Meet The Timberhill Dental Team

Our Dentists

Kurt S. Black, DDS

Dr. Kurt Black decided he wanted to be a dentist at a very young age – even as a child he loved the combination of precision and compassion. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from Colorado College and in 1993 graduated at the top of his class from the University of Michigan Dental School. After completing a general dental residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, he served in the Army Dental Corp. in Heidelberg, Germany for four years.

In Corvallis, he’s become known as a different kind of dentist. His use of advanced dental technology and minimally invasive care, combined with a unique personal style, help to make his patients more comfortable and relaxed than they ever thought possible. Humanitarian dental relief is also a passion of Dr. Black and he, along with the Timberhill Dental team, have enjoyed volunteering in Corvallis as well as Jamaica, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Black and his wife, Susan (an OSU alum), have been married since 1989 and have four children. They enjoy traveling, half marathons, and other outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and river rafting.

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Dr. Charles Eric Jones

Dr. Charles Eric Jones (call him Eric!) values hard work, dedication, and excellence in all that he does. He is a decorated US Air Force veteran and worked through school using the GI Bill and working nights and weekends.

After having worked in his own practice, Jones Family Dental in Brookings and Ashland for the last 16 years has joined Timberhill Dental.

His approach to care is simple and focuses on excellence, patient experience, and education. Through dentistry, he believes he can improve everyone’s life!

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Dr Lindner
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Dr. Martin Lindner

Dr. Lindner was born in Germany but has called Oregon home for over 25 years. Dr. Lindner enjoys spending time with his wife (a dentist!) and two young kids in his free time. He is an outdoor enthusiast, his hobbies include hiking, climbing, and spearfishing.

Dr. Martin Lindner was originally interested in heading towards scientific research as a career, but a routine dental visit derailed his plan. His family dentist showed him some of the new technology he had just acquired that allowed him to take care of patients in much more
comfortable, involved and thorough ways. The clear pride and compassion in his work planted the seed for Dr. Lindner to become interested in what it would be like on the other side of the chair, and to be the one making the positive difference for another person.

Dr. Lindner completed two majors, Biology and Human physiology, at the University of Oregon, and attended dental school locally at Oregon Health and Science University. During his studies he was able to help contribute to university research and participate in local free dental clinics.

For Dr. Lindner, a big part of dentistry is being able to help others-whether it’s daily with his patients, or being able to participate in humanitarian dental relief. This includes an externship in Klamath Falls, and one of his favorites- the Philippines where he was able to help many people that had never had access to a dentist.

Dr. Lindner strives for excellence in patient care and experience. He is known for his special attention to detail and passion for preventative care. His calm demeanor puts patients at ease, at what can be a stressful place for many people. He looks forward to meeting you and being able to provide the compassionate and detail-oriented care you deserve.

Dr. McMaster

Dr. Daniel McMaster completed his undergraduate degree at Portland State University, graduating in the top 10% of his class (Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society). He went on to complete his doctorate at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is kept busy by his three young children alongside his demanding wife Katie. (Joking! She is great!) They also have two canine children, “The General” and “Bucky” in addition to their gray cat “Ralphie”. It’s pretty much a full house and always an adventure in their household. They enjoy spending time shuttling the kids to sports, visiting Disneyland, RV camping, and swimming.

From Dr. McMaster:

“Treating patients with genuine care and understanding is the heart of my practice philosophy. My goal is to first listen, then observe and seek to understand the individual needs of my patients. I want them to know we are working toward the same goal, which is to establish and maintain ideal oral health and esthetics. To accomplish this, I strive to continually educate myself as a provider by investing my time to stay informed regarding the newest technologies, dental materials, and the latest advancements in dentistry.”

Our Hygienists, Assistants & Office Team

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.

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.

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.

JacieDental Hygienist

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.

ToriLead Dental Assistant
KyndalAssistant Clinical Manager/Certified Dental Assistant

Kyndal joined the Timberhill Dental team in 2020 as a dental assistant. She is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Philomath. When not at work, Kyndal enjoys spending time with friends and family. She can also be found at the indoor soccer park.

CathyPatient Care Coordinator

Education & Certifications

Giving Back & Our Commitment to Community

Volunteer Work in the Dominican Republic

Volunteer Work

Our dentists are passionate about volunteer work and providing dental care to a variety of great causes around the world. The Timberhill team has traveled to Guatemala, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic to provide pro bono dental care.

We work with great organizations like:

  • Linn Benton Dental Link
  • NW Medical Teams
  • Assistance League of Corvallis
  • 1000 Smiles

Mouthguard Day

Over the years, we’ve made custom mouthguards for hundreds of local athletes. We love how sports help young people to develop leadership and teamwork skills, stay active, and see the value of working hard towards a shared goal.

Each year, we set aside a day where we work with local schools to provide free mouthguards. Our mouthguards help protect an athlete’s teeth when playing contact sports. Tooth loss can lead to lifelong dental health issues and we’ve heard from many parents who say that a mouthguard helped save their child’s tooth!

The Candy Dentists

In the Corvallis area, Timberhill Dental is affectionately known as the home of the “Candy Dentists” because of our innovative efforts to reduce tooth decay. 

Since 2003, the Dollars-Not-Decay candy buyback campaign has purchased a total of more than 12,000 pounds of Halloween candy from local kids for $1 per pound — and made matching donations to some great local charities, too. We love seeing how excited kids get about having a little spending money while protecting their teeth at the same time!