Tammy H. – Patient Coordinator/ Concierge
Tammy is our Patient Coordinator/Concierge. She was born in Southern California and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon when she was six years old.
Her office duties include insurance verification, treatment plan presentations and financial arrangements as well as patient scheduling.
Tammy has a passion to put a smile on everyone’s face and strives to make your experience at Ultimate Smile Dental Care a pleasant one.
When not at work, Tammy enjoys riding her horse, hiking and running with her husband, and spending time at the beach with her granddaughter.
DORINA – Business Manager
Dorina is our Office Manager and has been with Ultimate Smile Dental Care since 2003. She was born and raised in Romania, and came to Portland in 1993. Her office responsibilities include financial coordinating for patients, management duties, and managing the skin care and makeup products in our office.
When she is not at work, Dorina enjoys hiking, running, walking, playing volleyball, and baking. Before joining our dental team, Dorina was an Engineer at Etec Corporation.
MONICA BS, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienest
Monica is our Dental Hygienist. She was born in Romania and moved to Portland, Oregon when she was six years old. She graduated with a Dental Hygiene Degree as valedictorian of her class in 2003. Her responsibilities at Ultimate Smile Dental Care include; assessing oral health conditions and documenting progress, dental cleanings including polishing and scaling, deep cleanings for periodontal disease, periodontal maintenance, and preventative sealants and fluoride treatments. Monica enjoys teaching staff at assistented living facilities and nursing homes the importance of oral hygiene for the elderly.
When she is not at work, Monica enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, singing, reading, cooking, and being involved in her local church.
CHRISTY BS, PCS, RDH – Patient Care Specialist/ Registered Dental Hygienist
Dentistry has been Christy’s passion for many years. Growing up in a family of dental professionals, she found it to be a natural fit. She started as a dental assistant and then worked in a dental lab creating dentures and snore guards before realizing that she really enjoyed being chair side and helping people feel confident in their smiles. Christy graduated from Pacific University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and loves supporting and advocating oral health for her patients.
When she is not in the dental office, you would find her spending time with her family, baking, decorating, and being outdoors.
MICHELLE EFDA – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Michelle is our expanded functions dental assistant. She was born and raised in Michigan and moved to beautiful Northwest with her husband Johnatan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, and has been a dental assistant for almost 10 years. Michelle has a passion for dentistry, and loves educating patients on the importance of oral health. She plans on going to dental school to become a general dentist following in the footsteps of her mother who is an outstanding general dentist in Michigan.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their dog, Ellie (an Australian Shepherd mix). She enjoys hiking and camping, as well as drawing and painting.