I was raised in Portland, Oregon. It was during my early years in the Health Occupations program at Benson High School that I discovered my passion for caring for people, science, health, and human biology. During my studies at Oregon State University, I worked at O'Brien's Dental Laboratory where I found my true calling for my future career. After graduating from Oregon State University, I received my Doctorate of Dentistry degree from Tufts University in Boston. Upon graduating from Tufts in 2003, I moved back to my beloved city, Portland, Oregon.
I truly enjoy being a dentist. I love taking the time to build personal relationships with my patients which allows me to cater dental care to individual patient's needs. I practice with integrity and genuine care for all of my patients. My gentle touch, attention to detail, and commitment to the quality of care are my top priorities.
I have a well-balanced life outside of work. With my lovely wife Catie, we share various interests including running marathons, cycling, basketball, and spending time outdoors. My wife and I are huge Blazers fans and enjoy spending our free time exploring Oregon.
Malvina has been our dental hygienist since 2012. She has been in dentistry for many years, starting out as a dental assistant. read more
After graduating as the valedictorian of her high school in Portland, Oregon, she decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Mount Hood Community College in 2011.
Malvina enjoys getting to know her patients and educating them on their oral health. Patients appreciate her kind and caring personality and soft touch. She has many patients that schedule their appointments far in advance just so they can have her do their cleaning. She has a wonderful family and she spends most of her time with her husband and three kids. Her hobbie include baking, crafting, photography, and traveling.
Maggie is our other dental hygienist. She has been with us for over a year, but has had many years of experience as a dental hygienist. read more
She received her degree from Sheridan College in Wyoming. Maggie moved to Portland in 1978 and raised her two children here. Now she enjoys her free time gardening and traveling. She has been to Uganda and Guatemala on dental service trips and plans to do more. She enjoys educating and getting to know her patients. Her patients appreciate her knowledge and experience. She also has her own following of patients that love seeing her.
Jenifer is our dental assistant. With 43 years of dental experience, she obviously loves her job. read more
She loves working with patients to provide comfortable and professional care geared to their individual needs.
Outside of dentistry she enjoys being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a huge sports fan and many are surprised by her knowledge of sports!
Candy is our front office coordinator. She started her dental career as a chair side assistant after attending PCC Sylvania 41 years ago. read more
Fifteen years later she transitioned to the front desk. Outside the office she plays adult soccer, enjoys water sports and camping with her grown children, grand-kids, and husband. She and her husband have also gone on several service trips to Central America with Medical Teams International and Worldwide Heart to Heart. She recently got an Aussiedoodle puppy that adds excitement to life at home.
Sue is our front office coordinator. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She loves animals and is a strict vegetarian.read more
Her pride and joy is her four West Highland White Terriers. She enjoys spending her time outside of work gardening, cooking, and relaxing with her husband.