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

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. 


Office Supervisor/Treatment Coordinator

Evelyn recently made the move to Portland from Spokane Washington. She currently is settling into hew new home in Milwaukie with her boyfriend and pets. When she is not helping out patients, you will find Evelyn kayaking and exploring the outdoors with her dog. Evelyn is a major foody which she is excited to try all the Portland food spots. She is also an avid reader and an overall animal lover. 
Finish the Sentence with Evelyn: 
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be.... Audrey Hepburn
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to.... Scotland 
If you could write a book, what genre would you write it in…  True Crime Comedy


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. 

"Finish the Sentence"  with Cameo 
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


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.


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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