Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Lisa Gitelson
Dr. Lisa Gitelson began her dental career as a chairside assistant and was so interested in her work that she decided to become a dentist. It was a life-changing decision! She was born in Portland but grew up in Lebanon, where her dad owns a farm. She returned to her birthplace and later became a graduate of Portland State University. Dr. Gitelson earned her dental doctorate (with honors) from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1999. She owned an office in Salem for ten years and bought this office in 2012. Dr. Lisa keeps up with the latest trends in dentistry by attending continuing education courses in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea relief, and the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Washington County Dental Society.
Dr. Gitelson has two daughters that are the light of her life. She enjoys cooking, yoga, reading and travelling.
Dr. Joseph Kim
We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Joseph Kim to our patients. He joined us initially to support Dr. Gitelson during an illness, but recently has become a full-time part of our team.
Dr. Kim earned his degree in Communication from Pacific Union College and later graduated from Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry. He is an avid athlete and loves long-distance cycling, volleyball (which he also coaches), surfing, hiking and backpacking. Dr. Joe has two young sons and enjoys spending time with them. Dentistry, medicine and military service run in his family; his brother is also a dentist and serves in that capacity in the Air Force. His father is a Retired US Army veteran, and his mother is a retired nurse.
Dr. Kim offers a full range of general dental services in our office and has a warm, relaxed chairside manner. We think you will enjoy meeting him, and we’re confident he will deliver an exceptional experience to you and your family.
Dr. Matthew Erickson
We are excited to have Dr. Matthew Erickson join our team! He was born in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. During his childhood, he was fortunate to have great experiences with his family dentist. Dr. Erickson began to see dentistry as a way to connect with and help a community while working with his hands and new technology. He believes trust and transparency are paramount in working with patients. His personal philosophy is to treat patients how he’d treat his closest family members and friends.
Dr. Erickson is married to Alexis and they have a German shepherd and Cocker spaniel. In his spare time he’s on a never-ending quest to explore all of our public lands in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, gardening with native plants and almost anything outdoors. Dr. Erickson has traveled the world but believes nothing rivals the diversity and beauty of our state.