Dr. Little started in dentistry shortly after high school when he enrolled in school to become a dental lab technician. Upon graduating, he found himself employed by a dentist that encouraged him to take his dental skills to the next level. With that support, he continued working as a lab technician while obtaining his dental degree here at OHSU. He then got his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an Associate fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He completed mini residencies in orthodontics and IV sedation and continues to actively further his skillset as a dental provider.
Dr. Little genuinely loves his work and has fun while doing it. His belief that a trip to our office shouldn’t be scary and should always be as painless as possible is why we say “West Hills Dental Center is the home of Fear Free Dental”.
Trust is earned over time. Flashy walls and expensive equipment don’t equate trust. My mentor, Dr. Clarke, believed that earning a patient's trust is priceless. It takes years of building relationships with patients to begin understanding how priceless being a dentist is. Dr. Clarke passed away in 2004 and, after 20 years, I now understand... I just wish he was still here so I could tell him how right he was.
Associations / Journals
Dr. Little has associations with many specialist organizations. He is up to date on the latest technologies.
Desirae joined us in the summer of 2023. She received her Associate of Science degree from Oregon Institute of Technology and has been in the dental field since 2019. She brings with her a buoyant personality and a love of interacting with patients while helping them navigate their dental treatment needs. She loves spending time in the aisles of Powell’s Books and setting up her hammock by a river to read in. One to lead a quiet life with her husband and cat by her side.
Karin discovered a love for dentistry at a young age while helping in her father’s dental office on the Oregon Coast. She studied microbiology and completed her associate degree in arts and sciences. She has an expanded functions degree in both Illinois and Utah and is in process of obtaining for the state of Oregon. Karin is committed to lifelong learning and is passionate about delivering high quality dental care.
When not at work, you can find her with friends and family up in the mountains or out on the beach. She enjoys reading, crafting, and being outdoors.
“I love helping patients achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles!”