends.
I started working for Dr. Brown in 1999. My responsibilities include overseeing patient and data flow and building relationships with patients and their families while helping to achieve their dental goals. It is my goal to make sure our office runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Dr. Brown is not only a great dentist, but his deep sense of integrity and compassion makes me strive to be a better person.
When away from the office I am almost always with my wonderful husband, Andy, and my two amazing children, Hunter and Emme.
I am one of the first people to welcome and greet our patients when they come into the office, so I am sure to have a warm and friendly smile on my face. I love working with people and providing top-quality customer service to them. Dr. Brown is a family man with Christian values, making this office a wonderful place to work.
I love spending time with family and riding my horse when time allows. My husband and daughter love taking me out on the boat for some fun in the sun and fishing of course.