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. 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.”
Dr. 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.”
Dr. Chase Carlson, DMD
Dr. Carlson was raised in northern Utah. He has always had a strong desire to live in the PNW. While growing up, his family vacationed in Oregon and Washington and he became obsessed with someday exploring the beautiful green landscapes Oregon has to offer.
Dr. Carlson attended Utah Valley University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology. Following his undergraduate studies he attended OHSU School of Dentistry graduating in the top 3% of his class. During his training he gained a passion to provide dental care at the highest level. He pursued any opportunity to develop his clinical skills and was often involved in extracurricular clinical courses beyond the already rigorous curriculum. Upon graduation he was the recipient of a number of awards, including the Terri Monetti Memorial Award, Academy of Operative Dentistry Award, Quintessence of Periodontology Award, and he was welcomed into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. It is Dr. Carlson's goal to help his patient's feel educated and at ease with their care.
Dr. Carlson married his high school sweetheart, Jenna. When Dr. Carlson isn't at the office he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter, Ivy. Together they love to be outdoors exploring the PNW. Dr. Carlson's hobbies include skiing, biking, camping, and golfing.
"I am thrilled to be joining Dr. Brinton and Dr. Ortiz as the newest member of the NE Dental Associate family. I strive to build lasting relationships with my patients by helping them feel empowered and comfortable with their dental care. I look forward to meeting you soon!"
"Finish the Sentence" with Dr. Carlson:
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be The Lumineers, Caamp, The Shins
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be The Goonies
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be Walt Disney
Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator
Cece grew up in Portland, and is currently a Treatment Coordinator at Troutdale Dental. She is very enthusiastic about her work, and never passes on the opportunity to learn a new skill to increase her efficiency. A highly effective people-person, Cece loves meeting new people through her work, and helping them achieve the smiles that they’ve always dreamed of.
“I love making people feel good about themselves in any way possible.”
When not working, Cece can be found spending time with her family, reading, shopping, and catching up on her favorite television shows. Additionally, Cece is a freelance makeup artist!
"Finish the Sentence" with Cece
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Love & Basketball.
When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... Going back to sleep.
The last thing that made me smile was... My son's grades.
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!!