Dentist Jeff S. Van Kirk, DMD
North Santiam Family Dentistry, Stayton OR
Dr. Jeff Van Kirk loves providing honest dental care that makes practical sense to his valued patients. He has long realized the importance of listening to patients, so he can identify the care they want and more predictably meet their expectations. Dr. Van Kirk enjoys being in a small-town setting and being able to focus more on forming relationships with others in the community.
After growing up in a small agricultural area, Dr. Van Kirk has lived mostly in the Pacific Northwest. He has been married to his college-sweetheart Ericka since 1998, and they have two sons who are insatiably creative and energetic, just like their father. Ericka was born and raised in nearby Turner. But it was the Van Kirk’s love of the North Santiam River that attracted them to Stayton. They enjoy local outdoor activities like kayaking, river tubing, hiking, and caving. Dr. Van Kirk also loves to ski, snowboard, write stories, and play piano and guitar.
Dr. Van Kirk graduated with honors from Walla Walla College with a BS in Biology, a minor in Chemistry, and a strong emphasis in business. Dr. Van Kirk was first licensed as a CPA , and practiced in that profession for five years. His wife earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University during this time.
Dr. Van Kirk changed careers into dentistry, receiving his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. He then completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Cleveland VA Hospital. There he received extended training in implant dentistry, sedation, root canal therapy, oral surgery, and laser therapy. Since that time, he has been in private practice. Dr. Van Kirk is proudly a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Marion-Polk Dental Society.
It is Dr. Van Kirk’s sincere desire to provide high quality dental care to his patients, in an environment that is both informative and pleasant for each patient. He looks forward to forming and nurturing long-lasting professional relationships with each one of his patients.