Meet Our Team
Laurie graduated from OHSU School of Dentistry with a bachelor of science in dental hygiene in 1976, and then continued on to dental school, graduating as a dentist in 1981. She practiced dentistry with a dentist in Hillsboro, Dr. Miller in private practice for 18 years. She and Dr. Miller have been married for over 40 years and have two adult married daughters. She retired from dentistry in 1999 to continue raising their daughters and is now happy to return to the office to support the front office staff and manage the dental hygiene schedule. Dr. Hesla believes in the high quality of dentistry that Dr. James Miller continues to provide for his patients.
Linda has worked for Dr. Miller for the past 18 years and has been in dentistry for 32 years. Linda graduated from California State University, Hayward in 1995. She acquired her Oral Surgery Assistant Certification in 2003 and maintains her ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) every two years. She also has certification for starting IV’s and doing blood draws. In the office, she will assist Dr. Miller in various procedures and spends a great deal of her time working and consulting one on one with patients so they have a complete understanding of their recommended treatment.
Lisa has been Dr. Miller’s office manager since 1990. She is a University of Oregon alumnus and began her career in the business world before switching to dentistry. Impressed with Dr. Miller’s uncompromising commitment to delivering exceptional dentistry, she commutes from northeast Portland to be a part of this unique practice. She is happy to help our patients understand the financial aspects of their treatment and will work with them to obtain the most from any insurance or flexible spending benefits that may be available.
Beth Thompson, RDH
Beth has worked in Pediatric, Periodontal, and general dentistry for 20 years. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1994, Cum Laude. She moved from Spokane Washington to the Portland area in 2012 and joined our office in 2013. Beth enjoys helping educate people about improving their oral health since it is one piece of the puzzle in overall health. Outside the office she enjoys running, soccer, yoga, travel, and spending time with her two sons.
Raena is the newest member of Dr. Miller’s team joining the office in 2016. Raena has over 20 years of dental experience. As Dr. Miller’s main chairside assistant Raena is a certified EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant), phlebotomy certified and is working toward her ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Raena has lived in Oregon for over 10 years. She and her boyfriend Andrew have two dogs, Bella and Willie. They enjoy everything Oregon has to offer especially rivers and the outdoors.