Kids Dentist Portland | Clackamas | Milwaukie | Happy Valley

Meet Our Pediatric Dental Staff

Our staff is dedicated to the oral health of children. They are highly trained in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including child-appropriate communication, and behavior management techniques.

We are confident you will find our staff to be caring, gentle, and competent and are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Dr. Young


Dr. Young, a pediatric dentist practicing in Clackamas, Oregon is a licensed pediatric dental specialist and an associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the OHSU dental school. He is also trained and qualified to treat patients with special health care needs or children with other mental, physical, or emotional needs. Read Dr. Young’s Full bio >


Office Manager

Ashley graduated in 2006, and started as an assistant to Dr. Young at Young Kidz Dental shortly after. Ashley is now the office manager at Young Kidz Dental, and has 2 wonderful children (a 5 year old, and 1 year old). Ashley is married to her High School sweetheart, and likes hiking, backpacking, gardening, traveling, art, and enjoying sports with her kids.


Financial Coordinator

Sherri is the Financial Coordinator and takes care of our patient’s insurance related needs. Sherri has been with Young Kidz Dental since 2015 but has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Sherri loves traveling, gardening, walking her dogs, spending time with family & friends. She has two grown children and has been in a longtime relationship with her partner Eric.


Dental Assistant

Lena graduated from Clackamas community College in 2015 and has been in the dental field ever since. Lena loves working with children and gaining their trust in a sometimes fearful environment. Outside of work you can catch her learning a new piece on the piano, being competitive at a volleyball game, or skiing at the meadows. Lena looks forward to meeting your child and making them love the dentist.


Dental Assistant

Meet Natasha! She was born and raised in Portland, OR, and graduated from Portland Community College in 2015 as a dental assistant. She has been working in pediatrics ever since. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Natasha looks forward to meeting you all at Young Kidz Dental!