The cheerful team at Sleep Dentistry of Portland includes many people who work with patients and behind the scenes to make your family’s dental care as comfortable and easy as possible.
Maria – Hygienist
While still in high school, Maria started in the field of dentistry by working for a family friend who was an orthodontist.
She decided to pursue a related career and earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College.
Maria soon started working for Dr. Kasch, the founder of Sleep Dentistry of Portland. An integral part of our practice, she has celebrated more than 25 years of working with him at Sleep Dentistry of Portland.
She has been a key participant in Dentistry From the Heart from it’s commencement at Sleep Dentistry of Portland and she has continued to participate every year.
Outside of the office, Maria enjoys baking, camping and fishing, and taking long walks.
Her daughter keeps Maria busy with a love of animals – especially horses.
Vicky – Hygienist
Originally from Colombia, Vicky is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish. She moved to the United States more than ten years ago and began working for the Multnomah County Dental Clinics.
She decided to return to school to pursue her dental hygiene degree. She graduated from Mt. Hood Community College in 2011 with high honors.
While studying at Mt. Hood, her passion for promoting dental health and the prevention of oral disease earned her the American Dental Hygiene Association Professionalism Award for academic excellence.
Vicky offers compassion and dedication to each of her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and participates in monthly meetings to stay current with advances in dental hygiene.
Heidi Jo Grubbs, RDH, BSDH
Heidi Jo started working with us as a hygienist in the summer of 2014, accepted the position of Back Office Manager that October and became the Practice Manager in June 2015. She spent her early years in Troutdale and has fond memories at Sweetbriar Elementary School. Though she relocated in her early adulthood to Orlando and Gainesville, FL as well as Seattle, WA, the Portland/Metro area has always been her home.
Heidi Jo obtained her Associates of Arts degree from Mt Hood CC in 2001 and then attended Portland CC to get her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2004. She then pursued at Bachelor of Science in Dental Health (BSDH) at Pacific University and graduated in 2009. Her restorative endorsement (ability to do fillings) was issued in 2008. She has an immense passion for the profession of dental hygiene and lifelong learning.
During her career as a dental hygienist, she has worked in public health clinics, been an educator at three colleges in Oregon and volunteered with many organizations such as Medical Teams International in which she went to Mexico and Cambodia. She has a history of volunteering at Dentistry for the Heart in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015.
Heidi Jo has also been a staple in the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA). She began her role in the ODHA as a Student Delegate in 2003 and quickly was involved on the Board of Trustees after graduation. She was the ODHA President in 2010-11 and has been a Delegate from Oregon to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) for 7 years. She was appointed to the ADHA Member Services Council in 2014 and has aspirations to run for the ADHA District XII Trustee election in 2016.
On a personal note, she enjoys the company of her creative 15 year old high school freshman son and is very active with soccer. She has season tickets to the Portland Thorns (NWSL), Portland Timbers (MLS) and the Portland Timbers 2 (USL) and plays on many teams; outdoor, indoor and futsal. She manages her over 30 women’s Whipsaws FC team which is a Timbers Army FC team. With these connections, she has started coaching the ladies at Jefferson High School and is involved in promoting soccer in the Portland area. She is planning to take her women’s team to the 2017 World Masters Games (WMG) in New Zealand.
Heidi Jo is a caring and compassionate dental hygienist with a high standard for patient and provider safety.