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. Ian Dickinson, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Ian R. Dickinson was born in Dallas, Texas, but was raised in the rolling hills of the rural Napa Valley, California. He would often visit family and friends in the Pacific Northwest over the years which lead to him falling in love with the land and its people. He is now grateful to call Portland, Oregon his home. When he is not trying to visit every National Park, he can be found cooking or biking with Pedalpalooza PDX.

His undergraduate studies focused on English and Geology at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA. While there he co-founded and acted as secretary and then president for the Tufts Chapter of the Student Professionalism and Ethics association (SPEA). He attended a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA focusing on Special Needs and Hospital dentistry.

Fun Facts about Dr. Dickinson

  • He co-wrote the film Skyraiders (2019).
  • He climbed Mt. Shasta and finished the Santa Cruz Olympic Triathlon.
  • He sang in St. Mark’s basilica, slept in a WWII submarine, and had lunch with Han Solo.

He is currently continuing his education in the fields of implantology, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics.

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.

Fun Facts about Dr.Huish:

  • Dr. Huish married his high school sweetheart and is the father of four girls. “I’m outnumbered,” he jokes. 
  • He enjoys snow and water skiing, biking, running, hiking, and family time. He loves to travel and serve. He has traveled to Mexico to participate in the Mission of Mercy.
  • Dr. Huish loves learning and teaching as a dentist. He learns from his co-workers and patients daily and likes helping others become educated so that they can improve their oral health.
  • Dr. Huish has lived in Washington, Alabama, Utah, Texas, Hawaii, Austria, and Germany. He even speaks fluent German! However, he and his family were quite happy to settle down here, and they love the area.



Dental Hygienist

Tiffany is a born and raised native Portlander. Outside of the dental office you can usually find Tiffany attending outdoor concerts or you can often find her meditating to help reground herself. If you were to ask Tiffany what her favorite part about being a Hygienist is she would say,

“I find it so rewarding being able to build relationships with my local community and having the chance to educate my patients about their oral health”

Aside from dentistry, she is also a dedicated dog mom to her beautiful black lab, Luna.


Finish the Sentence with Tiffany:

If I had a one-way ticket anywhere in the world, I would go to… Tokyo, Japan

If you could write a book, what genre would you write it in… Romance, comedy, drama, enlightenment, and/or self-discovery

If I wasn’t a dental professional, I would be… an astronaut



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 Assistant

Alex grew up in Alaska and later on relocated to Oregon. She hopes to return to Alaska one day to enjoy it the way it was meant to be experienced- In nature. Not only is Alex an amazing dental assistant, but she is also an outstanding mother to her wonderful son. Outside of dentistry, you can find Alex doing one of her many hobbies: Baking, cooking, camping, hiking, relaxing and spending time with her family. Alex decided to be a dental assistant to help make everyone’s experience at the dentist a pleasant one. As a child, she remembers it being intimating. Her main focus is to make every visit to the dentist, a positive one. Her goal is to eventually go back to school to become a dental hygienist.


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

If I could remake and movie and star in it, it would be ........Practical Magic

If I wasn’t a dental professional, I would be an ..........Anthropologist


Dental Assistant

Tanesha is a local native to Portland. Having been born here she has always wanted to be able to give back to her community, but her number one goal is being an amazing role model for her son and daughter. Tanesha’s passion is being able to help others and her personality makes everyone feel like they belong. With these amazing skills, she can put all patients at ease knowing that they are in good hands at Roots Dental.

Outside of work you can catch Tanesha doing family activities or focusing on her hobbies like cooking, gaming, DIY projects, and painting.

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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