Meet Us

We are a team of passionate professionals driven to care for your long-term health and wellness.

Dr. Adam Diesburg


For as long as he can remember, McMinnville dentist Dr. Adam Diesburg has been driven by his desire to care for living things.  For him, the future of oral health resides in optimizing the overall wellness through oral health.

“By helping our patients achieve optimum health for their mouth, gums and teeth, I can actually extend peoples’ lives,” Dr. Diesburg said. “My work is about creating overall wellness and quality of life.”


Raised in the Midwest, Dr. Diesburg earned both a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Culture and a Bachelor in Liberal Studies with focuses in Chemistry, Psychology and Studio Art from Iowa State University. A fluent German speaker, he studied as an exchange student at the University of Eichstaett, Germany. Dr. Diesburg completed an externship at the University of Radboud in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with an emphasis in composite resin (the material we use to make dental fillings). There, he created a community program to educate homeless people about oral health.

Dr. Diesburg received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association.

As a full scope general dentist, Dr. Diesburg also holds specialty training in:

  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Oral health management
  • Oral surgery (extractions)
  • Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures)
  • Endodontics 
  • Periodontal maintenance

Your dentist in McMinnville

McMinnville is a special place and Dr. Diesburg and his family moved here in 2011 specifically to be a part of the McMinnville community. He was hand-picked by Dr. Mark Appel, who practiced in McMinnville for 30 years before retiring. The original practice was created by Dr. Eastman in 1951 and was the first dental practice in Yamhill County.

“McMinnville is one of those places where the grass is always greenest,” Dr. Diesburg said. “We really went looking for a sweet spot to practice the way we do, and we found it.”

In his leisure time, Dr. Diesburg enjoys the patient art of cultivating bonsai (you can check out our photo gallery of the ones he brings to the office), creating sculpture, painting, playing guitar and swing dancing. But more than anything, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Emily, and sons, Dash and Griffin.

Emily Grosvenor Diesburg

Digital Strategist /Owner

Emily is our digital strategist and media storyteller. You might also know her as the voice behind Visit McMinnville’s Tiny Travels column and the editor of Oregon Home magazine.

“Dr. Diesburg’s team does phenomenal work keeping our patients healthy and happy,” Emily says. “My job is to take what they are doing one-on-one with patients and create broader messages about how our community can achieve long-term health and wellness.”

If you’re interested in collaborating with Dr. Diesburg on school visits, group lessons, health fairs, community events or sponsorships, please contact Emily directly at emilygrosvenor [at]

When she’s not posting to #McMinnvilledentist, Emily spends time with the two Diesburg boys, Dash and Griffin, teaches journalism at Linfield University, and serves on the board for the Terroir Creative Writing Festival.

Our Team

Judy Anderson

Manager/Front Office

When you call our office, you might get Judy, our practice problem solver. Anderson has served Dr. Diesburg’s patients for nearly 20 years. A resident of Sheridan, she enjoys the diversity of working in the Baker Street practice and visiting with its patients, many of whom have been coming to the office for decades. She greatly appreciates the family-friendly environment of the practice. Judy has raised two children with her husband in Sheridan and spends her free time volunteering for area nonprofits and helping out in the community.

Annette Nelson

Manager/Front Office

When you need to navigate confusing health insurance claims, you turn to Annette Nelson, who has been working with Dr. Diesburg’s patients for nearly three decades. A native of McMinnville, she is one of the friendly faces you will greet when you visit the Baker Street office. Annette has always loved getting to know the practice’s “wonderful” patients. She has raised two boys with her husband in McMinnville and enjoys gardening, sewing, spending time with her family and taking Chinese language classes.

Heather Bays

Lead Dental Assistant

When you have an appointment for treatment with Dr. Diesburg, you’ll likely meet Heather, the doctor’s longtime dental assistant. Heather Bays earned her professional certificate from the Dental Assisting Career Center in Salem. Heather absolutely loves the process of getting her teeth cleaned and has a lot of fun assisting Dr. Diesburg at the chair. Heather enjoys working with people and with our team, who she describes as “team players.” On her days off, Heather likes to spend time with her two boys.

Anna Secrist, RDH

Lead Hygienist

Anna Secrist is our lead hygienist and an invaluable member of Dr. Diesburg’s team. Anna has always believed that peoples’ smiles are important and sees helping people achieve a healthy smile a giant part of helping them achieve their overall health.

“Today we understand so much how important teeth are to overall health. Every person’s teeth are different and have a history,” Anna said. “I want to be a part of that.”

Anna likes knowing patients are back coming back and getting to know them and their families. She loves building those relationships and helping to care for entire families.

Born and raised on a farm near Mt. Angel, Ore, Anna grew up speaking Russian. She went to Chemeketa in Salem for an associate’s degree and got her hygiene degree from Bridgeport in CT.

When she’s not raising her three kids with her husband she’s canning, sewing, taking long bike rides, scrap-booking and hanging out with family.

Kaela Dickey, RDH


One of Dr. Diesburg’s stellar dental hygienists, Kaela Dickey graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in science in 2017 and worked as a dental assist for 9 years prior to that.  During her free time, Kaela enjoys spending as much time outside with her family and loves to read. She resides in Sheridan with her family, where she was raised.

Ashley Graves

Dental Assistant

Ashley’s the newest member of our team but she has fit right in from day one. She’s one of Dr. D’s chairside assistants. Ashley graduated from Chemeketa’s dental program in 2020. She enjoys the outdoors and visiting the sand dues in Florence, OR where she is able to rider her ATV. Ashley enjoys canning, camping and spending time with her family (including her cat Cupcake). When not working in the dental office, Ashely cares for her grandmother that she loves dearly.

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