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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 Peter Morse and Dr Austin Weichlein 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. 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.

Welcome Dr. Austin E. Weichlein, DMD

Austin E. Weichlein, DMD grew up in Damascus, Oregon. He graduated with honors from Oregon State University with a degree in Bio-Health Sciences and Business Administration. Dr. Weichlein graduated with his dental degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University.

Dr. Weichlein knew he wanted to be a dentist at a young age. Having grown up with a severe speech impediment and significant underbite, he felt very self conscious as a child. Having gone through years of orthodontic treatment (including headgear) and speech language therapy, Dr. Weichlein overcame the burden he felt as a child and his self-esteem was positively cured. This experience influenced him to pursue a career in dentistry in order to help his patients overcome some of the same difficulties he experienced as a child. Having this personal connection to dentistry, Dr. Weichlein has been able to dive head-first into the profession in order to ensure his patients are offered the highest standard of care with an emphasis on empathy and compassion. Having gone through the difficulties of extensive orthodontic treatment, Dr. Weichlein has retained an American Academy of Clear Aligners membership and actively treats orthodontic cases in his practice for both malocclusion and restorative purposes. Dr. Weichlein routinely pursues additional continuing education in orthodontic treatment in order to be on the cutting edge. Although he has a passion for orthodontic cases; his love for everything dentistry encouraged him to pursue a career in general dentistry - as he enjoys all facets of care and enjoys comprehensive multidisciplinary cases in order to ensure the best clinical outcome for all of his patients.

In addition to the AACA, Dr. Weichlein maintains memberships in the American Academy of General Dentists, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the American Dental Association.

When not working Dr. Weichlein can be found spending time with his beautiful wife Melanie and their two dogs Stanley and Sampson. They enjoy paddle boarding, traveling far and wide, watching scary movies and golfing - though you won’t find either of them shooting birdies.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Jillian, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Jillian was born and raised in Lebanon. She graduated from Linn Benton Community College in 1997. One of her favorite things about being a dental assistant is she can help make her patients feel comfortable while getting treatment done.

She has been married for 22 years and has two kids that she loves to spend quality time with. Some of her hobbies include listening to music, traveling and discovering new places, camping, trying new foods, boating, and riding ATV's in the woods, snow and sand.