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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 Canby:  503-263-1234.


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