Bethany Family Dental
Nathaniel Austria, DMD:
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Bethany Family Dental
Nathaniel M. Austria, DMD
Portland, OR













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

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: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I’ve been seen by three different dentists over the past 6 years at Bethany Family Dental. They were all friendly, professional, caring and do excellent work. All the assistants, receptionist, and hygienists have been wonderful as well. The office is clean, their equipment is very top notch, and I’m always intrigued to watch their technology get super fancy and new age each visit. Their place is as good as it could get. Highly recommend:)

Jesse Polke (Source: Google)


Wonderfully caring people and very thorough. Great follow up. The entire staff has been great to work with. I have been nervous and uncomfortable at the dentist in the past but everyone here was so easy to work with and made me feel comfortable while explaining everything in an easy to understand way as well as answering all of my questions. Never felt rushed but also felt like things were dealt with quickly and professionally.

Katie O. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy to have finally found a good dentist for my son, it has taken some trial and error at other places but Bethany Dental was able to get us in the next day to have a spacer removed that “World of Smiles” was not able to remove. All of the staff we met today were professional and friendly, they even offered us cold water. My husband and I will be going back and so will our son. So relieved to have found a place we can trust and that is close to home. Also glad that they will be able to do my root canal here as my regular dentist wasn’t able to.
Thank you!

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


Courteous, professional, skillful. Our whole family has received treatment from Bethany Family Dental and we’ve had great care. We’ve had work done by both Dr. Austria and Dr. Hairani and both are excellent. In particular I recently had an extraction by Dr. Hairani and it went much better than I could have expected. In my case, I was planning to be pretty unhappy for four days but woke up the next day feeling great and grateful for a great dentist! Some of that is good luck but I do think a lot of that is skill and good care. Way to go Bethany Family Dental!

Mike Larsen (Source: Google)


Dr. Austria is the best dentist I have ever had. He is thorough and honest and his office uses the newest technology. I have never experienced such swift and painless dental procedures. After my second visit I decided to have my crowns and older fillings replaced by him. After 3 years I am sad that I will move away, but I will do my best to keep him as my dentist and try to schedule future appointments to coincide with business trips to the area. Highly recommend to everyone.

Debbie T. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Austria, the hygienist and the front desk ladies are all very professional and do their jobs great. I have going to this office for about 15 years or more.  The offer coffee or water while waiting which is great, makes the waiting pleasant.  I use a wheelchair and they are very helpful getting me in and out of the dentist chair safely. They are the best I what they do.

Hester G. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr Austria and his professional and friendly staff.  Dr Austria went all out to solve and correct a difficult dental disaster, which took several months. He and  his staff are gentle, kind, compassionate and professional.  I highly recommend this dental office to anyone who likes a job well done and staff who have excellent customer care skills.

Mitesh Patel (Source: Google)


Updating: Excellent service for the past 3+ years. I’m not sure what the other user who gave a one star is complaining about in terms of “unnecessary” procedures. If anything, Dr. Austria is thorough to a point and very conservative when it comes to treatment. When it comes to dental health, there is no substitute for thorough, quality care. We also love the email and text reminders, especially useful for a hectic lifestyle with children involved. Most recently I had a impacted wisdom tooth extraction with IV sedation. The BEST experience ever. I’ve had multiple surgeries and such throughout my lifetime and this experience was by far the best. When I awoke, I hadn’t even realized that almost 2 hours had passed! The recovery was also fast and there was minimal trauma/pain associated with the procedure. We are looking forward to the day when we can take our little one to the dentist. We know he will thoroughly enjoy the experience with the excellent staff at Dr. Austria’s practice.

Daniel P. (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Austria for several years now. Hands down the best dental practice I have ever been a patient of. Totally professional from front-to-back. They explain everything (treatment & fees/insurance) and really take care of you, down to the sunglasses & ceiling-mounted TV. Options for anesthesia. Never waited for more than a couple minutes, and easy to get an appointment.

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


I was surprised at the negative reviews and wanted to speak up for my dentist and his great staff! I started going to Bethany Family Dental in October and I highly recommend them to all my friends and family. The staff is compassionate and knowledgeable and have respected me with my limited finances. They offer an in house insurance type discount plan for those of us who do not have the luxury of dental insurance. My last appointment was to get an old leaky crown removed and replaced and the Dr. Austria showed me my xrays and pictures to explain the treatment and didn’t bad mouth my previous dentist even though i think he was too old school, and i respect that. I have never felt more at ease and trusting of a dentist who truly wants to give you the best result and fully explains EVERYTHING. The front office staff was so helpful and straightforward they tell you upfront what to expect and you dont feel like your getting swindled. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Bethany family dental!!!!

