OREGON CITY, OR – An Oregon City dental office that provides dentistry for adults and children has added a new dental assistant and dental hygienist to its experienced dental team.
Drs. Annalisa and Kyle Smith, who operate Oregon City Family Dentistry, hired dental assistant Chelsey Keyes in October and dental hygienist Nicole Duhrkoop this month. Keyes finished dental assisting school last year, and Duhrkoop has spent 13 years in the dental field.
“Both Chelsey and Nicole blend in perfectly with our practice, and they make our patients feel comfortable during their dental cleanings and dental procedures,” Dr. Annalisa Smith said. “We are extremely excited to welcome them into our office and look forward to introducing them to all of our patients.”
Dental assistants prepare patient X-rays, perform equipment sterilization, take dental impressions and work hand-in-hand with the dentists to provide quality dental care. Dental assistants also provide instructions for patients following oral surgery or dental restorations.
Dental hygienists spend a great deal of time with each patient, cleaning and polishing a patient’s teeth to reduce the risk of cavities. Oregon City Family Dentistry hygienists also work with patients to establish healthy at-home dental routines and work closely with patients to schedule regular dental cleanings.
“Chelsey and Nicole provide excellent patient care and have genuine interest in their patients, excellent skills and fantastic chairside manner,” Dr. Annalisa Smith said.
Oregon City Family Dentistry, 602 Monroe St., is a state-of-the-art facility with a husband-and-wife dental team skilled in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, children’s dentistry and sedation dentistry. The office uses dental implants as single-tooth replacement options or to secure bridges and dentures. The practice also has a special kids corner in the office filled with toys and games.
Dr. Kyle Smith worked at Boeing Commercial Aircraft in Everett, Wash., before attending dental school. He earned his undergraduate degree in business finance from Oregon State University and earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kyle Smith worked with his father in Astoria, Ore., before starting a practice with his wife.
Dr. Annalisa Smith attended Portland State University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in foreign language and science. She then earned her dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University. Following dental school, Dr. Annalisa Smith completed her residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained in oral surgery, restorative dentistry and implant dentistry. Dr. Annalisa Smith also has attended mission trips in India.
Both Drs. Annalisa and Kyle Smith are members of the Oregon Dental Association, Clackamas County Dental Society and American Dental Association.
Oregon City Family Dentistry volunteers with Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van and the Mission of Mercy, both of which donate dental care to uninsured or underinsured Oregon residents. The office also participates in the Tooth Taxi, a program of the Dental Foundation of Oregon that provides oral health care to children.
To learn more about Drs. Annalisa and Kyle Smith’s affordable dental implants, call the office at 503-917-0523.
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