Parkland Family Dentistry

Paul A. McGriff, D.M.D.

Dr. Paul McGriff hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a 1995 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. In 1997 Dr. McGriff completed the Army Advanced Education General Dentistry residency at which time he delivered dentistry to soldiers and their families in the United States and abroad until 2003.

Dr. McGriff has been a practicing General Dentist  for 21 years. He believes that the key to successful patient care is built through rapport and relationships based on honesty, trust and patient education. 

Dr. McGriff and his lovely wife Stephanie have been married for 19 years. He enjoys singing in his church choir, traveling, science fiction, biology astrophysics, inspiring youth to stay in school.


Meet the Dentist

David Kirk, D.P.D.

Born and raised in the great Northwest, David has been creating smiles for nearly 40 years and is one of the first licensed Denturists of Prosthetic Dentistry in Washington State.

His education from Olympic Community College, Bates Technical School, and the University of Washington has helped him to be known as a leading expert in dentures, partials, and implant supported prosthesis.

Through continuing education and keeping up with industry innovations, David continues to lead the way in dental prosthetics.


12165 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444


Lars Korsmo, D.D.S.

Dr. Korsmo grew up in Mount Vernon Washington and attended undergraduate school at Western Washington University.  There he graduated with Honors with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry.  He went on to the University of Washington, where he received his D.D.S. in 2007.  After dental school Dr. Korsmo and his wife Bailey moved to Tacoma where they now reside.  Dr. Korsmo has two children Kashton and Keaton.  Dr. Korsmo continues to increase his knowledge and skill, pursuing extensive continuing education.  In his off-time he enjoys staying active skiing, playing basketball and softball and coaching his son’s baseball teams. 

 Manjit Bahia, D.M.D.

Dr. Bahia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery from Amritsar, India in 1998. She moved to the USA shortly after graduation and successfully completed the advanced standing program from University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Since then Dr. Bahia has been practicing in all areas of general Dentistry.

Being social, humble at heart, Dr. Bahia believes in presenting as much knowledge to patients to enable them to have the confidence in making their decisions and hence have better treatment and the best results. 


 Jason Widner, D.M.D.

​Dr. Widner grew up in Tacoma and studied at the University of Washington in Seattle, earning his BS in Chemistry. He then attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and earned his DMD degree, before moving back to the Northwest to practice dentistry.

Dr. Widner believes in providing the highest level of dental care possible, so that he is caring for his patients in the way that he would care for his own family. This involves rigorous continuing education in all facets and areas of dentistry as well as developing a good rapport and trust with his patients.
In his free time, Dr. Widner enjoys traveling, especially to Hawaii, spending time with his family, and watching the Seahawks.

Greg Dent, D.D.S.

Dr. Greg Dent graduated from San Juan High School in Sacramento, CA. After High School he served a 2 year church service mission in Hamburg, Germany. Following which he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Dr. Dent met and married his wife Tara. The couple moved from Utah to California in order to attend Dental School at USC. Dr Dent graduated in 2004 with a DDS and entered the US Army. He served from 2004-2008 and during this time was stationed in Wherzburg, Germany and Ft. Lewis, Wa. Dr. Dent also served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following military service Dr. Dent and Tara settled in Puyallup with their three children. Dr Dent is active in his Church Group and with the Boy Scouts of America. 

Parkland Family Dentistry | 12165 Pacific Ave S Tacoma WA 98444 | 253-537-4011

 Daniel Shoop, D.D.S.

Dr. Daniel Shoop grew up in Poulsbo, Washington and currently lives in University Place.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan, one of the nation’s top dental programs. In his spare time, Dr. Shoop enjoys being outside, walking his dog along Chambers Bay, hiking up in the mountains with his wife, and cultivating his garden. Dr. Shoop is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Society and Acadamy of General Dentistry.