- DDS/DMD: A general dentist diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of your teeth and gums. Our general dentists all hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery, or a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. There is no difference between the two degrees or the curriculum requirements that dentists must meet. Some schools simply award the one degree, while others award the other. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to become a general dentist.
- DA: Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. They make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records.
David Meyers, DDS – Dental Director
Dr. Meyers received a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington. Dr. Meyers joined the Family Health Center in 2012 and has worked in private practice for over 18 years. He is a member of the Lower Columbia Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Meyers is an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and has helped all five of his sons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eric Gurrad, DDS – Associate Dental Director
Dr. Gurrad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Lower Columbia Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Jennifer Meade, DA – Dental Clinic Manager
Kellie Beckers, DA – Dental Clinic Assistant Manager
Jai Lee, DDS
Dr. Lee attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. Dr. Lee has experience in both the community health setting and private practice and sincerely understands the need for providing preventive and restorative oral health care to low income and uninsured populations.
Cuong Luu, DDS
Dr. Luu began working at the Family Health Center after attending the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Meharry chooses students based on their ability to complete the curriculum and their willingness to provide care for underserved populations, such as those served at the Family Health Center. Dr. Luu is member of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Kristin Nordahl, DMD
Dr. Nordahl earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Oregon Health State University School of Dentistry. She has practiced at the Family Health Center since 2009. Dr. Nordahl is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Esther Su-Young, DDS
Dr. Su received a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. She has been with the Family Health Center Longview Dental Clinic since 2000. Dr. Su is a member of the American Dental Association.
Justin Tan, DDS
Dr. Tan attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he received a General Dentistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He has worked as a dental assistant and provided dental services during mission trips to Fiji, Peru and Ethiopia. In addition, Dr. Tan has volunteered his time at several clinics providing dental care for the underserved.
Tatiana Trott, DDS
Dr. Trott received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Riga Medical Institute in Lativa in 1986, and from the Pacific Dental School in in 2009. She has over 20 years experience in the field of general dentistry and is certified by the Western Regional Examining Board. Dr. Trott volunteered her time between 1995 and 2000 to provide dental care to orphans in Lativa.
Lee Hermen, DDS
Dr. Herman attended the Creighton University School of Dentistry earning her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. She has been practicing general dentistry since 2005 and is a member of the Lower Columbia Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Michael “Mick” Ziegler, DDS
Dr. Ziegler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Formerly, Dr. Ziegler owned and operated Michael H. Ziegler, DDS, PS and Advanced Dental Services, LLC in Longview. He is a member of the Lower Columbia Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Ziegler is also a member of the Rotary Club of Longview.