"It has always been my focus to make each patient feel at home when he or she comes to me for treatment,and I work hard to give my patients the attention they deserve."
-Dr. Russell Bird, DMD
I was born and raised in rural southeastern Idaho. I grew up spending time in the outdoors and working on nearby potato farms. I played sports and excelled in wrestling. I was a high school all American in wrestling. After high school I spent two years doing volunteer work in Spain and learned to love Mediterranean food and speak Spanish. I finished my undergraduate studies and Dental school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and graduated with Honors. After school I moved to Beaverton, Oregon to begin practicing dentistry. Shortly after beginning practice, I returned for additional training in IV sedation. I enjoy helping my anxious patients feel more comfortable while they are in my care. I'm a super lucky guy with two awesome kiddos who I love spending time with! Portland is our home. We love to hike and explore the incredible outdoors that surround us here!
Education / Experience
My education in dentistry has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. There I gained advanced training in the area of Oral Surgery that most General Dentists don't receive. Shortly after graduation I attended a course on IV conscious sedation giving me the opportunity to help treat the most fearful patients comfortably.
By regularly participating in continuing education, I am aware of the latest technology and dental treatments. My patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows me to provide my patients with more options and better results.
Commitment to Community
I am truly blessed to live and work in such a wonderful community. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, and it is such an honor to know that I have made a difference in so many of my patients' lives. I couldn't ask for a better job or for better people sharing their smiles with me. I look forward to working with you!