Gifford Family Dentistry
Todd Gifford, DMD:
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Gifford Family Dentistry
Todd A. Gifford, DMD
Portland, OR













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


This place is GREAT! Right up front, I’ll let you know that this is the dentist you want to go to. He’s very professional and intelligent and clearly cares about doing his job properly while keeping the patient entirely comfortable. All of his staff are similarly kind, professional people. My story follows, but is largely irrelevant as the point of the story is to illustrate the testimony I have already provided. Given to self-indulgent whims as I am, my story: So I’ve had bad luck(been very irresponsible) with my teeth and the problems had finally come to a head. It had been 30+ hours since I had slept because the pain in my tooth had become so bad. I chose Gifford Family Dentistry, was able to get an appointment the next afternoon at 8pm because I worked all day but told them it was an emergency, and good ol’ Doc Gifford stayed until about 10 doing an emergency root canal because my teeth were so bad. The procedure was practically painless and extremely professional; I watched Gangs of New York while Dr. Gifford worked on my teeth. I had been to a specialist for a root canal before; Dr. Gifford was at least as skilled as the specialist. I returned a few months later to get my wisdom teeth removed. It took about an hour and a half for all four extractions and remember watching Doctor Who this visit. There was no pain afterwards and my mouth felt almost entirely healed after a week, the swelling lasted about 5 days. This seemed remarkable considering all the stories I’ve heard about wisdom teeth extractions. This is the Gifford Family Advocate, signing off.

J. Louie (Source: Google)


I am extremely satisfied with their level of expertise and attention to detail. I’ve never had such a thorough exam and dental work done before. The whole staff is friendly and will ensure you are comfortable. My father works for a dental lab that works with Gifford Family Dentistry and he recommended them to me. I took a few of their cards and plan on spreading the word.

Martha Macdonald (Source: Facebook)


Gifford Family Dentistry is top flight. I met Dr. Gifford when he was in dental school and then a few years ago I moved my healthcare over to them. My favorite hygienist is Amanda B. Dr Gifford is very gentle, knowledgeable and a darn right nice guy. The staff is very helpful and welcoming. Yes I very eagerly & confidently recommend this practice.

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


Dr. Gifford is amazing! I have never enjoyed going to the dentist but unfortunately I end up in that chair more often than I would like. Dr. Gifford makes the dentist visit as enjoyable as possible. I have been a patent for over a year and been in over 10 times so I have a really good feel for the way he works. His assistant is amazing and very nice. And Anne, the receptionist makes every visit very personable. Anne along with the rest of the staff take the time to get to know you while working very efficiently. I had a really bad cavity in one of my back teeth and instead of pulling it or taking out the root he worked for a very long time building up the tooth and at the end it was a true work of art. Anyone else would have taken one look at my tooth and taken the easy way out. He also pulled all of my wisdom teeth, one only took 30 seconds to pull. Recovery is always fast. GO GIFFORD!

Dee Brodigan (Source: Google)


Dr. Gifford is my favorite dentist out of the dozens that I have seen. He has a warm welcoming attitude and discusses all options in caring for my teeth. He listens to my concerns and works to promote healthy habits with uplifting humor. His office has state of the art dental tools and is fully geared toward patients’ comfort. All staff are kind and friendly. Dr. Gifford is incredibly knowledgeable and has uncommon foresight. My calm and confident in the dental chair, is built on the pride and thoughtfulness that Dr. Gifford takes in his work.

