Meet the Doctors
Dr. Joshua Kirk is a Washington native and graduate of Central Washington University (go ‘Cats!). After graduating from CWU, Joshua attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona where he met his wife, Amy. Together, they moved to Amarillo, Texas where Joshua practiced for two years. When the opportunity arose to work in Washington, Joshua and Amy moved to Kennewick where Joshua practiced and their son, James, was born.
Dr. Kirk purchased Mountain View Dental Center in 2017 and has felt incredibly blessed to be back in the Ellensburg community. Joshua loves his patients, the staff and all of the wonderful people in this small but vibrant city.
When Joshua is not at the office, you can probably catch him riding his bicycle, at D&M enjoying a coffee or exploring areas around Ellensburg with his family. He and Amy enjoy being involved with church, spending time with friends and being outdoors. Dr. Kirk loves to meet people so if you see him out and about, please say hello! Dr. Kirk enjoys attending continuing education courses and learning all things about teeth. He is a bonafide “tooth nerd” and enjoys keeping up to date with dental techniques, research and technology.
Dr. Kirk is a member of: Academy of General Dentistry, Spear Education and CEREC Doctors.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Thureson joined Mountain View Dental as Associate Dentist in July 2022. Dr. Bob grew up on a farm in Eatonville, WA and graduated from Central Washington University with a Biomedical Biology major and a Chemistry minor. He then graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and simultaneously participated in the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program, which emphasizes practicing in rural and underserved areas of Washington state.
Dr. Bob knew he wanted to return to work in Ellensburg and serve a rural farming population like he grew up with. His focuses are long-term, high-success restorations, root canals, same-day treatments and emphasizing quality of work and patient satisfaction above all else.
Outside of the dental office Dr. Bob enjoys playing golf, tennis, biking, and eating as much good food as possible.