kara hobson - dds, ms

kara hobson

dds, ms

Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Kara is proud to be practicing close to her friends and family, and giving back to her community by creating beautiful smiles that last forever. She received a B.S. in Biology and graduated Cum Laude from Santa Clara University before entering the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She attended a General Practice Residency at University of San Francisco and then returned home to pursue a Master of Science in Orthodontics at OHSU. Continued education and involvement in the field of orthodontics are an important part of Dr. Kara’s commitment to her patients and her career. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and the Pacific Northwest Angle Society.

karina sanchez - scheduling coordinator

karina sanchez

scheduling coordinator

Born and raised in Hood River, Karina has been in the medical field since 2013. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making sure they feel welcome and cared for. She spends her free time with her husband and two children.

alisa althoff - treatment coordinator

alisa althoff

treatment coordinator

Alisa began her career in orthodontia in 2015. She enjoys helping our patients achieve their perfect smiles. She enjoys spending time with her three children and paddleboarding with her dog Zues.

amy warren - orthodontic assistant

amy warren

orthodontic assistant

Amy has worked in the dental field since high school. She completed the dental assistant program at Portland Community College. She enjoys helping her patients have their best smile! She loves living in Oregon with her husband, two teenage boys and their dog Lola who keep her busy.

dahlia meza-valdez - orthodontic assistant

dahlia meza-valdez

orthodontic assistant

Dahlia started working for Dr. Kara in 2007. She fell in love with orthodontics while attending school. Dahlia and her husband have three children. They enjoy hiking, sightseeing and being outdoors – especially in the Gorge. She also enjoys running, bike riding and yoga.