Meet Dr. Volz
Dr. Jonathan Volz is pleased to call Grandview his home. Originally hailing from Olympia, Washington, he attended Seattle Pacific University to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and went on to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University in California. Dr. Volz returned to Washington State to begin his career in dentistry in 1996, working with his cousin, Dr. David Grow, in Prosser, WA. In 2005 he took over Valley Family Dentistry from his uncle, Dr. Ron Grow, who retired after 40 years of serving residents of the Lower Valley. Dr. Volz met his wife Marta, a Prosser native, and they have six children, Madeline, Jackson, Calvin, Gideon, Avenley, and Benjamin.
Dr. Volz has varied interests, including reading subjects such as military history, philosophy, theology, music, and baseball. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, going to rodeos and concerts, and hunting sage rats in his father-in-law’s vineyard. He loves teaching, but lately has spent much of his time coaching T-ball and soccer, and delighting in the beautiful gifts of children and family. There’s never a dull moment in the Volz household with six active youngsters!
Without a doubt, dentistry is one of Dr. Volz’s greatest passions. The science of dentistry has evolved exponentially over the past few decades, and Dr. Volz has been able to stay on the “cusp” of advancing theories, techniques, and technology because of his extensive post-doctorate education. Excelling in his vocation has required hundreds of hours of training through such esteemed institutions as the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Great Blue Heron (Seattle) Study Club, as well as various other hands-on and didactic courses. He is one of less than fifty Washington dentists to graduate from the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education. His devotion to the craft of dentistry is obvious when talking with him, and when asked to distill his thoughts on the subject, he responded, “Dentistry is about relationship. In order for a person to feel good about their health care decisions, they need to have confidence in their provider. It must be evident that the doctor and team have the patient’s best interests at the forefront. There has to be integrity in the way that we diagnose and treat challenges. I need my patients to know that I care about them personally, and about their overall health and quality of life as they are affected by their oral health.”
Over the years, Dr. Volz has been active in the community, serving in the Grandview Rotary Club, on the Medical Advisory Board of Life Options, and on the Executive Board of the Ezra Bible Institute. He has volunteered his time as a dentist at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission, and has worked as a clinical instructor at the Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic. Dr. Volz is a talented guitarist, having played in various groups and on the worship team at Grandview Church of the Nazarene. He is a proud member of the Grandview Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association.