Hillside Dental at Bethany
Andrew Forster, DDS:
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Hillside Dental
Andrew Forster, DDS
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: Closed

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:

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


My boys have been coming here for a couple of years now and it’s always been a wonderful experience! The front desk ladies are very nice and organized. They have a massage chair in the waiting room that you can use while waiting for the kiddos to get work done. They also provide coffee, tea, juices and snacks! We are very happy we found this local dentist who cares! Highly recommend!

Katherine Shields (Source: Google)


Dr. Forster is careful and patient, directing staff with courtesy and maintaining his cool while doing difficult tasks. He knows when to ask a specialist to finish the job and he’s very thorough. I really appreciate how this office works as a team to deliver great care. They have taken several steps to improve clean air and social distancing and I appreciate how careful and attentive the staff continue to be to maintain excellent sanitation practices. Thank you!

Kathryn M. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Andrew Forester at Hillside Dental is the best!  I had been looking for an excellent dentist and l found him in Bethany!  Super gentle, he listens and is outstanding at showing and sharing your x-ray results.  Prices are fair and most insurances are taken.  Kids love and trust him too!!!  Parking is super easy.  If you are feeling stressed, enjoy his massage chair in the waiting room with a cup of fresh coffee or healthy beverage and snack.  Enjoy!

Stephanie G. from Miami, FL (Source: Yelp)


This was the first and only dental experience I’ve had so far in my life where I got fillings and wasn’t in extreme pain the entire time. I’m incredibly difficult to anesthetize and always use the full amount with minimal to no relief, and when I warned the Dr. Forster of this, he was educated and skilled enough to know how fully numb me up. I guess some people need the anesthetic in another area? Who knew. But anyway, NO PAIN AT ALL. I was and continue to be amazed. Also he was a very patient and nice person. No wonder my friend recommended this place so highly. I also highly recommend 🙂

Sarah H. (Source: Google)


Dr. Forster and his team have been the best team I’ve come across. Ive had consistent dental issues since an accident several years ago. After years of struggling to find someone to help me and fix these issues I finally found Hillside. I highly recommend this team for their attention to detail, punctuality, and compassion. I’m very happy with everything and im no longer in pain! Thank you Hillside dental.

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


This is the family dentist for a friend of mine, and I came here upon her recommendation after years of putting off dental care in large part due to being uncomfortable with the staffing changes at my former dentist (also, who really likes the thought of going to the dentist?). Dr. Forster and his staff were great, and worked with my schedule to make my appointments. Within a few weeks I had all my cavities filled and a crown put in. I’m glad I took my friend’s​ recommendation and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this Hillside Dental at Bethany to someone else.

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


Fantastic dentist and hygienists! They are great for long term dental care but also helped my mom out with a dental emergency when she came to visit me!The staff take the time and care to understand your individual needs. I’ve been a patient for over a year and actually look forward to my visits (I know that sounds crazy!). Where else can you find a dentist who will talk Game of Thrones with you while checking your teeth?? Highly recommended!

Mike Stewart (Source: Google)


Dr. Forster and his staff are exceptional in their level of professionalism at the Hillside Dental At Bethany. After being dissatisfied with a dentist who had taken over the practice from our previous dentist who retired, we switched to Hillside and are extremely pleased. The hygenists and staff are great. Dr. Forster does excellent work and has a pleasant manner with his patients.

Michelle Inness (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Forster for dental care for nearly 3 years. I have gotten great care and genuinely appreciate his professionalism and friendliness. I have never been hurt while receiving care and, though I have historically been a more anxious patient, I relax with Dr. Forster and have total trust in him. With Covid-19, Dr. Forster has taken extraordinary measures to protect his patients and staff. I especially like a new and very high-tech “suction” machine that basically inhales any potentially virus-laden droplets and aerosols that either I or staff emit so that dental work can be done in a very safe manner.

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


Hillside Dental at Bethany is great! Front desk office is very helpful in addressing all my quires related to insurance and schedule, and also truly impressed with the promptness in response at all times. Staffs are friendly and take time to explain things in simple way which I like the most. Dr. Forster is absolutely amazing, he always takes time to explain things and make sure you understand the things completely. He never says what you are doing is wrong, Dr. always says, modifying your approach will benefit more, which I like the most. My son love visiting Hillside Dental at Bethany. Highly Recommended!!!

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


Hillside Dental at Bethany is great! My kids and I are impressed by the staff and Dr. Forster! All are very knowledgeable, highly professional, and very kind and friendly. Carly, at the front desk, has gone out of her way to help us with some insurance related issues, and I have been truly impressed with the promptness in response at all times. Dr. Forster takes his time to answer questions and explain to the children in intelligible ways when they have questions. With a busy life, I have had to reschedule appointments, and they have always been helpful in finding a different appointment time not too far out, which I am very thankful for.

