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Northwest Dental Residency (AEGD)

Located in the beautiful state of Washington.

Well-equipped clinics across the Pacific Northwest, with natural beauty and unlimited recreational opportunities.

Clinic Descriptions

Enjoy living in Washington State with its wide-open spaces, clean air, mountains, rivers, and lakes. The Yakima Valley and Yakima Columbia River Valley are in sunny Central Washington. These are active agricultural areas, producing some of the world’s finest fruit, vegetables, hops, and wine grapes. The areas also offer outstanding recreational activities, including skiing, boating, hiking, and fishing.

Washington Locations
Yakima
Toppenish
Grandview
Wenatchee
Chelan
Spokane
Walla Walla

Clinic descriptions

Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic

Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic BuildingThe Yakima clinic is a 10 operatory dental facility staffed by two faculty dentists: Dr. Jessica Bremerman and Dr. Gerald Hino, who both like endodontics and crown and bridgework.  The clinic also staffs three hygienists and nine assistants. The dentists work with many low-income patients who often need full mouth restorations and have rampant childhood caries.  Co-located in the clinic is also medical clinic as well as a pharmacy service.
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YV Tech-Dental Clinic

YV Tech is a unique dental clinic within the YVFWC organization located in Yakima, WA.  We are located inside a technical school where we assist with students’ chairside training in dental assisting but have a fully operational dental clinic with 5 chairs.  Our staff includes 1 staff dentist (Sandra Fogel), 2 hygienists, 3 dental assistants, a receptionist, and a supervisor.  We see patients of all ages, but predominately see adults as well as a lot of special needs patients.  We perform a wide variety of dental services including root canals, surgical extractions, removable prosthodontics, crowns and bridges, implant restorations, etc.

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About Yakima

Yakima, a diverse city of about 100,000, is situated in a semi-arid, highly agricultural valley of central Washington. The area has a vibrant arts community, year-round outdoor recreation, and is within an easy drive of several major cities. A few of the local highlights are:

  • Four golf courses.
  • A seasonal farmers market.
  • Two public swimming pools.
  • Yakima Symphony Orchestra.
  • Yakima Valley Museum and Historical Association.
  • Abundant wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries.
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing at White Pass Ski Area, just 30 miles outside of town.
  • Rafting on the Tieton and Yakima rivers.
  • Hiking, climbing, and sightseeing at nearby Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Hood.
  • Access to lakes, rivers, and camping facilities for fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, rock climbing, and ORV activities.
  • Pippins semipro baseball at Yakima County Stadium.

Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic

Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic BuildingToppenish Medical-Dental Clinic is an eight-operatory dental facility staffed with two faculty dentists, Dr. Raymond Rust, who enjoys all aspects of general dentistry; and Dr. Lauryl Garcia, who also enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Anil Danda is also a staff dentist in Toppenish with a specialty area in Oral Surgery.  The clinic is also staffed with three hygienists and eleven dental assistants to meet the patient demands.

The Toppenish clinic sees a large number of pediatric patients, as well as patients needing perio surgery procedures. There are many opportunities for molar root canal therapy, as well as crown and bridge procedures. The clinic is attached to a primary care clinic that makes consults easier.
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About Toppenish

Toppenish is a small town in the center of primarily agriculture land on the Yakama Indian Reservation. The town is known for its unique murals, painted on buildings throughout the town, and attracting a large number of tourists each year.

Some of the highlights of the Toppenish area include:

  • Diverse and unique restaurants featuring authentic Mexican meals.
  • Easy access to wineries that feature guided tours and tastings.
  • Fresh and local seasonal vegetables and fruits.
  • Nearby shopping and entertainment – the Tri-Cities area is about an hour away, and Seattle and Portland are both within three hours.
  • A range of outdoor recreation, including fishing and hunting. Spectacular camping, hiking, and skiing is available at White Pass Recreational Area, which is just an hour and a half away.
  • Some of the best windsurfing in the world is within two hours, along the Columbia River in Oregon’s The Dalles-Hood River area.

Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic

Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic BuildingThe Grandview clinic is a six operatory dental facility under the direction of Dr. Michael Yurth, Lead Dentist. There are two hygienists and six assistants. The clinic treats more than 12,000 people each year, 40 percent of whom are pediatric patients. More than 60 percent of all patients speak Spanish as their primary language.

The clinic sees a high volume of emergency patients, many of whom need surgery and endodontics. The clinic is connected to a primary care clinic and pharmacy that makes consults easier.
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About Grandview

Grandview has a small-town atmosphere with friendly people and little traffic. A few of the highlights include:

  • Located between Yakima and the Tri-Cities for easy travel to sporting events and shopping.
  • Situated in the heart of Wine Country with multiple wineries that offer guided tours, wine tasting, and gourmet restaurants.
  • Access to the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities for boating and fishing.
  • 40-minute drive to Yakima for shopping, entertainment, and concerts.
  • Authentic Mexican restaurants.

