At Whole Health Dentistry, we are passionate about saving lives and are dedicated to providing oral health care that treats the whole person.
While tooth decay and gum disease are the more obvious signs of poor oral health, chronic low-grade infection in the mouth can elevate systemic inflammation in the body, playing a key role in the development of many chronic diseases. Preventing and treating oral diseases can have a profound impact on your overall health.
Our team, led by Dr. Susan Smith, DMD, offers preventative oral health care strategies that address whole body health. We use an integrative approach to treating oral inflammation with an overall goal of helping reduce systemic inflammation.
Over the last 32 years, Dr. Smith has become increasingly interested in the connection between oral health and whole body health, and has continued to develop her understanding of integrated oral healthcare, and to search for new technologies that help provide the best treatment outcomes possible.
At Whole Health Dentistry, in addition to providing a high level of oral healthcare and dental expertise, we also offer preventative strategies that may help you achieve greater overall health. You’ll not only benefit from our team’s vast experience and open communication, but you will also receive friendly, compassionate and comfortable care. We look forward to welcoming you to our family dental practice.
Meet The Team
Susan Smith, DMD
Dr. Smith has served the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood of Portland since graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 1984. She began her career at the age of 12, working in the same office of her father, Dr. Harry P. Stoinoff. Over the years, she has worked every position in the office, including as a dental hygienist. Dr. Smith has been honored as one of Portland’s “Top Dentists” every year since 2008. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, Multnomah Dental Society, American Dental Society, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She’s also a member of multiple study clubs; cranial-facial pain, facial growth & implant dentistry. In her leisure time Dr. Smith likes to spend time with her husband John and their eight children.
Kenneth Jang, DDS
Ken was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Southern California where he earned his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2011. He had been running his own successful private dental practice near Sacramento, California for the last 8 years, over which time he treated patients of all ages.
Ken and his wife, Kat, have always dreamed of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When Kat was offered a position as a Neurologist at OHSU, they decided to bring along their 3-year-old son, AJ, to settle in Portland. They have been enjoying the beautiful scenery and are very excited to be here.
Ken is committed to providing patient-centered care while maintaining patients’ good oral health through utmost care. He can’t wait to meet all of you as he strives to make your appointments as pleasant as possible!
Colette | Practice Manager
Colette has worked in our front office since 1992 in a variety of capacities most recently as our scheduling coordinator and human resource manager. Although her job can be demanding, it brings her much joy and happiness as she gets to meet and greet all of the patients that either call or walk through the front door. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband, three children and volunteering, she is currently a Chemo Pal for the Children’s Cancer Association.
Betsy | Dental Hygienist
Betsy graduated Mt. Hood Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1997 and has been with Dr. Smith since 1998. She feels it’s her role as a health care professional to stay current on best care practices as well as keeping abreast of the latest advances in oral health and sharing that knowledge with her patients. She has continued her education and is now also a Myofunctional Therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She provides patients with a high standard of ethical and informative care to improve their quality of life. In her free time Betsy enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Kaitlyn | Assistant
Kaitlyn was born in New Mexico but raised in Portland, Oregon. After working as a caregiver for 4 years she decided to go to dental assisting school in Vancouver Washington. She graduated and has been expanding her skills at Whole Health Dentistry since then. When she’s not in the dental office, she can be found in the gym or spending time with her son and family.
Valeriya | Dental Hygienist
Valeriya was born in Ukraine, the oldest of six children. She moved to Portland Oregon when she was 8 years old. She went to Portland State and then on to Mt. Hood Community College where she received her degree in dental hygiene. Valeriya’s hobbies include hiking, baking, playing volleyball and traveling. She loves Ukrainian food especially when prepared by her mom and grandmother.
Michelle | Dental Assistant
Born in Portland and raised in Oregon City, Michelle is homegrown! She has a son and daughter and hopes to soon add a kitten to the family. After attending the International Air Academy in Vancouver Washington, she earned a certificate for hospitality and travel industry then worked in Arizona as an airline attendant. She received her associates degree in general studies and also her dental certificate from Clackamas Community College. She loves being a part of helping people gain their smile again. In her spare time she enjoys a good DIY project. She is a lover of music and enjoys live outdoor shows, The beach is her resting place and is always up for a new adventure.