Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ryan Millet DDS

Dr. Millet has been practicing dentistry throughout Oregon for over 4 years and first worked in Lincoln county following his graduation from Dalhousie University School of Dentistry in Nova Scotia.

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Dr. Millet is passionate about providing the highest quality of dental services and ensuring that his patients have an enjoyable and comfortable dental experience. Because of this Dr. Millet sought out advanced training in order to offer minimal sedation to his patients.

Dr. Millet grew up in northern Utah. In his free time, Dr. Millet enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, crabbing, and exploring the Oregon coast, all with his wife and three children. Dr. Millet has also enjoyed opportunities to provide dental care to underserved members of the local community and humanitarian dental work in rural communities in Peru and Guatemala.

You can book your next appointment with Dr. Ryan Millet by visiting our office at your convenience, or by calling us at (541) 336-2122.

Meet Our Team

KELLY WALKER

Office Manager

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Certifications: BFA, BLS

Kelly was born in Montreal Canada and has a BFA degree from UBC, Canada. Kelly’s father was the great Doctor Townsend who skillfully served Lincoln county for many years. 

Kelly has been in the dental profession for over 25 years and has led Toledo Dental Care for the last 10 years. She has worked with numerous dental practices as an assistant, receptionist, and eventually an office manager. She has a deep knowledge of dentistry and assists patients in understanding their treatment options. Kelly enjoys helping patients maximize their insurance benefits to minimize their out of pocket expenses.

Outside of the office she is a dog rescuer, an avid hiker, and loves to cook. She has a great appreciation for fancy cuisine and fine wine.

RACHEL GAZELEY

Dental Hygienist

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Certifications: Expanded Function Dental Hygenist, Nitrous, Anesthesia

Rachel has been working in dentistry for 6 years now. She is also currently working on her Masters of Science in Allied Health. Rachel has enjoyed her years of community outreach hygiene and strives to provide education to patients that can empower them to improve and maintain their oral health. When she’s not working and studying she enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, camping, cooking and baking. She loves spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters.

ALLIE ELLERMAN

Dental Hygienist

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Certifications: Registered Dental Hygienist, Restorative Endorsement, Local Anesthesia, Laser

Allie came to us on Oregon coast from Southern Utah and has really enjoyed exploring all the coast has to offer. She has 11 years of experience working in dentistry. She has had several roles including Sterile tech, Lab tech, Lead Orthodontic Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pediatric and Restorative Hygienist. She puts an emphasis on educating her patients and wants to help them feel more confident in their smiles. She enjoys playing the ukulele, cooking, baking, hiking, and collecting & caring for her growing collection of houseplants.

SHONDA OLEMAN

Dental Assistant

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Certifications: EFDA, Radiology, BLS, Subgingival material placement

Shonda was born and raised in Toledo. At 18 years old, she attended the Dental assisting program at Linn Benton and has been at Toledo Dental Care ever since. She has over 31 years of experience as a chairside assistant. Over the years, she has gained advanced surgical experience working with an oral surgeon. Shonda has a calming presence and is excellent at helping patients feel at ease. Shonda enjoys assisting with surgery, extractions, and Dental Implants. 

Outside of the office she enjoys walking, crafting, spending time with her family and grand puppies.

TASHA KOWTKO

Dental Assistant

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CertificationsL: CDA, Medical Billing & Coding

Tasha grew up in Blodgett and loves this community; she seems to know everybody and feels like patients are like family. She attended Dental Assisting School in Corvallis. Tasha brings a warm energetic presence to the office because she is so happy and loves everybody. When she’s not working as a dental assistant, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, going to the river, camping, kayaking, & riding dirt bikes.

ROBIN SCHRIVER

Dental Assistant

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I am so happy to have become part of this amazing team, who have made me feel like ‘family’ from the moment I walked through the door. I grew up here and worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for 15 years. I then became a Certified Dental Assistant. Now… 18 years later I still look forward to coming in to work every day! My favorite way to spend my free time is with my wonderful family, friends and my adorable lab, “Maddie”

LYDIA MILLER

Sterile Tech

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Lydia is just beginning what she hopes to be a long career in dentistry. She keeps our rooms and instruments clean and keeps the flow of the office going smoothly. She’s a quick learner and enjoys getting to meet patients.  When she’s not working she enjoys sight-seeing, drawing, cooking, reading, and exploring new places. She loves being outside in the sunshine, visiting with family & friends, watching TV and catching up on sleep.

CHRISTY TREADWELL

Patient Care Coordinator

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Certifications: CDA

Christy has over 35 years of experience in Dentistry. She started out as a Dental Assistant for several years before moving up to the front desk. She has worked in general dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery offices. She loves people and working with patients and scheduling. Her experience and her love of people makes her an invaluable asset to our team. In her free time she enjoys hiking & going to the beach with her friends and adult children.

All about the Technology

Technology is an important part of the dentistry we provide at Toledo Dental Care. We hope this provides some insight into the investment we have made on your behalf.

At Toledo Dental Care, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated. Learn more about digital x-rays.

X-rays give us a clear view of what we can’t see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees. An intraoral camera is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you. Read more about intraoral camera use.

Particularly when approaching dental implant treatment, having a thorough, full digital scan of your head is absolutely necessary. A cone beam scan assists Dr. Greg Herkert in planning an accurate and effective placement of your implant treatment. Because Dr. Greg Herkert is trained in the placement and restoration of CAMLOG Biotechnologies and dental implants as well as 3M ESPE “mini implants”, this technology is of utmost importance. Learn more about cone beam technology.

We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.

The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexadine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.

After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.

Call us at 541-336-2122
Mon – Thursday 8am – 5pm
ryanmilletdds@gmail.com 
Call us at 541-336-2122
Mon – Thursday 8am – 5pm
ryanmilletdds@gmail.com