Why Does Dr. Dave Love Being a Dentist?
Dr. David Gore, DDS
Dr. David Gore earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas and graduated in the top of his class from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Gore is a Veteran of the US Army and continues to serve as a Reservist. He has worked in family practice, community, and cosmetic practices in southern Oregon, and is now happy to call Washington home.
Dr. Dave was partially drawn to a rural setting because of his childhood, growing up in a similar small town outside of a larger city in Oklahoma, but also because of the unique needs of a small community. Small communities need a clinician who is able to provide excellent quality specialty care to help serve those who are unable to drive far into the city to find it, and Dr. Dave loves to learn and master a broad range of procedures, helping Mountain Loop Dental and its patients achieve and maintain a high level of health without needing to go to several different offices. Dr. Dave also takes a special interest in those who are fearful of treatment, as he grew up with a severe needle phobia that has improved with time.
Dr. Dave’s parents are from blue collar communities in rural Arkansas. He was brought up with his five sisters in the country of eastern Oklahoma. In sports, he played high school football, basketball, and soccer. He was all-conference at Running Back (in his tiny conference) his senior year. He played percussion in high school orchestra, guitar with his friends, and violin as a youth. He went to college in Arkansas where he majored in Biomedical Engineering. He then took a year off of school to play in a country-rock band with his friends before attending dental school back in Oklahoma.
Dr. Dave is an adventure seeker in his spare time, spreading out his activities mainly between snowboarding, scuba diving, white water rafting, and mountaineering. If you have any good adventure ideas, be careful telling him about it because he may try to join you! His love of the outdoors was cultivated while earning his Eagle Scout rank as a teenager, and he has continued to develop that passion throughout life. He moved to the Pacific Northwest right out of school to be near the mountain recreation that he enjoys so deeply. Dr. Dave is also a huge sports fan, keeping his Sunday afternoon reserved to cheer for the Seahawks, and spending his evenings after work getting caught up on the day’s sports happenings.
Meet the rest of the team!
Laura comes from a small town in Oklahoma and enjoys the personalized, small town feel that Granite Falls has to offer. She lives with her boyfriend and two dogs, and her passions include woodworking, roller derby, and kayaking. She also loves Mexican food and can often be found enjoying lunch or dinner at Playa Bonita.
Kerri has over 25 years experience as a dental assistant. She loves that dentistry is always progressing, and she enjoys learning and applying new technologies.
She grew up in Marysville where she met and married her high school sweetheart, together they are raising their 3 kids. When not at work you can find her camping, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.
Britney graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Shoreline Community College. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain periodontal health.
She lives in Arlington with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t working or chasing around her toddler she enjoys reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.
Tayler has been practicing dental hygiene since 2014 and loves that she gets the opportunity to improve people’s health. She strives to exceed her patient’s expectations in comfort and quality of care. Tayler has lived all over the United States and is proud to now call Washington home. On the weekends you can find her on the hiking trails with her two dogs.
Gabrielle grew up all over the states while both her parents served in the Navy. She now lives in Everett with her husband and many houseplants. She loves being the first to greet our patients for their visits and in her free time she enjoys baking, reading, gardening, hiking, and all things crafty.
Tom grew up in Lake Stevens and enjoys riding his motorcycle on winding forest and mountain roads. He uses his experience of dental assisting mixed with financial management of a tech company to find creative and workable solutions for budgeting dental care. In his spare time he likes reading, learning new skills, and spending time with his family.