Powell Dental
Ryan Blair, DMD:
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Powell Dental
Ryan R. Blair, 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

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: Closed


Sunday: Closed


Dr. Ryan Blair, DMD





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

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


I went to Powell Dental with two incredibly painful teeth.  It was so bad that I could barley talk and couldn’t eat.  My husband called them at 10 am, they got me in at 10:45 and quickly diagnosed and treated me.  From the moment we called (and I was a brand new patient) they were kind, caring and thoughtful. I have severe dental anxiety which Dr. Blair and his team completely understood and worked with, helping me through this stressful event. Their compassion and understanding was beyond compare (and I’ve tried many different dentists in Portland).  I am feeling so much better tonight thanks to Dr. Blair and his team.  Powell Dental’s Dr. Blair will now be the dentist for my entire family.  Thank you Powell Dental!

Summers (Source: Google)


5 stars just isn’t a high enough rating for Powell Dental! Dr. Blair and his team saved me from a very painful tooth. They fit me in on the day I called, as a new patient! AND they stayed open late knowing that I probably wouldn’t make it through the weekend with my bad tooth. I am a nervous dental patient and they did several non-medication things to help me relax that actually worked. It was one of the best dental visits I have ever had. They saved me from having to go to a horrible “dentist in a box”. You and your family probably need Dr. Blair and his amazing team. You’ll thank me later. Really, you will.

Bob Basar (Source: Google)


When you go to Dr Ryan Blair’s office, it’s a treat! The staff all know your name, and I always receive a warm greeting when I walk in the door. I usually can get a cup of good tea, as I watch the fish aquarium, before my visit starts. Dr Blair’s staff is always ready for your appointment, and are confident in the work they do. They can address your nervousness or pain right away. Everyone there is very caring and upbeat! It’s the best decision I have made in my health care for several years. And its where I will be taking care of my teeth for many years to come!

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


Dr. Blair and his staff has done nothing but given excellent service and dentistry work to myself and family for the past 20 years. My daughter (now an adult) was one of his first child patients, and if he wasn’t the best dentist, we would not have continued to stay with his office.  As a family of five (160 teeth) I appreciate he stays up with the latest technology in the dentist world, and he has a wonderful chair-side manner. He knows his stuff and his calm, competent manner has always put me at ease. He has worked on my family members from age 5 to 85 and never a single complaint. He also has a highly trained, very personable staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Blair for any dental work/needs.

Theo B. (Source: Google)


Beautiful, clean office, friendly people, and great work. I came in just to do a checkup and they went over all of my questions and did my cleaning with very minimal discomfort. They talked about my options when it came to gretting my wisdom teeth taken out, and gave me detailed estimates. Plus they had nature docs on the TV in the room. Who doesn’t love watching bears play in the snow while they wait for the doctor? I definitely recommend this office to people who want a pleasant visit, or feel anxiety about visiting the dentist. I had to schedule my appointment fairly far in advance, but it was worth the wait.

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


I am so happy I found Powell Dental! They are so friendly and efficient. Dr. Ryan is very gentle, I had a few fillings to take care of and I was very nervous. Dr. Ryan had me in and out in no time and I didn’t even feel a thing. A lot of dental offices seem really sales driven whereas Powell dental  gives you the facts and let’s you decide what’s best for you. I always get my teeth cleaned by Aliesha, she is literally the best hygienist I have ever been to! She is quick, efficient and super friendly.  I would highly recommend Powell dental for all those unfortunate  tooth woes and preventative care.

Jory J. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am very happy with the care I have received at Powell Dental.  They are a professional staff who uses updated technology and practices.  I went in yesterday to have two crowns prepped.  I was a little hesitant as past experience was a 3-hour procedure, vertically, and uncomfortable..  Not so at Powell Dental and Dr. Blair.  The procedure went by smoothly and quickly — and was all that I had hoped for and more!  It was a great dental experience and I am glad I made the decision to go to Powell Dental.

Nat Davis (Source: Google)


Dr. Blair and his staff at Powell Dental are fantastic. I went in for a cleaning and then a filling and they were great with each encounter. Everyone is friendly and polite, and there is an obvious comradery amongst the staff. Dr. Blair was kind, gentle, and personable. He explained the procedure and answered any questions I had. Nora is an excellent communicator, we spoke on the phone several times and she was professional and helpful. Katherine and April were also great to work with and easy to talk to. Prices were estimated ahead of time. April kindly recommended how to save money by keeping up with home care. No hoops, just great service. Highly recommended, I will gladly be returning to Powell Dental.

