Roots Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

Meet the Team at Roots Dental - Powell

You might find great dentistry in a number of places, but we believe you will find that our team really rises to the top of the field. We hire dental professionals with a dedicated commitment to patient care and a personalized dental experience. Our unique ability to put fearful patients at ease helps make each dental appointment a truly positive experience.

We look forward to getting to know you and to consistently exceeding your expectations. Take a moment to learn a little about us by reading below. Welcome to Roots Dental!

Dr. Ryan McCormick leads the team at Roots Dental - Gresham

Dr. Ryan McCormick

Dr. Ryan McCormick completed his dental education training at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and is looking forward to providing dental care to his local community. Born and raised in Brookings, Oregon, Dr. McCormick is a native Oregonian passionate about maintaining the oral health of his patients. 


As a fishing guide in Brookings prior to his dental training, Dr. McCormick enjoyed helping others learn the ins and outs of catching fish. He strives to apply the same philosophy to his dental work by guiding patients to establish and maintain healthy dental habits. Dr. McCormick enjoys serving our patients at the Gresham and Powell locations, giving patients beautiful smiles from Southeast Portland to the foothills of Mt. Hood.

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.


Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator

Heather is the Office Administrator at Roots Dental-Powell. Heather grew up in California and Oregon and is a fundamental part of her team. She assists in billing, insurance, treatment coordination and more! She can usually be found cheerily greeting patients and responding to phone calls. With her dental background experience, she is a great asset to our team and the experience of our patients. Heather has a wonderful way of showing patients how valuable they are to the ever-growing Roots Dental family. If Heather isn't seen at the front desk, she most likely has her nose in a book studying or exploring the great Pacific Northwest.


"Finish the Sentence" with Heather

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Ariana Grande, Wax, and Queen

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... “Wild”, so that I could hike all day.

If I wasn’t a dental professional, I’d be... A flight attendant, so that I could explore more often!


Dental Hygienist

Ashley was born in Northern California, and after spending a few years in sunny Santa Barbara, she moved up to Portland where she studied Dental Hygiene. Ashley fell in love with the vibrant outdoor culture of the Pacific Northwest and has remained in the Portland area, working as an enthusiastic Dental Hygienist at the Roots Dental Powell location.

Ashley is a passionate dog mom and enjoys spending time with her pup when she is not in the office. Her enthusiasm doesn’t stop with her dog, however, as Ashley states,

“I love being able to make a positive impact on my patient’s health.”


"Finish the Sentence" with Ashley

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Kygo, Avicii, and Above & Beyond.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Harry Potter.

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


Dental Assistant

Janelle is a Portland native who moved to Seattle to earn her Dental Assistant certification from Renton Technical College before returning to the Portland area. She is a passionate assistant and advocate for dental education, as she loves teaching patients about home care techniques to avoid dental problems.

When outside of the office, Janelle enjoys gardening and supporting her grandson in his soccer games. When she retires, Janelle would like to travel the country in a motorhome to fulfill her adventurous spirit.


“Finish the Sentence” with Janelle

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Tom Petty, AC/DC and Dave Matthews Band

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... Gratitude

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

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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