Dr. Thompson - DMD

Education

B.S.: Portland State University
D.M.D.: Oregon Health Sciences University, 2005
Certificate in Advanced Education for General Dentistry: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Mission

Dentistry is constantly changing and my goal is to remain current with this dynamic health profession, which is why I have become a member of the professional societies shown below. With the help of a strong educational background, and participation in local dental societies, I hope to provide the best possible treatment for my patients and promise to be conservative in my presentation of treatment options.

About Me

While away from the dental office, I have the privilege of spending time with my beautiful wife Kimberly and two wonderful children, Baylie and Kaleb. Together, we enjoy activities that include camping, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, golf, skiing and snowboarding.

Memberships

Washington County Dental Society
Oregon Dental Association
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
International Team for Implantology

Honors/Awards

Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
President, Washington County Dental Society (2012-2013)
Voted one of Portland's "Top Dentist" every year since 2009 - USA Top Dentists




Crystal Bertsch, E.F.D.A. - Office Administrator

Crystal has worked in dentistry for more than 10 years, and has been a member of Pacific Oak Dental since 2006. She has spent 7 of those years as a dental assistant, and in 2008 decided to take a leap into the administrative side of dentistry.

She takes pleasure in providing patients with a positive dental experience by offering her knowledge of dentistry and compassion for people, while always lending an open ear to patient questions, comments and concerns. Crystal actively participates in continuing education courses to keep up with the ever changing administrative and clinical world of dentistry.

Crystal is an Oregon native and grew up in Forest Grove, where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She and her family love Oregon and all of the outdoor fun it has to offer. Camping, backyard BBQ’s, gardening, and family walks to the local park are just some of her family’s favorite ways to spend time together.


Mary Jones RDH, BSDH

A passion for educating and helping people made dental hygiene a natural career path for Mary. She first earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Oregon University. To continue her higher education, she then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Health Science.

Mary has been a member of Pacific Oak Dental’s team since 2008. She regularly attends continuing education classes in order to obtain the latest in scientific evidence to better her knowledge and pass that information onto her patients. Some of her favorite things about working at Pacific Oak Dental are the remarkable staff members, getting to know her wonderful patients, and providing quality oral heath education.

Having been born and raised in nearby Hillsboro, Oregon, Mary appreciates everything that our area has to offer. She loves all outdoor activities, personal fitness, and fresh local markets. When not treating patients, she looks forward to spending time and enjoying activities with her husband and two young children.


Laura Rentz, RDH, BSDH

Laura has been working at Pacific Oak Dental since August 2011. Laura started her career in the field as an assistant, and then graduated from PCC’s dental hygiene program in June, 2011. She then proceeded to finish her bachelor’s in dental hygiene the following year. She is passionate about dental hygiene and loves helping her patients reach optimum oral health.

Laura loves to use her skills to volunteer. She has participated in many local dental missions and on dental vans. Recently she traveled to Honduras to place preventative sealants on children.

When Laura is not working, she loves to spend time with her wonderful husband and their dog. The three of them try to spend as much time outdoors as they can. Laura and her husband grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and moved to the Portland area in 2006.


Brianna Vandehey, E.F.D.A - Office Administrator

Brianna has been working at Pacific Oak Dental since 2012. She began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant after graduating from the Accelerated Learning Systems program with a certificate in Expanded Function Dental Assisting in 2008. It was her most recent move to Pacific Oak Dental that brought her into the administrative side of dentistry. Brianna has worked diligently to learn the ins and outs of the administrative side of dentistry while also applying her clinical knowledge.

Growing up, Brianna’s mom worked in a dental office which exposed her to the possibilities dentistry had to offer, and so she followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a part of the dental community. Helping people understand the importance of dental health while establishing a friendly bond with patients is one of Brianna’s favorite parts about her job. She enjoys working with the advanced technology that Pacific Oak Dental offers and also takes care in keeping up to date with both administrative and clinical changes by taking continuing education courses.

Brianna was born and raised in Hillsboro. She moved to Forest Grove in 2011 where, with the help of her boyfriend & family, built a new home. She enjoys spending time with friends and family by traveling, camping, throwing parties and events, and canning from her garden. She also enjoys shopping, but not before she prepares “coupons” for the absolute best deal!
Gabby Vandehey, E.F.D.A - Dental Assistant

Gabby has been part of the Pacific Oak Dental team since 2013. Gabby was positively influenced by some of her close family and friends that are part of the dental community and decided that she wanted to become a dental assistant. In 2011 Gabby received her Expanded Function Dental Assisting certificate from Anthem College. Gabby enjoys caring for children and after graduating she spent some time working in pediatric dentistry. During this time she was part of a unique team that provided dental care to children in a hospital setting.

She is especially happy with her career choice as a dental assistant and is eager to learn even more about the advancements in dentistry that Pacific Oak Dental offers. Making people smile is really what makes Gabby’s day!

Gabby was born and raised in Oregon and now resides if Forest Grove. Her and her fiancé recently bought their first home and live there with their beloved dog and cat. Outside of work Gabby spends her time surrounded by family and friends, and enjoys BBQ’s, home improvement, canning fresh from her garden, camping, riding horses and banshees.
Brianna Winter

Brianna, "Bri" spent a large amount of her childhood in a dental chair which sparked her initial interest in dentistry. As a result she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 from Pacific University. When Bri is not at Pacific Oak she exercises her expanded functions dental hygiene permit at Compassion Clinics as well as on mobile dental vans with Medical Teams International. Bri loves dentistry because it is always evolving, and she is able to build meaningful relationships with her patients.

On the weekends, Bri enjoys participating in running events, discovering new hiking trails, and traveling home to Pendleton, Oregon to visit with family and friends.
Lindsay

Lindsay has been working as a dental assistant since July of 2009 after she graduated from Blue Mountain Community College with her Expanded Functions dental assistant certificate. She started with Pacific Oak Dental in the Spring of 2014. Lindsay loves working as a Dental Assistant because she gets to build relationships with patients loves gets to learn new things every day.

Lindsay grew up in Pendleton, Oregon and moved to Beaverton in November 2012 with her Husband and Son. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, talking, shopping and especially baking with her son. She hopes to someday open her own bakery/coffee shop!
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