The doctors at Oregon Dental Care got into dentistry for a variety of reasons and from different backgrounds. But when it comes to their commitment to preventive care, willingness to listen and expert skills, they are one and the same. Contact us today and arrange a visit with any of our outstanding dentists.
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."
Christopher Shakespear, D.M.D.
Dr. Shakespear takes special joy in repairing a patient's damaged smile.
"Nothing is better than working with a patient who is embarrassed to smile and then see them smile again for the first time after completing treatment," Dr. Shakespear says.
A graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Shakespear strives to build a lasting relationship of care with his patients. He has experience across a wide variety of dental procedures, including tooth-colored fillings, crowns and bridges, implant restorations, root canals, dentures and extraction.
Robert Gay, D.D.S.
Dr. Gay has a simple rule of thumb with every patient he sees.
"Regardless of who they are, I treat them like they are a member of my family," he says. "If they sit in my chair, they will get quality work done."
Dr. Gay aspired to be a dentist from the time he was 14. It was then his braces came off, and he experienced a life-changing difference. He could once again smile without feeling ashamed.
David White, D.M.D.
Dr. White is a local boy through and through.
Born and raised in Eugene, Dr. White graduated from the University of Oregon before earning his D.M.D. from the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry in Portland. And now he’s back in Eugene practicing at Oregon Dental Care.
"My wife and I returned to Eugene to be with our families and so we could start our own family," says Dr. White. "We have a son and a daughter and we look forward to watching them grow up in this wonderful community."
Vincent Vu, D.D.S.
Dr. Vu is a perfectionist.
"I am passionate about providing the highest possible quality of care for my patients and exceeding their expectations," says Dr. Vu, who was voted one of Eugene’s top dentists in 2011. "The opportunity to meet their needs and improve their overall oral health is deeply satisfying."
He has enjoyed practicing in Eugene since 2002, after receiving his Doctorate in Dentistry from Indiana University and graduating top of his class in clinical training. He has received advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry, including extensive training in Implatology. Dr. Vu has performed more than 1,500 cases of root canal therapy and other procedures, including dental implants, extractions, dentures, crowns and bridges.