Building relationships: another reason Dentus gives you to smile. The most rewarding part of our work is getting to know patients and their families – so we want to let you know a little about those who will be providing your care. (We can chat more during your next visit.)

Jacqueline Angell, DDS

A.K.A. "Doctor Angell"

Dr. Angell’s engaging personality and gentle chairside manner are two qualities that keep clients returning to this practice. She truly listens to her patients and their needs. Though she was born in the Midwest she also calls the Northwest home. Bringing the feelings of home and comfort to her patients is a daily focus. She uses techniques that provide this sort of comfort to those who tend to experience anxiety while receiving dental care, including complimentary oral sedation.

With nearly 15 years of experience and a progressive approach to dentistry, she is skilled in treating patients of all ages. Dr. Angell’s talents extend well beyond general dental care. She has special experience and training in dental reconstruction, with a conservative approach to saving and repairing damaged teeth. Additionally, Dr. Angell has rejuvenated numerous smiles by skillfully placing and restoring dental implants. She is proficient at third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions and all aspects of surgical procedures. Dr. Angell continues to stay current with all parts of her practice by proactively incorporating the techniques and processes that are the very best for those she serves.

From Minnesota to the Netherlands, Dr. Angell boasts a rich educational history. The University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry provided an outstanding foundation for her chosen field. Her studies in the Netherlands included advanced bonding techniques that resulted in a greater knowledge of tooth-colored restorations.

In addition to her passion for Dentistry, Dr. Angell is an outdoor and environmental enthusiast who loves a great hike in the Gorge, good friends, and a good IPA. "Dr. Jacque", as she is called by many of the children in her life, currently shares her home with two of her God daughters and is thrilled to be a direct part of their college years.

Volunteering her time and talents for the benefit of those in need is vastly important to Dr. Angell. Her service to others extends far beyond the walls of Dentus Dental Center. Lives and smiles have been enhanced by Dr. Angell all over the world, as she spends significant time volunteering locally, nationally and internationally. Soon she will donate her time and talents to those in Togo, Africa.

Some of Dr. Angell's Favorite Organizations/Activities:

Exciting Moments:

  • Walking 500 miles on the road to Santiago
  • Climbing Half-dome at Yosemite National Park with Marika (one of our hygienists)
  • Scuba Diving with Jean Michel Cousteau in the South Pacific (lecture dive tour 2008)

Favorite Quote/Personal Philosophy:

"Give all that you can and take only what you need."

Favorite Movie:

Avatar, Billy Jack


Kirk Shillinger, DDS

A.K.A. "Doctor Kirk"

“Dr. Kirk” was born and raised in Aberdeen, WA. He attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Zoology. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, graduating in 2000. After returning home to the Northwest to begin his career, he joined Dentus in 2007 as an associate and then became an owner /partner in 2009. He happily makes his home in Vancouver with his wife Sara, daughters Audrey (12) and Ellie (9), and a rescued Labrador Retriever named Annie.

He enjoys all facets of general dentistry and loves the variety that it brings. He is also very proud of the staff that works at Dentus. “I feel very lucky to work with such a great group of people. Everyone here is not only very good at their job, but are also wonderful and caring people. They are responsible for the great atmosphere here at the office and make practicing dentistry easier and more enjoyable.”

When not working in the office, Dr. Kirk enjoys spending time with his family; watching basketball and football; reading; riding his bicycle and hiking. He volunteers and serves on the board of the Cascadia Technical Academy Dental Program.