Willamette Dental Group was originally established by Dr. Eugene Skourtes and Dr. Gerald Cogan in 1970, out of a single treatment office on Jefferson Street in Portland, Oregon. Early on, the partners began to foster a new approach to dental care that focused on preventive care and long-term oral health, instead of the traditional fee-for-service model. From this approach, the company became the Pacific Northwest's first provider of coordinated dental care.
In the early 1970s, Willamette Dental Group began contracting with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oregon to provide Dentacare — one of the region's earliest coordinated dental care programs — in the Portland metropolitan area. In 1983, the practice began to offer patients their own pre-paid dental plans.
Today, we have become the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 50 office locations in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Willamette Dental Group is a family of different companies that provides a combination of dental care services, dental insurance, and business management and administrative services in three states: