Here at World of Smiles we understand the importance of our children’s overall health. A healthy smiles comes from a healthy body and mind. In the spirit of promoting a healthy, active, community focused lifestyle we have relaunched our Pinterest page, https://www.pinterest.com/pdxkidsdentist/. Here you will find boards pinned with ideas, inspiration, fun, crafts, and more:
Hungry for healthy seasonal/holiday snacks, check-out our Food-for-Thought board.
Looking for family fun events around the Portland-Vancouver area, we’ve got you covered, This is happening PDX!
Too soggy to head outside, stay indoors and be creative with our Activities and Crafts board.
The world is an amazing place, go explore its beauty on our World of Wonder board.
We hope you enjoy our Pinterest boards. Happy inspiration, exploring, learning.
Need to schedule or reschedule your child’s next dental appointment? We have 2 locations, West (West Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) and North (East Portland, Vancouver, Milwaukie, Gresham).
We are thrilled to announce that our new location in North Portland is now seeing patients!
Located just north of the Mississippi neighborhood on North Albina, the office is conveniently situated near the highway with easy access to public transit. In addition, the office has its own private parking lot! Is has truly been a long process to make this dream a reality! Dr. Michelle Stafford and Dr. Staci Whitman, her partner at the new location, have been working to bring World Of Smiles to North Portland for nearly two years. Once they finally settled on the North Albina location, the entire building needed to be stripped down before the conversion to a fully equipped modern dentistry practice could begin. Adding to the fun was the addition of an elevator!
Dr. Stafford founded the original World Of Smiles on the west side with the mission of partnering with families to provide education and motivation for healthy dental habits. Her practice strives for excellent patient care with a holistic, integrative approach; offering innovative treatment options. The entire team is committed to patient families and inspiring children through a uniquely positive dental experience by creating an atmosphere of imagination, travel and adventure.
Dr. Staci is excited to join this mission and also hopes to engage the neighborhood with outreach, community events, and local sponsorships. The new office will be open 5 days a week and Dr. Stafford will be there once a week in case any patients would like to see her there. The north location will be offering Saturday openings in the fall based on interest, so if you are interested, let us know! Now, let’s learn more about Dr. Staci!
Dr. Anastacia “Staci” Whitman grew up in Holden, Maine, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine and her Dental Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She then went on to additional education in a General Practice Residency at the University of Massachusetts Hospital in Worcester, MA. It was during this residency that she grew to love to work with children and wanted to seek an opportunity to better children’s oral health and attitudes toward their smiles. After visiting friends in Portland, Dr. Staci fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and made the move out west looking for a change of pace and a better lifestyle. She worked as a general dentist for two years before being accepted into Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). There, she completed an additional two years of pediatric dental training, earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry from OHSU.
Dr. Staci became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2012 and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups, having served as President of the Oregon Association of Pediatric Dentistry and as a member of the Board in Multnomah Dental Society, as well as an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and Oregon Dental Association.
When Dr. Staci is not making smiles more beautiful and healthy, she enjoys the amazing outdoor offerings of the Pacific Northwest. She loves to snowboard, run, do yoga, dance, cook, and attend film festivals with her husband, Josiah. In 2013, she welcomed a baby girl into her family, Sloan Marie, and is enjoying all the magic that having a child has to offer. Fearful that the magic might wear off, Dr. Staci went ahead and had another baby!
Please join us in welcoming Selma Lucile Whitman!
Born at 1:30am 7/19/15. 8lbs 7oz, 20 inches.
Mostly we just want to say to have a happy and safe July 4th celebration, but we can’t help but mention one teensy bit of advice. Enjoy your hot dogs, chips, brownies, and even (gasp!) sodas, but remember to save your smile by drinking lots of water, and to brush and floss like our nation’s founders intended.
We are thrilled to be giving away a NEW 16 GB iPod Nano as part of our Fall Giveaway. We have partnered with PDX Kids Calendar to help us host the raffle. Just follow this LINK to enter. Good Luck!!!
We hope this update finds you well! Fall is officially upon us, but there seems to be just a bit more sunshine to enjoy before the rainy season has us sloshing about once again. We have some key items to review in this letter, and you definitely do not want to miss out on our fall raffle give away contest.
Coming up at the beginning of November, we begin our annual candy exchange! After you enjoy the traditional acquisition of sugary treats, bring the loot into our office to be exchanged for prizes. The candy that you bring in will be sent over seas for our troops through Operation Gratitude. This is great way to enjoy the holiday without all those pesky sugar bugs!
On October 25th we are hosting our annual party and open house. The theme this year is “Mario Party”, so our entire staff will be dressed to impress in character costumes from the classic video game. Nearby business and dental offices have been invited along with our patient families. We will be featuring Italian inspired hors d’oeuvres, Missionary chocolates, mini spa facials by In Light of Touch, and fun games! We hope to see you there! If you think you will be attending, please RSVP with your name and number of attendees to:
This is a classic “use it or lose it” scenario. If you have insurance, we strongly encourage you to be sure you are using up all of your benefits before the end of the year. Don’t allow your benefits to go to waste! Call our office today to schedule an appointment before your new year benefit renewal. New year renewal? Phew! Say that five times fast!
“This past year has been quite a whirlwind of wonderful events in my life! As many of you know, I was married in September 2011 and then immediately jumped on the baby train, welcoming baby Ender on June 1st. Thanks to Dr. Skierkowski and my amazing team, I was able to enjoy 2 full months away from the office with the little one. This has been a truly transformational experience. I have worked with children for years, but nothing could have prepared me for the magic and bliss that is motherhood! I love spending time with him and watching him learn new things like grabbing on to his toes or making new sounds. I can hardly wait for the teething process to begin. You know I’ll post photos of those teeth!” – Michelle Stafford, DDS
We are partnering with PDX Kids Calendar to give away a shiny NEW 16 GB iPod nano! We have special opportunities for multiple entries to increase your chances. Click HERE to enter!
Dr. Staci Whitman and Dr. Michelle Stafford worked for nearly two years to bring World Of Smiles to North Portland. They seek to partner with families to provide education and motivation for healthy dental habits. The practice strives for excellent patient care with a holistic, integrative approach while offering innovative treatment options. Both Docs enjoy teaching families and other healthcare professionals the importance of prevention and laying a foundation of healthy dental practices from a young age. They advocate for infant and child oral health, have had extensive experience with patients of special needs, and are Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. Learn more about who your family will partner with at your next visit!