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Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Patricia Peirano Franklin

Board Certified Pediatric DentistDr. Patty smiling
Dr. Patty was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Mayor University in Chile, graduating with Honors in 2002. After practicing in Chile for 5 years, she moved to Portland where she completed her fellowship and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University.

She comes from a big city but has fallen in love with the slower pace of the Northwest. Dr. Patty and her husband, Kipp, have two young boys, Lucca and Nicco, and a mini labradoodle, Whiskey. Lucca has adapted to his role as a big brother very well and “helps” with baby Nicco as much as he can. Whiskey continues to excel in cleaning up crumbs and licking faces after each meal.

Dr. Patty is a past president of the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also served as an Assistant Professor at OHSU.

 Dr.Patty with her dog and husband.One of her passions is participating in community service projects in the local community and abroad. She is a regular volunteer at free clinics and has twice traveled to Haiti on dental missions, even picking up the local Haitian Creole when she volunteered in Port Au Prince for 5 months.

Dr. Patty enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and traveling to sunny places.

Dr. Patty is dedicated to providing high quality and compassionate dental care to children.




Dr. David Raphael

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Raphael Smiling.
Dr. David Raphael grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He went to college at Tufts University in Boston where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biopsychology and Master's degree in Child Development. At Tufts, Dr. David played lacrosse and was twice elected captain of his team. After graduating, he taught high school math and coached lacrosse in Boston and then San Diego.

Dr. David returned to Baltimore where he earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland. He came to OHSU for his residency in Pediatric Dentistry where he trained to work with children who have a variety of dental and medical needs.

Dr. David is active in community service projects in the Portland area and has gone on dental missions to Bolivia and Guatemala. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. He is a board member of Smile Oregon, an organization that provides support to children in the Oregon community who have cleft and craniofacial conditions.

 Dr.David with his wife and child
Dr. David and his wife Lesley have two very active boys, Jack and Charlie. With Jack leading the way, the boys are always finding new and creative ways to make a mess and put themselves in peril. Dr. David is busy at home but still tries to carve out some time to enjoy his favorite outdoor activities: surfing, skiing, fishing, scuba diving, and spending time outdoors.



Dr. David's goal is to provide a dental experience that is safe and fun for children. He takes the time to work with children and parents to make sure that they feel comfortable and confident that they are receiving the best treatment available.






2323 NW Westover Rd
Portland, OR 97210
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