Having a dental team you trust can make all the difference when it comes to your oral health. An approachable, professional team will empower you to look after your own oral health at home and make those twice-yearly trips to the dentist so much less stressful!
Take a moment to meet our dentist, Leif Gambee, DMD, and the rest of our team by reading our biographies. We are honored you have chosen Carlton Dental to care for your smile.
Dr. Leif Gambee, DMD
My name is Leif Gambee, and I’m excited to be part of such a special team. The minute I walked into Carlton Dental and saw how close-knit and caring the staff was, I knew this was the right place for me.
I was born and raised in Oregon City, then attended Gonzaga University for my undergrad in Spokane, Washington. Following my undergrad, I was fortunate enough to return home and continue my education at OHSU in their dental program. Little did I know, OHSU would assign me a second-year mentor who would eventually become my wife, my mentor for life.
My wife Jacqueline is from Arizona, but we are both Oregonians at heart. Our journey has led us on countless road trips in the constant search for the perfect setting to plant our roots. It only took one visit and witnessing Carlton Dental’s connection to the community before we realized we were home. I cherish the opportunity to become a part of the Carlton community, and I’m eager to continue to provide the upstanding dental care and tradition of excellence that you have become accustomed to at Carlton Dental.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
- Undergrad at Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
- Continued education at OHSU Dental Program
Dr. Jacqueline Gambee
Dr. Jacqueline Gambee attended Oregon Health and Science University where she earned her dental degree and completed a general practice residency at Oregon Health and Science University.
Dr. Gambee fell in love with the beauty and culture of the Northwest and with her husband, Dr. Leif Gambee, decided to plant their roots permanently. She enjoys helping the community and those in need, participating in volunteering programs such as Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and traveling dental vans providing care to underserved areas. She cherishes the opportunity to work alongside her husband, the amazing team at Carlton Dental and she strives to offer gentle and caring dental services to the members of the Carlton community.
“I love that I have the opportunity to use my skills and make a difference in the lives of my patients.”
When she is not making healthy, beautiful smiles, you will often find her staying fit by practicing yoga and pilates or riding her tandem bike with her husband. She also spends plenty of time playing with her puppies.
Lisa has been a dental assistant for 20 years. She was born and raised in Newberg Oregon. Fluent in Spanish and a wonderful mom to 3 boys. She enjoys going to the beach, fishing and watching her son's play baseball.
She loves to meet all different types of people and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair.
"Finish the sentence" with Lisa
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be........ Bruno Mars, Bruno Mars and Bruno Mars!
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be........ Ryan Reynolds!
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be........ Shania Twain, Blake Shelton, Tom Petty
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be.......Any Julia Roberts Film- Especially "Pretty Women"
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be........ My Grandpa King. He is someone I admire with all my heart!
Tricia lived the first half of her childhood in Tillmook, Oregon and the remainder in Beaverton, Oregon. Her husband and her relocated to Carlton in 2019. She has 5 kids and 2 granddaughters. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going to concerts and long walks.
"Finish the sentence" with Tricia
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 2 musicians, they would be........ Duran Duran and the Eagles
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be.......Grease
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be........ My Grandpa
Born and raised in Portland along the Columbia River. Her family farmed land along the airport for many years growing up. She enjoys riding and showing horses. Also raised longhorn cattle. Lisa loves her job as a hygienist. Serving patients in the community is very rewarding.
"Finish the sentence" with Lisa
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 2 musicians, they would be........ Bad Company, Frank Sinatra
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be.......None, Lisa is very camera shy
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be........ Her Husband
Tamy has been in the dental field for over 28 years. Moved from Northern california in 2013. When she is not working, she enjoys camping, riding her motorcyle with her fiance. She loves to go shooting and best of all, spending time with her grandson. She also loves her fur babies Shocka, Sunny and Bailey.
"Finish the sentence" with Terri
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be........ Chicks, Uncle Kracker, Kidrock
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be.......Coyote Ugly
If I could have dinner with one person, dead or alive it would be........ My Whole Family!