We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I began working for BDC initially in 2012 as a temp but got to join the team full time in 2015. I started as a dental assistant back in 1996 (some of my patients weren’t even born yet!). Since then, I have written articles, taught in the field for dental assistant students and for sales reps at a major dental supply company, and edited content for an industry web design company. Here at our office, I love getting to know our patients; each person has a story to tell!
My husband Tomas and I hail from Michigan originally, but we moved to Oregon in 2001 for all the outdoor amenities and the vibe of the city. Our child is the four-legged variety, a cat named Abbey. There is a reason she is named after the housing of monks: my husband is a professional brewer! By day I am a dental assistant, but by night and weekends, I co-own Culmination Brewery with my husband!
I joined Dr. Tom’s office in 2007 as one of his dental assistants. My favorite part of my job is the relationships I make with our patients. I enjoy getting to know them and making their experience as comfortable and positive as possible. I also enjoy working with Dr. Tom because he is great with patients and does excellent work. He takes his time to educate the patients and explain everything to make them feel more comfortable.
In my free time, I enjoy doing activities with my husband and two kids. We especially enjoy spending time at the beach and swimming.
I became a part of BDC’s dental assistant team in 2016 but have been assisting since 2009. I love being able to connect with our patients and make them feel more at ease in the dental chair. I’m always amazed to meet patients who have been seeing Dr. Williams and Dr. Tom for 20+ years—it speaks volumes about their work!
I recently moved to Portland from Arizona and love exploring my new city! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my dogs Mali and Lexi. I also love going to concerts and travelling.
Dental Hygiene Team
I earned my dental hygiene degree from Portland Community College and my Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology. I have been with Beaverton Dental Center since 2007. The best part of my job is being able to provide my patients with the highest quality of dental care, coupled with education and encouragement in a comfortable environment. Our doctors and team enjoy building long-term relationships with patients and their families.
A native Oregonian, I enjoy riding my horse, playing softball, playing with my dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
I became a dental assistant in Germany in 1991. After a year as a nanny in the U.S., I knew I wanted to study dental hygiene and did so at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. After 20 years in dentistry it feels like my second home. I really enjoy connecting with our patients and working with a team that feels like family. My goal is to make people feel as relaxed as possible and help them keep a great smile.
I love being a gardener and a cook. Right now I am learning lots of things related to remodeling our little mid-century ranch. I love the sense of accomplishment at the end of each project. I also enjoy cycling, knitting, Pilates, and backpacking.
I earned my dental hygiene degree in 2005 from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and began working at Beaverton Dental Center in 2007. I enjoy getting to know each patient on a personal level. I also like helping patients who have issues with anxiety or discomfort to overcome those feelings and have a positive dental visit. Since Dr. Truszkowski and Dr. Williams treat each patient the way they would a close friend or relative, making patients comfortable comes pretty easily!
My family and I enjoy soccer, camping, and playing with our cats.
Front Office Staff and Denturist
I began working at Beaverton Dental Center in 2015, but have worked in the dental field since 2007. I love it when I know a patient has left our office happier than when they first arrived. With our amazing Doctors and staff I’m truly fortunate that this is a regular occurrence!
I love living in Portland and try to take advantage of the wonderful restaurants and experiences the city has to offer. My husband and I enjoy hiking and spending time on beautiful Mt. Hood as much as possible.
Patient Care Coordinator
I work with patients from their very first visit to our office, when I help them understand their insurance benefits and present treatment plans. I also assist in scheduling appointments to be as convenient as possible and collecting payments. Since I’m fairly new to the office, I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many new people and getting to know each person on an individual level. I’m so happy to be a part of the BDC team—everyone is so helpful and they make coming to work a lot of fun!
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my five-year-old daughter and being outdoors.
Patient Care Coordinator
I consider myself to be a lifetime student. I love learning new things! I didn’t have any dental experience before joining Beaverton Dental Center, but I have loved the opportunity to be challenged at work. It may sound odd, but I love posting insurance! It means that our patients have had their needs met and have a great smile to show for it!
Our doctors are seriously the best! They are so different and both so talented! One of the things I like the best is that our doctors’ individuality and different styles allow us to make such a diverse group of people happy to come to the dentist. They are not only great doctors, but kind and wonderful men, and I’m lucky to work for them.
I began working with BDC in February 2015. This is my first position in the dental field, and I am excited to be a part of such a great practice! So far, my favorite part of my job is seeing all of the beautiful smiles on our patients. Knowing that they are happy makes me happy!
When I am not at work, I am often found in my kitchen. I love to experiment with recipes, and thankfully have a wonderful husband who loves to eat. Together, we enjoy trying new coffee shops, hiking, volunteering with foster kids, and spending time with our “baby,” a cockatiel named Earl Grey.
Robert (Bob) Cain, LD
Robert’s family has a history in the dental laboratory and denture care field. In the summer of 1966, when he was just 11, Robert started working at his father’s dental lab. Working alongside his father, Robert learned the tried-and-true techniques and philosophies of dental technology. Robert attended college at Oregon State University, and focused on the study of biology and jewelry design. In 1977, he moved to Portland and worked at Dahlin Dental Laboratory, a large commercial lab.
Robert completed the denturist certification program to acquire his denturist license in 1981. In the same year, he opened his first denture clinic in Northeast Portland. During those years, Robert also worked as the lead denturist for Dr. Naisbitt, who specialized in dental implants for fully edentulous patients. It was during this time that Robert gained his expert knowledge of implant-supported dentures. During his tenure with Dr. Naisbitt from 1986-1991, Robert completed more than 2,000 implant cases.
Robert has continued his long and successful career in the field of denturism because he believes in the denture care he provides patients. Not only does Robert passionately care about the needs of his patients, he also advocates for high educational standards and opportunities for current and future denturists. In 1981, Robert served as a co-founder, along with Dr. Thibert, in creating the International Congress of Denturism. This committee’s sole purpose is to promote the advancement of denture services education in the denturist field.
In 1984, the Portland area study club was organized by Robert and fellow cohorts in order to examine advanced denture techniques closely on a monthly basis. Both of these organizations are still active and thriving today. In addition, Robert has independently sought continuing educational courses and certifications that explore the latest technologies and discoveries in denture engineering. It has been his career priority always to strive for the best possible practices.
Robert is married to Donna, who loves spinning wool. They have two girls in college — one who is studying in the denture field. In his free time, Robert enjoys fishing, woodworking, and training denturist students.