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  • Monday – Thursday 7:20 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday 7:20 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday Closed

Your Downtown Portland Dentist

Downtown Dental Associates in Portland, Oregon is a family dental practice offering restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Our Portland dental practice improves your smile, enhances your health, and teaches you how to take care of your teeth. Our friendly and professional staff makes you feel at ease, and provides a comfortable environment. Our Portland dentists are ready to provide you with the best experience in the Portland area. We are here for your dental emergencies, helping you or your family members with any tooth related issues. Contact us now for all of your dental needs.

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seniors dental health

Good Oral Hygiene and Regular Dental Checkups Are Key to Preserving Dental Health for Seniors It surprises many seniors to learn that cavities aren’t just for kids — and neither is taking good care of your teeth. In fact, it may even be more important as we age to pay special attention to dental health. Read More >

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy Gingivitis is a Common Condition that is Easily Prevented One of the most rewarding, exciting and happiest times of life happens when you’re expecting a baby, and you want that time to be one of the healthiest times of your life as well. After all, a lot is riding on that. At Downtown Dental Read More >

Child Dental

This is Your Child’s Introduction to the Dentist, and We Want to Make a Good Impression Fear of dentists is nothing new, and it’s certainly understandable considering the somewhat invasive nature of dental exams and treatments. But these things are essential to good dental and overall health, which is why we at Downtown Dental Associates Read More >

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    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Do you hesitate when you smile? Do you have dental imperfections that have bothered you your whole life? Would you like to increase your self-confidence with a beautiful smile? You’re not alone.

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    Implant Dentistry

    Dental implants aid in replacing a single tooth, several teeth or even all of your teeth. The implant itself looks like a screw or cylinder that is placed into the jaw. Over the 2-6 month period following the initial placement, the implant and jawbone bond together to provide an anchor for the crown. While your implant is in the healing period, an abutment is used to protect the tooth space and will eventually serve as the foundation for the implant crown.

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    Gum Disease

    Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. At each regular checkup the dentist will measure the depth of the shallow v-shaped crevice (called a sulcus) between your tooth and gums to identify whether you have gum disease.

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    Extractions and Root Canals

    There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

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    Teeth Whitening

    Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

    Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

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    Sedation Dentistry

    Sedation dentistry provides safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients with special needs. Sometimes called relaxation dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care through the use of medication.

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    Pediatric Dentistry

    A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. To ease these fears, our dentists and staff use simple, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child’s first dental visit and treatment. Following your child’s dental visit, he or she will be invited to select a prize from the treasure chest. We also provide children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss for your child to take home..

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    What to do in a Dental Emergency

    Knowing what to do can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Reviewing these tips before an accident occurs can help you remain calm and handle an emergency effectively.

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Meet Our Portland Dentists
Jake Becker, Downtown Dental Associates

Dr. Jake Becker, DMD

Dr. Jake Becker, DMDDr. Becker was born in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, where he lived until the age of seven. He grew up in California, Hawaii, Idaho, and Arizona. Dr. Becker received his B.S. degree in Biology from Arizona State University. After graduating from ASU, he moved to Portland to study dentistry at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he received his D.M.D in 2006.

(503) 227-0958
Downtown Dental Associates 1221 SW Yamhill St #310 Portland, OR 97205
Alyse Drakulich, Downtown Dental Associates

Dr. Alyse D'Ambrosia, DMD

Dr. D'Ambrosia was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Nutritional Sciences and was recognized as student of the year from UNR's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources in 2009.

(503) 227-0958
Downtown Dental Associates 1221 SW Yamhill St #310 Portland, OR 97205
Stephen J. Persichetti, Downtown Dental Associates

Dr. Stephen J. Persichetti, DDS

Dr. Stephen J. Persichetti traveled to Portland after graduation from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. The purpose of his visit to Portland was to receive advanced training in general dentistry in a residency program at the Oregon Health Sciences University. After completing his year of residency, Dr. Stephen Persichetti joined the faculty at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry.

(503) 227-0958
Downtown Dental Associates 1221 SW Yamhill St #310 Portland, OR 97205
Jake Becker, Downtown Dental Associates

Dr. Ryan Voge, DMD

Dr. Ryan Voge is a native Oregonian. He grew up in Hillsboro and went on to attend the University of Oregon where he also competed in track and field. After graduation, he returned to Portland and earned his Doctorate at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, graduating with Honors and Clinical Honors.

(503) 227-0958
Downtown Dental Associates 1221 SW Yamhill St #310 Portland, OR 97205