Meet The Team

Our skilled and friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are dedicated to providing excellent service to all of our patients. All of our hygienists and dental assistants are licensed professionals who take continuing education courses every year to stay on the cutting-edge of dentistry. Communication is an important part of dental care, so please feel free to ask us any questions you may have along the way.

 

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Dr. Rice
Licensed Dentist

Dr. Rice has been involved with dentistry for over 29 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University, attended Portland State University for pre-dental work and Oregon Health & Science University for his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD). Dr. Rice is the founding dentist of Laurelwood Dental.

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Dr. Hall
Licensed Dentist

Dr. Hall is part of the Oregon Dental Association, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. He served on the board of the Multnomah County Dental Society for four years but has taken a leave to watch his boys grow. His approach to dentistry concentrates on overall health and prevention.

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Linda Mehlig
Licensed Hygienist

Linda graduated from Portland Community College in 1983 and has worked at Laurelwood for over 25 years! Linda’s passion is to make sure that she can help educate and encourage patients to be proactive in their dental health. She has many patients that schedule their appointments far in advance just so they can get a spot in her chair!

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Lisa Taylor
Licensed Hygienist

Lisa graduated from Mt. Hood Community College in 1991 and has worked at Laurelwood for over 10 years! Lisa’s patients appreciate her infectious laugh, gentle touch and caring ways. In her time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at their beach house on the Oregon coast.


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Tiffany Horst
Licensed Hygienist

Tiffany graduated from Mt. Hood Community College in 1999 and has worked at Laurelwood since 2000. Dental health has been a priority and interest for Tiffany from an early age as her father was a dentist. A self-proclaimed “craft-queen”, Tiffany’s bubbly attitude brings a lot of sparkle to our team!

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Michael Kunkel
Licensed Hygienist

Michael joined the Laurelwood Team in 2007 after being a long time patient here since 1988. Aside from Mike’s natural ability to put patients at ease, he provides special attention to detail which is a true asset to any patient’s dental needs. When not keeping patients healthy, Mike enjoys writing, bicycling, reading, playing board games & entertaining friends with movies in his media room.

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Laura Rentz
Licensed Hygienist

Laura graduated from Portland Community College in 2011. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families as well as educating them on their oral health. Laura loves spending time her time off with her wonderful husband and their dog. The three of them try to spend as much time outdoors as they can.