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Fear Free Dental

A better life starts with a beautiful smile

Know About Us

Relax! At Dr. Little's Office in Portland, we provide sedation dentistry to make your treatment fear free! Dr. Little has the tools, the technology, and the training to improve your smile easily and comfortably.

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 who exposed me to world-class dentistry. Dr. Gordon Christiansen (see CRA) is the one who motivated me to return to school to complete my education.

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Our Featured Services


Cosmetic Dentistry

At West Hills Dental Center, we offer cosmetic dentistry procedures aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth, gums, and/or bite. Our treatments primarily concentrate on enhancing dental aesthetics - color, shape, size, alignment, and overall appearance of the teeth.

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Sedation Dentistry

We offer sedation dentistry to provide comfortable, anxiety-free dental treatments to our patients with dental anxiety, bad gag reflex, sensitive teeth, or those who undergo complex or painful treatments. At West Hills Dental Center, we offer minimal, moderate, and deep sedation as per the type of treatment.

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Fear Free Dentistry

Ten percent of dental patients suffer from dental anxiety. At Fear Free Dental, we always try to ensure that our patients feel comfortable visiting us using the latest sedation dentistry solutions.

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What Makes Us Special

Millions of people experience anxiety over seeing a dentist. Feeling anxious or even outright scared by the thought of dental treatment is nothing to be embarrassed about; it is a fear shared by many. Painless dental services are the answer.

Dr. Little's Office

Mission Statement

“Dentistry - when done properly - is about relationships. It is about patients trusting a caring practitioner and staff to do the right thing. It is about practitioners learning and knowing about the best solutions for each individual who seeks our help” - Alan Stern, D.D.S.


This is a tough issue because in all professions there are ethical dilemmas. Dr. Clarke, who was my mentor, was the past president of the American College of Dentists and wrote the book on ethics for dentists. In my opinion, if you have to go to courses that show you how to “Sell dentistry so it doesn’t feel like selling dentistry” (which is a real course), you need to re-examine your professional ethics. In our office, we will always follow the ethics set aside by the ACD. You will always be given an explanation of all your options so you can choose which may work best for you. You will be well-informed of all your choices with no financial surprises.
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Patient Forms

Your first visit to Woodlawn Dental establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

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What our patients are saying...

"Dr. Little and his staff are friendly and professional. I don't think I've ever experienced any pain while there. My whole family has been coming here for YEARS!"

"We LOVE Dr. Little & his awesome team! If you need a dentist who does things the right way, knows how to do crowns the old way so they last a long time, can work with you to get past any dental fears...then you want to see Dr. Little! He is an expert in his field, absolutely works with excellence &…"

"Always a 5 star experience!!! I have been going to Dr. Little and his staff for over 20 years! I know I am in the best hands in the business."

"I see a different dentist for the "regular" dental work, but he does not do implants. I am so happy a friend referred me to Dr. Little. I have some allergies and sensitivities to some dental materials. Dr. Little uses safe and non toxic materials. This second implant process with him has gone very …"

"I see a different dentist for the "regular" dental work, but he does not do implants. I am so happy a friend referred me to Dr. Little. I have some allergies and sensitivities to some dental materials. Dr. Little uses safe and non toxic materials. This second implant process with him has gone very …"

"Dr. Little and his team have been great for my family. My kid has anxiety and autism, and they are so patient and understanding. We really appreciate their kindness and care."

"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Little for 30+ years. We've never been dissatisfied with our dental care. Dr. Little is a very gentle, skilled and knowledageable dentist who continues to strive to provide state of the art dentistry. The staff are friendly and competent as well. / F. Pe…"

"Dr. Little is very experienced and expert in dentistry. You know it in the way he handles your exam and treatment. I just had another crown done and each is painless and quick. He's done a number of preventative treatments over the 21 years I've been seeing him. Pleased to recommend him and his s…"

"Dr. Little is very experienced and expert in dentistry. You know it in the way he handles your exam and treatment. I just had another crown done and each is painless and quick. He's done a number of preventative treatments over the 21 years I've been seeing him. Pleased to recommend him and his s…"

"Excellent care. Procedures are explained and completed well. After several years as a patient of Dr. Little, I remain a very satisfied and loyal customer."

