Your Smile is Our Priority
Susanna joined us in April of 2011. Susanna comes to us with 5 years of dental assisting experience, but you will find her up front as our newest receptionist. Susanna enjoys the customer service aspect of the dental field and will be here to greet you with her infectious smile.
Susanna was born and raised in Oregon City and graduated from Oregon City High School in 1999. Susanna and her husband Chris have one daughter and like to spend their time outdoors; gardening, camping, and barbecuing with family and friends.
Clinical StaffWe have four wonderful dental hygienists who will assist you in caring for your smile, whether providing you with a professional cleaning, or restoring your health from the effects of periodontal (gum) disease. Our Dental Hygienists earn over 60 hours of continuing education each year in order to provide you with the most excellent care possible.
Teri—Registered Dental Hygienist
Teri is a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University of Dentistry class of 1998. Teri has been with me the longest, in fact I knew Teri when she was in high school. She used to work at the first office I ever worked at here in Portland. As fate, and luck, would have it she would work for me many years later.
Teri and her husband Tim have two children, a boy and a girl. Teri loves spending time at the beach with them. Teri is also a local girl growing up in SE Portland. Teri is a great hygienist with a gentle touch. Our patients love her and I know you will too.
Angela—Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela received her hygiene degree from LaMar University in Beaumont, TX, in 1999. After moving back to the Northwest in 2002, Angela started working with my team and me. Angela is very dedicated to her job, but also brings a great sense of humor. "I truly love my boss, and co-workers. We have a lot of fun, while remaining dedicated to the Art of Dentistry." Now that's job security! Angela is a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
Angela and her husband Jim have two daughters. She loves reading (when she finds the time), watching movies, and spending time outdoors with her girls. Angela is a native of Washington State, but calls Oregon City her home.
Katie—Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie comes to us from Newport, Oregon. She first started working for me in 2001 as a dental assistant, then left to attend hygiene school at Mt. Hood Community College. She graduated with her hygiene degree in 2005. We were very excited to welcome Katie back to our team after graduation.
Katie married her "high school sweetheart," Scott and they have three sons. In her free time, Katie loves to camp, and paint ceramics.
Katie brings with her a bubbly personality, and a love for dentistry.
Stasi—Registered Dental Hygienist
Stasi received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from West Coast University in Anaheim, California. While there she went to Disneyland WAY TOO MANY TIMES (no such thing). She graduated cum laude and received multiple academic awards: the research award and the Dean’s award, the highest honor, as well as becoming a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honors Society.
Stasi is an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, the Oregon Dental Hygienist Association and has served as president of her local component, the Mount Hood Dental Hygiene Association.
In her free time, she loves to cook, spend time in her yard and garden, as well as spend time with her family. She tries to get out and enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors year round. One of her favorites is going to the family beach cabin, no matter the season: watching winter storms or enjoying the sunny summer days.
Dental Assistant StaffOur excellent dental assisting staff will work with you every step of the way during your New Patient exam, your bi-annual Periodic Exam, and will assist in any treatment service that we provide. Their training gives them the opportunity to ensure your comfort during any procedure and act as extra hands for the doctor.
Becky—Lead Dental Assistant and Implant Specialist
Becky is our lead dental assistant. After starting out as our sterilization assistant, at the tender age of 22, Becky moved into the lead assisting spot. She has an excellent knowledge of dentistry and earns over 30 hours of continuing education each year. Becky has a great sense of humor which works well having to deal with me day in and day out. Becky is great with our patients and has a way of making everyone feel at ease in the dental chair. Becky has been my "right-hand person" since 2000.
Becky also married her high school sweetheart, Ben, and they have 3 children; two daughters and one son. When Becky finds time away from dentistry and motherhood, she loves Friday Night movie night and enjoying Chinese food. Becky is also a native Oregonian, growing up in SE Portland.
Traci—Dental Assistant & Invisalign® Specialist
Traci comes to us from Northern California. Traci joined our team in 2005. Since then her job duties have been sterilization assistant, chair side assistant and also holds the duty of Invisalign Coordinator. If Invisalign is in your future, Traci will do her best to give you all the information needed to make your decision. Traci also earns over 30 hours of continuing education each year.
In Traci's spare time, she and her son love to camp and hang out by the water. She also loves to read. She now resides in Portland.