We offer a low-pressure, informative environment where patients are listened to and included in their healthcare decisions. We’re proud to have just one office location where we can give our community our full attention. Each patient receives personalized service from our experienced team for superior results.
In addition to being a licensed specialist in Orthodontics for the state of Oregon, Dr. Kuperstein is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, an honor earned by only a minority of orthodontists in the country.
Founder and Orthodontist, DDS, MPH, MS
Dr. Rebecca Kuperstein
Portland Orthodontist Dr. Kuperstein is a doctoral graduate of Ohio State University. She completed her orthodontics residency at Oregon Health and Science University and has extensive advanced postdoctoral training. Dr. Kuperstein is also board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Director of Operations / HR Manager
As our Director of Operations/HR Manager, Shelley brings over 25 years of experience in the dental/orthodontic field and often refers to herself as a “tooth geek” who absolutely loves everything about being a part of creating amazing new smiles! When she’s not in the office, she can be found on an urban hike around Mt. Tabor or one of our city’s beautiful bridges, out in the gorge exploring new trails, shopping farmer’s markets and thrift stores, or spending time with her family. Shelley says her proudest accomplishments are her three sons and two daughters, and her best ideas have been her wife, Keely, their two black staffy/lab rescue dogs, and her little white Toyota Prius!
Expanded Function Certified Ortho Assistant / PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR / MARKETING
Vanessa is our Patient Care Coordinator. She is our amazing communications liaison who oversees the coordination of care between our patients undergoing orthodontic treatment and other specialists they may be working with such as periodontists, oral surgeons, and cosmetic dentists. She has been with our team since 2009. Vanessa has over 17 years of orthodontic experience as an Expanded Function Certified Orthodontic Assistant and is a great resource for all types of questions. Vanessa has a spunky daughter who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time, Vanessa has a passion for party planning!
Melissa is our Treatment Coordinator. She loves building relationships with our patients and families. She helps our patients understand the treatment process and arranges financial plans to suit each individual's needs. When she isn’t at the office, you may see her out and about around Portland. She is a huge Thorns fan and loves music, concerts, urban hiking, and all of the awesome restaurants and food carts Portland has to explore. She says her profession and her family bring her the most joy, and that her daughter is her greatest gift in life.
As our Scheduling Manager, Miranda is a time management maestro who loves getting to know our patients and their families, and making their lives a little easier by helping make appointment scheduling as stress-free as possible. A Portland native, Miranda is delighted to be somewhere that helps the community she was raised in. When she’s not choreographing appointments, she can be found bouldering at the local climbing gym, reading on sunny patios, and playing with her Rubenesque calico, Dame Judy Dench.
Mikayla is our Scheduling Coordinator. After spending a year building her experience as a dental assistant, she's brought her passion for patient care to our team! When she’s not coordinating appointments, she likes to spend her time cooking, playing pool with her boyfriend, or curled up at home with her Goldendoodle, Lita Ford. She enjoys any hobby that lets her recline—falling asleep during movies, falling asleep while floating down the river, and napping.
Financial & Insurance Coordinator
Diane is our Financial Coordinator and is happy to help you with any of your financial or insurance needs. She joined us in 2019 with over 15 years of healthcare experience and is pleased to live and work on the east side of Portland. She and her husband are the proud parents of 4 sons (all Grant High graduates) and 2 dogs. They enjoy all types of outdoor activities, such as camping, rafting, skiing, and daily walks around the neighborhood. When she’s not outdoors, she loves spending time in the kitchen or knitting by the fire.
Expanded Function Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Our Orthodontic Assistant, Rachel, has worked in the orthodontic field since 2011. She loves working with patients of all ages, helping them to achieve their healthiest smiles! Rachel’s hobbies include DIY projects around her house, candle-making, beach trips, snowboarding, camping, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs, Drexler and Kea. When she’s not at work, Rachel can usually be found camping and hiking in the mountains of Eastern Oregon, or snowboarding on Mt. Hood.
Lead Clinical Expanded Function Certified Orthodontic Assistant
As our Lead Assistant, Stephanie helps with managing the clinic and patient care. She finds great joy in getting to know the patients and working with them throughout their orthodontic experience. Stephanie has been in the orthodontic field since 2005 and with the Parkside team since 2016. She loves spending time with her family and experiencing new adventures through traveling. She’s also an avid snowboarder, and can often be found during winter weekends carving up turns on Mt. Hood.
Expanded Function Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Our Orthodontic Assistant Sabrina has been in orthodontics for just under 7 years. Her excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills help provide our patients with a fantastic experience throughout their treatment. A native of California, Sabrina moved to Oregon in 2014 to be closer to her family. She loves the outdoors and has fully embraced the Pacific Northwest as her home. In her free time, she can be found hiking and spending time with her family.
Orthodontic Sterilization & Records Technician
Kayla is our Sterilization & Records Technician. She grew up in Portland. She’s the perfect “clean freak” every orthodontic team wishes they had! She plays a vital role on our team, successfully managing our clinic’s sterilization protocols, ensuring maximum safety for our patients and team, while enhancing efficiency and helping us provide the highest level of patient care. When she is not putting the sparkle on our clinic, she can be found camping, hiking, spending time with her family, working out, or snuggling her dogs, Benji & Leo.
Our Portland Orthodontics office provides a pleasant and relaxing environment. The reception area has a coffee bar, fun reading materials, and a children’s nook. The office is also equipped with wireless internet access, so feel free to bring your laptop to get some work done or surf the internet.