Meet The Team

WEB-DRCarrying on a dental tradition.

Craftsmanship of the 40’s brought into the high technology of today!

Dr. Little – DMD FAGD

In 1993, I began studies in dental laboratory skills. I entered a prestigious dental lab school and after graduation, began working in-house for prominent dentists that exposed me to world class dentistry. Dr. Gordon Christiansen (see CRA) is the one that motivated me to return to school to complete my education. After graduating from OHSU with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine, I began work at my current location where Dr. Clarke served as my mentor. Dr. Clarke introduced me to a high level of comprehensive dental care that spanned back to 1943. I then completed one year of Continuing Education in orthodontics and one year in Implantology (maxi course American Association Implant Dentistry). I completed a mini-residency in IV Sedation with an advanced cardiac life support certificate and have acquired over 1,000 hours in ‘extra’ education. I then passed the test and received my Fellowship in the AGD (see AGD he is soon to receive his Mastership). With years of continuing education, a fantastic mentorship and by surrounding myself with the highest quality staff, I am able to provide you with the quality of care all of our patients deserve.

My job in our dental office is to present all options available in dentistry from simple dental exams to implants and snore appliances. If we can’t provide it I will refer you to someone who does. It’s not about ‘business’ it’s about service… at West Hills Dental we strive to earn your respect.

-Dr. Little

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Catherine – FAADOM

I have been the Office Manager for over 16 years with West Hills Dental and I’ve been in the dental field for over 25 years.  I was one of the first in Oregon to receive my fellowship with the American Association of Office Managers in 2010. My day at our practice is made up of doing everything I can to ensure our practice runs smoothly as possible and our patients leave having the best dental experience. I have been married to my husband Lloyd since 2003. I have three children; Jennifer, Josh, Jocelyn and six wonderful grandkids. When away from the office I enjoy spending time with my grandkids, walking, sewing, biking and gardening. Every once in a while you might even catch me country dancing!

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Taunya – EFDA EFODA

I was born and raised in Portland, OR and graduated from dental assisting school in January of 2000. I have been working at West Hills Dental as Dr. Little’s chair side assistant since February of 2010. I have a true passion for working in the dental field and continue to extend my education whenever possible. My focus towards patients consist of trust, satisfaction and TLC. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and fury companions.

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Katrina – EFDA EFODA

I started working with West Hills Dental in August of 2012 as a sterilizer and worked my way into a chair side dental assisting position. I always wanted to be a dental assistant and now that I am, I love my job! We are an amazing team and I enjoy working at West Hills Dental. My fiancé and I are currently planning our wedding for summer 2016 and are also looking into purchasing our first home! Beach trips and camping are two of my favorite outdoor activities I enjoy with my family and friends.

ASHLEY

Ashley

I’ve been at West Hills Dental since November of 2013 and have never worked with such a wonderful group of co-workers and patients! I began working in the dental industry shortly after graduating high school in 2006 and have done everything from front office administration for small family practice to insurance claim processing for large group practices. Although I was born in Portland, I lived in Minneapolis for 12 years so I feel more like a Minnesotan than an Oregonian, but I absolutely love it here! I currently live in Woodburn with my husband Evan, our son Quinton (“baby Q”) and cat Frank. I enjoy movies, holidays, photography and spending time with my family and friends. I strive to make our patients feel as welcome and comfortable in our office as possible and if you have a question regarding dental insurance- I’m your girl! Can’t wait to see what the future holds with the excellent team we have here at West Hills Dental!

LILY

Lily

In September 2014, I graduated from Heald College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and my dental assisting certification. I love being a dental assistant and a mom. I’m very inspired to keep learning and I’m very motivated by my family. I love to cook and craft during my free time. I feel very fortunate to be part of the West Hills Dental family.

MONALI

Monali – RDH

I graduated from Virginia Community College with an Associate in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene in 2010. I spent my childhood in both India and Virginia. I lived in North Carolina for two years before moving to Beaverton, OR in February 2015. I love being a dental hygienist. I’m very passionate about helping patients maintain their healthy smile. I joined the West Hills Dental Family in March 2015. I have also volunteered with Bradley Free Dental Clinic and the Mission of Mercy Dental project. Away from work, I like to shop, try new restaurants/food and travel to different places.

JESSE

Jesse

I am currently pursuing an associate’s degree in business with a focus in entrepreneurship. I became a part of the West Hills Dental Family as a sterile technician September of 2015. Before having worked in the dental industry, I would have described my dream career as being in a position to help others and positively impact their lives. Working alongside the amazing family oriented staff at West Hills, I’m finding it hard not to change my educational/career goals. Outside of work I love animals and enjoy learning new information about almost anything – especially pertaining to the medical and business fields.

BEKAH

Bekah – RDH

I came to West Hills Dental from Brunswick, Maine where I was a dental hygienist for four years. I love making my patients feel comfortable while cleaning their teeth and also love learning new things. If you have questions regarding your teeth or gums, chances are I will have an answer, but if not, I will happily do the research to find one! Besides dental hygiene, I love my husband Matt, my mom, dad and sister as well as my two cats; Loki and Thor. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, exploring and learning Japanese.

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Chad

Hi I’m Chad Little, I’m married and have 3 kids and a granddaughter. I’ve been working with Dr. Little and his office for almost 20 years as their in house lab technician. I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and being able to create crowns and veneers for his patients. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to meet and getting to know his patients. It’s very rewarding seeing patients smile as they leave the dental office. Oh! I also can’t complain about my job security, if he fires me I’ll tell mom!

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Associations / Journals

Dr. Little has associations with many specialist organizations. He is up to date on the latest technologies.
American Association of Implant Dentists
American Association of Periodontists
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
International Association for Orthodontics
Academy of General Dentists
Oregon Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
AADOM American Academy of Dental Office Managers