Dr. Durnin

James “Jim” Durnin, DMD

After graduating from Tualatin High School, Dr. James Durnin served honorably in the U. S. Navy for 4 years. Upon leaving military service, he enrolled in Oregon State University, where he graduated with a dual degree in Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology. Dr. Durnin worked as a molecular virology researcher where he co-authored several scientific papers while working at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Driven by an interest in patient care, Dr. Durnin pursued his dental education at OHSU School of Dentistry, completing his D.M.D. in 2013. For the first 5 years out of dental school, Dr. Durnin practiced in a large corporate practice in Corvallis, Oregon. In 2018, he purchased Hidden Springs Family Dentistry from Dr. Robert Darke and is excited to continue the legacy of exceptional patient care that Dr. Darke and team have cultivated.

Dr. Durnin’s areas of interest include CEREC CAD/CAM “same-day” crown fabrication, oral surgery, root canal treatment, sleep apnea treatment, periodontal procedures and all aspects of restorative dentistry. Dr. Durnin is inspired and motivated by a drive to pursue cutting-edge dental continuing education. He is a member of several study clubs, including the American Academy of General Dentistry Implant Study Club and the Columbia Perio Study Club.

Dr. Durnin and his partner, Sara, have two lovely children, Maxwell and Maya Grace. They enjoy spending family time together, running, outdoor sports, painting, and F1 racing. Dr. Durnin is also a big fan of Portland Thorns Soccer team and THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS.

Meet Our Team

Our amazing team is excited to meet you! We love welcoming our patients to our office, and go above and beyond to provide quality care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Your oral health, smile and comfort are our highest priorities. Call Hidden Springs Family Dentistry today at 503-699-5900 to learn more and schedule your appointment with our dentist in West Linn, Oregon. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Andrea – Dental Hygienist

Andrea became a part of Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in 2019. She started her career as a dental assistant in 1996 and graduated from Portland Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene in 2007. Andrea enjoys working at our office so much that she commutes from Salem every day! She appreciates the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals who are committed to providing excellent dental care with compassion. She makes sure to provide a high level of care to her patients while maintaining a gentle approach that results in a positive experience and improved oral health.

Andrea has three children – Courtney, Aaron, and Adelyn. Away from the office she likes reading and spending time with her children and rooting for the Portland Timbers.

Allie – Dental Hygienist

Allie became a part of Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in 2020.


Toby – Dental Assistant

Toby has worked as a dental assistant with Dr. Durnin for years, and started his dental assisting career in 2012, he joined Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in June of 2018. He enjoys being a part of a dedicated but fun team of dental professionals. When he is off work he enjoys motorcycle riding, surfing and all types of water sports.


Phillip – Sterilization Technician

Phillip graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in general science with a pre-dental option. He came onboard with Hidden Springs Family Dentistry in November 2018. He appreciates the chance to learn about dentistry in the front office and in the operatories. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports.


Lacie – Front Desk

Lacie joined our team in March of 2019, and her background in dental assisting certainly helps her serve our patients at the front desk. She helps our clients find answers to their insurance and financial questions and create treatment plans to help them achieve great dental and overall health. She enjoys working with a great team that is as passionate about dentistry as she is.

Lacie and her husband John have one cat and two dogs, Abbey and Cooper. She loves racing in Spartan Obstacle courses, running and hiking with her dogs. And her favorite holiday is the Fourth of July!