Eugene, Oregon Dentist, Damion Gilday, DMD

Dr. Gilday has a passion for helping people in need. He spent two years at Oregon State University and two years at the University of Oregon. After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Dental School with honors in 1996, he went on to study full mouth reconstruction at the Pankey Institute while in private practice.

Military Service

Dr. Gilday was deployed to serve in Iraq immediately after he joined the Army Reserves in 2003. He began active duty military service in 2007 and joined the 1st Special Forces Group stationed in Fort Lewis. He has earned several foreign parachute wings and currently is a Major in the Army Reserves.

Dental Volunteering

Dr. Damion Gilday has served on several medical missions with HELP International in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Belarus. HELP International's mission is to empower people to fight poverty through life-changing, sustainable development programs.

Founded in 1999, HELP has grown to be a large, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization specializing in three core competencies: (1) public health, (2) education and (3) business/entrepreneurship projects.

New Dental Office in Eugene, OR

Dr. Damion Gilday purchased Village Plaza Dental in April 2012. He enjoys working with his diverse patient community in Eugene.

Dr. Gilday is married, with 6 children ages 7 to 17. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, backpacking, and rooting for the Ducks.

Professional Affiliations

Welcome Eugene, Oregon Dentist, Melissalynn Dixon, DMD!

Dr. Melissalynn Dixon was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with the highest distinction of being inducted into the Iron Arrow Society. She then worked for 7 years as a full-time Math and Science Teacher, in which her love of both education and serving others in need drew her to the field of dental sciences. Dr. Dixon graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) as a board certified Doctor of Dental Medicine with awards for her work in Restorative and Periodontal Intervention Therapies.

Dental Volunteering

As an active student, Dr. Dixon was a member of UFCD's Admissions Committee and worked as a teaching assistant for the Department of Prosthodontics. In her clinical externships, she provided general dentistry care to communities throughout Florida's public health clinics. Dr. Dixon continued this work abroad as a volunteer on a service mission team in the Island of Andros, Bahamas. She is a member of the Florida Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Personal Interests

Dr. Dixon and her husband John have a son, Isaiah, who will be entering the third grade Fall of 2016. They decided to move to Eugene to be closer to family on the west coast. She enjoys playing sports, exercising, reading, traveling and playing piano. In addition to dentistry, she loves to learn about architecture and interior design. Dr. Dixon and her family are thrilled about their new life in Oregon where they look forward to cheering on the Ducks and the Portland Timbers.

Professional Affiliations


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