About Us

At Gates Family Dentistry, your family dentist in Wilsonville, our staff of experienced and dedicated oral health professionals remain committed to providing our patients with the type of high-quality dental care they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. With years of experience treating patients of all ages, our team at Gates Family Dentistry possesses the skill, knowledge and commitment to excellence required to ensure you receive the individual care you deserve. Come experience for yourself what so many of our patients already know firsthand - that at Gates Family Dentistry, we treat you like family.

Dr. Denise Gates

Dr. Gates is a graduate of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

Her passion for evidence-based dentistry and patient education helps her involve her patients in a unique experience. Together she and her patients develop individualized treatment plans that improve patients' overall long-term, oral health. These always include current, best-treatment practices. Dr. Gates married the love of her life, Chris, in 2004 and has four beautiful children. She spends her time attending soccer, wrestling and piano events. She enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, biking and playing board games with her family.

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Nahid
Front Office
Nahid was born and raised in Iran where she went to the National University of Tehran and studied sociology for four years before the revolution happened. She and her family managed to escape from Iran where she was persecuted for their Bahai' faith. They traveled through Turkey and Italy for many months before arriving in the USA in 1984 with just $9 to their name. Before moving to Oregon, she lived in Kansas, Florida and California. Nahid has been a Dental Assistant since 1987, has two wonderful kids (Badi Marco and Roya), and loves Oregon for the wonderful people and beautiful scenery.
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Linda
Dental Hygienist
Linda is a native Oregonian who grew up here in Wilsonville on a small farm. She received her A.A. in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College and attended the University of Oregon before that. She is married and has three wonderful teenage boys who are very active with school activities, 4-H and sports. She enjoys family time and good friends.
Sarah
I studied general education at Columbia Basin College, where I grew up in Tri-Cities, WA. I recently moved to the Portland area to explore the city and continue my education to further my career in dentistry. I enjoy fitness, hiking, finding the best food spots and listening to music. I'm very passionate about dentistry and truly love helping our patients with their dental needs.
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Danielle
Dental Assistant
When I was about 7 years old I received an award for having the cleanest teeth in school. I knew at that moment what my destiny was... I have been a Registered Dental assistant for over 2l years now and I love it. I have expanded my knowledge by attending continuing education classes, lnvisalign land ll, Oregon lmplant continuum There is something about being a part of making a smile bigger, brighter, and healthier that drives me. There ls almost nothing more fulfilling than a smile. I have raised 3 amazing children, and I now enjoy spending time with my 5 grandsons, being outside, campinS, playing in the water.
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Tori
Dental Assistant
Tori was born and raised around Wilsonville area and she attended Clackamas Community College where she earned her associates of arts degree while playing softball for the Cougars. There, she went on to complete their dental assistant program. She loves spending time outdoors while camping and riding dirt bikes with her family. Training her puppy to shed hunt is a new hobby of hers along with her new interest in pottery. Dentalwas not herfirst choice for a career path, but once she entered the filed, she fell in love. Turning someone's life around by changing their smile is what she lives for, along with educating patients on the importance of dental health and how it impacts overall health.
Valentina
"l chose dentistry because my dream is to help people achieve their best oral health and connect it to their systemic health." Valentina was born and raised in Canada, Alberta. She started her career in Dental Assisting when she graduated Portland Community College in 2006. After 1.5 years in the Dental field, she has come to find her passion in Dental Hygiene. Valentina achieved her Associates of Science in Dental HyBiene at Portland Community College in 2020. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing disc golf, golfing, and baking bread. Valentina hopes to continue her passion by volunteering and helping others that need dental care.