Meghan Thomas (Source: Google)


Everything about this dental office is wonderful! The front desk managers, hygienists, and of course Dr Blair! I have been coming here a year now and leave feeling like I have truly found one of the best dental experiences in Portland that I could find. Our family travels all the way from Sherwood, OR just to see him. They have the most up to date equipment including a mini drill for small cavities to eliminate tooth lose, clean your teeth with an air type product that eliminates a lot of scrapping and really whitens your teeth! Dr Blair is kind, personable and open to accommodating what you would like to see happen in the dental chair.

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


Just met this great staff.  Everyone was so sweet and accommodating. I really enjoyed my visit. Dr.Ryan was really professional and seemed to really care about the health of my teeth. I definitely appreciate that.  Aliesha was my dental hygienist and she did a fabulous job–even when I was being a baby about the medal grinding tool she waited patiently for me to get my headphones set up. I love this office. I love getting my teeth cleaned. I will also definitely be back to get my cavities fixed!

Thank you !

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


So far so good! Let me start by saying that although I’m 50, I feel like a 7 year old going to the dentist. I’m literally terrified and because of that I’ve avoided the dentist like the plague for years and my teeth have suffered. Because of the positive reviews, the fact they take my insurance and they are close to my house, I decided to give them a try. I went in knowing I’d need a lot of work done. My initial experience was April (at the front desk) greeting me and being incredibly sweet. She talked to me about my fears and really made me feel much calmer. I’ve since been back three times and I’ve had some pretty extensive work done and I couldn’t be happier. This is literally the best dentist I’ve ever been to. I’ve compared their prices to other dentist in the area and they are about the same. I will say that I feel very confident in their services and that they are not like other dentist I’ve gone to. Everything seems very updated, even their procedures and the way they do things. I would highly recommend Powell Dental to anyone who has dentist fears. They do an incredible job and they are all so kind and there’s no judgement regardless of how bad your teeth may appear to be.

Eric Haas (Source: Google)


Nothing but good things to say about Powell Dental! The staff is really friendly. They are thorough and have innovative ways of reducing anxiety through TV, music, or calming audio. I had some catching up to do after a few years without dental care. Dr Blair fixed one broken tooth and extracted another (separate visits) as well as filling one cavity. There’s always some discomfort during an extraction, but all three treatments were without pain; something I’d not experienced before. This visit was just X-rays and a routine cleaning. I mentioned my hair-trigger gag reflex during back tooth X-rays, and my hygienist dabbed a little salt near the back of my tongue before starting. No gagging at all! It’s the best treatment I’ve had since I was a kid in NY and the dentist was a family friend.

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


From April in insurance/billing to Dr. Ryan R. Blair DMD himself, there is no amount of praise I can give to adequately express my satisfaction of Powell Dental.  The staff is always warm and welcoming.  You can tell they really enjoy their jobs and work environment.  They are prompt… i’m alway seen at the time of my appointment.  I don’t have to wait like I do at many doctor’s offices.  If they tell you 8am, you’ll be seen at 8am.  Dr. Blair does not push treatment plans or services that are not necessary.  The entire office is extremely clean and sanitary.  What more can I say?  If you’re looking for fantastic dental services in the Portland, OR area, do not hesitate to give Power Dental your business.  You won’t be disappointed.

Jeff S. from Oregon (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Blair was recommended to me by my former hygienist (who has since retired) because she believed he was a great dentist. I found Dr. Blair to be extremely knowledgeable, low pressure, and in general a nice person. I have had fillings and crowns and the procedures were flawless. Heidi is my current hygienist and I find her to be extremely hard working, thorough, gentle, and personable. She has been very accommodating and is as good a hygienist as I have ever had. Nora, who is one of the receptionists that works in the front office is very skilled in her job. She schedules appointments, collects fees, and works with your insurance company. Nora and the rest of the staff are always friendly and very professional

Jenny T. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I both came in to see the dentist for a routine check today. The staff was very nice and got both of us in in a days notice. I spent a good amount of time talking to the hygienist Lily just making conversation until the doctor was ready which I really enjoyed. They seem to have really top of the line technology. They snapped photos of different areas of concern and were able to show me what they were seeing on the spot. All in all we both had really enjoyable visits and will definitely continue coming to Powell dental

Monika McIntosh (Source: Google)


I have found Powell’s dental through a friend and let me tell you it’s a local gem. The front desk staff is very nice, very professional and has helped me to submit complicated claims for an implant and associated procedures with an implant. Also, I had consultations with both dentist and a tooth extraction and I really felt really calm and the staff made sure I was comfortable during my procedure. Its truly a family feel dental office and you are being treated like you’re part of the family.

