Belmont Family Dentistry
Aaron Tinkle, DMD:
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Belmont Family Dentistry
Aaron D. Tinkle, 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

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

B. P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Strangely enough, I had never had a cavity until 2010, at the age of 35. I must preface this by saying that between 2004 and 2010, I had no dental insurance and did not have my teeth checked during that time. Given my good record, I didn’t worry too much about it. After taking a job with dental insurance in 2010, I had a whopping 10 cavities! The dentist I initially went to see (not Dr. TInkle) was very pleasant and funny though I had significant amounts of pain with each cavity filled. I assumed this was normal, since I had no prior experience and when I called in to ask the staff what I could do to ease the pain (it was really bad) I was not given any advice or sympathy. After a costly billing issue and a less-than-fluffy feeling with that dentist’s front office staff person, I decided to seek out a new dentist. I saw Dr. Tinkle for the remaining cavities. I must say… the entire staff is hilarious, down-to-earth, warm and very helpful. Dr. Tinkle filled four cavities filled and one tooth that needed a bit of repair from an old chip. I felt at ease the entire time and he made sure I felt that not only physically comfortable… but also, mentally at ease. It was actually a pleasant experience. I had my cavities filled about a month ago and I am still waiting for the pain to kick in. I had NO pain following these fillings. NONE, NADA, Zilch! Each mouth is different, of course… but I give Dr. Tinkle all of the credit for my lack of pain. I highly recommend Dr. Tinkle and staff! This group is really down-to-earth and lighthearted… and, of course, the dental work is fabulous!

Kaitlin Mayhew (Source: Google)


I’ve always had a great experience with the team at Belmont Family Dentistry every since I first went there four years ago. The staff is friendly, caring, efficient, and honest. The have gone above and beyond for me several times, like finding me a last minute appointment before I no longer had dental insurance. I was very impressed with the additional safety protocols in place in response to COVID-19. I highly recommend them!

Alysha Gray (Source: Google)


Wow what a great dental team. From the moment we walked in we were impressed. Paula up front was so warm and welcoming. Paperwork was efficient and digital which I really appreciated. Danyell was a standout hygienist who expertly made my two year old feel so comfortable. Dr. Tinkle definitely lived up to the hype. He is knowledgeable and personable. We are so happy to have found this great dental office.

Matthew T. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


When I moved to Portland from Corvallis two years ago, Dr. Tinkle was recommended to me. The first thing I noticed about the place was the receptionists. They were actually friendly! The next thing I noticed was that some dental practices have decided to embrace technological advances. I filled out all my information on their website from the comfort of my neighborhood coffee shop so when I came to my first appointment there was no paperwork to do! While getting my blood pressure measured I watched a slide show on a TV of an Oregon artist’s work. All of my x-ray charts and other information were shown to me on large computer monitor. Did I mention that when my appointment is approaching I get emailed and text messaged to remind me? My dentists texts me! All the little things add up to a great experience at this practice. They have taken great care of me and my teeth are doing great!

Samara Pohl (Source: Google)


The office staff was wonderful, very prompt and friendly. They had all the information I needed upon my arrival and the waiting room is clean and well decorated. The cleaning and exam were thorough and I loved the dentist’s attention to detail and explanations. They explained what treatments I needed and if they were necessary or not, and I was able to get a quote for treatment and set up the appointment alongside my next cleaning. UPDATE: My filling was the easiest I’ve ever had!

Angela P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Angela P. Portland, ORThis is my first Yelp review, I felt compelled to write one because that is how I chose to go see Dr.Tinkle! I am also the person who gets total anxiety going to the dentist, I have an absolute phobea! However Dr.Tinkle & his whole staff totally put me at ease. They are so caring and so compassionate. I was embarrassed about the condition of my teeth and Dr.Tinkle assured me that he had seen much worse and we put together a plan for repair of the good ones & removal of the bad ones. So far I have had 2 teeth pulled and he did a great job of topically numbing the area and letting it sit for a few minutes before using the injection then he let that sit for a little bit before doing more and slowly eased into the work all the while making sure I was comfortable & totally numb. They called the nest day to make sure I was doing okay and again a couple of days after that. My mouth is sore but nothing like I imagined and I am confident in returning and no longer petrified! Dr.Tinkle is my dental hero!

Lou Ann B. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Aaron Tinkle is the best dentist I’ve ever been to! I’ve been looking for a good dentist for over 32 years! I’ve had a lot of dental work and Dr. Tinkle is outstanding in every aspect of dentistry especially the care he gives. He has great leadership because it’s the culture of his office ~ everyone takes great care of me!

