Fellow of the American College of Dentists
Fellow of the International College of Dentists
Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
''My passion is our patient’s health and the art of a beautiful smile; modern dental materials make this possible. Often we can restore teeth to look entirely natural, healthy and brilliant. Esthetic dentistry is very rewarding both for the patient and our team Dr. Henderson states.
This passion for dentistry is evident; she enjoys all aspects of patient care. Dr. Henderson finds it particularly rewarding when a patient begins to understand how important oral health is and understands their treatment options. ''Patient education is a major focus of our practice philosophy. Our goal is prevention-oriented dentistry rather than just fixing individual problems as they occur. With modern dental techniques and equipment we are helping patients keep their teeth for a lifetime. By catching problems early, we can utilize the most conservative treatment possible. We view treatment as comprehensive care rather than focusing our attention on one tooth at a time because it is always more conservative, less invasive and more cost effective to treat conditions as early as possible. We look at each patient as an individual whose overall health is our major concern'' Dr. Henderson stated.
Dr. Henderson attends a tremendous amount of Continuing Dental Education. “I love to learn and constantly improve my skills. Our entire team is dedicated to learning and using the latest techniques of modern dental care.” Because of her strong involvement with continuing education, Dr. Henderson was selected by the Washington State Dental Association to plan and coordinate the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference in 2013 which serves 8,000 dental professionals. She has studied at the Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry, The Kois Center, The Scottsdale Center with Dr. Frank Spear, Dawson Center of Occlusion, UCLA Aesthetic Dentistry Continuum, and the Seattle Study Club International Symposiums and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
Dr. Henderson is from Clarkston, Washington and graduated from CHS. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University in Biology, Zoology and Pre-Med. Before entering Dental School, Dr. Henderson worked in Diabetes Research at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Henderson returned to Clarkston in 1998 with her husband, Scott. She joined the practice in August 1998 and assumed ownership in March 1999.
Dr. Henderson is a two term past-president of her local component of the American Dental Association. She was a board member of the Washington Oral Health Foundation and has served on the Washington State Dental Association task force for Give-Kids-A-Smile. Dr. Henderson served two term as President of the Lewis-Clark Dental Society where she brought membership to nearly 100% of the local dentists. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Spokane District Dental Society, the Walla Valley Dental Society, and the Lewis-Clark Dental Society. She was also elected to the House of Delegates for the Washington State Dental Association and was selected as an alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association. She is an active member of the Meridian Study Club Chapter of the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Henderson currently serves as President of the Walla Valley dental Society and as the Editor of the Journal of the American College of Dentists, Washington Section.
Kim is the first person you will meet at Robin Henderson DDS either as the voice on the phone or greeting you in our reception area. Kim joined the practice in 2000 as our first hire! She wears many hats and has an in-depth understanding of dentistry and how the office runs. She is an enthusiastic leader and is often the go-to person. She keeps us laughing while expertly handling all tasks that are put in front of her.
Kim has a degree in Early Childhood Education that she used for several years running a local chain of day care centers.
Family is very important to Kim and she spends her free time with her husband, Curt, and their 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren whenever possible. As a family, they enjoy all that the area has to offer including camping and boating.
Catherine holds a Dental Hygiene degree from Lane Community College and completed her studies at LCSC. She graduated from Pomeroy HS and is a huge fan of the valley.
Catherine is a talented Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) who will help you understand how important oral health is and how it is related to your overall health. She embraces education for herself and her patients and is prepared to help you understand what your individual needs are. Catherine utilizes the latest technology in delivering your care including digital x-rays and ultrasonic cleaners.
In her spare time, she loves everything out-of-doors. She and her husband, James, spend their free time together enjoying whatever comes their way from hunting, to camping to driving their side by side in the mountains. Catherine is always up for an adventure!
Scott has a deep understanding and a lifetime of experience in the art of photography. His expertise and passion lie in dental photography and in teaching others how to take great intraoral photographs. Scott has taken over 95,000 dental images with digital equipment and he used traditional film prior to that.
Scott's interests have always centered on medical photography and his degrees are in biology and photojournalism. Scott's professional credentials include a 25-year career with the leaders in optics and imaging including Carl Zeiss of Germany and Nikon. Professional accolades include Nikon's Rookie of the Year and Nikon's Salesman of the Year.
He has been a regular invited lecturer at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference in Seattle and has presented at the California Dental Association in Anaheim, the Idaho State Dental Association, the Inland Northwest Dental Conference, the Las Vegas Study Club and many other regional study clubs and ADA component meetings. He has also taught CE at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle.
Scott's career now includes managing the business side of the practice, implementing digital technology in addition to the capture of dental images every day. Photography has been an essential and driving component of their practice.
Detail oriented and energetic, Porsha is committed to building lasting relationships in the practice as well as our community and she thrives in an environment of teamwork. She has an easy-going personality while managing the details of your patient experience.
Porsha holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with an emphasis in Business, Economics and Human Development. She comes to us from the hospitality industry where she excelled as an event planner handling a multitude of details making sure the client’s experience was perfect.
Porsha spends her spare time with her husband, Cody and their daughter, Emmie Ryan. Family is very important to her and she often travels to spend time with them to make memories. Porsha is always ready to lend a helping hand. She also has two cats and two pet rabbits named Pickles and Cookie Dough.
Logan holds an Associate's degree from Lewis-Clark State College in Liberal Arts and she uses skills from her college experience every day in the clinical areas of the practice. She loves to work as a team and is always happy to provide a smile or hype up our team and our patients to help make their day.
Logan is a Registered Clinical Dental Assistant (RDA) here in our practice. Her attention to detail is only matched by her enthusiasm in patient care. She pays attention to the smallest details and treats each patient as an individual with her caring demeanor. Logan is dedicated to making our patient's experience great from the moment they walk through our practice doors. Logan is also our Media Coordinator. She loves to share all of our advanced technology on our media pages for our patients to learn more about dentistry and about what makes our dental practice unique.
In Logan's spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and their daughter. Family is very important to her. When the weather is nice, you can typically find Logan outside. She enjoys horn hunting, fishing, kayaking, taking photos, making memories with her family and friends, and of course taking her dogs Jango, Daisy, and Lili for walks.