Adam M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give Todd and co a hundred stars, I would. Some background: I don’t trust dentists, as a general rule. Something about a career that up until a couple generations ago was usually combined with blacksmithing doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence in me. So I didn’t go to the dentist for years. Like, ten years. And then my girlfriend got fed up and made me an appointment with Todd. And it was awesome. They have netflix and hulu for you to watch while they’re working on you. And Todd accommodated my schedule, spending eight hours on a Saturday giving me the ten fillings I needed because that was the only time I had available before leaving town for six months. Then I moved, and tried another dentist because they were closer. Now I’m back at Gifford Family Dentistry, and for good. It’s not that the other dentist was bad, it’s just that the Gifford crew are seriously awesome. Like I would hang out with them awesome. Todd is great, seems to really care about my teeth (the first dentist I’ve ever met I can say that about), Amanda is encouraging and was genuinely excited to see how much my teeth and gums have been improving since they last saw me. Sorry that Molly and Nicki aren’t there anymore, but Melissa and Jenny-Anne are also wonderful (spent half an hour talking with Jenny-Anne about her invisalign). And finally, I truly don’t understand why every dentist doesn’t have netflix and hulu for you to watch while they’re jamming things in your mouth. It makes for occupied patients and dentists and dental staff that can concentrate. It sounds ridiculous but I never thought I’d be this excited about a dentist.

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


Dr. Gifford and his staff are exceptionally friendly while at the same time very professional. Ann welcomes everyone with a big smile and remembers your name. Dr. Gifford explains dentist-type things better and more thoroughly than any other dentist I’ve gone to. He spent a long time doing tests trying to figure out why a tooth was causing me discomfort. I highly recommend him. And who else offers free whitening to their patients?

Jennifer Howard (Source: Google)


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Only having had a cleaning at Gifford Family Dentistry before, today I was beyond impressed with how well the staff and Dr Gifford took care of my emergency tooth extraction! Having broken off the tooth it had become abscessed, and due to the decay and damage it was the best route to go. My mouth was sufficiently numbed and I didn’t even feel the tooth come out! Kudos to Dr. Gifford, and sincere thank yous to he and his staff, for an experience beyond expectation!!

Melany H. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient here for about 5 years and could not be happier with the quality of care. The staff here are all fantastic! The office management staff are great at explaining benefit coverage and assisting with insurance questions/issues. Dr. Gifford, his hygienists, and his entire staff are fantastic and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I have referred 3 of my closest friends to this practice and they all share my opinion. Dr. G has also helped me through more than one “after hours” dental emergencies.

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


I’m not at all a fan of going to a healthcare provider, but my experience yesterday At Gifford Family Dentistry was excellent. I was treated like an individual with my own preferences and needs. What a great experience! The cleaning was excellent as well. Overall, I am very happy with my experience and I feel pretty good about being a dental “chicken” because the folks here did not make me feel bad about being anxious and afraid of the dentist. The doctor reminds me of my old dentist that I had for 20 years. This office is a keeper!

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


This is the first time I’ve ever written a review for a dentist. And, it comes based on recent experience with both cleaning and filling. Dr. Gifford is thorough and treats dentistry like an art – with care and perfection. I’m also one who doesn’t like to go to the dentist; for me there’s a factor of fear at the thought of a needle. But, I didn’t feel any pain and Dr. Gifford was so careful and sensitive to my comfort. I left feeling fine, also watched a great movie while he worked and for a large cavity in a difficult location, I’m amazed it’s done so well and a perfect match in color. Dr. Gifford and his staff are superb.

Natalie Buller (Source: Google)


Gifford Family Dentistry is an all around great experience. Dr. Gifford is easy going and makes you feel comfortable and taken care of during every visit. Scheduling with Candace is effortless and she is always on top of confirmations and reschedules. You can watch whatever you want on netflix or other streaming apps with a flatscreen directly over you with headphones during cleanings and fillings- its seriously awesome. Everyone is really friendly especially Amanda. She is incredibly knowledgable and gives great specific tips for dental care in between appointments. I would definitely recommend Gifford Family Dentistry to anyone- especially those nervous about dental procedures since they make it a really personal experience.

