Hi, I’m Dr. Richard AhYou. I’m a graduate of Oregon Health and Science University. I’ve been serving the Oregon City and surrounding community since 2007. I was introduced to the field of dentistry by my grandfather-in-law, a man I greatly respected. His love of this profession, and his patients, left an impression on me; with my love of the sciences and a desire to help people, dentistry has been a fantastic fit.
My goals are simple, to provide patients with the best care and the most comfortable way possible. As with any profession, it’s important to stay informed and up-to-date on current research technology and techniques. We incorporate state-of-the-art 3D imaging, laser technology, and same-day crowns. 3D imaging can provide fast and more accurate diagnosis, often allowing us to catch something that might have otherwise been missed. It’s extremely helpful in planning a dental implants allowing us to plan the ideal implant location prior to surgery, ensuring the best chance of success.
My favorite technology in our office is the CEREC machine. We design, make, and place your crown right here in a single appointment. You can even watch your crown being made, it’s a really cool process. We want your appointment to be a pleasant experience. When you arrive you can expect to be greeted with a smile. We offer noise canceling headphones, blankets, pillows, and if needed, mild sedation. Your comfort is very important to us. What sets our office apart, is our reputation as a warm and friendly place to be. Many of our staff have been with us for over 10 years, true caring makes all the difference. Give us a call we look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Richard AhYou was born in Hawaii and raised in Utah. He is the eldest of five children. In 1995, he and his wife Emily visited Oregon. They were impressed by the area’s beauty and the kindness of the people they encountered. A year later, they moved to the Portland area. In 1999, Richard received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Portland State University. He proceeded to Oregon Health Science University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree in 2004.
After his graduation from dental school, Dr. AhYou worked in public health at Northwest Human Services, then at Portland State University Center for Student Health. In 2007, Dr. AhYou learned there was a dental practice for sale in Oregon City. Dr. Edward Gibb was looking for the right candidate to take over the practice he built for over thirty years. Dr. AhYou was honored to be selected among several dentists interested in the practice. He was also fortunate to retain most of the staff members. Today Dr. AhYou and staff continue to serve many original patients, as well as new referrals of family and friends.
Dr. AhYou is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. In order to stay on the cutting edge of his field, Dr. AhYou regularly attends numerous study clubs and continuing education courses, including membership in the prestigious Kois Center. In 2011, Dr. AhYou achieved a lifelong goal to travel to his father’s homeland of Samoa and perform humanitarian dentistry. He joined a team of dental professionals with Wide Open Humanitarian on an expedition to the South Pacific Islands of Samoa. There the group provided dental services for many people, in several villages, on three islands. In 2012, Dr. AhYou returned to Samoa with his family and provided much needed dental care for extended family, their friends, and others. Dr. AhYou appreciates being able to give something back to the people of such a generous culture and to learn more about his cultural heritage. Dr. AhYou has a passion for fishing, the outdoors, and mountain biking. He values and enjoys cultivating the relationships he has with his colleagues, patients, family, and friends.
- Academy of General Dentistry PACE
- Kois Center
- Functional Occlusion 1: Science Driven Management
- Functional Occlusion 2: Complex Restorative Management
- Restorative Periodontal Interface
- Biomechanics 1: Fundamentals for Cohesively and Adhesively Retained Restorations
- Implants: Fixed and Removable
- CEREC Mastery
- Levels 1, 2, 3
Dr. AhYou is committed to providing the most up-to-date advancements in dentistry.
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