Meet our Team ~ We love them all!
Dr. Tyler Fordham
It’s a pleasure to introduce myself to you. As long as I can remember I have wanted a career that allowed me to spend my days with people. Many years ago I spent a day with a dentist, in order to see if it might be what I was looking for. I came away from that day excited. Dentistry was something that would allow me to use my natural artistic ability and work with people. Once I found that path I stayed on it and after years of schooling I got my degree.
I decided that I wanted additional training and completed an advanced training residency. This was optional but allowed me to really fine tune my skills. I then went on to work in a private practice. When the time came for me to move and “settle down”, Port Townsend called to us. And here we are!
I remember what it is like to be the patient. I consider this a strength of mine. When we meet at the dental office I will do all I can to make you feel comfortable and at ease. I love that part of my job. I also love that I get to be a part of so many different peoples day. I get to spend time with kids (It’s always a goal of mine to have them smiling and laughing whenever possible). I get to spend time with adults (they always have the best tips on the area). I also love the dentistry. I love improving smiles. I love watching people’s reactions when they look at the work that has been done. It’s pretty great being able to help people all day.
I believe in continuing to learn and keep up on current dental issues. I participate in CE courses, attend conference and can often be found researching things on my own. I am committed to what I do and want to offer each patient the best treatment available. Outside of the office I spend my time with my beautiful wife (who you will hopefully all get to meet sometime) and kids (if they are around you won’t be able to miss them- if you don’t see them you will hear them). They keep me pretty busy. We are always out playing together, working in the yard and having adventures.
As an individual and as a family we are excited to be a part of this community. We have been swept away by the beauty of this area and keep finding new places to explore. We love the people that live here. We are community people and want to spend our time contributing to it.
Meet the Rest of team below
I welcome you to Peninsula Family Dental and commit to offering you the best dental experience I can.
Tyler Fordham DDS PLLC
Meet our Office Manager - Kim is the first you meet and last you see at Peninsula Family Dental. That’s because she runs the front office. She is an expert at all things billing, insurance and scheduling related! Kim grew up in Port Townsend and then went to dental assisting school in Olympia, Wa. After living and working in Seattle she returned to Port Townsend. Now after 30 years of experience in the dental field it’s safe to say she knows what she is doing. Outside of dentistry Kim enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog Abby and spending time with her friends and family.
Front office extraordinaire. Katie and her husband are new to the area but happy to call Port Townsend home. We feel oh so lucky to have her as part of our team. She is quick to answer all your questions, help make an apointment and work with your insurance company. Katie is just one more reason your visit to Peninsula Family Dental will be great.
Front office fun. Kiana does a little bit of everything. She greets and schedules. She answers phones and opens doors. She loves the little kids that come in and the older folks too. We never run out of things for Kiana to do. Another Port Townsend newbie that we were lucky enough to pull our way. When Kiana is not busy at the office she enjoys time with her family.
An amazing assistant. We consider ourselves very lucky to have Karis on our team. She knows how to make the kids laugh and the more “seasoned” patients comfortable. Karis went to Chimacum High School, and then went on to become a dental assistant. She has over 10 years of dental assisting experience. Karis enjoys spending her free time with her two sons.
A top notch assistant. She knows where everything is, she is always busy and just seems to go, go, go (we like this about her A LOT). She has not only been dental assisting since 1984 but she has been in this office for all those years. Juliene is a lifelong resident of Jefferson county. She enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family.
A "My teeth have never felt this clean" kind of Hygienist. Tori is a fantastic hygienist. She is friendly and makes everyone feel comfortable. She is gentle and thorough. You will leave the office with a fresh smile and healthier teeth- and you will have enjoyed your time! Tori, her husband and two kids moved to Port Townsend from Wyoming and are enjoying living near the water and getting to know the community.
Call us Today to schedule an appointment 360.385.7000