Krista V. Badger, DDS ♦ Sheena K. Kansal, DDS

3839 NE Tillamook Street Portland, Oregon 97212
503.288.5891

Meet Our Team

Krista V. Badger, DDS - Pediatric Dentist in Portland, Beaverton and Lake Oswego, ORKrista V. Badger, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Badger is deeply committed to the total health and well-being of all her young patients. Always, her first goal is to earn your child’s trust by providing a caring environment and delivering treatment in a non-threatening way.  She wishes every child patient to have happy and fun-filled dental visits that, in turn, can lead to a lifetime of positive dental experiences.   She strives to treat your child as she would her own. 

Dr. Badger grew up in New Mexico and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  She received her dental degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.  She graduated with honors - Magna Cum Laude in 1996.  After practicing for a year as a general dentist in rural Colorado, she decided to pursue the specialty of pediatric dentistry.  Her specialty training was completed in 1999 at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.  Her husband, a native Oregonian, convinced her (without much trouble) to move from Buffalo to Portland in 1999.  Since then, Dr. Badger and her husband, Joseph, have been living in the Portland-area with their two children Jacob and Sarah.

During Dr. Badger’s pediatric dentistry residency program at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo she focused her training in the areas of child behavior/psychology, hospital dentistry, emergency dentistry and treatment for the developmentally disabled children.  In fact, over the years, Dr. Badger has developed a great interest in the dental management and special needs of developmentally disabled children.

Education

  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – School of Dentistry
  • Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/State University of New York

Professional Licensure and Certifications

  • Oregon Board of Dentistry
  • Colorado Board of Dentistry
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Staff Privileges Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Multnomah Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Outside the Office

While not in the office, Dr. Badger enjoys reading science and historical fiction, sewing, and walking.   As a family, The Badgers love skiing, hiking and swimming. 

Sheena K. Kansal, DDS - Pediatric Dentist in Portland, Beaverton and Lake Oswego, ORSheena K. Kansal, DDS
Board-Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Sheena Kansal’s passion is to provide a genuine, personal and fun dental experience for her young patients.  She values establishing a safe, caring and comfortable relationship with her patients and their guardians.  Providing exceptional care is one of her utmost goals.

Dr. Sheena (as she is called by her staff and patients) was born and raised in Canada.  She completed her undergraduate and dental studies from University of Alberta in 2000. After practicing as a general dentist for six years, she relocated to the Pacific Northwest and completed the two year specialty training fellowship at OHSU in Pediatric Dentistry.  The training provided clinical experience in infant oral health care, sedation, hospital dentistry, child psychology, anesthesia, medically compromised, orthodontics, mentally and physically disabled.  Following her fellowship, she gained hands on experience in the concept  “No tears or pain” dentistry which she proudly incorporates currently at Hollywood Children’s Pediatric Dentistry.  

Dr. Sheena is an active member and the immediate past president of the OAPD (Oregon Association of Pediatric Dentist).  She has given lectures at the annual AAPD conference (American Association of Pediatric Dentist) and has been a faculty member teaching and guiding dental students in the OHSU Pediatric Dentistry Department.

Education

  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences
  • University of Alberta, D.D.S
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University, Certification in Pediatric Dentistry

Professional licensure and certification

  • Board-Certified by American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Board of Dentistry-License Number D9177
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
  • Staff privileges with Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Multnomah Dental Society

In the community

  • Part-time Assistant Professor for OHSU Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President of Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past Board member of Multnomah of Dental Society
  • Volunteer with Give Kids a Smile
  • Speaker at the American Academy Of Pediatric Dental Conference 2011
  • Support our schools in the form of sponsoring charity events and school auctions

Outside the office

Although being a native of Canada, Portland has become her home.  In her free time, she enjoys running, ice hockey, reading and writing.  The Kansal family attempts to experience all the Northwest has to offer and enjoys being part of the Rose City community.



Our Staff

Cyndi, EFDA

Cyndi is our office manager who has been in the dental field since 1991. She is a member of AADOM (American Academy of Dental Office Managers). Feel free to contact Cyndi if you have any questions, comments or concerns. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three girls, and her puppy, Bella.



Shelby, RDH

Shelby has been a dental hygienist since 2010. She graduated from Pacific University and loves working with children and their parents. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.



Marquita, RDH

Marquita has been involved in pediatric dentistry for over 30 years. She loves giving children a positive dental experience. She believes there is nothing better than hearing a child say, “I love coming to the dentist.” During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and her dogs and gardening.



Kim, Dental Assistant

Kim is one of our fabulous assistants. She has a magic touch with the patients. She enjoys spending time her family, her dogs and crocheting.



Tracy, Financial/Treatment Specialist

Tracy is our front office coordinator and can answer any questions you may have regarding treatment or insurance. She is married with two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she likes to travel, watch movies and go to concerts.



Danielle, EFDA

Danielle has been a dental assistant since 2000. She became certified as an EFDA in 2001. She is married and has three handsome sons. In her free time, she bakes cakes and travels. Danielle absolutely loves the snow and going to the mountain.



Kayla, RDH

Kayla is one of our wonderful hygienists. When she isn’t cleaning teeth, Kayla enjoys running and spending time with her husband and their dog, Gunnar. Her favorite Disney Princess is Aurora and she even has a princess crown on her glasses-make sure to look for it.



Quyen, EFDA

Quyen has been a dental assistant since 2000. She has a wonderful personality and loves to make our patients (and staff) laugh. In her free time, she likes to camp at the beach and sing karaoke. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two adorable children.



Jorgetta, EFDA

Jorgetta has been an EFDA dental assistant since 2006. At the age of seven she knew she wanted to work in the dental field. She brings us so much joy with her beautiful smile and sense of humor. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, photography and church. Her two wonderful boys bring her much joy.



Joanne, Sterile Tech/Assistant

Joanne started with our office in December of 2016. She is our sterile technician who will one day become a dental assistant. She loves to laugh and helps put our patients at ease during appointments. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son.



 

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