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About Us

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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.

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.

Gena Vinksy, DMD

Dr. Gena Vinksy, DMD, joined Healthy Smiles Dental Group in March of 2018. She was selected for her outstanding background in dentistry and commitment to comprehensive dental patient care. Dr. Vinsky, D.M.D., is also a Registered Nurse. She believes the best part of being a dentist is giving NE Portland and the greater Portland Metro Area patients, the smiles they want and deserve. Her goal is to provide a positive and pain-free dental experience and to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile.

After graduating from The University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Nursing, Dr. Vinsky, DMD, worked as an Intensive Care Unit R.N. She decided to return to school become a dentist and received her Dental Degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, located in Portland, OR.

Dr. Vinsky, D.M.D. , is a member of the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She speaks English and Russian fluently and is Nitrous Certified (sedation dentistry).

Besides being a gentle dentist in Portland, OR, Dr. Vinsky, enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her adorable dog, Charlie. She also enjoys hiking, travel and exploring different cuisines.

Education:

  • B.S., Nursing – University of San Francisco
  • D.M.D.- OHSU School of 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. We embrace your input and are always striving to make each dental visit to our office as comfortable as possible.

 

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Practice & Operations Manager

Kim moved to the Pacific Northwest from Las Vegas, NV. Kim has been in dentistry for over 16 years. She started her career as a dental assistant and progressed her knowledge and skills to managing dental offices. Kim’s passion for the dental field and her exceptional customer service, ensures your dental experience here will be as comfortable as possible. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, she is available to assist you with your dental care and billing.

Outside of dentistry Kim has many talents including being a licensed Master Esthetician, having a degree in Journalism and Mass communication.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and learning new things. Kim speaks a little french and Italian. She is a self taught piano player, sings, and even made an album with her sister.  She also loves shopping, hiking, water and snow skiing and being outdoors.  She loves to dote on her niece and nephews and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Jenny M., EFDA

Treatment Coordinator

Jenny has been with Healthy Smiles Dental group for over ten years! She has been our lead assistant for years, managing the dental assistant team and now is a new addition to our front office team applying her dental assistant knowledge to ensure the ease of discussing treatment plans and scheduling appointments. Jenny 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 dental patient centered care and and outstanding customer service.

Jenny decided to become a registered dental assistant because she loves helping and making a difference in people’s lives.  She is a Portland, OR  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 our dentistry 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 an avid fan of Dutch Brothers and is also frequently the office FitBit weekly step challenge winner!

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. 

 

 

Laine E., RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist 

Laine is our newest dental hygienist at Healthy Smiles Dental Group! Laine graduated from OHSU in 2001 and has over fifteen years experience providing gentle, comfortable and comprehensive dental care for patients. She was chosen out of a very competitive group of applicants to join our team because of her warm demeanor, passion for her chosen career and soft touch. She is here every Friday and has helped expand our practice hours to better accommodate our patient’s busy schedules.

Laine is from Newberg , Oregon and moved to Portland, OR shortly after she graduated high school. Away from the office, Laine enjoys cheering on her two teenage sons in their wrestling tournaments and football games. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and going on long walks with their dogs!

 

Jennifer B.

Dental Assistant 

Jennifer joined our Healthy Smiles Dental Group Team in 2017 and has become an integral team member!  Since Healthy Smiles Dental Group is now open more days and longer hours,  Jenn  has stepped up to give us an extra set of extraordinary helping hands. You may recognize Jenn who has been helping us out part-time since 2015. We are elated to add her 24 years experience to our dental assisting team full-time!

Jenn is a proficient and gentle certified dental assistant. She is phenomenally kind with people from all walks of life and is extraordinarily gifted when working with children and people with high dental anxiety. She is remarkable with helping alleviate any trepidation patients may have with dental visits. She goes above and beyond to help patients feel welcome, informed and relaxed during their dentistry visits.

Jenn is a Vancouver, WA local and loves spending time with her family,  gardening and home improvement projects. She also enjoys caring for her “fur family” which consists of several bunnies and a dog.