Meet the Doctors
Geoff was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon and is a third generation Oregonian. During his college studies he took two years off to serve as a missionary in Spain where he became fluent in Spanish. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. During his studies there he completed an extra course of study in surgery and anesthesia. Since graduation he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education focusing on surgical reconstruction using implants as well as cosmetic dentistry. His experience in these areas has led to his position as a regional speaker for Camlog Implants where he has trained dozens of other dentists in the art and science of implant placement.
Geoff has a wife, Kaye, and 5 children, the most recent addition being his twins which were born in June, 2008. This keeps him busy as he has participated as a coach for soccer, basketball, and track.
As a general dentist, Dr. Tidwell has experience in all areas of general dentistry including: Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canals, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Dentures, Extractions, IV Sedation, Implants, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Periodontal Therapy, Children’s Dentistry, and Invisalign.
Dr. Tidwell completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Zoology. He then went on to graduate from the University of Southern California where he learned the latest in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry.
Originally from San Jose, California, Dr. Tidwell moved to Albany to begin practicing dentistry in 2008. Dr. Tidwell has traveled to Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaraugua, and Guatemala providing dental care to the underprivileged. These trips give him an opportunity to serve groups of people that have no access to dental care and to practice his Spanish language skills. Dr. Tidwell makes it his goal to go on one of these trips every year.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four young children. He also enjoys photography, BBQ, and college sports.
Steven Deming, DDS (Dallas office)
Steve Deming was born and raised in Oregon. More specifically, born on Cornell Road in Beaverton in the back seat of a Volkswagen to his parents' surprise. Son of James and Elaine Deming, dentistry is in his blood. James and Elaine, now enjoying retirement, met while James was in dental school and Elaine was in dental hygiene school. James was a founding faculty member of the dental hygiene program and Portland Community College where he taught for over 30 years. After raising five children Elaine returned to dental hygiene practicing for many years in Beaverton.
Steve is a graduate of Sunset High School. While at Sunset became and Eagle Scout, competed on the diving and track and field teams, and won the state pole vault championship. He sandwiched two junior college national pole vault championships competing for Ricks College around two years of missionary service in Spain. He finished his collegiate career at Idaho State with two conference championships, bachelors and masters degrees . He continued pole vaulting after college with three top ten finishes at the USA Championships and was an Olympic Trials Qualifier. His all time best was 18′ 4.5″. He went on to the University of Oklahoma where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
Currently, a father of four, Steve practices dentistry in Dallas, Oregon. He has pursued additional training in the surgical placement of dental implants and orthodontic tooth straightening system know as Invisalign which allows one to achieve straight teeth without braces. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his children's sports teams, practicing their weekly spelling words and volunteering as a Boy Scout scout master, middle school track coach and at the Salem free clinic.
Matthew P. Martin, DMD (Salem office)
Matthew Martin was born in the small town of La Grande, Oregon. His family moved when he was 3 to the much smaller village of Long Creek where he grew up and was able to enjoy success both academically and athletically. Matthew graduated valedictorian, volunteered for the local ambulance crew, attended the State golf championship, and was MVP of his basketball team.
Growing up in Eastern Oregon, Matthew enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting fire wood with his father. After moving to the west side to attend college, Matthew experienced the culture shock of the “big city” of Corvallis where he attended Oregon State University. Matthew received his bachelor’s degree in General Science (pre-dentistry) graduating Summa Cum Laude. During his summers while at Oregon State, he worked as a wild land fire suppression specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry. Following his graduation, he attended dental school at Oregon Health and Science University where he was trained in the latest aspects of evidence based dentistry, oral health education and research.
During his spare time, Matthew is an aspiring author and loves to be outdoors, at the coast, snowboarding, golfing, or playing virtually any other sport besides soccer. He especially loves to spend time with his girlfriend, Linna and their plant child, a Zanzibar aloe named Spike.
Dr. Martin places patient satisfaction and quality dental care at the top of his priorities. He strives to make you as comfortable as possible during your visit and plans to exceed your expectations of dental care.
Taylor Bennion, DMD (Philomath office)
Taylor Bennion was born and raised in Utah, and spent his high school years in Eugene, Oregon. Following a year of college at Linfield University and a two year mission in Peru, he returned to Utah to study Spanish at Utah Valley University, where he met his wife Amber. Taylor then attended dental school in Salt Lake City at Roseman University. During college and dental school, he enjoyed improving his Spanish and becoming more familiar with the history, literature, and cultures of Spain and Latin America. In his dental practice, Taylor places an emphasis on patient-centered care and putting the patient’s needs and desires above all else.
A father of two small children, Taylor enjoys taking them on outdoor adventures such as swimming and hiking. He looks forward to when they are big enough to join him in snow and water skiing, as well as football and basketball.