Meet Our Dentists

Our Dentists have been named “Top Dentists” of General Dentistry in Portland
and the surrounding areas by Portland Monthly Magazine
for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017.


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. While living in Portland, Dr. Becker fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and his wife, Melissa.


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Dr. Alyse D’Ambrosia, DMD

Dr. Alyse Drakulich, DMDDr. 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. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Portland to attend dental school at the Oregon Health Sciences University, where she earned her D.M.D. degree. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve and being outdoors.


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Dr. Stephen J. Persichetti, DDS

Dr. Stephen J. Persichetti, DDSDr. 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. Persichetti joined the faculty at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He has been an associate professor at the dental school since 1985. He joined Downtown Dental Associates in 1997. Dr. Persichetti continues to teach at the dental school one and a half days per week.

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Dr. Ryan Voge, DMD

Dr. Ryan Voge, DMDDr. Voge is dedicated to life-long education and consequently spends a significant amount of time taking continuing dental education. He believes strongly in blending modern technology with established principles of dental medicine to provide quality evidence-based dentistry.


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