Dr. Sonja first became passionate about dentistry while attending Sheldon High School, when she assisted her father, Dr. William B. Sproul, on a dental mission trip to Belize. Her interest in dentistry only grew throughout college at Seattle Pacific University, when she had the opportunity to travel to Africa as a dental assistant, and provided dental services to the people of Kenya.
Although she attended Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Dr. Sonja remains a “Duck” at heart! During dental school Dr. Sonja regularly volunteered for mobile clinics, which served children in the surrounding Los Angeles areas. She was also able to provide dental services on a school humanitarian trip to Honduras. Dr. Sonja Sproul graduated with Dean’s list honors and faculty nominated awards for her leadership and excellence in clinical dentistry.
While Dr. Sonja is pleased to be taking over her father’s family dental practice, she also enjoys serving as a dentist in the Oregon Army National Guard. In 2013, Dr. Sonja received The Army Commendation Medal for her service and support. “One of the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist,” says Dr. Sonja, “is that I get to build long-term relationships with my patients and their families, while offering high-quality, personalized dental care.” Many patients have commented on her gentle touch and calm demeanor, which facilitates the office’s inviting atmosphere.
Dr. Sonja currently serves on the executive board of the Lane County Dental Society and regularly attends continuing education courses. Her love of providing dental care to underserved areas around the world continues, as Dr. Sonja recently spent Christmas in Micronesia delivering free dental care to the people of Chuuk.
Along with her passion for travel, Dr. Sonja enjoys the Northwest outdoors, including skiing, hiking, windsurfing, and biking. Her new sidekick, a Bernese Mountain dog puppy named Molly, also keeps her plenty busy outside the office!