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It’s all smiles at Discovery Dental

Business is booming at clinic’s new Washougal location

Brooke Strickland
For ClarkCountyToday.com

WASHOUGAL — Discovery Dental is thriving in its new Washougal-based 6,000-square-foot office and that means there are beaming smiles from the dentists and their team, as well as the community at large.  

In August 2017, Discovery Dental moved into their new Washougal location to accommodate their needs for a larger area to serve more patients. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland
In August 2017, Discovery Dental moved into their new Washougal location to accommodate their needs for a larger area to serve more patients. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland

Discovery Dental began providing dental services to residents in the area in 1972, but when Dr. Dave Stinchfield bought the practice in 2006, it took on a life of its own. Dave and his brother Tom served in the United States Navy in Japan as dentists together for several years, but the beauty of the Pacific Northwest beckoned. In 2011, Tom joined the practice in Washougal and today, the dentist duo has a team of 12 employees to help serve their growing patient base.

In August 2017, Discovery Dental moved into their new space to accommodate their needs for a larger area to serve more patients. The new facility features 10 treatment rooms, a conference room, a consult room, a state-of-the-art sterilization room, and a unique open-air atrium with plants and greenery native to the Pacific Northwest in the center that each treatment room looks into. Because they wanted to get everything just right and stick to their commitment to forward-thinking design, the building project took several years to finalize.

Discovery Dental began providing dental services to residents in the area in 1972, but when Dr. Dave Stinchfield (on right) bought the practice in 2006, it took on a life of its own. Dave and his brother Tom (left) served in the United States Navy in Japan as dentists together for several years, but the beauty of the Pacific Northwest beckoned. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland
Discovery Dental began providing dental services to residents in the area in 1972, but when Dr. Dave Stinchfield (on right) bought the practice in 2006, it took on a life of its own. Dave and his brother Tom (left) served in the United States Navy in Japan as dentists together for several years, but the beauty of the Pacific Northwest beckoned. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland

Adina Stinchfield, marketing director at the company shares, “The modernity of the practice reflects the advanced technology that Discovery Dental is known for, while the comfortable and friendly atmosphere is a reflection of the personal, gentle care that our patients receive here.”

Stinchfield shares that Discovery Dental’s utilization of technology is what sets the practice apart. She shares that the doctors invest heavily in the latest research-proven technology to improve patient’s experiences and treatment outcomes.

In 2011, Tom Stinchfield joined the Discovery Dental practice in Washougal, teaming with brother Dave. Today, the dentist duo has a team of 12 employees to help serve their growing patient base. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland
In 2011, Tom Stinchfield joined the Discovery Dental practice in Washougal, teaming with brother Dave. Today, the dentist duo has a team of 12 employees to help serve their growing patient base. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland

“Some examples of this technology include CEREC, advanced imaging technology that allows the placement of single-visit crowns and Solea, a painless, noiseless dental laser that replaces the traditional dental drill in most of the procedures,’’ Adina said. “Discovery Dental also specializes in implant placement, the gold standard for tooth replacement.  Dr. Dave is an instructor for CEREC restorations and an area trainer for the Solea laser, providing hands-on instruction out of his office right here in Washougal.  Dr. Dave is passionate about continuing education, regularly taking courses in implant surgery, restoration and orthodontics.”

Both dentists are actively involved in the community and regularly sponsor local events and clubs, especially those within school districts nearby. Next month, the doctors will take time out of their schedules to visit five elementary schools to hand out free toothbrushes and toothpaste, while discussing the importance of oral hygiene. Discovery Dental is also the title sponsor at the annual 5K event, Washougal Schools Foundation Stride.

Discovery Dental’s new Washougal facility features 10 treatment rooms, a conference room, a consult room, a state-of-the-art sterilization room, and a unique open-air atrium with plants and greenery native to the Pacific Northwest in the center that each treatment room looks into. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland
Discovery Dental’s new Washougal facility features 10 treatment rooms, a conference room, a consult room, a state-of-the-art sterilization room, and a unique open-air atrium with plants and greenery native to the Pacific Northwest in the center that each treatment room looks into. Photo courtesy of Brooke Strickland

Adina Stinchfield says that the doctor’s commitment to using innovative technology, their passion for the local community at large, and their attentive patient care at Discovery Dental is resonating with the Clark County community, too. While the practice has seen steady growth for the last decade, they have seen an additional 50 percent increase in patients since moving into the new building last summer.

Discovery Dental is located at 2614 E St. in Washougal. For more information, visit www.discoverydentistry.com or phone (360) 835-2193.

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