Dr. Darke

Dr. Robert Darke received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychobiology at UCLA. He completed his professional degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1987. After graduation, he moved to Portland where he worked with a large group practice for eight years. Motivated by a great desire to have his own dental practice, Dr. Darke opened Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in October, 1996.

Among his areas of interest are CEREC technology and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Darke is dedicated to continuing his education and staying at the forefront of modern dental techniques. Dr. Darke and his wife Barbara have three lovely children. They enjoy golfing, traveling and fly fishing.

    Meet the Team

    Deana

    Front Desk

    Educational background: High school graduate and some college dental courses.

    How long have you been in your current position? Since 1996!

    What do you love most about your job? Helping patients see the value in their dental health.

    What do you do in your free time? Quilt, walk the dogs, fish, spend time with grandchildren and spending time at Bible study.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? Costa Rica and Europe.
    What movie could you watch over and over? Watching a movie once is good enough for me.

    Barb

    Dental Hygienist

    Educational background: Bachelor of Science - University of Nevada 1981. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - OHSU 1985

    How long have you been in your current position? Since 1996!

    What do you love most about your job? Helping people of all ages and backgrounds maintain oral health.

    What do you do in your free time? Garden, travel, tennis, golf, swimming and read everything I can.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? Germany, Paris, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Scandinavia, Greece, Japan, Figi and Bora Bora.

    Do you have any special talent or skill? I am a very good listener.

    What movie could you watch over and over? Home for the Holidays and South Pacific.

    Kathy

    Dental Hygienist

    Educational background: 2 years at OSU, and 2 years at OHSU.

    How long have you been in your current position? Since 2007.

    What do you love most about your job? Getting to know my patients and building relationships.

    What do you do in your free time? Go for walks, work out, read and spend time with friends and family.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? Beliz.

    Do you have any special talent or skill? Barefoot water-ski.

    What movie could you watch over and over?The Notebook and Pitch Perfect.

    Sarah

    Dental Assistant

    How long have you been in your current position? I joined the team at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in April 2016.

    What do you love most about your job? I love working with our team and getting to know our patients. I have said many times before that Hidden Springs has the nicest patients. It's like a small community that really takes pride in caring for each other. Also, it is a great feeling to help someone with their appearance both physical and perceptual. 

    What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I love spending time with my Husband, daughter, and Weimaraner, Blu dog. I love to spend time on our boat, camping, doing yard work and barbecuing with friends and family. Basically anything outside!

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? If I could travel anywhere I would go to Tahiti or Fiji. Really any place warm! I also thought it would be fun to visit New Orleans someday. 

    What movie could you watch over and over? One movie I could watch over and over is 50 first dates. But really, I'm a Netflix girl!

    Amy

    Dental Assistant

    Educational background:I graduated from metropolitan community college in Omaha, NE with my dental assistant certificate in 2003

    How long have you been in your current position? I have been at my position for almost a year.

    What do you love most about your job? The thing I love most about my job is learning new things every day.

    What do you do in your free time? In my free time I love to spend time with my kids, hiking and doing projects around the house

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? If I could travel anywhere it would be to Disney world

    What movie could you watch over and over?  I could watch Shawshank Redemption over and over.

    Marilee

    Dental Hygienist

    Educational background: Idaho State University - BSDH

    How long have you been in your current position? I have been a dental Hygienist for over 30 years and with Hidden Springs since May of 2016.

    What do you love most about your job? Working with our patients.

    What do you do in your free time? Yoga and spending time with my grandkids.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit? I would love to travel to see Africa and Australia.

    What movie could you watch over and over?  I don't know about over and over, but I have seen the Princess Bride more than once!