Meet Dr. Coussens
Dr. Coussens is a hometown boy. Reared in Hillsboro, a graduate of Hillsboro High School. He attended Portland State University graduating with a B.S. in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. He spent four years in Alaska as an associate in a private practice in Anchorage. During this time he also was a contract dentist with the U.S. Public Health Service, serving the Eskimo villages along the Bering Sea coast. He then returned to Hillsboro in 1980 to establish his practice.
Dr. Coussens believes strongly in community service. In Alaska he was a volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol. After returning to Hillsboro he was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for Washington County Fire District #2 for over 20 years. He has coached multiple youth sports both in Alaska and in Hillsboro. He is currently a high school and youth football official with the Portland Football Officials Association.
Dr. Coussens is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He has been a member of the ADA, ODA and Washington County Dental Society for over 30 years, recently serving as president in Washington County. He has volunteered for many free dental clinics in Oregon. He has traveled abroad as a dental provider in free dental clinics with the U.S. Navy. He has participated in “Pacific Partnership”, in Samoa and Tonga and “Continuing Promise” aboard the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship, in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Coussens is a talented dentist with a friendly and comforting chairside manner. He enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Coussens realizes dentistry can be expensive but believes the patient should be presented options that fit their financial situation in developing a treatment plan. He has always stayed current with the latest materials and developing technology in dentistry. Digital x rays, intraoral cameras, dental lasers for restorative and periodontal treatment, Invisalign® for simple orthodontics are at his disposal.
Outside the office Dr. Coussens enjoys spending time with family. He has two grown children. He enjoys traveling with his wife Pamela, skiing, scuba diving, exercising, running his dogs on the family farm, and duck hunting at the family duck lake with friends and family.