Meet Dr. Geoffrey Skinner

Dr. Skinner in New York Lecturing at The American Academy of Clear Aligners

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.

I’m Dr. Geoffrey Skinner. My passion and expertise are in creating beautiful smiles that create lifelong confidence that change lives.

Sounds like something all dentists should do, right? Well, the fact is that very few have the eye for top-notch aesthetics. To be great at this kind of profession, you must be very technically skilled, have a deep mathematical understanding of 3D positioning, have lots of experience, and at the same time, one must have the vision of an artist.

My team and I have a lot of experience. At the time of this writing, Hillsboro Dental Excellence is the #1 general practice Invisalign provider in Oregon! I am a regularly invited lecturer at the American Academy of Clear Aligners, of which I am also a board member. That gives some unique perspectives on the latest techniques, skills, and algorithms, and provides me experience with Invisalign that others just don’t have.

I believe in staying current with technology, which is why I have invested in the very latest and most advanced digital scanners that only a handful of dentists in Oregon have. We can even show you what your future smile will look like on our digital scanner on your very first visit!

My training in dentistry was started at The University of Iowa, which is widely regarded as one of the best dental schools in the world. It is one of just four (4) dental schools in the World to have all eight (8) recognized dental specialty programs, which gave me advanced training that many dentists don’t have. Prior to that, I completed two bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Biochemistry, with minors in Physics and Psychology.

I have earned advanced certifications in Invisalign, dental implant surgery, implant restoration, dental sleep medicine, and CAD/CAM computerized dentistry. That is why I’m a proud member of the following associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • The Academy of Osseointegration

Dental School was not my only dental education. While I was in dental school in Iowa, five (5) of my friends and I created a software company called Higher Learning Technologies. While they did other things such as develop apps for nursing, I worked exclusively on building apps for dentistry. I wrote 6 of the top selling and top rated dental apps in the world while I was in dental school.

Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) has gone on to produce over 200 high-end apps for Apple and Android and is considered one of the best high technology education companies in the world. Many of our apps have even won Mobile App of the Year!

If you are interested, here are just a few of the dental apps that I have written and continue to maintain:

http://builtbyhlt.com/dental

My dental apps are used by over 150,000 dentists world-wide as they practice dentistry and study for their board exams. I also wrote a dental anatomy app that is used in the curriculum of dental schools all over the world.

It’s true that dentistry pays better than most, but developing the number one selling dental apps in the world pays better. If my primary motivation was money, I would have stayed at HLT and continued to develop apps. Instead, I moved to Oregon where I expect to spend the next 20 plus years practicing dentistry in Hillsboro.

I love practicing dentistry because it allows me to help build relationships with patients, and in most cases, become friends with the people that I help. One of my greatest joys in life is seeing the look of happiness on my patient’s faces when they see the results of what we have done for them.

Another passion of mine is teaching other dentists. I’ve lectured to hundreds of my colleagues at all the top dental conferences in New York, Austin TX, Nashville TN, Dallas TX, Miami FL, and Canada.

Outside of the office, I enjoy camping, tennis, martial arts, traveling, backpacking, biking, and cooking gourmet meals for friends and family. My significant other, Mari, is in the periodontics program at OHSU. Mari and I share our home with a big grey fluffy rescue cat we named Leonard Skinner.

Leonard Skinner