Meet The Team
G. Chris Holdaway, DDS
When it comes to providing dental care, Dr. Holdaway focuses on preventive dentistry and helping patients adopt habits that will allow them to enjoy a lifetime of outstanding oral health. He believes in taking an integrated approach to dentistry and ensuring that his patients understand the correlation between oral health and overall well-being. Dr. Holdaway is caring, honest and respectful. He seeks to connect with patients on a personal level to help them reach their oral health related hopes and objectives. His friendly, approachable and accommodating chair-side manner helps patients know they are in good hands.
University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC – DDS, 2009
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC – Pre-Dental Courses, 2004-5
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – MBA, 2002
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT – BSN, 1997
Captain in the Idaho Army National Guard
Dental Mission Trip to Guatemala
Church Mission to Oakland, CA
Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America
Vince J. Kirse, DMD
Dr. Kirse’s focus in on preventative and minimally invasive dentistry. With him, providing straightforward communication and quality dental care is a priority. His goal is to ensure every patient achieves and maintains overall mouth health.
Dr. Kirse enjoys being competitive. He loves hiking, football, basketball, baseball, golf, bowling, cornhole, and board games. He is a big time Portland Trailblazers fan. He has 2 golden retrievers named Remi and Murray. He also has a cat named Corbin.
His wife is also a dentist and they welcomed their first child last October.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, Portland, OR – DMD, 2018
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – General Science
"I graduated from ISU with a Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2019. Growing up I always knew I wanted to be part of the medical field. It wasn't until college that I discovered that dentistry was the path for me. My favorite part about working in dentistry is helping people feel more confident in their smile. I also enjoy getting to know my patients. With the great team we have here at Birchwood Dental, we'll make you feel right at home!"
Front Office Associate
"I love that I get to be the first point of contact for patients when they call or come into the office. Many patients have had that “not so good” experience in the past and I am confident that we can change their view of dentistry from their first experience in making an appointment and throughout their treatment and care. Being able to put them at ease and help them relax is very important to me and it is an honor to be able to do so. I’ve also really enjoy getting to know our regulars!"
Front Office Associate
"I love meeting new people and having the opportunity to get to know them. I’ve always liked helping people, so it’s especially rewarding to see patients leave the dentist office happy. This is my first time working in the dental field and I really enjoy getting to learn about how everything works."
Office Manager / Dental Assistant
"I have had the opportunity to spend time helping people at the front desk as well as assisting the doctor in the treatment rooms. I’ve also spent my fair share of time in the dental chair having my teeth worked on. This has given me the chance to experience dentistry from multiple perspectives. I find it fulfilling to be able to use what I’ve learned about dentistry from each of these angles in order to empathize with patients and to help them understand the processes involved in taking care of their teeth."
"Working at Birchwood Dental has been an exciting new opportunity, as this is my first introduction to the dental field. I find it very fulfilling to help people and I enjoy getting to know our patients. Our staff here really cares and is welcoming."
"I like working here because of the great team environment with the Doctor and the staff. I also enjoy the process of sterilizing the instruments, as they transition from dirty to safe to use."