Meet the Doctors
Dr. Elizabeth Vivona Dow—General and Sedation Dentist
Dr. Vivona prides herself on providing thorough, high quality and yet gentle dentistry. She educates her patients on the prevention of dental disease, rather than simply treating dental problems after they arise. Her patients leave the office feeling well-informed and armed with the best preventive strategies for achieving optimal dental health.
She is one of a handful of general dentists in the area who are licensed to perform IV conscious sedation. With IV sedation dentistry, patients can comfortably "rest" through their dental procedures without feeling any anxiety or fear. Patients love that they can request "Jack-the-Dog" to act as a therapy dog. He will calmly sit by your side during your treatment. He is available upon request for sedation and non-sedation appointments!
Dr. Vivona originally wanted to be an artist. She grew up in Great Barrington, MA, a thriving artsy town in the Berkshires. Her mother knew how difficult that road might be so she dashed her hopes and sent her to the College of the Holy Cross to become a chemist. Although spending a life amongst beakers and test tubes was actually pretty interesting, Dr. Vivona knew she hadn't yet found her passion in life... so she did the sensible thing and packed up all her belongings and moved down to Lima, Peru to teach English. After 4 years of teaching in South America, and getting some cosmetic dentistry herself, it occurred to her that dentistry was the blend of art and science she had always been seeking. With her artistic eye and attention to detail, Dr. Vivona is able to perform beautiful cosmetic dentistry that looks and feels natural.
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Dr. Melanie Rawlings—General Dentist
Dr. Melanie Rawlings was born in Austin, Texas to a family of engineers, and has been making her way steadily across the country toward the Pacific Northwest ever since.
She attended the University of WI-Madison for her undergraduate studies, receiving her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry with a double major in Spanish. She studied abroad in Venezuela and took part in honors programs and undergraduate research. She also received several merit-based scholarships and academic awards.
Dr. Rawlings earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of MN in Minneapolis and graduated with honors. Much of her time outside of the clinic was devoted to rural outreach externships and competitive cross-country skiing.
Though dentistry is her career, she has also spent many years working in a veterinary clinic, a pathology lab, haunted houses, selling koi, building ponds, and mucking more stalls than she cares to remember. These experiences have cultivated a healthy appreciation for a nice, clean, indoor workplace and many fewer incidences of biting.
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"Without a doubt the best dental office I've ever been a patient of. The dentists and their hygienists are all very friendly and knowledgable, and they do their best to make you as comfortable as possible. I haven't tried other dentists in Eugene, but I know I'm not alone in my opinion here… definitely recommend!" ~ Timothy
"Dr. Vivona was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn't be happier with my experience. While I wish I didn't need dental work, my experience with her has been great. She takes her time to make sure she's properly diagnosing. While doing the work, she was gentle, thorough and explained everything along the way, making sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend her" ~ Audrey
"I was greeted as I was walking in the door by two wonderful assistants. The hygienist was wonderful and encouraging through the whole exam. Over all the staff is the best I’ve encountered through dental and would recommend Dr. Vivona to anyone looking for quality and gentle care." ~Kimmi