Ashlee V. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


First off, I have major anxiety when it comes to any dental work — even cleaning, to the point I was considering sedation dentistry. I had gone an embarrassing amount of time without a dental visit but decided it was time after significant prodding from my husband. He loves Dr Gifford. So I decided to give it a try; the staff knew I was very anxious and took every measure to make me more comfortable. Both of the Amandas are GENTLE, friendly and kind. Dr. Gifford is also gentle and takes the time to walk you through what he is doing. There is absolutely no guilt associated 🙂 which I was a little concerned with considering my lapse in care. They made sure to explain my insurance coverage details and I never feel rushed. Needless to say, now I don’t even miss my cleanings every three months although I have to admit I do still get a touch nervous. I couldn’t recommend this dental practice more!

Dave M. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have had the pleasure of being a patient at this establishment for, not only routine cleanings, but extractions and tooth repair as well. I have found the office attitude to be professional and warm. Dr. G has done impressive work on me and I am very satisfied with the flexibility of scheduling as well. My hygienist was engaging and created a comfortable environment for me. I would recommend this clinic to my closest friends and family. Nobody likes going to the dentist but they do their best to change that.

Diane D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I see Dr. Gifford and are very pleased with his care and with his practice. Great staff, friendly, efficient service, and I love watching Netflix during the exam! Dr. Gifford does not recommend any unnecessary procedures (as some other dentists do), which I really appreciate. As another reviewer mentioned, they are always in control of the insurance situation and I never have to worry about that. I highly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a great, friendly and professional dentist.

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


My family has been with Dr. Gifford for several years now and he continues to embody and define excellent customer service in the Dental industry. Years ago my 13 year old son loosened his permanent front tooth and Dr. Gifford met us at his clinic on a Saturday and stabilized and saved the tooth. Fast forward to this weekend when I had a crown crack and break off. He called me back on a Friday evening and, since it was not super sensitive, he scheduled me for an appointment as soon as his office opened. Had it been more painful, I have no doubt he would have met me and taken care of it right away. I won’t consider going anywhere else for my family. You shouldn’t either!

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


I was looking for a new dentist close to home as mine had retired and I needed a cleaning and crown repair. I found Dr. Gifford and his staff at a local trade show. They were very engaging and personable. My first visit for cleaning was amazing. The staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. They are very professional and great to interact with. I felt as if I had known them for several years. Dr. Gifford is very thorough, gentle, funny and explains each step of the procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Gifford and his staff. I’m happy to have found them.

Kevin Brandini (Source: Google)


Dr. Gifford and his team at Gifford Family Dentistry have provided excellent care for our two young children for the past few years. They understand fully the importance of creating a calm, warm, and welcoming environment so as to minimize the anxiety that’s inherent to receiving dental work. If you’re a parent and are looking for a fantastic dental office to take your children to in SW Portland, look no further than Gifford Family Dentistry.

Michelle Ross (Source: Google)


As a new patient, from the minute I walked in the door I felt comfortable. Their Covid protocols are spot on as well. I waited in my car to check in so as to limit the number of folks in the office. The hygienist also let me know that I was the boss and anything I wasn’t comfortable with could be adjusted. I was so nervous to go because of Covid I hadn’t been in for a cleaning for a year. I now have a treatment plan and schedule for cleaning that is doable. The atmosphere was very professional but fun , the staff seems to enjoy working with each other. For those who need serious distraction you could watch a show from any of the major streaming apps. Dr Gifford and the hygienist explained everything very clearly and demonstrated a conservative but adjustable treatment plan for me going forward. I would highly recommend Gifford Family Dentistry.

Crayola M. from Dexter, OR (Source: Yelp)


Good dentist. Really takes his time, knows what he’s doing. He graduated dental school like 10 years ago, so he has plenty of hands-on experience but at the same time he’s still up on the latest stuff in his field. They can take pictures of your teeth so you can see how your oral health changes over time and with his care. The free whitening for life is pretty cool too! The first set of trays I had weren’t quite perfect, and they remade them until they were, no problem! Late hours and location make it convenient for people at OHSU, and they take the Aetna OHSU student insurance. Insurance paid for most and they definitely did everything to make costs minimal. They filled in a chip in my tooth that was causing me sensitivity and worked on it until it felt perfect! Real artistry on that one! You can watch movies and listen to music the whole time they work which is pretty cool too. This guy got out of group practice and went off on his own to follow his conscience, so he could practice the kind of patient-centered non-hurried dentistry he wanted to practice. He works very hard and does a great job.

