My dental education began in 1985 as a dental laboratory technician. I graduated DMD from OHSU in 1993. I have taken continuing educations courses, mini residencies and received certifications in the following areas:
- Orthodontics - 1999
- Implants - 2002
- Endodontics - 1997
- IV sedation - 2006
- Perio Surgery - (using platelets since 2004)
- 300 continuing education course on implants "Maxi Course" - 2009
- 124 hours orthodontic courses
- IV license with current Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Dr. Little believes in his whole office receiving "extra" education. His office manager, Catherine was one of the first managers in Oregon to receive her Fellowship in dental office management through AADOM in 2010.
All assistants are expanded functions dental assistants and are currently working on surgical anesthesia licenses.
All the while Dr. Little is married. He has two sons and a step daughter. He has many hobbies from cabinetry to fishing when he has time. Oh, and throw him a wrench and he can rebuild your cars carburetor!
Catherine - FAADOM
Catherine has been the Office Manager for over 13 years with West Hills Family Dental and in the dental field for nearly 20. She was of the first in Oregon to receive her fellowship with the American Association of Office Managers in 2010. Catherine's day at our practice is made up of doing everything she can to ensure our practice runs smoothly as possible and our patients leave having the best dental experience.
Catherine has been married to Lloyd since 2003. She has three children, Jennifer, Josh, Jocelyn and six wonderful grandkids. When away from the office she enjoys time with her grandkids, walking, sewing, biking and gardening. Every once in awhile you might catch her country dancing!
I was born and raised in Portland OR and graduated dental assisting school in January 2000. I have been working at West Hills Dental as Dr. Little's chair side assistant since Febuary 2010. I have a true passion for working in the dental field and continue to extend my education when ever possible. My focus towards patients consist of trust, satisfaction and TLC. Outside of work, I enjoy my husband, family, friends and fury companions, Kacey, Nelly, Harley and Raisin.
Doyle graduated from Lane Community College in 1998 with his Associates of Applied Science - Dental Hygiene, He will tell you he enjoys his profession every bit today as the day he graduated, maybe even more. He has volunteered with The Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic, Medical Teams International and the Oregon Food Bank.
Doyle is a ten year veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He has a passion for the outdoors. With Scuba diving, bicycling and kayaking topping the list of favorite activities. Although no longer involved in teaching scuba he has obtained the rating of PADI Assistant Instructor, and passed the Instructor Development Course on his way to becoming an Open Water Instructor. He is is currently focused on his career as a dental hygienist and is proud to be part of West Hills Dental.
He is married to his wife of over twenty years, Shannon. Together they have a smart beautiful daughter, a cat, and a dog.
Katrina started with West Hills Dental in August of 2012 as a sterilizer and quickly worked her way into full time chair side assisting. "I have always wanted to be an dental assistant and I love my job! We are an amazing team and I enjoy working at West Hills Dental Center. In my free time I love spending time at the beach and camping in the Summer."
Estera graduated from the dental assisting program at Concorde Career College. She is passionate about helping patients find their smile again; and making sure every patient has a pleasant dental visit. While away from the office, Estera enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in our community as a Dental Assistant.
Ashley has worked in dental administration since she graduated high school in 2006. After living in Minneapolis for 12 years she decided to pack a couple suitcases and move back to Oregon along with her cat Frank. She's been living in Portland with her boyfriend Evan for the past year and has marveled at the various terrains and activities Oregon has to offer. Ashley loves to laugh and believes family and friends are the most important pieces to a happy life. She enjoys building relationships with patients and helping them feel comfortable during their visits to our office. She is very excited for her new venture and loves working with such a fun and close-knit team here at West Hills Dental.
In September 2014 I graduated from Heald College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and my dental assisting certification. I love being a dental assistant and a mom. I'm very inspired to keep learning and I'm very motivated by my family.
I love to cook and craft during my free time.
I feel very fortunate to be part of the West Hills Dental family.
Monali graduated from Virginia Community College with an Associate in Applied Science - Dental Hygiene in 2010. She grew up in India and in Virginia. She lived in North Carolina for two years. She moved to Beaverton, OR in February 2015. She loves her profession. She is passionate about helping patients maintain their healthy smile. She joined the West Hills Dental Family in March 2015. She has volunteered with Bradley Free Dental Clinic and Mission of Mercy Dental project. Away from work, she likes to shop, try new restaurants/food and travel to different places.