Meet our team at White Sage Dentistry in Salem, OR
At White Sage Dentistry, our firm belief is that the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile starts here in our care. If you’re looking for a higher quality of care and are tired of cookie-cutter dentistry, our team is here to show you the difference a personal touch can make in both your smile and your life. We strive to give all of our patients a dental experience that raises the bar for what a trip to the dentist should be like. It’s what you deserve.
Dr. Jadeja—the Dentist Behind Your Smile
Dear patients, I want to start by saying thank you for taking the time to read about me and my practice. So, what is the story?
The story is of my relentless pursuit to be better everyday—a better clinician, individual, and fellow human. I graduated from a dental school in my home country India, where I practiced under the guidance of an excellent clinician for 3 years in the community. I decided that I needed and wanted to know more, and the United States offers great opportunities for personal and professional growth. I boarded a plane straight to Los Angeles with a small suitcase and a big dream. I had an opportunity to work with a great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry through an Oral Biology Program. I went on to get my DDS degree from UC Denver Colorado before making the big move to the Pacific Northwest. Yes, I have lived in the beautiful states of California, Colorado, and Oregon. But Oregon is home!
Why dentistry? This profession has a lot to offer to people. I could not have asked for a better career. It gives me an opportunity to meet new people every day, make a small, yet significant, difference in their lives, help them in a way they can be helped, all while satiating my constant need for personal growth. Our health is our biggest asset, it needs to be nurtured and cared for and the link between oral health and overall health has become indisputable. We collaborate with your healthcare physician and other oral specialists in the area to provide you with the best care possible. As far as our patients—we LOVE them! We listen, observe, verify, educate, engage in, and manage their care.
My recent passion project is helping individuals with sleep breathing disorders. I learn and collaborate with highly knowledgeable professionals at the UCLA School of Dentistry in their sleep medicine in dentistry facility. These professionals have dedicated their lives studying this subject matter and helping individuals across the country.
My team and I are passionate about taking a comprehensive approach toward providing truly personalized dental care. We look forward to meeting you!”
- American Association of Sleep Dental Medicine
- UCLA School of Dentistry
- Spear Education
Megan- Dental Hygienist
My name is Megan Garland. I have been in dentistry for the past 27 years. I started out at age 18 as a dental assistant. After graduating from high school I attended Dental Hygiene school at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I have loved my career and the opportunity to educate, establish and maintain health in so many patients along the way. Dentistry has allowed me to join a close knit community, where I have met so many professionals, who have kept me inspired to continue to learn and grow throughout my career. I have two beautiful daughters, ages 14 and 17, who I absolutely love spending time with and watching grow into amazing people. In my free time I enjoy our Oregon summers and anytime spent in the sunshine.
Shelley- Practice Coordinator
Hi I’m Shelley! Here at the office I love to help patients with their insurance, scheduling and all other financial needs. I also take pride in making sure the office is running smoothly and everyone is having the best possible experience each day! In my free time I enjoy hiking, doing yoga and collecting crystals. I have too many houseplants and aspire to have my home look like a jungle one day. I look forward to helping you!
Our team is deeply passionate about fostering you and your family’s smiles. We invite you to your new dental home where we focus on what’s important—you! When you leaving smiling, we know we’ve done our job right.