Meet the Dentists


Dr. Lance Heppler, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Lance Heppler graduated from Oregon Health Science University in 1998 with honors. He immediately began working with his father in his cosmetic dental practice in Milwaukie, Oregon. During this time he also worked in several other dental offices to get a feel for the kind of dentistry he wanted to practice.

In 1999 he purchased the existing practice of a retiring dentist near his home in Vancouver. He has received his FAGD (Fellowship in the academy of General Dentistry), which demonstrates his personal commitment to keeping up on the latest advancements in Dentistry and is a distinction only 2% of Dentists nationwide receive! Dr. Heppler spends over 100 hours a year in continuing education courses to keep up on the latest developments in dentistry.

Lance is married to his wife, Brandee, who is a talented artist and illustrator. They have three children; Lake, Kelty and Darby. He is a competitive triathlete and cyclist, participating in many local races and has completed Ironman Florida twice and Ironman Canada once.

Dr. Heppler’s practice philosophy is based upon a desire to provide top notch quality dentistry in a comfortable and understanding manner. His approach to dental practice is to meet his patients personal concerns by blending art, science and intuition. This approach is based upon a personal commitment to the welfare of his patients.

His involvement in local study clubs as well as the Clark County dental society and the Academy of General Dentistry show his commitment to lifelong continuing education.

Ask about our one-visit crown procedure, eliminating impressions and temporaries.

Dr. Heppler also gives special consideration to children and has special training with senior citizens.

We are a Mercury and Latex free office and take many steps to keep up to date on the newest advances in Dentistry.

Dr. Kent Large, DMD

Dr. Kent Large grew up in Hockinson, WA and graduated from Prairie High School in 1998.  After attending Washington State University to study engineering, he worked throughout Washington on many infrastructure projects.  While he enjoyed engineering and the many friends he made along the way, he wanted to chase a goal and decided to go back to school to study dentistry.

So, with his very understanding wife, Missy and their two sons, Jackson and Colby, they moved to southern California so he could attend Western University of Health Sciences.  After graduation, they moved back to the Northwest to be closer to friends and family.

Dr. Large’s practice philosophy is to care for everyone like family, and provide the utmost in patient comfort.

On the weekends, you will likely see Dr. Large at a sporting event for his two sons.  Depending on the season it is either soccer, baseball, or basketball.  If there are fish around, Dr. Large will likely be there with his fly rod in hand chasing after them!



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