Meet Our Team
Dr. Christopher D. Kooning
It was always a dream of Dr. Kooning to return to Lake Oswego and start his own practice. He has worked in several dental settings, including corporate dentistry, and brings a unique perspective to procedures and treatment planning. It’s most important to him that you have conservative, thoughtful and honest assessment of your current condition, so that you can make the best possible decision(s) about your care. He is also dedicated to the idea that the pace of treatment is dictated by you.
Dr. Christopher Kooning is a Portland native. He was raised in Lake Oswego and is a proud graduate of La Salle High School. He attended Oregon State University and received his dental Doctorate from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 2009, in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Jan Kooning. During college and dental school, he served for six years in the United States Army Reserve.
Every patient is different and has a sense of urgency about what is needed that is particular to them. Dr. Kooning will help you make corrections to your dental health in a way that make you feel comfortable, while always being concerned with your comfort and satisfaction.
Another thing that Dr. Kooning feels strongly about is family. Our team and our patients all compromise a type of family and we enthusiastically welcome all ages into our office. Please, see for yourself the difference our team can make in your life – and in your health.
Becky - Office Manager
Becky is the first person you typically speak with when you call, and the first person you see when you enter our door. She loves this office and getting to know each patient personally! Becky schedules your appointment; takes care of reminders; verifies your insurance benefit and its limitations, if any; creates claims and follows up on accounts. She has over a dozen years of management, customer service, marketing and bookkeeping experience, which we’re fortunate to have on our team. In her free time, she and her husband Gordon enjoy spending time with their grown children Nathan, Madison, Noah and Savannah. She is now a grandmother and is enjoying her grandson, Franklin. Catch her enjoying walks with her husband, gardening, quilting, shopping, hanging out with Gary, the family cat, and antiquing. Becky is a passionate home cook, and well known for creating deliciousness in the kitchen for her family and close friends.
Tana - Assistant
Tana is our primary chairside assistant, and the person who will help you through both large and smaller procedures. She has very deft hands and spends most of her day supporting Dr. Kooning, both by passing instruments and by making sure you are comfortable and relaxed. She also organizes our office and keeps us fully stocked with supplies – no easy task, since we are all very busy! In 2010, Tana received her Dental Assisting Certification from Carrington College, where she was inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa honor society. She started working for Dr. Kooning in a different office in 2012 and followed him to ours in 2015. She truly enjoys her position in our office, and patients like you. Tana and her husband Cory have three daughters: Cloey, Lily and Lisa. She enjoys spending time with her family (including puppy Chewy), bowling, and crafting with her girls.
Lindsay - Hygienist
Lindsay is our full-time hygienist and resident champion of good cheer. She may have already had the pleasure of cleaning your teeth and helping you attain a healthy smile. She is a 2016 graduate of Portland Community College's rigorous Dental Hygiene Program, and was an assistant prior to that, so her career in dentistry spans over a dozen years. Lindsay believes that educating you and providing you with the tools to improve your smile are crucial. She is passionate about eradicating excess bacteria in your mouth and protecting you from a host of physical problems associated with it. Check out her brainchild, our “Sparkle Bar”, in the office after your cleaning to pick out a new toothbrush and paste. Outside the office, Lindsay loves spending time with her husband Brendan, and their children Chloe and Kaleb. They have two dachshunds, Pippi and Belle, and love traveling, swimming and spending time with their friends.
Kaylie - Hygienist
Kaylie works for us one day a week, and we think you’ll love meeting her. She is a 2018 graduate of the Portland Community College Dental Hygiene Program, and another Lake Oswego native. Kaylie really enjoys her job here and wants to make you feel welcome and valued. She has served as a dental administrator in the past, so she has a thorough working knowledge of your insurance benefits and how they impact treatment. She is gentle, respectful and a perfect first impression for fearful or younger patients. When she’s not working, Kaylie loves being outdoors. You’ll find her rock climbing, camping, snowboarding and hiking. She also plays the piano and is a huge fan of live music.