Meet the Team
Dr. Norm Magnuson
Dr. Magnuson has been practicing dentistry since 1982. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and graduated from Georgetown University Dental School. He is active in many dental organizations and advanced study groups, including the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Emerald Dental Study Group, the Lane County Dental Society and the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
Dr. Magnuson and his wife, Debby, have three children. Their daughter and oldest son graduated from George Fox University and their youngest son attended there. Their daughter is a teacher and married in 2005. Their oldest son also married in 2005 is a dental assistant and is applying to dental school and their youngest son married in 2007 attended George Fox University and enlisted in the US Army. He is an honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, DC.
Dr. Magnuson is involved in his church. He enjoys golf, fly fishing, hobby farming and traveling.
Debby Magnuson - Office Manager
Debby Magnuson, Dr. Magnuson's wife, was a full time homemaker before she began working in our practice in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University (although she's actually a Duck fan!) Debby is actively involved in her church, youth organizations, and mentoring youth. Her passion is the Lane County Volunteer Dental Care Day (4 to 5 times a year) and Give Kids a Smile.
She enjoys soccer, working with youth, teaching, traveling, farming, animals, scrapbooking, baking and canning, sewing, reading and doing activities with her family. (She's always busy! You'll notice that when you meet her.)
Jeanette Anderson - Dental Hygienist
Jeanette has been a practicing hygienist for 17 years. She obtained her Applied Science degree from Lane Community College, graduating on the President's List of Academic Achievements. She feels that to be able to provide the most comprehensive and beneficial care for her patients, it is a priority to stay informed of the current trends and issues and the latest research, Her focus is on excellence and empathetic care.
Jeanette is married with three children and five grandchildren. She has live in Lane County since 1989. She enjoys working with the public, traveling, playing piano, gourmet cooking, arts & crafts, gardening, snowboarding and water sports. She also volunteers at the free dental clinics and Magnuson Dental.
Jennifer Long - Dental Hygienist
Jennifer attended George Fox University and graduated from Lane Community College with a degree in dental hygiene. She enjoys interacting with patients of all ages and focuses on preventative care by showing patients how to ensure their oral health with proper daily care. Jennifer is married and has three active young sons and a sweet lap dog. She enjoys hiking, running, quilting, crafts and baking. She volunteers at the Lane County Free Dental Day clinics and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists an its local components.
Ryan Magnuson - Dental Assistant (Future Dentist)
Ryan graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology. He enjoys working with his family in the practice. Ryan has been accepted to Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at ATSU (A.T. Still University), he starts school in 2014. Ryan hopes to come back and work in the practice once he graduates. He married Bethany in 2005 and they have a son named Isaac. He loves golfing, fishing, riding dirt bikes, woodworking and hanging out with his family.
Melissa Stookey - Dental Assistant
Melissa graduated from Lane Community College as an expanded functions dental assistant in 2003. She loves working with so many different people, with so many different needs. Melissa is an Equestrian 4-H Leader, Oregon High School Equestrian Team Leader. She enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Sadie - Patients Relations
After more than 12 years of service to the office, we said goodbye to Sadie. Her cheerful smile, commitment and loving nature for our patients cannot be replaced. We thank her for the years of service. She was a loyal companion and a part of the team that will be greatly missed.
Sofie - Patient Relations
I have been a part of the office since September 2009. I am a high energy, loving and devoted worker. I often am the first to greet you when you enter the door. My favorite thing to do is play catch with my tennis balls. I also love my favorite toy (it looks like a dog and I almost have all the cotton out of it).
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