Our Troutdale Dental team is what truly sets us apart from other practices. Not only do we have some of the best dentists in the Troutdale and Gresham areas, but our support and clinical team all take great pride in the work they do.
We all love working with people and look forward to meeting you. Take a moment to get to know us by reading through our bios below.
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.
Brian Hale DMD
Growing up in the desert heat of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Hale was looking for a change of climate and scenery. It’s not hard to understand why he and his wife, Alisha, fell in love with Oregon’s forests and diverse landscapes. Relocating here has been a refreshing experience of which he says, “I am very excited to meet and provide oral health care to the wonderful people in the Troutdale area!"
Dr. Hale graduated from UNLV School of Dental Medicine after earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University. During dental school, he served as Class Vice President and received the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award.
Dr. Hale went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Baltimore, Maryland Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Through this additional training, Dr. Hale devoted much of his time to root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, fillings, crowns, and veneers. He says “The only thing I love more than teeth, and believe me, I LOVE teeth, is restoring or enhancing a smile that has been lost. I live to make you smile!”
In their free time, Dr. Hale and his wife, Alisha, love to camp and explore wherever they find themselves.
Kyra Speer is a hygienist who has been working for us for two and a half years now. Her favorite part about serving others at Troutdale Dental is getting to be a part of an amazing staff. Kyra loves the people she works with and is committed to her patients and providing quality care. Before she became our hygienist, she graduated from Hygiene School in 2013. In her spare time, Kyra loves CrossFit!
Nancy is a Portland native and graduated from Willamette Valley with her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) degree.
As an EFDA at Troutdale Dental, Nancy has the responsibility of ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of patient care, which is her favorite part of being a part of our dental team.
In her spare time, you will find Nancy baking tasty treats and watching movies.
Michaela hails from beautiful Santa Maria, CA and attended Allen Hancock College where she earned her Associate in Science Degree. She joined the Troutdale Dental team in early 2018 and most enjoys getting to know our patients and working with a talented and energetic team.
When she is away from the dental office, you will most often find Michaela hiking or catching a great film.
Originally from Sandy, Oregon, Jessica earned her education from Concorde Career College where she appeared on the Dean’s List.
She tells everyone her favorite aspect of working in dentistry is caring for our patients.
Jessica is a mom of three awesome kids who keep her on her toes, and a husband who does the same. She also looks after all kinds of pets from horses to pigeons. She started her career as a dental assistant, and she is now enjoying working with patients in our front office.