Weiser, Idaho is the rural community where Devin G Walker learned to enjoy the outdoors. His childhood was filled with farm work, family and Boy Scout campouts, motorcycles, and music. He played guitar in jazz band, sang in choir, and excelled in football, track, and weight lifting during high school, and graduated in 1994. He then spent two years in the Dominican Republic doing missionary work where he became fluent in Spanish, and learned to love the food, the people, and the culture. He then studied music in college and participated in many choirs, musical theater groups, and had the opportunity to share his talents while touring with various amateur and professional musical groups throughout the western United States. He even spent a summer in South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland, but the highlight of his college career was meeting his wife Lindsey. They were married in June, 2002 and now have four children together.
After receiving his B.A. degree in Music, Devin attended dental school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In addition to serving as class president, he took extra courses in oral surgery which enabled him to learn implants, and surgical techniques which were useful during another dental mission trip back to the Dominican Republic. After graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009, he has continued to pursue excellence in dentistry, staying up with modern techniques in Oral Surgery, Implants, Endodontics, Crown & Bridge, and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Devin spent the last six years working fulltime at Family Healthcare in Fargo. He also teaches dental students on externship at Spectra Health where he is credentialed as an adjunct faculty for the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, and Creighton University.
In his spare time, he composes music, plays organ for church services, and works in his home music studio. He also enjoys mountain biking with his
children on the trials along the river near their house. He is excited to join Dr. Steven B Swanson and staff at Northern Plains Dental.