Kris, our Practice Manager, is a recent transplant from Santa Cruz, CA. Along with his husband, Kevin and dogs, Finley and Paige they’ve come to Oregon to find their own little slice of heaven here in the Pacific Northwest. “It’s been years in the making but we’re finally here and couldn’t be happier”!
A graduate of both U.C. Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University, 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 13 years of related healthcare experience and has a lifelong passion for learning.
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! Kris and Kevin love travel so much that they were engaged in Ireland, married in New Zealand and are always planning their next adventure. Kris also enjoys staying active, exploring new places, spending time with his dogs and now eating (and drinking) his way through Portland.
“I am beyond grateful to Dr. Stafford and the World of Smiles team for allowing me this amazing opportunity. I believe in a very hands on approach and cannot wait to work with each and every one of you in the near future”.