Kris R. (Source: Google)


First day on the west coast (vacationing from NC) and I had to have two unplanned root canals done (yikes)!!! The hospitality I received from this establishment was top notch (and us southerns are notorious for this) Jody made me feel so welcomed before I even stepped a foot in the building (inquiry call for walk-ins) I was in so much pain they worked me in same day; Dr Andrew Forster was incredibly down to earth and skillful, he explained everything step by step and showed so much compassion. Also, couldn’t forget Kristen as well. The world needs more people like you guys!!! If I lived in the area this would definitely be my dentistry home. Thanks again guys and also for the recommendations on places to see and eat while I’m here!!!

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


As an ex-dental assistant myself I have first hand knowledge of how things should be in a dental office…both the front office and the back opp-oratories and THIS is it!! I had chipped a rather new crown that had been done by a previous dentist and I was not happy. I called Hillside Dental because if was really close to my house. I left a message and Dr. Forster was the one who actually called me back after hours! He made an appointment for me to check the crown out..smoothed the flaw. In all my years I have never heard of the DR. doing the calling to a patient! That speaks volumes! Finally a dentist with compassion, honesty and who is conservative! He was gentle yet thorough. The front office staff is very friendly and efficient as well. They helped me figure out all of my insurance information, I did nothing! Today I have my two new crown seated and they are STUNNING! My two daughters were at a children’s dentist previously and asked to go see Dr. Forster! THEY loved it! I still have some extensive work to be completed in 2011 and I will be certain to choose Dr. Forster and his staff to help my smile!! Jen S. and Family

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


While trying to remove my daughter’s braces, our orthodontist pulled off one of her crowns. Even though we weren’t a patient, Andrew Foster – the dentist at Hillside Dental – worked my daughter into his schedule that same day to replace the crown. If that wasn’t enough, he proved to be one of the most gentle and understanding dentists that I’ve known. My daughter was in significant pain from the tooth with the exposed crown and very stressed by the event. Andrew Foster did an awesome job of comforting her while he secured the crown. I’d highly recommend this professional to my friends.

Piper W. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


My sister-in-law was visiting from England over the holidays when she suddenly started having terrible pain in her gums.  I called Dr. Forster and he and his team got my SIL an appointment for first thing in the morning the next day (on New Year’s Eve no less).  Dr. Forster examined my SIL and recommended that she have a root canal.  Since she was visiting from out of the country, he made time in his already busy schedule to perform the procedure that same day!  After my SIL had the root canal, we all thought she would be sore and uncomfortable, but she was immediately pain free and never had to take pain medicine at all.  She was extremely happy with Dr. Forster’s work, and so very grateful for his emergency services!  Thank you Dr. Forster!

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


Dr. Forster takes in his patient’s overall dental needs into consideration not only during the scheduled appointment but when there are issues post appointment. I had a temporary crown break while I was waiting for the permanent crowns and he came in on a Saturday to repair the temporary crown. He is reliable and dependent when there are emergencies. Recommend Dr. Forster for all of your dental care

Raechel S. from Hood River, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Forester and his team are fantastic. Very professional, always clear on procedures and costs, and really listen to my concerns and preferences, and very, VERY gentle. I was sent as a referral and have passed it forward sending many of my own friends there. Even after I moved to living over an hour away, I still kept this team for my dental needs. Wonderful business!

Whitney Kilker (Source: Google)


I made my first appointment with Hillside Dental about 2 years ago when I needed emergency services. I’ve been going back ever since and have brought my husband on board as well. I’ve never had a long wait, all members of the staff are incredibly kind and easy to talk to/ask questions, and very transparent about services and pricing. Also, very accommodating with scheduling. I actually like going to this dentist…as much as anyone can enjoy going to the dentist anyway.

Natasha Pavlova (Source: Google)


Such a great team of professionals: starts right at the door with friendly, helpful, thorough assistants all the way to the doctor Forster who will listen to your every word with grace and respect, and who will answer every silliest smallest question you may have as if it’s a life and death question. And the teeth cleaning is something I always look forward to. The clinic is welcoming and well organized, with lots of great new equipment. I had a lot of different things done at this office (cleaning, fillings, root canal, emergency visits), always with great results. Highly recommend them!

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


I’ve been coming to Hillside Dental for almost 5 years now and am very impressed. The staff is so nice and sweet. Dr. Forster is an incredible dentist and also happens to be hilarious. Even though going to the dentist is not my preferred activity, I usually have a good time and leave with a smile! The hygienists are great as well – super thorough and caring. I’ve had typical cleaning care as well as more heavy duty procedures and have been very happy with my care. They are great for emergency work. Highly recommend!

