WHY HE BECAME A DENTIST
Dr. Orban knew he wanted to become a dentist in sixth grade. He witnessed his uncle’s success and ability to help his family through dentistry, and he wanted to be just like him when he grew up! So no, it was not necessarily his love for teeth that first inspired him to become a dentist. After shadowing multiple dentists and specialists, he realized that general dentistry was a good match for him. Dentistry in general blends science, medicine and technology while also being a hands-on discipline. General dentistry allows for variety and for building long-term relationships with patients. This last aspect of general dentistry is one of the most appealing for Dr. Orban, as he is most energized by positive interactions with patients.
Dr. Orban obtained his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Southern Adventist University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery title from Loma Linda University. After dental school, he accepted a position at a practice in North Idaho. He eventually opened his own practice in Coeur d’Alene. Dr. Orban is licensed to practice in both Idaho and Washington.
Dr. Orban is passionate about staying up to date with new advancements in dentistry. In his practice, he offers CEREC same-day crowns via CAD/CAM software, cone beam CT scan imaging, and guided implant surgery, among other cutting-edge services. Furthermore, Dr. Orban has been a part of the Implant Northwest study club for the past seven years and has taken multiple courses in implant placement and bone grafting techniques. He most recently attended an intensive training in functional occlusion at the renowned Kois Institute in Seattle, Washington. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association®, Idaho State Dental Association, Idaho Panhandle Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
LIFE OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE
Dr. Orban is happily married to Manuela Orban, who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Washington State University and works as a family nurse practitioner at Family Health Associates in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They are extremely happy about the recent arrival of their baby girl, Noelle, in November 2018.
North Idaho offers breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, so Dr. Orban and his family enjoy the outdoors in every season. They love to go on walks and hikes, ski in the winter, play water sports, and camp in the summer. Dr. Orban also loves golf and takes every opportunity to improve his game. As mentioned above, Dr. Orban is passionate about helping those less fortunate and takes time yearly to participate in projects and mission trips that provide dental care to underserved communities.
Jennifer has worked with our team since November 2018. She completed continuing education courses in dental office management, dental coding and billing, insurance, and dental insurance state and federal laws. She loves the people she works with here at Orban Family Dental and believes they are the best team of people she has ever worked with. She loves the fun and caring atmosphere in the office and admires everyone’s work ethic and compassion for all patients. Jennifer supports our office with her extensive knowledge and experience. When she is not helping in the office, she enjoys painting, writing and decorating. She also enjoys cycling, taking walks and photography.
Stadra, Front Office CoordinatorStadra has been with our office since April 2019 and lights up our office with her smile and can-do attitude. She has worked for over 19 years in the dental field. She says the best part of working with the practice are her co-workers since they make work so enjoyable; she also loves the patients she gets to meet. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends; her newborn grandbaby is her favorite hobby.