"Dr. Little was absolutely amazing at my first visit today. He was very thorough in explaining his philosophy on dentistry and exactly what he was looking for throughout each step of the way. There was no wait in the office, he was very gentle and very attentive. There was no sales tactics or pushy …"

"Very friendly staff and informative. I got lots of info the whole way about what they were doing and why which i really appreciated."

"Everything about West Hills dental Center and doctor little and his staff is amazing. And this is coming from someone who has been perennially afraid of the dentist their entire life. Personal service and Straight Talk you can't beat that!"

"Always pleasant and professional service."

"I was having a very old crown replaced. As in the past I was very happy with the experience and outcome. I have been going to Dr. Steven Little for many, many years. His dental knowledge, skill, and dental philosophy are all of the highest standards. Top notch in every regard!"

"Wonderful staff. Dr Little communicates and educates on dental health with great enthusiasm."

"After 25+ years of seeing Dr Little and his team I would never go anywhere else. His focus on what is best for his patients and his continued pursuit of ever increasing knowledge and experience is unusual in the field."

"Dr. Little and his staff are truly The Best!! I was a patient for years but moved out of the area about 5 years ago. Broke part of my veneer tooth last weekend and knew he was the only one I wanted to fix it. Drove 2 hours to see him and as always, it was worth it. He repaired it that day, back…"

"It was amazing , gentle , love it"

"Dr Little and the staff at West Hills Family Dental are nothing short of amazing. They were recommended by a friend and in my 48 years it was by far the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Just wished I had found them years ago:) Thank you!!!"

"I appreciate Dr. Little’s coming into the office after hours to help me with a toothache! I pride myself in taking good care of my dental health. Dr. L understood that I had a long history of fine goldwork restorations, and agreed that my new crown should also be done in gold. He billed my insuran…"

"Always friendly, gentle and kind!"

"They treated me well, respectively, all staff are generous; everything was transparent, including treatment procedure, service for a fee. Recommended to anyone who needed. Thanks for you made me big smile 😁 😁😄🏃😁😆"

"I was 45 minutes early and they got me right in. I didn't have to wait at all. Always friendly and have a clean office. They feel like family."

"I have severe anxiety about going to the dentist to the point that I hadn’t been for 8 years or so. Not only did the dentist call me the day before to talk about my fear and reassure me, but he was there to greet me in the lobby when I arrived. He really listened to me and addressed my fears and ga…"

"Dr. Little is highly skilled, sensitive and very responsive to my questions and concerns. The nurses and other staff are welcoming and helpful. I recommend Dr. Little and the West Hills Dental Center highly."

"Great professional staff and personal dental care, which I really appreciate!"

"I haven't been back to see Dr. Little for 14 years, but I always had such good experiences, I decided to go back. Everyone was so helpful and kind and I wish I hadn't changed dentists and I changed jobs, moved, etc. Anyway, they are stuck with me now! 😁"

"We LOVE Dr. Little & his awesome team! If you need a dentist who does things the right way, knows how to do crowns the old way so they last a long time, can work with you to get past any dental fears...then you want to see Dr. Little! He is an expert in his field, absolutely works with excellence &…"

"I was scared and ashamed after 17 years of not seeking dental care,but with issues occurring left and right I knew I needed help. Reaching out to Dr Little and his amazing staff was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. They're compassionate and encouraging and it's evident they are th…"

"What could have been a stressful and painful experience was just the opposite. My experience was comfortable pain free, efficient and informative. I appreciate the expertise and professionalism of the West Hills Dental team."

"They do such a great job that I hardly ever have to spend any time there for anything serious. 😀"

"Today is November 4th, the day after the election, and there are a lot of things I'm feeling anxiety about: but my dental appointment tomorrow with Dr. Little doesn't even rank. And that's a very new thing for me. Let's set the stage: three months ago I had not been to the dentist in over 15 years…"

"It is nice to go to a dentist that he and his staff REALLY care about their patients. I have bad dental anxiety and they are all very nice and understanding. I would HIGHLY recommend them to all. =)"

"Not like any other dental office I've been to, and that's a good thing. The doctor and staff are phenomenal, the setting is very relaxing and everyone speaks to you in very plain, straight forward terms."

