Dental Assistant

Joani is a Portland native and has been a dental assistant for more than 12 years. She enjoys listening to people, and their dental wants and helping them achieve the smile of their dreams. She believes there’s nothing we can’t solve together.

In her free time, she likes to stay active with her family by camping, kayaking, gardening and seeing live music shows. Her favorite movie is A New Hope, and her favorite food is breakfast burritos.


Dental Hygienist

Tasha graduated from the MHCC dental hygiene program at the top of her class and has been recognized by the ADHA for her leadership and commitment to the dental field. She is passionate about dentistry and the care she provides, tailoring each visit to the individual needs of every patient she sees. Known for her kind nature and outstanding technique, she always connects and makes patient comfort a top priority. Patients leave Tasha’s chair feeling supported and educated. Outside of dentistry, this native Portlander lives with her husband, darling daughter, and their two dogs. Together they explore Portland culture and adventure in the outdoors.


Dental Hygienist

Marissa is a graduate of the Portland Community College Dental Hygiene program. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly found her passion is dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a dental hygienist. Marissa’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and providing them with the best dental experience. Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate bedside manner. Marissa enjoys learning and is currently working towards obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. In her free time, she enjoys staying active outdoors and snowboarding.


Dental Hygienist

Kelly, who has been working in the field of dentistry for almost a decade, recently joined our team in 2021. She is a Pacific University graduate, where she also served as part-time faculty for six years. Kelly values the opportunity to spend quality time with her patients to provide individualized and comprehensive care, ensuring that their specific needs are met. Her dedication to dentistry extends beyond work hours, as she actively reads articles and attends continuing education to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

When she’s not working, Kelly enjoys cooking and staying active. Kelly also has a keen interest in wine tasting, and loves exploring new vineyards and varietals. One of her favorite companions on her adventures is her St. Bernard, Bonnie, who accompanies her on her outdoor excursions. With her warm and friendly personality, Kelly is a valuable addition to our team, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.


Dental Hygienist

Leslie, who has been in the dental field since 2004, graduated from Pacific University in 2009 with the Outstanding Graduate Award. She went on to teach as a clinical instructor at Pacific University for 9 years and hopes to return in Spring 2024. She has worked as a periodontal hygienist since 2018. In 2019 Leslie took her passion for dentistry one step further when she trained to become a myofunctional therapist and started her own business MyoFit, LLC, in 2021.

Leslie always has a smile on her face and is dedicated to her patient’s overall health. She is passionate and strives to do the very best for every patient that sits in her chair. Leslie, originally from New Mexico, loves the Pacific NW where she met her hubby Eric and is a mom to Addie, 9, and Alder, 6. She loves spending time with her family and dedicating her extra time by volunteering as PTO President of her kids’ school.


Front Office

Marissa moved to Portland in February of 2020. Drawn to Oregon’s vast landscapes and the sense of community reminiscent of her native New Hampshire, she found a larger, welcoming version of the place she holds dear. An adventure enthusiast, she passionately engages in snowboarding, globe-trotting, and exploring diverse culinary scenes. At home, she immerses herself in DIY projects, accompanied by her two lively Bengal cats, Raine and Samba, who add an extra layer of excitement to her daily life.

Professionally, Marissa has been a fixture in the dental industry since 2014. Beyond the clinical setting, she values heartfelt conversations with patients on various topics, with a surprising fondness for discussing dental insurance. Her genuine interest in making a positive impact in people’s lives shines through, reflecting her commitment to fostering meaningful connections. Outside of work, Marissa is a steadfast supporter of her wife, cheering passionately for the Portland Thorns during their games. In Portland, Marissa has seamlessly woven together her love for adventure, creativity, and community, creating a life that is both rich in experiences and authentic connections.


Office Manager

Pamela is a Portland Native who has been working in the field of dentistry for more than 37 years. She takes pleasure in building lasting relationships with our patients and assisting them in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile.Pamela is always eager to lend a helping hand to our patients, and has assisted in countless procedures with the doctor over the years, surgeries being her favorite. She remains enthusiastic about learning and broadening her knowledge of dental procedures. She always goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone who visits our office feels cared for and leaves with a smile.

During her leisure time, Pamela is an avid golfer and loves to explore the outdoors. Some of her favorite courses to visit are Bandon Dunes and Wolf Creek. Additionally, Pamela enjoys watching science fiction and action films on the big screen.