Roots Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

Meet the Team at Roots Dental - Gresham

Welcome to Roots Dental, the family and general dental practice of Dr. Jacob Kaufman. We're excited to serve the Rockwood and surrounding communities. We are currently accepting new patients and welcome your entire family to experience the Roots Dental difference. We take pride in providing our patients with comprehensive dental treatment that keeps everyone in our community healthy and smiling.

Dr Jacob Kaufman , DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Jacob Kaufman grew up in Newberg, Oregon. He spent a year in Minnesota where he wrestled for the Golden Gophers before returning home to finish his undergraduate education at Oregon State University. After OSU, Dr. Kaufman earned his DMD at Oregon Health and Science University, where he served as class president. Dr. Kaufman is passionate about making patients feel comfortable in the dental office. His focus is to create a dental home for his patients where they can accomplish their dental goals.

Dr. Kaufman lives near the Roots Dental Office with his Partner Jan, and their two dogs Dillard (after Damian Lillard) & Olive. He loves to get outdoors backpacking and camping. On the weekends you’ll likely find him at a concert listening to live music in Portland.

Dr. Kaufman enjoys the variety of general dentistry, helping patients achieve oral health, and improving smiles. He is devoted to honing his craft through continuing education and regularly takes CE courses as member of Spear Education. Dr. Kaufman loves providing high quality dental care to his local community.


  • "Finish the Sentence" with Dr.Kaufman
    • If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be ......... Patrick Gass, a family member who was on the Oregon Trail.
    • When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is  ......... Walk the dogs!
    • If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be ......... The Departed.



Dental Hygienist

Aye was born in Thailand and moved to Oregon when she was 13 years old. She is from a large family with 8 siblings. She loves to go on vacation, enjoy the amazing food in Portland and spending time with family and friends. She is very passionate about helping patients achieve their hygiene and overall oral health goals. And being supportive with patients to overcome dental fears or concerns. A quote that Aye likes to go by "Nothing you wear is more important than your smile". 



If I was stuck on an island and could only listen to three artists, they would be.................. JUSTIN BIEBER, BRUNO MARS AND TAYLOR SWIFT 

The movie I would remake and star in would be ............... THE PLATFORM 

If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be.............. MY LITTLE SISTER (NAY AYE) 


Administrator/Treatment Coordinator

Angela was born and raised mostly in Oregon spending a little bit of her childhood in California. Angela is a mother to 4 children that are amazing and her pride and joy. She loves to go hiking and enjoy the outdoors. Angela has a passion for Latin dancing, especially with her husband. She loves to help people and a big believer that self-care is important and everyone deserves to feel good about themselves inside and out. 

"Finish the Sentence" with Angela

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be...  Alicia Keys, Los Angeles Azules, and Miguel  

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be...The Titanic, I like the fancy dresses and Iove romance.
 Who I would have dinner with would be ...... Oprah


Dental Assistant

Melissa was born and raised in St.Helens Oregon. She relocated to central Oregon where she has lived for the past 23 years. She became a mother of 3 fabulous children. She also has a granddaughter who calls her "Gigi". Outside of the dental office you can find Malisa cheering for her kids from the sidelines at their sporting events, baking, cooking, shopping, camping and scrapbooking/crafting. Melissa is passionate about dentistry and makes it a priority to make every patient comfortable and have the best dental experience. 

Fun Fact: Malisa is addicted to the Iced Skinny Triple Shot Caramelizer. 



"Finish the Sentence" with Malisa

If Malisa had a one way ticket to anywhere in the world it would be to..... Paris, France 

If Malisa was not a dental professional she would...... Own a Bakery 


Dental Assistant

Ruben was born and raised in Portland Oregon. He is the second oldest to 3 siblings, two brothers and one sister. Ruben outside of the dental office likes to play soccer and play video games. He got into dentistry and attended Carrington with his cousin as they both became dental assistants. He is excited to grow his knowledge and skills with Dr.Kaufman at Roots Dental. 

Fun Fact: Ruben was once stung by a scorpion when visiting Mexico. 


"Finish the Sentence" with "Ruben"

If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be...  ASAP Rocky, Lil Baby and Zexta Alianza

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Space Jam
If  I could have dinner with anyone in the world regardless if they are dead or alive it would be...... ASAP Rocky 
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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