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.
Office Administrator/ Treatment Coordinator
Born in California and raised in McMinnville, Oregon, Hannah is one of the first smiling faces to greet you at Carlton Dental. Hannah studied at Liberty University and loves being a part of a practice that brings joy to her community by assisting patients with their smiles.
In her free time, Hannah loves spending time with her husband and their two children by exploring Oregon to find the hidden treasures that reside in the state.
"Finish the Sentence" with Hannah
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to 3 musicians, they would be... Explosions in the Sky, Mumford and Sons, Joshua Radin.
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I’d go to... Ireland.
If I wasn’t a Dental professional I would be... a Winery Owner.
Lead Dental Assistant
Kendra was born in Newberg, Oregon, and began her work with Carlton Dental after graduating on the President’s List from PCC’s Dental Assisting Program in 2015. She loves making connections with her patients, addressing their needs and of course, witnessing them enjoy their happy, healthy smiles.
When not at work, Kendra enjoys riding quads, camping, fishing, and going to the beach. With two teenage daughters, Kendra can also be found running them back and forth from the mall.
“Finish the Sentence” with Kendra
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Father of the Bride
On my pizza, you will find... Meat and cheese
If I was stuck on an island for a year and could only listen to three musicians, they would be... Journey, George Strait, AC/DC
Lisa has been a Dental Assistant for 20 years and has been working at Carlton Dental since 2005. Lisa graduated with her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary certification from Portland Community College and has been putting it to good use ever since. Her favorite part of her role as a Dental Assistant is creating lasting relationships with patients, as it allows her to get to know them better as people in order to best address their needs.
When not in the office, Lisa can be found rooting for her 3 boys at their baseball games. With her comical demeanor and excellent listening skills, Lisa is a treasured and valuable asset to the team at Carlton Dental.
“Finish the Sentence” with Lisa
On my pizza, you will find... Tacos
If I could have dinner with one person dead or alive it would be... Ryan Reynolds
If I wasn’t a Dental Professional I would be... a Therapist
Registered Dental Hygienist
Born in Portland and raised in Hillsboro, Chrissy has taken up life in the countryside to provide outstanding patient care at Carlton Dental. Chrissy graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2007 with a BA in Family and Consumer Sciences and received her AAS in Dental Hygiene from PCC in 2011. Additionally, Chrissy was on the President’s List, as well as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society upon graduation. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and prides herself on treating all of her patients just like family.
“It is important for me to keep things light and upbeat, and to help my patients enjoy the process while feeling at ease. It is my goal to educate my patients and empower them to make the best decisions possible for their oral health.”
When not in the office, Chrissy can be found spending time with her twin 3-year-olds, gardening, painting, and horseback riding. She is also a part-time sleep consultant for parents with newborn multiples, and she is currently writing a book on sleep guidance for multiples!
“Finish the Sentence” with Chrissy
If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be... Gone with the Wind.
When I wake up the first thing I do or think about is... How I should go on a run. But I never do!
If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world I’d go to... Europe.