Dental

Dental Providers

  • 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.

Administration

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.

Providers 

Robert W. Bruechert, DMD – Longview Dental 

Dr. Bruechert (also known as Dr. B) has practiced dentistry for 30 years. He attended the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, recieving a Doctor of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Dental Residency at the Univeristy of Washington. Dr. B is a member of the Clark County Dental Association, Washington Dental Association and the American Dental Association.  He has gained experience working at the Seattle Indian Health Board Dental Clinic; on a dental mission in Cameroon, West Africa; as a General Dentist in Vancouver, WA; as an Emergency Dentist for the Willamette Dental Group; and in his current position as the Dental Director for the New Heights Clinic in Vancouver, WA.

Jai Lee, DDS – Longview Dental 

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 – Longview Dental 

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 – Longview Dental

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 – Longview Dental

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 – Longview Dental

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 – North Beach Clinic

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 Wardle-Hermen, DDS – Longview Dental

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 – Longview Dental

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.