Sandra L. Menashe, D.M.D.
Local dentist, Dr. Sandra Menashe was born and raised in Portland, OR. She graduated from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in 1973 and then earned her DMD in dentistry from OHSU in 1978. When asked about her business role models, Dr. Menashe fondly remebers a different era, one where you knew your doctor and that person knew you. She has modeled her own practice after this era and provides dedicated service to her patients’ health care needs. Passionate about patient care, Dr. Menashe has volunteered for Multnomah County and The Creston School Dental Clinic.
Fluent in French, Dr. Menashe travels frequently to Paris and enjoys trips to Switzerland to visit her in-laws as often as possible. Dr. Menashe has also been a skilled ballerina for years and enjoys the occasional dance class to this day. She also makes her own clothes (anything from coats to pants!) and has a love for classical music and the arts.
Laurie Thomas – Office Manager
Laurie started working with Dr. Mensahe as a dental assistant over 25 years ago and now serves as her right-hand woman and office manager. Reliable, hard working, and outgoing, Laurie keeps the office running smoothly and handles all billing and insurance needs. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Laurie enjoys travel and golf during her time away from the office.
Deborah Lentz – Dental Hygienist
With over 25 years of professional experience, Deborah’s expertise helps patients understand how to clean and maintain healthy teeth and gums at home. Originally from Ann Arbor, Deborah taught at the University of Michigan’s Dental School and also co-owned a family dental practice before joining Dr. Menashe’s team five years ago. Described as conscientious and balanced, Deborah spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors, cross-country skiing, and playing the mandolin.
Kathryn Nguyen – Dental Hygienist
Kathryn has been working as a dental hygienist for Dr. Menashe since 2009 after she was promoted from her previous position as a dental assistant. No stranger to higher education, Kathryn impresses us with a Bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Portland and a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene from Pacific University. Known for her gentle, friendly, and hard working approach, Kathryn is a valued member of Dr. Menashe’s staff.
Sarah Bachman – Dental Assistant
Sarah has been a member of Dr. Menashe’s staff for the last seven years. Originally from Portland, Sarah graduated from Portland Community College’s dental assisting program and has over nine years of professional experience. Sarah enjoys her day-to-day responsibilities of assisting Dr. Menashe with patient care. Her dazzling smile welcomes patients everyday and is sure to keep them coming back.
“If I could change one thing for my patients it would be to eliminate as much of their fear of dentistry as possible. Fear keeps us from seeking the dental services that we all need to enjoy good all around health. My goal is to make dentistry approachable and accessible for everyone. Dental visits need to be provided in a comfortable setting with people who care deeply about delivering the best possible service. We put you first.”
–Sandra Menashe, D.M.D.