Columbia Valley Community Health, Wenatchee

Columbia Valley Community Health BuildingColumbia Valley Community Health is a progressive community health center with 12 state-of-the-art digital dental operatories housed in a clinic that was added to the original center in 2012. A patient-centered medical home model of care, CVCH dentists are part of a team headed by Dental Director Jeff Hinkley, DMD.
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About Wenatchee

The Wenatchee Valley is defined by water and dramatic mountains, and residents enjoy numerous recreational and cultural opportunities year-round. Some of the amenities at our Wenatchee and Chelan centers:

  • Water sports on Lake Chelan and the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.
  • The Apple Capital Loop Trail, an 11-plus-mile-long paved recreational trail along the Columbia River that is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters. The trail includes numerous waysides and parks.
  • Pybus Market and farmer’s markets.
  • Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
  • Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Mission Creek Players.
  • Music Theater of Wenatchee.
  • The Washington State Apple Festival.
  • Ohme Gardens Park.

Columbia Valley Community Health, Chelan

Columbia Valley Community Health Chelan BuildingColumbia Valley Community Health Chelan Dental has a qualified team of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants collaborating to ensure the optimal oral health of your child. We provide comprehensive dental care for children from 6 months through age 20 including exams, cleanings, x-rays, and fillings. Chelan Dental also provides dental care for adults.  Chelan Dental gives priority to children and their parents, so the entire family can be seen at one convenient location. Further, Chelan Dental also provides urgent care dental services to adults in the community.
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About Chelan

Columbia Valley Community Health Chelan Dental is located in beautiful Chelan, Washington  The area is known for its outdoor recreational amenities, wineries, art galleries, and artisan-crafted goods and shops. The Wenatchee Valley is defined by water and dramatic mountains, and residents enjoy numerous recreational and cultural opportunities year-round. Here are some of the amenities around the Wenatchee and Chelan centers:

  • Water sports on Lake Chelan and the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.
  • The Apple Capital Loop Trail, an 11-plus-mile-long paved recreational trail along the Columbia River that is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters. The trail includes numerous waysides and parks.
  • Pybus Market and farmer’s markets.
  • Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
  • Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Mission Creek Players.
  • Music Theater of Wenatchee.
  • The Washington State Apple Festival.
  • Ohme Gardens Park.

Unify Community Health, NE Dental Clinic

Unify Community Health NE is a large 15-operatory clinic located in Spokane, WA.  We have two dentists, 4 hygienists, and 12 dental assistants to serve our patients.  Dr. Vawter enjoys placing and restoring implants, surgical extractions (including impacted third molars), and performing other surgical procedures.  Dr. Siler enjoys doing oral surgery, root canals including molars and some re-treats, and crown and bridge along with all aspects of general dentistry.  We also have students from the University of Washington who do rotations at our clinic for up to 4 months/year.

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About Spokane

Spokane is a city in eastern Washington state with a population of 228, 989.  With a river running right through downtown and landscapes ranging from basalt columns to mountain lakes, Washington state’s third-largest metro area lives up to its motto: “Near Nature, Near Perfect.” Spokane offers abundant green space and easy access to numerous lakes, ski resorts, mountains, and bike paths.  A few of the local highlights are:

  • Explore Riverfront Park and the Spokane Falls
  • A variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, boating and snow skiing. There are 5 ski resorts within a 2-hour radius of Spokane.
  • Go watch a game: Gonzaga University basketball game, Eastern WA football game, Spokane Chiefs hockey, or Spokane Indians baseball
  • Manito Park
  • Downtown Spokane and Riverpark Square with shopping, dining, and nightlife
  • Golfing: over 10 golf courses nearby including the infamous “floating green” at Coeur D’Alene Resort Golf Course
  • Green Bluff Farms

Family Medical Dental Center

The Family Medical Center is a nine operatory dental facility under the direction of Dr. Ana Wannarka, Lead Dentist. There are two Dentists, 2 hygienists, and 9 assistants. The clinic treats more than 10,000 people each year, 60 percent of whom are pediatric patients. Close to 40 percent of all patients speak Spanish as their primary language.  The clinic sees a high volume of emergency patients, many of whom need surgery and endodontics. The dental clinic is connected to a primary care clinic and pharmacy, making consults very easy.

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About Walla Walla

Walla Walla is home to 32,0000 residents and has a small-town atmosphere with city style restaurants and events. We have a friendly community and enjoy all our town has to offer. Be sure to enjoy our world-famous Walla Walla sweet onion rings while watching our local minor league baseball team, the Walla Walla Sweets. A few other highlights include:

  • Located one hour away from Tri-Cities and three hours from Spokane for bigger city shopping or entertainment.
  • Up-and-coming wine country, with multiple wineries that offer guided tours, wine tasting, and gourmet restaurants.
  • Access to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Columbia River boat racing in the Tri-Cities.
  • Multiple hiking trails, lakes for fishing, and weekend getaways are always a short drive away.
  • 3 golf courses (2 private, 1 public)
  • 1 university and 2 colleges
  • Regional Airport
  • Baseball stadium
  • Outdoor public pool during the summer
  • Named “America’s Best Wine Region 2020” by USA Today
  • Seasonal outdoor concerts
  • Sizable cycling community

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