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


I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gifford based on the good reviews and convenient distance. I was expecting him to be decent but I have to say I am totally blown away by him and his staff – they are all AWESOME! They always tell me what they’re doing or what they’re going to do, sensitive to how I’m doing in the chair, and do excellent work. I also noticed he is cheaper than my last dentist was, for what that’s worth. As others have noticed, the doctor tends to do cleanings himself a lot of the time and I was lucky enough to get that treatment as well. He also gave me a free sciencey tooth health lecture which I loved too. This is the first time I’ve been able to watch Netflix during fillings or whatever. They also offer to put on a Pandora station for you if you prefer! I have seen Dr. Gifford three times now, for a cleaning/examination, 5 fillings, and 3 extractions and I can’t say how happy I am that I discovered this dentist. He called to follow-up after the extractions to make sure I was doing ok – something no dentist has ever done with me. Nobody *wants* to go to the dentist but they made this as pleasant as it could have possibly been and they did a perfect job with my teeth. I want everyone to know about this place so he’s rewarded for being so awesome! I never feel like expending any effort to writing reviews for decent service but Dr. Gifford really goes the extra mile – I love these guys.

Laurie Weinsoft (Source: Facebook)


I have always hated the dentist from terrible experiences with a child specialist. As a teen I ended up with a family dentist. I always needed fillings that were extremely painful. Even cleanings were very painful. I learned about flossing right before I married and moved to Oregon 54 years ago. I have seen many dentists in my lifetime. My daughter-in-law is a Hygenist and she recommended Dr. gifford. I have now visited Gifford clinic three times, two cleanings and a tooth filling last Friday. Not only was Dr. Gifford gentle, I literally had no pain during and after my filling. I feel great that I finally after 69 years found a dentist I like and trust. Thank you Dr. Gifford. You really are the best.

A. W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


It took me a while to find a dentist in Portland, OR. I read thru a lot of mixed reviews, and people seem to rate their dentist by: (1) how fancy their office look, (2) the audio/video equipment in the office, (3) whether or not their dentist want to be their friend, or if their receptionist remember the names of their pets. I want a dentist who doesn’t up-sell the dental work that I need to pay for his Mercedes Benz. I don’t want to subject myself to excessive radiation because my insurance covers a mouth full of x-rays. That being said, I do want a dental office that is clean and tidy, a dentist that is skillful, careful, and attentive, and the supporting staff to be helpful and respectful. Dr. Gifford’s office met all of my requirements. The best part is..he opens during odd hours. He offers appointments on Saturdays and after work. It makes it so much easier for scheduling, especially because my job doesn’t accommodate any “me” time. The dental assistant was very patient and gentle, as well as Dr. Gifford. My check-up and cleaning was a very pleasant experience. Dr. Gifford even offers free whitening.

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


What a wonderful dentist! Dr. Gifford is not only a super-nice, caring man, but a great dentist. He took the time to listen to all my anxieties about replacing an old crown that was cracked, and he was right – there was a cavity in the adjoining tooth that you really couldn’t see. Everyone in his office is very nice, Alyssa did a great job cleaning my teeth, and I was able to watch Star Trek Deep Space Nine on Netflix while Dr. Gifford performed the procedure. I had a great dentist in LA, but honestly I think Dr. Gifford is even better.

