Meet The Team
Dr. Eric Berkner
Dr. Eric Berkner found he had a passion for helping people from a young age, and channeled this passion through his studies of dentistry. Originally from Virginia, he has made Oregon his home since falling in love with the Pacific Northwest after studying at OSU and then OHSU for his doctorate. Dr. Berkner started Ponderosa Dental Arts in 2013, after a 2-year fellowship with a mentor in Missoula, Montana.
A member of the Oregon Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. Berkner is active in the community, and is constantly furthering his education on his patient’s behalf, to ensure that the best and most modern solutions are available to them.
Dr. Berkner loves being able to help the wonderful patients in his practice, but still enjoys finding time to reach out to the less fortunate to provide pro-bono work through a variety of charitable organizations.
When he is not at work helping others, he enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and spending time with his lovely wife Molli and their two children, Henry & Hayley.
Lecia Brown – Office Administrator
Lecia has been been a part of the Ponderosa team since March of 2014. She has over 20 years
experience working in the dental field, with 15 years of office management and several hours in
continuing office management courses.
She is the friendly face you see behind the scenes. She is there for you with any questions or concerns you may have about your dental needs.
When not at work, she spends time with her husband and two children. Sporting events,
photography, and her dog Bentley keep her busy.
Amie Grace – Hygienist
In 1994, Amie graduated Oregon Health Sciences University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She loves being part of the Ponderosa team because she has the opportunity to provide thorough, quality dental hygiene services to the team’s deserving patients.
Outside the office, Amie enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, gardening, and walking her dog.
Gina – Dental Assistant
Gina has been in the dental field for 20 years. She just moved to Oregon City with her husband, daughter, and beloved dog Jade. She enjoys watching her daughter play softball. She also loves to cook and try new recipes.
Sara – Dental Assistant
Sara has been in the dental field for over 9 years. When she isn’t at the office, you can find her hiking the trails of Oregon with her husband and cat Stanley.
Joyce – Front Office Coordinator
Joyce has been in the dental field for over 7 years, she brings much administrative experience to our office. Joyce coordinates patient care for our patients. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, home remodeling, riding quads and experimenting with new recipes.
Cindy – Dental Hygienist
Cindy graduated with honors from the highly accredited Clark College Dental Hygiene program in 1990. Cindy has been committed to providing her patients with excellent dental care, and a positive and gentle dental experience ever since. She is a fifth generation Oregonian and has many interests and hobbies such as gardening, reading, knitting and collecting antiques.