Dr. Van Gordon and Family
Dr. Michael Van Gordon brings compassion and experience to every patient he sees. His personal commitment to dental excellence combined with the use of modern technology and state of the art equipment ensures that every visitor to our clinic is offered the highest quality of care available.
Dr. Van Gordon is a graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He is affiliated with the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he is an active Medical Teams International volunteer.
Dr. Van Gordon and his wife have four teenagers, a toddler, and two dogs. They lead a very active and healthy lifestyle. Collectively, they enjoy biking, hiking, running, soccer, racquetball, traveling, and spending time with local extended family.
Dr. Emily Monroe
Emily Monroe was born and raised in St. Helens, Oregon and graduated from St. Helens High School in 2010. She continued her education at Oregon State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2014. During that time, she spent 6 months abroad in Australia and despite loving the adventure, she returned home to Oregon to continue her education. In June, Dr. Monroe graduated with honors from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Van Gordon has been treating the Monroe family since 2005, and was Emily’s first dental mentor, truly inspiring her to pursue a career in the dental field. Dr. Monroe recently got engaged to another St. Helens local, Bradley Stewart. With a passion for the community that raised her, Dr. Monroe, looks forward to seeing familiar faces and helping provide quality and compassionate care to all.
Meet the Staff
Our staff consists of a dynamic group of hygienists, assistants, and office personnel who strive to assist the doctor in delivering quality dental care in a warm, relaxed atmosphere with high level professionalism. We take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your needs. Various treatment options are considered before we implement a plan tailored to your specifications.
As a staff, we are committed to lifelong learning. Dr. Van Gordon and our hygienists make it a priority to stay up to date with advances in oral health care and exceed the minimum requirements of continuing education . Our assistants, both office and clinical, have all met the Dental Assisting National Board requisites for EFDA status. Our clinical assistants also meet additional Oregon State Certification.
Tami Kelley, RDH Hygienist
Stephenie West, RDH Hygienist
Lindsay Strawn, RDH Hygienist
Jane Cross, Hygiene Coordinator
Becky Werings, Treatment Coordinator
Lisa Harrel, EFDA Assistant
Melanie Luedke, EFDA Assistant