Chinook Falls Dental
Dr. Jim Flerchinger has been serving the community of Sandy since 1978. Patients know Jim as a kind man and an excellent dentist, who will go out of his way to care for their dental needs. After working in a group practice in both Sandy and Welches, Jim opened his own solo practice in Sandy to better serve his patients in 1991, establishing Chinook Falls Dental. Not only do patients love Jim, the staff love and enjoy working with Jim. He loves his work, his staff, and his patients. Jim is a graduate of Washington State University and Creighton University School of Dentistry. He is a Master In the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the American Orthodontic Society, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, along with membership in the American Dental Association. He volunteers with and serves on the Board of Medical Teams International.
Dr. Sara Westermeyer has been with Chinook Falls Dental since 2012. We love and appreciate her friendship, professionalism, and her upmost care for our patients. Starting June, she will be working at an office an office near her home. We will greatly miss her and we wish her the very best.
While the residents love and trust Jim as their dentist, the staff loves working with Jim and they are very loyal to him. Edie and Tammy started out their dental assisting careers 28 years ago with Jim not because of their dental knowledge, but because they have awesome personalities. They are the most friendly and considerate people you come to know. Patients love them, and we love them. Their dental knowledge helps the team take care of patients in all aspects of dentistry.
Libby, our wonderful hygienist has been with Jim for almost 20 years. Beside being an awesome hygienist, Libby is the most caring person you encounter. Our patients know that and they keep coming back year after year.
Julie, our awesome friendly, trusted financial coordinator, has been with Jim since 1996. She is not only knowledgeable about every aspect of the office, she is a very caring person. She has been with Jim for over 20 years. We all love Julie.
Debbie, our knowledgeable insurance coordinator, knows everyone in the office and it seems that she knows everyone in town. Patients love her, often a patient will drop by to say hi or come by to go out to lunch with her. She is a great joy to work with and be around. She has been with Jim for over 20 years.
Marina, our other wonderful hygienist, retired after 18 years working with Jim. We miss her. She comes by the office sometimes to say hi and give us hugs. She has been enjoying her retirement and helping her wonderful husband with his business. Kristen, who is very sweet and kindhearted has joined the Chinook family to care for Marina's patients. They respond to her very fondly.
Lorena and Loni also started their assisting careers with Jim in their teens. They are both awesome moms and great people to be around. Over the years, they have learned and mastered numerous tasks in the office. They take great care of patients. Patients and staff love working with them.
Ariana joined the Chinook family for five years through a referral from our trusted staff. She is extremely helpful and has such a great attitude. She knows everything from the front to the back. Patients and staff love working with her.
Since COVID pandemic, we needed more help due to the new and extensive protocol to improve safety for patient care. Laura has joined our team. She is very kind and thoughtful, and she seems to know everyone in Sandy. We are blessed to have her joined our team.
Dr. Tin Le joined Chinook family in 2017 after he separated from the US Army, where he was trained in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry. After completing the training program, Tin was put in charge of a dental clinic at White Sand Missile Range, New Mexico. Since his training, Tin has done many implants, reconstruction, digital smile design, gum therapy, extraction and other oral surgery for his patients. Tin is blessed to have Jim be his awesome mentor and friend. Tin is also certified to use level 4 laser for the treatment of peri implantitis, photoacoustic cleansing of the root canal system, regeneration and regrow bone around periodontal diseased teeth, collagen biostimulation to reduce wrinkles, rejuvenation and plumbing of the lips. Tin continues to take advanced continuing education in dentistry and he is less than 100 hours from getting a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Our pride is our people. We love and appreciate each other. Together, we are here to serve you and your family.
Madisen Debbie Lorena Julie Kristen Dr. Le Laura Edie Libby Thao Dr. Flerchinger Ariana Tammy Loni
From proven traditional braces to clear aligners, Dr. Jim has been doing braces in Sandy for over 20 years. You probably know someone Jim did braces. Dr. Tin and Jim can help you for your braces needs.
We take care of children from age 1 to 17. We have laughing gas in the office but we rarely use it for kids because they feel comfortable having us do the work on them. As a matter of fact, most kids love coming to see us. They always leave with a smile and a toy :)
We do everything from routine cleaning, fillings, crowns, root canal treatment, extraction of wisdom teeth, implant, gum grafting, denture, braces, bleaching, clear braces, sleep apnea, to dental emergency. We have soft tissue laser, digital oral scanner, 3D CT cone beam to assist us in helping you.
Combined years of experience
"I’ve been a client of Chinook Falls Dental Clinic my entire adult life. My hygienist and dentist always provide exceptional care. The entire staff (too many to list) at Chinook Falls Dental Clinic are professional, fast and cheerful. If you need a new dentist or are worried about seeing a dentist, I highly recommend Chinook Falls Dental Clinic."
"Absolutely the Best. The care and talent of Dr. Le and Dr. Flerchinger are truly top notch. They are very attentive, explaining in understandable terms the best course of treatments. They have an excellent, friendly and kind staff that support them making the entire dental experience as good as it could possibly be. My family has been blessed to have this quality of dentistry available."
Call Us Today 503-668-8301
36840 Industrial Way. Suite A
Sandy, OR 97055
Monday – Thursday 7AM – 6PM
Friday 8AM – 5PM