Meet Your Team

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Jared Young
D.M.D
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Young says, “I am really excited to be involved in a field of health care that blends medicine, creativity, and art. I enjoy helping patients be happy with such a meaningful part of their health care.” He encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

After graduating from Utah Valley University, Dr. Young received his Dental Degree from the University of Nevada School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society.

Dr. Young says, “I spend a lot of my free time doing activities with my son and my dog. I like trying new things like restaurants, music venues, and cultural events.”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Utah Valley University
  • D.M.D.–University of Nevada School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
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William Whittemore
D.M.D
General Dentistry

About Me

To Dr. William Whittemore, nothing is as important as making his patient’s dental experience an enjoyable one. “I have always enjoyed working with people and I want each of my patients to know how to obtain optimal oral health care.” He enjoys getting to know his patients, and strives to provide them with quality, personalized care in a comfortable environment.
Dr. Whittemore graduated from Whitman College, before attending OHSU for his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. “I was attracted to dentistry because it is a hands-on, technical profession, and I liked that you get to work with people one-on-one.” After earning his dental degree, he completed his general practice residency at OHSU.

In order to provide his patients with up-to-date dental care, Dr. Whittemore is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Whittemore enjoys skiing, golfing, and biking around the Pacific Northwest.

Education

  • B.S. - Whitman College 
  • D.M.D. - Oregon Health & Science University

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
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Stephen Cutrera
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Cutrera says, “I came from a medically oriented family and always had an interest in dentistry. I feel that a persons oral health is a very important to a persons overall health and well-being. I like the fact that Endodontic Therapy is remarkable for saving and restoring teeth that would otherwise be lost.” Dr. Cutrera can help provide painless, quality Root Canal treatments that can save your smile and return you to vibrant oral health.

Dr. Cutrera received his Dental Degree from the Loyola University School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Endodontic Certificate from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the Oregon Endonditics Association, the American Association of Endodontics and the Oregon Dental Association.

Dr. Cutrera says, “I have been happily married for 27 years to my wife, Cathy. I enjoy outdoor sports including fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching and archery and golf.

Education

  • B.S., Psychology and Biology–Santa Clara University    
  • D.D.S.–Loyola University School of Dentistry
  • Endodontic Certificate–University of Illinois School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • Oregon Endonditics Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Life Member Oregon Dental Society
  • Multnomah Dental Society Life Member
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Robert Saito
D.M.D.
Orthodontics

About Me

Growing up, Dr. Robert Saito spent a lot of time at a dental school, gaining early exposure to his future career. Now, as an Orthodontist, he is proud of his work, knowing that it provides healthy, functional bites and terrific smiles for his patients. An added bonus for him is seeing the improvement of his patients’ self-esteems throughout the course of their treatment.
 
Dr. Saito attended Lewis & Clark College as an undergraduate, where he studied Biology for his Bachelor’s degree. He stayed in Portland for graduate school, earning both his D.M.D. degree and certification in the specialty of Orthodontics from Oregon Health & Science University. He stays current with procedures and technologies in his field through active memberships to organizations such as the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association.
 
Outside of the office, Dr. Saito enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. He has been happily married to his wife, Linda, for over 30 years, with whom he has two children, Michael and Traci.

Education

  • B.S., Biology – Lewis & Clark College
  • D.M.D. – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Orthodontics – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Oregon Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
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Erin Kolling
D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

Dr. Kolling says “I find it truly rewarding and inspiring to work with children and to help them to have a positive experience at the dental office. I want kids to gain confidence in themselves throughout their dental appointments and to establish healthy oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.” She says the best part of her job is the relationships that are formed between the dentist, the patient, and the parent.
 
She received both her D.D.S. and her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kolling says “I am very excited to be moving to Portland and to start exploring Pacific Northwest.”
 
She enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, and anything outdoors. Most of her free time is spent with her husband and their creative and always-on-the-go son.

Education

  • D.D.S.-University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate -University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
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Lin Zhu
D.D.S., Ph.D, M.S.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Zhu feels that helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives her the most satisfaction from her profession. In particular, she enjoys seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out fabulous. She invites her patients to be involved in all the facets of their treatment to ensure the best results.

Dr. Zhu earned her Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Dentistry from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well as her M.S., in Periodontics.

She has received numerous awards and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. She is also Fluent in Chinese.

In her free time Dr. Zhu enjoys travel, exotic foods, movies, hiking and spending time with her family.

Education

  • B.S., Biotechnology–Shandong University
  • Ph.D., Oral Biology and Dentistry-UCLA School of Dentistry
  • D.D.S.–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., Periodontics–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists

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