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. She grew up in the beautiful Northwest. She attended high school in the east Portland and went to college in Walla Walla, WA. She graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 2003. Dr. Westermeyer started her career in general dentistry in the Chicago suburbs with a focus on pediatrics. In 2006, she and her family moved back to the NW and she has continued her dental career in the Portland/Vancouver area. While Dr. Westermeyer cares for the oral health of all ages, her love of dentistry continues to be with the younger ages. She starts seeing patients when they get their first tooth and hopes to create an environment that kids, and parents, enjoy learning about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth and complete oral health of baby and adult teeth.
In addition to dentistry, Dr Westermeyer is now a provider for dental aesthetic procedures, with certifications through the American Academy of Facial Esthetic. These services include Botulinum Toxin (Botox and Xeomin) services for orofacial pain, clenching, headaches, and facial aesthetics. She will also be providing dermal filler services to enhance beautiful smiles that our office is committed to creating and maintaining for our dental family.
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.
Nellie, our patient care coordinator, has been with the team for over three years. She is very friendly and caring. Being newer in the Chinook family, she works alongside and learns from the awesome Julie and Debbie. She works seamlessly at the front desk with Debbie and Julie, providing all the information that patients need regarding their dental care needs.
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.
Dr. Le Edie Julie Lorena Libby Veronica Thao Dr. Flerchinger Ariana Dr. Westermeyer Marina Tammy Nellie Debbie
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