Aesthetic Smiles
Maryam Motlagh, DMD:
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Aesthetic Smiles
Maryam M. Motlagh, DMD
Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners


Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sheila H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’m in awe. Dr. Maryam Motlagh has returned the smile I had when I was sixteen years old. She works flawlessly, efficiently, with an ease and warmth that takes away all anxiety associated with previous dentists. I had stopped smiling because my teeth were chipped and beginning to crowd. My smile is back and I’ll be forever grateful to Dr. Matlagh and her team at Aesthetic Smiles.

Lyndsay Gomez (Source: Google)


Dr. Motlagh and her team are so wonderful and welcoming! As a new patient they made sure to spend some time getting to know me and more about my dental needs. Before I left, I was given treatment plans with time and dollar estimates to help plan for my care and procedures that I am interested in. When I left I felt like I was much more informed and prepared for my dental future.

Tiffany R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve learned so much in 1 consult with Dr. Motlegh. Things that have plagued me my whole life now have explanation. I am thanking my lucky stars I didn’t follow textbook orthodontic advice I was given in the past! I am over the moon excited to have found Aesthetic Smiles–no joke. I told her the basics on my intake form, and after my exam she knew things about me that other dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and physicians have told me. She did not skip a beat! Plus, she connected it all in such a way that I am very impressed! It would be amiss to not mention Heidi, who did my cleaning. She explained things before, during, and after my cleaning. Again, I learned more from her than any other hygienist. Instead of “there’s some bleeding, so try to floss more regularly and keep brushing twice a day”…I learned about the current state of my teeth and gums, and how to best care for them now. It wasn’t the typical brush twice a day and floss advice. All I can say is THANK YOU. Last, the reception staff is Friendly (yes, with a capital F!), and takes time to work out scheduling, billing, and insurance. No rush or frustration with the industry, which seems pretty common place. I have never left a dentist with this sense of excitement for the future, and I’ve enjoyed all of my previous dentists and dental experiences. Really! I had to write this review immediately, and I wasn’t planning on writing one at all. If you’re looking for the standard run of the mill in-and-out good enough cleaning, this practice is not for you. If you want answers and information along with a holistic approach to health, give Aesthetic Smiles team a call.

Kelly Rees (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Motlagh for years. She has assembled a fantastic team! Personally I love the all-woman staff. Her hygienists are ouchless and the reception is always warm, professional, and personal. My teeth are in great shape and look wonderful. I’m no longer afraid of the terms “crown” or “root canal.” That’s saying something! As a redhead I have a very sensitive mouth and Dr. M offers all sorts of ways to make me comfortable. For challenging sessions she will put headphones with ambient music on me, cover me with a blanket, and wait long enough so the anesthetic is really working. Dr. M cares for my aging mouth (54 this summer), and also treats my mother, my husband, and has seen my daughter. My son will be coming to her for Invisalign this Fall. Even after moving across town I come to Aesthetic Smiles, her work is impeccable.

Leah L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Be prepared to walk away with a higher self-esteem…The ladies of Aesthetic Smile are professional, damn good at what they do, positive, uplifting, and sincere. Dr. Motlaugh (Dentist) is highly educated, well-trained, kind, and sincerely wants what’s best for her patients. Lena (Office manager) is on top of her game, warm, welcoming, friendly, serving, personable, and genuine. Heidi (Hygienist) Trom & Sam (assistants/hygienist) are compassionate, friendly, and great at their job. The whole team works quite well together. Oh, and PS, they all look like they just walked out of the J.Crew magazine.

Irene P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a wonderful experience with this doctor. First thing I’d like to mention is that she was recommended to me by my dentist in ITALY as I was moving to Portland. When she saw me the first time, I had severe irritation and bleeding problems with my gums. I always went to the dentist, but nobody was ever really able to get me to feel better. In the course of a summer, she and her team did a wonderful job and now I finally have a happy mouth. Too bad my stay in Portland was short, as I would be extremely happy to still have her as my dentist.

