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Meet the Team for Our Portland Family Dentist - Portland Orthodontics


Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Meet Our Dental Hygienists:



Aliesha Powers, R.D.H.

Aliesha grew up in southern Oregon on her family ranch. She relocated to Portland 10 years ago. She has worked in dentistry for 6 of those years, starting out as a dental assistant working in pediatrics. She graduated from the PCC dental hygiene program in 2014 and has been with our office ever since. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and patient care.

She loves to travel, too! She has been to seven countries and counting. She also loves reading, hiking, camping, concerts and the occasional Netflix binge.

 


Amber Royal, R.D.H.

Amber is from Phoenix, AZ where she graduated from Phoenix College's Dental Program in 2007.  She then moved to Portland and has been living here ever since.

Amber loves working with the friendly and amazing staff at Powell Dental and is excited to be apart of the team.

Amber is married with one daughter, Violet, who keeps her very busy.  Amber enjoys biking, hiking, Pilates and yoga.

Meet Our Dental Assistants:

Katherine Gilpin
Katherine Gilpin, DA

Katherine has been Dental Assisting since 1998 and has worked for Powell Dental since 2009.

Katherine enjoys working at Powell Dental because it is a warm and friendly office.  She feels that the patients here are pleasantly surprised to feel at home and well cared for when they come to Powell Dental.

Katherine grew up in Oregon City and likes to spend her time outdoors hiking, biking, and horseback riding amongst other things.

Olesya Kodryanu

Corinn Clay, EFDA/EFODA

Born and raised in Portland, Corinn started working in the dental field as an orthodontic assistant in 2012, then worked with kids for four years in a pediatric office. 

Corinn came to Powell Dental in 2015 and couldn't be happier! She likes being a part of an amazing team with Dr. Blair creating not only a great work environment but a safe and caring place for patients. She says, "I have never enjoyed a job so much!"

 She is best friends with her co-worker Brittney. She loves swimming, going on hikes with friends, and spending time with her family.

 

Brittney Cullen, DA

Brittney joined the Powell dental team in June, 2015. She is a Portland native that is proud to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest her home. If you ask her why she got into dental, she will tell you that she didn't choose dental, but it chose her! She truly loves it!

Brittney is excited to work in such a positive, caring, and compassionate office with a great dentist that puts his patients first. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts any chance she gets, visiting with family and friends, and traveling to the coast. 

  

Meet Our Front Office:



Nora Brown

Nora was born in Germany and grew up in Belgium. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 and graduated from St. Martin’s University which is located in Washington.

Nora came to Powell Dental with 10+ years of office experience and an eagerness to learn about the dental world.  She has been working for Powell Dental since 2010 and has learned so much.  She feels that Dr. Blair and the staff at Powell Dental are truly wonderful and loads of fun to work with – they laugh every day!

Nora speaks fluent French. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and likes spending time in the outdoors. She is married and has two daughters, Amelia and Audrey.


April Hauenstein, EFDA

April was raised by a dentist and has been in the field her entire life. She came to Powell Dental in 2015 bringing in over 30 years of experience working both in front and chair side. She loves the positive and fun atmosphere!

As a native Ohioan, she moved to Oregon in 1978 and has called it home since. She is an avid quilter, loves to garden, and rings in her Church's handbell choir. She is mother to two, Brian and Madeline, as well as the family's cats and lovable labradoodle, Sophie.