Dr. Elizabeth Miller
Dr. Elizabeth Miller attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and was a member of the Dental Early Admissions Program.
Dr. Miller decided she wanted to be a dentist when she was 7 years old and turned her interest in dentistry into a true passion while attending multiple mission trips in Mexico and Nicaragua.
She graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2010. She worked at a family private practice for over 5 years in San Antonio, Texas and is so excited to now be in Oregon with her husband, dog and cat. Dr. Miller and her husband love the natural beauty of Oregon and spends her time cooking, gardening, and horseback riding on her time off. At Optima Dental, Dr. Miller utilizes the SMART technique for mercury removal to offer safer alternatives than traditional fillings.
Dr. Fred Thompson
Dr. Fred Thompson graduated with honors and received his dental degree from Oregon Health Sciences in 1998. After owning several successful practices, Dr. Thompson changed his focus to education and dental product development. He taught advanced dental implant placement in live surgical courses across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Thompson also developed a system for planning implant surgeries, which in turn enhanced the surgical success. He chose to move back to the Northwest to be closer to his family, which has given him the opportunity to join the Smiles Dental Team in May of 2018. He is excited about this opportunity to blend his passion of dental education and patient care!
Dr. Kelli Rike
Hailing from the sunshine state of Florida, Dr. Kelli Rike brings a presence of warmth, compassion, and professionalism. Her caring approach gives our patients who live in the greater Portland area a positive outlook on their oral and general health. With her background in medicine and research, Dr. Rike affords patients with a knowledge of recent literature, whole body mindfulness, and the relationship between oral and systemic health.
Dr. Rike attended the University of Central Florida with a degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She spent several years in bench research before pursuing her dental degree at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). During her enrollment at UF, she was actively involved in dental research and continues to implement this love for learning into her current practice. Dr. Rike continued her education with a general practice hospital-based residency at Oregon Health & Science University where she greatly expanded her medical knowledge and it’s relationship to oral health. She believes the best way to treat patients is in prevention and comprehensive care.
A patient many times herself, Dr. Rike provides a perspective of understanding, as this was what motivated her to pursue a career in dentistry. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her folks from Florida, friends, and her golden retriever “Bailey” and Mini Aussie “Piper.” On weekends you can find her fishing, yoga-ing, trying not to complain while running, and hiking in the beautiful PNW.
Dr. Lynn Jones, AAACD, FICOI
Dr. Lynn Jones is an internationally recognized cosmetic dentist. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and was actually the first female dentist in the state to become an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Along with her highly skilled work at the practice, she lectures locally and nationally, and she regularly volunteers for the Give Back a Smile program.
Dr. Sarah McDonald
Dr. Sarah McDonald earned her dental doctorate at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Some of her accolades including receiving the ADA Warner-Lambert Research Award and the Brian Toolson Excellence in Prosthodontics. Passionate about education, she has completed additional continuing education coursework in Invisalign, implants, IV sedation, and other dental topics.
Dr. Kenny Clow
Dr. Kenny Clow is an accomplished Marine Corps combat instructor who’s honored with numerous commendations, awards, and personal medals. Once he transitioned out of the Marines in 2009, Dr. Clow wanted to continue to help others. He decided to attend Oregon State for his Bachelors of Science. Dr. Clow then attended OHSU to finish his degree in dental medicine as well at a general practice residency.
Dr. Clow is well versed in many facets of dentistry. He specifically enjoys dental surgery and sleep dentistry where patients can wake up with the smile they always dreamed of! Dr. Clow truly enjoys helping patients achieve or maintain their bright and beautiful smiles.
Bio coming soon!