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. McGarrett Sutherland, DMD


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. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, house projects, and crafting. He loves the Roots Dental practice dearly and desires to continue to provide honest, quality care to his patients.

Fun Facts about Dr.Sutherland
He trained with a downhill ski racing team in Park City, Utah throughout his childhood
He has a black cat named Katamari
When he is riding alone in the car, he jams out to NPR"


If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Gorillaz


If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be Airplane!


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

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

I have lived in Oregon my entire life, along with my brother and sister. I have a dog and his name is Monster and he is a labradoodle.
I have been in dentistry for five years now and I love what I do.
  • If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be.............. Tyler Childers, Josh Turner, and The Pistol Annies.
  • If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would definitely be........The Outsiders.
  • If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be............ Mark Wahlberg.


Office Administrator/Supervisor

Madison was born and raised in Minnesota.  Spent  time in North Dakota and South Dakota where she completed her B.S. in Public Health Education. She moved to Oregon in 2020 to experience the great Pacific Northwest. She loves driving up to Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helen to hike around the areas.  Her passions in life are connecting with people, eating delicious food, and listening to great music. She is an expert in chit chatting and is happy to hear recommendations on fantastic hiking and food spots in Oregon.
Finish The Sentence With Madison: 

If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be a Kids Safety Educator.

If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd go to Thailand. 

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be Spice Girls, Daft Punk, and The Black Keys.
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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