Joel Rotert (Source: Google)


My family loves Belmont Family Dentistry! The care is the best I’ve ever received. Everyone in the office is kind, respectful and organized. Providers were especially wonderful with our challenging 2 yr old on her first visit. Other outstanding points are the clarity around billing and other policies, in addition to the ease of rescheduling and customizing appointment reminders. I can’t recommend this practice more highly.

Brittany Bolyard (Source: Google)


From the front desk to the back room you get nothing but kindness. My 4 yo even felt so comfortable with everyone she was able to get her teeth cleaned ON HER OWN in the room next to mine while I had mine done. This was our first visit mind you, so we’d never met any of these people before. However, everyone was so friendly we both felt comfortable enough to go our separate ways. I highly recommend families to go here, or any one person. Excellent atmosphere and work done here. Thank you!! Finally found our family dentist!

Kat L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying that I am TERRIFIED of the dentist. I had bad teeth as a child and needed fillings often and after a couple bad experiences I’ve garnered a pretty intense fear of dentists. And that’s how I found this practice. I had gone to another dentist and left in tears after a horrid experience despite my sharing my fears looking for a replacement but moving forward with finding an oral surgeon for part of my treatment (I never got some adult teeth so I have baby teeth still that are finally needing to be replaced). Lucky for me I ended up finding a wonderful oral surgeon who happened to have an office manager that used to work at Belmont Dentistry. She was kind and understanding of my issues and immediately recommended Dr. Tinkle with strong reassurances. I made me appointment and Paula at the front desk was wonderful. Another genuinely nice and compassionate human soul. Finally my appointment came and I was exceedingly nervous. But when Dr. Tinkle came over he was so gentle, patient, and kind that I felt myself feeling naturally a little better. He was incredibly honest about reviewing my previous treatment recommendation and delivered his opinion in such a way that I was much less overwhelmed than I had previously felt. I’ve now had three appointments there and can say that not only is his work as excellent as his care for his patients, but he has helped me feel immensely more confident at a dentist office. His staff is also incredible, every person I’ve met in there clearly loves their job and where they work. Thank you for all you and your office does!Elneal M. Portland, OR.

Heather Long (Source: Google)


I love this dentist office! Dr. Tinkle is so upbeat and friendly. He is very engaging and takes really good care of my teeth. I have experienced several hygienists over the years and I’ve enjoyed each of them. The reception employees are just as lovely. Brand new facility, which is very nice. The most comfortable reclining chairs I’ve experienced. I definitely recommend Belmont Family Dentistry!

S. S. (Source: Google)


Courteous treatment from the start! Started with a good over the phone discussion, easily filled out all forms online, even insurance and a Covid 19 form, prior to the office visit for efficiency. As I entered, I was greeted with my name and taken directly into the chair for X-rays and an exam. Consultation was informative and clear. I’m really happy with the overall first visit, and I will definitely be returning!

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


If you can get past the fact that the dentist’s name is Dr. Tinkle, this is the best dentist practice I’ve ever been treated by. The good doctor himself is a super nice guy (especially when you imagine the grief he endured growing up) and his staff are super nice as well. The front desk lady Paula is totally on top of your insurance and billing stuff, too. They use all the latest digital X-ray equipment and techniques, and the office is very nicely decorated. There’s even a room at the back with big windows that looks out on a little rock-garden. And as someone who’s had a TON of dental work done in my life (I was the kid who got fillings in her baby teeth, for pete’s sake), what I love about Dr. Tinkle is that he’s happy to refer you to a specialist like oral surgeons if you need complicated work like root canals and implants, because he wants you to have the best possible care. This has been a god-send for dealing with replacing all the crappy work I had done in previous decades that’s now failing. I recommend Belmont Family Dentistry to anyone and everyone.

Lindsay B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Talk about a great place! Every member of the staff I came in contact with was extremely nice and helpful. Everything was done very thoroughly, and I felt like they really cared instead of seeing me as a dollar sign. I can’t stop raving about my new dentist office to everyone, so if you’re currently searching for a new one, you can end it here.

JP. Gordon (Source: Google)


The new digs are glorious and tastefully decorated. They do an amazing job making you feel comfortable, being very open and friendly. They’re also effective at setting clear expectations in all of their procedures. I’ve been going to them for years and can say their high standards, friendliness and professionalism have been consistent throughout. Plus, they have interesting reading materials for those short waits. Bravo!

