Doctor Staci’s approach to Functional Pediatric Dentistry is grounded in science and powered by love. Her practice model is always science and research-based, while also offering compassion and trust.
Doctor Staci actively sees patients at her practice, NoPo Kids Dentistry, located in North Portland, Oregon, and it is supported by these very principles. She provides a whole-body, functional approach to care, promoting overall wellness for her patients and seeing patients from all over the country and world to help them improve and maintain optimal oral and systemic health.
Doctor Staci is on a mission to create a cavity-free world, beginning with educating parents on the importance of good oral health and the holistic effects to help their children thrive, stay healthy, and be free of cavities.
Doctor Staci’s vision for a cavity-free world includes involving families to share in this mission to prevent or reverse dental disease and a vision for a world without cavities.
Doctor Staci values being a true doctor, an educator, and a teacher, helping families achieve overall wellness relative to Functional Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, and Functional Dentistry.
Building a level of trust starts with these core values:
Integrity. Doctor Staci exercises honesty and integrity in every thought, communication, and action.
Kindness and Love. Doctor Staci demonstrates kindness and love at all times.
Ethical Practice. Doctor Staci understands and honors the codes of ethics and is always ethical in her thoughts and actions.
Accountability. Doctor Staci holds herself accountable for her intentions and her actions.
Trust. Doctor Staci encourages, creates, and builds environments and relationships on trust.
And with this trust, Doctor Staci’s education and professionalism give her the credibility to be an authority in her field to advise families on how to promote oral health for overall wellness.
Doctor Staci attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, later working as a traditional general dentist for a few years until she realized her passion was in upstream approaches and in helping start children off on the right path toward health. So, she decided to go back to school, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She has always been passionate about children’s sleep and airway health, focusing her research in residency on how to improve airway assessments and diagnostic tools in the pediatric population.
She later became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups, including the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the American Association of Ozonotherapy, and has her Certification in Laser Proficiency. She has taken numerous courses, and training in children’s sleep and airway medicine, studying oral myofunctional therapy, and craniosacral therapy, and is a Breathe Institute Ambassador.
In 2019 she founded NoPo Kids Dentistry in North Portland, Oregon, with a mission to provide a whole-body approach to children’s dentistry.
Doctor Staci is an Internationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is currently attending the American College of Integrative Dentistry and Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine, with expected certification dates in 2022. She dreams of a world without cavities and believes in motivating families to join her as a team, keeping their children healthy and thriving with small, manageable daily changes.
And with this extensive education and experience, Doctor Staci provides oral health tips and advice to families–grounded in science and powered by love. Her advice and tips emphasize the importance of emotional health for overall health and research-based treatment recommendations.
Doctor Staci’s passion is teaching children and families how to establish healthy eating habits, sleep hygiene, and breathing for optimal health. As a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and an Internationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Doctor Staci posts regular tips and advice on maintaining whole-body health for your whole family on her Instagram and TikTok pages.