kara hobson - dds, ms

kara hobson

dds, ms

Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Hobson 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 dentistry 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, American Dental Association, and Washington and Oregon State Dental Associations.

brenda fernandez

financial coordinator

Brenda has been in finances for 6 years. She loves to see the confidence a new smile brings to our patients. Away from the office she enjoys the outdoors with her family.

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 and her family enjoy snow sports in their free time.

karina sanchez

scheduling coordinator

Born and raised in Hood River, Karina has been in the medical field for 4 years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making sure they feel welcome and cared for. She spends her free time swimming at the beach, and riding ATVs with her husband and two children.

lupita marquez - clinic coordinator

lupita marquez

clinic coordinator

Lupita has been working as a dental assistant for six years. She has really enjoyed the patient relationships. She was born and raised in Hood River. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children.

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 living in Oregon with her husband and two red headed boys who keep her busy.

marisol gomez - orthodontic assistant

marisol gomez

orthodontic assistant

Marisol has worked as an orthodontic assistant for 3 years. She was born and raised in Hood River. She enjoys hiking around the Gorge, stand-up paddling, running, snowboarding, photography, and travel.

dahlia meza-valdez - orthodontic assistant

dahlia meza-valdez

orthodontic assistant

Dahlia started working for Dr. Hobson 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.