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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

What Can Be Done to Decrease Tooth Sensitivity?
When your teeth become sensitive to heat and cold, it can become incredibly painful. However, it is also something that can be addressed. Many people get sensitive teeth because they have a cavity that needs treatment. Some people also develop tooth sensitivity because they have acid erosion wearing away their enamel. If you want to decrease the sensitivity of your teeth, you should schedule an appointment for an evaluation to help determine the cause and best treatment option.




Clenching Your Teeth Can Cause Damage You May Not Feel for Years
A good portion of the population clenches their teeth when they get stressed out or they are trying to focus on an important task. Do you fall into this group of people? You may not even realize it. This condition is called bruxism. It is when you either clench your teeth together, or grind them back and forth. It may not damage your teeth when you clench your teeth once or twice in a lifetime, but if you do it regularly, especially without realizing it, you could be looking at long-term damage to your teeth.

How Can You Tell if You Clench Your Teeth?

There are several ways of determining if you clench your teeth. First, when you come in and see us, we typically point out minor cracks in your teeth or flattened chewing surfaces. These signs show that your teeth are undergoing more wear and tear than usual. Second, you may wake up in the morning with a sore jaw. This often happens when your jaw has been held rigid for a good portion of the night, which is what happens when you clench your teeth. You may even wake up with headaches in your temples each day when you clench your teeth at night.

Bruxism does damage to your teeth, and the damage accumulates over time. The longer you clench your teeth, the more damage your mouth is taking. Over time, this is going to leave you with weakened enamel and a higher risk of broken teeth. If you suspect you may be clenching your teeth, come in and see us. We will examine your mouth and see what is the best route to correct the problem.

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