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.



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

Sarah joined the Roots Dental team as a self proclaimed Rockstar Dental Assistant and has been living up to that name since arriving in the summer of 2019. A Portland native, she was a 5-star Varsity athlete at Biztech high and also delivered the Salutatory for her class. Not one to settle for second best, her collegiate studies led her to a business management degree that landed her a job working in the front office handling insurance verifications. Sarah soon became intrigued by the work in the operatories including the fascinating world of Oral Surgery. Today, Sarah works side by side with Dr. Kaufman to ensure everything is prepped, sterilized, and ready well in advance of your arrival for treatment. Sarah’s unsatisfied hunger to learn more every day makes her a great fit at Roots Dental as we see patients from all walks of life with varying needs to get their smiles back on track.


She loves coming to work everyday ready to learn and provide the best experience for our patients.  


"Finish the Sentence" with Sarah

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

When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... if I overslept or not.

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Suicide Squad.

Caitlyn | Office Administrator/Treatment Coordinator - Roots Dental Gresham


Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator

Caitlyn joins our team by way of Brigham City, UT as the oldest of 4 children. Caitlyn grew up playing sports and being outdoors camping and hunting. In High School, she played tennis and loved every minute of it. After graduating from High School and moved to Cedar City, UT where she attended her first year of college. Soon after her first year, she moved to Mexico City, Mexico to serve a mission for her church. For a year and a half, Caitlyn learned how to speak Spanish and served the people of Mexico City and credits that time as a big part of who she is today.

“I love getting to know new people and helping them feel welcome”

Upon returning to the United States, she resumed her studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southern Utah University. Over the summer Caitlyn worked as a mentor for troubled youth in a wilderness program where for 4 months they spent their time backpacking in the desert of Kanab, UT, helping kids to turn their lives around. A few months later, while back at school, she began dating one of her best friends and soon became engaged. After getting married, they moved to Portland, OR for her husband to attend dental school at OHSU. In 2019 he started his second year and they have loved living in Oregon and everything it has to offer for the outdoor enthusiast. In her spare time, Caitlyn loves playing pickleball and tennis, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, card/board games.

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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