Meet the Team
Emily - Front Office
Emily is one of our front desk team members. Her warm smile will help make your visit a great one. She loves getting to know our patients and always keeps their needs a priority. Feel free to talk with her about any services you feel might improve your dental experience.
As someone who was born and raised in West Linn Oregon, you will find her with her husband hiking, paddle boarding and traveling around the Columbia Gorge or the Oregon coast. Emily’s favorite band is Dave Matthews, who she travels to see every summer up at the Gorge Amphitheater.
Joani - 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.
Janine - Dental Hygienist
Janine graduated from Portland Community College’s dental hygiene program in 1980. Janine absolutely adores her patients and loves to develop relationships with them. She finds great satisfaction in taking someone from a state of disease to a state of health through treatment and education. Her emphasis is on prevention and maintaining dental health. In her free time, you can find Janine cheering on OSU, doing Crossfit, caring for her flower garden (her favorite is making moss baskets), shopping for antiques (or anything really!), cooking and baking. Traveling is another of her favorite things to do. She loves going to Hawaii, and has a bucket list of places she’d like to see & things she’d like to do
Tasha - 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.
Marissa - 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.
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Samantha - Dental Assistantt
Sam enjoys spending time with her husband, going to yoga, snowboarding, and reading. She has worked as a dental assistant for 9 years, 7 years in Portland. She graduated from University of Oregon after studying psychology.