Dr. Allan E. Hinkle, DDS
Born in Missouri (the Show me State), was mostly educated in California in the basic Sciences, at Diablo Valley College where he earned an AA Degree. Next he went to Chico State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (minor in Basic Science Classes). Then he went to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco, CA where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree: DDS.
Dr. Hinkle volunteered to serve in the United States Navy as a dental officer. He was ordered to United States Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA. Along with 100 other dentists, they got a Fifth Division of Marines (20+ thousand) trained up in a little over a year.
His Dental School class started with 60 students and four years later only 40 graduated. Of the 40, eight of went into the US Navy. Five of the eight were at Camp Pendleton and the other three were stationed in San Diego Naval Bases, 35 miles further south.
After his military service was completed, his wife and 6 month old son, then moved to the Spokane Valley, WA. They purchased a home and started a Dental Practice in General Dentistry which included:
- Prevention – restorative of tooth structures
- Prosthetics – replacement of teeth and gums
- Oral Surgery – most every type of Oral Surgery including IV and Oral Sedation
- Specialty Training and Sedation Permit (license) – these are required to do these types of procedures