Meet the staff at Mountainside Family Dentistry:
Your Portland, OR Dental Office of Choice!

Samar – Office Manager

Samar recently joined the team, as the business/office manager. She grew up on the east coast in Pennsylvania and attended The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Middle East Studies. She lived and worked in government consulting in Washington, DC until she married her now husband, Dr. Anthony El Youssef, in 2013 and moved to Portland. Since then, she has been immersed in the dental community and has worked in continuing dental education. 


Tanya – Front Desk

Tanya also manages the front office and is our billing specialist. She has worked at the office since 2011 and plays a vital role in dealing with patients. Tanya is an avid runner, who has run 5 marathons and several half-marathons. She married her husband in 1997 and they have four children. A majority of her time is spent attending her children’s music and sporting events and she really enjoys spending time at the Oregon Coast.

Anna – Dental Assistant

Anna has been the dental assistant at Mountainside Family Dentistry since 2009 and is very devoted to her career. She attended the dental assisting program at Corcorde Career College. She enjoys spending time with her 3 children and takes her children to their wrestling and football sporting events all year around. 

Winona (Nicole)- Assistant

Nicole has been dental assistant at Mountainside Family Dentistry since 2013. She grew up in Indiana, (and is a die-hard Indianapolis Colts fan), where she received her degree and is certified in expanded function dental assisting. She moved to Oregon in 2013, before she married her husband, Mike. She volunteers her time at the Family Worship Center.

Elisa – Hygienist

Elisa is our lead hygienist. She attended the hygiene program at Pacific University and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Her patients always comment and appreciate her thoroughness and gentleness. Elisa also volunteers her time and skills at the dental humanitarian functions throughout the state, such as Mission for Mercy, Compassionate, and Medical Teams International. She also enjoys the outdoors mountain biking and indoor rock climbing. 

**Vi also serves as another hygienist at Mountainside Family Dentistry