MK Distinctive Dentistry
Alyse D’Ambrosia, DMD:
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MK Distinctive Dentistry
Alyse M. D’Ambrosia, DMD
Portland, OR













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Robert A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at this office for many years.  I am fortunate to have found an office where I know that my care is the best.  The doctor and the staff are always up to date on all procedures.  They also work very hard to accommodate my schedule as well as figure my insurance needs.  They are always available to answer any questions and I feel like family when I come in.  I would highly recommend this office to my family, friends and anyone looking for the best dental care

Hayley Ferrell (Source: Google)


Everybody is very kind and accommodating. I have intense dentist related anxiety, and everyone was so patient with me and helped make me feel as comfortable as possible while I am there. They have established such a lovely atmosphere that feels very welcoming. In my experience with cleanings and other services, they have all gone very smoothly and quickly. I continually feel like I am kept informed and made sure I am an active member of my appointment. I always have a positive experience.

Maria Encell (Source: Facebook)


I have been a patient of MK Distinctive Dentistry for many years and have always enjoyed their professionalism and friendly, caring atmosphere. I had a routine teeth cleaning yesterday and it was the most relaxing part of my stressful week!

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


Never would I have thought that I would take time to share feedback regarding a dental experience I had. With a mouth full of metal over the years, I’ve had the genes that brought me to many dentists over the years. Needless to share, it’s typically a high anxiety experience for me. However, this has all changed due to the care and work of Dr. Alyse D’Ambrosia and the team at MK Distinctive Dentistry. She and her team are kind, patient and supportive. The office protocols made me feel 100% ok with having work done during this pandemic. The work they did was quick, and painless. I enjoyed the benefit of noise cancelling headphones, check ins, and quality care. I appreciate the environment they create for us patients.

Brad Reitzenstein (Source: Google)


If you are looking for a Dentist please reach out to MK Distinctive Dentistry. You will get a lot more than just a Great Dentist to go to. They will bring you in apart of their family. From the front desk personnel to the Dental Hygienist to Dr. Kaip and Dr. D’Ambrosia are all fantastic. They are so good that it is worth to move over to them from your current Dentist. You will not be disappointed

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


I love going to MK Distinct Dentistry because they do a fantastic job all around. From Kathi at the front desk who is simply the nicest human being to Dr. D’Ambrosia, who is an artist at making natural feeling bridges. I just got one done and it feels like it has always been there, literally no transition time needed to get used to it. Plus she really cares about her patients.  So does her assistant who is also wonderful and kind. They really make you feel comfortable and like you are part of the family. Everyone there is very professional and truly cares about your dental health in a good, supportive way. No guilt trips if you have had poor dental habits in the past. Believe it or not my dental hygienist got me to start flossing regularly too. Honestly, I don’t want to disappoint her when I go in for my regular cleanings because I know she’s working hard to help me to have a beautiful smile and that starts with healthy teeth. I smile more now than ever before!

Debra Haines (Source: Google)


MK Distinctive Dentistry is like a dental spa (imagine that) from the moment you enter. The waiting room is modern, spacious and comfortable. The front office staff greets you warmly and always remembers your name. They run a tight ship and never keep you waiting. Kathie is a long time front office employee and provides a sense of stability and quality to the business. She has a genuine and upbeat personality. The dental rooms are complete with the latest high tech equipment. Floor to ceiling windows provide a nice view and floods the room with natural low light. The dental chair is so comfortable I could take a nap. I even forget where I am until the hygienist asks me to open my mouth. A big wide shout out to Ana and Dr. D’Ambrosia for their professional, caring manner. They are both good communicators and conversationalist. Very down to earth. The entire office flows seamlessly from the moment you enter until you leave. I highly recommend MK Distinctive Dentistry especially if you hate going to the dentist the way I once did.

Penelope Bewick (Source: Google)


MK Distinctive Dentistry has been my dental provider for years. From the patient coordinators service and friendliness, to the dental hygienists and dentists quality work and professionalism, all is amazingly great. Friendly, helpful, proactive advise, cutting edge treatment….all is terrific. The other truly wonderful part of this dental provider is their commitment to give back to the community. As an office staff, they volunteer in the community, from environmental efforts to serving meals to homeless youth and contributing dental supplies. I cannot say enough about these folks. Try them out. You won’t regret it.

