The Dental Staff in Springfield, Oregon

All our professionals at McKenzie Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accredation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. James Lee, Dentist at McKenzie Dental Center

Dr. James Lee, Dentist in Springfield, OR Dr. James Lee grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and graduated from Loma Linda University in 1992 with the highest clinical award. In 1996, he and his wife Elaine moved to Oregon where they have been raising their three kids. When Dr. Lee isn't working, you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, playing golf, cycling, fishing and doing mission work. He has served as a Dental Director for a mission clinic in Moscow, Russia and also enjoys visiting Leper Colonies in China with his two daughters.

Dentistry has been a passion of Dr. Lee's for years and he continues to enjoy his work. To better serve his patients, he continues to learn new skills. He especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and root canals. Dr. Lee and his team at McKenzie Dental Center look forward to serving your dental needs with the highest quality and latest technology.

Dr. MinSoo Han, Dentist at McKenzie Dental Center

Dr. MinSoo Han, Dentist in Springfield, OR Dr. MinSoo Han grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from Loma Linda University. He recently relocated from Southern California to Oregon to join McKenzie Dental Center. Dr. Han loves to play with his daughter and spend time with his wife, Wendy. He enjoys hiking, traveling and watching movies. He loves his life in Oregon and what Mother Nature has to offer.

Dr. Han loves to meet new patients and help them. He enjoys challenges and the complexities that each unique case presents. He especially enjoys providing oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry and all aspects of our one-day crown technology. Dr. Han takes great pride in his work, treats his patients with the utmost care and always delivers the best treatment plan specific to each patient's needs.

Linda, Office Manager

Linda Vaughan, Office Manager in Springfield, OR Linda graduated from the LCC dental assisting program in 1979. She worked as a dental assistant for 8 years before accepting her current position as office manager. Linda has been with McKenzie Dental Center for 35 years and has a true compassion for our patients, many of whom have been with us for as long as Linda has.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys scrapbooking, camping, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family and 6 grandchildren.

Jessie, Insurance Expert

Jessie, Dental Insurance Expert in Springfield, OR Jessie is our insurance expert. You will find that she works hard at getting all insurance claims paid within a timely manner. She has worked in the dental field for 14 years.

Jessie grew up on a ranch in Junction City where she rode her horses pretty much every day. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, son and family. In her spare time, she loves to cook, scrapbook with friends and travel.

Barb, Hygienist

Barb Jones, Hygienist in Springfield, OR Barb has been a dental hygienist for over 35 years with 25 years at McKenzie Dental Center. She sincerely enjoys her patients and hearing about their lives. She will also make your teeth as pearly white and clean as she can!

Barb married her high school sweetheart and together, they have raised 5 children in the Thurston area. She is also a grandmother of 10, which she says is the best job of all. She loves warm weather, gardening, traveling, baking, spending time with her large family and taking weekend trips to the beautiful Oregon coast.

Bernita, Hygienist

Bernita, Hygienist in Springfield, OR Bernita began her journey in the field of dentistry in the US Air Force as a dental technician. After completing her 4 year commitment to the USAF, she went on to complete her Bachelor's of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University.

"I am extremely passionate about my job and I want to always provide and deliver the highest quality of care to my patients and make a big impact in their oral health. As a recent transplant to the Thurston community, I am excited to be a part of this great dental team at McKenzie Dental Center."

Chelsea, Hygienist

Chelsea, Hygienist in Springfield, OR Chelsea is a graduate from the LCC Dental Hygiene program. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Travis. Together they enjoy hunting, fishing and exploring Oregon with their two Labrador Retrievers.

Chelsea also enjoys cooking, baking, doing crafts and spending time with family and friends. With a gentle touch and sincere heart, Chelsea strives to provide the best possible treatment to her patients.

Debbie, Hygienist

Debbie Gruzensky, Hygienist in Springfield, OR Debbie recently graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is excited about getting to know patients, and working to help them obtain optimum oral health.

Debbie grew up just north of Seattle, Washington and loves the outdoors, summertime and spending time with family.

Karla, Dental Assistant

Karla Middleton, Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR Karla graduated from the dental assisting program in 2005 and has been with McKenzie Dental Center in Springfield since August of that year. Patients can sense right away that Karla truly cares about them and she makes sure every patient is comfortable.

In her spare time, she helps out with the dental free clinic in this area. She is family oriented - she has 3 children and 3 grand children. She spends lots of time outdoors gardening, hiking and camping.

Kayla, Dental Assistant

Kayla, Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR Kayla is one of our dental assistants who graduated from the LCC Dental Assistant program. She brings a ray of sunshine to our office with her smile.

She enjoys working with our staff and wonderful patients. When she's not working, she loves spending time with her family.

Kira, Dental Assistant

Kira, Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR Kira grew up in Lebanon, Oregon where she spent most of her time at her family's farm. She moved to Central Oregon and went to Central Oregon Community College where she graduated with her Dental Assisting credentials.

Kira and her son relocated to Lane County where she has continued to enjoy raising her son and working in the dental field. In her free time, Kira enjoys gardening, photography, camping, playing with legos, watching hockey and spending time with her family.

Kyoko, Dental Assistant

Kyoko, Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR Kyoko grew up in Kyoto, Japan but has been an Oregonian for the past 20 years. She is a Dental Assistant who graduated from LCC.

Kyoko is passionate about oral health and enjoys interacting and getting to know our patients. She enjoys cooking, quilting and reading. We enjoy sampling her food and sauces.

Rudy, Dental Assistant

Rudy, Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR Rudy recently moved up to Oregon from Southern California to be closer to family and work for McKenzie Dental Center. Rudy graduated from Everest College in California in dental assisting.

In Rudy's spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing in his band, snowboarding, skateboarding, bike riding and camping.

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McKenzie Dental Center is dedicated to providing excellent patient care with integrity and compassion. We are committed to making your visits with us the most pleasant possible.

Overview of the Springfield Dentists at McKenzie Dental Center

Dr. Kenney owned McKenzie Dental Center for over thirty years before retiring in August, 2011 and turning the practice over to Dr. Lee.

He offers a wide range of dental services including dental implants, oral sedation, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals), and surgical extractions.

We have 5 dental hygienists, Barb, Debbie, Chelsea, Bernita, and Dani, who will help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. Karla, Kayla, Kira, Rudy, Gen, and Kyoko are our compassionate dental assistants who will be by your side during all of your dental treatment.

And last but not least, the first smiling faces you will see are our wonderful office manager Linda, and Jessie our insurance specialist.