I have worked for Hillside Dental Care for 25 years and have been in the dental profession for over 40 years. I grew up in Southern California, and after finishing Dental Assisting School; I began my career in the Business office. I settled in Oregon with my husband Craig to raise our family and continue my career in dentistry. I have enjoyed working with a committed caring team of professionals and especially loved watching the generations of families grow up in our practice.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters Emmery and Blair. In my spare time I love reading, and flying off to visit with my extended family.
I have been at Hillside since 2009 and love being a part of a team that is warm, friendly and always professional. I started my dental career 2003 when my children started school and have found it to be a great fit for my family and I.
I am a native Oregonian and grew up locally. I have been blessed with 3 wild and crazy guys; Will 13, Sam 11 and my wonderful husband, Cliff. I enjoy all my boy's activities, football, basketball and school. As a family we enjoy spending a lot of time at our family cabin hiking, swimming, rafting and biking.
I moved to Oregon in 1991, graduated from Sunset High in 1995, and then PCC's dental assisting program in 1998. I have worked in pediatrics, cosmetics, and general dentistry.
I joined the Hillside Dental Care Team in September 2015. The patients and team have been very welcoming and have made my days fun and extremely rewarding.
I am married to my amazing husband, Shaheen, and we have two outstanding daughters, Leila and Shaida. They keep our lives busy with sports and other activities. As a family we love to travel, find new restaurants in Portland, and get outside whenever the liquid sunshine allows.
I have been a dental assistant since 2013 and just recently joined the Hillsdale dental team.
I am an Oregonian born and raised. I've been married for 19 years and we have two beautiful daughters. Alexius who is now a student at MSU and our youngest Linzie who is a fierce rock climber.
When I'm not at work we enjoy climbing, camping, mountain biking, etc. If it's outside we are doing it.
I attended Oregon State University and graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1982 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. I have enjoyed working at Hillside Dental Care since 1986! Caring for patients and their specific needs as well as being a part of their dental team is a special aspect of my job that I love. I am also lucky to work with an outstanding group of committed individuals who care about the patients and their dental health.
I have two sons, Bradley and Adam both graduates of colleges in Oregon, so my husband and I are testing out the empty-nest idea with our Yorkie Terrier, Lily. In my free time I like to hike, read, garden, do all kinds of craft projects, and eventually do more traveling....
After graduating from OSU, I moved up to the Portland area to continue my education in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy taking the time getting to know my patients and providing a positive dental experience.
I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful babies, Penelope (2) and Bennet (5 months) that I spend my time with outside of the office. We enjoy frequent trips to the park, camping and reading.