Kay L. from Bend, OR (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going here for a few years and I’m very happy with our care! My 3 year old has had several checkups and they’ve been great with her – super low stress, and they managed to get her to do a full cleaning at 2.5 which given how she normally reacts to new things and people amazed me! They’re super on top of insurance – I’ve never had to worry about what will be covered or if I am going to have to resubmit a claim (something we’ve had to do an annoying number of times with our doctor’s office). At my appointment today Amanda noticed I needed sealants, checked that our insurance covered them, and got them put on that same appointment. The staff is super friendly-it seems like they all are truly happy to be there.

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


I cannot recommend Gifford Family Dentistry enough! Their scheduling is so flexible, they are available after work most days. The staff is amazing and very attentive. They really put a lot of effort into keeping you comfortable and listen carefully to all concerns. I wouldn’t choose a dentist based on this alone, but the overhead flat screen, headphones, Netflix, and Pandora don’t hurt when it comes to distracting yourself from the sounds of dental work. I hate having my teeth worked on, but this place really takes the edge off and I always look forward to seeing Doctor Gifford and his team!

Deanna E. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Oh. My. Floss. They were fantastic!! I’m new in town and found the practice on Yelp! Everyone was so sweet to me, from reception, care coordinator, X-Ray tech to Amanda the dental hygienist (sorry I can’t remember everyone’s names!)–as well as Dr. Gifford. They inquired as to my level of comfort re: the experience, and when I told them I was uneasy and anxious they handled me gently, kindly and very compassionately. Dr. Gifford patiently answered all of my questions as several of them had been waiting to be addressed as I hadn’t been to see the dentist in 2+years. I did good! They did a fantastic job too, using tools that improved comfort for me and that my previous dentist didn’t have. I have found my dental practice and will definitely be returning. Highly recommended! Thank you!

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


After years of feeling as though I was just another number to my dentist, I switched over to Dr. Gifford. I cannot recommend him enough. He takes the time to review your concerns and explain your options. He accommodated my schedule, even staying late on a Saturday to do a root canal for me. He and his staff are gracious and fun and he has a beautiful office. Last but not least, he has a TV that moves directly above you so you can watch Netflix during your procedure. His work was painless, but I have to admit, a little TV is a great distraction. I’m excited to find a dentist that really works for me.

Tim Bergmann (Source: Google)


The whole staff is awesome — very compassionate and helpful. Treatments are well explained and Dr. Gifford and his team always are fair when discussing plans, never pressuring my family to do more than we can afford or feel uncomfortable scheduling. I especially appreciate how they helped my youngest daughter relax and LAUGH — she is always anxious about visits to the dentist.

Dylan Rynaski (Source: Google)


Dr Gifford and his staff are truly the best dental team I have ever came across. My first experience was right before Covid broke out, I had no insurance, and they treated me with respect and kindness throughout the whole process of getting a tooth removed. I went back recently for more things, and they went above and beyond getting me in for work. Their communication is superb and their vibes are awesome!

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


Gifford Family Dentistry is truly amazing! Like most people, I used to despise having to sit in a dentist chair, as well as the cold environment, regardless of what dental work was being done. However, that is most-definitely NOT the case anymore! Thanks to Gifford Family Dentistry, it has actually become a pleasant, enjoyable experience. Their friendly staff treat you as if you are family, not just another patient. They sincerely take the time to get to know you, and it always feels 100% genuine. From the moment you walk through the door, you are greeted with a friendly smile, and you immediately feel comfortable. Dr. Gifford is very professional and passionate about his work. He treats you as if you are a long-time friend of his, and with dental work to match. Both Molly and Amanda, at Gifford Family Dentistry, are truly amazing, as well. Both always friendly, and always helpful. You will know that you are in good hands. The environment at Gifford Family Dentistry is fun, friendly, and relaxing!! How many other dentist offices can you sincerely say that about? Highly recommend!!! A+++

Cindy T. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Gifford Family Dentistry! They have taken excellent care of my whole family. Dr. Gifford is a great communicator. He is honest about what work needs to be done and is thorough. I was so relieved to find a dentist who does not pressure his patients to have unnecessary work done. His staff is friendly and efficient. I transitioned my kids to this office from a pediatric dentist and they have always felt comfortable here. The staff works hard to make sure everyone is satisfied with the care they receive and answers all of our questions. My favorite thing about this office is that they always treat us with warm hospitality and truly seem to care about each person who walks through the door.

