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.
With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Tish is happy to be serving in her community. When she is not in the office you can find her teaching yoga and wellness or exploring the gorge with her family.
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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.
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 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 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 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 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.