Meet Your Team

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Kiran Mistry
D.D.S
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Mistry says, “My greatest joy as a dentist is being able to help people get the treatment they need, especially those who have put it off due to dental phobia or medical problems. I enjoy finding creative solutions for my patients and getting to know my them personally.”

After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Mistry received his Dental Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He’s an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also speaks Spanish.

Dr. Mistry says, “In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors for tennis, cycling, camping and skiing. I relax by working in my vegetable garden and playing with my dogs.”

Education

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering –University of Southern California
  • D.D.S.–University of Southern California School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
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Ildiko Istvan
D.M.D
General Dentist

About Me

Born in Hungary and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Istvan enjoys making a positive contribution to patients lives–whether it is taking them out of pain or improving their self image with a new smile. Her goal is to provide a caring and comfortable dental treatment. She also enjoys getting to know patients personally. “I am very patient in explaining procedures, making sure that the patient is always informed and that they understand their treatment plan and alternatives. I strive to make sure my patients leave the office having had a good experience,” she says.”

Dr. Istvan received her Dental Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She takes a lot of continuing education courses to keep up with the latest technology and techniques available to make sure that her patients are given the most up to date standard of care. Her philosophy of dentistry revolves around treating each patient like they were a member of her own family, customizing and delivering treatment with compassion and care.

Outside of dentistry she enjoys the art of painting, playing chess, running, cycling and spending time with friends and family.

Education

  • D.M.D.–University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Multnomah Dental Society Oregon Dental Association
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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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Gregory Delgado
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

About Me

Dr. Delgado is commited to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment choices that are specifically designed around each clients needs.
 
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Delgado earned his D.D.S. from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also has a Medical Degree from the OHSU School of Medicine–and from that institution he’s been awarded both Oral Surgery and General Surgery Certificates.
 
He has been a featured doctor in the “Life in the ER” television series. He is an active member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons among others.
 
Away from the office, Dr. Delgado enjoys relaxing with his family.

Education

  • B.S., Pharmacology, Physiology & Cell Biology–UC Santa Barbara
  • D.D.S–UCLA School of Dentistry
  • M.D.–OHSU School of Medicine
  • Oral Surgery Certificate–OHSU School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Certificate–OHSU School of Medicine

Recognition

  • Featured Doctor in “Life in the ER” television series

Affiliations

  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiologist
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Washington Society of Oral Surgeons
  • Oregon Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
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Robert Saito
D.M.D.
Orthodontics

About Me

Growing up, Dr. Robert Saito spent a lot of time at a dental school, gaining early exposure to his future career. Now, as an Orthodontist, he is proud of his work, knowing that it provides healthy, functional bites and terrific smiles for his patients. An added bonus for him is seeing the improvement of his patients’ self-esteems throughout the course of their treatment.
 
Dr. Saito attended Lewis & Clark College as an undergraduate, where he studied Biology for his Bachelor’s degree. He stayed in Portland for graduate school, earning both his D.M.D. degree and certification in the specialty of Orthodontics from Oregon Health & Science University. He stays current with procedures and technologies in his field through active memberships to organizations such as the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association.
 
Outside of the office, Dr. Saito enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. He has been happily married to his wife, Linda, for over 30 years, with whom he has two children, Michael and Traci.

Education

  • B.S., Biology – Lewis & Clark College
  • D.M.D. – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Orthodontics – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Oregon Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
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Erin Kolling
D.D.S
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

Dr. Kolling says “I find it truly rewarding and inspiring to work with children and to help them to have a positive experience at the dental office. I want kids to gain confidence in themselves throughout their dental appointments and to establish healthy oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.” She says the best part of her job is the relationships that are formed between the dentist, the patient, and the parent.
 
She received both her D.D.S. and her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kolling says “I am very excited to be moving to Portland and to start exploring Pacific Northwest.”
 
She enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, and anything outdoors. Most of her free time is spent with her husband and their creative and always-on-the-go son.

Education

  • D.D.S.-University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate -University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
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Lin Zhu
D.D.S., Ph.D, M.S.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Zhu feels that helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives her the most satisfaction from her profession. In particular, she enjoys seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out fabulous. She invites her patients to be involved in all the facets of their treatment to ensure the best results.

Dr. Zhu earned her Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Dentistry from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well as her M.S., in Periodontics.

She has received numerous awards and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. She is also Fluent in Chinese.

In her free time Dr. Zhu enjoys travel, exotic foods, movies, hiking and spending time with her family.

Education

  • B.S., Biotechnology–Shandong University
  • Ph.D., Oral Biology and Dentistry-UCLA School of Dentistry
  • D.D.S.–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., Periodontics–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists

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