The Dentists


Tyler Whiting DMD

Dr. Whiting

Dr. Tyler Whiting was born and raised in the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona into a large family. He has been around children his entire life, and takes special pride in helping children feel at ease coming to the dentist, inspiring them to improve their oral hygiene at home and receive dental treatment happily and comfortably. As a father himself, Dr. Whiting understands the trust required to allow him to provide for your child’s oral health care needs, and he takes this joyful responsibility seriously.

After Dr. Tyler completed his undergraduate degree at ASU, he finished dental school in Portland, OR. His family then moved to Yakima WA to complete specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. He received extensive training in cutting-edge practices including the use of silver diamine fluoride (see https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/health/silver-diamine-fluoride-dentist-cavities.html for more information) and all-white zirconia crowns for baby teeth. His training also had a strong emphasis in caring for children with special health care needs and using conscious sedation for children with dental anxiety.

Dr. Whiting now lives in Eugene with his wife and four sons. They enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, soccer, and cycling. They all love good food, good books and movies, and the beautiful Oregon outdoors. One fun fact about Dr. Whiting is that he has a collection of over 60 pairs of funky socks including sharks, saguaros, pizza, pineapples, flamingos and flying tacos!
Dr. Whiting is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and American Dental Association (ADA)


Alan LaPratt DMD

Dr. Alan LaPratt was born and raised in Las Vegas. Nevada. He has been around children his entire life, and takes special pride in helping children feel at ease coming to the dentist, inspiring them to improve their oral hygiene at home and receive dental treatment happily and comfortably. As a father himself, Dr. LaPratt understands the trust required to allow him to provide for your child’s oral health care needs, and he takes this joyful responsibility seriously.

Dr. LaPratt completed his undergraduate degree at UNLV. Right before he graduated his first son was born on Father’s Day. He continued onto dental school at UNLV School of Dental Medicine. During his time in dental school his family added two more boys. After dental school Dr. LaPratt moved his rapidly growing family to Texas, where he practiced as a general dentist for six years. During his time in Texas, he finally added two daughters to his family. His large family then moved to the Bronx in New York to complete specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the BronxCare Health Systems. He received extensive training in cutting-edge practices including the use of silver diamine fluoride, and all-white zirconia crowns for baby teeth. His training also had a strong emphasis in caring for children with special health care needs and using conscious sedation for children with dental anxiety.

Dr. LaPratt now lives in Eugene with his wife, three sons and two daughters. They enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, running, and cycling. They all love good food, books, Super Smash Bros., and the beautiful Oregon outdoors. When you meet Dr. LaPratt, ask him about his Star Wars LEGO collection. It is HUUUGE!

Dr. LaPratt is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and American Dental Association (ADA).

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Adam Ward DMD, MS

Our Orthodontist

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Dr. Adam Ward grew up in Albany, Oregon, and prior to that has lived all across the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married for seven years. They have one energetic boy named Henry, who pretty much runs the family. Dr. Ward loves Oregon, from the rain to the trees. He speaks Spanish, is an avid runner, movie quote buff, and song aficionado.

Dr. Ward completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. After receiving his degree in Nutritional Science, he attended Oregon Health and Science University to earn his D.M.D. During dental school he was invited to join the OKU dental honor society. He was grateful for the chance to stay in Oregon longer while he completed his orthodontic residency and received a Master’s of Science in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dr. Ward is committed to providing the Eugene and Springfield area with compassionate care and treatment. He loves being able to help his patients gain confidence in themselves and their smiles.

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