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Dr. Jonah Cooper-Leavitt
Dr. Jonah Cooper-Leavitt has been practicing in the Mid-Willamette valley area since 2003. He has become well known for his professional and gentle dental care. The mission of his office is to provide a full range of quality dental care with a commitment to excellence and patient comfort. His dental team has created, through the latest technologies, an environment centered on patient education and communication providing the most advanced dentistry available today.

Dr Cooper-Leavitt received his Degree of Dental Medicine in 2003 from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dentistry and a Bachelorís degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University. During these years of training he dedicated his time to dental research, discovering pathways of Periodontal Disease where he was twice awarded for his work. Also during school, he volunteered for a dental humanitarian mission to Peruís Amazon. Currently Dr. Cooper-Leavitt volunteers with Give Kids a Smile and the Smiles for Life dental programs for kids. He has completed many certified courses on dental implants, endodontics, sedation techniques and oral surgery.

Dr. Cooper-Leavitt has many accomplishments and hobbies. When he is not staying up on the latest technologies and techniques in dentistry, he can be found leading the local Boy Scouts, biking, hiking; but most of his time is spent devoted to his family, wife Lindy and their four children Elijah, Ava, Ian and Lily.

Dr. Paul Turgesen
Dr. Paul Turgesen received his DMD degress from OHSU in 1981. He started solo practice in the Monmouth/Independence area in 1981 and has continued taking care of families for 33 years. He has maintained a high level of dental care and is committed to continuing dental education through his involvement with the Academy of General Dentistry and The American Dental Association. He recently completed service to his local dental society of Marion and Polk counties as a board member and finishing as President. He has been happily married to Patti for over 40 years. Their four children and eleven grandchildren give them joy and companionship.

Tammi - Patient Care Coordinator
Tammi graduated as a dental assistant in 1984. Over the past 30 years she has worked as a dental assistant, office manager, and an office coordinator. She realized her true passion and love lay in being a patient care coordinator. Tammi loves getting to know each patient and helping them with their treatment plans to optimize their oral health. She wants everyone to feel welcome and cared for at Main Street Dental. When away from the office Tammi enjoys traveling, golfing, and camping, but most important spending time with her four dogs!

Kaye - Patient Care Coordinator
Kaye has been in the dental field for over 30 years. As our Patient Care Coordinator she is dedicated to helping you have the best dental experience. Kaye will be able to answer any questions regarding your insurance to helping you maximize your benefits, assist you in verifying your eligibility for services, as well as help financially prioritize your treatment. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know you and building relationships. When Kaye is away from the office she loves working in her yard and playing with her adorable grandson and dogs. Kaye can be seen on the weekends cruising the beautiful NW on her Harley!

Courtney - Registered Dental Hygienist
Courtney has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2010. She attended Dental Hygiene school in Portland, Oregon. Courtney loves to continue to learn about her profession and keep up on the latest technology and treatments to offer the best experience to each of our patients. She spends time volunteering at schools in the area to teach kids about the importance of good oral hygiene. She believes you are never too young to care for your teeth! Courtney grew up in Yamhill County in a small town and loves working in the close knit communities of Monmouth and Independence. Courtney lives in the McMinnville area and enjoys the brisk personalities of her two coon hounds, Cooch and Queen as well as her kitty, Godiva. When not at the dental office she can be found on her jet boat, snuggling her twin nieces, or taking the hounds on a walk.

Ragan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Ragan has been practicing dental hygiene in the Monmouth/Independence area for the past 17 years. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. Ragan loves the practice of Dental Hygiene and appreciates a comprehensive approach to patient care and education.She and her husband have raised their two children in Monmouth-Independence are deeply devoted to and are proud of the community. Outside of work, Ragan enjoys sewing, crocheting, and far too many other hobbies to list.

Paige - Registered Dental Hygienist
Paige has been a RDH since 2004, graduating from hygiene school in Connecticut. She grew up in Monmouth and is happy she gets to serve the community. Knowing that she can make an impact and improve her patients oral health is why she enjoys her job so much. Paige has also worked in a pediatric specialist office where she realized her gift of working with children and helping them to develop exceptional oral hygiene habits. Paige spends her free time coaching youth sports. She is married and has 4 active girls. As a family they enjoy being outdoors and are always up for any friendly competition.

Diana - Dental Assistant
Diana joined the Main Street Dental team after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Chemeketa Community College. Diana believes in the importance of always putting our patients' care first. She greets everyone with a smile and makes them feel welcome and comfortable. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with patients and bringing a bit of happiness and joy to their dental visit. She grew up in Monmouth and Independence and feels blessed to be back serving such a wonderful community. Outside of dentistry you'll find Diana exploring the wonders of the northwest, hiking, camping, listening to live music, doing karaoke, and taking on new adventures with family and friends.


Main Street Dental • Dr. Jonah Cooper-Leavitt • (503) 837-0512
512 E. Main Street, Suite 100 • Monmouth, OR 97361