Meet the Team

As individuals, we have joined together to form a team of dental health professionals dedicated to providing superior service and care for each patient based, on his or her own unique wants, needs, and values.

We are dedicated to continually educate ourselves as well as our patients so we can provide the most advanced dentistry available. Our commitment is to improvement, integrity, and excellence.

Our mission is to provide quality dental care to our patients and allow them the opportunity to achieve and maintain optimum health for a lifetime.





Dr. Richard Mercer

Dr. Richard Mercer is a second-generation dentist who took over his father’s practice after graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1987. He grew up around dentistry, so it was no surprise that he developed a strong interest in patient care.

Dr. Mercer’s patients consistently comment on his impeccable quality of work and his ability to listen. He has a special interest in dental lab work, which allows him to demonstrate his creative arts in beautiful cosmetic dentistry.

Being born and raised in Portland Oregon, he grew up appreciating this beautiful city. In his spare time, Dr. Mercer enjoys spending time gardening.




Edie has been with Dr. Mercer’s dental practice for more than 15 years. She graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.
She has a large following of patients who comment on her excellent quality of care and friendly outgoing personality.

In Edie’s spare time, she loves spending her time with her grandchildren and enjoys reading.




Mehran graduated from Portland Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. He has been with Dr. Mercer’s practice for more than 3 years. Mehran’s patients comment on his soft voice, friendly approach and kind personality.

When time allows, he enjoys traveling and watching his favorite sports team; The Portland Trail Blazers.




Miranda graduated from Portland Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Dr. Mercer’s dental practice in the spring of 2010. Miranda enjoys learning new things about each of her patients and they complement her thorough dental cleanings.

When Miranda is not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, and camping.




Amanda is Dr. Mercer’s Dental Assistant who has been with his practice for more than 4 years. She demonstrates a strong dedication to patient care and is a valuable part of Dr. Mercer’s clinical team.

Amanda enjoys photography and spending time with her family.




Marlene is one of Dr. Mercer’s Office Administrators. She has been with his practice for more than 8 years.
Marlene’s many skills help her coordinate and schedule patient treatment. She often facilitates multiple visits with specialty practices to ensure excellent and immediate patient care.

She enjoys spending her weekends with her grandchildren. Marlene also enjoys traveling with friends.




Suzee is one of Dr. Mercer’s Office Administrators. With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, including insurance, she is an excellent source of insurance advice.

She joined Dr. Mercer’s team in the beginning of 2011 after taking time out to attend school full-time. She is happy she has found a new home at Dr. Richard Mercer’s office. In her spare time, she continues her studies for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and keeping up with her two teenage boys.




Sherilan joined the practice in 2011 to facilitate new technology and practices into the office. She has executed a smooth transition into the paperless and chartless world. Sherilan continues to provide support to Dr. Mercer throughout the year.




Candice joined our team in early 2012. She is a graduate of Concorde Career Institute. Being a native Oregonian, she is a self- proclaimed “foodie.” In Candice's free time, she enjoys cooking, making crafts, and playing with her kids.




Roxann was first hired to join our team in 1993, and after living in Austin Texas for a few years, she is happy to be back. She works with the practice on Friday's, and provides coverage for the other hygienists during the year when needed.

In Roxann's spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.