• About Us

  • Dr. Carey Cooney

    General Dentist


    Dr. Cooney completed his undergraduate degree at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID in 1984. He then moved to Portland where he attended OHSU School of Dentistry, graduating in 1990 with a D.M.D. degree. Dr. Cooney began practicing in the Portland area before moving to Eugene in 1994 and taking over High Street Dental. In 1995, he moved the practice and renamed it to South Eugene Dental. His two favorite phrases "Don't hurt" and "It only has to be perfect" define his attitude toward patient care. Patient comfort and exceptional attention to detail, set Dr. Cooney apart. In his free time, Dr. Cooney enjoys travel, woodworking, following his favorite sports teams, and spending time with his girlfriend, Rina, and their dog, Patrick.  

  • Crystal Havener-Hodgins

    Registered Dental Hygienist


    Crystal began her dental career in 1986. She was already working at High Street Dental when Dr. Cooney took over the practice in 1995. She and Dr. Cooney have been working together ever since. Crystal is a dedicated hygienist whose superior clinical skills and focus on patient education guides patients toward optimal dental health. Crystal enjoys her job and her infectious giggle can often be heard throughout the building. Away from the office, Crystal enjoys travelling, yoga, visiting with friends, and spending time with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Bert.