June 22, 2020 - Update: When Visiting World Of Smiles
In an effort to provide the highest levels of safety for our patient families, staff, and the community, we are asking ALL of our patient families to please wear a mask for ALL scheduled appointments. Please bring your own mask or face covering since PPE is in short supply and needs to be reserved for staff members and patient care.
In order to comply with physical distancing standards, no additional children (without a scheduled appointment) or second adult will be allowed to accompany the patient during their appointment. When coming in for scheduled treatment (fillings, extractions, crowns, ETC.), we are asking our kids to come back alone when possible (exceptions made for young kids and those with special/extra needs).
Learn more about our increased safety measures HERE.
Kris, our Practice Manager, joined the World of Smiles team in May of 2018 and comes to us by way of Santa Cruz, CA. Kris and his dogs, Finley and Paige have found their own little slice of heaven here in the Pacific Northwest and couldn’t be happier! “It’s been years in the making but we’re here and loving life”!
Kris understands the systemic connection between oral health and our total body. His passion is to educate patients and their families to make healthy informed decisions and establish lasting habits. Kris is an advocate for not only the staff here at World of Smiles but most importantly for YOU, the patient. Kris also brings over 16 years of related healthcare experience focusing in practice management, billing and finance. Combining years of experience, formal education and a diverse healthcare background, Kris has cultivated a strong vision and prides himself on a collaborative approach.
As a lover of all things food, Kris loves to spend his time in the kitchen, often tinkering with recipes to make them healthier, tastier and even gluten/dairy free! Traveling is another passion that Kris holds dear and he is always planning his next adventure. Kris also enjoys staying active, exploring new places, spending time with his dogs and eating (and drinking) his way through Portland.
“I am beyond grateful to Dr. Stafford and my World of Smiles team for allowing me this amazing opportunity. I believe in a very hands on approach and look forward to serving this community for many years to come”.