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Patricia DeMasi, DDS

Dr. Patricia DeMasi, D.D.S., graduated from the SUNY Buffalo Dental School in New York with a minor in TMD (Temporomandibular diseases) studies and went on to complete a residency at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital.

  • Continuing Education: She has committed to continuous dental education, and is an active volunteer in children’s dental programs.
  • Associations: An active member of the ADA (American Dental Association), ODA (Oregon Dental Association) and the MDS (Multnomah Dental Society) – serving as a Board Member for the last several years.
  • Recognition: Honored by both Top Dentist (2009-2017) and Who’s Who in Leading Business Professionals for Oregon (2010-2017). Her practice, Healthy Smiles Dental Group has been ranked by YELP, Angie’s List, Portland Monthly Magazine, and City Beats as a best dental practice and has received awards for outstanding customer service.

Dr. Patricia Demasi, DDS believes in comprehensive care that focuses on genuine personal attention, premium general, and cosmetic dental treatments and cutting-edge technologies that reduce your time and investment in the dental chair. She takes pride in serving the Portland, Oregon community and regularly volunteers and donates her services to children at Creston Dental Clinic.

Patricia Demasi, DDS expertise, and knowledge have helped many people with extreme dental anxiety and fear move forward into optimal oral health and dental wellness. She provides comprehensive quality care in a supportive environment and provides services such as sedation dentistry and leverages holistic relaxation techniques, like NuCalm, to help patients feel less apprehensive about dental care. She thoroughly explains dental care in terms that anyone can understand. She strives to make sure you are confident and informed about all aspects of your dental health.

Dr. Demasi makes herself easily accessible to all her patients who would like to speak with her about their dental health care, who have questions or concerns about any facet of their oral health care and services. She regularly consults with patients primary doctor’s, upon their request, to coordinate ideal care and safety.

Her practice accepts most dental insurance and offers flexible payment plans with CareCredit.

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Al Saber, DDS

Dr. Al Saber, D.D.S.  graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in New York in 2000, and has been in dental clinical private practice in NE Portland, since 2005 when he and Dr. Demasi, D.D.S. opened Healthy Smiles Dental Group. Dr. Saber has an avid outdoors-man and enjoys being a volunteer with outreach dental programs. He is an active member of the ADA, ODA, and Multnomah Dental Society.

Healthy Smiles Dental Group, the practice of Dr. Al Saber and Dr. Patricia Demasi, DDS, has been consistently awarded excellence in customer service and dental care by Portland Monthly Magazine, Yelp, Google Plus and many of their peers. We believe it’s because we treat people, not just teeth!

If you are looking for a gentle dentist Portland, OR, look no further than Dr. Al Saber at Healthy Smiles Dental Group.

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Dr. Ji, DDS

Dr. Sung Yeon Ji, D. D. S., an Oregon Native, received her DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 2013. She has been working as a general dentist in private practices since that time and joined Healthy Smiles Dental Group, (HSDG), as a dental associate in May of 2017. She was selected out of competitive group dental practitioners to join HSDG because of her outstanding dental expertise in restorative general dentistry, oral surgery and endodontic dentistry (root canal therapy). She is an outstanding Portland, OR dental provider and was hand selected to continue the same quality care our Healthy Smiles Dental Group patients are accustom to.

Dr. Ji, D. D. S. believes in building long term relationships with her NE Portland dental patients,  within a gentle and comfortable environment,  at Healthy Smiles Dental Group. She works alongside Dr. Al Saber, DDS and Dr. Patricia Demasi, D.D.S. Dr. Sung Yeon Ji, D.D.S., is innovative, proactive and comprehensive in her approach to dental care for her patients. She sees one patient at a time to preserve the patient-dentist relationship and does not double book her schedule. Patient centered care is always the priority and you are always in control when it comes to your dental treatments. Dr Ji, DDS will take the time you need to understand all aspects of your dental care.

Outside the office Dr. Ji, DDS , enjoys spending time with her husband exploring the beauty of Portland, Oregon and The Pacifc Northwest. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking and snowboarding. She became interested in dentistry while in her teens and is passionate about her profession in Dentistry.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Each member of our team comes with extraordinary backgrounds and experience which makes them remarkable as individuals and as a team, outstanding providers of comprehensive and compassionate dental care.

 

Donna H., RDH

Lead Hygienist

“I began my dental career in 1972 when I trained to be a dental assistant in the US Navy. After I was discharged, I went to dental hygiene school at Mt Hood Community College and graduated in 1979. I then spent 2 years in Prince George, British Columbia which is 500 miles north of Vancouver, BC. It got too cold for me, so I came back to Oregon and stayed put. I have been with Healthy Smiles since it’s inception and worked for Dr. Ron Nakata for 13 years before Dr’s Saber and DeMasi bought the practice in 2005. I love all my “kids” here at Healthy Smiles and very proud of the work we do here. Everyone is kind, compassionate and committed to serving our patients with the best possible care.”

Away from the practice Donna is an accomplished photographer and artist. Many of her creations can be seen at local art venues! We are also humbled to have many of her beautiful portraits displayed in our practice and website! Donna is also a devoted and proud grandmother of Owen, her weekly adventure co-pilot.

Donna just celebrated her 25th Anniversary with our practice! Although it is bitter-sweet, she has recently informed us she will be retiring in April of 2018. We will be announcing dates for her retirement party which will be open to all those that love Donna as much as we do. Congrats Donna! We love you and are grateful and honored to have been a part of your work-family!