Ted R. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


As an Orthodontist of 38 years experience I know an excellent dental professional when I meet one. Well I met one who was steered to me by my daughter-in-law who takes her 12 and 16 year-old children to him. Indeed my wife and I recently had the occasion to be treated by him. He is all you you could ask for: You know in an instant he is gentle, caring and competent. His practice is located in a nice neighborhood and his staff is welcoming. His fees are competitive. He understands your fears and apprehensions and how to rid you of them. Trust me I have become one of his permanent patients (…).

Ron Brown (Source: Google)


They are always so friendly and businesslike as well. This appointment I received a crown! There was almost no pain and very little discomfort. They had wonderful new technology that created a great crown right there at their office. In days not too long ago, a mold had to be taken. Then they installed a temporary crown and you had to have another appointment to swap crowns for the permanent one.

Melissa Ulrich (Source: Google)


Dr. Tinkle, Paula, Danyell, and all of the staff honestly are the nicest, happiest people. I always feel welcomed by Paula, and especially safe during COVID. I have been going to Belmont for 5+ years now with pretty terrible dental needs and Dr. Tinkle has worked with me to get all of my silver fillings replaced and cavities under control. Danyell always has new recommendations for safe and effective products to try for better pH and bacteria balance. For the 12+ fillings and procedures I have had done with Belmont, they are always using the most gentle technology and practices so I hardly feel a thing and walk out in confidence. I cannot recommend Belmont and their staff enough… I would give 100 stars if I could. They have transformed my entire experience with dental health.

Roland M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Belmont family dental is by far the best dentist I’ve been to. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. I love Dr Tinkle relaxed demeanor! I’ve never had a bad experience there. Today I had a new hygienist her name was Danyell she was absolutely amazing and so gentle and thorough. Best cleaning I’ve ever had. You can tell the staff there enjoy what they do.

Nicole B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love them! I had a few bad experiences with dentists in Portland when I first moved here, so by the time I got in touch with Belmont Family Dentistry I was behind on dental check-ups and not feeling great about my prospects of finding a good dentist. From my first phone call to set up an appointment, I’ve been nothing but pleased. Every one of their staff members is friendly and easy to work with. Confirmations and reminders are reliable without overwhelming my inbox. Most comfortable dental cleaning I’ve ever had (but thorough, too). Dr. Tinkle never makes me feel rushed. He also didn’t make me feel bad about the abysmal state my teeth were in (blame a past juice addiction), just worked with me on a plan to get them fixed. I had my first set of fillings with them today and once again, they’ve exceeded my expectations. I came in pretty anxious, due to childhood experiences with inadequate pain control during dental work, but by the end, I was thinking to myself, “That was it?!” Dr. Tinkle and his assistant made sure I was numbed up thoroughly, and they were so efficient that I even got out early. I recommend them whole-heartedly!

Roy C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I chose Belmont Family Dentistry almost solely because of its proximity to my house (a ten-minute walk). Best random choice I’ve made in a long time. The facilities are modern, clean, and welcoming, and the staff is professional and friendly (and casual enough to put me at ease). Dr. Tinkle does great work and makes me feel comfortable while doing it. I’ve had a checkup, scaling, and seven fillings, and have absolutely no complaints. My billing experiences have also been fair and convenient.

Sarah Berkemeier (Source: Facebook)


We have been going to Belmont Family Dentistry since about the time it opened. Dr. Tinkle and the staff are absolutely fabulous; so friendly, so welcoming and so professional, you almost forget that you’re going to the (sometimes dreaded) dentist’s office. They remember individual important things about patients’ lives (like birthdays and other holidays) and care so much about their patients’ well-being. And they also like to have fun! We will continue going here for our family’s dental care as long as we can!

Jenni Ferrari (Source: Google)


Belmont Family Dentistry has been my dentist for over 4 years. Dr Tinkle and his entire team focus on excellence in servicing patients with the best technology available in the industry of dentistry. Their practice adopts the best equipment and processes I have ever experienced. They have a forward thinking culture Where they continue to evaluate what technology and processes can be improved to provide the best patient experience with fewest visits possible. The entire practice is also empathetic to needs unique to an individual. For example: I have had a lot of dental work done as a child on my baby teeth from a dentist in a different state. The treatment from this dentist was very poor. Dr Tinkle and his staff has helped alleviate my anxiety by proving they are gentle and accomplished in all of their work. I highly recommend Belmont Family Dentistry.

