Todd L. Beck, DMD
Dr. Todd L. Beck received his dental degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1994. He then completed a two year general practice residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, where he received advanced training in general restorative dentistry, oral surgery, trauma, anesthesia and endodontics (root canal treatment).
Dr. Beck practiced dentistry in Oklahoma and was a faculty member at Oklahoma Health Sciences University School of Dentistry for nearly six years. During that time he was also the director of the IV anesthesia program at St. Anthony’s Hospital for the dental residents. In 1999 he returned to Oregon and began practicing dentistry, and in 2010 he opened South Waterfront Dental. He is also an Associate Professor at OHSU in the department of Community and Restorative Dentistry and Urgent Care, where he has taught since returning to Portland. In 2013 Dr. Beck was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to be a member of the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
As a premiere dentist In Southwest Portland Dr. Beck thoroughly enjoys working with his staff, whom he credits with fostering a fun atmosphere in the office. He is also passionate about helping patients and that drives his desire to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry.
Dr. Beck also volunteers monthly with Medical Teams International providing much needed dental services to Portland’s homeless and low income citizens. When he is away from his practice, he spends time with his family. In his leisure time he loves traveling, playing the trumpet and doing most anything outdoors.
Dr. Michelle Lawrence, DMD
In October 2016, our office expanded to six days a week and Dr. Michelle Lawrence began seeing patients on Mondays, and alternating Tuesdays and Saturdays. She does new patient and annual exams; while Dr. Beck still completes all restorative procedures.
Dr. Lawrence graduated in 1993 from dental school at OHSU. After taking some time off from clinical practice to raise her two beautiful daughters, she has come back to share her expertise with our office.