Roots Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

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. Kate Cardullo , DMD


Dr. Kate Cardullo was born and raised in West Virginia, and attended West Virginia University for her undergraduate degree. Wanting to try something new, she moved to Portland to attend dental school at Oregon Health & Science University, where she served as president of the Delta Sigma Delta fraternity and vice president of the Student Patient Assistance Program, a student-lead organization that focused on awarding funding to patients in need. In her free time, she can be found enjoying live music at a concert or curled up on the couch with a good book and her three cats.

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

If I could remake and movie and star in it, it would be ........ 2001: A Space Odyssey

If I wasn’t a dental professional, I would be an .......... archaeologist studying ancient Egypt


Office Supervisor

Kaycee was born and raised in Oregon, spending her early years in a small farming community in Eastern Oregon. Her family eventually relocated to the Portland area when she was 13. Kaycee is very family oriented and spends a lot of her free time with her Mom, sister and nephew.
Kaycee also has a love for children. She serves in the children's ministry at the church she attends and has been doing that for 9 years. Kaycee has a variety of hobbies and interests and is very passionate about learning. Her favorite subject to study is anything history related. Kaycee also has a very playful personality and loves to make people laugh and smile. 
  • If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to... The Azores
  • If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... 300 
  • If I wasn't a dental professional I would be an.. anthropologist 

Chelsea (Leilani)

Dental Hygienist

Leilani was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon, and she currently lives there with her husband, her son, and her three Chihuahuas Rowan, Maven, and Quinton. She loves all things pink, glitter, chihuahuas, and house plants. When she is not working, she can be found enjoying time with her family playing video games, spending time at the Oregon Coast, or volunteering.

* If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to... Hawaii!
* If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Dreamgirls.
* If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be... a teacher.   



Dental Assistant

Keisha was born and raised in San Jose, California. She moved to Vancouver, Washington when she was 16. She has a daughter and 3 dogs. Graduated from Elite Dental Assisting Academy. She enjoys riding her motorcycle on nice days and enjoys going on hikes. 

Finish the sentence with Keisha:
If I could remake any movie and star in it..... it would be Cry-Baby or Grease, because I love the style of that time.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world..., I'd go to Sicily. 
If I wasn't a dental professional..., I would be a nurse.


Dental Assistant

Baley was born and raised in the Portland area and has lived here her whole life. She was a part of the second graduating class of Mountainside High School. Two weeks later, beginning her career path in dental assisting with the goal of one day becoming a dental hygienist. Outside of work she enjoys sitting in the window of her local  Kava shop playing chess. 
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to... The Netherlands
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Wreck-It Ralph
If I wasn't a dental professional I'd be... A model for Burberry


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

Dr. Brian R. Hale, DMD

(No longer accepting patients)

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, DMD


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.

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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