TestimonialsLots of Happy Patients!
“Dr. Barnum has been a fantastic dentist for my family. We had been with the same dentist for almost 30 years before James. I have also known James since he was a teenager. He is a kind, gentle man; a dentist who is very good at working with our schedule and insurance. Having needed a number of very old fillings replaced, he and his office manager worked with me, using my benefits right up to the maximum benefit at the end of the policy period, and then picking up in the new year with the remaining work. I can honestly say that I have never, in all the times I have been in his office, felt any discomfort from any procedures he has done, from anesthetic to drilling. He referred my wife to another specialist for a root canal, and then called numerous times to see how she was doing after the procedure. His office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable as well. It is like dealing with family whenever I am there and a very caring professional office. I would recommend anyone who is in need of dental service to his office.”- Roger R.
“Dr. Barnum is a great dentist. He always makes sure I’m comfortable and answers all my questions. He does excellent work and even has some different payment options which helped me a lot.”- Max
“Dr. Barnum is a dentist that I have highly recommended to everyone that I speak to about dental care. Dr. always portrays the name of his practice “Compassion”. If you have any fear at all of receiving care, Dr. Barnum and his staff will put you at ease. As soon as you walk through the door you will feel welcome and comfortable and you will know that you are in a very good place. I have event sent my family to him and they feel the same way. Even my small grandchildren are so comfortable here. I know that I will never change my dentist again! After years of looking for care, I have found the best.”- Casoil
“Very pleasant place and not in a hurry.”- Doug
“My first visit here was outstanding. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I chose this office based on reading reviews and doing a drive by. Dr. Barnum and staff are very friendly and genuine. I really appreciate their concern for my wellbeing, not only with getting my teeth cleaned, but my overall experience while at the office. They took extra time to ensure all my questions/concerns were answered. No bull, just down home honesty. This place isn’t a lot of
smoke and mirrors with sunglasses, ear phones or strobe light; just standard equipment, used by true caring professionals. Thanks Dr. Barnum & staff…
PS: Kelly did my cleaning. What a “breath” of fresh air. Very professional and knowledgeable, while down to earth and friendly.”- Casey S.
“This is the best place to go if you are a dental chicken like me. For the last two years he has been our family dentist. He is the best. Period.”- Erika B.
“Dr. Barnum and his staff embody compassionate dentistry. I have been there six times, two cleaning and two crowns, and have not experienced pain in any of my visits. Going to the dentist has never been high on my lidt of fun things to do, but these folks are professional, highly skilled, kind and patient. I am grateful I have found a dentist who makes the experience so positive. I highly recommend Compassion Family Dentistry.”- Joan L.
“Great staff!! Very friendly!! I highly recommend checking them out.”- Anonymous
“Going to the dentist usually isn’t people’s favorite thing to do. After transferring care to Dr. Barnum’s office, I no longer have anxiety about dental appointments. The staff is excellent, always welcoming, friendly, timely and ready to help however they can. Dr. Barnum is very patient focused, always educating and offering suggestions to help keep my teeth in top condition. I highly recommend Compassion Family Dentistry. As already stated, it simply is the best.”- Kammi
“Dr. Barnum greets me when I come in the front office, which is very rare in a dental office. He truly cares about the well being of my teeth and sets up a treatment plan that I can work with in both time and financially. His staff always makes me feel comfortable.”- Lisa B.
“Thank you for your exceptional treatment of Kathy. You were able to eliminate her fear of dentist and she really looked forward to her appointments. Your dental work was, of course, excellent! Kathy proudly shows her smile off to everyone!”- Ron M.
“Thank you for all you’ve done for our family. I, mostly, am impressed of the work you’ve done on me. I pray God will pour his heavenly and earthly blessings upon your whole family.”- Eugenia P.
“It is with great appreciation and gratitude that I want to thank you so much for your service to myself and family. I really like that my teeth have been a special concern, especially after my cancer.”- Scott C.
“Dr Barnum & staff, thank you so much for all you do for Scott and I and for taking the time to review our account and doing what you did with that. You have not only been the best dentist we ever had but been a real friend. You and your staff are the greatest. Thanks again.”- Scott & Lisa B.
