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Visit Our New Eugene Office
at the Cornerstone of Crescent Village
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by Terri Baarstad, DMD, FAGD
Convenient Care

We know that especially in today's economy, our patients work hard to fit quality dental care into their schedules and budgets. We do everything in our power to make your visits to Smile Alive as convenient and affordable as possible.

Stress-Free Visits
Stress-Free Visits

If you’ve been avoiding dental visits because of anxiety or even fear, we can help you get the treatment you need in a way that makes you feel comfortable. Dr. Baarstad provides gentle, compassionate care and offers a variety of sedation options.

Gentle Dentistry
Gentle Dentistry

We take a comprehensive approach to oral health at Smile Alive, with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Whether you're visiting us for a routine cleaning, one day crowns, tooth colored fillings, oral surgery, or dental implants we promise to take great care of you.

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Welcome To SmileAlive Dentistry

SmileAlive welcomes Dr. Jessica Jackson to our Springfield location.  

Dr. Jackson graduated from OHSU in 2000 and has been practicing in the Eugene area since that time.  She is currently treating patients in our Springfield office only on Tuesday-Friday.  We are excited to have her join our team and our patients will enjoy her warm, caring personality and her excellent dental care. She has a gentle touch and will make even the most apprehensive dental patient feel at ease.  Dr. Jackson has three children and enjoys dance, hiking, gardening  and reading. Please call our Springfield office at 541-746-9552 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jackson. 

Now that Spring is on the horizon, I want to update you on what is happening at SmileAlive.

As you may recall from my letter in January, I was out of the office for the month due to complications from a surgical procedure.  I am happy to let you know I am back in the office full time, seeing patients and feeling great! I was able to return the first of February. So many of you sent cards and flowers, calls and prayers.  Thank you all! It was so wonderful to have support. It warms my heart to know so many of you care so much. That is the beauty of having a family practice for 20 plus years- it feels like a big family.

I am forever grateful to Kris-our hygienist and office manager, for jumping in with both feet to arrange for Dr. Jessica Jackson, Dr. Brenden Scott and Dr Kevin Dorius, Dr. Leah Hickson who stepped in on very short notice during the time I was out to provide care for our patients.  And to my amazing staff who took it all in stride.

I am pleased and excited to share with you that as of February, Dr. Jackson has permanently (some of you may have met her in the fall when she filled in for me for a few days) joined our team and is currently seeing patients in our Springfield office on Tuesday and Friday.  She brings over 20 years of experience and as those of you who have met her know she is warm, caring and gentle.

I am equally excited to share that Dr. Scott has also joined us and is currently seeing patients on Monday and Tuesday at our Eugene office.  He has vast experience as well and brings that experience and confidence to SmileAlive. You may remember from my previous letter, that he moved his family from Hawaii to Eugene when he left his service with the Navy.  He and his wife have three boys and he is enjoying getting to know our patients and providing care to them in our Eugene office. I have the utmost confidence in both of our “new” doctors and encourage you to get to know them. I, of course, will still be seeing patients full time and am available in both offices.

As always, we appreciate your choosing SmileAlive to care for you and your families. We always appreciate your kind referrals and now with three doctors, we can serve even more of Eugene/ Springfield’s brightest smiles.

Finding a dentist you’re comfortable with is one of the most important health care decisions you’ll ever make: According to the American Dental Association, there is a connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

So choosing the right dentist is an intensely personal decision. That’s why from the moment you walk into SmileAlive, you’ll know you’re in a unique dental office. The comfortable atmosphere you’ll find at SmileAlive is an extension of the down-to-earth personalities of Dr. Terri Baarstad and her staff.

They bring a “human touch” to dentistry – through a kind word, insightful consultation, or by being sensitive to your scheduling or budgetary needs. If you’re looking for a dentist in Eugene or Springfield, call today to talk with one of our friendly staff. With pain-free gentle techniques, a relaxing environment and comprehensive family, restorative and cosmetic services, SmileAlive is a great place to call “home” for your dental care.

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Dr. Terri Baarstad & The SmileAlive Dentistry Team
Have Been Voted Eugene’s Favorite Dentist in…

We are proud to announce that Dr. Baarstad was voted #1 in the Dentist category in the 2017 Register Guard Readers Choice Awards, and a Winner in 2018, 2015, and 2014.  Thank you to all our patients and friends who voted for her.  Below you can read feedback and reviews posted by our patients to learn what makes us the best!

For the second year, SmileAlive Dentistry has supported local photographer Bruce Bergs’ public safety campaign to create billboards with messages on preventing teen suicide in partnership with high school seniors in the Eugene-Springfield area.

The goal in taking these pictures and displaying them on billboards in our community is to bring awareness to the fact that more teenagers are committing suicide. Unfortunately, most of the teenagers who appear on the billboards know someone who has taken their own life.

As Oregon lifts  the indoor mask mandate on March 12th 2022, we are looking forward to seeing more smiles around town.  However, in all healthcare facilities, a mask will still be required and since we are a healthcare facility we fall under that guidance.  So when visiting either of our offices, a mask will still be required.  Should you forget a mask, we will have one available for you.  Once you are in the operatory, you may of course remove your mask so we can see your teeth! We look forward to seeing you soon!