Milwaukie light-rail building gets first commercial tenant
Dr. Sue Walker Dentistry reopened at a new location on June 16 after operating a dental practice in Milwaukie since 1995, just up Southeast 21st Avenue, about a block away.
Walker's new location for her practice became the first commercial tenant for the Axletree Building, Milwaukie's first five-story structure built along the light-rail Orange Line. She said the new space has negative air flow, scrubbers in the ducts that kill all types of viruses, and a vent for each operatory.
"The air you are breathing while in the treatment room is your own air, and once it goes into the ductwork, it is sanitized by UV scrubbers, and sanitized air is pumped back into the room," Walker wrote to patients. "In these ever-evolving times, we are so grateful to have been in a position to continue to provide excellent patient care in the safest way possible."
Walker took over Dr. Orville Boyle's Milwaukie dental practice when he retired in 1996. Originally from the small town of Preston, Idaho, she received her undergraduate training at Utah State University and Idaho State University.
After moving to Portland, Walker completed her dental training at Oregon Health & Science University, where she received her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 1990 and her doctorate degree in dental medicine in 1995. For more information about the dental practice at 11147 S.E. 21st Ave., visit suewalkerdentistry.com.
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