Moreland Neighborhood Dental
Matthew Hicks, DMD:
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Moreland Neighborhood Dental
Matthew R. Hicks, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

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 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr Hicks is super gentle and his staff are through and knowledgeable. I had to find a new dentist when mine retired and after finding Moreland Dental, I now come with my two kids as well and are so happy. The hygienists are very experienced! Our orthodontist referred us and they worked with our other providers seamlessly. I also lost dental insurance (they are in network with Moda which covers my kids), but I now pay out of pocket and I feel their prices to be fair and justified for the great care I am receiving!

T. Franklin (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at Moreland Neighborhood Dental for several years. A friend recommended them and I’m so happy they did. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always make me feel at ease. Appointments are flexible too. They’re located in my neighborhood, but if I move away I’d probably continue my dental care here. They’re the best.

Donelle Manton (Source: Facebook)


Another wonderful – as usual! – visit to Moreland Neighborhood Dental yesterday. The office is always impeccably clean, the doctors and staff so caring and communicative and the entire dental visit top-notch. At Moreland Dental, you’re not only a patient – but a trusted, valued friend. We have the utmost respect for this dental group – since 1997! – and are always grateful for their services and excellent, state-of-the-art care.

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


I know a lot of people are afraid of the dentist, and I am one of them. I’ve (unfortunately!) had several truly traumatic experiences with both dentists and oral surgeons after an accident that affected my teeth and jaw. But eventually we have to go back, right? Well, I have to tell you, I could not be happier after going to Moreland Neighborhood Dental! Everyone is so nice and friendly, the space is clean and calming (not to mention eco-friendly!) I feel like everyone I spoke to really took the time to get to know me and my unique circumstances, and were so kind and accommodating. Plus when I got my (ahem… slightly?) overdue cleaning, the hygienist was so gentle I literally almost fell asleep! I cannot recommend this office more highly. I’m even getting my hubby to switch after he has been loyal to another dentist for almost a decade! Just go. They’re the best!

Lisa Hunrichs (Source: Google)


I highly recommend this dentist. I have been going to Moreland Dental since 2007. Dr. Hicks is always thorough, thoughtful, and considerate. He is careful to explain things in detail so that a layperson/nondentist can understand them. The facility is a beautiful new, state of the art building, which I believe is LEED Gold certified for sustainability. The offices are clean and comfortable with lots of daylight. The hygienists are always very gentle. I always appreciate their willingness to share information and keep me informed about what they are seeing while they are doing my cleaning. I have never experienced any problems with billing or financial issues. In short, this is a wonderful dentist that I would highly recommend.

Brooke K. from Suisun City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist in years and they made me feel completely at home. They want to help and genuinely care about your well being! Jaclyn (spelling) was amazing and I highly recommend her for your cleaning. So grateful to have come across this place & will forever be returning here.

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


I have been going to Moreland Dental for a few years now and absolutely love my Dental Hygienist, Thuy!! Before coming here, I tried out a few different dentists in the Portland area. I have a few sensitive teeth and cleanings were painful. This has not been the case with Thuy. She is always very gentle and so sweet and caring. I look forward to my visits with her every 6 months.

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


Dr. Matt Hicks is the greatest.  He is very personable and explains everything he’s doing to you.  He doesn’t put on any airs and is kind & thoughtful.  The best dentist I’ve ever had and I have had many. Never waited more than 10 minutes or so. The waiting room is people friendly and the whole place is very very eco-conscious.

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


I recently moved to Portland. I have gone to the same dentist for most of my life and was hesitant to find my Portland dentist. Mooreland made the transition easy. The office is conveniently located close to my house and there were no insurance-related issues. I had put off seeing a dentist for a bit, so I had a few more cavities than I’d like to mention. Doctor Hicks was very gentle and patient. I would recommend Mooreland to anyone looking for a dentist.  The staff is cheerful, kind, and knowledgeable; making the overall experience better than any other I have had.

Jay McMillan (Source: Google)


Dr. Hicks and the people at Moreland Neighborhood Dental are very pleasant and easy to work with. I have received great dental care for many years from the group. I really appreciate their professionalism and outstanding service and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking dental care.

Adam Mullett (Source: Google)


Excellent staff and service. I have nothing but a pleasant time every visit and would recommend them to anyone looking dental service. They go above and beyond. Gentle and care about your comfort. Very upfront about pricing and are inexpensive compared to most. Can’t say enough good stuff!

Gabe Genauer (Source: Google)


Dr. Hicks is the best dentist in Portland! Highly skilled and genuinely cares about his patients. All of the staff at Moreland Dental are professional, efficient, and courteous. And the brand new office is beautiful, comfortable, and state of the art.

Beverley Ward (Source: Google)


Dr. Hicks was recommended by my periodontist since my regular dentist just recently retired. I had 18 x-rays taken today by a pleasant and careful dental assistant. Then Dr. Hicks came into meet me. He was very pleasant and asked about my medical and dental history as I’d just filled out on forms in waiting room. After examining my teeth and mouth he showed me the new x-rays and discussed possibility of an implant at my periodontist’s and then a crown later at this new office. It was a pleasant yet business- like experience. Very professional but he also let me get to know a little about himself. He had a calming influence which is good because I’m nervous at the dentist. I’ll be back for Dr. Hick’s care when dental work is needed.

