I was born and raised here in Eugene and was even lucky enough to stay in Oregon throughout my college experience. Early on I went to Kennedy Middle School and then onto Marist High School where I enjoyed developing life long friendships and also playing several sports, academics happened somewhere in there as well. From there I moved to Klamath Falls where I played basketball for OIT and received my bachelor of science in biology. Then it was up to Portland for dental school at OHSU.
My dental career is following in the footsteps of my dad, Don Tillman, who practiced in West Eugene for over 20 years. Out of dental school I worked in several different locations either as an associate dentist or part time clinical dentist where I picked up several skills from different practitioners. Some of those include same day CEREC crowns, being Invisalign certified and also restoring dental implants.
My wife Jesika is a dental hygienist, my mom was my dad’s office manager, and my sister is a dental assistant so this new practice acquisition truly is family, not only in who we can offer services to, but also in its background of how we got here!
Hope to meet you soon.
Tillman Family Dental History
I guess you could say that dentistry runs in my family. My father, Don Tillman, practiced right here in West Eugene for over 20 years. My mother, Melissa, was the office manager. Needless to say, I practically grew up in the dental office. Today my wife, Jesika, works with me as our dental hygienist and does our marketing. I am proud to carry on our family tradition by following in my parent’s footsteps.
Few people realize that in the sixties and early seventies, dentists could not advertise. When the law was finally changed, my dad was one of the first dentists to place an ad in the local newspaper. This ad from 1974, I believe was his first. He drew it himself, and it always makes me smile.