LK. F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I called Hillside Dental due to a toothache, they got me an appointment the next day. Dr. Forster was congenial and professional, as were the dental hygienists and office staff. Dr. Forster checked often that I was not in any pain during the filling and temporary crown procedures. When my temporary crown broke two days later, they got me into the office on the same day to fix it. don’t believe it broke due to any issues on their part. They are the best dental office I have found.

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


We have been going to Hillside dental for over 10 years now. What I like most about this dental office is that they do not try to generate dental work that is not needed as our prior dentist did. Dr Forrester works with your insurance limits. If you end up going over the limit he will see if part of the procedure can wait until your police renewal. That is a big savings for us. The staff is friendly and I love the massage chairs.  Our entire family goes to this office to have our smile cared for. Thank you Dr Forrester and staff.

Elizabeth Bingold (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Forster’s for almost 10 years. He and his staff have always been very professional, kind, and informative. Dr. Forster cares a great deal about the quality of his workmanship. In fact, when he wasn’t pleased with the results of a crown that I had, on his own accord, he asked if he could replace it at no extra cost. I am very happy with Hillside Dental at Bethany and whole-heartedly recommend them to friends and family alike.

Blake Johnson (Source: Google)


I am really so pleased with the flexibility of this office as well as the Super friendly doctor and staff! Most importantly you were told upfront about the risks and benefits of any action going forward, so you know exactly what you’re getting into what it will cost you and what happens if you don’t move forward and fix problems with your teeth. I’m so exceptionally pleased at the level of informed consent and information going forward so that I can make the best decisions about my own oral health as well as plan with my insurance I know exactly what things will cost me. I really appreciate that the clinic practices the gentle art of dentistry.

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


Dr. Forster is a very good dentist and loves to talk about movies. Very honest and up front. Office folks are very knowledgeable and nice. They do a great job of working with the insurance companies to make sure we know exactly what our out of pocket costs will be. My wife and son have been going here for quite awhile and after no complaints I decided to get my teeth taken care of there too. I made a good decision.

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


I highly recommend Hillside Dental.  Dr. Forster and his team are all incredibly caring and competent.  I couldn’t be happier with the work I have had done including whitening, a new bridge and a new cap. I have really sensitive teeth and an overall aversion to getting major dentist work done after having a major accident years ago.  Dr. Forster was an active listener, he explained all potential options and the pros and cons, and then gave me time to both think through my options and gear up to have more work done on my teeth.  I finally decided to proceed late in the game and caused a bit of a scheduling challenge as I work full time and we are moving out of the country soon.  He squeezed all my appts in and even came in really early one morning after an unexpected death in my family.  He and his team were incredibly sensitive to pain/discomfort and helped me work through the process with seemingly never ending patience. Now, the best part of all is that my teeth are amazingly beautiful and I think they were almost as excited as I was with the outcome.  My husband has had a ton of work done as well and is also very pleased.  We will be reserving all our dental work for when we return for home leave so that we can go back to them!

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


I just had my first visit to Hillside Dental and am in awe at the thoroughness that the dentist, dental technician and the x-ray technician went through.  I switch from a larger office and despite their resources they weren’t able to detect the potentially problem area shown to me in enlarged photographic form.  The entire staff works so well together and are very polite and respectful.  I especially want to recognize Tracy Remington for her courteousness and professionalism.  She made me feel at ease and a valued as a client.

Bri O. from Aloha, OR (Source: Yelp)


Kindness matters, Thank you for seeing the need to help. I am grateful to have found that in your office. You have my referrals. I have passed out your card to two families already in less than a week. Clean office, Doctor was kind, gentle and knowledgeable. I appreciated the humor of the woman who did my x-rays. You have a long term patient with me. Thank you for the kind experience in your office.

Christine Taylor (Source: Google)


Excellent dental practice, everyone I’ve been helped by over the years here has been wonderful. Caring and professional staff. Dr. Forster is great at making patients feel at ease and does amazing work! No one tries to upsell me on procedures I don’t need, and work that is done is completed efficiently and with care. Highly recommended, best dentist in greater Portland area!!