Sasha S. from Woodside, CA (Source: Yelp)


While I travel a lot and am often away from home, I always return to Moreland Neighborhood Dental for my dental work. Dr. Matt Hicks is fabulous, as are all his associates. Their new green building is state of the art, their dental care is gentle and effective. I’ve relied on them for many years and never had any negative issues whatsoever. I recommend them as highly as possible!!

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


These folks are fantastic.  Very friendly and make an effort to get to know you.  I appreciate that they are willing to take their time with you and be friendly!  Dr. Hicks is great and does not try to give you a guilt trip about how you take care of your teeth, but certainly is willing to answer any questions.  They put the “neighborhood” in Moreland Neighborhood Dental for sure.

Ros Reece (Source: Facebook)


Excellent service. I’ve been twice, arrived early and was seen before my appointment time. Everything is thoroughly explained and they are very willing to work with me. Previous dentists I’ve been to have insisted “ you need all this and it’ll cost you 5 gazillion dollars. “ At Moreland they have shown interest in what I want and a willingness to work with me without compromising their professional standards. And they are all quite friendly.

Deb Parkinson (Source: Google)


I brought my 91 year-old father to Moreland Dental for a follow-up visit after an earlier appt 6 months ago. His approach to dental care prior to moving to Portland earlier this year has been, “I go to the dentist when I have a problem.” Unfortunately, that approach has resulted in poor care of his teeth with certain teeth needing significant attention now. The kind people at Moreland Dental have been so accepting and positive toward my father—no shaming, no judgment. As a result he has become a believer in preventative care and realizes the importance of good, early dental care—even while paying out-of-pocket!!

Joanne Licardo (Source: Google)


I have gone to Dr. Hicks for several years and have always had a great experience. I never dreaded going to the dentist all the years I went. He and his staff are very kind and professional. The hygenists are very thorough and gentle. You will be well cared for at his office. He and the hygenists explain what they are doing as needed, and take their time to make sure you are comfortable. I am now on OHP so have to go elsewhere, but really miss having great professional care like I had with Dr. Hicks.

Erin H. from Verona, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Moreland Neighborhood Dental is THE BEST. I’ve been to so many different dentists, and they are my favorite. They make wonderfully strong but thin nightguards too. Good for those of us with an active gagging reflex. I’ve since moved to the east coast, and miss them so much. You don’t know how good you have it until you don’t have access to them anymore. Literally thought of flying out west for an appointment. I recently called them regarding their fantastic night guard because I can’t find a decent night guard yet. Jennifer was so helpful and we’ve got a backup plan if I can’t get a good one here. I miss them all!

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


Been going to this practice for my dental care for over 25 years and now my husband, children and extended family see Dr. Matt Hicks for our dental needs. Everyone within this practice is gentle and professional.

Greg M. from Menlo Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr. Hicks and his family for a long time.  Dr. Hicks is great person and I value the most about him is his honesty and genuine care about his patients. He will not order a procedure unless he feels it is the right action.  He takes care of his patients like he would his own family.  He is very friendly, outgoing and smart. I highly recommend Dr. Hicks and his practice.

Glenda H. from Battle Ground, WA (Source: Yelp)


Ten years ago I found Dr  as a referral.  When Dr. Hicks came on board, I found him to even be better!  My special hygenist make every visit 100% great.  I have been with them while they lost team members, grew their staff, and other retired.  No matter the change, the service, attitude and caring is always the same.

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


I wouldn’t say I exactly like going here, but I really don’t mind, and that says a lot about a dentist. Everyone is super friendly, from the front desk, to the hygenists and dentists. They’re gentle while they dig around in your mouth but still thorough, and they don’t shame me about my poor flossing habits or my snaggletooth. Or try to push any unnecessary procedures. I recommend this place for anyone looking for a dentist, but especially if you have any anxiety about it. They’re complementary of even the most average teeth and do their best to minimize the necessary uncomfortableness of the whole thing. This is seriously the easiest dentist experience ever. The hygenist even schedules your next appointment in the exam room so you don’t have to stop by the front desk on the way out. Overall It’s pretty good…for going to the dentist.

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


I went here yesterday for my first visit and have to say it was a wonderful experience and who says that about the dentist. It was very educational and I felt like everyone from the front desk to the hygienist to Dr Hicks were all very nice. I have already recommended this dentist to a friend. Thanks.


We specialize in all aspects of family dentistry including cleanings, exams, fillings, teeth whitening, crowns on natural teeth as well as on implants, and clear aligner trays (similar to Invisalign system). Dr. Matthew Hicks was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated Stanford University with a BA in history and a BS in biology, and completed dental school at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his general practice residency training at OHSU, Dr. Hicks entered private practice as an associate with Dr. Long at this practice in 1997. In early 2004, Dr. Hicks assumed ownership of the practice from Dr. Long. Dr. Hicks has worked in public health clinics in the Tri County area, has been volunteering his services in Mexico and Central America since dental school, and has also been volunteering with Multnomah County’s “dental access program” providing dental services to underserved members of our community since 2000. Outside of work, Dr. Hicks’ interests include outdoor recreation (surfing, backcountry skiing, fly fishing); environmental advocacy; and enjoying the company of his wife Christine, son Aidan, and daughter Juliana. "or me, Moreland Neighborhood Dental is a special place. I am humbled by our patients who have placed their trust in me and our exceptional team. Because of this trust, we can use the best of our skills to help improve the lives of the people in our community. This is the foundation of the long-term relationships that are an everyday part of life in our practice. And at the end of the day, relationships like these are what mean the world to me."