Dr. Laizure is the founder and CEO of Walla Walla Dental Care. He is also the founder of Walla Walla Dental Group, a company dedicated to finding, training and developing young dentists who desire a career in the dental arts. During his 40 year career, Dr. Laizure has been instrumental in training over 200 dentists from most of the United States, Canada and several countries in Europe and Asia.

Dr. Laizure has served on the Washington State Board of Dental Examiners, the Washington Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center.

Dr. Laizure is a veteran of the armed forces and served in both the Army National Guard and US Navy as a Dental Officer. He was selected by three branches of the military to receive an "Armed Forces Health Professionals Scholarship". Dr. Laizure always finds time to donate his time and resources to local charities and service clubs. He is an active member of Lions Club International and a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. He holds quarterly "Smiles for Veteran's" day, which is a free dentistry day dedicated to our veterans. He has been recognized by the US Congress and received a congressional medallion.

Dr Laizure is a Honor Graduate of Oregon Health Sciences School of Dentistry and a recipient of several citations and recognition, including membership in Delta Phi Omega, an honorary scholastic society, the Mosby Scholorship Book Award, the Academy of General Dentistry Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for Scholastic achievement, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award and the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Award.



Dr. Sam Castillo

Dr. Sam, a native of New Mexico, did his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. In 1974 Dr. Sam applied and was accepted to the University of Oregon Health Science Center School of Dentistry. It was there that Dr. Sam met Dr. Laizure.

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Sam enlisted in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer and was stationed at Sand Point Naval Air Station. Three years later, upon completion of his military obligation, Dr. Sam opened his dental practice in the town of Duvall, Washington. Dr. Sam was the first dentist in that small town. I guess you might say that he was a pioneer. The small town needed a good dentist who could provide the care they needed.

During his life as a dentist, Dr. Sam developed an interest in the art of wine making. Little did he know that this hobby would become his retirement lifestyle. After 35 years of dentistry, Dr. Sam sold his practice and he and his wife Deborah moved to Walla Walla where his winery is located. Dr. Sam spends the majority of his time working at the winery. When he is not there, he is here practicing dentistry with Dr. Laizure.

Dr. Sam comes to Walla Walla Dental Care with vast experience in all aspects of dentistry. He is well versed in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology, Endodontics, Crowns, Bridges, Removable Dentures and Orthodontics.

In the dental field, Dr. Sam has undergone extensive training in the field of Orthodontics. Creating long lasting, beautiful smiles through orthodontics is a very rewarding treatment for his patients. Being able to offer this to our patients makes Walla Walla Dental Care the perfect place for complete and comprehensive dentistry.