Gerald T. Fujii, DMD
Dr. Fujii (or Gerry, as most of his friends call him) was born in Portland, OR and grew up in Hillsboro, OR. He went to Oregon State University and then on to Oregon Health & Science University for Dental School. He is a former president of the Southern Willamette Dental Society and an active member of the Mid Willamette Valley Study Club, Academy of General Dentistry, Oregon Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Fujii has been a lifelong Beaver fan and enjoys attending sporting events in Corvallis. His spare time is filled with waterskiing, basketball, golf, and a love for the Portland Trail Blazers with his wife Peggy.

Daniel Lee, DDS
Dr. Lee grew up just across the river in Vancouver, WA. Although he moved to California for 10 years for schooling, he has always considered the Pacific Northwest his true home. After graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, he was thrilled to move back to Portland in 2006. Dr. Lee’s patients appreciate his ability to put them at ease in the dental setting with his sense of humor as well as his thorough explanations of their dental needs.

In his free time, Dr. Lee is an avid year-round golfer, diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, and loves spending time with his wife, daughters, and friends.

Meet Our Team

Our dentists work with our highly trained, caring team members to improve your oral health with comprehensive dentistry in. You can relax at our practice because our friendly, gentle team works to make sure your dental experience is a pleasant one. To learn more about our Portland Dental PC team, read through the biographies below.

 

Tara Schmitz—Office Manager, CDA, EFDA
Tara has been working for Portland Dental PC since 2005. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College as a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2004. She enjoys the diversity in her role at Portland Dental and making sure every patient has an exceptional experience from beginning to end. Tara enjoys volleyball, snowboarding, and spending her summers doing outdoor activities such as camping, and hiking.

 

Nina Clanton—Scheduling Coordinator
Nina has been a part of the Portland Dental PC team since October 2007 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Corban University. While having no previous dental experience, she was immediately attracted to the team dynamic of Portland Dental PC and their wonderful patients. She enjoys being the first warm and welcoming face patient’s meet, while encouraging positive appointments. Some of Nina’s hobbies include reading, volleyball, and exploring Oregon’s beautiful hiking trails.

 

Chelsea Nemec—Insurance Coordinator
Chelsea has been working for Portland Dental PC since 2015, and has been in the dental field since 2010. She enjoys helping patients fully maximize their insurance benefits while also being a resource in coordinating cost for patients without insurance. Prior to working in the dental field, she attended Oregon State University for Mathematics and Pre-Pharmaceutical. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and disc golfing.

 

Jessica Johnson—BS, RDH
Jessica is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been working for Portland Dental PC since 2005. Jessica has a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003 and received the Clinical Excellence Award. She’s certified in Laser Dentistry, Local Anesthesia, CPR and specializes in Periodontal Therapies. Jessica loves living in Portland. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son, and friends who keep her happy and smiling.

 

Frank Smith—RDH
Frank has been a part of Portland Dental PC’s team since January 2016. He has over 19 years of experience in the dental field, and has received over 100 hours in training for advanced periodontal treatments and dental restorations. He loves and appreciates the atmosphere provided by our dedicated patients and caring staff members. Frank works with our team to provide the best possible care to patients by using the latest technology and research.

 

Kim Phan—BS, RDH
Kim has been practicing dental hygiene since 2010, and joined the Portland Dental PC team June 2016. She graduated from Pacific University School of Dental Science and is also certified in laser dentistry, CPR, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and restorative procedures. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending her free time with her son.

“As my patient, you can expect nothing but the most ethical and professional dental care. My goals are to put you at ease, demonstrate dental hygiene excellence, and make your visit feel like a breeze. I am committed to giving you my best care! I look forward to connecting with you and catering to your individual needs.”

 

Misty Alvarez—EFDA
Misty is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been the lead assistant at Portland Dental PC since 2005. She grew up in Oakridge, OR and loves living in Portland. She enjoys running, playing basketball, and spending time with her family.

 

Natalia Lopez—EFDA
Natalia graduated with her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification from Concorde Career College in 2011, and started February 2012 with Portland Dental PC. What she loves most about our office is getting to meet and interact with patients. Natalia enjoys working with an outgoing and motivating team that places patients as a priority. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys taking trips to the beach, hiking, and running.