The offices of Dr. Tanner and Airway Center are warm and inviting places that feel like home. We are committed to maintaining a nurturing, healing and positive environment where you enter feeling welcomed and leave feeling encouraged.

We understand that some people may feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about visiting the dentist. When you visit the office of Dr. Tanner, you will instantly feel the gentle encouragement to replace old anxious feelings with ones that are positive, uplifting, and free of judgement. We are here to help you on your road to recovery. Everyone that comes through our door is treated like family and we truly enjoy the time we get to spend with every one of our patients.

We welcome you to stop by to see for yourself why our happy patients keep coming back to Dr. Tanner.

Dr. Tanner, DMD

Holistic Dentist

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Dr. Tanner is a 2007 graduate of Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry. He received the Rose Award for outstanding patient care and a fellowship for neuroscience research which was later presented and published. Currently, Dr. Tanner is a member of our local Dental Society as well as the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Even though Dr. Tanner has received and delivered formal medical dentistry training, he intimately understands that Nature has designed us in specific ways to heal and adapt. Dr. Tanner’s holistic, wise and balanced approach to dentistry is often best for the patient.

Dr. Tanner believes in supporting strong communities. He regularly volunteers his time providing free dental work to people in need with Medical Teams International. He encourages you to contribute any time you can in community service as well.

In his spare time he enjoys running, reading, camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his wife and five children. Additionally, Dr. Tanner is fluent in Japanese and speaks some Spanish.

Azerai Quenga

Dental Assistant

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The slower pace, beautiful mountains and many places to explore brought Azerai to Southern Oregon five years ago. She enjoys hiking and camping with her dogs. Azerai’s love of learning new things is what drew her to Dr. Tanner’s office.

Marcy Young

Office Manager

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Marcy moved to the Applegate Valley in 2002 and absolutely loves everything Southern Oregon has to offer. She spends most of her off-time with her family in the great outdoors riding horses, camping, and kayaking. Marcy enjoys working in such a positive and uplifting environment and spreads that joy to the patients.

Kayla Clark

Dental Assistant