Meet the Team
Going Above And Beyond
For Your Smile
At Grand Corner Dental, you'll find an exceptional team of professionals who prioritize your comfort, a culture of care that puts anxiety at ease, and a comprehensive range of services tailored to your unique needs.
Dr. Griffith and Dr. Hoover's philosophies on dentistry and patient care align perfectly, and Dr. Griffith is thrilled to have a colleague to work alongside. Dr. Hoover has 15 years of experience and is a phenomenal provider. Dr. Griffith and Dr. Hoover will both be performing patient exams during cleanings so you will likely meet Dr. Hoover at your next appointment!
committed to your smile
Dr. Stephen Griffith
Dr. Griffith has a passion for people, specifically for their oral health and how it impacts their quality of life. He loves educating patients and working with them to achieve their healthiest smile.
Dr. Griffith's Background
Dr. Griffith earned his DMD degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. While there, he was accepted into selective programs including the Advanced Predoctoral Implant Program, Invisalign Program, and distinguished clinical rotations with community health clinics in Humboldt Park, Colorado, and Guatemala.
Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Griffith then attended one of the most prestigious General Practice Residencies at Swedish Hospital in Seattle which treats the most medically complex and behaviorally inaccessible patients. He gained specialized training in wisdom teeth removal, conscious moderate sedation (IV sedation), implant placement, root canal treatment, and pediatric dentistry. This additional training gives Dr. Griffith the unique ability to determine where his competency lies and treat complex cases early in his career.
His Dental Passion
Dr. Griffith is passionate about closing the gap in the extreme lack of access to dental care — both locally and abroad. His passion took him to the deprived areas of Nairobi, Kenya, the mountain villages of Guatemala, and the coastal jungles of Honduras to deliver healthcare to at-risk populations. These serving trips have been highlights in his life so far, and Dr. Griffith hopes serving across the world through dentistry continues to play a large role throughout his career. If you have a serving opportunity, please let us know!
Dr. Griffith is married to his wonderful wife, Erika, who is a Washington native. They are young parents to their son, Andreas; daughter Ayla May; and their twin sons in heaven, Shilah and Avery.
Once the Griffiths saw the rivers, lakes, ski mountains, and golfing greens of the inland northwest, they jumped at the chance to move to Spokane to become part of the great team at Grand Corner Dental. When not working, you can find them outside taking advantage of the great Eastern Washington weather by hiking, camping, boating, or skiing. When the weather takes a chilly turn, they love exploring new cuisines and restaurants. They look forward to having their family in Spokane, and they are excited to see how Spokane and their family shape each other.
Meet Dr. Griffith in Person
Dr. Griffith looks forward to meeting you during your visit to Grand Corner Dental at our South Hill office in Spokane. Give us a call (509) 838-2434 to set up an appointment or use the links below to schedule online.
committed to your smile
Dr. Andrew Hoover
Accolades: Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Teaching Award. ADA Member. WSDA Member. Certified in Basic Life Support
Dr. Andrew Hoover is a 2009 honors graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and holds a degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. He has over 14 years of private practice experience and 8 years of dental teaching experience. In addition, he has international dental experience, traveling to Fiji as a leader on the Pacific Dental Mission for 8 years in a row. The son of a dentist, Dr. Hoover has both worked in and owned his own family practice. As a general dentist he has vast experience with dental implants, crowns, fillings, and dentures. Dr. Hoover is a family man at heart. His daughter Dylan is his oldest and enjoys singing and drawing. His son Beau is fascinated with dinosaurs, monster trucks, and legos. Dr. Hoover’s wife Danielle is an attorney specializing in family law. In his free time Dr. Hoover can be found fly fishing or hunting. He also enjoys woodworking and knife-making. Dr. Hoover moved north to enjoy more time with his family and raise his children in the outdoors. He hopes that by serving the community and promoting dental health he can make a positive impact on his new home.
The Heart of Our Practice
Meet Our Caring Team
Get to know the compassionate individuals who make up the heart of Grand Corner Dental. Our dedicated team is not just focused on your dental health but also on creating a positive and comfortable experience for every patient.