Jennifer Hunt Howard (Source: Facebook)


Only having had a cleaning at Gifford Family Dentistry before, today I was beyond impressed with how well the staff and Dr Gifford took care of my emergency tooth extraction! Having broken off the tooth it had become abscessed, and due to the decay and damage it was the best route to go. My mouth was sufficiently numbed and I didn’t even feel the tooth come out! Kudos to Dr. Gifford, and sincere thank yous to he and his staff, for an experience beyond expectation!!

Darcy D. Petersen (Source: Google)


Gifford Family Dentistry is a neighborhood gem. The staff and Dr.Gifford are wonderful people and care very much about their patients. In addition, Dr. Gifford is an artist when it comes to dental cosmetics. He replaced an aging cracked crown on my front tooth that is perfect with the rest of my teeth, completely flawless! If new to the area, looking to switch dental groups, or looking for spot on dental cosmetics, I highly recommend.

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


Dr. Gifford’s office in SW in relatively new. He is amazing. His office staff is amazing! I highly recommend him as a family dentist. He is understanding, caring, compassionate, friendly and funny! 🙂 His office is really nice, clean and the equipment is new and beautiful! His front office staff are helpful and so nice! During my appointment I watched a netflix movie with headphones…on a big screen TV right above me! You can also listen to music, if you choose. He is gentle and explains his steps, before and after the procedures. Oh, and he does his own cleaning’s!! At least currently, maybe when he obtains more patients, he will stop. Before finding Dr. Gifford, my husband had a horrible dental fear….that has since diminished! I am telling you….best family dentist in the hood!


A scratch, start-up dental practice in January 2010, Gifford Family Dentistry has grown to over 1300 active patients who value our commitment to friendly, ethical, quality care along with our genuine compassion for our patients and the community in which we live. We have some of the most affordable fees for high quality care in the area. Watch a movie or listen to music of your choice during treatment. After several years of working as an associate dentist for other dentists in their practices, Dr. Gifford decided to start his own dental practice from scratch. We have been welcoming new patients ever since. Dr. Gifford lives locally in the Hillsdale area with his wife and children, contributes time and resources to advance many local causes, and plans to practice dentistry here for the next 30 years. Dr. Gifford has been an active leader in the dental profession and his Hillsdale community for many years. He has held leadership roles with the Multnomah Dental Society, Oregon Dental Association, Oregon Academy of General Dentistry and with his local Hillsdale neighborhood non-profit organization. He is also a member of the Hillsdale Business and Professional Association. The Gifford Family Community Scholarship has been offered annually to a Wilson High School graduating senior student since 2016 to assist with continued educational goals. Dr. Gifford has has two sons and three daughters. Dedicated to ensuring you love everything about your smile, Dr. Gifford provides a wide variety of beautiful cosmetic enhancements including crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening – and works with only the best labs to ensure the high quality he demands for his patients. Dr. Gifford has a knack for changing how he provides dentistry – based on each patient’s individual needs – whether he’s working with your youngest child or your oldest parent. He is committed to being a co-partner to help each member of your family achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Gifford loves bowling so much that when he was 14, he took a job in a bowling alley cleaning the lanes manually by hand for an hour every day after school just so he could practice when he was finished with work! Fast forward to today and Dr. Gifford has bowled over 30,000 games – 15 of them perfect games – and with an average of 215 in his last league outing, it's no wonder people want him on their team. When he's not bowling, coaching bowling with Special Olympics Oregon athletes, or improving lives with dentistry, Dr. Gifford and his wife Jenny-Anne are enjoying family life with their three young daughters.