Our mission at NE Dental Associates is to make your dental visit experience an exceptional one. Led by a team of the best, most knowledgeable dentists in Portland and the surrounding areas, along with professional and caring staff, here at NE Dental Associates, we are committed to providing excellent value to our patients and creating lifelong relationships with them and the community.
Take a moment to get to know our dentists by reading their biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you to the office.
Dr. Brinton graduated OHSU School of Dentistry in 2013 as the class valedictorian. During his third and fourth years, he was selected as one of two students to train under Drs. Stanley Malamed and Ken Reed in intravenous sedation as a member of their mini-residency program.
Dr. Brinton practiced general dentistry in New Mexico from 2013 to 2017, devoting much of his practice to IV sedation and dental surgery, including root canal therapy, dental extractions, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Brinton credits his high level of experience and education in a short time to his commitment to continued professional education and training.
Dr. Brinton completed didactic and live patient surgical implant training with OCO Biomedical in 2013 and has been placing and restoring dental implants since. He stays current with implantology by attending additional courses and symposiums, having recently returned from the world-renowned Pikos Symposium in November. Dr. Brinton is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and a provider of cosmetic and therapeutic Botox for TMJ and head and neck pain.
Dr. Brinton and his wife, Kjerstin, have two young daughters, Annika and Hanna. In their free time, they love to enjoy the outdoors, whether by foot, bike, or skis.
“As a dental student, I developed a passion for the practice of dentistry and went above and beyond the requirements to prepare myself for my future patients in every way possible. Since graduation, I've continued to pursue as much continuing education as possible with the goal of providing excellent care to my patients. I try to treat my patients like my family, which starts with a correct diagnosis, exploring treatment options, and performing the right procedure with the excellence and skill to make sure you leave happy with your visit.”
Paul E. Ortiz
Dr. Ortiz graduated from the OHSU School of Dentistry in 1980 and is proud to have been an instructor at the OHSU School of Dentistry for over thirty years, where he has served as an associate professor in the department of restorative dentistry. Dr. Ortiz currently mentors dental professionals and dental students and has also been a consultant for the Portland Study Group, which dedicates itself to training practicing dentists in the art of comprehensive treatment.
When not in the office, Dr. Ortiz loves spending time with his wife of over forty years and enjoys playing baseball and racquetball.
“We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality dentistry in a caring and compassionate manner. We respect our patients' busy schedules and strive to provide them with prompt and time-efficient treatment.”
Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator
Abby was born in Utah, yet spent most of her formative years in Europe before moving back to the US to attend college at Brigham Young University. Abby graduated with a focus in Human Development and began working as a Treatment Coordinator with Roots Dental in 2018. While in college, Abby volunteered as a missionary for her church in Tucson, Arizona, and fell in love with the heat, culture, and food during her experience.
When Abby is not working, she enjoys cooking and running, and loves spending time with her family and friends. Abby is also very proud of the fact that she has won a pancake eating contest in the past - great job, Abby!
"Finish the Sentence" with Abby
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Queen, Whitney Houston, and Ben Rector.
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be... Robin Williams.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I would go... somewhere tropical where I could sit on the beach and eat fresh fruit all day.
Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator
Cristina was born in Romania and moved to the US at age 3, spending the majority of her time in Portland. As the Treatment Coordinator, Cristina loves forging meaningful relationships with her patients and those around her in the workplace. Cristina began her career in the dental field working for an endodontist, and later moved to general dentistry, where she enthusiastically works today!
When not working, Cristina loves cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is a fan of water sports and snow activities, so she can often be found by the pool or on the mountain.
"Finish the Sentence" with Cristina
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Mercy Me, Lauren Daigle, and Offset.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I would go to... Europe.
The last thing that made me smile was... My little brother Jeremiah. He always makes me smile!
Few people can say that they have achieved the job that they’ve dreamed about since childhood. Danielle is one of those people! Born and raised in Oregon City, Danielle dreamt of being a Dental Hygienist since she was 10 years old and has been working in dentistry for 12 years. Danielle shares her passion with others by volunteering at OHSU Dental School to instruct students about dental hygiene. When not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family (especially her chickens) and friends by gardening, camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.
"Finish the Sentence" with Danielle
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Chicago
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Hozier, Mike Posner, Steve Miller Band
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I’d go to... Australia
Nicole was born and raised in Gresham and has stayed close to her hometown while working as a Dental Assistant in Portland. Putting her certificate in Dental Assistance from Concorde Career College to good use, Nicole is a passionate supporter of our patients' oral health and works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the care that they need. An adamant coffee enthusiast and puppy mom, Nicole can be found creating tasty beverages and playing with her pup when not in the office.
"Finish the Sentence" with Nicole
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Brendon Urie, Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Passengers
The last thing that made me smile was... My puppy!!