Our highly trained team strives to make each child’s dental experience a positive one. Our goal is to turn a routine visit to the dentist into a fun adventure to a new place by making every child feel special and welcome. Our crew is trained to minimize patient anxiety through careful handling of instruments, thorough explanations and child-appropriate demonstrations of procedures whenever possible. Additionally, every crew member has cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, as well as training in the safe use of nitrous oxide.
Lead Dental Assistant
Patient Care Advocate
World Of Smiles Alumni
We are very proud of these All-Star Employees who have decided to continue their education in the dental field.
Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a […]Read More »
Make a visit to World of Smiles apart of your child’s back-to-school plans Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check! Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school […]Read More »
The Summer travel season is here, World of Smiles found some smart travel tips for you and your little ones. Article by Sara Clemence Having kids definitely slowed my husband and me down. When you’ve got a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old, it can be hard to get to the grocery store—forget horseback riding in […]Read More »
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!