Dr. Tucker is the program director for our Share a Smile Initiative. He earned his BA in economics from Western Washington University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington. He was a part of a small group of students who participated in the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE). This program focused on treating patients in rural communities with an emphasis on oral surgery and community healthcare. He has been practicing dentistry for over five years and spends 10 days per year serving on foreign humanitarian dental trips.
He is passionate about dentistry because it gives him the opportunity to build relationships with his patients and to help them keep and restore their oral health. He believes it is a rewarding profession and is happy to be a part of it. He aims to be completely transparent with his patients. When there is a problem, he likes to discuss all possible treatment options, as well as the possible outcomes. He wants his patients to choose a treatment based on what is best for them individually.
He is happily married and has four kids—Dylan, Scarlett, Stella, and Jack. He enjoys all that Central Oregon has to offer: mountain biking, golf, whitewater rafting, snowboarding and skiing, fly fishing, surfing, and camping!