Dr. Sweeten is an Idaho native. Both he and his wife grew up in small towns and love the small town feel of Ontario and the surrounding communities of Oregon and Idaho. He loves being outdoors and learning about new places to see and visit in this beautiful area. He and his wife have lots of family nearby and enjoy spending time with them.
Dr. Sweeten attended dental school in Omaha, Nebraska, at Creighton University. There, he gained a solid education in the fundamentals of modern dentistry. He strongly believes in staying informed about the latest techniques and procedures. Currently, he is enrolled in the John Kois Curriculum, which is one of the country’s leading institutions of advanced post-graduate dental training. Dr. Sweeten loves technology and the advances it can bring to improve the patient experience and outcomes. He works hard to incorporate these advances into the practice as they become available. He looks forward to the opportunity to get to know you and help provide the care you desire, whether that is a more beautiful smile or a healthier mouth.
Dr. Sweeten loves people. He loves meeting and getting to know his patients and their friends and family and being involved in the community. He believes that doing so allows him to better discover and provide for their needs. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, coaching tee-ball, hunting, exploring the outdoors, and sporting events.
Meet Our Team
Dr. J. Colt Sweeten is pleased to present our amazing dental team! Patient focused and diligent, our team puts your comfort and well-being first. We want you to be satisfied with your dental care in Ontario, Oregon, and are happy to help you feel comfortable as we see to your dental needs. Learn more about us below and give Sweeten Smiles a call at 541-889-7050 to meet with our dentist.
Janet has been with the office for several years now and loves working with our wonderful patients. She is the one behind the scenes working with your insurance and setting up appointments. Some of her favorite things are Mexican food, woodworking, sewing, remodeling, cheesecake, Thanksgiving and the Oregon Coast. She has lived in Fruitland, Idaho, for 45 years now and has more than 38 years of experience in the dental field.
Olga studied at OHSU Dental Hygiene School and then worked in various offices in Portland and Salem. She also had the opportunity to work in Germany for two years with a specialist. She has traveled throughout Europe, participating in 40 to 60 hours of continuing education a year. While there, she participated in perio research that used full-mouth disinfection techniques with micro-Ident® perio testing. This research was done with Dr. Jorgen Slots, a world renowned periodontist/microbiologist and the head of the perio department at USC Dental School. Olga has enjoyed her time at Lake Dental and has been with the office for over 14 years. She is a compassionate hygienist who has given back to the community by volunteering her skills at the AMEN Clinic, which offers free services to the community. Her favorite things about working here are the patients and teaching them about what she learns. She loves to travel and practice the many different languages she knows! Her favorite food is Thai and Italian.
Veronica loves sushi and Italian food. Her favorite places to visit are the Oregon Coast and Starbucks. She has been working in the dental field for over six years and loves her job because she likes helping patients feel better about their smile. She was born and raised in Nyssa, Oregon, and now calls Ontario home.