Giving Multnomah County Something to Smile About
Meet Dr. McGarrett Sutherland
Dr. Sutherland grew up in the California Bay Area and also Phoenix, Arizona. He fell in love with Portland and the Pacific Northwest when he moved to Portland to attend Reed College, where he met his wife and wanted to plant roots.
He earned his dental degree from OHSU, where he participated in the Tucker Gold study club and was recognized as an outstanding student leader by the American College of Dentists.
The next year he completed a hospital dental residency program (as did Dr. Miller and Dr. Hale) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He enjoys cooking, hiking, doing house projects, and crafting in his free time.
Meet Dr. Jacob Kaufman
Dr. Jacob Kaufman grew up in Newberg, Oregon. He spent a year in Minnesota where he wrestled for the Golden Gophers before returning home to finish his undergraduate education at Oregon State University. After OSU,
Dr. Kaufman earned his DMD at Oregon Health and Science University. He lives near the Roots Dental Office with his fiancé Jan, and their two dogs Dillard (after Damian Lillard) & Olive.
On the weekends you’ll likely find him at a concert listening to live music in Portland.
Meet Dr. Seth Huish
Dr. Seth Huish attended high school in Park City, Utah, and received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
Dr. Huish completed his dental training at the Oregon Health & Science University and furthered his dental education with post-graduate studies in implantology.
He also received continuing education in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics.
Welcome to Our Portland, OR Dental Practice
Welcome to Roots Dental! We offer three convenient Portland locations in the Hollywood, Powell, and Gresham neighborhoods. We welcome your whole family and provide comprehensive dental treatment that keeps everyone in our community healthy and smiling.
You Don’t Have to Live with Tooth Pain or a Damaged Smile
If you have tooth pain or your smile does not look the way you would like, we welcome you to come in and discuss your concerns with us. By eliminating many of the roadblocks people encounter when seeking dental care, we take the stress out of dentistry.
We work with a number of insurance companies and offer patient financing, so you can stay within your budget.
For fearful patients, we offer sedation dentistry including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and even IV sedation. This makes it possible for patients who can’t imagine sitting through dental appointments have the comfortable and anxiety-free dentistry they need.
We know that gentle treatment is not only preferred but possible! Our dentists and hygienists take their time, making sure you feel comfortable before they even begin.
You will find us in three great locations, Dr.Huish and Dr. Dickinson lead the team at our Powell location. Meanwhile Dr. Hale and Dr. Sutherland have recently taken over the reins for the recently retired Dr. Steven M. Miller at our Hollywood District dentist office. At our Gresham location, you can find Dr. Kaufman providing excellect dental care to all patients. We have private parking at all locations, and our offices offer many unique comforts that make each dental appointment an enjoyable experience.
We Love Taking Care of People
Our dental team consists of professionals with exemplary dental skills and a passion for taking care of people. You will always find a friendly smile when you open our door. We strive to provide gentle, compassionate care that caters to your individual treatment goals.
Our privately owned dental practice allows you to have treatment from your regular dentist and a team that values long-term relationships. We plan to earn your trust through excellent care.
Modern Technology and a Focus on Education
Dentistry changes all the time. Our dentists implement the latest technology and a dedication to seeking continuing education so that you consistently receive the best dentistry available. Staying on top of developments in techniques and products means that you benefit from their investment in you.
With expanded training in oral surgery, implant placement, sedation dentistry, children’s dentistry, and root canal treatment, we can complete the most necessary treatment right here in our office without requiring a referral across town.
We also use the latest technology to give you great care – digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and 3-D imaging mean greater precision and accuracy for all types of procedures.
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“The staff is great! I appreciate their professionalism, as well as how they put you at ease during the entirety of the visit.”
“This Dentist took me in last minute to extract a tooth. They are very polite and a very caring team. This is absolutely the best Dentist I have ever been to. He was very gentle also I felt no pain at all.”
“I am so glad this new dental office showed up down the street from me. After years of bad dental experiences, Dr. Jacqueline Gambee has made a lifelong client.”
Do you offer sedation dentistry?
Dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex, and difficulty getting numb are all reasons that our patients have said they stay away from the dentist. Rather than putting you through a stressful or less-than-ideal dental appointment, we decided to come up with a solution by offering sedation dentistry here in our Portland dental office.
Every patient is different, and with that in mind, we wanted to make your options convenient for you with three different sedation levels to choose from.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This is a mild, odorless gas that you inhale through a small nose mask. We control your sedation level throughout your appointment. The effects wear off shortly after we stop administering the gas, and you will feel clear-headed by the time you drive home.
Oral Conscious Sedation
As the name suggests, you will remain conscious throughout your appointment but may not remember much of it because oral sedation helps patients relax into a dreamy state. Time flies and your appointment will feel easy and stress-free. You will need a driver since the medication is long-lasting. You will also feel groggy after treatment and should go home and rest.
This is our highest level of sedation and will be administered through an IV. Like oral sedation, you will need a driver and should take the rest of the day off to relax after your treatment.
Will my dental procedure hurt?
One of the concerns our patients talk to us about is the memory of a painful dental procedure that has created anxiety about future treatment. At Roots Dental, we make patient comfort a priority for all procedures – from the smallest filling to full-mouth reconstruction. Our dentists are highly skilled at delivering anesthetic in a way that causes minimal discomfort.
We use high-strength topical gel to numb the area before we numb your tooth. This results in a more comfortable overall experience. Next, we use the latest anesthetics to provide a comfortable experience. We administer the anesthetic and wait for it to take effect before we begin any procedure. Each patient is different, and we leave enough time for every patient to become completely numb before beginning any procedure.
If your tooth is not numb, we will not work on it.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Sometimes having anxiety can prevent an anesthetic from becoming fully effective. We can help with any anxiety you may have because we offer sedation dentistry in three different levels:
- Nitrous oxide sedation
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
Please contact us if you have had a history of dental anxiety or would like to learn more about how we provide gentle dentistry for our patients please contact us.
Why should I choose Roots Dental?
Choosing a dentist is a big decision and can have an impact on the future of your oral health and smile. Naturally, you probably have a number of questions about the type of care you receive when you come to our Portland dental office.
Choosing a dentist who is a good fit for you, your partner, and your family depends on a number of factors that are important to you. Here are some of the qualities you might find helpful when making your decision to join our dental family:
You are Our Priority
We make patient comfort a priority. Dentistry does not have to be a painful or stressful experience. Our dentists are gentle and use the latest anesthetic techniques to make your care more comfortable.
We have the highest standard of care. We don’t cut corners or make excuses. You deserve the best, and we provide you with the latest that modern dentistry has to offer.
Our team is professional and friendly. Let’s face it; you will spend at least a couple hours a year with our dental team. We hire professionals who value building relationships with our patients. They are also nice people who love what they do.
We work with our patients and support their decisions. We provide you with the information you need to make a good choice for your oral health, and then the decision is up to you! Contact us at either of our Portland locations to set up an appointment.
Are You Ready for a Healthy, Comfortable Smile?
Give one of our Portland Dentist offices a call to schedule your next dental appointment and discover how pleasant dentistry can be when you have a team that truly cares for you on your side. We welcome patients of all ages and even treat dental emergencies.
After your first visit, we know you’ll be glad you joined the Roots Dental family. Call us at one of our three Portland locations, in the Hollywood district off 40th Ave (503) 284-2139 or in Southeast Portland, off Powell Blvd in the 97202 area. (503) 878-8702., or our Gresham office right off of Stark St, (503) 912-2600 .