Our Philosophy

At Portland North Dental Associates we pride ourselves on presenting a caring, friendly environment in which we provide complete state of the art dentistry. Our goal is to establish a positive dental relationship while creating and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.As patients arrive into our office, we do everything we can to help relieve the stress and anxiety that may accompany visiting the dentist by creating a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. For example, patients often hesitate at the need for dental x-rays due to their fear of radiation. As a result, in 1999, we introduced a digital x-ray system to our office, which reduces the amount of radiation for the patient by 75%. We are also aware patients are not fond of the sound of the dental drill. As a result, we use electric handpieces, which are not only more efficient, the sound output is much less. Yet another way we keep the atmosphere as comfortable as possible is by having a television for you to watch, if you’d like, while the doctor works.

Quality care is top priority for our staff. Dr. DeRice has years of experience and prides himself on delivering the highest standards of dental care available. Amanda and Shana, our dental hygienists, have the unique ability to provide, thorough periodontal care during hygiene visits utilizing a very gentle touch. Ramon and Mary Beth , are available to help answer general questions about office policies and dental procedures or specific questions regarding appointments and treatment plans. Our front desk manager, Christine, can help answer any questions that our patients may have regarding appointments, accounts or insurance. Everyone’s goal is the same – a positive, long-term dental relationship.

We enjoy seeing patients of all ages from very young children to the elderly. Our office is conveniently located with plenty of free parking. We believe that the patient comes first, and by being able to care for their every need here in our office, we know we can accomplish our goal of making you number one and maintaining your pleasing smile for a lifetime!