MEET Dr. KVINSLAND
Dr. Eric Kvinsland was born and raised in Gig Harbor. After graduating from Gig Harbor High School, he attended Washington State University to earn his Business and Human Resource Management degrees and Pacific Lutheran University to pursue a Chemistry degree. Dr. Kvinsland graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was honored with the Gutherie Award for Restorative Excellence.
He continues to further his training and education ensuring that he is providing the best and most current dentistry techniques for his patients. In addition to his active involvement in several restorative based dental study groups, Dr. Kvinsland is past-President of the Pierce County Dental Society and served as a board member and delegate for the Washington State Dental Association.
You can’t help but run into Dr. Kvinsland and his family around town! He is an integral member of the Gig Harbor community and served on numerous boards including Pt. Defiance Zoo Society and Communities in Schools of Peninsula. He is also involved in his church, Bible study, and coaching lacrosse.
Dr. Kvinsland is family focused, dedicating much of his time to his wife and their four children. He is a certified pilot and loves the outdoors: fishing, hunting, skiing, golfing, and boating.
Dr. Kvinsland loves all aspects of family dental practice and has a special interest in dental implants and restorative dentistry.
MEET Dr. DeBuck
Dr. DeBuck was born in Oregon and raised in rural New Mexico. His experiences as part of a large family (many of his 13 siblings were adopted) and his experiences abroad, led him to a career in dentistry. He wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. He attended the University of Utah, earning a degree in Medical Biology. In 2004, he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky School of Dentistry.
Returning to New Mexico, he practiced dentistry in Albuquerque and the Four Corners area. In recent years, he had the opportunity to work in Farmington, New Mexico and the surrounding rural communities.
Family dentistry has been a passion for Dr. DeBuck. He loves helping patients achieve their optimal oral health and is excited to build long-term relationships both with our patients and staff. He is continually studying to stay current on the best dental practices.
Dr. DeBuck and his wife of 26 years, Tara, raised three children and recently became empty nesters. Moving to Washington has been a dream in the making for many years. They are excited to be part of the Kvinsland Dentistry team and the Gig Harbor community. Together they are enjoying new restaurants, traveling and participating in their church community. Dr. DeBuck is excited to try out the Northwest’s mountain biking and backpacking trails (we hope he likes mud!).