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.

Nahid Jiveh
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.
Imelda Haugen
Dental Hygienist
Imelda is originally from the Philippines and came to the US in 1980. She has lived in Hawaii and Oregon, where she graduated from Hermiston High school. She got her B.S. in Microbiology from Portland State University in 1994, and then worked for the Oregon State Public Health laboratory for six years. She holds an A.A. in Dental Hygiene from Mt. Hood Community College, and she started working in Wilsonville in 2000. She is happily married to her husband, Troy. They have two kids, and enjoy traveling and spending time at their beach house .
Linda Stetzel
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.
Kim Rose
Kim Rose has over 20 years experience working as a chair side dental assistant and front office manager. She is also the bleaching expert and will help you decide which bleach system works best for you. Kim performs all of the in-office bleach treatments. In her time off she loves to spend time with her family and travel. Her goal is to visit at least one new country a year. In 2016 she explored Mexico, London, Amsterdam and volunteered in Haiti with Restore Haiti.
Jordan Hawkins
Dental Assistant
Jordan Hawkins is a certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from Lyons, Colorado. She has been in the dental field for over ten years and enjoys making every patient feel the most comfortable that they can be in an environment where they may not normally consider pleasant. Jordan has recently moved to Oregon with her significant other and their malamute, loving the weather and the many outdoor activities. While Jordan is not working in the dental office, she enjoys training horses, hiking, riding on their Harley, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.
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