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Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Summers at Special Care Dentistry of Oregon in Albany, OR

Brian R. Summers, DMD, PhD

Brian R. Summers, DMD, PhD, is an Oregon native. He grew up in Rickreall, just north of Albany, and graduated from high school in Eugene. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from the University of Oregon. Prior to becoming a dentist, he earned his PhD in developmental biology at Stanford University.

Fulfilling a lifelong passion for dentistry, Dr. Summers changed careers, and earned his dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed residency training in general dentistry in Meridian, Idaho, working closely with dental specialists in numerous fields. This advanced training allows him to provide a wide variety of procedures, including IV sedation, implants, root canals, oral surgery, advanced dental restorations and hospital dentistry.

Dr. Summers joined the practice of Patrick V. Hagerty, DMD, in Albany and worked alongside one of the area's most respected dentists for two years before taking over the practice in 2015. He now focuses on the treatment of patients with special needs. He expanded the hospital dentistry program started by Dr. Hagerty for treatment of patients with special needs and medical complexities, and in 2022 he started Special Care Dentistry of Oregon to allow a more focused approach to patients with special health care needs.

In his free time, Dr. Summers enjoys fishing, cooking, running, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two young children who keep them constantly on the go.


•  Boys and Girls Club of Albany - Volunteer Dentist
•  Southern Willamette Dental Society - Past President
•  American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
•  American Dental Association
•  Oregon Dental Association

Hospital Privileges:

•  Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR
•  Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Albany, OR
•  Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
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