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Robert Rust Jr., DMD

Dr. Robert “Bob” Rust completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1976 at the University of Oregon. He then attended the University of Oregon Dental School, from which he graduated in 1978. He frequently completed continuing education courses with Dental Society and Study Club Exploring Excellence in order to stay at the forefront of the dental field. He has practiced in Eugene for over 40 years.

Dr. Rust is a member of the American Dental Association®, and in 2018, he became a life member of the Lane County Dental Society. He is committed to helping his patients maintain their oral function and smile for life.

Dr. Rust has four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys taking care of his yard and home and watching the Ducks play.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We love welcoming patients to our office, and we go above and beyond to make sure that your experience with us is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our goal is to help you improve and maintain good oral health for a lifetime. Call us today at 541-342-1072 to make an appointment with our dentist in Eugene, Oregon!

Joy — Office Manager

Joy completed her degree in business administration through Linn Benton Community College. She has been with our team since 2011. Joy helps our patients schedule their appointments and navigate their insurance, and she always greets them with a smile when they come to our office. She enjoys interacting with our patients and with Dr. Rust and her coworkers.

Joy is married and has seven children and nine grandchildren. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and camping.

Kara — Front Office and Dental Assistant

Kara has been with our team since 2009. She enjoys being part of a close team and helping and connecting with our patients. She is a “do it all” gal, helping out in the front office as well as with hygiene, assisting and sterilizing. Whenever someone needs help, Kara is there!

Kara is very close with her family, most of whom live in Eugene. She has one fur baby named Tink, and she loves painting, crafting, nature and animals.

Nacole — Scheduling Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Nacole has been with our team since 2004. Nacole can be found helping everyone in our office, from her coworkers to our patients. She enjoys being part of a small office that feels like family, and she appreciates each of our amazing patients.

Nacole is married and has two grade-school-age boys. She enjoys camping, traveling and watching her boys play sports.

Susan — Registered Dental Hygienist

Susan graduated with her associate degree in dental hygiene with honors from LCC. She joined our team in 2013. Susan really enjoys her work and helping her coworkers give each of our patients the best possible experience as they improve their oral health.

Susan loves learning new things and helping others. She enjoys humor, comedy movies and Minions.

Helen — Dental Assistant

Helen completed her certification as a dental assistant at LCC and has been with our office for over 35 years. She has worked in the dental field for over 50 years. While she only works one day a week, she often fills in for her coworkers.

Helen has a very large family: eight brothers and five sisters. Three of her sisters live out of town. Outside of the office, she tries to walk two to three miles each day, attends two bible study groups each week, reads, writes letters, and makes dinner for her family and friends.

Shelley — Dental Assistant

Shelley completed the dental assisting program at LCC in 1990 and has been with our team for over five years. She enjoys that our team feels like a family, and she loves taking care of our patients when they come to our office.

Shelley’s parents reside in Halfway, a small town on the Snake River. She loves animals, the outdoors and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Kellie – Dental Hygienist
Kellie graduated from LLC in dental hygiene in 2011, and has also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She has been part of our team since 2016, and has been a patient at our office for over 30 years! She loves the family feeling and laughter throughout our office, and strives to help our patients feel comfortable and at home each time they visit our office.

Kellie and her family enjoy camping, hiking, skiing and traveling. She loves to play in the mountains during both winter and summer, and has recently taken up Pickleball.

Judy – Dental Hygienist
Judy has been with our team for over 20 years. She loves her co-workers and is a team player, and can often be found helping with all duties around the office.

Judy grew up in Southern Oregon and graduated from Lane Community College. She and her husband have one cat. Outside of the office, she enjoys boating, cooking, gardening and oil painting.

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