At Portland Children's Dentistry, Dr. Patricia Peirano Franklin and Dr. David Raphael provide exceptional, comprehensive dental care to our patients from infancy through adolescence. Our priority is to create a friendly and comfortable environment where our young patients have a positive dental experience. We make dentistry fun while teaching children and families the importance of good oral health.
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Meet the Team
Shannon Adams Office Manager Shannon was born up the road in Federal Way, Washington. She has four children who have been known to surprise her by bringing home pregnant guinea pigs bought from neighborhood friends. Her family loves to get outside and get dirty. Some of their favorite activities include hiking, riding quads, crabbing, and fishing. Shannon recently moved to Vancouver where her family is renovating their new house. Don't be surprised if her hands are covered by paint.
Dania Cook Front Office Dania was born in Sonora, Mexico but grew up in a large, blended family in Sacramento, CA. As the designated family babysitter and with two young sons of her own, Dania feels right at home surrounded by youngsters. Their sunny smiles and laughter easily make each day a special one!
When not in the office, Dania enjoys exploring the sights and cuisines of Portland alongside her husband, Jeremy, and sons, Carter and Eli. On less adventurous days, they love making family movies, listening to music and baking goodies.
Rachel Gorman Business Manager Rachel has been in dentistry for 25 years. She started as a dental assistant & moved into the front office in 2003. She has been married to the love of her life, Rusty since 1996. They have one son, Dylan who is in college. She loves family time, reading, & doing puzzles. She is from Vancouver & has lived in Washington State her whole life.
Janelle Rabang Dental Assistant Janelle was born in Hilo, Hawaii and moved to Oregon at a young age with her family. She received her dental assisting certificate at Concorde Career College in Portland, OR. Since 2012 she has been working as a dental assistant in a dental office for family dentistry. At this office, Janelle found that working with kids was the most fun part of her job. She feels that working with children is so rewarding because we have the chance to teach the kids how to have good oral hygiene care starting at a young age, and because of the silly things that kids say.
When she's not at work Janelle loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new places, meeting new people, hiking, swimming, cooking, shopping, going to concerts, and adventuring around Portland with her friends.
Cristina Guymon Dental Assistant Cristina was born and raised in Portland OR. She went to Concorde Career College and has been working as a general assistant since 2013. She enjoyed working with adults but always wanted to focus on working with children. She was excited when the opportunity came up to join Portland Children’s Dentistry in January of 2016.
At home she has a loving fiance' and three children, Hailey, Ava, and Jaxson. When she is not spending her day playing with your children here at the office, she enjoys doing crafts and taking her children all over to do fun Portland activities, such as the zoo, OMSI, and Playdate PDX. Cristina is half German and loves to eat/make German dishes.
Lisa Holca Dental Assistant Lisa completed her dental assistant degree in 2015 and has worked in pediatric dentistry since. She got married in September of 2017 and moved from Seattle to Portland where her husband grew up. Between her 6 siblings and her husband's 7 siblings, they are busy every weekend with birthday parties, weddings, and baby showers! Lisa loves coming from a big family. Outside of the office she enjoys family time, baking, and road trips. She also spends her free time working on service projects through her church. Lisa's favorite part of her job (and secret talent) is coaxing a smile out of even the most nervous patient!
Lindsay Paxton Dental Assistant Lindsay was born in the tiny town of Wrangell, Alaska where bald eagles outnumber people. She has dental assistant in both general and pediatric dentistry since 2015, and always looked forward to her pediatric patients. Lindsay says, "I’m super excited to be a new member of the PCD team. I have a deep rooted love for children and feel so privileged to be able to work everyday with them." At home, she is a mother of a comedic 8 year old boy named Rylan. She recently married her husband Kelly. Together they enjoy good food, puzzles and family movie nights!
Amanda Neves Dental Assistant Amanda is a Portland native who loves getting out and making the most of the Pac NW. To say that Amanda is excited about her hobbies is an understatement. She loves seeing live music, catching a movie at Hollywood Theater, gardening, kayaking, walking her dogs, and collecting mushrooms.
Hannah Wollenberg Dental Assistant Hannah is always excited to get outside for an adventure. You may find her back country hiking, scuba diving, spearfishing, or tending to her animals - 2 dogs, 1 cat, 7 chickens, and 1 child.
Melissa Sao Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Welcome back to Melissa! Melissa was our very first employee!! She left us for 3 years to run her family business in Tacoma. We are thrilled to have her back. We love Melissa for her creativity and positivity which she brings to everything that she does!
Danyel Sudmeier Dental Assistant Dany seeks out adventures wherever she goes. She loves to travel with her husband and 3 older boys. As her kids have moved out of the house she's had more time to devote to her passion of remodeling and refurbishing furniture. In the summer, you'll find Dany and her boys on their boat.
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Portland Children's Dentistry does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services to patients or clients. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.