Dr. Conway Jensen
Conway is a different breed of pediatric dentists. He has a fun, energetic, positive nature. Many patients refer to him as the “fun guy” as he is usually telling jokes and laughing with his patients and their parents. He’ll treat you like you have known him for years.
Conway is a practicing pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been in practice in Vancouver, Washington, since the completion of his pediatric dentistry residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He earned his dental degree from Marquette School of Dentistry. Previous to this, he obtained a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. He is licensed for pediatric dentistry in both Washington and Oregon. He is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and other local dental societies, as well as an active on-staff member at Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital in Portland and Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.
“My primary goal is to use the medical model approach to diagnose and treat every patient. I look at each child as a unique individual whose needs are their own. I focus on the whole child and try to treat them as if they are one of my own. I try to educate families while stressing prevention.” Dr. Jensen has tremendous pride in his work and strives to provide the best care for every patient. He is dedicated to excellent care and does this by using materials and techniques appropriate for growing children. He has done a lot and has much to offer.
Away from the office, Conway spends all his time with his wife Jesica and his five children, Aage, Ethan, Jordan, Allie and Zoe. He enjoys being outdoors and loves to cook and bake, especially bread. He loves making bread!
Dr. Esther Schara
Esther is the newest addition to our team. She is energetic and easy-going. Her love for dentistry began in high school when she accompanied a team of dentists to Guatemala as a translator. Since then, she has participated in multiple humanitarian clinics in several countries around the world. Bringing dental care to underserved populations remains her greatest joy and passion.
Esther grew up in Spokane, Washington. She studied at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, for her undergraduate degree. She received her dental degree from the University of Southern California before returning to the Northwest to complete her residency in pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University. At OHSU, Esther was able to learn and understand how to work with patients with a wide variety of dental and medical needs.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys everything nature has to offer, from hiking and backpacking to winter sports, surfing and rock climbing. She has two fur babies who occasionally join her on her adventures: Rupert, a tuxedo cat, and Moose, a lab/shepherd mix. She is also an avid reader, so if you have any reading suggestions, let her know!