Who We Are


Our values drive us.

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Our mission is to provide SERVICE BEYOND EXPECTATION for our patients.  In order to do so, we present to each patient IDEAL COMPREHENSIVE dentistry.

  • Every patient deserves to HEAR WHAT IS BEST for maintaining a healthy mouth, as well as a confident smile.
  • Each patient has the RIGHT TO CHOOSE, but we have the OBLIGATION TO PRESENT, then PROVIDE the treatment with PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE.
  • We will never perform treatment until we INFORM, so there will be no surprises or unexpected financial burdens for our patients.
  • We are committed to excellence as we SERVE PEOPLE THROUGH DENTISTRY.
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Get to know Dr. Mike.

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Best Dentist I have ever had and as long as he is still in practice he will be the only Dentist I ever have.

— Donald S.

Michael grew up in southern California. From a young age, he was encouraged by his father that he "would make a great dentist," and he has! He completed his DDS degree from USC in Los Angeles and moved to Redding with wife Julie to begin a life in rural northern California. Four sons and 28 years later, Mike and Julie happily call Redding their home for life!

Most of their staff have been with Dr. Dinius for many years. His patients are like family. He treasures watching them grow, caring for their dental health into the next generation. Oldest son Jonathon attends dental school in KY and is looking forward to practicing with his father once graduated. Sons David, Adam and Philip all work in various roles at the office. Wife Julie helps run the office from home. Truly it is a family owned and operated dental practice!

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Meet Our Team!

Our dedicated team IS the reason our patients come back time and time again.  The majority of our staff have been with Dr. Mike for many years. Both Katie Z. and Katie M. have worked at our office since graduating as new hygienists many years ago. Linda, the most experienced of our hygiene ladies, has diligently served our patient families for over 20 years! Janessa grew up as a little girl in our practice and now is one of the newest members of our hygiene team. Office manager Tabitha began working for us before she could even vote! Now 17 years and 3 children later, she runs the very busy front office, with the help of dear Lisa, our newlywed. And then there's Pam, who literally runs the show in the back office! Dr. Mike could not do what he does so proficiently and professionally without Pam, his number one assistant for 25 years. Behind the scenes, assuring the sterilization of instruments and set up of operatories is our devoted Evelyn, who also keeps our young men (Jordan, Michael and the Dinius sons) on their toes during every working minute 

My family and I have been patients of Dr. Michael Dinius for well over 10 years. We have always been handled with great care and all dental work and cleanings have been of exceptional quality. The staff are ALL incredible to work with with such a great atmosphere of genuine caring. They are willing to be flexible to work appointments around job schedules.
— Kristina S.
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Tabitha is the smiling beautiful face that greets all who enter the office. As Office Manager, she makes it her mission to know each of our patients by name. She is a wife, a mother of 3 and has dedicated the last 17 years to building "her second home" on Larkspur Lane.


All our patients who have had any treatment by Dr. Mike, have experienced Pam's expertise; as his one and only RDA, she has assisted Mike in excellent chair side dental care since 1992. Her passions outside the office include gardening and playing with her 4 grandchildren.

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Lisa, our Hygiene Coordinator since 2009, was recently married to sweetheart Derek in a beautiful outdoor wedding by the river. They LOVE attending Sharks games, cooking creative dinners and playing with her nieces and nephew. She's the lady in charge of juggling the hygiene schedules to make everyone happy.

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Ms Linda has been cleaning teeth and educating our patients from her hygiene room for over 20 years! She loves to bring the latest hygiene research and technology to our office. Linda enjoys reading, watching old movies, and wine tasting with husband Jimmy, as well as sharing stories from their Cessna airplane adventures!

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Katie M.

Katie M. came to work for us fresh out of hygiene school, and we all loved her from Day 1! Its been 17 years, and she is still dearly loved by patients and colleagues. When not at work, Katie can be found quilting, reading or spending time on their houseboat with extended family. 

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Katie Z.

Katie and husband Greg love to travel! They are getting to do more of it now that their 2 sons are grown. Katie has been a devoted part of our staff family for 14 years. As a scholar hygiene student, she brings this excellence into our office on a daily basis as she cares for her patients.

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Janessa grew up in our practice as a little girl learning to brush from Dr. Mike! We are now blessed to have her as part of our staff family. She is a devoted wife and mother of 2 precious children. We love being a part of Janessa's growing family and seeing the beautiful photos she takes of her kiddos.

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Jordan attended high school and played sports with the Dinius boys. He has worked at our office juggling classes and a work schedule for almost 5 years. His passion is photography and film production. He is heading to AZ to pursue this dream at Grand Canyon University. We hope to have him back next summer and every break from school!

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Evelyn has kept the back office running smoothly since 2005 by managing the sterilization area and turning over rooms to prep for each patient visit. Evelyn is our prayer warrior! She enjoys singing in the Bethel Choir and blesses us with her Filipino cooking!

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Newest team member Michael just recently joined the Dinius staff family. He is gaining experience at our office in order to pursue an education and career in Dentistry in the Phillipines. He is a very hard worker and quick learner! We are blessed to have him work in the back office alongside Evelyn. 



Mike's wife Julie helps run the office from behind the scenes at their home. She juggles their busy home life with the demands at the office, their social and professional lives, and all Dr. Mike's other pursuits! It truly is a blessing for Julie & Mike to have such an amazing office family to help keep all the balls in the air!

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David & Adam

Dinius sons David and Adam have worked in various roles at the family dental practice throughout high school and college. David completed his BA from Simpson and just departed for AZ with his wife Sarah to begin an MBA. Adam is pursing a Biology degree at Simpson. He will continue at the office as his class and soccer schedules allow.