Meet Our Dental Team
Our staff is highly trained and skilled, and provides energetic and enthusiastic service to our young patients. Our jungle-themed office is designed to make your child's trip to the dentist a fun-filled adventure.
Some members of our staff have worked in this office since its inception in 1999, so there are always familiar faces for our patients, but we have also welcomed more staff as our practice has grown in popularity. We are committed to putting your child's needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment with the highest level of care.
All of our clinicial assistants are expanded function assistants and sealant-certified. We stay abreast of the latest technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars, such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's annual meeting.
Rudy, Office Mascot
Rudy (or Rudolph) was born on Christmas Day, hence his name! He has been our office mascot since 2014 when he was adopted by Dr. Noel. He is sweet and friendly and loved by all. Rudy enjoys long walks, naps, snuggles and belly rubs. He is at the office on most days with Dr. Noel. He would love to say hello to you and give you some puppy love next time you come into the office!
Wendy, Office Manager
Wendy has worked in our office since 2005. She enjoys being able to come to work in a positive and cheerful atmosphere with her co-workers and doctors. She loves seeing the happy faces on our patients when they are also experiencing a fun and positive visit at our office. She has one daughter and 2 grandchildren who are the light of her life. She enjoys going to movies, reading, hiking and visiting her dad at the Oregon coast as often as possible.
Marie, Front Office and Hospital Treatment Coordinator
Marie joined our office in 2008. She loves watching how excited the kids are when they walk through the door, and she enjoys listening to all of their fun stories. She also enjoys when they show off their special prizes from the Treasure Tower before they leave the office. Marie also likes getting to meet the parents and being a part of watching their kids grow up! Her and her husband have 3 grown children and love to go camping, boating and spending time with the family.
Matt, Dental Hygienist
Matt, a native Oregonian, has been practicing dental hygiene since 1994. He worked in periodontics and general dentistry before realizing kids were his passion. Matt has been working at Pediatric Dentistry for over 15 years, allowing him to build long-standing relationships with his patients as well as learning techniques to make dental visits more enjoyable for kids. When not at work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Cassandra and his two kids, Grace and Seth.
Stephanie, Dental Assistant
Stephanie has been a pediatric dental assistant for 28 years and just recently joined our team in 2018. She is passionate about patient care and helping young ones to have a great experience at the dentist each time they visit. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Doreena, Dental Assistant
Doreena has been a pediatric dental assistant since 2007. She enjoys educating kids about the importance of oral health. She has three children, and she loves spending time enjoying the outdoors. We are excited to welcome Dorena to our team!
Katie, Front and Back Office Assistant
With a five-year background in Pediatric Dentistry and focus on child psychology from Western Oregon University; Katie is passionate about making the dental experience as comfortable as possible for a healthy long-term relationship between your child and dentistry. Katie floats between the front and back office here at Pediatric Dentistry. You can find Katie answering phones and checking you in or making teeth sparkle in the back office. Katie is third generation Portlandian and enjoys everything Portland is known for; locally owned businesses, culinary arts, sports, outdoors, the distillery she works for on the weekends and definitely hugging trees!