Leigh Colby, D.D.S.
Dr. Colby's "Lucky Break" sets a foundation for his dental career, and creates a goal for providing outstanding patient care, comfort and trust.
Dr. Colby will never forget the day. It was a November Saturday morning in fifth grade, the day he was playing sandlot football and shattered his front teeth.
"My dentist — Dr. Brownlow — immediately took care of me when I honestly thought that I would never be able to smile again," Dr. Colby says. "Looking back, this was — quite literally — my 'lucky break' because it introduced me to a profession that most people don't appreciate until they have a bad experience."
The founder of Oregon Dental Care, Dr. Colby has turned his youthful trauma into an accomplished career as a dentist. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Colby successfully provides a variety of specialty services, including advanced treatment of gum disease, treatment of difficult root canal procedures, restoration of implants, and treatment of many orthodontic conditions utilizing braces for both adults and adolescents.
He also enjoys seeing children and takes extra time to ensure they have a good experience — perhaps because he knows the feeling of sitting in the dentist chair.
"I don't like going to the dentist any more than my patients!" he says. "We understand how our patients really feel about coming to our office. That's why our mission is to deliver preventive care so good our patients never have to see a dentist again!"
A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Colby cares about one thing above all else: earning the trust of Oregon Dental Care patients. It's a value he acquired early in life.
"It truly hurts me to hear stories from new patients about mistreatment and bad dental care they received elsewhere," Dr. Colby says. "Growing up I only had two dentists. They were fantastic providers. They cared. Their work was long-lasting. They were trusted. When patients tell us they are getting the best care ever, I quietly thank Dr. Belvedere and Dr. Brownlow for their guidance."
And for the freedom to keep smiling — even after a painful day on the playing field.