Dr. Steven M. Hopmann, DDS
Dr. Hopmann was born in Portland, Oregon but his family moved to Vancouver, Washington when he was 2. He has lived here ever since. He attended Columbia Academy for high school, then went on to Clark College for one year. Dr. Steve then transferred to Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. He did a one-year internship in medical technology at Portland Adventist Hospital before entering and completing dental school at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
Dr. Steve came to Vancouver in 1984 to join New Horizons Family Dentistry. He has practiced general dentistry at their 4th Plain/Andresen location for over 23 years. He is an active member of the Clark County Dental Society and belongs to the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Hopmann has been married to Vicki for over 30 years. They have eight adopted children plus a dog (Ginger), a cat (Little Man) and a parakeet. The Hopmann’s love outdoor family activities like boating, water skiing, camping and snow skiing. In his spare time, Dr. Steve likes to scuba dive and go camping with the family.
Dr. Jennifer A. Recore, DMD
Dr. Recore was born in Lewiston, Idaho. Her family moved to Vancouver, Washington when she was a teen. She attended and graduated from Evergreen High School, then went on to enter the Clark College Dental Hygiene Program.
Dr. Jenn began working as a dental hygienist in the Vancouver area in 1998. She continued working as a hygienist while attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. She was the top graduate from OHSU Dental School in 2006, earning a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree. Later that year, she began working at New Horizons Dental.
Dr. Jenn has two adorable children in elementary school that keep her busy. The family loves the outdoors, especially camping and hiking. Dr. Jenn is an avid water-skier and enjoys biking, running, and weightlifting. She has competed in two fitness shows locally. In her spare time, Dr. Jenn enjoys curling up to a good book or having a glass of wine with close friends.
- Volunteer at Battle Ground Health Care Free Clinic
- Volunteer at Clark College Restorative Clinic
- Provided CEREC Crowns for patients of Free Clinic of SW Washington
- Graduated with Honors from OHSU School of Dentistry 2006
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- American Academy of Oral Medicine Merit for Achievement, Proficiency, and Promise 2006
- OHSU William Howard Award 2006
- Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Award 2006
- Awarded USA Top Dentist for 2013, 2014
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Clark County Dental Society
- St Helens Shadow Study Club
How old were you, and what made you decide you wanted to become a dentist?
I was about 8 years old when I decided I wanted to become a dentist. A family friend was a pediatric dentist and allowed me to watch him work. I was inspired early on to help people with their smiles and was truly fascinated with the art and science of restoring teeth.
What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in Dentistry?
I would encourage them to learn as much as possible about the daily duties of several excellent dentists in the area. It is a very challenging, yet rewarding career. A strong science background is very helpful, but a creative component is just as necessary to do well in dentistry. Working well with people is also essential. A person needs to be passionate about what they do to be successful and researching about everything involved is the only way to decide if it’s the right career.
What is one thing you find most satisfying about being a dentist?
I love changing a patient’s smile or helping someone fearful overcome the initial anxiety to come in and receive much needed treatment. It makes my day when a patient leaves overjoyed under my care.