Meet Steven Little, DMD, FAGD


"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." – Dr. Little

Dr. Little has been practicing here in this office for 31 years! He 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”. 

Associations / Journals

Dr. Little has associations with many specialist organizations. He is up to date on the latest technologies.