Meet Our Team in North Bend, Oregon

Devin Brice, DMD

Welcome to Above Dental. I am Devin Brice, the owner and one of the dentists at Above Dental. Ever since sixth grade, I have wanted to be a dentist. I grew up in Coquille and graduated from Marshfield in 2000. Then I went straight through OSU for my bachelor’s degree, then on to OHSU School of Dentistry for my DMD in 2008. I’m so glad to raise my children in Oregon’s Bay area, where my family has lived in for 5 generations.

Michael Martins, DDS

My name is Michael Martins, and I am new to the Oregon Coast as of December 2015. I grew up in Canada just outside Toronto.  I graduated from Andrews University in Michigan with a bachelors degree in Biology and from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California. I love spending time with my wife, Annalissa, and golden retriever, Mocha; we like to backpack, canoe, travel, and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy helping others through dentistry, and I have had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, and Paraguay, where we provided free dentistry to those without access to dental care. I am excited to explore all the great places on the Oregon Coast, and I look forward to meeting and serving the patients at Above Dental!

Steven Richardson, DMD

My name is Steven Richardson and was born in Astoria, Oregon
I graduated in 1973 from the Univeristy of Oregon Dental School and have been a dentist for 44 years.
I am happily married and have 3 children. In my spare time I like to hunt and fish.
In April 2017 I sold my practice to Dr. Brice and am now an associate at Above Dental.

Craig Johnson, DDS

My name is Craig Johnson and I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Walla Walla University in Washington with my bachelors degree and then pursued my dream of dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California. I choose to become a dentist because I believe in helping people feel 100% and being able to improve a person’s quality of life that same day. I enjoy working with people and getting to know their story.

Jodi, Office Manager

I have been the office manager at Above Dental since 2009. I do my best at keeping the day-to-day operations running smoothly. I love working with talented, compassionate professionals. My favorite parts of my job are meeting new people and catching up with regular patients. It is my personal goal to make each person feel welcomed as part of our dental family. Everyone here is fun, friendly, and down to earth. Dr. Brice, Dr. Martins, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Johnson are wonderful people to work with. I live about an hour away, in Camas Valley, with my husband, near our two grown children and their families. My hobbies are quilting, sewing, crocheting and gardening. I love to go to the lake in the summer and ride our razr. Life is too short to not smile EVERYDAY. It’s our job to help you smile, too.

Wendy, Assistant

My name is Wendy, and I’ve been a dental assistant for over 12 years. I am originally from southern California, and I moved to the Oregon Coast and started working at Above Dental in 2011. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son and my family. We love hiking and all of the other adventures the Oregon coast has to offer. I speak fluent Spanish and I am glad that I can help the Spanish-speaking members of our community receive great dental care. I love being a part of the Above Dental team!

Candy, Assistant

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I have been a dental assistant for 25 years. I have been at Above Dental for a total of 4 years. My favorite part of my job is catering to the fearful patient, and the Nervous Nelly’s. It is my goal to go above and beyond everyone’s expectations of what a dental office experience should be. Everyone at Above Dental is fun and easy going to work with. The doctors here are the best doctors that I have ever assisted with. My hobbies are rock hunting, making jewelry, and beachcombing. I look forward to meeting you and making your smile better.

Jennifer, Front Office

My name is Jen, and I’m a receptionist here at Above Dental. I am usually one of the first faces you will see when you visit our office. Working in dentistry is something that has always interested me, especially since my mom has also worked in the dental field for as long as I can remember. My favorite part about working at Above Dental is being able to help people. Whether it be helping a patient get out of pain, or seeing their smiles be totally transformed, it’s always a great feeling to know that we have helped someone! When I’m not at work, I’m usually off fishing, hiking, hunting, or taking my two German Shepherds somewhere new to explore.

