Since we started seven years ago, we've built incredible team chemistry.

 

Our staff is encouraged to live a healthy life outside the office and it shows in the positive energy that comes into work each day. We love the Gorge for all the daily options for recreation and relaxing. Don't be surprised to recognize our hygienists or assistants out on the river fishing or kiting, biking at Post or relaxing at a local wine tasting.

 

Lucia Lara

Patient Coordinator

Hometown:
Hood River, Oregon

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Wherever I can see the water or a mountain

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Colgate

 

Gina Coate

Financial Coordinator

Hometown:
Hood River, Oregon

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
A motorcycle trip on the scenic highway

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Aquafresh Extreme Clean

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Jaimie Didier

RDH - Dental Hygienist

Hometown:
Rapid City, South Dakota

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Skiing on Mt. Hood or on my mountain bike

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Colgate Total Mint Stripe

 

Bridgit Mamuska

EFDA - Dental Assistant

Hometown:
I call Hood River home now, but was born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Wherever I'm windsurfing or skiing

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Colgate for its superior flavor

Harry Adams, Jr.

RDH - Dental Hygienist

Hometown:
Hood River, Oregon

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
The hills just west of Dodson, they are pretty cool. Pretty much any place on the old highway between Corbet and Ainsworth Park (Dodson)

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Anything with fluoride

Kerri Logue

EFDA - Dental ASSISTANT

Hometown:
Battleground, WA

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Hiking Dog Mountain or anywhere on my bike

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Pronamel

 

 

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Silver Marquez

HYGIENIST

Hometown:
Hood River, OR

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Anywhere near Mt. Hood.

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Colgate Total

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Lupita Garcia

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Hometown:
Hood River, OR

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Anywhere with my friends and family.

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Colgate Total

 
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Andrew Olsson

DDS

Hometown:
Bellevue, WA

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
Playing with my family in our backyard.

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Pronamel

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Robin Piatt

DMD

Hometown:
Bend, OR

Favorite place to smile in the Gorge:
On a chairlift.

Favorite kind of toothpaste:
Sensodyne

 
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philosophy

Dr. Olsson's approach to dentistry is simple.

Have Fun

Enjoy doing what you love

Be Honest

Everyone deserves fairness

Work hard

Leave it all at the office


Background

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Olsson graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2006 with honors in implant dentistry. He began his dental career in 2006 working in public health at One Community Health in both Hood River and The Dalles, OR. In 2007 Dr. Olsson transitioned into private practice with Dr. Michael Murat at Columbia View Dental Care in The Dalles before opening his own practice, Gorge Dental in March of 2010.

Dr. Olsson is committed to continuing education and is known by his loyal patients, co-workers, and friends as a caring, compassionate, and honest individual.

Andy grew up in Bellevue, Washington and graduated from high school in Steamboat Springs, CO. He was an accomplished alpine ski racer who competed at an international level. Andy attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 1998.

In 1998 Andy moved to Hood River to learn to windsurf and fell in love with the Gorge–as well as his wife JJ. Andy and JJ have called Hood River home ever since. When not working you are likely to catch Andy, JJ and their daughter Pep on the river, up on the mountain, or out on the trail.


Meet Dr. Piatt

 

Dr. Robin Piatt grew up in a small Oregon coastal town where her passion to serve her community first began. She graduated from Midwestern University School of Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona in 2016 where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. During dental school, she pursued numerous volunteer opportunities including two dental service trips to the Kingdom of Tonga, Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and the Northwest Medical Team. She has expanded training in pediatric dentistry and endodontics and is very active in pursuing continuing education, promoting oral health care, and educating patients on oral-systemic health.

Dr. Piatt is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, the Mid-Columbia Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Piatt is sincere, compassionate, patient-centered, and advocates for the advancement of comprehensive and holistic health for all members of the Columbia Gorge community. She enjoys hiking, snowboarding, dirt bike riding, Crossfit, and exploring the beautiful Gorge with her husband and three children! 


Affiliated Organizations

American Dental Association

Oregon Dental Association

Mid Columbia Dental Society


Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable.
— Margaret C., 7 yr. Patient