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We maintain the highest standards of sterilization & patient safety, including those of the Centers for Disease Control, in order to best safeguard your health & well-being.

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Hours as Early as 7am, as Late as 7pm & on Saturdays!

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Welcome to Canby Family Dental!

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At Canby Family Dental, we have extensive experience in all aspects of modern dentistry. We offer Comprehensive Dental Care, including everything from the Preventive Education & Routine Hygiene that help to reduce dental problems to expert Cosmetic & Restorative solutions for the dental issues our patients face.

This website is intended to provide you with basic information about our practice & the dental services we provide. If you would like to find out more about Canby Family Dental or the care we provide, please  Request Your Appointment online or call us in  503-263-1234.


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It is thought the name "wisdom teeth" comes from the fact that they appear long after all your other permanent teeth, when you a much older Continue Reading children's dentist A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids General Blog Posts, Kids' Dentistry, Preventive Brushing your teeth is very important for your oral & overall health, but to kids, it’s just a chore. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips for teaching your kids how to brush their teeth effectively & solidify good Continue Reading happy woman at dental clinic How Do I Find a Good Dentist Near Me? General Blog Posts, Preventive, Insurance Finding a dentist is about finding someone you like and trust. The dental clinic you choose should be you & your family's dental home, your headquarters for all things dental health related. It should be a place where you feel Continue Reading dental clinic team pledge to patients Our Pledge to You... 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