Dr. Henderson grew up in Montana and Oregon and dentistry was always a part of his life, as his father worked in the dental lab industry. Despite this familiarity with dentistry, Dr. Henderson originally wanted to work on films and was a film major in college! However, after traveling to the Dominican Republic on a humanitarian trip with a group of dentists, Dr. Henderson saw how impactful dentists can be. He was inspired by their ability make connections, heal, and improve the health and overall quality of life of those they served. This lead to a change in major for Dr. Henderson.
Along with the prerequisite science classes for dental school, he also completed a degree in Korean! He attended dental school at Oregon Health & Science University and after graduating with his DMD degree, he has been serving patients in the Portland area ever since.
Dr. Henderson loves getting to know his patients and feels rewarded when he can help them get the care that they need. He knew he wanted to own his own practice because he wanted to work in a place where everything was designed to deliver a relaxing, comfortable experience. He believes that going to the dentist should be enjoyable, not something people dread or just tolerate. He has built a clean and modern office, has a compassionate staff, and the desire to listen and help you achieve whatever needs and wants you have for your oral health.
Outside of the Tigard office, Dr. Henderson is kept busy caring for his four children, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. He also enjoys going on hikes, cooking delicious meals for family and friends, and even dabbles in photography. Dr. Henderson can’t wait to meet you and your family!
The moment you step through our doors, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly team members. It’s our goal to ensure you feel relaxed and at ease every step of the way. That is why we take the time to get to know you and tailor each visit to accommodate your needs and preferences. If there is ever anything we can do to help you feel more comfortable in our care, don’t hesitate to let us know!
Before becoming an assistant, she was a preschool teacher. She loved working with kids everyday, however, she wanted a career that was more geared to building a future for her family that had more opportunity for growth. She chose Dental Assisting because she always loved going to the Dentist as a child and wanted to continue working directly with children and adults in some kind of medical field. She loves plants, waterfalls, and music. Growing up in the military life she lived all over the world as a child, but has lived in Oregon for the last 10 years. She currently lives in Gladstone with her boyfriend, son, and 5 month old French Bulldog. She is really looking forward to meeting all of our new patients!
At The Smile Lounge, we are passionate about making our community smile. For us, that means going beyond dentistry. With every new patient that comes into our practice, we donate sensory tools to children in the community who are challenged with autism. Dr. Henderson knows the challenges that these children face as he has a son who is on the autism spectrum. He has seen firsthand how valuable and transformative these sensory tools are.
To help carry out this mission, The Smile Lounge has partnered with a local non-profit, The Shadow Project. They work with local schools and provide support for students with disabilities. The Shadow Project creates sensory spaces in local schools and sends out sensory kits to kids in our community. They also work with students with challenges like ADHD and dyslexia to improve their reading ability and develop the skill of goal setting.
When you book an appointment with us, not only will you have a top-notch dental experience, you'll also know that you're helping to make a positive impact in our community. Do good for your smile and Tigard by scheduling your next visit today!