Meet the Team

Cassie and Sanna – Front Desk Administrators – welcome you to Southwest Portland Dental! Our combined dental experience at Southwest Portland Dental is over 50 years … and we still like each other!

We will be the first people you will meet when you come into our office, and we look forward to seeing you. If you are seeking to establish as a new patient, we will be able to assist you in the process of transferring your records to our office. We also are happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice.

When you call, one of us will do our best to effectively and efficiently field your questions and/or requests. We both can help you with appointments and billing questions. We want to be your choice for dentist in Portland, OR!

Both of us have many varied tasks, however this is how each of us may be able to serve you specifically:

Cassie – Front Desk Administrator/Insurance Manager

I graduated from Portland Community College Dental Assisting program as a Certified Dental Assistant and worked here for many years as a Chairside Dental Assistant. This combined with my administrative experience, has taught me the ins and outs of insurance billing. I am happy to help you with any questions or issues regarding insurance.

Sanna – Front Desk Administrator/Accounts Manager

I have varied administrative, secretarial and educational experience. When the need arises, I am available to review our financial policies and help you manage your account payment options.

Tamara – Dental Hygienist

I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2011. I received my education in dental hygiene from West Los Angeles College. I love building long-term relationships with patients and take pride in delivering meticulous dental care with a smile. I am so excited to be a part of the fantastic dental team here at Southwest Portland Dental.

My husband Jonathan, and our daughter Cady are all originally from Southern California, but we are so excited to call Oregon our home. It was our goal to make our forever home in Portland and we are happy to have achieved that. We also love backpacking! In our spare time, you will find us out on trails soaking up all the nature that the beautiful PNW has to offer.

Tamara SW Portland Dental 3-16-22

I am excited to be part of the extraordinary team at Southwest Portland Dental.  I worked as a dental assistant prior to graduating from PCC's Registered Dental Hygiene program.   I am looking forward to providing our patients with exceptional care in dental hygiene and oral hygiene instruction.  I take pride in accomplishing thorough, and comfortable care.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mike, and our dog, Bodhi.  When I'm not in the office, you may run into me walking my dog, playing tennis, or exploring Portland's food scene.

Lauren – Dental Assistant

I grew up in Eugene and Portland and attended Reynolds High School and Mount Hood Community College. I have been in the dental field since 1978 beginning in an oral surgery practice in Olympia, Washington and moving to general dentistry in 1982.

I have worked both fields over the years and have been with Dr. Jarvis since 1992. I am X-ray Certified, Oral Surgery Assistant Certified and CPR Certified.

Our Location

Southwest Portland Dental
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite B
Portland,OR 97239
Ph: 503-244-8112

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