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AboutElm Street Family Dental

Elm Street Family Dental is a Albany based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Lane S. Harris, DMD and Dr. Peter J. Morse, DMD and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 541-393-9196 and experience why our patients think Elm Street Family Dental is the best dentist in Albany.

Family Dentist in Albany, OR

Dr. Lane S. Harris, DMD

Dr. Lane Harris completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Western Oregon University before graduating from Oregon Health Sciences School of Dentistry in 1996. In that same year, he starting practicing with his father, Dr. Ron Harris and he has practiced in his hometown of Albany ever since.

Dr. Harris is passionate about providing the highest quality of dental care to his patients. He has committed himself to staying on the forefront of dentistry by offering the most advanced dental care with a painless and personal touch.

He has taken advanced training to become an Invisalign Preferred Provider, and he is Laser Certified and Conscious Sedation Certified. He also has advanced training in periodontal procedures, full mouth reconstruction, and sleep apnea devices.

Part of what he enjoys most about practicing in Albany is it gives him and his staff the opportunity to build lasting relationships with patients. The better he and his team know the patient, the better they can meet the patient’s needs.

Community involvement is important to Dr. Harris and he remains active as a volunteer for the Tooth-Taxi Mobile Dental Van and Community Outreach. Over the last twenty years, he has enjoyed coaching local Boys & Girls club football, basketball, and baseball teams.

He is also active within dental organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Willamette Dental Society, Docs Education for Oral Sedation, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

When Dr. Harris is not in the practice he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and tennis in addition to snowboarding and traveling with his family.

Family Dentist in Albany, OR

Dr. Peter J. Morse, DMD

Dr. Morse received his BS degrees from the United States Naval Academy and the University of Oregon. He has a Masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his DMD degree is from Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry.

He regularly attends advanced-practice continuums and continuing education programs in order to provide his patients with the best, most up-to-date dental treatment possible. Dr. Morse shares our practice philosophy of providing high-quality dental care in a gentle and efficient manner. Dr. Morse’s desire is to provide high-quality dental care in a gentle, caring, and efficient manner.

Dr. Morse was raised in Albany, OR and is proud to call Albany his home. He is active in the community coaching Little League baseball, basketball and Pop Warner football. He feels fortunate to be raising his kids here in Albany with lots of family and friends around. He has enjoyed being back in his hometown community and feels fortunate that he and his wife Molly, can give their kids Wyatt (10) and Paige (7) a stable environment where they can grow up and flourish.

Dr. Morse was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1991, and is still active as a Navy Reservist pilot to this date. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, and camping as well as watching and playing sports. Dr. Morse volunteers his time with the Boys & Girls Club dental practice as well as supporting the Vets Helping Vets organization by providing care to veterans. He is an active member in the dental community and is a member of the ADA Southern Willamette Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society.

Roberta, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Roberta has been working with Elm Street Family Dental for over 15 years. She graduated from Mount Hood Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program and has been a clinical Hygienist for over 33 years.

She strives to be compassionate and professional. Patient comfort and satisfaction are of great importance to Roberta. She is dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date dental care and is Certified in Advance Laser Periodontal Therapy. Her goal is to educate patients on their oral health and it’s direct correlation to their general health and quality of life.

Roberta lives locally with her Husband Les and two children Daniel and Allie. She enjoys yard work, baking and being with family and friends.

Brittany, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Brittany joined our dental team once again Dec. 2013, after continuing her education in dental hygiene. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in March 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In January of 2014, she was certified in Advanced Laser Periodontal Therapy.

Brittany strongly believes that oral health plays a huge role in our body’s overall health. She is passionate about patient education and meeting individual patient needs to make their dental experiences as comfortable as possible. Brittany and her husband live locally and stay busy with their newly welcomed daughter Quinn. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and exploring the outdoors with family and their two dogs.

Michelle, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Michelle joined our dental team in October of 2020. She grew up in Washington State and graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 2013. As a teenager, she was sure of two things: she wanted to live in Oregon and she wanted to be a dental hygienist. Her goal as your hygienist is to help you be excited about your oral health. She believes that when it comes to health, it is a team effort.

Outside of work, she spends her time being a mom of 3. She has a 4-year-old son, Felix and 5-year-old bulldog Roxy, and a french bulldog named Axle. Michelle’s husband works in agriculture and grew up in Jefferson, that is what brought them to Albany. She also loves to run, ride bikes, listen to podcasts, and she is trying to learn to cook and garden. Michelle has a passion for health and helping people.

Christina, EFDA

Dental Assistant

The Staff of Elm Street Family Dental has enjoyed working with Christina since February 2006. She has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2005. She attended The Academy of Dental Assisting in Eugene, OR, later receiving completing her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification. Christina is passionate about her job and finds great satisfaction in providing each patient with exceptional care. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

Ruthie, CDA, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Ruthie graduated from the Dental assistant program at Linn-Benton community college in 2003. She joined our team in 2015.Ruthie enjoys working in the family practice where you get to know your patients and get to see them regularly.

Her three young children keep her very busy! She loves hanging out with friends and family, and with the little free time, she has she loves to run.

Ginger, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Ginger joined the Elm Street Family Dental team December 2013. She graduated with her Expanded Function Dental Assisting Certificate from LBCC in August 2013. When not at work Ginger and her husband can be found supporting their kids at various sporting events. She also enjoys camping, hiking, spending time with friends, and quilting.


Dental Assistant

Melissa graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at LBCC in 2004. She enjoys getting to know each patient, make them feel comfortable, and provide the great care they need. In her spare time, she likes to spending time with her husband and 3 daughters. She also enjoys running and making shabby and new projects.


Office Manager

Sherry joined Elm Street Family Dental in September of 2007. Sherry started working in the dental field in 1995 with the Indian Health Service in Alaska. She was a Certified Dental Assistant until 2000, at that time she moved to the front desk as a Dental Office Manager.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her twin daughters and fishing in the rivers and ocean with her husband Kyle.


Front Office Assistant

My name is Wendy, I grew up in Florence Oregon. I have two kids, a daughter and a son. We recently moved to the Albany area and are enjoying getting to know our neighbors and community.

Debbie, EFDA

Insurance Coordinator

Debbie joined the team of Elm Street Family Dental in 2003 and is our front office insurance coordinator.

Debbie comes from Colorado where she started her dental career in 1979 as a summer hire for her family dentist. She attended and then graduated in 1981 from Mesa State College in Colorado with a Certification in Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions. She enjoyed back office assisting for 21 years. She likes to greet patients in the practice and loves the dental care we are able to provide.

She has been married to her husband Mike for 33 years and enjoys activities with her husband and three children, Megan, Garrett and Taylor, and four grandchildren.


Administrative Dental Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

Shalette joined our practice in January 2016. You can see her in our front office and at various community events as our Marketing Coordinator. Shalette has been married to her high school sweetheart Bryan for 23 years. They have two boys Kane a senior at Western Oregon University, and Bennett a freshmen at Linn Benton Community College. In her time away from the office she enjoys going on adventures with her dog Lola, and cooking Hawaiian food for her friends and family.


Front Office Coordinator

Bailey joined Elm Street Family Dental in 2021 and is our Front Office Coordinator. Bailey was born and raised in the Albany area and graduated from West Albany High School in 2017. When not at work, Bailey enjoys spending time with her two dogs; a corgi mini-Australian shepherd named Binx and a lab great dane named Bosco. Although her dogs can be a bit of a handful, she enjoys teaching them fun tricks and going on hikes with them.