"Super friendly and very knowledgeable, Dr.Little and his staff is a dentist experience that is actually enjoyable."

"Dr Little has been my dentist for many years. He is scrupulous about keeping up with the current state of the science. He is very conservative about unnecessary procedures. He explains what your options are and he outcomes you can expect, gives his recommendations, then lets you decide. He activ…"

"If you have any dental needs I highly recommend this office. The kindness and intelligence from all the staff here is a rare thing to find in this field. You will be very well taken care of by some fantastic people!"

"Awesome team! My first visit was superb! This group takes really good care of you each step of the way. Thank you!"

"It had been too long since I have been to the dentist as I have a severe phobia of the dentist. I even started crying while waiting in the waiting room. But it was a welcoming feeling from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. It eased my anxiety so much. Jeanne was my hygienist, and k…"

"Great service...very professional"

"I absolutley love Dr. Little. He has been my dentist since 2006. He and is staff have been wonderful. Thank you Wesr Hills for all the great care."

"Best dentist in Portland! Always professional and gentle! Great staff."

"I have nothing but the best experiences ever at a dental office and highly recommend West Hills Dental Center! They are diligent in the comfort and excellent care of their patients. Very friendly and accommodating staff and of course Dr Little is the best at what he does. I don’t put off my dental …"

"My 1st teeth cleaning that I’ve had in years with Jean went great! She made sure to check in with me often and stop or slow down whenever I needed. She provided very good explanation for all of her actions except when she used a topical numbing solution on my gums. That shocked me and triggered som…"

"All the staff are so nice and smart. As a family patient here for 15yrs plus combined with me and my parents I can tell you this, Dr. Little and his staff are miracle dentists and there very smart and know what there doing. They always have the best advice on how to save your teeth instead of remov…"

"I have been going to West Hills family dental for almost 20 years now. There is no one I trust more than Dr Little. He is extremely knowledgeable and is always working towards improving his expertise to best serve his patients. He is NEVER looking to make a quick buck off his patience. I feel li…"

"Are you experiencing dental pain, but you're afraid to go to the dentist? Do not wait one more minute! Dr. Little and his remarkable staff truly care about you and making your experience with them as positive as possible. And, as pain free as possible. I would quickly like to tell you about my…"

"As always, a great experience and I’m very appreciative of the quality of service, the genuine kindness and hospitality they show, and overall care they provide! If you have not already chooses West Hills Dental Center as your provider, I’d highly recommend that you do so. You will not be disappoin…"

"Always a pleasant experience with the friendly staff. I've been going here about 20 years and have a lot of trust in Dr. Little."

"Can't say enough good about this office & people. They know what they're doing and do it very well. Friendly, professional, a very positive experience doing something I don't really like doing... Highly recommend."

"I HATE going to the dentist with a passion, but I drag myself in to see Dr. Little somehow. He understands the fear and PTSD from past experiences and will only start working on me when I feel ready. I recently had a tooth extraction and root canal at the same time and did not remember it after and…"

"Very comfortable surroundings and professional. Virus conscious, clean, gloved and masked."

"Somehow, Dr. Little and staff manage to deliver top notch dental care and treat patients like guests in their home. Their professional dentistry shows."

"Dr. Little and his team are always really good and treat me like family. I recommend them to everyone I know and the people who have gone really like them also. He and his team gets my highest recommendation."

"I've had the best Dental care here from the office manager - Katherine to dental assistants to Dr.Little! They go out of the way to make your experience the absolute best possible.and affordable. I've had a lot of experience with dental work and no Dental Office cones close to comparing. Elizabeth…"

"The best dentist I’ve ever had. Hope he never retires! Friendly staff. Never sells you anything you don’t need."

"Dr Little is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. His dental knowledge & expertise are exemplary. He’s very personable & truly cares about his patients. I do not like going to any dentist, but Dr Little always helps me feel safe & comfortable. He has an amazing team. Everyone is kind & caring and…"

"Almost provide the highest levels of care, professionalism and friendliness!"

"I have been a patient of Dr. Little for 15 years. He is probably the most trustworthy and no pressure dentist there is out there. The work he has done on my teeth is extensive- I couldn’t be happier. Great staff , warm family like atmosphere. I love this place!!!"

