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From chemistry to dentistry

New business — New dentist hopes to be a part of the community, create outreach for children and seniors who lack dental hygiene


Angela Toy said she loved working in biomedical chemical products research, but there wasn’t enough interaction with people for her.

“I really liked the sciences and re­search as­pect, but I needed more people interaction,” Toy said.

So, in September she opened a dental practice, one she took over from Newberg dentist Stephen Gilroy.

Toy said she’s been looking for a place to open for the past several years, which includes her move west from Minnesota to Salem 18 months ago.by: GARY ALLEN - New in town - Newberg ­dentist Angela Toy checks a patient's teeth in her new practice, Arbor Hills Dental. Toy opened shop in late September at 504 Villa Road Suite 1.

“I’ve been looking for the right fit and size of the community and proximity to the city,” she said. “I wouldn’t say I’m a country girl, but I’m not a city girl either.”

After meet­ing Gil­roy and talking with him, she said things started happening from there and she found herself in Newberg.

“I think it’s going well,” she said. “I’m excited to become a part of the community.”

Toy said she had a background in dentistry so she only had a little bit of coursework to do before she could start practicing, and now she wants to start outreach programs within the community.

“I didn’t want to be the anonymous practice in the big city,” she said. “I think I’d really like to reach out to the senior center and schools to practice dental hygiene for young kids and seniors. They are typically really lacking. I’m hoping to contact maybe the pediatric medical offices in Newberg, maybe the elementary schools and getting involved that way.”

For more information about Arbor Hills Dental, visit www.newbergdentist.com. The business is located at 504 Villa Road, Suite 1.



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