Doctor Staci Whitman

Clinical Director

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 patients’ families.

Doctor Staci has additional training and certifications above and beyond dentistry, including: Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider (IFMCP), Board Certified in Naturopathic Medical Dentistry and Integrative Biological Dental Medicine (NMD), an Internationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (CIHC), and is currently enrolled in a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups, including the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and the American Association of Ozonotherapy. Doctor Staci also has Certification in Laser Proficiency and has taken numerous courses and training programs in children’s sleep and airway medicine, studying orofacial myofunctional therapy and craniosacral therapy. She is a Breathe Institute Ambassador and Affiliate. She is also beginning her Master’s in Human Nutrition And Functional Medicine.

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, and their savage cat, T-Rex. 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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