Why Choose Lake Grove Dental?

Using progressive dentistry to care for your family's well-being.

Seeing the Big Picture
Treating whole systems not just your symptoms.

At Lake Grove Dental, we believe in helping you achieve long-lasting health with proper oral health. We aim to solve your smile’s underlying issues rather than just patch you up and focus on the short-term. Our expertise allows us to provide you with the top-level dental care you need and deserve.

We use advanced techniques and modern technology to help preserve your natural tooth structure and understand your oral condition and how it relates to your overall health. What’s more, Dr. Branen’s artistic side allows us to improve the aesthetics of your smile, as well.

In addition to our comprehensive dental solutions, we make your experience comfortable and worthwhile. We know dental visits can be stressful for some patients so we have worked hard to make our practice feel like home.

Every person that we serve is like an extension of our family. Our caring team gently guides you through your treatment and treats you as the unique individual that you are. We have served many generations of families because they know we are sincere in our quest to provide an enhanced dental experience, whether it is a routine dental cleaning or complex dental care. We desire for you and your family to acquire enhanced health and a new perspective about your oral health care when you visit this dentist in Lake Oswego.

How Our Journey Began
Our Founder
Gordon Wiltshire, Jr.
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Gordon Wiltshire was raised in “Oswego” before the name was changed to Lake Oswego. His father was a horticulturist who was responsible for planting many of the largest trees you see in the Portland area and had a gardening segment on KGW for many years.

Gordon put himself through dental school by working as a tennis pro and other odd jobs. He was in the first class that graduated from OHSU on Marquam Hill (known as the University of Oregon Dental School). In 1957, he graduated, and after a few years of practicing, opened this Lake Oswego dental office in 1960. He and his wife, Gail (of over 60 years), raised four children in Lake Oswego. Up until 2013, Dr. Wiltshire loved doing dentistry, seeing his patients, and adored his staff. It was truly one big family, with many of his patients who were there in the beginning still coming in today.

Multi-generations of families over the decades have been devoted patients of Lake Grove Dental. Dr. Wiltshire practiced dentistry in Lake Oswego for over 55 years and recently accepted Lake Grove Dental’s award from The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition Half Century Business Club. We miss seeing him in the office, although he drops by from time to time, his legacy lives on through Dr. Branen and all of the original staff.

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Life
Dr. Branen understands the impact your smile can have on your oral, physical, and emotional health.
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Since 1996, Dr. Branen has been helping families achieve healthy smiles. He has continuously developed his knowledge to bring the highest standard of dental care. Through his studies, he progressively learned about the strong link between your oral health to your systemic health. This drives him to educate those in our communities about the real, long-term benefits of having a healthy smile.

His unique approach to dentistry allows him to successfully and comfortably treat smiles of all kinds, sizes, and ages. When you see Dr. Branen you will benefit from:

  • Being treated like family

  • Insight into oral systemic link

  • Modern solutions to common problems

  • Preventive dentistry for all the family

  • Care for your overall health

  • Diagnosis and treatment from an expert dentist

Learn more about our patient-focused dentist in Lake Owsego!

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