The Dentists

Dr 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 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)

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Dr. Nidhi Taneja is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles following which she worked as a General Dentist in New Mexico. She completed a three year pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in Dental Sciences. Her research interests are in Special Needs Dentistry, behavior management and sedation dentistry. She believes in making the dental appointments fun and stress free for her patients.

As her continuous commitment to giving back to the community, Dr. Taneja has provided dental needs for Special Olympics participants, has participated in many dental camps and is a life time Albert Schweitzer Fellow, a multi-disciplinary professionals community committed to creating change in health care services and policies that will promote health equity. She has also been awarded the Paul Ambrose scholarship and been involved in many leadership programs.

Dr. Taneja also takes keen interest in working with children with autism and other special needs patients. She has been awarded the Residents Recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is actively involved in organized dentistry and is currently a consultant on the AAPD Early Dentist Committee and the immediate past Chair of the Resident’s Committee.

Outside work, Dr. Taneja loves spending time with family who is in Northern California. She enjoys biking, cooking and, yoga. Dr. Taneja is excited to be back to the West Coast and the beautiful southern Oregon and looking forward to serving the community here.

Dr 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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