About Us

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Welcome to Summerwood Family Dental, we strive to maintain the most state-of –the-art dental practice, providing high-end, technologically advanced dental treatment while giving our patients particularly individualized attention.

Our Philosophy

Oral-Systemic Health and Education

Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body, and it has been proven that dental issues like gum disease and tooth decay can increase your risk of health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. In other words, staying on top of your oral health keeps not only your gums and teeth but also your whole body healthy. A dentist that recognizes the connection between oral health and overall health can help you live a healthier life. Dr. Spaniel has been a member of the American Association of Oral Systemic Health since its inception, and employs the organization’s principles on the relationship between oral health and whole-body health in her daily practice.

meet the doctor

Dr. Julie Spaniel
Dr. Julie Spaniel graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1991. After her residency at the Portland VA Medical Center and group private practice in Portland, she moved with her family to Burlington, Vermont. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Julie has returned to the Portland area. Dr. Spaniel owned and operated a large General Dental practice in the Burlington area in Vermont for almost 25 years. She has 4 adult children, and loves spending time with her horses. Dr. Julie Spaniel has opened Summerwood Family Dental of Bridgeport Village under the same philosophy as her former practice: Establishing trust, one patient at a time. People have options and their own priorities in healthcare. Each person has individual needs and expectations about their dental care. We genuinely emphasize and foster the dentist-patient relationship, getting to know and understand our patients, one at a time. This “personal touch” is fading from our healthcare system. As a team, we strongly believe our patients deserve the very best, and we take pride in offering it with an extraordinary level of expertise. We strive to maintain the most state-of –the-art dental practice, providing high-end, technologically advanced dental treatment while giving our patients particularly individualized attention. Our patients know and trust us, and we work diligently to make sure we deserve their trust.
Accomplishments:
• Dr. Spaniel is an active member of the American Dental Association, since 1994 and Oregon Dental Association, again.
• Member and Serving on the Board of the American Academy of Dental Practice.
• Member of the American Association of Oral Systemic Health.
• Member of the Washington County Dental Society.
• Member of the Clackamas County Dental Society.
• Healthcare Director for Global health initiative with Refugee Outreach Inc
• Summerwood Dental Brigades LLC, Executive Director and Founder.
• Serving Dentist for Global Brigades, Inc, Student led group serving Ghana & Nicaragua
• Paul Harris Fellow and Award recipient for Global Service and Aid work.
• Serving Dentist for Hands to Honduras, since 2006. Member of the Tualatin Rotary.
• Member of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
• Chair of Health and Wellness Committee for the Oregon Dental Association (ODA)
• Chair of Health and Wellness committee for the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
• Member of the Lake Oswego Business Leader.
• Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
• Certified in minimal sedation and nitrous oxide
Dr. Spaniel’s Non-Profit
Dr. Spaniel founded a non-profit, One World Brigades, that is all about education and bringing dentistry across borders. She regularly travels to Ghana, Honduras and Nicaragua delivering much-needed dental care to small villages. Dr. Spaniel brings undergrad students with her and gives them an opportunity of a lifetime. When you hear her speaking about the people in these villages, it is clear how much she loves them, and enjoys the services she can provide. One of her fellow Rotarians said, “She is so kind, humble, hardworking, and has a heart of gold. Our community could stand to gain more citizens like her!”

our patients say

Highly recommend Dr. Spaniel and Summerwood Dental!  I was a patient at the former dental practice of several members of the staff and followed them here to Dr. Spaniel - and I'm so happy I did! I feel completely safe going into the office due to the state of the art safety and cleanliness equipment and procedures in place. Dr. Spaniel and team are excellent at their work - wouldn't hesitate to recommend the practice for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign.

Audrey D

Impressive, to say the least. Not only did Summerwood Family Dental accommodate my schedule while traveling full-time in an RV, but each and every person impressed me with their competence and friendly disposition. I'd characterize them as big city dentistry with a small town spirit.

Chuck K

You can tell each person you speak to at this office truly cares about their patients and their work. Sarah, Karen, Alyssa, and of course Dr Spaniel are super knowledgeable and experienced - not only that, they're lovely people too. I was well overdue for a cleaning and x-rays and they took the time to get everything done right without any of the tsk-tsk-ing I was so afraid of receiving. Looking forward to coming back!

Penelope R

The entire staff was just outstanding! Friendly, welcoming, professional, explained everything, listened, put me at ease and very gentle. State of the art dental office, state of the art staff!

Lynn M

This dentist is perfect for someone terrified of dental work. Dr. Spaniel takes the time to understand the cause of your issue and shows you and explains to you what she is seeing and options for dealing with your teeth, gums, and bone support. Have a feeling something is amiss in your current dental care, call Summerwood today before you have regrets. No matter the size of your issue, Dr. Spaniel and her team will put together a plan to address your care and your budget.

Andrea W

This is the place to go for truly EXCELLENT STATE OF THE ART dental care. Dr. Spaniel and team provide the very best dental work I have ever had and in a calm, positive, warm environment. I feel so blessed to have found her!

Cheryl C
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