Binh, Hygienist

I am Binh, one of the hygienists at Above Dental. I have been in the dental field for 11 years including 4 years as a dental assistant. I started working at Above Dental in 2009 right after school. I moved to North Bend from Seattle, Washington, and I am so glad that I made that decision. I am so happy to find the right place to devote my passion and knowledge. I have settled down and am raising my family in Coos Bay. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and walking with my boys and taking them to the libraries, beaches, and parks whenever I can. I am fluent in Vietnamese and try my best to provide the highest quality care to our community. I am so glad to be a part of the Above Dental team.

Sarah, Hygienist

I am from North Bend. I attended Lane Community College and graduated in 2003. I enjoy working with the best dental team around. When I am not at the office I enjoy reading, riding my dirt bike, and hiking.

Heather, Assistant

I was born and raised in Coos Bay. I graduated from Marshfield High School in 1997. I have been at Above Dental since 2011. My job is to keep the office clean, prepare instruments, and help doctors and assistants as much as possible. We make a wonderful team. Our team members are AWESOME at what they do and deeply care about each other and every patient. In my spare time I enjoy reading, camping, watching my boys play baseball, and spending time with my family.

Michelle, Front Office

I worked as a patient care coordinator for over 10 years and joined the Above Dental team in early 2015. I love getting to know our patients and working with our amazing team. I’ve lived on the Oregon Coast for almost 30 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son and family, cooking, reading, and being outdoors as much possible.

Porscha, Hygienist

Hello my name is Porscha. I was born and raised in the Coos Bay area. I graduated from Marshfield and went on to further my career as a dental hygienist at the Oregon Institute of Technology. I knew from my early teenage years I wanted to be a hygienist. I had a great hygienist as a child who taught me well, and I wanted to do that for many others in our community. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my niece, nephew, and dogs. I also enjoy running, working out, hunting, and fishing. I look forward to meeting you and helping each and every one of you achieve your oral health goals.

Sheila, Assistant

My name is Sheila. I have been a dental assistant for 24 years. I grew up in Coos Bay. I live in Coquille and I am a mother of 2 kids. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my kids play sports. I love being a part of the Above Dental team. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Jessyca, Assistant

Hello, my name is Jessyca. I have been a dental assistant for 14 years. I was born and raised in Coos Bay. In my free time I love to spend time with my kids camping, hunting and riding dirt bikes & four wheelers. I love working at Above Dental and look forward to meeting you.

Jenna, Assistant

I am Jenna, one of the Dental Assistants at Above Dental since 2017. My favorite part of working in the dental field is getting to assist with so many different procedures, this makes work fun and you are constantly learning something new. I love swimming, hiking, and exploring.

Claudia, Assistant

I’m Claudia one of the Dental Assistants here at Above Dental. I love working in dentistry because every day is something new, and I love to change people’s smiles. I enjoy hiking, fishing and spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting you!

Erik, Community Relations

Hi, I am Erik, and have been working at Above Dental since May 2016, and enjoy every day with my great coworkers and doctors. I work ‘behind the scenes’, so you may not have seen me around our beautiful office. My perfect day off looks like this: Being out there somewhere on the big blue fishing for whatever on a sunny day. Thanks for reading this!

Breanna, Hygienist

I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I graduated from Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA. My husband and I moved to Coos Bay September 2016, and enjoy living in the area. I always knew since high school that I wanted to help people, and pursue a career in the dental field. In my free time, I like exploring new trails, fishing, and spending time with family.

Andrea, Hygienist

Hello my name is Andrea, I’ve been in the dental field for 18 years now. I have always wanted to be a hygienist since high school. My Orthodontist had me clean instruments in his office during the summer before my Sophomore year that’s when I caught the dental bug. I started out as an assistant and knew I wanted to further my career after 4 years. I went to OIT for Dental Hygiene. I’m from Central Point, but have lived here on the coast for the last 17 years. I have 2 kids a son who is 15 and a daughter who is 4. We enjoy as a family to go camping, fishing and hunting. We love it here on the coast and I can’t wait to see you in our office to help you with your dental needs.

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