Meet Your Team

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Linda Ridder
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Ridder says, “I love to see people smile. I love teeth in general. Sometimes, people lose their teeth because of unfortunate circumstances. It is very satisfying to restore a person’s mouth so that they can regain their confidence as well as live a healthy life. I enjoy helping others feel better about their lives & being able to smile with confidence is truly a blessing.”

“I am alive today because of a miracle that happened in 1971. I survived a deadly disease called encephalitis. My mother always told me that I was the lucky 2 out of 24 children who was given a second chance. As a child, I knew I wanted to help others get well. I wanted to make a difference for others, and pay the gift back to someone else. Just like the Missionary Christian doctors have given me a worthy life...I want to make a difference in my patient’s lives. I believe that being able to smile and chew efficiently enhances a person’s overall health.”

After graduating from the University of California at Riverside, Dr. Ridder received her Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific-Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry. She also speaks Korean.

Dr. Ridder says, “I am a very outgoing person who sees the glass half full rather than half empty. I am grateful for my four beautiful children & our dog. I have everything I have ever wanted out of life. I live each day in gratitude for all the great things I have received. I am a Christian and I have been so very fortunate in life and my goal is to share my blessings by helping others. I truly careand I am so fortunate to have all the wonderful friends & family I have in my life. I am very happy in my own skin. I am an Artist. I love to paint & draw. I am very good with my hand skills. I love to make things & create gifts to give away to friends. I love to travel. I enjoy camping and the outdoors.”

Education

  • B.A., Liberal Studies–University of California, Riverside
  • D.D.S.–University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Kelly Riley
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Riley says, “As a dentist I get to be artistic, creative and meet many new people. I am excited to get to know my patients and help them to achieve optimal oral health. Dentistry is always changing and evolving and no day at the practice is ever the same. The best part of my profession is the ability to change a patients appreciation of themselves by improving their smile and taking them out of pain. It’s great to contribute to someones well-being!”

After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Portland, Dr. Riley received her Dental Degree from the OHSU School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association. She also speaks Spanish.

Away from the office, Dr. Riley can be found doing just about anything outdoors: soccer, skiing, running, and tennis. She also enjoys watching the occasional college football game.

Education

  • B.S., Biology–University of Portland
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Bill Saiget
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

As a child in his Orthodontists office, Dr. Saiget enjoyed the experience so much that he knew then he would some day become a dentist himself! He feels that one of the best parts of being a General Dentist is having the opportunity to improve a patient’s smile and overall health. He appreciates how the teamwork at Gentle Dental allows him to concentrate on helping his patients develop comfortable and confident smiles as he nurtures a trusting relationships with them.

After graduating with a B.S. in Zoology from the Oregon State University, Dr. Saiget received his D.M.D. from OHSU School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of General Dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Saiget enjoys tinkering with his cars and traveling.

Education

  • B.S., Zoology-Oregon State University
  • D.M.D.-OHSU

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of General Dentistry
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Tony Bassili
D.M.D.
Endodontics

About Me

Dr. Bassili says, “At age 10, I broke my front teeth playing soccer. After several appointments, my dentist restored my front teeth. Getting my smile back had a big impact on my self confidence–it was then I decided to become an Endodontist.”

Dr. Bassili says, “Helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives me the most satisfaction from my profession. In particular, I enjoy seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out fabulous! As a team we pride ourselves in being able to offer patients the highest quality care. We are dedicated to communication, availability, and the highest quality of Endodontics and Implant treatments. We are equipped with the latest technology including the use of a surgical microscope in very complex cases.”

After graduating from Portland State University, Dr. Bassili received his D.M.D. from the OHSU School of Dentistry and his Endodontics Certificate from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Association. His awards have included the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award. He speaks Arabic, too!

A delighted family man, Dr. Bassili relaxes by spending time spent with his wife Joelle, son Gabriel and daughter Dia.

Education

  • B.S. General Science–Portland State University
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry
  • Endodontics Certificate–University of Washington School of Dentistry

Awards

  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
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Ruben Alcazar
D.D.S.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dr. Alcazar says, “I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a profession that is rewarding for both my patients and myself. The best part about being an orthodontist is building personal relationships with each patient and to witness how the patient’s overall attitude and confidence changes positively as we improve their smile during treatment.”
 
Dr. Alcazar is the son of a dentist himself. He earned his Dental Degree and his first Orthodontic Certificate in Peru where he is originally from. He earned his second Orthodontic Certificate from the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in Florida, where he also taught for 3 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a current member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics. He is also fluent in Spanish.
 
Dr. Alcazar says, “I like watching and practicing sports: tennis, racquetball, ping-pong and soccer are among my favorites. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and exploring all the outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer, like biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing and camping–as well as traveling and discovering new places.”

Education

  • B.S.–San Martin de Porres, Peru D.D.S.– San Martin de Porres School of Dentistry, Peru Orthodontics Certificate–Jacksonville University School of Dentistry, Florida

Affiliations

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists American Association of Orthodontists Board Certified–American Board of Orthodontics
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Brian Jochim
D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

Dr. Jochim says, “The best part of pediatric dentistry is the interactions with the children and the ability to develop long-term relationships with the families. Pediatric dentistry represents a profession in which I can have a profound impact on the oral health and development of young children. My goal is to provide high quality, evidence-based dentistry in a non-threatening, family friendly environment that promotes life-long oral health through education, prevention and positive dental experiences.”

After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. Jochim received his Dental Degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, from which he also was awarded a Certificate in Public Health Management. He then earned his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the OHSU School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
               
Dr. Jochim says, “I am married with a two-year old daughter and a little boy on the way. I enjoy outdoor activities such as running, biking, and golf. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever possible.”

Education

  • B.A., Biology–Pacific Lutheran University
  • D.M.D.–Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Certificate in Public Health Management–Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry–OHSU School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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