Janice Scott (Source: Google)


Covid-19 is out there, (don’t let anyone tell you differently). I’ve personally known 2 people that contracted it. One said it’s awful, don’t disregard warnings and precautions. The other died in August of it. The dental group is following healthy practices pertaining to Covid-19, (masks on, took my temp, verified I wasn’t having symptoms). They are also staggering appointments to allow for a good cleaning after a patient leaves. I’ve gone to this dentist for about 4 years. The 2 ladies who greeted me at the front desk were very friendly and efficient. The dental hygiene person was thorough, (a steady hand that caused me no pain). She was also very nice, (personable). Later, Dr. Forster came to talk with me. As with his employees, he too is very nice to work with. He asks questions, listens, explains what he believes needs to be done and either begins work if time allows, or gets you into the schedule for future work. In the past, I had a dental emergency, (he took me in immediately). One evening, I accidentally pulled a temporary cap off, (evil candy). I was taken in the very next day, to put it back on, and I wasn’t charged for them to do so. I used to live 5 minutes from his office. For the last 2 years, I’ve lived 50 minutes from his office, but I drive the distance because going there is worth it.

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


We shifted to Bethany Area last year and got associated to Hillside Dental at Bethany. They welcomed new patients and took good care of me and my wife as well as our kids. Dr Forster in the last year helped us handle some very difficult situations by giving us the guidance we needed. It’s a pleasure to engage with the staff here, to setup appointments and handle my insurance as well. Glad we found the right dental practice for our family.

Ed W. from Cornelius, OR (Source: Yelp)


I first was going to a dentist in Cornelius, but after they quoted me a insane amount for a few fillings that I needed and a few that I didn’t need, I was looking for an alternative route. I was referred to Hillside Dental and had my dental records transferred to them to see if I could get a better deal. They quoted me about HALF of what the other dentist was asking. The experience inside the actual office was pretty surreal, something I never experienced before at the dentist. First I walked into the front office, which was loaded with healthy drinks and snacks, as well as the deal-breaker, a huge massage chair, which I settled into while filling out some paperwork. I didn’t have to wait more than a minute or 2 before they came out and called my name. As I settled into the chair in the back room for my cleaning, I was pleasantly surprised as the chair, previously foreboding and scary, transformed into yet ANOTHER massage chair. So I was getting my cleaning as well as another back massage at the same time. (Don’t worry, when you’re getting fillings or anything more intense than a cleaning, they DON’T have the massage on) So, anyways, all in all, by going to Hillside Dental, I saved a load of money, had a fantastic job done on my fillings, got a few free massages, and walked out with a delicious granola bar and a can of Juice. Highly Recommended!!!

Amy K. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


Not only is the dental care provided at Hillside impeccable, from cleanings to fillings to major restorations, but this is also complimented by the best front office staff I have ever engaged with at any medical or dental provider. They are patient, understanding, and tenacious when dealing with difficult insurance companies. They make it easy for me, which is always appreciated. THE BEST IN TOWN!!

Melissa K. (Source: Google)


Everyone is very kind, from check in to check out. Scheduling as a new patient was easy and informative (thanks Jodi!) I work in healthcare as well, and I really appreciate the attention to detail and safety, especially given the current circumstances. My cleaning was my first time without my mask on anywhere aside from home and I felt very safe. They didn’t just stop at the requirements for reopening, they made sure to take it the extra mile and I appreciate that sincerely. Brandi made sure my teeth have that great, “just went to the dentist” feeling!

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


I really like Hillside Dental at Bethany. Dr. Forster is great, as is Beau, my hygienist. The office mgr, Shana, is very professional and on top of things, I’ve always been impressed with her. I really appreciated being able to get a Saturday emergency appt to replace a veneer; I’ve lost 2 mouthguards and they’re way more reasonably priced here than at my last dentist. I’ve been with Dr. Forster for about 5 years now. Love the massage chairs, OJ, tea and other nice things while you wait. I can highly recommend this place


Welcome to the new age of modern dentistry set in a relaxed and comfortable environment! It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health in comfort. You will be treated to the latest advances in mercury-free dentistry by Dr. Andrew Forster. As a general dentistry office we offer many different services. Whether you are looking to maintain your smile with regular checkups and cleanings, would like to improve the look of your smile, or have pain or discomfort and need help right away, we are here to attend to your needs. For emergencies we offer same day appointments. Sterilization and Filtration is Environmentally Friendly: The sterilization station and filtration system provide a clean environment within the office without compromising the natural environment. Dr. Forster purchased the business from it's prior owner in September of 2008. Dr. Andrew Forster is a native Oregonian whose interest in dentistry began at an early age thanks to a family history of dental professionals. With a strong educational background and passion for health care, he provides the highest level of treatment utilizing modern technology, informed decision making and always keeping the interests of the patient in mind. Dr. Forster is constantly benefiting from continued education focusing on improved treatment approaches, new materials and better, long-term results. A member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and Washington County Dental Society, Dr. Forster provides minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry with an emphasis on prevention. Dr. Forster graduated from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry following undergraduate education at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and research experience at OHSU. Originally from the small farming community of Nehalem in north Tillamook County on the coast, Dr. Forster is fond of outdoor activities including bicycling, hiking and fishing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.