NE Dental Associates
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.
Meet Our Team
Clark Brinton, DMD
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, DMD
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.”