Uptown Family Dental

Team

Our People Are Our Practice

About David B. Wiley, DMD

Dr. Wiley completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Denver and received his doctorate from Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Wiley completed additional training at the OHSU Medical School Hospital Dental service and earned a certificate in Hospital Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for two years at the American Embassy Dental Clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal before starting his private practice in Portland in 1996. Throughout Dr. Wiley's career, he has participated in numerous courses and study clubs pertaining to dental techniques, materials, cosmetic dentistry, and the advancements in implant dentistry.

About Bradley Parker, DDS

Dr. Parker is an award-winning general and cosmetic dentist. He was awarded "America's Best Dentist" 13 years in a row. He was recognized by a bay area KRON-TV station as "one of the best dentists in the San Fransisco area". He has multiple educational accomplishments that separate him as a highly skilled and accomplished dentist. He has moved to Portland to be near his grandchildren and brings a wide range of services that compliment Dr. Wiley's practice at Uptown Family Dental, including sleep aids and TMJ treatment.
Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Michgan dental school and University of California Santa Barbara undergraduate college.

Reatha White

Dental Hygienist

Reatha's passion for dentistry began at the age of 17 while working as a dental assistant in Southern California. After graduating from college, she pursued her dental hygiene degree at Pasadena City College and was licensed in 1998. Reatha is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and passionately stays current with continuing education courses on a variety of complex dental health topics. She also enjoys sharing her skills in local public health volunteer programs. Reatha enjoys living in Southeast Portland and has excitedly become a part of the Portland community. As a lifelong outdoors enthusiast, she spends her time cycling, hiking, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends, family and her cat, Ash. Her philosophy in practice is to provide you with high quality dental hygiene care, while listening and working with you to achieve your dental goals.

Mykiya Thompson

Dental Assistant

I’ve been a Dental Assistant for fourteen years, nine of those years chair-side with Dr. Wiley. “Work is so much easier when you have a great team to share it with.” I’m grateful to be able to provide top-quality care for patients. I also enjoy helping patients make a difference in their smile. There are lots of little things you can do to improve it! My goal as Dr. Wiley’s dental assistant is to make sure he’s prepared for your visit, you are relaxed and comfortable, and you leave the dental chair happy. When I’m not working, I absolutely love being a wife and mother to my two children. Most of my free time is spent supporting my kids in their sport activities, working out, and sneaking in a date night every now and then! I am a true Oregonian. It’s neat watching Portland change and grow over the years. See you soon!

Vonda Persijn

Dental Hygienist

Vonda has been a private practice dental hygienist for 36 years, all of which have been with the same practice. She is happy to be caring for the third and fourth generation of some families! She was inspired to go into the prevention aspect of dentistry by having spent too much time as a patient. Vonda received her degree in dental hygiene from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in June of 1981 and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in August of 1981. Vonda is in awe of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, the rejuvenating energy of the ocean, and the majesty of Mt. Hood. Her top priorities are spending time with her wonderful daughter (Go Ducks!), family, and friends. For the last 19 years, she has been honored to work with Dr. Wiley and feels lucky to work with a team of highly skilled professionals all dedicated to staying on the forefront of the latest science and advance technologies in dentistry. Vonda's mission is to educate patients in the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth to help maintain a healthy body. She takes pride in and is passionate about providing the highest quality of care in a compassionate and gentle way. Don't be fooled! She also has a crazy sense of humor! Who says dentistry can't be fun, too?

Brandi Jones

Business Team

I've been working in the dental field for nineteen years starting with my first five years as a dental assistant. I'm excited to help you understand dental insurance coverage, maximizing your insurance benefits and helping you understand and complete your dental treatment. My favorite part of dentistry is observing patients coming to us scared, in pain, or "just not liking the dentist" and being able to change their perspective and watching them leave with a smile. I enjoy being part of a team that loves dentistry, loves our patients, and treats each patient like family.

Dorcas Gawlista

Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist for 23 years, having graduated from OHSU in 1992. I had always joked that I did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up but am glad I decided on hygiene. It is a blast! After over 20 years, it still is because it is forever changing. Therapies and modalities of treatment change as science uncovers more information about the underlying causes of oral problems that also affect overall health. I have many varied interests that include hiking, gardening, baking, cooking, family movie nights, traveling, and being an advocate for animals. I am always open to new adventures that may come my way. My goal is to have the same enthusiasm and caring when I retire as I did the first day I started my career. I consider my patients my extended family and truly care about their health and well-being. And now, in the words of Forrest Gump, "That is all I have to say about that."

Nina Robertson

Sterilization Technician

I have always desired to work in the medical field because I enjoy helping others. Although I have little experience in dentistry, I am learning to love it, and I'm excited to learn much more and grow in the dental field. When I’m not at work I love to spend time with friends and family. I also enjoy shopping and just exploring, whether it be in town, across the country, or in a different country!

Brooke Stern

Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 5 years. I enjoy interacting and developing relationships with patients and I am passionate about giving people the best dental experience possible. I recently moved to Portland from Arizona and I am so excited that I get to live somewhere so amazing! In my free time I enjoy hiking, running, and exploring my new city.

Our Office

Modern dentistry focuses on prevention and we believe prevention is the key to optimal oral health. We encourage our patients to be proactive about their dental treatment. By identifying and addressing concerns early, Uptown Family Dental is able to recommend the least costly, most conservative treatment options available to a patient. Our patients enjoy the benefits of long-lasting, beautiful dental restorations.