Dentists in Vancouver, WA

Get to know us.

Everyone at Cascade Dental calls Vancouver, WA and Clark County home. Many of us were born and raised
here. We might even be your neighbors. It is just one of the reasons why we not only like giving you a healthy
and happy smile, we love to apply our talents and our energy in doing good things for our community.
About Jay K. Langsdorf, DMD

cascade-dr-langsdorfDr. Langsdorf was born and raised right here in Vancouver, Washington. He graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1964 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. He then attended the University of Oregon Dental School where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1971. Dr. Jay served a dental residency at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He remained active in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel. 

Compliments for Dr. Jay:

Dr. Jay Compliments & Review

Everyone in this office is happy and friendly – plus Dr. Jay knows what he’s doing and completes his work no matter what.

Dr. Jay has been an active, practicing dentist in Vancouver since 1974. In 1983, he founded Cascade Dental Group. Today he is an active partner at our Cascade Dental office in Fisher’s Landing . Dr. Langsdorf practices full service family dentistry, including crowns, restorative dentistry and implants. He is very interested in all new dental technologies.

Dr. Jay is married to his wife, Mary, and has five grown children. He particularly enjoys community activities. In his free time, Dr. Jay enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking and driving his John Deere tractor for garden projects.

About Andy E. Himsworth, DMD

cascade-dr-andyDr. 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.

“The Best Dental Experience I Have Ever Had”:

Dr. Himsworth review and compliment

Competent, considerate, thorough, pleasant combined to have the extensive dental implant completed. The best dental experience I have ever had. Thank you Dr. Andy and Shell.

Advanced Training:
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 principles for over 16 years.

Dr. Andy’s Strategy:  Treat the Cause  –  Not the Symptoms

He has expertise in treating:

  • Esthetic issues of the teeth and face
  • TMJ (jaw pain)
  • Restoration of “bad bites” (poor occlusion)(misalignment of teeth)
  • Restoration of problems due to tooth wear
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  • Fracturing of teeth
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

TMJ Pain Symptoms:

TMJ is a disorder involving the chewing muscles, jaw joint, and bite.  Here are a variety of symptoms that may be linked to TMJ disorders:

  • Pain in the jaw joint – the most noticeable
  • Pain in the chewing muscles
  • Ear-jaw pain combination
  • Radiating pain in the face or neck
  • Jaw muscle stiffness
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or popping noises
  • Grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

TMJ Treatment:  You are not alone.  Your first step is to call Dr. Andy, your TMJ/TMD dentist in Vancouver, WA today for an examination at our Cascade Dental, Fisher’s Landing office.

TMJ pain should not be ignored as it will not go away by itself.

Experiences:

  • Dr. Andy served as a captain in the US Army stationed in Europe for 3 years providing general dental services to members of the armed forces and the local population.
  • Witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall!  Wow!
  • Over 23 years performing all aspects of general and advanced restorative dentistry.
  • An Invisalign orthodontic provider
  • Voted “Outstanding Student in the Natural Sciences” at Western Oregon State College.

Get To Know Dr. Andy

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 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, THANKS for being our valued patients and friends!

 

About Mark R. Fischer, DMD

cascade-dr-fischerDr. Fischer was born in the San Francisco Bay area of California and grew up in Southern California and Idaho. He attended high school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and went on to receive both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Portland State University. Dr. Mark went on to receive his dental degree (D.M.D.) from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1985 and completed the PAC-LIVE Cosmetic Dentistry Course in 2001 through Pacific University in San Francisco.

Dr. Mark has been a practicing dentist in the Portland area for over 20 years. He joined the Cascade Dental team in 2001, helping patients in our Cascade Park office. Dr. Fischer enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but is particularly interested in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He is a volunteer with the Northwest Medical teams, helping disadvantaged patients and disaster survivors both locally and in Mexico for many years.

Dr. Fisher “Takes time to explain…”

Dr. Fischer Compliments

Dr. Mark Fischer is a great dentist and really takes time to explain things. I highly recommend him.

Dr. Fischer has three grown children and two grandchildren, Sofia and Lucia. He and his wife, Corinn, have two pets, Hank The Fat Cat and Nala The Skinny Cat. In his spare time, Dr. Mark likes sailing, kayaking, travel, music, food and wine.

About Daniel E. Wilson, DMD

cascade-dr-danielDr. Daniel Wilson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He calls the Northwest home and has lived here for the majority of his life.  After moving from Florida at age 1, his family moved to Puyallup, Washington and after living there for 6 years, he lived in Singapore for 6 years.  His family made the decision to move back to the United States and they called West Linn, Oregon home. 

He graduated from West Linn High School as a Valedictorian and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.  Dr. Dan earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2001.  Immediately following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the VA Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

Specialty Training:

Dr. Dan has a passion for continuing education, and loves the opportunities that newer technology provides for taking great care of his patients. One area of particular interest is with CEREC crown technology. CEREC one-visit crown technology is an area where Dr. Dan has grown to love and his patients are so excited about the service he is able to provide. He is a mentor with the CEREC doctors group and travels extensively, teaching this technology to other dentists around the United States.

