I grew up in Tacoma where I attended Stadium High School. In 1972, I graduated from the University of Washington Dental School and was then an Air Force dentist for two years before starting my practice at Silverdale Dental Center in 1974.
For three years, during my career at Silverdale Dental Center, I wrote a monthly dental article for the Kitsap Sun Newspaper. I am a strong supporter of the dental benefits of fluoride and wrote an original article on fluoride dosing and application for Kitsap County children. This paper was distributed to physicians and dentists throughout the county.
Over the years I have had the pleasure to practice with many excellent dentists here at Silverdale Dental Center. I am particularly delighted to currently be surrounded our outstanding general dentists Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Sherrill Conner and Dr. Alex Cibor, and specialists Dr. Tracy Scott and Dr. Tina Olsson.
For the past six years I have had the pleasure of helping the people of Nepal, volunteering my time. It has been a life changing experience. On April 25, 2015 I experienced first hand the earthquake that devastated Nepal. For more information on my Nepal volunteer work and for the full story published in the Kitsap Sun visit our Giving Back – Volunteer Dentistry page.
My family includes daughter Jenny and husband Tim, who live in Seattle with my first grandchildren Jimmy and Phoebe; son John, who is a veterans liaison for the Seattle Community College system; daughter Jessie who works for Western Washington University and lives in Bellingham with husband Tyler; son Sam who is attending college in Oregon.
My hobbies include gardening, boating, hiking, climbing and traveling.
Health and fitness are important to me as we travel our path of life. I love dentistry and our “family” of staff and patients here at Silverdale Dental Center. Retirement? Not for a few more years.
A sincere “Thank You” to all our loyal patients from over the years and “Welcome” to any of you who are considering joining our dental family here at Silverdale Dental Center. I am honored to continue providing ethical, safe, comfortable dentistry with a variety of treatment options.
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team