"I have always had a tremendous fear of dental work. I had bad teeth growing up, and we were not always in a position to get me the work I needed. When we were, the work done was often substandard, incredibly painful, and came with a heaping dose of shame. This was what dentistry was for me all thro…"

"By far the best dentist ever. Such smart was to help patients feel calm and use creative ways to fix your dental problems. Feel fortunate we found them!"

"I appreciate the exceptional level of care and communication from all staff. Feels like family!"

"Dr. Little and his staff are so welcoming and are masterful at reducing my dental anxiety. I highly recommend for anyone who doesn't like going to the dentist."

"I actually look forward to going to the dentist as everyone here is amazing! They treat you like family and have your best interest at heart instead of trying to do unnecessary procedures to make a buck."

"Dr. Little and his entire staff are great. I wish all of my healthcare providers could be this wonderful."

"I had a different person to clean, an rather new employee but one with much experience. She did an excellent job, very efficient and careful, and also an excellent cleaning. VERY HAPPY."

"First class professionalism and friendly staff."

"Very professional and Friendly team."

"I feel well cared for by professionals! Thank you!"

"Very experienced and great service."

"People are all gracious and efficient. Work is excellent."

"Dr. Little is super knowledgeable and great at putting his patients at ease!"

"Can you really rate a dentist 5 stars? Yes, yes you can. I recently switched to West Hills Dental after some frustrations with my previous dentist(s). Previously I had a dentist that wouldn't communicate what was happening or why. I was always pushed to buy things they offered. I just wanted to be …"

"Best dental experience ever. The entire staff is so easy to get along with and they make you feel very valued. They put your needs first and never suggest anything they dont truely believe will be beneficial to you. The atmosphere is so calming too."

"I have been a patient of Dr. Little for over 25 years and have always received personalized, up-to-date, and professional care. I'd give West Hills Dental Center 6 starts if possible!"

"I love Dr. Little and his staff. I’ve been seeing him for over 15 years now. Boy where does the time go?!!! He’s got a great personality and very professional. I completely trust his honest opinion. I highly recommend him!"

"Dr. Little and his team are the upmost professionals. They have taken care of me for years. I appreciate their attentiveness and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure I am taken care of and comfortable with any treatment. I highly recommend them!"

"Wonderful office, have been going for years, highly recommend Dr Little and his excellent staff."

"Been coming here for 6 years. Very professional staff and quality patient care provided by Dr. Little."

"Dr. little has been my dentist for years. He and and his staff are always friendly, professional, considerate and obviously know what they're doing. I highly recommend them for all of your dental needs."

"I’m a terrible patient. All dental work bothers me and some even scares me and I know that I’m not alone in this category. Dr. Little and his staff are top notch. They are very professional but most of all they are very kind and caring. They go out of their way to make you comfortable. He has …"

"The staff here are the best. Last year Dr. Little and his team replaced my missing front tooth and fixed the broken ones on either side so that my teeth look like they did before my accident, not Hollywood chiklets. Everyone was friendly and caring through the process, especially Lily, and every pa…"

"Great no pressure dentist. I enjoy coming to Dr. Little's office. Pain free, worry free. Great hygienists. Great music piped in for your exam. Helps you relax. Great place!"

"Dr. Little and his staff are extremely friendly and they make sure you have the best experience when visiting the dentist. No matter what you go in for leave with a smile."

"This is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. I have a sever phobia of going to the dentist because of some horrific experiences I have had in the past at other dental offices and everyone at West Hills Dental understood how afraid I was. They literally did everything to accommodate me so I …"

"Very professional staff.The staff are very knowledgeable and experienced. I really enjoyed my first visit & looking forward to returning on Aug. 28 2017 for my next appointment...."

"I have been a patient of Dr. Little's for over 25 years and have always received professional, courteous, painless and reasonably priced service from him and his staff. I highly recommend West Hills Family Dental to anyone looking for a dentist."

"I am a long-term patient of Dr. Little. I hemmed and hawed about getting some work done, and there was never any pressure. When I was recently ready, the whole team moved quickly to get it scheduled and completed. Ultimately, he gave me an all new smile. I still have some things to do in the back …"


4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225

Office Hours

MON - WED 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

THU 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: frontdesk@fearfreedental.com

Phone: (503) 291-0000