Mary P. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Powell Dental! Everyone there from the front desk all the way to the dentist makes an already undesirable experience enjoyable! Seriously though everyone is extremely friendly and they really do care about how your day is going or how it went. They are all so kind and helpful and explain your procedures in the most gentle and understandable manner. My kids don’t mind going to their dentist appointments and I don’t mind driving across town to get us there! If you’re looking for a hygienist or a new dentist look no further – go to Powell Dental!!! You will not be disappointed! Cheers and happy flossing 🙂

Kitsy Brown Mahoney (Source: Google)


I have a terrible fear of dentists, dental visits, dentist offices, dental appointments, anything having to do with dental work. Luckily, I did not pass this fear on to my kids. I was in need of a new dentist and my daughter told me to try her dentist, Dr Ryan Blair. Still full of anxiety and fear, I got in to the office, met many of the staff, and allowed Dr Blair to figure out the best treatment plan for me. I have had to be medicated and or use Nitrous Oxide for dental appointments for decades and am so glad to say that is a thing of my past! Dr Blair is kind, thorough, quick, painless! His staff is awesome! I’m glad to say he is my dentist and that my teeth have received excellent care! Thanks, Powell Family Dental!

Julia Feeser (Source: Google)


These wonderful people really care about their clients. I couldn’t have felt better about how my first appointment went. The front office staff was so polite, efficient and helpful, and my hygienist, Aliesha, was fun and wonderful and seemed to get me through the x-ray and cleaning process very quickly and gently. Dr. Blair was also very efficient and carefully explained what the treatment plan would be, checking to ensure my understanding and agreement periodically. Then, April in the front office carefully explained the tentative plan and pricing to me, and how Powell Dental would work with my insurance company in detail to make sure everything could get done. I left feeling confident and excited to improve my smile, crushing the nervous feeling I had before coming in. I hope to keep Powell Dental as “my” regular dentist for a long time. I’ve already recommended Dr. Blair’s services to multiple friends and loved ones.

Lenna B. from Eagle Creek, OR (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Blair’s office through a referral from a co-worker of mine when I switched jobs and it was the best referral I’ve ever gotten! My boyfriend and I both switched over to Powell Dental and instantly we knew we made the right decision. In the past, I always used Willamette Dental through my coverage (which by the way is awful, and is just a massive company where you are really just treated as another patient in line) so starting new with a small, intimate office like Dr. Blair’s was so refreshing. Apart from being my dentist, Dr. Blair is also my orthodontist as I just got braces through him! And at 3 months in, I’m already seeing SUCH a difference. If you’re at all thinking about making the switch to Powell Dental, I highly recommend it. Such a sweet and caring office in central Portland, OR and I guarantee they will treat you just like family.

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


Every experience with this wonderful group of dental professionals is exceptional! I want to personally thank Dr. Blair, April,  for making every appointment a great experience. I don’t mean to leave anyone out, but just can’t remember everyone’s name. They all need to be praised as well. The technology that they incorporate for every procedure is amazing because there is very little discomfort. I have a limited dental budget every year, and with that understood, they provide a comprehensive plan of action for keeping my dental health at it’s best. Make an appointment with them today. You will not be disappointed.

Rose T. (Source: Google)


I should have written this review years ago, because our family has been seeing Dr. Blair for over 20 years, which is comprised of three kids and two adults. He keeps up with the latest in dental technology and is very skilled and knowledgeable. You really want the best professional possible when someone is working inside your mouth. You will know from the first time you meet Dr. Blair, that he is an honest, extremely intelligent, kind man, and that all comes out in his dentistry work. Plus every single hygienist I’ve had have been excellent, doing quick, thorough cleanings.

