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Dr. Wayne Mori and Staff

Wayne Mori, DMD

Dr. Wayne Mori
Professional Education and Experience

Born in Gardena, California, Dr. Mori grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where he graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelors degree in Zoology. After graduating from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in 1998 he worked for several outstanding dentists in the Portland area before starting his own practice in 2004.

Dr. Mori has been at his current location in the Lloyd District for several years leading a team of talented professionals who go the extra mile to provide excellent care in a comfortable environment.

Married since 1989, his practice is a family affair with his wife, Donna, managing office operations. His eldest daughter, Ashley, is attending the University of Oregon. His younger daughter, Kristin, attends Westside Christian High School. He enjoys running, travel, hiking, family time, and his West Highland Terrier.

Recognized for High Standard of Excellence

  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Dentists in Portland for 2013 by Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Completed advanced professional development with one of the nation’s foremost traininig programs
  • Continually stays up to date on state-of-the-art dental techniques

Committed to Community Service

  • Former Director of the Creston Dental Center that provided free dental services to uninsured children
  • Volunteers for the Medical Team International, Compassion Clinics, and at various events throughout the Portland metro area
  • Mentors Benson High School students
  • Volunteer at Westside Christian High School

 

Dr. Wayne Mori and Staff - Donna
Donna
General Office Manager

Donna was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Trained as a classical piano player since she was 8 years old, she obtained a music history degree from the University of Hawaii. She and Dr. Mori moved to Portland when their first child was 3 months old so Dr. Mori could attend dental school. Donna takes care of most of the bookkeeping duties for the office including payroll, taxes, accounts payable, etc. Three years ago she began to be more involved in the daily running of the dental practice. She knows that the strength of this practice is the staff. They are caring, professional, and competent, and it is a PLEASURE to work with them.

Dr. Wayne Mori and Staff - Saara
Saara
Front Office Co-ordinator

Saara began in this field as a Certified Dental Assistant, she graduated from dental assistant school with a 4.0 GPA in San Antonio, Texas. In her desire to grow in this field, she received additional training for front office administration in one of San Antonio’s top dental practices. It was there that she found her passion as a dental administrator and decided she would do this full time. As she grew in this position it was apparent that she wanted to do more and went on to develope her skills in areas such as insurance coordination and treatment coordination. There she puts her talents to work helping patients understand their treatment and insurance, and answering any questions and concerns they have.Saara moved to Oregon in 2013 and within just a few days of her arrival we welcomed her to this office with open arms. Her goal is to always make our patients feel informed, understood, and comfortable during their visits with us.She and her family love drives in the country, checking out local events and playing music together as a family. Music and their pets is a huge part of their lives. Her bubbly and outgoing personality will make you feel like family here.

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Charlotte
EFDA Dental Assistant
Charlotte has been in the field of dentistry since 1993 and has a “Bachelors of Science” degree from Portland State University. She enjoy’s every aspect of dentistry and strives to assist every patient to the best of her ability.Charlotte is a wife and mother of three beautiful children, she has many hobbies and is very creative. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for her son’s high school marching band and attending all of their performances. She and her family love to travel and take spontaneous trips where ever time allows.
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Monica (Nikki)
RDH-Registered Dental Hygienist
Nikki first started in the field of dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant. She soon realized that she wanted to serve patients more directly and returned to school to pursue her education as a dental hygienist. She has since worked in a group practice alongside a General Dentist, Orthodontist and Periodontist before joining our team.Her goal as a hygienist is to help patients achieve optimal dental health by educating them on the importance of oral health and home care, providing gentle professional cleanings, periodontal therapy and preventative care. She strongly believes in treating others and our patients as friends and family. What she enjoys most about being a dental hygienist is working with people and building long lasting relationships with her other team members and her patients.