Eliza R.

Practice & Operations Manager

Eliza has been with Healthy Smiles Dental Group of Portland, OR since 2016 and she oversees all facets of our practice and patients needs. She has over fifteen years experience in the dental field and is a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, (LVI). Her previous studies have  focused on practice management, marketing with a dedicated focus on e-commerce and at LVI, full mouth reconstruction and advanced dental aesthetics. She is also a former CareCredit trainer.

What this means for our patients is that Eliza is able to articulate general to advanced procedures in laymen terms and she can comprehensively and compassionately consult you while you decide what treatment options are best for you. She can additionally advise you on affordable monthly payment plan options that are best for your individual situation. She is dedicated to our patients and our staff and committed to providing you with exceptional dental care. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, she is available to assist you.

Eliza also is responsible for practice operations and our B2B contact person should you require input and information on vendor relations, A/P and marketing.

Eliza is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys exploring the PNW with friends and family, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, hiking,  camping and reading.  She moved to Portland with her family in 2016 from Santa Cruz, CA  and loves being a part of the Portland, Oregon Healthy Smiles Dental Group Team!

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Jenny M., EFDA

Lead Dental Assistant

Jenny has been with Healthy Smiles Dental group for over ten years! She is our lead assistant and manages the dental assistant team, oversees clinic OSHA and safety administration, and oversees clinical purchases. She is an invaluable team leader who is dedicated to making sure our dental guests, doctors and team have smooth and comfortable appointments. She is focused on excellence in patient centered care and and outstanding customer service.

Jenny decided to become an assistant because she loves helping and making a difference in people’s lives.  She is a Portland local and has been serving the community as a certified dental assistant for over 15 years. Please let Jenny know if you have any questions about your appointments or upcoming procedures. She is an experienced pillar of dental knowledge and is excellent with helping patients understand treatments in simple terms.  If you have any special requests to make your visit more comfortable, please call today and let her know!

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Oregon Ducks and being outdoors. She is frequently the office FitBit weekly step challenge winner and one of the nicest and compassionate ladies we know!

Erica B.

Treatment & Financial Coordinator

Erica is our dental benefits and dental treatment coordinator who is savvy in all facets of dental insurance billing and dental benefit research. She assists our patients with benefit coordination and scheduling of their dental treatments. She has been with Healthy Smiles Dental Group, of Portland, Oregon,  for over eight years in the front office and is always ready with a warm smile to facilitate you with any dental billing questions or concerns you may have.

We understand that dental cost and leveraging dental benefits is important to you and your family and Erica is a pillar of knowledge when it comes to the various caveats with dental insurance and billing. In addition she is able to facilitate our patients and their families with affordable payment options, like CareCredit.  Please let her know if you have any questions: she is always ready to help!

In her time away from the office Erica enjoys spending time with her family in Gresham and Portland, Oregon. She is a devoted mother and also volunteers as a basketball coach. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys volunteering in youth outreach programs.

Jessica T.,

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica has been with Healthy Smiles Dental Group since 2015.  She started off her career in dentistry as a dental assistant, office manager and then went on to become a dental hygienist. Her diverse background in the dental filed affords her patients a comprehensive perspective on all facets of dental care. Our patients rave about her gentle touch, extraordinary kind demeanor and comprehensive approach to oral hygiene.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and two fur kids. Jessica grew up in Sandy, Oregon and is a long time Portland, Oregonian.

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Stacey R., EFDA

Patient Treatment Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Stacey is our dental treatment coordinator in the front office and a certified dental assistant extraordinaire. Originally a certified dental assistant for Healthy Smiles Dental Group, she has transitioned into the front office and assists our dentists as your needs require. She has been a valued team member for eight years! She is a multi-talented team member who is dedicated to ensuring your ease and comfort for all your dental appointments from start to finish. Stacey also verifies insurance benefits and eligibility to ensure you know what to expect with all phases of your dental treatments.

Stacey is a devoted mother and in her leisure time is a cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. Stacey is a fan of fishing, hiking camping and spending time with her family. Originally from Gold Beach, OR.,  Stacey moved to Portland, OR sixteen years ago and is here to stay!

 

Kerry B. , EFDA

Dental Assistant

Kerry has been with Healthy Smiles Dental Group for several years assisting our patients and dentists with comprehensive dental care. Her calm demeanor helps put even the most nervous patients at ease and her comprehensive approach to gentle dental assisting has made her an invaluable team member. Kerry can help answer any questions or concerns you have about your dental treatments!

Outside the office Kerry enjoys spending time with her family in Portland, Oregon, playing with her adorable dogs and floral design.

Lisa W., EFDA

Dental Assistant

Lisa has been with Healthy Smiles Dental Group since 2017 and has been a dental assistant for over seven years.  She was chosen to be part of the Healthy Smiles Dental Group Team because of her  sincere commitment to outstanding patient care, exceptional attention to detail and outstanding work ethic. Lisa is an integral part of our dental assisting team and is focused on making sure your visits and treatments with us are as comfortable as possible. She has advanced training in NuCalm* and assisting with sedation dentistry.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her daughter and family and is currently going to school full-time to become a dental hygienist! When she has “spare” time, Lisa enjoys being outdoors and spending as much time as possible with her toddler.

 

*NuCalm® is a safe, proven neuroscience technology that quickly relaxes you without using narcotics or controlled substances. NuCalm naturally brings your body to the pre-sleep states characterized by deep relaxation and assisting with sedation dentistry.