Dr. Derek Youngblood
Dr. Youngblood states, “The mouth is not separate from the body and as such its health can have an impact on one’s systemic health.” While earning his doctorate at Oregon Health and Science University he focused on re-establishing the health of his patients with an emphasis on comfort and esthetics. “The techniques of generations past have deterred and even scared patients from dental care for multiple reasons. We utilize an array of techniques to not only dissolve those fears, but promote long term health.” With all this in mind, he notes that knowing the patient and their needs is the key to successful treatment. “Often life events will change the way in which we approach, initiate, or even delay treatment.”
Outside of the office Dr. Youngblood is captivated with his growing family and the raising of his sons, Luka and Nikhil Youngblood. Since then he has been completely enamored with their advancements, from learning to sit up, walk and even mastering of the words “please” and “thank you.” In actuality, engaging in a conversation about his family will ensure a plethora of pictures and nearly endless stories. Dr. Youngblood is very excited to introduce his family to yours and share their daily adventures……over a good chuckle.