Nancy Tilton (Source: Google)


Dr.Tinkle and his staff are the best. I needed a tooth removed that had my bridge attached to it. He did his magic in such an efficient time frame. I was not in pain any longer. He never asked me questions when my mouth was full. Dr. Tinkle’s office is beautiful as well as spotless and up to date on all the latest equipment.

R. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)


If you want a state-of-the-art dental office with fantastic, caring people, this is the place for you. I have never, never, NEVER had a dental experience as good as this. The only pain I suffered was due to MY failure to visit the dentist on a regular basis, but I can honestly say that the “pain” I suffered here was minuscule due to the awesome care and attitude that each and every staff member in this office puts forth. Dr. Tinkle is a great guy and very good at what he does and the hygienists are more than caring, they treat you like you are family. (And admittedly, I am kinda crushing on more than one of them, so I’m sure that helps! lol ) Come here and you will NOT go wrong.

Jason M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


10/10. Would Dentist Appointment again. Dr. T and his staff (Kasandra, Jessica and Paula to name a few)are ALWAYS welcoming, friendly, professional, and good at what they do. It seems cliche’ but I actually look forward to going to the dentist. Through my almost two years of going to this office I have always felt like my best interests regarding my teeth are put first. They care about my well-being. I would absolutely recommend Belmont Family Dentistry to my friends and family. I am a patient for life.

N. M. (Source: Zocdoc)


Not only is Dr. Tinkle amazing, but his staff is absolutely helpful and pleasant even when coming in @ 8am for my root canal. I was recommended to Dr Tinkle by a coworker who said that she like Belmont Family Dentistry so much that she would hangout in the office as if it were her living room, and I agree. I felt completely @ home with them.

Kristin S. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough good things about this clinic. Dr Tinkle and his staff were incredibly friendly and went above and beyond to welcome me to their clinic as a new patient. In addition to providing great service, they were very professional and thorough with my dental exam/cleaning. I am highly satisfied with my experience.

Ruby Shadburne (Source: Google)


This dentist is the best I’ve ever been to. I had to have a root canal and crown. They were really good and they are able to make the new tooth right there and put it on right away, so you don’t need to wait a week or more with a crazy tooth and then go back. I was really nervous but they made it as easy and comfortable as possible. Dr Tinkle did great work. It looks perfect! I would definitely recommend going to them. It’s a really nice neighborhood place, small and friendly. They create a pretty comfortable atmosphere and have invested in the best technology to make it as easy as possible on the customer. Thanks!

Bill long (Source: Google)


We have moved here from Michigan 5 years ago and had the best dental care with the same Dentist and hygienist since I was 12. It was terribly important to find someone that treats you like family and has not only your best interest at heart but actually cares about you. We have found it with Belmont Family Dentistry. You will enjoy it as much as we have, if you give them a chance you will be pleased that you did.

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


I will start out by saying that I love the dentist. I love my teeth and the people who help me keep them. The staff is always very pleasant. I still have baby teeth (I’m 40 now) and keeping them as long as possible is the goal. So I go in more often than others. I’ve had a root planing (had one many years ago too) as well. I was actually left numb for a few weeks after, but I know that is not the fault of the dental team. My sister worked in an oral surgery clinic and often people don’t really understand the risks involved with dental work. This is really in response to a previous review where clearly the patient didn’t understand that this can happen. They signed a form that warned them of the risks. In my case the feeling eventually came back completely. They were very concerned, but I knew there wasn’t going to be anything they could really do for this and didn’t blame them, although I appreciated their concern. They are always really careful around one of my baby teeth that is very loose (thought I’d lose it a couple years ago, but it’s still hanging on with no pain). I had a baby tooth that cracked down the middle and was in extreme pain. They got me in quickly and I had it pulled. They advised me of all my options at the time and gave me pricing info. I decided just to have it pulled since it was further back. It healed as expected. They are very thorough and noticed that there looked like a cavity under a 20+ year old crown. When they got in there to do the work they realized they couldn’t just remove the cavity and replace the crown. It too had been a baby tooth and there wasn’t enough to work with. This one is closer up front so I opted for the root canal. It wasn’t bad at all and I felt perfectly fine within a day or two. Dr Tinkle did an excellent job of matching the color as my teeth are pretty white (previous one was not as good a match). It feels just like it used to. I pay out of pocket for all services, so it was nice that they were willing to work with me when it ended up being a more expensive procedure. I still paid in full at the time of service, but I think this goes to show how they value their patients. I’ll happily continue to go here for all my dental needs.

