Doctor Staci Whitman
Doctor Staci Whitman grew up in Maine, eventually moving to Boston where she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She then went on to additional education in a General Practice Residency at the University of Massachusetts Hospital in Worcester, MA. It was during this residency that she grew to love to work with children and wanted to seek an opportunity to better children’s oral health and attitudes toward their smiles. After visiting friends in Portland, Dr. Staci fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and made the move out west looking for a change of pace and a better lifestyle. She worked as a general dentist for two years before being accepted into Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). There, she completed an additional two years of pediatric dental training, earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry from OHSU.
After experiencing the loss of her mother, Doctor Staci committed to taking a more whole-body, functional (root causes), and holistic approach to life. She is committed to finding only the most up-to-date treatments and most non-toxic options for children and their families, all while offering education, support, and love to her patient families.
Doctor Staci became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2012 and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups including the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the American Association of Ozonotherapy, and has her Certification in Laser Proficiency. She has taken numerous courses and trainings in children’s sleep and airway medicine, studying oromyofunctional therapy, craniosacral therapy, and is a Breathe Institute Ambassador. She is currently attending the American College of Integrative Dentistry and Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine with expected certification dates in 2023.
When Doctor Staci is not making smiles more beautiful and healthy, she enjoys the amazing outdoor offerings of the Pacific Northwest. She loves to snowboard, go for log walks, trail run, practice yoga and dance, cook nutritious meals with her family, and bike around Portland and beyond with her husband, Josiah, and her two daughters, Sloan and Selma, and their cutie pup, Beets. She aspires to open a wellness center with other colleagues in the future to teach and support parents, children, and families on their health journeys.
All in good time!
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Chief Heart Officer + Financial Coordinator
Wendi, our Financial Coordinator extraordinaire and Chief Heart Officer, comes to us with over 20 years of dental experience. She is the mother of three wonderful daughters, one son, and six amazing grandchildren who are the light of her life.
Wendi is originally a Georgia girl who has fallen in love with the mountains and forests of the PNW and spends as much time as she can climbing and hiking her way through them. Wendi also loves to travel and is on the go every chance she gets. She is an avid animal lover who is currently being bossed around by two feisty Boston Terriers!
Wendi will be the first to tell you not only how much she enjoys her NoPo Kids teammates but how much she enjoys learning and implementing the changes we share with our NoPo families into her own life. “It has been a game-changer for me personally and also for my children and now their children. Doctor Staci is passionate about not only preventing dental caries but changing habits that will promote a healthier lifestyle for the whole family now and also into their future. I have to giggle every time one of my grand-munchkin’s tell to “Eat a Rainbow.”
As our Financial Coordinator, Wendi can answer any questions you may have about your account and she will work with you to process your insurance claims in a timely manner.
Clinical Coordinator + Restorative Assistant
Baiylie has worked in pediatric dentistry for 9 years. Baiylie went to the Clark County Skills Center while still attending Washougal High School where she got her DA certificate in Washington. Baiylie was the first Dental Assistant hired at NoPo Kids Dentistry just one month after we opened in 2015.
Baiylie is very into whole-body health and is constantly educating herself and taking continuing education coarse to help not only her and her family but to give the best care for her patients. She has taken a Myofunctional Therapy coarse, Healthy Start Coarse, Thumb Sucking clinic, and restorative assisting at PCC.
Baiylie struggled with fertility issues for 2 years before becoming blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Crew. Baiylie and her husband Aaron grew up in Washougal Washington and is still currently living there. On Baiylie’s down time when she is not helping her patients, she enjoys hot yoga, reading books, riding quads, scrapbooking, and going camping.
Lead Administrative Coordinator
Kristy has worked in Pediatric Dentistry for over 16 years. She has worked in every position over the years and has settled in the front office as our Lead Administrative Coordinator. She loves the energy and honesty in children. She also really loves helping their families as they navigate through all their children’s dental needs.
