Meet the Doctor

drsjbDr. Sandra Bennett graduated from OHSU School of Dentistry in 1997 with honors, receiving several awards for clinical excellence. Prior to dental school Dr. Bennett was a science teacher for the Hillsboro School District. She continued her passion for teaching by serving as a part time assistant professor at OHSU while starting her private practice in Gresham.

Dr. Bennett is dedicated to continuing education and has extensive hours expanding her skills in implantology, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry and anxiety control techniques. She is a member of the ADA, ODA and AGD. Dr. Bennett regularly volunteers with Medical Teams International in their mobile dental clinic. She also participates with The National Dental Practice Based Research Network, involved in studies to improve dental health care nationwide.

Patients of Dr. Bennett notice her willingness and desire to fully explain their dental treatment options and educate them on their dental needs. You will often hear Dr. Bennett explaining treatment options saying “if you were my mom” or “if you were my brother” because she truly treats her patients as she would a family member.

Dr. Bennett is married and has a son. She enjoys the outdoors (on foot and on bike), crafts and spending time with her family.

Office Manager


Marla was Dr. Bennett’s first chair side assistant when she became a dentist in 1997 and is enjoying her career in dentistry. Marla’s easy going attitude and willingness to answer any and all questions makes the financial conversation an easy one.

Marla is married and has a step daughter. She enjoys yoga, being outside, and making up her own lyrics to songs.

Appointment Coordinator


Megan joined Dr. Bennett’s team in 2007 as a dental assistant. Megan quickly learned all aspects of the dental office and has a natural gift for communicating with patients.

Megan is married and has two beautiful girls. Megan enjoys reading and impromptu dance parties.



Betty brings experience and an energetic fun attitude to the office. Betty joined Dr. Bennett’s team in 2006. Betty’s quick wit brings a smile to our patients’ faces as well as ours.

Betty is married and has 2 boys. She enjoys Zumba and farcical comedy.


Sylvia (RDH)

Sylvia went to school for dental hygiene in El Paso, Texas at El Paso Community College in 2005. She has been with Dr. Bennett’s team since 2006. Sylvia’s calm demeanor is comforting for all her patients and she has a natural ability with children. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Sylvia is married and has a son. She enjoys sewing, camping and going for walks.


Shannon (RDH)

Shannon brings a gentle touch and friendly attitude.  Born and raised in Portland, Shannon knew she wanted a career in a field where she could help people.  She found her niche in the dental world first as a Dental Assistant and later as a Dental Hygienist.  Shannon joined Dr. Bennett’s team in 2017.

Shannon enjoys outdoors, music, photography and painting.  You’ll likely find her seeking an adventure with her family, camping under the stars, or toning her ninja moves with her son.  Either way, she is making the world a brighter place one smile at a time!



Phuong is the newest addition to Dr. Bennett’s team and brings with her a positive attitude and friendliness that fits right in! Phuong graduated high school in Vietnam and has been in the Portland area since 2001. Phuong received her dental hygiene license in Oregon and Washington in 2011. Before becoming a hygienist, she gained valuable experience as a dental assistant.

Phuong is married and enjoys movies, going out to eat and traveling.

Dental/Office Assistant


Vanessa joined Dr. Bennett’s team in 2017 and assists in all areas of the office.  Her willingness to jump into any task makes her a valuable asset to our team.  Vanessa received her Associate of Science degree from Mt. Hood Community College and is fluent in Spanish.

Vanessa is engaged to be married and enjoys baking, gardening, knitting hats, and when she has time, making jewelry.