For Doctor Leaders

Dr. Timothy Richardson

“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi

A Message For Docter Leaders

My name is Dr Tim. I started Acorn Dentistry for Kids in 2017 with the vision to fill a significant void in our area of Oregon and change the way pediatric dentistry is done. With personal investment, a lot of sweat equity, and more great doctors coming on board, we have grown to five great clinics within 3 years, and we are not close to being done yet. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded doctors that don’t believe the trend of big corporate takeover is good for us or our patients, instead valuing the group practice model that is owned by doctors who are actually seeing the patients. We are looking for more pediatric dentists to be a force for good in the Pacific Northwest. If you are entrepreneurial minded and want to be a part of creating a legacy group dental practice, keep reading.

Acorn Dentistry for Kids is leading the way in creating the ultimate patient and family experience for ALL families in the community. Most dentists around here – including pediatric dentists – got into school claiming they want to help the underserved yet close their doors to those most in need of their help and compassion once they get into practice. We choose to take care of every child in our community regardless of which insurance they have (or lack thereof and have our own in-house membership plan). We also do not segregate private and Medicaid insured kids on our schedule. We stand for equal access and quality treatment for ALL kids and take ownership of that stewardship.

We have zero tolerance for poor treatment of employees that help us serve our community. We pay them well, provide benefits and do not see them as “disposable” like many offices do. We spend a lot of time and resources on developing our team, starting with a full two weeks of culture and communication training upon hire. Doctors take the lead role in cultivating that positive culture we all want to have. A positive work environment is not a gift – it is a result of our cumulative efforts. 

Together we have developed our core values that provide the framework for the Acorn Culture:

We train as a team each month on these values, and performance reviews use our values as the framework for our discussions and decision making. These are led by the doctor, NOT an office manager.

We have no lead dental assistants and no office managers. Instead, we have created a leadership structure where anyone who chooses to put in the work and qualify for it gets to be in the leadership group, creating accountability for each individual as well as the team. No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I can’t wait to be managed today.” But we do wake up and say, “I want a good leader” and “I want leadership opportunity.” That is the environment we are creating.

IF YOU SEEK TO BE A LEADER FOR GOOD IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE, this is the opportunity you have been looking for.

Come join an incredible group of doctors and team members that love and support each other and our patients each and every day, as we continue to grow and serve. Mentorship by more experienced doctors is built-in but is also great for an experienced provider to jump right in and add to the momentum we now have. We all help each other be the best doctors and leaders we can be.

We offer equal equity ownership after only one year, I am not keeping majority ownership as the founder. This is truly a legacy project for me, to be passed on to other doctors over the years. Generous guaranteed income, plus all professional fees and CE covered, with medical/dental/vision plan in place. 

Oh, and by the way, you also get to live in the pristine Pacific Northwest where all sorts of outdoor adventures await. The Pacific Ocean, snow sports, water sports, hiking, biking, farm tours, city life and quaint small towns are all at your fingertips. The foodie culture’s not too bad either :) Come discover why Oregon is such a desirable place to live.

Email for more information. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Must be entrepreneurial-minded, be a long-term thinker, and want to be a team leader.

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Our Offices

411 N. Water Street
Silverton, OR 97381

4817 River Road N.
Keizer, OR 97303

1731 NW Kings Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97330

434 S. 1st Avenue, Suite 300
Hillsboro, OR 97123

West Salem
1049 Edgewater St NW, Suite 100
Salem, OR 97304

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Phone: (503) 874-4560
Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 05:00pm

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