Your Dentists at North

North DocsDr. 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!

Dr. Staci
Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Stafford
Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist

What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

PrintA Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, or Diplomate, is a dentist that demonstrates an exceptional knowledge and expertise at a standard not possessed by other dentists. During the certification process a written examination followed by an oral examination with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is completed that determines the proficiency of pediatric dentists. Only about 47% of practicing pediatric dentists are board certified. Both Dr. Staci and Dr. Stafford proudly practice as Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

The Docs at our North location have affiliations with the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Holistic Dental Association
  • Multnomah Dental Society
  • International Organization of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Portland Business Alliance

Recent Posts

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    A World of Ideas from World of Smiles

    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: […]Read More »
  • New Year Dental Health Resolutions

    New Year Dental Health Resolutions

    Happy New Year! You’ve probably thought about New Year’s resolutions in the wellness category, like eating healthier, going “green”, and increasing exercise. And that’s great! But have you considered your family’s dental health in the New Year? Don’t forget- dental health is an integral part of your overall wellness. Now is a great time to […]Read More »
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    The Quick Guide to Toddler Time Out

      With the holiday season beginning, our little ones will need help navigating this stimulating and exciting time.   “The best way to change behavior isn’t discipline. You need to figure out what you want your child TO DO, instead of what NOT TO DO…”   The Quick Guide to Toddler Time Out by Alexis […]Read More »

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  • Education & Prevention
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • On-Call Emergency Care
  • In-Office Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

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