Each member of our team is equally important. Our front office staff are experts in billing, insurance, and scheduling. Our assistants know the importance of sterilizing rooms and instruments. The Peninsula family dental hygienists make comfort and thoroughness a top priority. These fantastic people are not only experts at their individual jobs but they are also friendly, caring, and compassionate people. Our team is made up of people you can trust and like one patient said, “I never thought I could enjoy going to the dentist but I do. Everyone at the office is so kind. You can tell they are all friends.”
Dr. Tyler Fordham
It’s a pleasure to introduce myself to you. As long as I can remember I have wanted a career that allowed me to spend my days with people. Many years ago I spent a day with a dentist, in order to see if it might be what I was looking for. I came away from that day excited. Dentistry was something that would allow me to use my natural artistic ability and work with people. Once I found that path I stayed on it and after years of schooling I got my degree.
I decided that I wanted additional training and completed an advanced training residency. This was optional but allowed me to really fine tune my skills. I then went on to work in a private practice. When the time came for me to move and “settle down”, Port Townsend called to us. And here we are!
I remember what it is like to be the patient. I consider this a strength of mine. When we meet at the dental office I will do all I can to make you feel comfortable and at ease. I love that part of my job. I also love that I get to be a part of so many different peoples day. I get to spend time with kids (It’s always a goal of mine to have them smiling and laughing whenever possible). I get to spend time with adults (they always have the best tips on the area). I also love the dentistry. I love improving smiles. I love watching people’s reactions when they look at the work that has been done. It’s pretty great being able to help people all day.
I believe in continuing to learn and keep up on current dental issues. I participate in CE courses, attend conference and can often be found researching things on my own. I am committed to what I do and want to offer each patient the best treatment available. Outside of the office I spend my time with my beautiful wife (who you will hopefully all get to meet sometime) and kids (if they are around you won’t be able to miss them- if you don’t see them you will hear them). They keep me pretty busy. We are always out playing together, working in the yard and having adventures.
As an individual and as a family we are excited to be a part of this community. We have been swept away by the beauty of this area and keep finding new places to explore. We love the people that live here. We are community people and want to spend our time contributing to it.