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Meet the Doctors

Kurt S. Black, DDS

Dr. Kurt Black is a different kind of dentist. His use of advanced dental technology combines with a unique personal style and soothing spa-like atmosphere to make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

Dr. Black and his team provide some of the latest advances in technology, including:

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work in the Dominican Republic

Volunteer work continues to be Dr. Black’s passion. Dr. Black donates his time and talents to the:

  • Linn Benton Dental Link
  • NW Medical Teams
  • Assistance League of Corvallis

In addition, he has promoted dental health as far away as:

  • Guatemala
  • Jamaica
  • The Dominican Republic

James Means, DMD

Dr. Means grew up in Salem and worked in the food industry before deciding to return to school to pursue his passion- dentistry. He earned his bachelors from Oregon State University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Means is committed to providing the highest quality treatment. He believes that all patients should be treated as family and holds himself to the highest standard when caring for his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Means enjoys running, swimming, golfing and spending time with friends and family.

Education & Certifications

Dr. Black continues to attend advanced continuing education courses concentrating on cosmetic dentistry, conscious sedation, metal-free restorations, and is one of 300 select CEREC Doctor Mentors nationwide who actively provide advanced level training to the CEREC dental community.

Yet, despite his extensive focus on clinical dentistry, Dr. Black takes the time to get to know each and every patient one on one.

Dr. Black and his wife, Susan have four children and enjoy traveling and many outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and camping.

The Candy Dentist

In the Corvallis area, Dr. Black is affectionately known as the “Candy Dentist” because of his innovative efforts to reduce tooth decay. In 2015, his annual Halloween “Dollars-Not-Decay” buyback campaign collected 973 pounds of candy from community children who were eager to make the exchange for freshly minted dollar bills. A matching dollar donation was then made to a local charity. Since starting this program, Dr. Black has collected over 10,000 pounds of candy and has donated more than $11,000 to local charities.

Over the years, Dr. Black has also sponsored and donated materials for several tooth whitening charity events collecting over $65,000 for patients in need of medical care, high school sports teams and other local non-profits.  Dr. Black also enjoys his annual mouthguard days for the high school football teams.

All work and no play is not this doctor’s style. In addition to hosting an annual “Timberhill Dental Patient Appreciation Swim Party”, Dr. Black enjoys performing with his family band, playing indoor soccer, and has run a marathon and several half marathons.

Meet the Team

Jackie
JackiePatient Coordinator
Jackie has been a part of the Timberhill Dental team since 2006. She enjoys welcoming each and every patient to our office. Jackie has lived in Corvallis since graduating from OSU with a degree in art and photography.

Jackie has worked for several years in dental administration and, prior to that, many years in an art gallery and custom frame studio. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, traveling, reading and cooking with friends. She and her husband have three children and three grandchildren.

jackie@timberhilldental.com

Sandie
SandieFinancial / Treatment Coordinator
A native Oregonian, Sandie has been a member of the Timberhill Dental team since 2007. Sandie joined Timberhill Dental after working in retail for several years and loves helping to meet the needs of our patient family.

Sandie and her husband keep busy with the activities of their two young boys and enjoy Oregon football games, camping, boating and riding quads with their family.

sandie@timberhilldental.com

Stefanie
Stefanie Patient Relations Manager
A native Oregonian, Stefanie completed the Dental Assisting program at Chemeketa Community College in 1990. She worked in the dental community for many years in both general dentistry and in orthodontics before joining the Timberhill Dental team in 2012.

In her free time, she and her husband, Joe, enjoy the many adventures that come with parenthood. Stefanie and her family are Oregon State Fans and love attending Beaver sporting events together. She is also the genius behind many of the fun activities at Timberhill Dental including Dollars Not Decay, the annual swim party and the Health Expo.

stefanie@timberhilldental.com

Tina
TinaClinical Manager / Certified Dental Assistant
Tina has been part of our Timberhill Dental team since 1998 as a certified dental assistant. As clinical manager she ensures that the clinical side of Timberhill Dental runs smoothly and efficiently. She has enjoyed her volunteer work for The Corvallis Boys and Girls Club Dental Clinic and NW Medical Teams and in 2000 traveled to Mexico as part of a dental mission. Tina has travelled with Dr. Black to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to provide dental care for the local people.

tina@timberhilldental.com

Marie
MarieRegistered Dental Hygienist
Marie attended Oregon State University before earning her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University. She has been a part of the Timberhill Dental team since 2001 and enjoys encouraging great dental health with her patient family. Marie is passionate about continuing education and applying her advanced knowledge to the care of her patients.

In her free time, Marie enjoys walking, swimming, cooking and spending sunny afternoons at the park with her daughter and son. Marie and her family are avid Oregon State fans and love attending Beaver sporting events.

Anne
AnneDental Hygienist
Anne graduated from the University of Bern in Switzerland with a degree in psychiatric nursing. After moving to the United States in 1987 she attended Lane Community College and received a degree in Dental Hygiene. Anne has been part of the Timberhill Dental team since 2003 and loves teaching and encouraging great dental health in her patients.

Anne and her husband have one son and live on a small farm and love the rural lifestyle. When not “ranching”, Anne loves to travel to her native Switzerland to visit family and friends.

Laura
LauraDental Hygienist
Laura was born and raised in Corvallis. She grew up as a patient of Timberhill Dental and was inspired to become a dental hygienist from her childhood hygienists, Anne and Marie! Laura received her dental hygiene Bachelor of Science degree in 2012 from Eastern Washington University. She absolutely loves being a hygienist and strives to bring the highest level of care to each patient she sees.

In her free time, Laura spends her time with her 3 beautiful kids and wonderful husband. They love exploring the outdoors together and doing home projects in their house in the woods.

Jacie
JacieDental Assistant
After many years of offering great customer service in the food industry, Jacie graduated in 2012 from the Practical Dental Assisting Program of Oregon and is now a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She has loved the experience of getting to know the amazing family of patients we have here at Timberhill Dental. Since she started working at Timberhill Dental in 2012, Jacie has enjoyed providing excellent dental education to the young children we see in the practice.

Jacie keeps busy with a variety of pets that she cares for, but in her spare time, she enjoys pottery classes, road trips to the coast and eastern Oregon as well as many outdoor activities.