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 - Troutdale Dental

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 of 2017. 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.

Cory is our front-office rockstar! Here to greet you with a smile upon your arrival.

Cory

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.

Natalina | Hygienist - Troutdale Dental

Natalina

Dental Hygienist

Natalina joins the Troutdale Dental team all the way from a small town in northwest Pennsylvania where much of her family still resides. Before joining our team in August of 2019, she was a dental assistant with ambitions of going back to school for dental hygiene in Williamsport, PA. She did so and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2014 then followed that up with a trip to Nicaragua, providing dental care to children with fellow Penn College students. She has also been published in RDH magazine which is an honor she holds dear. Despite all of her achievements, her number one goal is still to help people with their dental and overall health.

 

Growing up in Greenville, PA came with a very family-centric upbringing where her and her younger brother would enjoy plenty of laughs and back yard games with their cousins. Some of their favorite memories are still on the kickball field, basketball courts and tucked neatly into board games at their grandparents house. Away from the office Natalina can be found scouring the city for the best bites in town with her friends and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Natalina

If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I would go to... Europe.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Pocahontas - I wanted to be her as a kid.

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

Lisa | Hygienist - Troutdale Dental

Lisa

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.

Marcela | Dental Assistant - Troutdale Dental

Marcela

Dental Assistant

Marcela joined Troutdale Dental in the summer of 2019 and has been a welcomed addition to our team ever since. Her education landed her as a dental assistant after exploring general studies and realizing she has a passion for helping people and transforming lives. She grew up in Hermiston, OR near the banks of the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon. Growing up in the “Watermelon Capital” of Oregon, she has many fond memories of growing up in a small town and all that comes with it. 

 

Marcela fell in love with the dental field and couldn’t be happier about contributing to the kindness and compassion the team gives to it’s patients. When she’s not chairside with Dr. Hale and Brinton, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and her new puppy, Royce. Marcela is an avid football and hockey fan, cheering on her Steelers and Penguins with those Terrible Towels. She has also been known to throw down on new recipes in the kitchen. Ask her about her latest kitchen conquest next time you’re in for a checkup! 

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Marcella

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... My Father (who’s a musician), The Weeknd and Luke Combs.

On my pizza you will find.... Pepperoni, sausage, bacon and hot sauce!

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... She’s the Man.

Sarah

Dental Assistant

Sarah joined the Troutdale Dental team as a self proclaimed Rockstar Dental Assistant and has been living up to that name since arriving in the summer of 2019. A Portland native, she was a 5-star Varsity athlete at Biztech high and also delivered the Salutatory for her class. Not one to settle for second best, her collegiate studies led her to a business management degree that landed her a job working in the front office handling insurance verifications. Sarah soon became intrigued by the work in the operatories including the fascinating world of Oral Surgery. Today, Sarah works side by side with both Dr.’s to ensure everything is prepped, sterilized, and ready well in advance of your arrival for treatment. Sarah’s unsatisfied hunger to learn more every day makes her a great fit at Troutdale Dental as we see patients from all walks of life with varying needs to get their smiles back on track.

 

When she’s not flexing her skills in the practice, you can find her flexing in the gym continuing her fitness journey. She loves coming to work everyday ready to learn and provide the best experience for our patients.  

 

"Finish the Sentence" with Sarah

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

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... if I overslept or not.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Suicide Squad.

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