Our Team

Dr. Matthew Hicks


Dr. Matthew Hicks was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated Stanford University with a BA in history and a BS in biology, and completed dental school at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his general practice residency training at OHSU, Dr. Hicks entered private practice as an associate with Dr. Long at this practice in 1997. In early 2004, Dr. Hicks assumed ownership of the practice from Dr. Long. Dr. Hicks has worked in public health clinics in the Tri County area, has been volunteering his services in Mexico and Central America since dental school, and has also been volunteering with Multnomah County’s “dental access program” providing dental services to underserved members of our community since 2000. Outside of work, Dr. Hicks’ interests include outdoor recreation (surfing, backcountry skiing, fly fishing); environmental advocacy; and enjoying the company of his wife Christine, son Aidan, and daughter Juliana.

For me, Moreland Neighborhood Dental is a special place. I am humbled by our patients who have placed their trust in me and our exceptional team. Because of this trust, we can use the best of our skills to help improve the lives of the people in our community. This is the foundation of the long-term relationships that are an everyday part of life in our practice. And at the end of the day, relationships like these are what mean the world to me.
-Matt Hicks, DMD

Dr. Rebekah Spencer


Dr. Rebekah Spencer is a Portland native. She attended Oregon State and Concordia Universities, and received her DMD from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She volunteers with Portland East County Clinic, Creston School, and OHSU. Dr. Spencer has a passion for research and collaborates with her sister, a USC epidemiologist, developing ideas and studies, which directly impact the field of medicine and dentistry. Her daughter, Jenevieve, is 6 years old and an avid brusher. Dr. Spencer is very athletic and enjoys all sports that bring a sense of camaraderie.

Moreland Neighborhood Dental is a cornerstone of what makes a community so great to live in. Everyone here takes such pride in their work. Ask anyone who has been a patient here for years or generations, we care and do great work.
-Rebekah Spencer, DMD

Dr. Timothy Manning


Dr. Manning is a native Oregonian who grew up in Salem. He attended the University of Oregon where he earned a B.S. degree in General Science. Dr. Manning graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. He practiced in Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ in both private practice and public health clinics. In October of 2013, he moved back to Oregon and practiced in Wilsonville for a few years before joining Moreland Neighborhood Dental in 2016. Dr. Manning is an avid traveler and sports fan, but what he really enjoys the most is spending time with his family (wife Frances, son Declan and daughter Cora).

I strive to make even the most dental phobic patients comfortable while in the dental office. I won’t be happy with my work until the patient is completely satisfied. I like being able to help people in need, whether it be a patient in pain or one with an esthetic issue. I enjoy getting to know my patients and building relationships with them. It is always very flattering when patients refer the friends and family to me.
-Tim Manning, DMD



Amanda was raised on the Oregon Coast and moved to Portland with her husband in 2007. She and her husband Chris, have two precious little boys, Kellan and Julian, a golden retriever, and a cat. In her free time, Amanda loves to go on walks and hikes with her family and take trips to the beach. Amanda graduated from OIT in Klamath Falls with her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2006, and her MBA from Marylhurst University in 2012. Amanda has been with Moreland Dental since 2007.

What I like most about Moreland Dental is the sense of pride that I feel about being part of such a talented and ethical group of care providers. I feel that we provide some of the best dental care available today. I also truly cherish the relationships that I have established with patients as well as the other staff members. It’s just a great place to be!



Meredith graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oregon Dental School (now OHSU) in 1970 and started her full time dental hygiene career in Salem, Oregon before moving to Portland in 1976. Meredith continued full time practice while active in the local and State Dental Hygiene Association, serving as President from 1974-1975. She has also assisted in the administration of the state dental hygiene licensure exams. In 1980, Meredith married her wonderful husband, John Stiger, a now a retired osteopathic family practice physician who is still active in medical education and in a free clinic. Meredith has three stepchildren and four grand daughters. She started at Moreland Neighborhood Dental in 1983, and has been employed here part time ever since. She enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining, playing piano, and exercising at a local club. She is also active in a Bible study group and at Rolling Hills Church.

I enjoy working with the staff and teaching patients to appreciate and care for the high quality dentistry provided at Moreland Neighborhood Dental.



Yumi was born and grew up in Portland. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, and the Portland Trailblazers. Her latest and most treasured hobby is spending time with her adorable Wired Hair Fox Terrier puppy named Tesla. Yumi received her BS from the University of Portland in 2008 then completed her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2011 at Pacific University. She spent her first year filling in at different dental offices then had the opportunity to have Moreland Dental be her professional home beginning in 2012.



Laura has been a part of the Moreland Dental team since Spring 2016. She has been a dental hygienist for over 10 years and loves building trusting relationships with her patients and helping them to achieve their oral health care goals. Originally from the Portland area, she has also lived in Seattle, Arizona and La Grande (where she attended hygiene school). When not at work she enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband and dog. You can find them outdoors most weekends or exploring some of the delicious food options we have around town.

"I love the community of patients I have the privilege of meeting at Moreland. The Dr.s do exceptional work and have a preventative and trustworthy approach that I feel proud to stand behind. Every team member is supportive and non judgmental towards our patients allowing us to provide a fun and easy going environment to provide care. I hope to see you soon!”



Kim was raised in gold-rush country in The Sierra Nevada foothills. She grew up hiking, camping, riding horses and motorcycles, finding fun in the natural world around her. Currently her fur babies-3 cats and a dog are keeping her plenty busy along with all the traveling she and her significant other do. She has spent most of her life working in dentistry, 26 years to be exact. First as a dental assistant, then as an office manager, and finally as a dental hygienist. She feels called to connect with people and to educate and provide care, so dentistry was a natural fit. She has done a lot of volunteer work over the years, both abroad and at home. She has been at Moreland Dental since September 2016 and feels blessed to work with some of the best Doctors and staff she's ever worked with.

Moreland dental felt like home the moment I walked in and that translates to the way the patients are treated. You really learn to appreciate quality and honesty from providers that treat all their patients like family.



Thuy earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pacific University in 2012 and has been with Moreland Dental since 2017. She is originally from Vietnam and has been living in Oregon since 2004. Thuy enjoys spending her free time with her husband two daughters. She also enjoys weightlifting, hiking, jogging, drawing, cooking, and researching parenting techniques.

I fell in love with the offices easy going atmosphere, ethical philosophy, amazing patients, caring dentists, and coworkers with a good sense of humor. These things are hard to find all in one place in most offices nowadays. I am thankful to be a part of this genuine and amazing team and we will never cease to stop improving!


EFDA & EFODA Assistant

Dalenna started her dental career in 2005 working in front office. After a desire to become more involved clinically as a dental assistant, she graduated with her EFDA and EFODA in 2012. Dalenna has been with Moreland Dental since 2015. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking new plant based recipes, and spending time with their bengal and tabby cat.



Front Office & EFDA/EFODA Assistant

Amanda has been working with Moreland Neighborhood Dental since 2006.

I love all of our friendly patients and working with our staff is a joy!


Front Office

Jennifer has been working at Moreland Dental since 2013. Jennifer’s hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, and taking walks with her dogs and daughters.

My favorite part about working here is that I love my co-workers! I actually enjoy coming to work because of them. We have fun while we’re working! Also, the patients. Especially the little ones! I love watching them pick out a prize from the toy chest.


Front Office & EFDA/EFODA Assistant

Amanda has been working with Moreland Neighborhood Dental since 2006.

I love all of our friendly patients and working with our staff is a joy!