Dr. Raven - Dentist, Owner
Dentistry is a fantastic field to be a part of… and is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy what I do each day and am grateful for a dental team that creates a happy and up beat work environment.
My personal goal as a dentist is to provide the highest quality of dental care in a comfortable and caring way. I value patient education and make every effort to help patients understand their treatment options. I appreciate the trust our patients show in myself and in our team as we work together to provide every patient with the best care for their smile.
I enjoy playing golf and have recently taken up the challenge of sharp-shooting at a local shooting range. I enjoy working in our yard, taking rides on my motorcycle, and spending time with my family. My wife Naomi and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to raise our family in such a beautiful place as the Willammette Valley! Our four children- Abigail, Breanna Joy, Tyler, and Kelsie Mae- keep our lives full of adventure and fun. We enjoy camping, biking, trips to the coast, family movie/game nights, and cheering each other on in our various sports and musical activities.
Education and Continuing Education
Continuing Education is an important part of dentistry, and is something that I am always involved in. I enjoy attending a variety of continuing education courses, and I often attend the Oregon Dental Conference held in Portland. I completed a two year mentorship with Dr. Gordon Christiansen at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona. I am actively engaged in continuing education through Lane County Dental Society, and am committed to keeping up to date on latest treatment options and best practice procedures in the field.
Dr. Thurn - Dentist
The field of Dentistry has provided me more than 30 years of a wonderful and rewarding career. I graduated from Oregon Health Science University with my DMD degree and have been practicing since 1984. My personal emphasis has always been patient comfort and keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide our patients with the best quality of care.
I’ve lived in this area since the age of 14 and graduated from South Eugene High School. My loyalty to the community of Springfield runs deep. My wife of 40 years, Laura, and I raised our three children Tyleen, Brieanne, and Trevor in Springfield. We are the proud grandparents of our first grandson, Wyatt, who fills our days with the joys of childhood. When I am not at the office, I enjoy playing golf, traveling, and hunting.
Karen – Hygienist
I have worked as a Dental Hygienist in this practice for 46 years… and I am still going strong! I have seen many changes in dentistry, but my goal has not changed, and that is to provide optimal oral health in a comfortable, caring environment. I love getting to know our patients and always encourage them to care for their dental needs so they can keep their teeth for a life time and love their smile.
Over the years I have served as the Oregon Dental Hygienist’s Association President and was the first Dental Hygienist in Oregon to serve on the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
I served as an examiner
for the Western Regional Examining Board for over twenty years. I enjoy
working with Dr. Raven and Dr. Thurn and feel that our team works hard to ensure patient satisfaction.
I have four grown children and six grandchildren. My kids grew up in Springfield and graduated from Thurston High School.
Eight years ago my husband and I moved back to our family farm in Junction City where I grew up- Hentze Farm. Besides working I enjoy traveling, bicycling, hiking, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends. And, of course, I cannot write my own bio without saying, “GO BEAVERS!!!”
Dana – Hygienist
As a Dental Hygienist I enjoy getting to know all the patients I have the pleasure of serving. I love helping to create beautiful, healthy smiles! At Raven Dental, it’s great to be a part of such a caring and compassionate team.
I graduated from Lane Community College in Dental Hygiene and have been working in this practice for 24 years. When not in the office, I enjoy all things outdoors- gardening, hiking, biking, and snow skiing. I also love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.
Julie – Office Manager
What I love best about my job is that I get to be involved in such a variety of responsibilities from working with insurance companies, financials, scheduling patient appointments, and being out in the community at health fairs. There is always a lot to be done!
When it comes to patient care, my personal goal is for every patient to have an excellent dental visit that leaves them feeling great about their smile and with the desire to come back to our office for future dental needs.
My husband and I are newlyweds. We are originally
from California, and grew up in the same city. We have been married for two years, and have two adult children. We love cooking, hiking, and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon!
Alison - Patient Care Coordinator
I assist our patients with scheduling as well as understanding and maximizing their insurance benefits. I enjoy helping patients with any questions they may have as we set up a schedule for them to receive the treatment they need.
I enjoy working with Dr. Raven and Dr. Thurn. I feel that they do an excellent job at helping patients understand their treatment and at the same time helping them to feel comfortable in our office.
My husband, Bob, and I have a son and daughter in law
on the East coast. We also have a mischievous yellow lab named Henry
who keeps us very busy! As a family we love being outdoors- that is when I am not spending my time crafting or baking.
Amy – Dental Assistant
I am one of the Dental Assistants at our office and have been working here for almost 12 years. I enjoy being a part of such an incredible team. It is my job to keep patients comfortable and to assist the Dr’s during treatment. I especially enjoy assisting during Implant treatments… Dr. Raven takes great pride in his work and I love seeing patients leave our office feeling great about their smile.
I am a lover of all crafts and Do-it-Yourself projects.
My husband and I enjoy doing projects together for our house, inside and
out. We are proud parents to our four year old son, Mikey, and 1 year
old daughter, Harley. They are the light of our lives. We also have a bulldog that is like our child as well. We love cheering on the Ducks, camping, spending time with family, and reading all genres of books.
Janell – Dental Assistant
As a Dental Assistant working with Dr. Raven and Dr. Thurn I enjoy helping patients feel calm and at ease during their appointments. I enjoy building personal and professional relationships with our patients as we help to fulfill their dental care needs.
I am a graduate of Lane Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting and Expanded Functions. I am so grateful to be able to say that I honestly love my career. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, gardening, and making jewelry.
The best part of my job is knowing that Dr. Raven and Dr. Thurn take such pride in their work and go out of their way to make sure each and every patient leaves our office happy.
Maggie - Hygiene Assistant
When it is time for your cleaning, I will be the one to greet you and will take time to review the treatment plan for that visit. After your teeth are cleaned by one of our fantastic hygienists, I will send you on your way with a bag full of goodies!
I moved from Wisconsin in 2016 after falling in love
with the beautiful landscapes here. Some of my favorite activities
include camping, traveling, and painting. I love exploring everything
Oregon has to offer, and making new adventures every day!
5 Core Values
- WOW through excellent service
- Sometimes laughter is the best medicine