Dentistry is a unique profession requiring a specific mix of personalities and interests. After practicing nearly 10 years, I have refined what I think makes the best dental experience for my patients.
First, a dentist must be a meticulous, constantly striving for excellence in every form. My success is possible only with constant attention to every detail, with an ongoing effort to improve my work. This philosophy applies to a simple filling along with a full mouth rehabilitation.
Second, and one of the most important qualities I practice, is kindness. Kindness is never forgotten and will always be my personal and professional mantra. I treat my patients as I would want for myself or my family, and I practice this philosophy with every interaction. Kindness promotes comfortable, pleasant dental experiences for my patients.
Third, complete trust in my clinical judgement is imperative. Any patient could obtain multiple reasonable, good opinions about what is best for their care, many of which could be technically correct. My goal is to have your trust in my judgement to guide you through dental health together. I will always have your best interests in mind, and this guides my evidence-based treatment planning philosophy. By listening to your goals and striving to exceed your expectations, I hope to gain your trust as your dentist.
Fourth, I must help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. I pride myself with performing careful, thorough techniques using the best materials and never cutting any corners. I’ve pared down thousands of available dental products through extensive research and clinical practice into what I have confirmed as the superlative quality options. I take pride in knowing I did it the best I possibly can for you.
Finally, I pursue clear and concise communication and discussion with my patients daily, as this is what I believe provides the best care leading to optimal outcomes. Patients must understand their treatment fully. I firmly believe that without the best communication, care will be hindered.
I grew up in Portland and am a 7th generation Oregonian. I initially practiced with several large group practices in the greater Portland area. I then transitioned to starting Lovejoy Dental with a goal centered around my core principals highlighted above. I have two children, Logan who is four years old and Grant who is one year old. My wife Michelle is an operating room nurse in Portland.
I am in the process of becoming accredited by the American academy of cosmetic dentistry (AACD) to expand my skills and techniques. I am a member of the AACD, American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Multnomah Dental society. I frequently volunteer with Medical Teams International, providing care to underserved communities. I lecture to Oregon State University dental students about the profession and provide mentorship.
I’m an avid skier and love searching for the best powder in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy finding interesting rocks and my collection has grown over 10 years . My family is my number one passion.SEE DR. YOUNG'S WORK HERE
Dr. Tyler Way was born and raised in Gladstone, OR. After graduating from Gladstone High School, he attended Oregon State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Before graduation, he accepted a four- year Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Navy. He then went on to receive his dental degree at OHSU School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Following graduation, he went to Newport, Rhode Island for Officer Development School where he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in
Tyler went on to broaden his scope of practice by completing a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Norfolk, Virginia. Following completion, he was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. While on board, he had the privilege of completing an eight month deployment to United States 5th Fleet (Persian Gulf) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. After his time on board the USS Truman, Tyler received orders to 21st Dental Company on Marine Corps Base Hawaii (located on the beautiful island of Oahu).
After completion of his tour at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, he returned home to the Portland area where he has spent the past two years in a private dental practice. Tyler thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is extremely committed to the profession. Continually seeking out continuing education courses, Tyler is working toward becoming a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Tyler is married to his wife Michelle who is a Pediatric Nurse in Portland. Together they have three amazing, energetic kids. Their oldest (Brooklyn) was born while living on Oahu, followed by the twins (Lucas and Andrew) who were born shortly after moving back home to Portland. With 3 kids under the age of 3, Tyler no longer has anything that would classify as spare time. When he does find a moment or two, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, and any activity involving a lake or river.