Meet Our Portland, OR Dental Team
Nadia – Dental AssistantNadia has been a dental assistant since 2004. She enjoys working at Downtown Dental Care because of its friendly, team-oriented staff. She loves working in all areas of the field but has a particular appreciation and passion for surgical dentistry.
A handsome husband, two beautiful daughters and three active grandchildren are her pride and joy. Originally, from the Ukraine, Nadia and her family made the big decision to move to this wonderful land of opportunity in 2002. She is always glad to serve as an interpreter in the office.
Chelle – Office AdministratorChelle is Dr. Christianson’s wife and splits her work between home and the office – if you visit the office on a Thursday, chances are you will see her. With over 12 years of experience in the dental field, she can’t imagine doing anything else as she absolutely loves it! She started as a sterilization technician and worked her way up to office management, giving her a complete working knowledge of all aspects of dentistry.
Chelle loves being mom to 3-year old Claire, and full-time stepmom to Joe and Matthew. Born and raised in the PNW, she is a huge Trail Blazers fan. Chelle loves to cook, she and Dr. Christianson enjoy gardening their own fruits and vegetables. She is also hoping to go back to work on getting her private pilot’s license.
Michelle – Office AdministratorMichelle has worked in the dental field since 1989. She began as an assistant and then switched to office administration, giving her an understanding and appreciation for both front and back office aspects of dentistry. Building long-term relationships and helping create beautiful smiles are the most rewarding aspects of her job.
In her spare time, she is an advocate for the American Diabetes Association in support of her niece who has type 1 diabetes. Every year, she and her family are a part of Tour De Cure in Portland. She is also a football fan, Go Hawks!