Linh Mai (Source: Google)


Truly satisfied with my experience at Powell Dental. Dr. Ryan Blair is so attentive and knowledgeable in what he does and what he thinks would be best for your teeth. The staff and assistants were so welcoming and friendly. The office has just been remodeled so it’s very clean and aesthetically pleasing. I would recommend Powell dental for general dental work and ortho work. Accessible and conveinent location with parking. They did an amazing job on my ceramic braces, they didn’t pop off once (which I hear is a common thing). My braces were a painless process (surprising!!). Thank you Powell Dental Team for my new confident smile

Tina Lamanna (Source: Google)


Had a minor emergency while my regular dentist was out of town. They got me in within 2 hours of calling–and out the door again with the problem solved 20 minutes after that! Dr. Blair was great: he explained everything he was doing, gave me choices about treatment, made sure I wasn’t in too much pain. And his staff, besides their scheduling miracle, dealt with getting all my insurance info from my usual dentist so I didn’t have to pay anything out of pocket.

Karen G. from Willamina, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy that I found Powell Dental! I have had an issue with receding gum line in a couple of places. My previous dentist talked me into an unnecessary, and expensive procedure that did not stay in place to take care of this problem. When my sister recommend Dr.Blair I decided to give his practice a try.  The entire staff is friendly and dedicated to making dental exams a pleasant experience. I am also a cash patient and they worked with me on billing. All over, a great experience! I highly recommend Powell Dental to anyone looking for a Dentist.

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


I have only had possitive experiences with Dr. Blair and staff. the front desk getting my insurance info and dental plan figured out in order to best utilize ins money for the yr. the cleanings have been thorough and the hygenists great at their work. Dr Blair is friendly, respectful, and caring. He is a real joy to see walk into the room. He has always given me all the options and takes whatever time neccesary to help me chose the best and affordable options for my dental care. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. and at the age of 60, I’ve been to many dentists over the yrs. Dr. Blair and staff are the best!

Camille R. from Chula Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Powell Dental for about 6 months now. I have adult braces, so I see the staff and Dr. Blair at least once a month. The staff is friendly and attentive to my needs. Services I have had done by them, so far: 2 cleanings, 3 filings, and my braces. I must say, they do a fantastic job and I am very pleased with the results I’m getting with my braces. The facility is very neat, clean, up-to-date and you can even watch tv while you are getting you teeth done, that’s actually a plus for me.

Erin N. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I love these folks. Everyone is always smiling and pleasant and extremely competent, in years having my teeth taken care of here I have had zero unpleasant experiences.  Even more importantly,  there is no hard sell.  I appreciate the “watch and see” approach to old fillings and crowns that don’t look so great but also don’t really need to be fixed or replaced just yet. When a jagged spot is bugging me, Dr Blair smooths it down.  When a filling needs to be replaced, it’s done quickly and as pleasantly as possible.  Never any problems getting seen when there’s a problem, and they are wonderful about sending text reminders for appointments.   I send my partner and my friends here.

Mary Pathammavong (Source: Google)


So going to the dentist isn’t always in the top 5 list of fave things to do but….. Powell Dental is definitely fighting hard for 6th place 😉 The entire staff from the front desk to the dentist himself make the experience as pleasant as possible. They are very welcoming and offer comfort the moment you walk in the door. The team is so friendly and take special care of their patients especially the kids. I have 3 kids and they don’t fight me to visit Dr. Blair; that says a lot in itself. The kids really do enjoy visiting their dentist since he takes their pain away and makes them laugh while he does it. Powell Dental makes your smile beautiful while putting that smile on your face! So if you’re looking for a dentist go to Powell Dental, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Blair and his team!

Jessie Ingraham (Source: Google)


The staff are extremely friendly, caring, generous and helpful. The space is beautiful, recently renovated and very clean and welcoming. I come here for bi-annual cleanings as well as maintenance for cosmetic. The receptionists are very helpful and patient while figuring out billing and insurance and Dr. Blair was extremely generous with the amount he charged me for out of pocket expenses when insurance didn’t cover the full amount. I highly recommend Powell Dental

Alyssa W. from Hillsboro, OR (Source: Yelp)


Been going here for a while now and the customer service and dental care are both top notch. Dr. Blair and his staff are always up on new developments in dentistry and have the latest equipment. No issues with billing/insurance, and I love going to a neighborhood business near my home!  Other family members are going here too now, and also think Dr. Blair and his staff are great.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Powell Dental!

