About Troutdale Dental
At Troutdale Dental, our team is what truly sets us apart from other dental practices. Not only do we have two of the best dentists in the Troutdale and Gresham area, but our support and clinical team all take great pride in the work they do. From the time you are greeted at the door, you’ll notice the Troutdale Dental difference. Our focus is to make your appointment the most convenient and comfortable dental experience ever so if there is any aspect of your appointment that is less than satisfactory, reach out to us. We are here to make it right and will do what we can to correct the issue.
We know you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a dentist and here at Troutdale Dental, we’re honored to be your provider.
Brian R. Hale DMD
Growing up in the desert heat of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Brian R. Hale was looking for a change of climate and scenery. It’s not hard to understand why he and his wife, Alisha, fell in love with Oregon’s forests and diverse landscapes. Relocating to Troutdale, Oregon in 2018 has been a refreshing experience of which he says, “My wife and I are constantly saying we can’t believe we get to live with so much natural beauty right in our backyard! Moving our family here has been one of the best decisions of our lives.”
Dr. Hale graduated from UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2017 after earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University. During dental school, he served as Class Vice President, tutored in the pre-clinical simulation lab, and received the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award.
Following dental school, Dr. Hale went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Through this additional training, Dr. Hale devoted his time to advancing his skills beyond basic general dentistry – focusing on dental implants, root canals, and tooth extractions – with the goal of limiting the need for referring his patients at Troutdale Dental to specialists.
Dr. Hale furthers his education yearly through multiple continuing education courses well above the requirements of the Oregon Dental Board. He now offers Clear Aligners with Clear Correct, All-on-4 Implant Dentures, and multiple options for your Cosmetic Dentistry needs, including Veneers. He says, “The members of our community expect honest, top-notch dental care. We strive to provide this care predictably and efficiently in a comfortable and safe environment as we help our patients achieve their goals of oral health. Our team looks forward to showing you what sets us apart from the other dental practices in the area as you make Troutdale Dental your dental home.”
In their free time, Dr. Hale, his wife, Alisha, and their two children, Luke and Addie, love to camp and explore wherever they find themselves.
Clark Brinton DMD
Dr. Brinton graduated from the OHSU School of Dentistry in 2013 as the class valedictorian. During his third and fourth years, he was selected as one of two students to train under Drs. Stanley Malamed and Ken Reed in IV sedation as a member of their mini-residency program.
He practiced general dentistry in New Mexico from 2013 to 2017, devoting much of his practice to IV sedation and dental surgery, including dental extractions, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Brinton credits his high level of experience and education in a short time to his commitment to continued professional education and training.
He holds education in such high regard that he is the CEO of Hero Dental Education, where he trains another dentist in hands-on dental implant surgery techniques, including dental implant surgery, restorative, complications, and All-on-4 implant retained dentures. His current course offerings are available at www.dentalimplanthero.com
Dr. Brinton and his wife, Kjerstin, have three young children, Annika, Hanna, and Sven. In their free time, they love to enjoy the outdoors, whether on foot, bike, or skis.
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At Troutdale Dental, we strongly believe that our patients deserve the best experience and dental treatment available. Often, this is only made possible by using the latest dental technology available. While our methods and equipment may be cutting edge, we also try to offer good old fashioned hospitality to our patients, treating then like friends.
Included on this page is more information on some of the techniques and equipment we use to provide high quality dental care right here in Troutdale, OR.
Rather than brackets and wires, clear aligners move teeth gradually through a series of nearly invisible plastic aligner trays. Clear Correct Clear Aligners are popular brand names for these aligners, and our dentists, Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Brian Hale, are trained in the use of this innovative orthodontic treatment.
Enjoy a straight smile without cumbersome braces by choosing clear aligners. While clear aligners aren’t indicated for every case, many patients can avoid the downsides of traditional brackets and wires by using clear aligners for their tooth alignment treatment.
3-D Cone Beam Technology
Precise planning for dental implants, root canals, and orthodontics improves outcomes dramatically, which is why having a 3-D view of the teeth, roots, jaw, bone, sinuses, and nerve paths is such an asset when performing an advanced treatment.
At Troutdale Dental, these high-resolution images make it possible to plan an entire procedure before we even begin.
Digital Impressions (Intraoral scanner)
Gone are the days of taking putty impressions! While putty impressions are still needed in rare cases, here at Troutdale Dental we take digital impressions, which use a small, high-resolution camera to digitize your teeth. These impressions are used in making crowns, bridges, implant crowns, and clear aligners. We know you will find this technology more comfortable, and quicker, and that it shows higher accuracy than putty impressions.
If you have ever tried to look inside your own mouth to see a specific tooth, you know how challenging it can be. At Troutdale Dental, our dedication to educating and informing patients is far easier using a small handheld intraoral camera, which details exactly what our dentists see when they look inside your mouth.
We can take an image of a single tooth, area of the mouth, or soft tissue that will appear instantly on your chairside monitor for you and your dentist to review together. Many patients have told us that seeing pictures of their teeth has helped them make a decision regarding treatment.
We will also store these images in your digital file for future comparisons or in case your dental insurance company wants additional information for a claim.
Thanks to high-resolution CBCT images and the speed of flexible, high-speed rotary instruments, you can expect a faster, more predictable, and more comfortable root canal than in the past. Dr. Hale uses nickel-titanium powered rotary files that adapt to the natural canals of the tooth root to provide a thorough and conservative cleaning that shortens treatment time and improves outcomes.
This tooth-saving procedure no longer needs to be something you fear, and it gives Dr. Hale an opportunity to save your tooth right here in our Troutdale office for many years to come.
Although many patients still opt for dentures to replace missing teeth, the biggest complaint we hear is that dentures shift or fall out, causing embarrassing situations.
At Troutdale Dental we offer a tooth replacement that does not move or shift. All-on-4 implant dentures are anchored in place with four dental implants on the upper arch, lower arch, or both.
Patients also prefer All-on-4 implant dentures because they are slimmer, making them more comfortable and easier to taste food.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you have dental anxiety, it is tempting to avoid the dental office. Missing dental exams and cleanings, and putting off treatment all put your smile and your health at risk. Nitrous oxide is an option to help you relax so you can get the dentistry you need for a healthy mouth and body.
Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is mild. While it probably won’t make you laugh, it will create a calm sense of well-being that takes the fear out of your dental appointment. It is so safe, we can even use it on anxious kids.
Deep IV Sedation
For those that suffer from extreme dental anxiety, or are undergoing a longer or more difficult dental treatment, we offer deep IV sedation, often called “sleep dentistry”. We bring in an experienced anesthesia provider who can offer this service right in the comfort of our Troutdale Dental office. Our patients are carefully monitored throughout the dental treatment by our experienced sedation provider partner to provide a safe and comfortable experience.
If you have ever stood in place while an x-ray machine moves around your head, you have probably had a panoramic x-ray. These full-smile x-rays show bone levels, wisdom teeth development, jaw joints, and sinuses.
We often use them when planning oral surgery, extractions, implant placement, and wisdom teeth extractions, or for children who cannot tolerate bitewings.
We take panoramic x-rays for people who have dentures to monitor bone health over the years.
Book Your Next Dental Appointment In The 97060 Area
We warmly welcome new patients and emergency dental situations. Contact us, and we will find a time that works in your schedule. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to look around our website. Or better yet, give us a call!