About Your Dentist
Education and Training
Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA-Music, minors: chemistry, Japanese) and The University of Missouri-Kansas City (DDS).
Since graduating from dental school in 2004, Dr. Griffin has continued his development and training in order to provide the highest quality of care for his patients.
Dr. Griffin started that journey by focusing on dental occlusion through training at The Dawson Academy. This training provided him with a better understanding and appreciation for the way teeth are meant to function together, as well as the problems which can occur when they do not do that properly. Most importantly it provided an understanding of the systematic approach to treating those problems. This training has become one of the foundational blocks upon which all future training has been built.
As part of the continuum in learning to create a more stable occlusion, Dr. Griffin became a certified Invisalign provider, and has used that technique to help patients achieve a more stable and aesthetic dentition.
Dr. Griffin is also trained and certified in both oral and IV moderate conscious sedation from Dr. Kenneth Reed and Dr. Stanley Malamed through the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry and the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, which has allowed him to treat many patients whose fear of dentists, or whose complex treatment, made traditional dental visits more challenging for patients.
Dr. Griffin holds both a surgical and prosthetic fellowship from the Misch International Implant Institute, as well as a fellowship from the International Congress of Implantology. Both organizations are committed to a comprehensive and systematic approach to implant related dentistry.
Dr. Griffin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and the American Academy of General Dentistry.
A personal note from Dr. Griffin
Thank-you for your interest in our office. As a current or potential patient, I think it is important for you to know how I approach dental health and care.
Teeth are meant to last a life time. And, the best thing we can do to a tooth is nothing. However, over time and for a variety of reasons, teeth sometimes break down. And when they do, treatment to correct the problem and keep the tooth is required. Typically, the earlier we provide treatment the more predictable the outcome.
My job, as I see it, is to help you keep your teethâ€”-or their functional equivalentâ€”-for your entire life. I have come to believe that one of the most important services I can offer a patient is a thorough examination, diagnosis and treatment plan for both their present and future dental health. I believe a dentist is foremost an educator and counselor to their patients. Good dental care and healthy, functional teeth make a positive difference in peoples' lives. It would be my pleasure and honor to help you in reaching and maintaining that goal.
We look forward to seeing you soon.