Eric M. from Hillsboro, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have always had positive experiences with Dr Austria – my family has been with him for the better part of 15 years now. He’s really skilled to minimize pain during procedures, a helpful front office staff, doesn’t make me wait long, and lastly demonstrated real compassion and care to resolve my 90+ year old father-in-law’s various dental issues (which was left to fester in his previous caregiving setting).

Caroline Arnold (Source: Google)


I just spent a very relaxing (really!) 2.75 hours being prepped for a new crown and having 3 fillings put in. Honestly, except for a slight prick of the numbing needle, the whole procedure was painless. Dr.Austria and his staff were friendly, the atmosphere was calming, and I knew I was in good hands.

Jason H. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


This is a very nice practice full of pleasant people. I know there are a lot of negative reviews, but people are never happy to be going to the dentist. You have to pay money to get in a chair to have your mouth worked on. So going to the dentist isn’t something people enjoy. Blaming a nice practice like Bethany Family Dental isn’t the answer. Also, I asked a hygienist at Bethany why there were only negative reviews even though I’ve been there many times and everyone was super nice. She stated that yelp removed their older positive reviews and would only repost if the practice paid a fee. That sounded kind of crazy to me so I thought I’d put up a new review so people know that this is actually a great office. This practice is professional, kind, and a great place to go for your dental needs. The dentist is a great guy and a skilled doctor. Highly recommended.

Linday M. from Tigard, OR (Source: Yelp)


I always feel welcomed and happy when I walk into Bethany family dental. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the dr is friendly and very professional. I’ve had my wisdom teeth extracted and an implant placed both procedures have gone smooth without any bumps along the way.  Even simple things like fillings have been quick and painless. Jessica is a great hygienist who’s skill is incomparable, appointments are quick and easy  with her.  I would definitely continue to recommend Bethany family dental to all those looking for a new dentist!

Jay H. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a root canal and a couple of caps done here. Going to the dentist isn’t exactly on my top 10 of favorite things to do, but the staff and Dr. Austria were always friendly to me despite other reviews. He asks multiple times through a procedure to make sure you’re comfortable and not feeling pain. Also, I was impressed with the punctuality, you’re seen at the time your appointment is and are not left waiting.

Matt Waldo (Source: Google)


Dr. Austria has been providing my family’s dental need for 10+ years with care and attention to detail. He truly cares for our dental health and makes sure we receive the best care. Over the years, I’ve seen his office change and keep up with the latest dental technologies. I would recommend Bethany Family Dental to any individual and/or family looking for great care.

Chad Z. (Source: Google)


I’ve only ever had a single issue with billing that happened while they were transitioning staff; once the new staff came in, it was resolved satisfactorily. As far as the dental work and Dr. A…..WONDERFUL. He is calm, competent, and relieves any concerns or fears. He is caring and has a soft touch. I also feel very good about any fillings or crowns I’ve had done and I feel much better about his work and the quality than I have of other previous dentists throughout my life. My insurance doesn’t cover this practice and I’m still strongly considering paying 100% out of pocket to continue care there. If I have to go elsewhere due to cost, it will be reluctantly.

Heather Stevens (Source: Google)


I’m in the process of getting a post and crown. Right now I’m healing from my bone graft and every person at this practice continually goes out of their way to make sure I heal well and every thing goes as planned. There was a problem with my bone graft initially and Dr. Austria continues to spend extra time on my mouth to help me keep on healing, at no extra expense to me.

Katie Overstreet (Source: Google)


am so happy to have finally found a good dentist for my son, it has taken some trial and error at other places but Bethany Dental was able to get us in the next day to have a spacer removed that “World of Smiles” was not able to remove. All of the staff we met today were professional and friendly, they even offered us cold water. My husband and I will be going back and so will our son. So relieved to have found a place we can trust and that is close to home. Also glad that they will be able to do my root canal here as my regular dentist wasn’t able to. Thank you!

Lynn W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had to get a filling replaced.  With the state of the world, as I sat down in the chair, I experienced a lot of anxiety.   The doctor let me reschedule and helped me do what I needed, be a bit more relaxed.    I had a great experience and send my whole family here. We all love the hygienists too.  Front desk is super amazing.       And also the dr identified sleep apnea in me.  Just amazing team

Liz M. from Hillsboro, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had to find a dentist in a pinch due to some tooth pain, I now plan to have them be my primary dentist after all of this. They got me in during this absolutely mad time of business closures and pandemic chaos on a Friday at 7 am to get a quick x ray and a referral to an oral surgeon. The ladies are so nice, the doctor was very kind and professional. I wish I could remember the name of the gal that coordinated my visit, she is an absolute rockstar and I so greatly appreciate you all. I am looking forward to getting in for a cleaning once this all blows over.

