Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome readers to our new blog brought to you by Weissman Dental!  We created this just for you guys, our patients and followers, for the sole purpose of providing you with fun facts and a plethora of useful information about your dental health. We want to arm you with the tools to educate yourself on the importance of your oral health care.

A little bit about our office

Our Doctor
Dr. Weissman graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1984. After graduation, Dr. Weissman maintained a private practice in the upper west side of Manhattan and was an assistant professor at NYUCD before moving to Oregon in 1987. Prior to studying at Dental School, she attended The University of Michigan.

Dr. Weissman has been practicing for over 25 years. She has been in her current location since June of 1988. Since she began practicing dentistry, Dr. Weissman has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.

Dr. Weissman is a member of the American Dental Association, Multnomah Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, The Sunset Study Club, The Sleep Disorder Study Club, and Alpha Omega.

Dr. Weissman is also very involved in her community. She is or has been a board member of Circle of Life, the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Maimonides Group, and is a charter member of Portlandia.

Our office manager

Michelle Barnett has been in dentistry since 2002 and handles the management, financial and insurance procedures for the office.
You will find that she is highly knowledgeable in insurance billing, creating financial arrangements and being the front line of communication for our patients. Michelle loves being able to help our patients. She is a good source to answer questions and provide guidance through the treatment process.  She is here to help you understand the treatment needed and what options are available to you. Michelle has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting & Business Administration and prides herself on her high ethical business practices.
When Michelle is away from the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends in the outdoors.  Michelle’s favorite volunteering activity is working with Medical Teams International.

Our staff
Heather leads the hygiene department for Weissman Dental and is also our OSHA Coordinator.  Heather Bigbee is a native Oregonian born in Portland.  She attended college locally and earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College in 1995.
Heather believes in educating her patients on dental health and how it relates to their overall health. She frequently participates in continuing education which helps to keep her current with the latest technology and techniques available in the dental industry.  Heather is often complimented on her gentle touch, kindness, and attention to detail.
Beyond work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, often sports related and most often outdoors. Heather also likes to spend time volunteering in her children's classrooms.
Heather invests in the community by volunteering her time to screen elementary children in need of dental care for the non-profit organization, "Stand For Children." Heather also visits local kindergarten classes to educate children about their dental care.

Margaret Quintana, or “Maggie” as we know her, has been a practicing hygienist for over 30 years. Maggie loves what she does and our patients agree.  Maggie enjoys that she helps to maintain both a healthy smile and also her patients overall health.
She grew up in Colorado and graduated from dental hygiene school in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Maggie worked in Montana and Wyoming before moving to Oregon 33 years ago. Traveling is a particular interest to Maggie. Recent trips include Australia, Alaska and many to Colorado.  It is also important to Maggie to help those who can’t afford dental care and was the hygienist for a dental team that went to Uganda.  
Maggie has 2 wonderful children who keep her active as well as her involvement with church and choir, gardening, reading, skiing, and camping.  

Brittany is a 2012 graduate from the dental assisting program at Portland Community College. She has been inspired to work in dentistry from a young age, and absolutely loves her career and cannot wait to grow and learn all that she can.
She believes in connecting with each and every patient and educating them on their dental health needs. Keeping up to date on the latest research and technology is very important to Brittany, as well as exploring different volunteering opportunities.
Outside of work Brittany enjoys the outdoors, exploring Portland and spending time with family and friends.

Shelby has been in dentistry since 2009 and is a graduate from Central Oregon Community College. Her desire to help each patient with their different, individual needs, and to continue learning, led her to Weissman Dental.
Shelby is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA).  Shelby is always eager to stay current on the latest dental research and techniques, and participates in numerous education courses throughout the year.  She enjoys broadening her education, exploring Portland, and spending time with friends and family.
You can be assured you're in good hands with Shelby. She's calm yet focused and loves giving patients a better smile as a result of her work.

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