As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.
We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
Dr. Tamara Abbett
Dr. Abbett graduated from Ashland High School in Ashland, Oregon. She began her dental career at the age of 17 as a Dental Assistant for a local dentist. She continued working as an assistant for 13 years while doing her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University, and received her Bachelor and Doctorate in Dental Science from the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Abbett has practiced dentistry in Medford since 1992. She loves living in the Rogue Valley, and giving back to the community including the Southern Oregon Humane Society where she served as Board President, the Children’s Dental Clinic, Donated Dental, and the Oregon Mission of Mercy (MOM).
Continuing education is a top priority of Dr. Abbett’s. She attends dental workshops and seminars throughout the year. Her focus is through Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ, where she also mentors other dentists.
Dr. Abbett has two beautiful rescue cats, one from Mexico and one from C.A.T.S. She also has a joyously exuberant Labradoodle.
Being healthy and fit is very important to her. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Abbett enjoys cooking, walking, hiking, golfing, cycling and reading.
Dr. Richard Miller
Dr. Miller has practiced dentistry in Medford since 2006.
Raised a “Navy brat,” Dr. Miller has lived all over the US including Maryland, Virginia, and Southern California before landing in Carson City, Nevada.
Dr. Miller’s introduction into dentistry was as a Dental Assistant. He spent five years in a Periodontal Specialist Practice and immediately became fascinated with all the aspects of surgical dentistry. This led him to secure his Doctorate in Dental Science from Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin followed by a surgical residency at the University of Nebraska. Specializing in full-mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation, Dr. Miller has found great joy in delivering the many aspects of dentistry and giving patients functional, beautiful smiles.
Dr. Miller’s favorite thing in the world is to spend time with his wonderful wife, his adorable 4-year old daughter and their 2 dogs. He also enjoys camping, reading, and scenic drives.
Dr. Miller is excited to be a part of Abbett & Associates. He feels fortunate to be with a great team—reputed to be one of the best in the Rogue Valley. His philosophy as a dentist is to treat everyone like they’re family, to follow the golden rule and to always respect others.
"One of the things I love most about being a dentist is getting to know you, my patients. You bring fun and variety to my days.
I feel very fortunate to have the best staff in the Valley! My team and I always strive to treat you with respect and integrity, and provide you with a healthy mouth and smile.
We enjoy treating families of all ages. Our team is committed to your health.
I look forward to meeting you. I know you’ll be delighted when you make our family part of your health care family!"
Dr. Tamara Abbett
Brenda has had the pleasure of working alongside Dr. Abbett for the past 14 years of her 34 years in the dental field. Her goal is helping patients have the most positive experience possible when they come to the office.
Brenda enjoys the peaceful calm of the Oregon Coast.
Colby has been a dental assistant for 6 years and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and happy with their experience in the office.
He has grown up in the Rogue Valley and enjoys doing everything outdoors. He's looking forward to marrying his fiancé this summer and sharing many adventures with her.
Jeff is a Southern Oregon native who grew up in Klamath Falls. He attended Oregon State University and Southern Oregon State College earning a BS degree in Business Administration. He worked as a manager for 3 years before returning to school at Oregon Institute of Technology where he earned a second BS degree in Dental Hygiene. He has enjoyed the detailed work as a Hygienist since 1998. Prior to Dr Abbett’s office Jeff worked for the last 10 years in Yreka, California.
Outside of work, Jeff’s main focus is his family, Amy his wife, his children AJ and Katelynn and their 2 dogs. They enjoy many outdoor activities together such as hunting, fishing, shooting and various sports. He also enjoys reloading, fly tying and model making.
Jessica has worked chairside with Dr. Abbett since 2011. She loves getting to know and help our patients. She also takes a lot of pride in her work and really enjoys assisting in seeing patients attain a healthy beautiful smile.
Laura grew up in Medford and after high school she spent 8 years working in the medical field in Portland before given the opportunity to live all over the US from Connecticut to Alaska.
When Laura returned to Southern Oregon from Alaska 6 years ago, she was introduced to dentistry working with an implant specialist. In addition to dentistry, Laura has many diverse interests and talents including painting in acrylic and water color, crafting home décor, and baking specialty cakes. Laura also has serious online and digital skills, and is a social media whiz.
As a mother of a 7-year old she relishes the life she has with her family and dog here in Oregon and is thrilled to be a part of the team.
Nicole graduated from Pacific University in 2011 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is passionate about building lasting relationships with her patients and strives to make them feel comfortable while visiting our office.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys camping and trail running.
Rachelle earned a BS in Dental Hygiene from OHSU in 2000. She practiced for 20 years in the Willamette Valley and recently moved to the Medford area.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include running, hiking and reading.
Rachelle strives to provide quality care for each patient. She enjoys getting to know each person individually and meeting their specific needs.
Robin was born and raised in the valley, she has been a hygienist for 20 years after getting her degree at OIT in 1999 and loves her chosen profession. She is a proud mother to a daughter and son, and two adorable dogs. In her free time she loves to travel, golf, ski and hike.