Tatiana N. from North Bethany, Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am very pleased with their services.  Everyone working at Bethany Family Dental is very attentive, helpful, and professional.  All services are done on time, and my family feels welcome and cared for.  I have also gotten a snore guard made at this office, and it works wonders for my sleep (I have sleep apnea), but now I can wake up rested without headaches. It works!

WJ. Dong (Source: Google)


My experience with hygienist was amazing. She seems new in the office (about one year per her), and it was my first time see her. She is very professional and considerate. She gave very thorough cleaning on my teeth. And at some times, she has to stand to do the job since she said she is “short” (but with big heart). I hope I could see her again next time (Unfortunately, I forgot her name but I will ask if I got chance next time)

Nita B. from Gladstone, OR (Source: Yelp)


my husband and I had a great experience at Bethany Family Dental Saturday. first, they got us in at the same time for appts which is always convenient. a big thank you to our hygienist’s Rebecca and Maria. so professional happy and kind, and made sure we were comfortable and new what they were doing each step. the whole staff there is so professional and welcoming. the office manager Donna is very pleasant and provides any billing information needed for your appt. and I love the way she interacts with her staff. great day!

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


Very good experience. My parents, myself and my children have gone to Dr. Austria for several years. He preformed several root canals on my mother. The results were excellent and she was quite pleased. I’ve had several caps done and the quality of work was very good. Recently, he did a sleep device for me. I needed it finished prior to a vacation with my girlfriend to Mexico. He came in on his day off to fit the device!

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


I am amazed at the reviews that I have read here. My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Austria for several years and am very happy about the fantastic treatment that we have received from both of the doctors and their staff.  They are very sweet, extremely accommodating and professional.  I would not pay any attention to the negative reviews that you read on here.  The reality is, some people have unrealistic/ high expectations and frankly, dental treatment is expensive for a reason.  If you get “cheap” service, my theory is, you get what you pay for.  His staff is kind, they offer payment arrangements and they DO NOT have anything to do with the cost of dental treatment.  The fees are based off of your insurance provider and if you don’t have insurance, the office works with you to make the treatment affordable.  They are great!

Heather B. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had an appointment today for a crown and filling and it was the easiest and most pleasant dental appointment I’ve ever had.  I didn’t even feel the injection! The TV’s on the ceiling were great, I was more concerned with my episode of ‘Friends’ than what was going on.  I almost fell asleep.  The staff were all very knowledgeable and so friendly and kind.  I felt like I was getting the VIP treatment.  They explained the treatment costs before my appointment and were very informative.  I highly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a great dentist!

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


I too am surprised by the negative reviews about Bethany Family Dental! I had procrastinated in going to the dentist for way too long, but after reading all of the reviews on their website I was convinced I had to give them a try. I appreciated how welcoming and friendly the office staff was. Dr. Austria and his team work together like a well oiled machine. I did not feel pressured to have treatment done (although I did choose to get the work done that I needed). Each time I’ve been there I have been very happy with the experience.  I’m even having my husband switch to Bethany Family Dental even though it will be out of network with our insurance. It’s worth it to us to know that we will be given excellent care.

Craig Watson (Source: Google)


Dr. Austria has been the dentist for my parents, myself and my children for many years. My mother has had several root canals performed and was very pleased with the results. I’ve had several caps done and the work was very good. Recently, I had a sleep device made. I was going to Mexico with my girlfriend and really wanted to get it finished before we left on vacation. He came in on his day off to fit the device! I’m very pleased with the quality of work, the staff, and facilities at Bethany Family Dental.

Elizabeth Yen (Source: Google)


I give the highest recommendation to Dr. Austria for anyone looking for a dentist. Bethany Family Dental is professional, excellent staff that always is so very efficient and seemingly with the most up-to-date equipment and approaches. His office is always clean, comfortable, and great photography in the halls. Dr. Austria has been our dentist for years from personal recommendation, and he is the BEST. Over the years, we have heard how he continually keeps up his education with the newest dental technologies, and his integrity and commitment to his profession is so evident. Complicated issues are dealt with efficiency. His expertise was never more valued as he evaluated my father on sensitive issues, and to that, we are eternally grateful.

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


I shopped around for the right dentist in Portland for two years before I found these guys and I knew right away I found the best clinic in town. Everyone here is transparent, informative, classy, and conversational. Most importantly, their work is phenomenal and efficient. So glad I found BFD!

