Patients who share their experiences about visits to Vermont Hills Family Dental commonly use words like “compassionate” and “caring.” They appreciate Dr. Brown’s genuine warmth, kind nature, and respect for their individual needs. With her, you'll find a caring dentist who listens to your oral health concerns, explains your options, and provides treatment in a way that fits your timeline, lifestyle, and budget.
Many patients who have been coming to us for years tell us that visiting us is more like spending time with old friends than visiting a dentist. They appreciate a team of professionals that treats them with kindness, makes their comfort a priority, and knows how to have a little fun along the way.
We would love the chance to meet you and show you a different side of dentistry, where you are treated with genuine warmth, respect, and concern for your unique needs. Until then, please take a few minutes to browse through our bios and see what sets us apart.
Dr. Christine Brown
"I love dentistry because it combines artistry with science and the opportunity to meet people from all different backgrounds. I love that every day is different and there are always new things to learn."
Dr. Christine Brown is a native Oregonian and received her Bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences from Portland State University. With a desire to be in a profession where she could help people, she attended Oregon Health Sciences University and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2001.
Dr. Brown is dedicated to continually improving her skills and staying up to date on the latest techniques. She invests many hours in continuing education each year, attending the prestigious Pankey Institute and Spear Institute. She also enjoys being involved in local study clubs where fellow general dentists and specialists can learn from each other.
A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Brown was also voted one of Portland’s top dentists in Portland Monthly, 2019.
Dr. Brown is married to her high school sweetheart, Jay. They live in Garden Home with their English mastiff Gus, who weighs in at 220 pounds (everybody always asks). When not at work, she is passionate about cooking, enjoys playing the piano, and recently took up trapeze.
Dental Assistant/Front Office
Nicole is one of our experienced dental assistants and also helps out with the front desk when needed. A native of St. Helens, Oregon, Nicole attended Concorde Career Institute and started working in dentistry in 2000.
A valued member of our dental team since 2004, Nicole enjoys the diversity of general dentistry because every day is something different. She is a people person and loves being hands-on with her patients’ care and helping them achieve their dental goals. Nicole also appreciates our amazing team and how much Dr. Brown truly cares about her patients.
Outside of work, Nicole likes to spend time with her husband Chris, and her two kids, Addison and Maximus. She also enjoys reading and cooking.
Front Office Coordinator
Stacie has been working in the dental field since 2000. She attended Northwest Dental Institute and is certified in x-rays and CPR. As one of our valued team members since 2009, Stacie is an integral part of our daily front office operations and helps our patients with scheduling, presenting treatment plans, and navigating the ins and outs of their dental insurance. Stacie loves working with such a great team and says she wouldn’t want to work anyplace else!
Stacie started working in dentistry because she loves helping people and enjoys watching a patient’s reaction when they see the results of their treatment. A self-professed social butterfly, Stacie has fun meeting new patients and getting to know the wonderful families we serve.
A native of Hillsboro, Oregon, Stacie now resides in Aloha. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her beautiful teen daughter. Stacie enjoys camping, hiking, and the lake, and traveling whenever she gets the chance.
One of our skilled dental hygienists, Christina has been working in dentistry since 1999. She received her training at Clark College of Dental Hygiene and has been a valued member of the our team since 2004.
Christina loves that she can impact someone’s life by improving their oral health. As a long-time team member, she values the connections she has makes with our patients over the years and enjoys hearing about their lives and adventures. Christina loves working with Dr. Brown and our amazing team that is like a big family.
In her free time, Christina likes spending time with her two children, husband, family, and friends. The family enjoys trips to the beach and love Disney vacations.
Nicky received her dental hygienist training at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. She has been working in the field of dentistry since 2010 and joined Dr. Brown at Vermont Hills Family Dental in 2018. Nicky enjoys her career as a hygienist because it gives her an opportunity to interact with her patients one-on-one and provide individualized care to improve their oral health.
Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, Nicky went to High School at the Oregon Coast. She subsequently lived in Oklahoma for five years, then in Arizona for twelve years. After her daughters graduated from high school, Nicky was delighted to move home to the Pacific Northwest.
In her free time, Nicky loves to travel and attend concerts with her two daughters.
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Brittney is a native of Wakefield, Rhode Island and recently joined the team at Vermont Hills Family Dental in 2020. She received her dental assisting certification (CDA) from Lincoln Technical Institute. Brittney has had additional training and is nationally certified as an anesthesia assistant.
For Brittney, the favorite part of her day is getting to know our patients, guiding them through their dental care, and helping them overcome their dental anxiety.
Brittney has also studied American Sign Language interpreting and in her free time, she is an avid beachgoer who also enjoys cooking, crafting, reading, and traveling with her girlfriend.