Caroline S. from Canby, OR (Source: Yelp)


I went to Belmont Family Dentistry for a cleaning and also to take my 2 1/2 year old for his first dental visit. The office is fabulous! It’s light and beautiful and the staff is so friendly. The modern-day technologies (paperless check in, x-rays on a big screen t.v.) were easy and innovative. The best part was how comfortable they made my son. They explained things to him without being condescending. He’s actually excited to go back! Dr. Tinkle and his staff are the best!

Joan King (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Tinkle since 2017. He is the most relaxed yet professional person I’ve been to for a while. The staff is top notch too. Dr. Tinkle has taken care of several of my problem teeth. And by that I mean that he’s done root canals, basic cavities, maintenance, etc. It’s so comfortable in Dr. Tinkle’s new office that I want to hang out for the whole day.

Eamon Brennan-Kos (Source: Google)


Yeah look, we bounced around with different dentists but I never felt right. We pay out of pocket so you really need to feel like you can trust that you really need whatever it is they are telling you you need. And yeah, we trust them. The doctors, the office staff. All good people and talented professional people. It’s so nice to go and not have to question it. I highly recommend Belmont Dentisty Eamon.

Vanessa S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


This is a wonderful dental practice! I have been here numerous times now, and each time I feel like I am getting great dental care, and on top of that, receiving amazing customer service from every employee at the office. I have a bad history with my teeth, and already I’m on a better track thanks to Dr. Tinkle and the hygenists. Aleese and Paula at the front desk are super nice and incredibly helpful with insurance, etc. I honestly can’t say enough about what a great place this is! I would recommend this practice to anyone.


Our goal is to be a dental office as unique and distinguished as our beautiful city. We strive to provide comprehensive general dentistry for the entire family in a relaxed and caring environment. When you enter our practice you will immediately see we are different. You will be warmly greeted by Paula or Alyse and they will make you feel right at home. We offer each of our patients coffee, tea or water in our waiting room. Once you are taken back to one of the treatment rooms you will be offered other comfort items like a warm blanket and an ipod. We have the most up to date technology to give you the best dentistry possible. We have digital x-rays, paperless charting, and same day dentistry with the ability to do crowns and bridges in one visit without those pesky temporaries and the impression goop. Give us a call and find out for yourself how you can have a good dental experience and a new dental home. This location on the corner of SE 60th and Belmont had been a dental office since 1954. Dr. Aaron Tinkle purchased the practice from Dr. James Rademacher in 2009. Since 2009 Dr. Tinkle updated and remodeled the office to include all of the most up to date dental technologies available. Aaron Tinkle, DMD, received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry. He kept a part-time position as an Associate Clinical Professor at OHSU from 2006 – 2010 and is still a frequent lecturer for the school. Before he purchased the practice on Belmont in 2009, he worked in Canby and Southeast Portland. He frequently expands his dental knowledge by attending continuing education courses. In 2012, Dr. Tinkle was elected President of the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry and served a one-year term. In 2013, he was given the honor of being a CEREC Mentor and Trainer — this means he gets to travel all around the country teaching other dentists how to use CAD/CAM dental technology. Dr. Tinkle has been in practice for over 13 years and is a well-known expert in his field with a record of excellence. He has chosen to focus his training and practice on Family Dentistry and is pleased to offer his patients comprehensive, compassionate dental care that meets their oral healthcare needs. His services include Preventive, Restorative, Orthodontic, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Full Mouth Restoration. With every case, Dr. Tinkle is passionate about the individualized care he provides his patients, and he finds it very rewarding to be a part of restoring their oral health as well as their smiles and confidence. Dr. Tinkle lives in Portland with his wife, Amanda, also an OHSU graduate who practices dentistry in SW Portland. They have a son Isaac, daughter Arden, and dog Wrigley. When he is not solving the world’s problems one cavity at a time, he enjoys running marathons, visiting OMSI and the Oregon Zoo (with the kids, of course) and watching college football and the Blazers. Dr. Tinkle always wanted to be in the medical field because of the human connection and he was really enamored with the technical challenge that dentistry brings. He knew from speaking to his grandfather, aunt, and uncle (all dentists who graduated from OHSU) how rewarding dentistry could be. Their enthusiasm for the profession and their patients really helped him decide that dentistry was the best career for him.