Dot W. (Source: Google)


Dr. Motlagh was delightful. She was down to earth and professional. The conversation flowed with ease and she explained everything in detail along with her reasons behind her decisions. As she examined my mouth, she cross referenced my X-rays on the computer screen and had me view them to show the exact details she was looking at in my mouth. She then had me hold a mirror as she pointed out the issues in my mouth so it made sense in real time compared to the X-rays on the computer screen. Her assistant, Samantha, was also friendly and professional. Lena who manages the front desk was welcoming and very efficient at handling all of the paper work. She also made a great cup of coffee! I was very happy with my first visit to Dr. Motlagh’s office and look forward to going back

Laty A. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been visiting this clinic for almost 4 years.Dr Maryam is amazing in all aspects, she is kind and nice and you will never feel any pain once the numbness gone. You will feel nothing after that like a magic. Her staff are really amazing too and funny I just love this place and I wish I can continue going there to finish up all my teeth. But unfortunately my insurance plan don’t cover up most of the things anymore.

A. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I don’t write reviews often so that in itself is saying something ! Dr. Motlagh is the ultimate professional yet she is so caring and human. Not to mention the work she does is amazing. She is very informative and educational and never has made me feel guilty about anything which makes me not dread going! Her staff are all very friendly and on the same page with my care. They seem very organized. I have been seeing Dr. Motlagh for over two years now and I can say with conviction that I will never go anywhere else. They don’t just take care of my teeth but they take care of me.

Joyce W. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Motlagh and her team are the best dental practice I’ve been to in my 69 years. First, everyone is professional and friendly. Second they use state of the art practices and equipment. Third the office is comfortable. Through the incredible camera they use, I was able to see for myself the areas in mouth that need attention and I know the work she recommends really does need to be done. Having started that work I can now attest to the comfort and speed of my treatment. My chiropractor recommended that I come here because Dr. Motlagh specializes in neuro-muscular dentistry. That means she studies and pays attention to my whole neck, jaw and skull and provides proper support for my neck when treating me. And, if a patient has a misalignment of some kind she has way to treat that. Clearly, I am sold on this practice. Anyone looking for a dental practice should get to Aesthetic Smiles and take a look.

Suzie Gannett (Source: Google)


Seriously this is the best dentist ever! They are beyond thorough, competent, and friendly. so So accommodating with knowledge and get tips. Even my teenage son commented that this is the best dentist ever. He told me that he has never had a dentist that one gave him tips on brushing to telling him how to take care of his teeth. That’s pretty amazing coming from a 16 yr old

Mel K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had my smile done by dr. Motlagh several years ago and I still get compliments on it. I used to have a front bridge that looked gray at the top by my gums. She gave me all white crowns and an implant that looks as good as my other teeth. She took her time to make sure my new teeth matched my face and I feel like I had control over my treatment. Anyone that I have referred to her has been very happy. I like her staff. They make me feel welcome EVERY TIME I go there. They always explain my insurance benefits and the cost of treatment before I make an appointment so there is no surprises. I recommend them with confidence.

Sean A. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I found Aesthetic Smiles on-line and picked them because of their reviews and other patients’ testimonials on their website. I Feel compelled to share my experience with Dr. Maryam and her excellent team. She is by far the most knowledgeable dentist that I have ever met! You can tell that she really loves being a dentist! Whether it is a routine exam (complete with a jaw massage) or a more complicated procedure, she will carefully walk you through the process and explain why she believes it is necessary. She has a great sense of humor and makes you feel comfortable and not embarrassed about your teeth. The staff is very friendly and helpful with getting my insurance info sorted out ahead of time and they gave me a detail plan on what was recommended with financing options. The hygienist is always very thorough and gentle and they spend an hour cleaning and polishing stain off my teeth. Cannot recommend them enough!

Melany Lang (Source: Google)


About 4 years ago, I began to notice dramatic changes to my face and teeth. I started to look very different in photographs and my children told me my speech was changing. I thought I was just aging, and accepted that perhaps one side of my face was aging quicker than the other and therefore drooping. My chiropractor recommended I go see Dr. Motlagh because she could help me understand what was happening. Upon initial examination, Dr. Motlagh was able to explain to me the structural reasons for not only my facial structure changes but also my sleepless nights as well as jaw and neck pain. I was most enthralled with her thorough examination of more than just my teeth. Maryam examined my neck, jaw, tongue and facial muscles to assess exactly what was going on and was able to explain to me, very effectively, how it could be corrected non-surgically using oral orthotics. Maryam’s approach to dentistry is holistic and therefore extremely effective and helpful. I wish I had had her in my life for the past 20 years! I hope all dentistry moves in this direction.

