Meet Our Team
Here at Caring Smiles Dental, Dr. Roman Zakhariya and his great local Beaverton dental team, work hard to provide the best in customer service, compassion, and trustworthy competence. Whether you are looking for a great local Beaverton dentist or a great local Tigard dentist near me, look no further. Call us today.
Roman Zakhariya, DMD
After graduating from David Douglas High School in Portland, Dr. Roman Zakhariya completed his degree at Portland State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and soon after was accepted to the OHSU School of Dentistry. Following graduation as a general dentist, he completed residency training at Eastman Institute of Oral Health in Rochester, New York.
Dentistry was Dr. Roman’s passion long before he graduated from OHSU School of Dentistry. While living in Portland and attending David Douglas High, he was chosen to shadow a Portland dentist as a possible career choice. With Dr. Roman’s acute attention to detail and precision with his hands, this experience had a large impact on his decision to become the ‘ideal’ dentist, who’s patients would smile, laugh and have fun while at his dental clinic.
“I am privileged to be a part of the excellent team at Caring Smiles Dental. It is my joy and pleasure to be your general dentist. I cannot wait to meet you and get to know you personally. There are so many exciting things ahead!”
Ryan Allred, DMD
Dr. Ryan Allred, Caring Smiles sleep dentist expert, loves being able to make every patient’s experience an easy and comfortable one. He completed his residency in dental anesthesia at Loma Linda University Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Allred received extensive experience providing general anesthesia in the hospital operating room for a variety of surgical procedures.
Dr. Allred’s distinctive interdisciplinary training makes him uniquely trained to provide the highest quality of dental anesthesia in a manner which is safe and convenient for both the dentist and the patient in the dental office. His expertise as a sleep dentist, paired with his sensitive and amiable character, make the experience second to none.
Dr. Allred lives in Sherwood, Oregon with his wife and 3 sons. Most of his free time is spent doing activities of his children’s choice, which generally means building Lego creations or going on bike rides to the park.
Allison, Dental Hygienist
The definition of a “routine teeth cleaning” takes on new meaning when our dental hygienist, Allison greets her patients at the door. Families and their oral health are always her highest priority. She is sensitive to dental anxieties and strives to keep cleanings comfortable and relaxing. Patients leave our office with a renewed sense of oral health attached to a brighter, more confident smile!
Allison graduated with an AAS in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College in 2012. In addition, she regularly attends continuing education courses and teaches general oral health to Beaverton and Tigard communities. She loves working in the dental field because it gives her the opportunity to bridge the gap between dental hygiene and a person’s overall health. Her objective is in translating the practice of brushing, flossing and maintaining one’s teeth into the language of whole body wellness and vitality. “A happy mouth is a happy self,” she cheers.
When she’s not working, Allison loves travelling with her husband and two children. As an Oregon native hiking, camping or doing anything outdoors with her family and their dog is a priority. Cooking with her husband comes in at a close second followed by reading a great book and strolling through lavender fields in the summer.
Marie, Dental Hygienist
Marie has worked as a dental hygienist in children’s dentistry as well as in more complicated periodontal offices for almost 30 years. She started her career in Arizona then continued practicing hygiene in Germany and Southern Florida. She has lived in Oregon for the past 24 years and loves it.
Marie’s primary goal as a dental hygienist is helping patients overcome dental fears. Marie believes that the best way to put people at ease is to treat them as part of the Caring Smiles Family! She loves being able to offer a busy mom the chance to relax, sit in a comfortable dental massage chair, and watch her favorite Netflix show.
After raising two children, Marie now enjoys her free time by biking up and down the Westside Regional Trail, gardening, kayaking, walking her collie, volunteering at church and traveling with her husband. Marie and her husband also enjoy visiting family in Florida and the Chicago area.
Sarah, Dental Assistant
Sarah joined Caring Smiles in January of 2019. Sarah is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with over 7 years of experience in the field. She enjoys working on procedures with Dr. Allred and Dr. Roman; treating patients with dental implants, dental crowns, fillings, dentures and much more. Sarah is the lead of our assisting team, making sure we provide you with the best care possible.
Sarah and her family are native Oregonians who love spending time at Triangle Lake during the summer and the Sunriver area in the winter. In her free time, she enjoys creating uniquely decorated sugar cookies, volunteering in her daughter’s classroom, and traveling.
Jenni, Dental Assistant
Jenni, with her bright eyes and caring smile, was a patient with us before she joined the Caring Smiles Team in 2017. Her sincere and cheerful chair side manner is reassuring and heart felt. You will be well taken care of. She’s a dental assistant with various skill sets having worked alongside Dr. Allred and Dr. Nguyen in treating patients with dental implants, orthodontics, dental crowns, fillings, dentures and much more. Also, if ever the front office needs an extra hand, Jenni is there to help.
Having worked in various customer service and managerial position, she most recently has worked with with clients as a certified Personal Service Worker (PSW). She advocate and gives support and aid to clients that have special needs. Her focus is to assistance her client’s with their quality of life even if this involves a night of karaoke or a helping hand down the steps.
Jenni and her family are Northwest natives. She is a happy camper when on the water with a paddle in her hand or when sitting on the couch with her family watching the latest blockbuster.
Melissa, Dental Assistant
After raising two boys, Mel went back to school to earn her certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Anthem College in Beaverton. Her focus in the office is assisting Dr. Allred with our sleep dentistry patients. Getting to know each patient and making them feel comfortable and well cared for is her expertise. Mel is passionate about making your sleep dentistry experience a positive for all her Caring Smiles Dental patients. Any educational tools and techniques she can provide to assist in reaching optimal oral health are very rewarding to her. If she feels extra support and encouragement is apparent, a warm and caring hug will be given at no extra cost.
Mel lives in Newberg, Oregon with her husband, two happy dogs and one overindulged cat. When not working, she enjoys hiking, reading, sightseeing with her adventurous mother, and spending time with her grown sons and new daughter-in-law.
Janette, Office Manager
Janette has called Oregon ‘Home’ for the past 35 years. She joined the Caring Smiles Dental Team in Beaverton in 2018. Her outstanding patient care and service have brought a welcomed sense of comfort and security to our sleep dentistry, denture, and general dental patients. “I enjoy greeting and working with our Caring Smiles Dental patients. Helping them feel at ease and confident that they are in caring and competent hands is my goal.” At the office, Janette is busy taking care of patients, coordinating dental plans with doctors, updating insurance information and answering questions. Her professionalism and sweet smile are second to none. Her work ethic is commendable.
She and her ‘awesome’ husband have five children, four in-laws and ten grandchildren and counting. Janette is always involved with family be it outside, on the river, at the beach, in the Columbia River Gorge or in the garden. Cooking a freshly cooked dinner and reading a good book always bring joy into her life as well as serving her faith community.
Wendy, Patient Care Coordinator
Wendy is the friendly voice you may hear when calling Caring Smiles Dental. Her smile and attitude radiate genuine care and hospitality. From answering calls to setting appointments to bending over backwards to help you, Wendy is a tremendous asset to our Caring Smiles Dental Team.
A Portland native and loyal Beavers fan, Wendy, her husband and their three children, have been a part of the Beaverton/Progress Ridge community for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, having coffee with friends, entertaining others in her home, going to church, exercising at 24 Hour Fitness and baking.