Kristy lives in Camas, WA with her husband of 20 years and their three children, a son 22 and two daughters 17 and 7. They also have a 9-year-old little Yorkie names Tate. Her family spends a lot of time outdoors as they enjoy camping, hiking, biking and just playing outside. In her free time, Kristy loves to read and do all sorts of arts and crafts.
Director or First Impressions + EFDA, EFODA
Candice is an Oregon native with nearly 14 years of experience as a Dental Assistant, having completed the dental assisting program at Concorde Career Institute back in 2007. In addition, she has completed her certification to become a licensed Esthetician, so it is clear that Candice likes to keep busy! She says that the best part of her job is all of the wonderful patients she gets to meet, adding that kids make her days great! In her own words: “I hope to share my loving nature to help keep the kids comfortable”. When she is not busy cleaning teeth and educating parents, Candice enjoys arts and crafts, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family – her husband of 18 years, two children (a violin-playing daughter & soccer-playing son), and her kitties Meowzer and Chai.
A true Portland native, Jessica attended Madison high school before progressing to PCC where she completed the Dental Assisting program. She participated in a 4-year program through her high school that was medical focused and sparked her interest in the Dental field. While completing some training in the pediatric department at OHSU, she solidified her love of working with kids. Jessica says, “My goal is to make sure all kids walk away knowing they have an amazing smile, that all smiles are different and unique, and that the dental office is always a fun and safe place for all.
In her free time, she loves to keep active in all that Oregon has to offer, always looking for new adventures to explore. She is a mommy to 1 little girl with one on the way! Jessica also has a true love of all things Disney!
Salena was born in Oakland, CA and moved to Portland from Sacramento earlier this year.
When she was younger, she went between California and Oregon a lot and ended up graduating in Hillsboro at Liberty High School.
After high school, she started down her dental career path and attended Carrington Collage for Dental Assisting, graduating in 2012.
Salena has two children whom she loves to spend her time with. They have a passion for cooking and love to watch new movies.
She loves being in pediatric dentistry because she loves working with children and loves to teach them starting from a young age. She is attentive and light-hearted and feels these are qualities of great value when understanding and connecting to patients.
Cassie was born and raised in North Portland, she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2006. Right after high school, she attended Concorde Career Institute where she earned her EFDA and EFODA.
Cassie has 10 years of experience working in a pediatric dental office, she knew right away in school that she wanted to work with kids. “Working with kids is so much fun because you can be as silly and strange as you’d like.” Cassie loved going to the dental office as a kid and wants every child she meets to share that same excitement and enthusiasm as she did when going to the dentist.
When Cassie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband (high school sweethearts) and their young daughter. They love quick weekend getaways to the coast, camping, shooting hoops at the park and keeping their two crazy cats entertained. Cassie loves scrapbooking and doing anything crafty. She also spends lots of time in her garden with her daughter where they grow lots of tasty vegetables and beautiful flowers!
Jill was born and raised in Olympia, WA but recently relocated to Portland from Phoenix, AZ for her husband, Kyle, to attend chiropractic school at the University of Western States. Kyle and Jill are high school sweethearts and together they have a very active two-year-old daughter named Ruby. Aside from working here at NoPo, Jill is a functional nutritionist (certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association) and loves helping others change their lives through the power of a whole-foods, nutrient-dense diet. In her free time, she loves to cook, spend time outdoors, and read books about health/nutrition.
Kiar was born and raised In Portland, Oregon, living right here in the North Portland area very near our office!!
Kiar went to Jefferson High School and graduated as a Dental Assistant with her Expanded Function certifications from Concorde Career College in 2003.
She has 4 lovely daughters with whom she loves to spend most of her time with. They love to shop and are always trying to find fun things to do around town. One of their favorite places to hang out at is the Avalon Theater which has been around since 1912!!
Kiar has always loved working with children in her dental career, even when she was not in a pediatric-specific dental practice.
One of her favorite things about working with the patients here at NoPo is their energy level. “They are always so excited!”