Provider Spotlight: Dr. Jim Toothaker

by User Not Found | Jun 30, 2017

Dr. Jim Toothaker, yes that’s his real name, is retiring after 42 years in public health dentistry. His distinguished career includes serving as a Public Health Services commissioned officer and providing care through the Indian Health Services’ Chemawa and Grand Ronde dental clinics. Since 2002, he has also maintained a practice at Multnomah County’s Northeast, Rockwood, and Billi Odegaard dental clinics.

In addition to his Dental and Masters of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan, Dr. Toothaker is also a board certified Dental Public Health Specialist. When asked what he enjoyed about his career, Dr. Toothaker stated “My dentistry was driven by public health principles rather than profit.” Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for your contributions to improving our population’s health!

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