Troutdale Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Brian Hale

Meet the Team at Troutdale Dental

At Troutdale Dental, our team is what truly sets us apart from other dental practices. Not only do we have two of the best dentists in the Troutdale and Gresham area, but our support and clinical team all take great pride in the work they do. From the time you are greeted at the door, you'll notice the Troutdale Dental difference. Our focus is to make your appointment the most convenient and comfortable dental experience ever so if there is any aspect of your appointment that is less than satisfactory, reach out to us. We are here to make it right and will do what we can to correct the issue. 

We know you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a dentist and here at Troutdale Dental, we're honored to be your provider. 

Dr. Brian R. Hale | Portland, OR Dentist | Troutdale Dental

Brian R. 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 in 2018 has been a refreshing experience of which he says, "My wife and I are constantly saying we can't believe we get to live with so much natural beauty right in our backyard!"

Dr. Hale graduated from UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2017 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.

Following dental school, 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 his time advancing his skills beyond basic general dentistry - focusing on dental implants, root canals, and extractions. He furthers his education yearly through continuing education courses well above the required amount by the Oregon Dental Board.  He says, "The members of our community expect top notch dental care.  I strive to provide this care predictably and efficiently in a comfortable and safe environment as I help our patients achieve their goals of oral health."

In their free time, Dr. Hale, his wife, Alisha, and their son, Luke, love to camp and explore wherever they find themselves.

Clark Brinton | DMD - Troutdale Dental

Clark Brinton DMD

Dr. Brinton graduated from 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 IV 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 holds education in such high regard that he is the CEO of Hero Dental Education, where he trains other dentist in hands-on dental implant surgery techniques, including All-on-4 implant retained dentures.  

Dr. Brinton and his wife, Kjerstin, have three young children, Annika, Hanna, and Sven. In their free time, they love to enjoy the outdoors, whether by foot, bikes, or skis.


Office Supervisor

Kristi is our Office Supervisor at Troutdale Dental.  She grew up Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Germany, but raised her family in Gresham, OR.  Kristi enjoys helping our patients understand their dental needs and guiding them through their appointments until they smile again!  When she isn’t spending her summers gardening and her winters snow skiing, Kristi is with her three children, her Bernese Mountain dog, and two cats.  Kristi’s team members love her enthusiasm and drive as she puts our patients first.


Patient Coordinator

Corban is our Patient Coordinator here at Troutdale Dental. He grew up in Brookings, OR and has lived in Rockwood for 14 years.  Corban loves helping our patients feel welcome before they even set foot in our office and answering all of their questions pertaining to their dental care. In his free time he loves to read comic books and spend time with his Corgi, Simon. Corban’s team members love his optimistic spirit and can-do attitude.


Dental Hygienist

Becky is a Dental Hygienist here at Troutdale Dental.  She was born in Virginia but grew up in Gresham, OR.  Becky received her Dental Hygiene degree from Mt. Hood Community College.  She loves connecting with and educating her patients on the importance of good oral hygiene.  She loves to spend her free time with her family, boyfriend, and fur babies, Roxy and Georgie.  Becky’s team members love her humor and patience.



Dental Hygienist

Dawn is a Dental Hygienist here at Troutdale Dental.  She grew up in Portland, OR and has lived in Troutdale for 15 years.  Dawn received her Dental Hygiene degree from Mt. Hood Community College.  She takes great pride in working with her patients to improve their oral health and enjoys catching up with them at each cleaning visit.  In her free time she loves to camp with her family and wine taste with her friends.  Dawn’s team members love her confidence and sweet smile.



Dental Assistant

Marcela is an Expanded Function Dental Assistant here at Troutdale Dental. She grew up in Hermiston, OR and moved to Gresham in 2017.  Marcela was trained in dental assisting from the Vancouver Dental Assisting School.  She loves to be a part of the life changing dentistry performed at Troutdale Dental.  She loves to spend her free time with her boyfriend and their dog, Royce.  Marcela’s team members love her contagious laugh and precision to detail.



Dental Assistant

Majax is a Dental Assistant here at Troutdale Dental. He was born in Tanzania but grew up in Portland.  He takes pride in being part of a team that provides top notch dental care. In his free time he likes to read John Steinbok novels, play basketball, hang out with friends, and enjoys listening to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson talk  about the universe. Majax’s team members love his enthusiasm for dentistry and the science behind it.  

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