Dr. Durnin

After graduating from Tualatin High School, Dr. Jim Durnin served honorably in the U. S. Navy for 4 years. Upon leaving military service he enrolled in Oregon State University where he graduated with a dual degree in Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology. Dr. Durnin worked as a molecular virology researcher where he co-authored several scientific papers while working at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Driven by an interest in patient care Dr. Durnin pursued his dental education at OHSU School of Dentistry completing his D.M.D. in 2013. For the first 5 years out of dental school Dr. Durnin practiced in a large corporate practice in Corvallis Oregon. In 2018 he purchased Hidden Springs Family Dentistry from Dr. Robert Darke and is excited to continue the legacy of exceptional patient care that Dr. Darke and team have cultivated.

Dr. Durnin’s areas of interest include CEREC CAD/CAM “same-day” crown fabrication, Oral Surgery, Root Canal Treatment, and all aspects of restorative dentistry. Dr. Durnin is inspired and motivated by a drive to pursue cutting edge dental continuing education. Dr. Durnin and his partner Sara have two lovely children Maxwell and Maya Grace. They enjoy spending family time together, running, outdoor sports, Painting, F1 racing and THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS.

Meet the Team

Deana
Front Desk

Educational background:
High school graduate and some college dental courses.

How long have you been in your current position?
Since 1996!

What do you love most about your job?
Helping patients see the value in their dental health.

What do you do in your free time?
Quilt, walk the dogs, fish, spend time with grandchildren and spending time at Bible study.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
Costa Rica and Europe.

What movie could you watch over and over?
Watching a movie once is good enough for me.

Barb
Dental Hygienist

Educational background:
Bachelor of Science – University of Nevada 1981. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene – OHSU 1985

How long have you been in your current position?
Since 1996!

What do you love most about your job?
Helping people of all ages and backgrounds maintain oral health.

What do you do in your free time?
Garden, travel, tennis, golf, swimming and read everything I can.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
Germany, Paris, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Scandinavia, Greece, Japan, Figi and Bora Bora.

Do you have any special talent or skill?
I am a very good listener.

What movie could you watch over and over?
Home for the Holidays and South Pacific.

Kathy
Dental Hygienist

Educational background:
2 years at OSU, and 2 years at OHSU.

How long have you been in your current position?
Since 2007.

What do you love most about your job?
Getting to know my patients and building relationships.

What do you do in your free time?
Go for walks, work out, read and spend time with friends and family.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
Beliz.

Do you have any special talent or skill?
Barefoot water-ski.

What movie could you watch over and over?
The Notebook and Pitch Perfect.

Marilee
Dental Hygienist

Educational background: 
Idaho State University – BSDH

How long have you been in your current position? 
I have been a dental Hygienist for over 30 years and with Hidden Springs since May of 2016.

What do you love most about your job? 
Working with our patients.

What do you do in your free time? 
Yoga and spending time with my grandkids.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
I would love to travel to see Africa and Australia.

What movie could you watch over and over? 
I don’t know about over and over, but I have seen the Princess Bride more than once!

Daryn
Dental Hygienist

How long have you been in your current position? 
I have been a dental Hygienist for over 40 years.

What do you love most about your job? 
The people I get to meet from all walks of life.

What do you do in your free time? 
Read, work in the yard, travel, and shop.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
France. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to France six times in the past 12 years. Bonjour!

What movie could you watch over and over? 
I have a few; Christmas in Connecticut and Auntie Mame.

Amy
Dental Assistant

Educational background:
I graduated from metropolitan community college in Omaha, NE with my dental assistant certificate in 2003

How long have you been in your current position? 
I have been at my position for almost a year.

What do you love most about your job? 
The thing I love most about my job is learning new things every day.

What do you do in your free time? 
In my free time I love to spend time with my kids, hiking and doing projects around the house

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
If I could travel anywhere it would be to Disney world

What movie could you watch over and over? 
I could watch Shawshank Redemption over and over.

19353 Willamette Dr,
West Linn, OR 97068

(503) 699-5900

Monday
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday
Appointment Only

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
Closed

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