Troutdale Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Brian Hale

Meet the Team at Troutdale Dental

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.

Cece H.

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.

Cory S.

Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator

Cory S. was born in Gresham, Oregon, and raised in Portland, and is passionate about restoring the confidence of patients by helping them achieve beautiful smiles. Cory received her Bachelors of Science in Social Science at Portland State University and is a Treatment Coordinator at Troutdale Dental.

When not at work, Cory can be found spending time with her four children and two Siberian Huskies. Cory loves being outdoors, finding ocean waves and beaches to grant her tranquility and peace of mind.

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Cory

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Bring It On.

If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be... Ellen Degeneres.

The last thing that made me smile was... My amazing coworker Cece.

Kyra S.

Dental Hygienist

Kyra is a Dental Hygienist and Crossfit enthusiast born in Gresham, Oregon. She graduated from Mt. Hood Community College, and thoroughly enjoys making sure that her patients receive the utmost care.

As an adventure enthusiast, Kyra can be found participating in Crossfit or playing with her puppy when she is not at work.

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Kyra

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Ed Sheeran, Ed Sheeran, and Ed Sheeran!

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Harry Potter.

On my pizza, you will find... Sausage and artichokes.

Lisa V.

Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a native Oregonian, beginning her journey into dentistry at Portland Community College, where she studied becoming a Dental Assistant before turning to orthodontics upon graduation. She continued her education by enrolling in the Dental Hygiene program at Palm Beach State College in sunny Florida, where she graduated with honors and a scholarship. She soon relocated back to her home state, where she laid down her roots and began her work as a Dental Hygienist alongside the team at Troutdale Dental.

Lisa is enjoying her life in her home state with her family and friends and is always looking for an opportunity to laugh. In her free time, Lisa enjoys snow skiing, traveling in her RV, and golfing. A mother of three, Lisa’s children are all patients at Troutdale Dental, making her profession a true family experience!

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Lisa

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Tim McGraw, Bob Marley, Lionel Richie.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... National Lampoon’s Vacation.

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... Brushing my teeth, not kidding.

Nancy X.

Dental Assistant

A Portland native, Nancy is an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Troutdale Dental Team. Nancy graduated from Willamette University as an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) and loves being able to get patients the help that they need to improve their oral hygiene.

An avid baker, Nancy can be found perfecting her recipes and catching up on the newest movies when not in the office.

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Nancy

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Indiana Jones.

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... That my alarm needs to be changed!

On my pizza, you will find... Pepperoni. Do you need anything else?

Michaela V.

Dental Assistant

Michaela grew up in the warm city of Santa Maria, California and has joined the team at Troutdale Dental as a passionate Registered Dental Assistant. Graduating from Allan Hancock College with an Associates Degree in Science, Michaela enjoys the personal interaction and fulfillment that comes with her work in the Dental field.

When not working, Michaela enjoys watching movies and hiking in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Michaela

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Kane Brown, A Day to Remember, Michael Jackson.

On my pizza, you will find... Pepperoni, Black olives, and pineapple.

If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I’d go to... Puerto Rico.

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