Dr. Mo Saleh
Dr. Mo Saleh established the original Optima Dental Spa office in Lake Oswego in 2001. He completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University (SIU) and received his doctorate in dental medicine in 1998 from SIU School of Dental Medicine. He’s committed to providing excellent patient care and pursuing advanced learning. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Saleh enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Rima Shaer, and their five children.
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.
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.