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Meet the Team at Roots Dental - Hollywood

Welcome to the Hollywood District dental office of Roots Dental. Formerly Dr. Steven M. Miller Family Dentistry, Roots Dental provides the highest level of dental care for patients of all ages in the dynamic and lively Hollywood district. Dr. Brian Hale and his dedicated team of dental professionals are excited to champion the same spirit of dental excellence that was a cornerstone of Dr. Miller's practice since it's beginnings in 1980.

As we move the practice forward under the Roots Dental umbrella of premiere dental practices in Portland, OR, we are proud to continue to serve Dr. Miller’s patients and excited to meet you, the newest member of our dental family!

Dr. Brian R. Hale | Portland, OR Dentist | Roots Dental - Hollywood

Dr. Brian R. Hale

Growing up in the desert heat of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Hale was looking for a change of climate and scenery. It’s not hard to understand why he and his wife, Alisha, fell in love with Oregon’s forests and diverse landscapes. Relocating here has been a refreshing experience for both of them. In their free time, Dr. Hale and his wife, Alisha, love to camp and explore wherever they find themselves.

Dr. Hale graduated from UNLV School of Dental Medicine after earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University. During dental school, he served as Class Vice President and received the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award.

Dr. Hale went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Baltimore, Maryland Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Through this additional training, Dr. Hale devoted much of his time to root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, fillings, crowns, and veneers. 

It has been a pleasure to fill in for Dr. Steven Miller during the transition following his retirement. We are excited to honor what Dr. Miller has built this practice into and continue to serve the Hollywood District with the highest level of personalized care they deserve.

Dr. Steven M. Miller, DMD | Portland, OR Dentist | Roots Dental - Hollywood

Dr. Steven Miller


Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and thereafter went on to study dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from Tufts, he completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Dr. Miller opened this NE location in 1993, but has been practicing in Portland since 1981 with a focus on aesthetic restorative dentistry & prevention.

In 2018 Dr. Miller made the difficult and emotional decision to retire from the profession that gave him so much. The relationships he made both personally and professionally with patients, staff, colleagues, and members of the Hollywood community will carry on long after his dental career and he hopes to see you at Roots Dental where he is now a patient. 

I would like to thank you all for your trust and commitment to Steven M. Miller Family Dentistry during the past 34 years. It is with great emotion that I announce my retirement, but feel a profound honor to have been your dental care provider during all those years.

To our patients, hygienists, assistants, staff and local dental labs, I want to take a moment to say thank you. I’m grateful and appreciate your support and hard work during the length of my career.

Be assured that the new dental team, lead by Dr. Brian will continue the tradition of excellence, professionalism, and commitment to you, our dental family.


Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator

Katrina was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at the University of Portland. She put her acquired skills to use when she joined Roots Dental in 2016 and has been a wonderful Office Supervisor ever since.

"I absolutely love being able to make a difference in the lives of our patients. Over the years I have made some great relationships with Dr. Miller's patients who are now a part of our growing Roots Dental family. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces walk through our doors and catching up on their lives."

When not in the office, Katrina enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching sports and playing with her 1- year old daughter. Katrina was also voted Most Danish Looking while away at Danish Camp during her youth. Kudos, Katrina!


"Finish the Sentence" with Katrina

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... To Catch a Thief

If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I would go to... Bora Bora.

If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be... Oprah, duh.


Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a native Oregonian, beginning her journey into dentistry at Portland Community College, where she studied becoming a Dental Assistant before turning to orthodontics upon graduation. She continued her education by enrolling in the Dental Hygiene program at Palm Beach State College in sunny Florida, where she graduated with honors and a scholarship. She soon relocated back to her home state, where she laid down her roots and began her work as a Dental Hygienist alongside the team at Troutdale Dental.

Lisa is enjoying her life in her home state with her family and friends and is always looking for an opportunity to laugh. In her free time, Lisa enjoys snow skiing, traveling in her RV, and golfing. A mother of three, Lisa’s children are all patients of hers, making her profession a true family experience!


"Finish the Sentence" with Lisa

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Tim McGraw, Bob Marley, Lionel Richie.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... National Lampoon’s Vacation.

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... Brushing my teeth, not kidding.


Dental Assistant

Michelle is the Lead Dental Assistant at Roots Dental’s Hollywood branch, not far from where she grew up in Oregon City. Michelle is a Board Certified EFDA Dental Assistant, and has been professionally contributing to the industry since 2011. A passionate and empathetic part of the Roots Dental team, Michelle’s favorite part of her job is seeing her patients believing in their smiles.  

When not at work, Michelle enjoys taking her children on adventures around the Portland area and enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.


"Finish the Sentence" with Michelle

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Bob Marley, Toby Mac, and Maggie Rogers.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Dicaprio.

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... How amazing the day is going to be.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.

"The staff is great! I appreciate their professionalism, as well as how they put you at ease during the entirety of the visit."

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