NE Dental Associates
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

Meet the Team at 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.

Dr Jonathan Gold , DMD

General dentist

Dr. Gold graduated OHSU dental school in 2010.  Immediately following this, he and his wife moved to New Orleans, LA where he practiced for 9 years.  There he treated mostly underserved families.  He credits this experience with teaching him to work with his patients to find solutions to their needs which work for them. While there he also spent time volunteering at LSU dental school, working with first year students starting to enter the field, furthering his passion for teaching and dentistry. 
Dr. Gold was born and raised in the Portland area, and grew up with a love of skiing, wakeboarding, flying kites, and riding motorcycles.  For college he went to Whitman College and received a degree in Rhetoric/Film Studies and a Science degree from Portland State University.  
When not at work you can find Dr. Gold at the park with his 3 year old son, Asher, cheering on his 49ers, or cooking.  
"I am very excited about the opportunity working at NE Dental Associates can provide me to expand my scope of practice and bring my brand of humor and lightheartedness to this office."
Dr. Clark Brinton at our Portland dental office

Dr. Clark Brinton, DMD

Owner/General Dentist

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.”

Karen (KC)

Dental Assistant

KC loves Her job in dentistry. She’s very passionate about what she does. She has experience in oral surgery for 5 years and chair side dentistry for 9. On her time off she enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping and everything in the great northwest. She was born and raised here in Portland. If Kc wasn’t doing dentistry she would own a farm and help rescue animals with her family. 

Assistant Anahi

Dental Assistant

Anahi has lived in Portland her whole life. She recently graduated from Portland Community College in December 2021 as a Dental assistant. Anahi is very passionate about boostinig patient's confidence with dentistry. Outside of the office she enjoys walking her pet Shepsky, hitting the slopes snowboarding, enjoying the outdoors and traveling. 


If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to.........................PARIS 

If I could remake any movie to star in, it would be ..................................... THE GREAT GATSBY 

If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be ......................... A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR 



Dental Assistant

Cameo started her career in the dental field at the age of 19 after she Graduated from Concorde Career Institute in 2006.  Although dental is her passion, there is nothing in this world that she enjoys more than being a Mother to her two boys. In her free time, she enjoys cooking delicious meals for her family, reading and living in the moment. 

If I  had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to...... the Bahamas
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be....... Charlie's Angels
If i wasn't a dental professional I'd be a....... Forensic Science Technician


Treatment Coordinator

Anna has worked in the dental field since 2011. She is avid about helping others and providing an exceptional experience to everyone who comes in the office. 

She was born and raised in Oregon and absolutely loves it here. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, snowboarding, hiking and is always trying to become a better version of herself. 



If I had a one way ticket to go anywhere in the world it would be to............. EUROPE 

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be ............ WONDER WOMAN 

If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be ........... A FASHION DESIGNER 


Treatment Coordinator

Elyse was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She then spent ten years in Sonoma County and recently relocated to Portland in 2021. Her career in dentistry began in 2011 and she loves to make a difference in her patient's lives through their smiles. In her free time, she enjoys car shows, cooking and spending time with her wiener dog Molly.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I’d go to........... Germany or England
If I could remake any move and star in it, it would be.......... The Craft
If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be an........... Archaeologist


Dental Hygienist

Yadira was born in Boise, Idaho but grew up around Portland, OR her whole life. She recently got married to her high school sweetheart and together they have a 5 year old Lab/German Shepard named Ace. When she’s not working, Yadira likes to watch movies, go on road trips, explore the outdoors, or enjoy a good concert.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I’d go to........... Iceland
If I could remake any move and star in it, it would be..........Harry Potter
If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be a........... Some sort of engineer
Dr. Paul Ortiz, Dentist at NE Dental Associates

(Retired) 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.”

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