Cedric Cochin (Source: Google)


Fantastic experience for a new patient. Mk was recommended to me by my wife. My previous dentist changed ownership, found myself in limbo and got behind on keeping up with cleaning. They took the time to know me, understand my goals and how I would like to achieve things. The new patient visit was the best I ever had. Dr D’Ambrosia took the time to explain all her findings and educate me on the specifics. Ana the hygienist made me feel very comfortable. I also need to mention the protocol they have in place to deal with Covid19 is one of the best I have seen. From the way they handle patients, attention to cleanliness or the presence of air scrubbers/purifiers in every single room. Highly recommended.

Margaret E. (Source: Google)


These people are so great! I’ve had some bad experiences with dentists in the past but for the last two years I have used MK Distinctive Dentistry and each experience has been great. These people know what they are doing with state of the art equipment and it shows. They make going to the dentist a great experience and something you do not dread. Highly recommend them. Now my whole family uses them!

Tony Parkes (Source: Google)


Great experience here! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff that makes you feel comfortable and keeps you informed of your health. The dentist and their entire team are absolutely amazing. I used to hate going to the dentist but they make every visit great! They are kind, caring and have the best customer care and service. Glad I found a great dentist!

Christina Borland (Source: Google)


I came here after becoming dissatisfied with another dentist. (A large filling made chewing excruciating; the previous dentist could only suggest a crown.) Dr D’Ambrosia told me that it may eventually come to that, but she would try a little shaping first. I first saw her the week before the covid shutdown, and she reduced my 6 ibuprofen/day pain relief to zero. I have seen her again as we are reopening and I think my bite is restored completely. Words cannot express how happy I am. The covid era precautions are excellent. I spoke to the dental assistant without the dentist in the room, and she said they had been proactive about training, PPE, discussions about what is known and unknown, etc, and that she felt comfortable that she was protected coming back to work. Great people doing great work.

William Donnelly (Source: Google)


Very nice and friendly staff who are always there to answer any questions you might have. They are very clear on explaining your oral health and setting up a plan of action for future visits. They let you know what procedures are going to cost up front. I just finished my first consultation and was very pleased with their services.

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


This is my first-ever Yelp review (I generally don’t leave online reviews), so don’t let my lack of Yelp-cred lead you to question its authenticity. Dr. D’Ambrosia and the staff at MK Distinctive Dentistry operate with precision, skill, and care. Taking advantage of advances in dental tools and techniques they ensure you are comfortable and as pain-free as possible during routine cleanings and oral surgery. Additionally, their front office is very knowledgeable and helpful with respect to scheduling and insurance. For those of us with a history of painful dental work at the hands of lesser dentists, we are all too familiar with inadequate, poorly administered local anesthesia, yanking on our teeth like they were trying to remove Excaliber, blood splattered bibs, residual pain for days, hot and cold sensitivity for months. NO MORE! Dr. D’Ambrosia and the staff at MK Distinctive Dentistry provide the highest level of dental care I have ever experienced. How good? I dozed off while having old, cracked fillings replaced…literally took a nap in the dentist chair. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for next-level dental care, but especially those who dread going to the dentist because of past experiences. Do yourself a favor, and chose MK Distinctive Dentistry. You’ll be happy you did.

Sally Williams (Source: Google)


The staff at MK have been taking care of me since 2007. I greatly appreciate knowing that my teeth are getting state-of-the-art treatment! Heartfelt thanks to the team for keeping me comfortable and helping me do better home care, too. To the folks at the front desk, thanks for making the paperwork easy! As for transportation, I always enjoy the dedicated parking spots. Great job all around, MKDD.

Kayla Ripplinger (Source: Facebook)


Everyone at MK is wonderful! I know that whether I have a routine exam or need a crown, I will leave with a smile on my face. I’ve been a part of the MK family for over 20 years and would never dream of going anywhere else.

Angela Maguire (Source: Google)


MK Distinctive Dentistry is the best! I have loved all of the dentists and staff that have cared for me over the past 15 years, and even though I no longer live in Portland — I drive from a distance for my dental care because I am unwilling to settle for anything less. The people are wonderful, I love that they use the latest technology, and I am especially impressed during this unusual time with Covid — that they take all the safety precautions possible and make it a pleasant and safe experience to have dental care.

Jens Wiegand (Source: Google)


I’m glad that I finally joined Dr. Kaip’s office in 2020. MK Distinctive Dentistry offers a first-class experience, and it feels very safe here. They take every imaginable precaution and have invested in an effective air purification system! Most importantly, Dr. Kaip and Dr. D’Ambrosia are excellent, compassionate dentists. Every team member is kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable. They are good communicators.