Achievements:

  • Valedictorian West Linn High School 1993
  • Graduated Cum Laude Santa Clara University 1997
  • Graduated with Honors from OHSU School of Dentistry 2001
  • American Academy of Operative Dentistry Award 2001
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Secretary, Vice President, President Clark County Dental Society (2009-2012)
  • Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) Peer Review Committee Member for Clark County
  • WSDA Delegate for Clark County 2014-2017
  • Awarded USA Top Dentist for 2013, 2014
  • Awarded by Portland Monthly as Top Dentist for 2013, 2014

Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Clark County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Academy Member CEREC Doctors

Community Activities:

  • Assistant Coach-Little League Softball
  • Head Coach-City of Camas 1st Grade Basketball
  • Head Coach-Pop Warner Tiny Mites Football-East County
  • Served on the Board for East County Pop Warner Football
  • Volunteer at Clark County Skills Center
  • Provided CEREC Crowns for patients of Free Clinic of SW Washington

Personal:

Dr. Dan can often be seen chasing around his 4 children with their sports and activities.  He has been active coaching the boys or sometimes serving on the board for their activities.  Dr. Dan grew up playing and watching sports, with baseball and basketball being his favorites.  He loves the outdoors and enjoys golfing, tennis, running and working out, water sports, and snow skiing.  And during those quieter moments, he loves to sit down with a good book and enjoy a glass of wine.

Get to Know Dr. Dan:

How old were you, and what made you decide you wanted to become a dentist?
I was in college when I finally made the decision to pursue a career in dentistry.  A good friend and local pediatric dentist, Dr. Peter Lubisich III was a father figure and mentor to me.   His passion for the profession and the passion of his colleagues in his building helped inform me about dentistry and allow me to see this challenging field as a great opportunity to challenge myself and help patients by providing excellent care.

What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in Dentistry?
I have had the privilege of watching 3 patients choose a field in dentistry.  I have also been fortunate enough to share my passion with high school students or college students interested in learning about dentistry.  For all of them, I encourage them to learn as much about what we do on a daily basis with different doctors that are excited about their profession.   I encourage them to find a career that get them excited to grow and learn.  I am lucky to love what I do each day, and love that in the process I am able to help patients.

What is one thing you find most satisfying about being a dentist?
I love changing a patient’s outlook about the dentist.  All too often, we hear the words, “I’m sure you are a nice guy, but I hate the dentist”.  It may not happen overnight, but I love seeing those patients that wouldn’t come in for years, look forward to their next visits because of the trust they have in the care we provide for them.

Why did you choose Cascade Dental?
I have been a dentist in Clark County since 2002, and have watched Cascade Dental grow because of their great reputation and vision to serve the community to the best of their ability.  It is great to have the opportunity to discuss complicated cases with great doctors, and also have a great team supporting our goal of providing wonderful dental care to our patients.

About James D. Dinger, DMD

Dr. James Dinger, DMDDr. James Dinger was raised in West Jordan, Utah. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree (B.S.) from Brigham Young University in Mathematics Education and Chemistry. Later, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD).

After graduating from Pittsburgh, he moved to Northern Michigan for three years where he served as a clinician and director on a reservation, for Indian Health Service. After three rewarding years, he and his family moved to Vancouver, where he has practiced dentistry since 2013.

Dr. Dinger balances his comfortable and easy going nature with superior dental health care. His sensitive and calm manners allow him to work well with all patients, especially those suffering from dental anxiety. He prides himself on providing pain free extractions and root canals. He is well-versed in all aspects of general dentistry, and strives to stay current on the latest techniques and technology through continuing education courses.

Specialty Training

Dr. Dinger is specially trained in fabricating customized athletic mouthguards. He provides this service at no charge to high school football players. He has provided mouthguards to players from Union, Camas, Evergreen, Fort Vancouver, and Hudson’s Bay high schools.

He also has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implants and Bone Grafting
  • Invisalign
  • Dentures
  • Wisdom tooth extractions
  • Sleep Apnea and Snoring devices
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Oral Sedation

Personal:

Dr. Dinger and his wife Shelly were married in 2003 and they have four children in school. His free time is spent doing things with his family. They love playing board games together and enjoy being outside riding bikes, playing sports, doing yardwork, and collecting sand dollars at the beach.

Dr. Dinger & Family.

Dr. Dinger & Family.

Dr. Dinger loves Asian food and will never turn down chocolate of any kind. His favorite movie is Rudy and favorite TV show is The Office. He loves watching soccer and college football. If he can’t be at home, he would choose to be at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah.

Community Involvement

Dr. Dinger believes in giving back in the community and participates in the following ways”

  • Free Mouthguards for local high school football players
  • Makes annual presentations at local elementary schools about dental health
  • Cub Scout Den Leader
  • Soccer Coach with Camas-Washougal Youth soccer
  • Participant in the annual Compassion Vancouver Heights health fair
  • Volunteer at the annual Camas-Washougal safety fair

Get to Know Dr. Dinger:

Why did you want to become a dentist?

I originally went to college to become a high school math teacher. My plans quickly changed after colliding heads with an opposing player during an intramural soccer game. I suffered a concussion and had my front teeth knocked out. I saw many different dentists over the next few months. Some were helpful and caring, and some were not. I wanted to become a dentist that was helpful and caring.

What is the most satisfying thing about dentistry?

When a patient says, “That didn’t hurt at all!” It’s wonderful to see people come in the door afraid of the dentist, and leave with a smile on their face.

Why did you choose Cascade Dental?

I wanted to work in an office where I could develop a long-term relationship with patients in a professional, comfortable environment. All providers and staff here have proven to be dedicated to patients and their well-being. This is place where I would take my family.

 

For First Time Can’t Wait To See Dentist!  This place is great! They listen to you, care for your needs, professional, most of all fun! For the first time I can’t wait to see my dentist and they seem to be pleased to see me.

Brad S.

Recent Patient

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