Comprehensive Dental Care for Children & Adults

At Oak Family Dentistry, we take an individualized approach to comprehensive dental care. That means we value you as a dental patient, listen to you to ensure your needs are being met, and provide you with the highest quality service no matter what the procedure. Oak Family Dentistry puts your comfort atop the list.  We treat all patients as we would our family. Our commitment is to providing gentle, friendly, professional dental care.


  • We utilize the latest technologies, combined with proven methodologies, to deliver a comprehensive range of quality services in a comfortable environment.
  • A comprehensive mouth-body approach that includes oral cancer screenings and thorough annual exams to detect signs of gum disease that might be indicative of other health issues including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and premature and low birth-weight babies.
  • A knowledgeable and tenured staff that is required to participate in peer reviews and continuing education, in accordance with the highest industry standards.


  • Early morning and evening hours to fit your busy schedule.
  • Oak Family Dentistry is a preferred provider of most insurance plans.


  • We’ve been caring for multiple generations of families since 1983.
  • Transparency – we’ll be open and honest with you about the best treatment alternatives available and help you make an informed decision about the care you’ll receive based on your own personal needs.
  • We are firm believers that the practice of dentistry must always be based on the doctor-patient partnership. Our success will be measured by the strength of this relationship and level of trust.

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Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays

Sterisil Water Purification System

Periodontal Treatment & Teeth Cleaning

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Single-Visit All Ceramic Crowns & Bridges

Root Canal Therapy

Full & Partial Dentures

Dental Implant Restoration

Teeth Whitening

Resin & Ceramic Veneers

Cosmetic Bonding



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Jim Eich, DMD

Jim Eich, DMD

Dr. Jim Eich graduated Valedictorian of his dental class at Oral Roberts University in 1983. He practiced with the Indian Health Service in Montana, followed by 7 years in Lakeland, Florida, and has practiced here in Durango since 1992. He has been selected among “Colorado’s Best Dentists” for more than 12 years, an honor only bestowed on one other general dentist here during that time. He has been married since 1978 to the love of his life, Betsy, and they have three grown sons (2 married) and 4 grandkids so far! He enjoys horseback riding, telemark skiing, road cycling, backpacking, paddle boarding, and hunting, among other things.

Stephanie Marcum – Business Manager

My name is Stephanie Marcum. I am the Business Manager for Dr. Eich here at Oak Family Dentistry. I have lived in Durango since 1992. I have been married to my best friend since 1994 and have 3 wonderful sons, who are my world. Durango has been a great place to raise my family. I enjoy spending as much time with family as I possibly can. I have been in dentistry since 2007, and I absolutely love what I do! I enjoy working with our patients and helping them achieve their very best smile! I love the small town atmosphere we have in our office. Working for Dr. Eich is a true blessing and I love coming to work every day to work with an amazing team!

Kassondra Padilla – Dental Assistant

My name is Kassondra Padilla. I am native to Durango, I was born and raised here. I have 3 wonderful children that are my whole world. I have worked in dentistry since 2015 as a dental assistant, and I absolutely love it! I am so blessed to live in this amazing town, working for the best dentist, and get to be a part of such a wonderful team here at Oak Family Dentistry.

Marlene Perez – Dental Assistant

My name is Marlene Perez. I am one of Dr. Eich’s dental assistants. I have lived in Bayfield since 2014. I moved here from my home town Delta Colorado. My husband and I have been married since 2004. He has always traveled for work, when a permanent position opened up here we made the move. We have four children, three girls and one boy. We love to fish, camp, snowboard, ski, and are very involved in our chruch community. I have been in dentistry off and on since 2003. I took a little time off of work all together to raise my kids. Now that they are school aged I enjoy and am very blessed to work with Dr. Eich and the Oak Family Dentistry team.

Kristin Wiggins – Dental Hygienist

My name is Kristin Wiggins, I am a dental hygienist here at Oak Family Dentistry. In 2009 I received my BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado. I am originally from the east coast but have loved calling Colorado home for the past 18 years. My husband and I obtained EU citizenship allowing us to live abroad where we especially enjoyed southern Italy. We have a son and a daughter that keep us very busy. When I can, I practice yoga and dance Zumba. Ultimately, I love being a mom and enjoy Durango activities with my family.

Kathy Stevenson – Dental Hygienist

My name is Kathy Stevenson. I was born and raised in North Platte, NE. I completed my bachelor of science in dental hygiene at the University of NE college of dentistry in 1995. I moved to Durango in the summer of 1995 wanting to live and play in the mountains. I have worked for Dr Eich since 2000. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, yoga, reading and spending time with my husband Chris and daughter Avery.

Ladonna Garrett – Dental Hygienist

My name is LaDonna Garrett and I was born and raised in Southwest Colorado. I completed my Dental Hygiene degree at San Juan College in 2005 and knew I wanted to work for my long time family dentist, Dr. Eich! My dreams came true and shortly after graduating I became part of the Oak Family Dentistry team. I have three beautiful children and a wonderful husband. I absolutely love living in Durango and enjoying all the activities it has to offer.


Oak Family Dentistry is located at 450 South Camino del Rio off the East Frontage Road, in the two-story building between the building housing Big 5 Sporting Goods and the building housing 4 States Tire and Service.  Please enter the building through the ground level double doors in the center front of the building, take the stairs or elevator upstairs, then follow the arrow to Oak Family Dentistry at the north end of the building to Suite 207.