Tasha M. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Let me preface this review by saying that I’ve had really bad dental luck and many bad dental experiences in the past. MANY! So I had my guard way up going into my first appointment. By the time I had walked into Dr. Blair’s office, I was completely terrified by the thought of yet another person touching my teeth. However, to my pleasant surprise, that visit (and all my subsequent visits) did not at all live down to my poor expectations. First stop, the waiting room: clean and comfortable with very inviting front-desk staff. Hardly any wait time at all. Within just a few moments I was escorted to a well-lit room that had a flat screen TV broadcasting cable. I get to watch HGTV while you probe my mouth? I can dig it. The exam itself was streamlined and thorough thanks to some nifty technology that they use, and Dr. Blair explained results/recommendations in a way that didn’t make me feel like an awful person with awful eating and hygiene habits (which is not the case btw!). Did I mention that the dental hygienists were nice too? Really nice! They smiled at me and made me feel at ease. Everyone in that office smiles. I love it. I will admit that I was a little overwhelmed by all of the treatment that I needed, but they broke it up into phases that made it physically and financially more manageable. They gave me complete say-so in how/when I wanted to do everything, and they also offered suggestions that would help me take the fullest advantage of my insurance benefits. I like options, and I like saving money. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve officially completed my first treatment phase, and the amount of pain that I did not have to endure (in relation to my previous experiences) was phenomenal. Preciate it! Dr. Blair was really concerned with my concerns and took extra caution to make sure there was as little discomfort as possible. I did have two hiccups with the same tooth, but both of those issues were remedied very quickly and efficiently with follow-up visits. The tooth in question looks and feels much better than it did before. I’m looking forward to replacing the rest of the archaic silver in my mouth with more aesthetically appealing white fillings. Yes there is an up-charge, but in my opinion it’s worth it cosmetically. You can decline them and stick with amalgam if you’d like though. Dr. Blair is the best and most affordable dentist I’ve ever had, hands down. I’m no longer living in fear of the drill. Thank you, Powell Dental, for restoring my faith… and thanks for making sure to know me by name when I walk into the office! A little hospitality goes a long way. I’m a happy patient.

Jessica Ferber (Source: Google)


Finally FINALLY a dental experience that does not freak me out. I take good care of my teeth, but they’ve given me problems my whole life. Going to the dentist has always been a mix of anxiety and fear and it has taken me 30 years to find the right fit. Dr. Blair and Co are delightful, calming, kind, and they have Netflix in every room – bonus. April at the desk was personally concerned for my well being when I called about a possible abscess, and she had me sitting in Dr. Blair’s chair 20 minutes later. Good people, good practice, good vibes.

Kylie McMinn (Source: Google)


The best! When I first moved to Portland I went to a big dental chain who told me I needed $2,000 worth of work. I went back to the east coast to see my family dentist and they said I didn’t need anything done. After that I was on the search to find a trustworthy dentist in Portland, and I am so happy I was able to find that here! I used to live down the street, but have since moved 30 minutes away. I still drive out of my way to come here because the staff is super friendly, helpful and trustworthy.

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


Its always difficult finding, and then working with, a new dentist. Powell Dental was the first place I tried that was nearby and in my insurance group. And I’ve not looked back. The office staff have been so generous and helpful dealing with several insurance issues and with rescheduling appointments. All of the hygienists I’ve worked with were terrific. Professional, friendly and providing high quality service. Recently I needed a filling replaced in a front tooth which is never much fun. However, Dr. Ryan made it very easy being quick and efficient as well as excellent at what he does. The enamel color match is absolutely perfect. I was in and out in less than an hour and by the end of the day I could have easily forgotten it had ever even happened at all! I was also really happy with the ability to make monthly payments to take care of the balance that insurance would not cover. My experience has been very good.


Our dental office has offered a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help enhance the aesthetic of your smile. Patients can find composite (tooth colored) fillings, porcelain crowns, and REV teeth whitening to relieve the embarrassment of yellow teeth. We have options to help relax patients during procedures by using revolutionary NuCalm sedation technology. After earning his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry, Dr. Ryan R. Blair took over Powell Dental from Dr. Larry Rask. Since then, Powell Dental has been the top dentistry for your family & cosmetic dental needs. The gentle, personalized care Dr. Blair offers has awarded him the reward of being Portland Monthly's Top Dentist five years in a row. Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. Dr. Ryan Blair and his staff will help you realize that an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. Dr. Blair enjoys golfing, being outdoors and spending time with his wife, Monica, their children, Carter, Piper and Asher, and their dog, Marley. Dr. Blair and his staff regularly volunteer with Medical Teams International providing local services and working in mobile dental van which serve low-income children and adults in the community. In addition, Powell Dental annually opens the office to Compassion Southeast, an organization that provides care for the under-insured residents of Southeast Portland.