Dr. Candace Peterson
Dr. Peterson began her dental career as a dental Hygienist. She then graduated from Oregon State University with high honors in general science and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. Upon graduating from dental school, she served six years on active duty in the United States Air Force and five additional years in the Oregon Air National Guard.
Dr. Peterson is committed to advanced learning. She achieved the fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry which requires 500 hours of continuing dental education and passing a comprehensive examination encompassing all areas of dentistry. She then earned her Mastership in the Academy which requires holding the fellowship award and completing 1100 hours additional of "hands on" continuing education. Only 1% of the dentists in the United States have earned their Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association and the Washington County Dental Association.
In her spare time Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, wine tasting and attempting new recipes. She also enjoys concerts and theatre.