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


I am really glad that I ignored the first two dental reviews when choosing to go to Bethany Family Dental. I have had terrible dental anxiety since the 4th grade (so approximately for the last 22 years), but I decided to try Dr. Austria and the team at Bethany Family Dental. NOTE: I lived in the Portland area for the last couple years and really procrastinated finding a dentist so this was a HUGE step for me 🙂 I had my first cleaning in November 2012. Since then, I have had to return for a couple of expected procedures, and I have to admit that the more I go, the less anxiety I seem to have! I think that says a lot about the quality of care from everyone at Bethany Family Dental. The office staff, assistants, hygienists and of course, Dr Austria have always been super nice, help calm my anxiety and provide excellent care. They have always been accomodating with my work schedule and helping me figure out the insurance details. I’m really happy with the level of care at Bethany and would recommend them to anyone!

Debra T. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Austria for 10 Plus years and have had nothing but the best dental care. There was a time where there was a receptionist that should of been dealing with people, that has changed. The office staff, the dental assistants and the hygienist are great. If you need to have a costly procedure they are willing to work out a payment plan if you do not have dental insurance. Dr Austria has the best chair side manners, he cares about your comfort, your will being and remembers who you are and family members that he sees. The best ever. Debra T.

Kayla Henes (Source: Google)


Friendly staff, clean environment, high tech equipment, easy to make appointments, and they are very quick to respond to emails and phone calls. I really like Dr. Austria, he is very approachable and sincere. I also really like the staff and was very impressed with all the new technology and individual TV screens they had for you to watch during your cleaning! Best dentist I have been to.

Christl Arias (Source: Google)


January 2013: I’m new to town and my bridge falls out! What do I do? After the initial freak out because I have a gap in my smile, I call the only dentist I can think of because I’ve driven past it. They have been amazing! They got me in same day and put my bridge in. Fabulous office staff! Seriously, they are thoughtful and kind, and even spelled my name right which is hard to do. And I found out that this office also does dental implants here AND they also see kids. They are obviously equipped to handle more than just teeth cleaning, and I’m so impressed. This guy is an oral surgeon. And can handle pediatric dentistry too? Is there anything he CAN’T do? I’ve gone to the dentist regularly my whole life… I’ve never found a one-stop-shop before. I’m actually excited to come back in a few weeks for a cleaning. Update on 4/17/13: Can I give this place a higher rating than excellent? My 7 year old daughter woke up yesterday with an abscess on her gums. I called Bethany Family Dental and they got us in right away. Thankfully, we had just had my daughter in the week before for her first ever dental visit & cleaning, so we were now aware of a deep cavity that was in one of her baby molars. We had scheduled to have it extracted in a week or so. Well, I guess it couldn’t wait and an abscess appeared. For her second-ever-in-her-life visit, she did great. Mostly because Dr. Austria did a great job with her. Her emergency tooth extraction was done within 20 minutes, they squeezed us in, did a phenomenal job, never made us feel like we were intruding on their schedule, and my girl didn’t cry or flinch when Dr. Austria numbed her with the needle. He did great with her and so she was great with him. She was back at school within an hour. This is a great family practice!


Here at Bethany Family Dental we believe in delivering the highest quality, comprehensive dental care in a friendly and professional manner. We want to be your Portland dentist and our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. When you visit our office, your oral health is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. We specialize in the following: emergency dental, cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, dental implants, root canals, & more! Nathan Austria DMD, is a general dentist and has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years, 14 years have been at Bethany Family Dental the first dental office to open in the Bethany community. He received his DMD, doctorate of medical dentistry in 1992 from Temple University School of Dentistry. His accreditation include the North East Regional Boards and the Western Regional Boards, which allowed him to practice in various parts of the country before moving back to the Northwest. Dr. Austria is a native Oregonian and has lived in the Portland Area since 1972 where he did most of his schooling earning a Biology degree at the University of Oregon in 1988. Bethany Family Dental, PC was the first dental practice established in the Bethany area by Dr. Austria in 1999. He was particularly attracted to the neighborhood feel, the friendliness, and the active lifestyles of the people. Dr. Austria greatly appreciates the patient relationships he has developed over the years and is truly honored by the opportunity in treating their dental needs. Dr. Austria has been providing general and specialty procedures for over 25 years with extensive post-graduate training and is certified to perform various types of specialized procedures. He maintains an additional level of anesthesia permit to perform intravenous sedation, a procedure performed routinely in his office for patients that require it and a nice option for longer procedures. Another procedure not typically offered in dental offices is (PRP) platelet rich plasma, a procedure that accelerates wound healing and minimizing post operative pain, most advantageous for diabetics and patients who don’t heal well. Dr. Austria strives to better his craft through advancement in technology and education so that his patients may receive the best possible care. When Dr. Austria is not focusing on his work he enjoys the outdoors and traveling with family.