Following His Grandfather's Path

Like Dr. Wagner, Dr. Kenneth Downing is an Oregon native following the path of his mentor, a beloved Portland dentist, also known as “Grandpa.”

“Going to the dentist was no big deal because it was just going to see my grandpa. For 40 years, he provided top-notch care with a personal touch, keeping things light and comfortable, like we do here at Wagner Dental Care.”

After graduating from Portland State University with top honors in biology, Dr. Downing followed his grandfather’s path, attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and developing an expertise in restorative dentistry.

Dr. Downing enjoys riffing his favorite electric guitar for a little blues and rock, cooking Lebanese food (recipes from his Lebanese grandfather and dentist), salmon fishing, shooting hoops and rooting for the Denver Broncos – while his wife cheers on the Seattle Seahawks.

In a city of dog lovers, Dr. Downing and his wife have two giant Maine Coon cats, which now have a little competition at home. The Downings are proud parents of their first child!