Meet The Team

Susan Smith, DMDSusan Smith, DMD

Dr. Smith has served the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood of Portland since graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 1984. She began her career at the age of 12, working in the same office of her father, Dr. Harry P. Stoinoff. Over the years, she has worked every position in the office, including as a dental hygienist. Dr. Smith has been honored as one of Portland’s “Top Dentists” every year since 2008. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, Multnomah Dental Society, American Dental Society, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In her leisure time Dr. Smith likes to spend time with her husband John and their eight children.

Corey Buring, DDSCorey Buring, DDS

Dr. Buring was born and raised on the Oregon coast and has known Dr. Smith his whole life. He graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in May of 2017 and then completed a 1-year residency in Spokane, Washington. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. He is a die-hard Trail Blazers fan and an avid foodie. When not practicing dentistry, you can find Dr. Buring cooking, working out, or hiking.

MaryMary Davidson RDH | Oral DNA Results Facilitator

Mary graduated Mt. Hood Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987 and has been with Dr. Smith since 1993. Her passion as a dental hygienist fuels her desire to continue learning about the latest science & research on how the mouth can affect the overall body. She is fully committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums for the full extent of their lives, and enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. She enjoys spending time with her family, bicycling the many routes and paths in and around Portland and spending time at the Oregon Coast.

ColetteColette – Scheduling Specialist | Human Resources Manager

Colette has worked in our front office since 1992 in a variety of capacities most recently as our scheduling coordinator and human resource manager. Although her job can be demanding, it brings her much joy and happiness as she gets to meet and greet all of the patients that either call or walk through the front door. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband, three children and volunteering, she is currently a Chemo Pal for the Children’s Cancer Association.

TiaTia – Dental Assistant | Quality Assurance

Tia is one of our dental assistant team members. She has been with Whole Health Dentistry since 2013. A true “people person,” she’s devoted to working with our patients. When she’s not assisting, she works behind the scenes, performing quality assurance duties to ensure patients are being cared for with the most current materials and equipment. The entire team relies on her and considers Tia a valuable member. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing, crabbing and sitting around bonfires.

AmissaAmissa – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Amissa came to work for Dr. Smith in 1999 with little more than a positive experience of going to the dentist as a child, along with a desire to learn. She worked hard at learning the ins and outs of dentistry she needed to work side by side with Dr. Smith and our patients. Amissa is passionate about dentistry, the Oral Systemic Connection, community outreach, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment for our patients. Amissa enjoys her family, the outdoors, and art pursuits.

BetsyBetsy RDH, BS | Myofunctional Therapist

Betsy graduated Mt. Hood Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1997 and has been with Dr. Smith since 1998. She feels it’s her role as a health care professional to stay current on best care practices as well as keeping abreast of the latest advances in oral health and sharing that knowledge with her patients. She has continued her education and is now also a Myofunctional Therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She provides patients with a high standard of ethical and informative care to improve their quality of life. In her free time Betsy enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.

kimKim | Treatment Coordinator

Kim is originally from Southern California, graduated from OCC Dental Assisting Program in 1984 as a Registered Dental Assistant
Kim has over 33 years of experience working with dentists in specialty and general practice both in the front and back offices. For the last 23 years Kim has shared her knowledge and experience with patients as treatment coordinator – helping patients to recognize the importance of dental health and the value in completing recommended treatment. Kim works side by side with patients to create a healthcare plan that works best for the patient, keeping them focused on treatment goals aimed at restoring and healing ones overall health.

Kim moved to the Portland area 4 and half years ago with her husband of 13 years and their two amazing children. Since joining Dr. Smith’s team in 2013, coaching and teaching patients about the oral systemic link has been her primary goal and motivation. Helping patients realize their full dental health potential, inside and out, is her number one priority and passion.

Angela | RDH

Angela, our dental hygienist since 2015, was born and raised in Milwaukie and resides in Gresham with her husband and children. She delights in connecting with patients while providing clinical treatment and oral health education. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, watching movies, playing games, and spending time at the Oregon Coast.