Kim T. (Source: Zocdoc)


From my first visit to Dr. Motlagh’s about seven years ago, she has consistently shared helpful information to me and made all my dental experiences and procedures go very well. I have had veneers and crowns done by Dr. Motlagh, and every single tooth she works on, things are simply better for me afterwards in every regard. I have every confidence in her skills and in the skills of everyone who works in her office. And that is such a relief. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and they are great listeners, too. I am nearly 60 years old and have been to several dentists over the years, but none were as skilled as Dr. Motlagh. I live on the Oregon coast, but I drive all the way to Dr. Motlagh’s Aesthetic Smiles near Portland, because she has given me reasons to smile!

Noël R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have an extreme phobia of the dentist due to past dental trauma.  When I first walked in to Dr. Motlagh’s office I felt at ease and welcomed like an old friend.  I spent a lot of time getting my teeth and smile back.  There wasn’t one visit that was bad.  I have a new love of the dentist thanks to these amazing women who work at the office.  From the ladies who greet you to Dr. Motlagh, they all feel like friends. If I was still living in Portland I’d be back there to keep up on my dental needs.

Jeffrey B. from Fairview, OR (Source: Yelp)


She treated me so amazing. Made me feel 100% comfortable with what I was getting done, how it would work, and how I would look after. I felt so confident walking in and getting it done. Afterwards my confidence flew through the roof. They showed me so much respect and were even excited to see my new smile. Made me feel special and cared about. I went in one week and was scheduled the next week to get 6 of my teeth fixed. They scheduled me in and got the work done so fast. As far as being a patient I felt like I was treated like a king. I had went to another dentist before I came here. I did not feel confident and they did not make me feel comfortable about my decision nor what I wanted to get done. Didn’t pay attention to my concern. So when I came to Dr. Motlaugh it was amazing just to have her listen to my concerns, address them, and make me feel confident in what I wanted. My operation went as smooth and as easy as possible. I even changed my dental plan so that I could come to her office as a regular patient because I felt so cared for there. I’m happier than ever I came here and if I ever need other work or refer anyone else anywhere–it will definitely be to her & her office. Thank you so much..I waited 15 years to get this work done..couldn’t be any happier. 🙂 -Jeff Benard

Emma O. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Motlagh for 17 years (since I was five years old). She and all her staff have a kind, gentle way of treating patients, and I have never been afraid while sitting in her chair. I highly recommend her for all ages, child to adult. You will not be disappointed, and your teeth will be taken care of for a life time.  I don’t live in Oregon anymore, but I try to coordinate my appointments for my visits home because she is wonderful and so is her staff! (Six stars out of Five!)

Lyndsay G. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Motlagh and her team are so wonderful and welcoming! As a new patient they made sure to spend some time getting to know me and more about my dental needs. Before I left, I was given treatment plans with time and dollar estimates to help plan for my care and procedures that I am interested in. When I left I felt like I was much more informed and prepared for my dental future.

Krissy T. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Let me please preface this with: I HATE THE DENTIST. More than anything else in the world. Dr. Motlaugh is way out on Cornell – pretty much in the beavo – but its worth going out there. Its like luxe dentistry. They have these massage chairs and blankets and glasses that play movies inside them! so perchance you are having a lengthy procedure, then you can see a pretty recent flick. its really relaxing. The lusicousness does come with a price. Its considered a “premier” dentist office (I think its because they do a lot of cosmetic dentistry), so check with your insurance before you make an appointment. The staff at the front desk are super helpful (insurance can be a pain!) and they are always friendly.


Aesthetic Smiles is a Family General and Cosmetic Dentistry with a heavy focus on hollistic body health. Dr. Maryam Motlagh firmly believes in furthering her own education and imparting her knowledge on her patients so they are fully informed about their overall health and any procedure or treatments they may inquire about. "I have dedicated my professional life to helping patients improve, not only their smiles but their overall health, with natural, non-surgical, & bio-remodeling treatment modalities through the practice of general dentistry." To satisfy her passion of helping suffering patients overcome pain, Dr. Motlagh has dedicated the last two decades to focusing on occlusion related alignments. ​ After graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Motlagh sought extensive training in post-doctorate institutes such as the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Institute & Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental studies. ​ As a Fellow of International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, Dr. Motlagh's passion for offering a conservative approach to TMJ disorder treatment lead to the research and development of Myoaligner®; a treatment protocol that helps realign the bite and the jaw non-surgically, ultimately alleviating the majority of TMJ related pain and headaches. Dr. Motlagh enjoys collaborating with her colleagues through study clubs and seminars and enjoys helping her patients while practicing dentistry in Portland Oregon.