“Just wanted to thank you again for fixing my tooth. Lucky me, I was able to fill a cancellation and get in so quickly. I want you to know your generosity and flexibility did not go unnoticed and I appreciate you and your staff for all you’ve done.”- Letanya B.
“I want to send you a huge thank you for how promptly and respectfully you handled my questions and concerns regarding a bill I received. Then I called I anticipated a debate because of the climate of our healthcare system and I was so humble by your gracious response. Thank you! I will be sending referrals your way. I live in NE Portland and you are worth my commute.”- Megan C.
“Of all the dental offices, Dr. Barnum has been the most pleasant place I have ever been to. The staff and the dentist are very caring and concern about what needs to be done . They are very professional and I highly recommend Compassion Family Dentistry whom lives up to their name.”- Masha W.
“I want to thank you for the time and energy you put into fixing the holes in my tooth. You did a fabulous job! I am also pleased you took such care to make a treatment plan so I can check out my options. You are appreciated for your talents and your friendliness.”- Sarah C.
“You are so thoughtful. So far, so good! You’re amazing! For the first time in my life I am not terrified to go to the dentist, and you are cool on top of it. I must say I have not chewed on that side yet. Thank you so much.”- Janeen
“I want to personally thank you so very much for donating, not only your time but also your energy and spirit of faith to the Compassion Sandy Clinic. It was so much fun for me to be able to tell people that my dentist was there. I just know that you have a very special quality about you and a gentleness in the way that you work with people and I knew that it would shine through. You’re awesome and you rock!”- Scotti
“Thank you so much for all the toothbrushes and toothpaste. My hygiene rites were a great success. Thank you!”- Jordan C.
“Best dentist ever!”
- Christine J.
“Best Dentist I have ever been to. I went in for a broken tooth and have no insurance. He was able to get me in the next day for a repair and I was shocked with a much lower bill than I expected. James and his staff are very friendly. You don’t feel like you’re being rushed through like a money mill. You know those places that make you feel like they are trying to fit in as many patients as they can. I can truly not say enough about James and his staff. They are named compassion dental for a reason and that is they truly care about their patients. Thanks to James my front tooth is fixed and I now have my smile back. Thanks James!”- John R.
“There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about Dr. Barnum and his staff. They take their time with each patient. Dr. Barnum spends time explaining the steps for treatment, if needed. I saw him regarding a cavity. First one I’ve ever had. He spent a lot of time with me and also drew a diagram to explain the process they would take. They are extremely friendly and get to know you as a person, not just a patient. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
- Tamara H.
“I can’t say enough good about this place. Most of our family goes here. We’ve only been going here for about two years but we are blown away by the service and attention and care exhibited from each and every employee. Dr. Barnum clearly is an expert at his profession. He takes the time to listen to concerns and to give his honest opinion. He is straightforward and honest, but I love it most that he doesn’t judge you for your bad habits (I drink pop, whomp whomp), but he’ll offer good alternative suggestions instead of drill you on how bad things are for you. He works efficiently and quickly. I had four fillings today, as well as a night guard impression made. It took a total of only one hour. They make sure to check in frequently to make sure you’re comfortable while work is being done and you’re in the chair. I’m not a fan of having my teeth worked on (who is?) but it is so easy here, it isn’t a big deal at all. The dental hygienists are fantastic. They are personable, incredibly skilled, and just nice, nice people. I recently brought my daughter, who is four, and left her in her own room to have her teeth cleaned for the first time. She had a GREAT experience. I heard laughter coming from the room as she was getting her teeth cleaned. The staff made it a point to make her feel welcome and comfortable, setting up a movie for her to watch in the lobby after her cleaning while I was getting my teeth cleaned as well. You would be crazy to try to find any other dentist, because no other practice will live up to this place. I feel very lucky to have found Compassion Family Dentistry! Five stars all the way and I’d give more if it was an option.”- Mary G.
“I love all of you guys so much, every one of you and I always looks forward to coming to my appointments. I’ve never had such a good experience before becoming a patient here.”
- Jerry P.
“I appreciate you getting me in on such short notice, you literally saved my life.- Scott B.
“Now that I found this office, I will never leave it.”
- Margarita O.
“I am very happy with Dr. Barnum, he is wonderful and everyone else in the office is great!”- Laurel M.
“Dr. Barnum is my most favorite dentist, I am very happy with him”- Chelsey S.