“I am constantly amazed at the difference that quality dental care can make in an individual’s confidence and self-perception, and I am grateful to be an integral part of that process.” – Dr. Tom Stinchfield
Dr. Tom S. Stinchfield is passionate about his work as a dentist. He loves how he is able to make a difference in his patients' lives through gentle, effective dental care and treatments. More than that, though, he thrives on the personal interactions with his patients, getting to know each person as an individual who has a life far beyond the treatment chair. Dr. Tom enjoys his time talking with his patients, catching up on the happenings in their lives, and sharing stories, jokes, and laughter. He has a great rapport with his patients, and sets them at ease during treatments. He is always available to answer questions, discuss treatment processes and options, and reassure those who are feeling a bit intimidated.
Prior to joining Discovery Dental, Dr. Tom served as a dentist in the U.S. Navy, in San Diego, CA, and in Okinawa, Japan. He speaks highly of the chance to serve those military personnel who protect our country and what an honor it was to provide the dental care they needed.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
A strong believer in the importance of continuing education in the dental field, Dr. Tom pursues coursework in sleep apnea, orthodontics, and CEREC®. He knows the importance of staying current on all new technologies and proven dental treatments, processes, and options; this allows him to better serve his dental patients and provide them with the dental care that they seek, using the best materials and techniques.
- American Dental Association
- International Association for Orthodontics
- Clark County Dental Society
Married for 11 years, Dr. Tom calls Washougal, WA, his home. He and his wife Tracey have three children: a son named Hayden and two daughters, Danica and Alyssa. Dr. Tom loves to stay physically active. He enjoys biking, running, and scuba diving. He is also a marathon runner and has recently started participating in triathlons and long-distance relay runs. However, his favorite times are those spent at home with his family.
Dr. Tom is also active in his community through his church, and Discovery Dental is one of the sponsors of the Washougal Schools Foundation annual Stride event, which raises funds for the local schools.