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Meet Our Team

Meet the Team for Our Portland Family Dentist

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, 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, 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, who keeps her very busy.  Amber enjoys biking, hiking, Pilates and yoga.


 Sharika, R.D.H

 Sharika was born and raised in Portland, spending most of her formative years growing up on beautiful Mt. Hood. She graduated in 2003 with a BS in Dental Hygiene from Lima Linda University School of Dentistry. After graduating and before moving back to the Pacific NW, she practiced hygiene in Southern California.

 When she is not working, Sharika grows specialty cut flowers on her property in the Columbia River Gorge and uses them to design for weddings and events. She also spends time coaching her kids soccer and basketball teams, as well as camping, hiking, paddle boarding, playing volleyball and going on as many outdoor adventures as possible with her two boys and their Australian Shepherd dog Jasper.

Sharika has been with Powell Dental since 2018 and couldn’t imagine a better family to work with.


Meet Our Dental Assistants:

Veronica, Dental Assistant 

Veronica has been working at Powell Dental since 2019. Before she was recruited to train and become a dental assistant, she worked for the Blair family as their nanny.

In her free time, she loves to cook, spend time with her dog Ooley, and hang out with friends and family.

She says that working at Powell Dental has been an amazing experience and looks forward to many more wonderful years with this awesome team.






Meet Our Front Office:

Nora-Office Manager

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 has two daughters, and a newly rescued dog named Mae.




Olesya KodryanuCorinn, EFDA/EFODA

Corinn is a Portland native and has been with Powell Dental since 2015. She started in the dental field as an assistant, working with orthodontics then moved on to working with children in a pediatric office. After assisting for the last 8 years , she has now moved up to the front office. 

She has two dogs who love the outdoors and being in the water just as much as she does. Her love for music takes her to concerts all year round and line dancing.

She loves being a part of such an amazing team, with Dr. Blair who creates not only a great work environment, but also an inviting and caring place. She laughs every day and had never enjoyed a job so much.




April, 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 dog.






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