Dr. Dick

Wallace Dick , DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Wallace Dick started practicing dentistry in Sweet Home after graduating from Loma Linda University in 1994.   He met and married his wife Brenda in 1996 and moved his practice to Keizer in 1998.  When Dr. Ross became ill in 2019, Dr. Dick came in to help Riverbend Dental in their time of need.  Part-time became full-time and many of his patients have joined him at Riverbend Dental.  He has known Dr. Aldrich for approximately 15 years, dating back to his practice in Keizer when Dr. Aldrich was a dental hygienist in his employ.

Dr. Wallace grew up on a grain farm, a couple hours east of where the Alaska Highway originates on its way to the far north.  After high school, he farmed with his dad and ran grader for the county, maintaining about 130 miles of gravel roads.  In the 7 years between high school and his return to college, he worked for a meat delivery company driving various sized vehicles from small vans to tandem tractor and 42 foot trailer and also worked for a well stimulation company in central Alberta, performing the now infamous “fracking” with the average oil/gas well running at 5,000 to 12,000 feet in depth.   At one point, he worked at an airport doing year round maintenance including snow removal, runway cleaning, hangar and equipment repair, steam fitting, and generalized grounds upkeep.  Through all of it, the annual Canadian winter routinely made its appearance.  He twice experienced 60 degrees below zero while working outside, and now heartily endorses the Oregon climate!

Dr. Wallace has a grown son, a daughter, and one granddaughter.   He likes to golf, camp, bicycle, explore new states, build models, enjoys the coast, fly commercially, and would someday like to become a licensed sailplane pilot.  He likes to find things he has in common with his patients, in order to connect with them.  His attitude is to inform his patients of his findings as he works so that they are part of the process and feel connected, and perhaps share a smile and some humor on the way.

 


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