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.


Allie – Dental Hygienist

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


Andrea – Front Office Administrator