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All professionals at Heights Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Kevin Prates holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design and an associate's in photography from Pacific Union College. He received his doctorate in dental surgery from Loma Linda School of Dentistry.
Following his belief in giving back to the community, Dr. Prates has participated with the Oregon Mission of Mercy and has traveled to Nicaragua for dental mission trips providing dental services and promoting oral health care. Dr. Prates volunteer activities also include being an Ambassador for the National Health Service Corp (2016-present), President of the Mid-Columbia Dental Society (2015-2018), and served as a Trustee on the board of the Oregon Dental Association (2017-2021).
Dr. Prates is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Oregon Dental Association. He has been honored with the CDA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship (2010), NASDAD Dental Student Award (2013), and a Presidential Citation by the Oregon Dental Association (2016).
Dr Prates' approach to your oral health incorporates all aspects of your life. Instead of simply treating symptoms, we focus on underlying issues and work to promote overall wellness. This might include changes to your diet, stress management techniques, and other alternative therapies.
When out of the office Dr. Prates is usually spending time with his family and dogs out camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or snowboarding around the Columbia Gorge.
Dr. Daniel Madden grew up in Minnesota and has a firmly rooted interest in the outdoors, health, wellness, and nutrition, which has been marbleized through his education. He ran track through college and wanted to perform at an elite level, so his interest in holistic, full-body wellness grew. Discovering the interconnectedness of the body’s systems lead him on a journey to where health starts, the mouth!
He did his dental training at the University of Minnesota, with a semester exchange at the Radbound University Hospital in The Netherlands. There, he learned advanced-care modalities in full-mouth rehabilitation, metal-free composite dentistry, and implant dentistry. His training continued internationally, studying with some of the world’s best surgeons and restorative dentists. They offered minimally-invasive, holistic, surgical and restorative techniques. Comfort during, as well as pre, and post-op care, and the long-term health of patients is a top priority. He believes in continuing education and the power of technology to create a better, more comfortable dental experience for his patients.
Dr. Madden has served as an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, providing service and volunteering for underserved communities in the Columbia River Gorge. He has also enjoyed giving his time and skills to provide free dental care for Give Kids a Smile Day, the Union Gospel Dental Mission, and outreach projects in rural Peru.
Dr. Madden has discovered and worked with a variety of interdisciplinary health professionals treating his own health conditions and has seen the power of holistic integrative health care first-hand. Following his interest, he pursued an advanced education certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Dr. Madden provides care in a personalized, unique, and friendly way, by listening to your wants and needs, and being skilled with the most biocompatible materials and methods of treatment. He believes that a holistic integrative approach helps promote and protect the health of his patients. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family, adventure sports, creating art and music. He considers himself a friend in your journey and looks forward to meeting you soon.
Boni Franz is our office manager and is responsible for the administrative tasks associated with running Heights Family Dental. This includes helping our patient understand treatment plans and scheduling appointments. Boni is often the primary point of contact for patients and may handle billing, insurance claims, and other correspondence.
Overall, Boni plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient communication with our patients to help them achieve the best oral and overall health.
When not in the office she's usually spending time with her family and enjoying a Packers game.
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