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.”


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Keisha was born and raised in San Jose, California. She moved to Vancouver, Washington when she was 16. She has a daughter and 3 dogs. Graduated from Elite Dental Assisting Academy. She enjoys riding her motorcycle on nice days and enjoys going on hikes. 

Finish the sentence with Keisha:
If I could remake any movie and star in it..... it would be Cry-Baby or Grease, because I love the style of that time.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world..., I'd go to Sicily. 
If I wasn't a dental professional..., I would be a nurse.



Implant Advocate


Administrator/Treatment Coordinator

Angela was born and raised mostly in Oregon spending a little bit of her childhood in California. Angela is a mother to 4 children that are amazing and her pride and joy. She loves to go hiking and enjoy the outdoors. Angela has a passion for Latin dancing, especially with her husband. She loves to help people and a big believer that self-care is important and everyone deserves to feel good about themselves inside and out. 

"Finish the Sentence" with Angela

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be...  Alicia Keys, Los Angeles Azules, and Miguel  

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be...The Titanic, I like the fancy dresses and Iove romance.
 Who I would have dinner with would be ...... Oprah

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. 


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
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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