Dr. Robert DeRice
Dr. Robert DeRice is a Portland native. He is a graduate of Cheverus High School, Bowdoin College, and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a general dentist who began practicing in Portland in 1977. Dr. DeRice was the team dentist for the American Hockey League team, the Maine Mariners, from 1977 through 1988. From 1978 through 1985 he was a specialist consultant to the Maine State Medical Examiner as a forensic dentist. Dr. DeRice has always been involved with computers and was co-founder of a company which developed dental office software. Additionally, starting in 1988, Dr. DeRice has been a specialist consultant to three major insurance carriers. After taking a few years off from dentistry to build the Woodlands Golf Course, Dr. DeRice opened his new office, Portland North Dental Associates, in 1991.
Dr. Christopher Pochebit
Dr. Christopher Pochebit, a Portland native, graduated from Cheverus High School where he became a decorated athlete in hockey, football and lacrosse. Dr. Pochebit went on to major in Biotechnology at Endicott College with a pre-medical focus while playing collegiate football. He returned home to Portland to complete his childhood dream and become a dentist. He graduated in the inaugural class from the University of New England where students received twice as many clinical hours compared to other dental schools. In the summer of 2016, he was amongst the first group of students selected to a 12-week externship to complete comprehensive dental care for the rural communities in northern New England. Dr. Pochebit enjoys all facets of dentistry and relieving patients of their predisposed fears they may have when visiting the dentist. Dr. Pochebit enjoys staying active with his fiancé Brittany by taking advantage of all of Maines seasons via hockey, skiing, golfing, running, rollerblading and everything in between.
Christine is the front desk/office manager, handling all of Portland North Dental Associate’s patient affairs. She also fills in as a chairside assistant, as needed, and is radiograph certified. She is a graduate of Stevens High School, Rapid City, South Dakota and attended the University of Southern Maine. Christine has worked for Portland North Dental since 1993.
Amanda, an R.D.H.
Amanda joined the Portland North Dental Associates team in 2007. She is the full-time dental hygienist, in charge of each patient’s hygiene appointments as well as their periodontal health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston.
Shana, an R.D.H.
Shana, a Portland, ME native, joined Portland North Dental in 2016 and is one of the dental hygienists for the office. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006 and received her Dental Hygiene Degree from University of New England.
Ramon joined Portland North Dental in 2011. He grew up and graduated high school in the Dominican Republic. After living in New Mexico for two years, he and his family settled in Maine. He has worked in the dental field since 2010 and is radiograph certified.
Katrina, a lifelong patient of Portland North Dental, joined the team in 2017. A Portland, ME native, she graduated from Portland High School. With prior work experience at a national insurance carrier as well as dental assisting experience, Katrina is an asset throughout the office.