Dr. Andy was born in Eugene, Oregon, and raised in the Portland area. He graduated from Lakeridge High School then went on to attend Western Oregon State College. Dr. Andy then earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry in 1987.
Dr. Andy is married to high school sweetheart, Karen, and they have two children who are now young adults. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, usually in the form of travel and outdoor activities. Dr. Andy is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, fly fishing, stand-up paddling, and surfing. He also plays a mean electric guitar. Christian ministry is an important aspect of Dr. Andy’s life.
Dr. Andy completed the highest level of training from the Orognathic Bioesthetic International Institute in 1997. He earned a Level IV certificate requiring 3 additional years of study after graduation from dental school. Dr. Andy has employed these advanced dental principles for over 16 years.
Dr. Andy’s Strategy: Treat the Cause – Not the Symptoms
Dr. Andy Himsworth provides dental care for patients who may suffer from the following dental problems.
We recently asked Dr. Andy a few questions about his dentistry career. Here are his answers. We thought you’d find it interesting!
How old were you, and what made you decide you wanted to become a dentist?
“I had a great role model as a dentist when growing up. He was a family friend, a great guy, and a great dentist. I made my mind up at age 7.”
What is one thing you find most satisfying about being a dentist?
“I enjoy building relationships with my patients in a mutually trusting environment. When everyone works together, great things can be accomplished.”
What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in Dentistry?
“I would have them hit the sciences hard in school. Science is a window to reality and is deeply fascinating. You don’t have to be a nerd to appreciate the natural beauty quantified in science. Besides that, observe several dentists in their practice. Dentists are fine people. Find a mentor whose practice you respect and admire and build around that.”
Why did you choose Cascade Dental?
“I enjoy sorting out complex problems involving the jaw joint (TMJ), correcting bites (occlusion) and arriving at finished results that takes years off a patient’s appearance (esthetics). The dentists and hygienists at Cascade Dental Fisher’s Landing are all uncompromising in their service to patients. The advanced training skills I have to offer are seen as important in their eyes, and they don’t hesitate to have their patients see if they feel I can improve their quality of life. Also, I’m a positive person, and this is an office full of great attitudes!”
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Dr. Andy better! And, as always, thank you for being our valued patients and friends!
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