Dave Swoboda (Source: Google)


Just prior to leaving for Portland, OR, I broke off part of a lower molar. I could not see my dentist before we left and since there was no pain, we continued our trip. Upon arrival I told my niece about my tooth and she recommended Dr D’Ambrosia, whom she knows personally and professionally. Dr D’Ambrosia was most gracious to see us on a Saturday morning and made a temporary repair until we could return to see my dentist. Dr D’Ambrosia showed a great smile, great generosity and great professionalism in attending to me. and best of all, NO PAIN!

Shalina Cale (Source: Google)


I’ve come here for years and know people who have been customers for decades! I’ve gone to 5 dental outfits over the years but never found ‘the one’ for me and my family. That is until I was referred to MK Distinctive Dentistry… Honestly their entire staff is amazing and are actually ‘present’ when you’re in front of them, they listen to you and are very knowledgeable not to mention skilled… I will never go anywhere else. For anyone who is still searching for a Dental outfit that they can trust and isn’t going anywhere all I can say is give MK Distinctive Dentistry a chance… Don’t be surprised when you leave your first appointment wishing it hadn’t taken so long to find them.

Lily Helmer (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. D’Ambrosia for 6+ years. I followed her from her previous practice to MK Dentistry. I can honestly say I trust no one else to touch my teeth! I am pretty nervous when it comes to dental procedures, but Dr. D has such a calm and genuine demeanor that instantly puts me at ease. What I appreciate most about Dr. D’Ambrosia is her ability to really listen to me and take the time to sit down and answer my questions. Even though I know she is busy, I have never felt rushed or unimportant when I’m in her care. She doesn’t talk down to me or pressure me into unnecessary work. MK treats their patients with respect to their time, money, and comfort level. I also see Stephanie for my cleaning, she is so amazing and thorough. Kathi and Corwina always remember me and are incredibly kind. If you are looking for a trustworthy dental office that is clean, welcoming, and professional, I would highly recommend MK Distinctive Dentistry!

Heidi Busche (Source: Google)


I am 1000% obsessed with MK Distinctive Dentistry! Ana is one of the best hygienists I’ve ever had work on my teeth. She is funny, kind, and always super aware of my comfort level. Alyse (Dr. D) is THE BEST dentist – she’s so meticulous about her work and, again, very conscientious about making sure I’m comfortable (plus her lashes are dialed – I just asked her for the contact to her “lash gal” today)! I’ve never taken such good care of my teeth and I’m sure that it’s because MK makes me feel so empowered about my dental hygiene ❤️

Paul Baumgartner (Source: Google)


I just moved back to town and was looking for a new dentist to fix what my last dentist did (or didn’t do). Dr. D’ambrosia was such a god send. She was thorough, practical and treats you like family. I was so happy with my results. The office and staff are also wonderful as well. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends and family.

Ingrid Schmidt (Source: Google)


We had the most amazing experience at MK Distinctive Dentistry! My daughter is 2.5 y/o and broke her front tooth almost a year ago. We waited until she was a little older to sit through a procedure to reach out. She started complaining that her front tooth felt “sharp” to her tongue. Dr. D’Ambrosia made us feel so comfortable about the procedure and walked us through the whole process. Dr. D was gentle, conservative with her treatment, and thorough. I’d like to think my daughter is well behaved, BUT I had no idea how she would react to different tools in her mouth etc- I believe Dr. D’Ambrosia did a wonderful job at not rushing through, to help calm my daughter. The office is bright, updated, and had easy designated parking. They were up to date with all new Covid- regulations, making us feel very safe. We would recommend MK Dentistry again & again!


We offer high quality cosmetic and routine restorative dental care. Located in Portland, Oregon. New patients welcome! Dr. Alyse D'Ambrosia graduated from University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and was recognized as student of the year from UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. After moving to Portland, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2013. Dr. D'Ambrosia is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and Multnomah Dental Society. In 2015, she joined the ADA Success Program and has spent time traveling and giving presentations at dental schools around the country. Dr. D'Ambrosia takes pride in her ability to relate to her patients and make them feel comfortable during their dental visits. Dr. D'Ambrosia enjoys the many opportunities for culture and recreation throughout the Pacific NW. She and her husband, Steve, love to explore the Portland food scene and attempt to recreate some of these masterpieces together at home. They love to spend time together outdoors with their two dogs, George and Nola. Once the dogs are tired out, they enjoy sneaking away for some of their favorite activities: skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. Together they are avid sports fans and love cheering on their favorite Portland's teams. Go Timbers, Thorns and Blazers!