Dr. Willem S.C. van Opijnen, DDS – Red Bluff Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Willem S.C. van Opijnen is committed to providing excellence in dentistry, and stands out as a leading dentist in Red Bluff. The doctor uses the latest in dentistry techniques to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. Additionally, Dr. Willem S.C. van Opijnen believes strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur, and makes sure to keep patients fully informed about their dental health. Read more about Red Bluff dentist Dr. Willem S.C. van Opijnen below.

Dr. van Opijnen has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He was born in South Africa, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands after high school. While attending graduate school in Amsterdam, he met his future wife of 30 plus years. She is a native Californian and a UCLA graduate. After graduation, they both decided to relocate to Southern California and start a family.

After practicing on the Central Coast of California for 12 years, Dr. van Opijnen and his family moved to beautiful Northern California. He was fortunate enough to buy Dr. Ken Robison’s long standing practice on Walnut Street in Red Bluff, CA. In 2010, Dr. van Opijnen opened his new office on Elm Street.

Dr. van Opijnen attends seminars yearly, stays updated and offers a wide range of services from bleaching to cosmetic dentistry. They offer implant restoration in conjunction with many of the area specialists. His team strives to understand each patient’s individual needs, which may range from apprehension to financial concerns. Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of a successful life and career for Dr. van Opijnen. He and his team are all very active in their communities and are proud to serve it’s people in many ways.

Dr. van Opijnen has been married for over 30 years and has 2 high school aged sons. In his spare time, he enjoys classic cars, bicycling, reading, and playing with his 2 Airedales, Andy and Violet.

Dr. van Opijnen is accepting new patients and would like to welcome you to his practice. Please call us for an appointment at (530) 527-2877.

Pat Swithenbank
Pat has had a passion for dentistry for over 30 years. She has worked in the back office as an assistant and now works as our office manager. She attended Sacramento City College for her RDA. She has attended many continuing education classes on dental implants to extend her knowledge for assisting on placing and restoring implants.

She and her husband, Michael, moved to the Red Bluff area over 25 years ago. They have been married for over 30 years. They have 3 grown children, twin grandsons, and one Spring Spaniel (Koooper). In her spare time, Pat enjoys cooking and traveling.

Josey Ames
I have been working in the dental profession since 2010 and became licensed as a RDA in 2014. About 3 years ago I moved to the Red Bluff area from Lake County. I have loved this town and community spirit since I was very young. I have tried to participated in the Red Bluff Jr. Rodeo every year. In 2007, I won the “All Around Cow Girl” title. I am very grateful to be working with such knowledgeable and kind people. I look forward to continuing my passion for dentistry in this amazing community!

April Borden, RDH, BS
April is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked for Dr. van Opijnen since 2004. She grew up in Cottonwood, CA, and attended West Valley High School. After working as an assistant in periodontal offices in Redding, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Boise, she completed her dental hygiene program at Shasta College. She finished her Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon Institute of Technology, where she graduated Suma Cum Laude.

With many years of experience, April treats current diseases and focuses on preventative care and education. Patients appreciate how thorough and informative she is. In her free time, April enjoys walking her dogs daily and working on home improvement projects. She plays the guitar and sings. She uses these skill to play in a women’s group at church, with her friends, and in an all-female band. She is also a volunteer with Prison Fellowship International, where she helps to facilitate re-entry seminars. April recently spent a week in Mexico teaching preventative care, oral hygiene, and providing preventative treatment for those in need.