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A higher level of care.

Our patients have told us that what makes MK Distinctive Dentistry unique and special: integrity, honesty and putting the patient’s well-being and comfort first. Our philosophy of conservative treatment and comprehensive dental health is at the core of our practice. What’s best for you will be at the forefront of every decision we make. We want you to feel welcomed, comfortable and cared for.

Doctors

DrKaip0635PRcsquare.jpgMark J. Kaip, D.D.S.
Dr. Mark J. Kaip graduated from College of Southern Idaho in 1993 with an Associate of Arts degree. While there, he played baseball for the Golden Eagles. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology, with a minor in Biology, from the University of Idaho. He later attended Indiana University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001.

Dr. Kaip is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and the Multnomah Dental Society. He has taken many continuing education classes that have an emphasis on conservative dentistry. One of his prestigious achievements is having been selected by his peers as one of Portland’s Top Dentists in 2008, 2009, and most recently, 2016. This was published in Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Kaip has been the Team Dentist for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns for over three years.

Dr. Kaip is married to his wife, Meghan, and they have a beautiful daughter named Abbey. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys running, skiing and golfing. On most weekends, you will find Dr. Kaip and Meghan at the soccer field or basketball court watching Abbey.

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Dr. Coleman A. Dow graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 2011. As a third generation dentist, Dr. Dow enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but more importantly, playing a role in his community and making your dentistry as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Dow is a member of American Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Association. Dr. Dow has volunteered to serve underprivileged communities as far-reaching as rural Jamaica to right here in Portland through Northwest Medical Teams Pediatric Dental Van.

Dr. Dow and his wife, Sheeva, have a son named Kian. They enjoy hiking, skiing, travelling and spending time with family.

Alyse M. Drakulich, D.M.D.
Dr.DDr. Alyse Drakulich graduated from University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and was recognized as student of the year from UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. After moving to Portland, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2013.

Dr. Drakulich is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and Multnomah Dental Society. In 2015, she joined the ADA Success Program and has spent time traveling and giving presentations at dental schools around the country. Dr. Drakulich takes pride in her ability to relate to her patients and make them feel comfortable during their dental visits.

Dr. Drakulich enjoys the many opportunities for culture and recreation throughout the Pacific NW. She loves to ski, snowboard, and spends the majority of her free time outdoors with her Great Dane, George.

 

Patient Coordinators

Denise0828PRbluesquare.jpgDenise – Office Coordinator
Denise has served as Office Coordinator at MK Distinctive Dentistry since 1991. She has been an active member of the Oregon Dental Executive Association since 2004. Denise has a great passion for dentistry and being able to help our patients.

 

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Patty joined the MK Distinctive Dentistry team in 2013. She has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Oregon State University. Patty is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing pickleball, hiking and reading.

 

Kathi0721PRehsquare.jpgKathi – Office Coordinator
Kathi has been employed at MK Distinctive Dentistry since April 2000; having worked in dentistry for over 20 years. She is married and has two adult sons and two beautiful grandchildren. Kathi enjoys spending time with her family and boating in the summers.

 

Dental Hygienists

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Ana grew up in Oregon and graduated from Pacific University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves her profession and strives to prevent oral disease by educating her patients and providing outstanding quality care. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her dog.

 

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Establishing and maintaining long-term patient relationships is foremost for Allyn who has been practicing dental hygiene longer than she cares to admit. While not working with her dental “family,” she enjoys various activities, such as skiing and hiking, with her husband, Matt, her children, Patrick and Meaghan, and her puppy, Phinn.

 

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Stephanie has been a hygienist since 2005, prior to which she was a dental assistant for 12 years. Stephanie strives to provide excellent patient care in a comfortable, safe environment. Her free time includes gardening, dancing, DIY projects, enjoying her three dogs and escaping to the beach with her husband whenever possible.

 

Dental Assistants

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Natalia is Dr. Dow’s assistant. She is EFDA certified. She moved to the United States from Russia in 1998. Natalia has been a dental assistant since 2003. When she’s not at work, Natalia likes spending time with her son, husband and friends. She also enjoys reading.

 

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Sandy joined our team at MK Distinctive Dentistry in 2014. She has been a dental assistant since 2004. Sandy is EFDA certified. She is married and has two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends.

 

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Lexsi graduated from Lane Community College in 2016 where she earned her EFDA, EFODA, and X-ray certificates. Lexsi looks forward to meeting new patients everyday and helping them in any way she can. In Lexsi's free time, she enjoys playing sports and being active with her family and friends.

 

We know that our office is only as effective and welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained staff! At your initial appointment, you’ll see that we put your needs first to achieve comprehensive treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment. To feel more comfortable in our office, we invite you to take a virtual tour of the office before your first visit. At MK Distinctive Dentistry, we want every patient to feel welcomed, comfortable and cared for!