Meet Andersen Dental Center
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Get to know Dr. Dane Andersen and the team at Andersen Dental Center
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Dane Andersen, DDS
Dane Andersen, DDS
Meet Dr. Dane Andersen
Dr. Dane first decided to practice dentistry while in college at Walla Walla University here in Washington. He was in the process of obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and working on minoring in both biology and chemistry when his eyes were opened to the great benefits dentistry can provide.
After he had graduated Walla Walla University, Dr. Andersen went to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. There he received a prosthodontic scholarship and was selected to go to Chicago for a prosthodontic meeting based upon his work in removable dentistry.
Loma Linda University also provided Dr. Andersen with the opportunity to be a part of several mission trips that took him to Africa, Nicaragua, and more locally Los Angeles. Those experiences made clear the tremendous global need for dental care and dental education in developing nations. So much of what dentists do involves small-scale procedures, making it easy to pack up the essentials and go anywhere to provide quality dentistry. This was one of the major ideas that made dental care appealing to Dr. Andersen.
These trips also made clear the fundamental skill needed by every doctor – dentist or otherwise. That is the ability to instill trust in one’s patients. Dr. Andersen found that being a skilled dentist isn’t enough to help people make decisions about their oral health. His inherent care and empathy served him well during these missions – and continue to serve him and his patients today.
Family and home
Dr. Andersen and his wife Kelli, have a 4 year old daughter, Holland, and a 2 year old son, Bjorn. Their children are endless sources of joy…with endless sources of energy. The Andersen’s love being parents and strive to instill the importance of integrity into their children.
Before finally settling down in Vancouver, the Andersen family lived in Grand Rapids, MI for four years. While in Grand Rapids, Kelli completed her OB/GYN residency and Dr. Andersen worked as an associate dentist.
Although they loved Grand Rapids and the great people there, it was not hard to leave the winters and snow blower behind. Kelli’s family is located in Southern California while Dr. Andersen’s family is in the Seattle area and British Columbia. The Andersen family is happy to live closer to their extended family and now have more opportunity to visit without pesky time changes or long plane rides. When not working, the Andersens enjoy getting outside with the kids, going on hikes, riding bikes, gardening, cooking, tennis, and amateur photography.
Dr. Andersen is constantly continuing his education in the fields of general dentistry, dental implants, prosthetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and more. He recently completed a 300-hour implant dentistry continuum from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and is on his way to becoming an affiliate associate fellow with the AAID.
- Walla Walla University – Bachelor in Business Administration. Minor in biology and chemistry
– College Place, WA
- Loma Linda University School of Dentistry – DDS
– Loma Linda, CA