South Waterfront Dental
Todd Beck, DMD:
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South Waterfront Dental
Todd L. Beck, DMD
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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have good teeth, so have generally found a trip to the dentist is at best a check off, and at worst a torture, and so my visits have been quite irregular. Dr. Beck and his staff have changed that. Probably the best dental visit of my life. The hygienist was excellent. Efficient, personable without being chatty, pain/discomfort free. Able to discuss the x-rays, photos, gum numbers so that I knew what they were showing. Because I have few dental issues and the hygienist had briefed me on the exam so far, I had minimal but thorough and personable interaction with Dr. Beck. He did the manual exam, efficiently with no discomfort. We discussed my status and options to both my and his satisfaction. I didn’t feel pressured into elective procedures, and yet he was firm with what he considered important. “I’ll be back.”

Bob Cronk (Source: Google)


I had to have a crown put on my tooth. I have never had one before and I wasn’t looking forward to it. Dr. Beck made it easy though. He really made me feel at ease as did his assistant, Kim. They worked together as top notch professionals to get my crown put on. Dr. Beck explained every step to me in plain English. He showed me how he was going to model the crown and have it created right there in the office. The technology is pretty amazing. They have a machine that creates your crown based on a 3D scan of your tooth. One visit and you’re done! I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Beck and the rest of the team at South Waterfront Dental. I also want to specifically recommend the other Kim, who I see for my regular dental appointments. She is always friendly and makes me feel at home.

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


Dr. Todd Beck was recommended to me by a very good friend of mine who knows everything about me and specifically my fears about going to the Dentist (bad experience as a child with a different dentist). It had been 10 years since my last visit to a Dentist and the decade marker gave me enough courage, along with my friend’s recommendation, to finally go to the dreaded Dentist! When I called to schedule the appointment, I was met on the phone by a lovely woman’s voice who seemed quite warm, welcoming, and authentically engaged in her work and attentiveness to my needs, not just going through the motions of a “job”. I explained my initial needs and desires along with my concerns which she addressed confidently and most reassuringly to allay my fears of the dreaded Dentist visit! In addition, she explained, while confirming the dental appointment, what I could do to prepare for the visit and what the insurance billing process would look like and how it was handled. Excellent! When I actually arrived for my appointment at the South Waterfront Dental location – which was perfect for me since I can walk there – I was greeted personally and professionally by the woman I had spoken with on the phone and was then introduced to Dr. Todd Beck. Dr. Todd Beck was a very warm, sincere and genuine human being with a personality, not simply a “drone” dentist. He gave me an inviting handshake and smile as we discussed what I needed to get done and how that would unfold. During the procedure both Dr. Beck and his assisting staff made me feel at complete ease with the process. They explained what they were doing, why they were doing it, and how I would experience it through various sensations. Both Dr. Beck and his staff were open to questions and commentary throughout the procedure and after. The actual environment of the Dentist office itself was quite sterile in the medical-procedural way, but the color scheme, personality of the staff and even the “office dog” truly put me into a state of relaxation and ease. As great as a Dentist visit can be it; it was! To sum up the experience, I would describe it as both professional and authentic. Looking forward to the routine maintenance… and I managed to get out of there with only a filling and a thorough cleaning! 🙂 Thanks to Dr. Todd Beck and all of his staff members!

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


I can’t give enough praise to Dr. Beck and his staff. Recently I had an infection. My face swelled up and I was hideously hideous. Not to mention the pain. Actual real pain, not the kind that a man feels when he wakes up to one of his eyebrows having been shaved off, but a throbbing (please remove my face from me) type of pain. I walked into the office expecting screams of horror and disgust. I assumed children would scream, mothers would hit me with their purses. Men would call the dogcatcher. Well I’m not an animal. In reality I was greeted with sympathy and compassion. I did not have an appointment, but they rushed me right in. It was a Friday. One of those gloomy, wet, and dark days that Oregonians are all too familiar with. The only thing darker than that mid afternoon day, was my attitude. Dr. Beck did all he could do for me, and informed me that he was leaving town for the weekend. Now here is where the story takes a surprising twist. He actually gave me his cell phone number and told me to call him immediately if I needed to. What kind of doctor does that? I dated a doctor once, and it was like pulling teeth to get her number. Get it, pulling teeth. Pun intended. Back to the story. Anyways, the antibiotics Dr. Beck prescribed worked incredibly. Yet he still called and texted multiple times throughout the weekend to check on me. What a standup guy.

Sameera Sullivan (Source: Google)


I love this dental office and I love that its in my neighborhood! The staff is very friendly and Dr Beck is very professional and down to earth! Christina at the front desk is great and greets you with a warm smile as soon as you walk in. No one likes going to the dentist, but the staff at this office makes you feel very welcomed! Kim, my hygienist was the best hygienist that has ever worked on me! She knows how to have a conversation, which is great for me because it makes time go by faster! She tells you what she is doing instead of just digging in your mouth! I love this dental office and my husband and I have found the perfect dentist for life!

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


Amazing experience. My hygienist, , deserves 6 stars out of 5. She was thorough, kind, and took her time to explain to me everything, paused for questions, and left my teeth literally sparkling. Dr. Beck was warm, kind, and thorough as well. Cannot recommend this practice enough. I will be back, and I will be sending my family and friends here, as well.

Mahsa M. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I chose to come to Dr. Beck’s office because we moved into the building across the street so the location was very convenient for me and my husband. We have come in for both our cleanings, which went very well. The hygienists are very thorough and talked to you the whole time to A–not make you feel like you needed to talk and move your mouth around and B–to keep you focused on the sound of their voice and not the tools whirling around in your mouth… I really appreciated the latter to keep my anxiety levels down. Bonus, awesome goodie bag upon departure, it’s not just toothpaste samples and a toothbrush in a disposable plastic baggie… it’s an actually travel zip-lock type of compact bag, plus the traditional toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, pen, and various other samples too. I also had some chipping issues with one problematic tooth, Dr. Beck fixed it for me.. twice (the second time, complimentary). He also adjusted my mouth guard to accommodate the new composite he added onto my tooth, then gave me a referral to a specialist should it become further bothersome based on any particular bite issues i may have. He is thorough, and experienced, and has a great dental circle for contacts such as what he provided me. His staff is friendly, there’s never a wait so you get in and out of your appointments on time, and his lobby area is well stocked. If you don’t live in the area though and are driving here, you’ll need to park at a meter. I think it’s about $1.60 per hour, but be sure to put in enough time because the meter-patrol is pretty strict about expired permits.

Ally W. from Tualatin, OR (Source: Yelp)


I read great reviews online before coming to south waterfront dental and the reviews turned out to be very accurate! As a nurse, I’m picky with my health care and south water front was top notch. The whole staff is super friendly as well as efficient and effective. They also do great education and take time to explain everything they’re doing. Will be sticking with this dentist:)

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


Echoing the other reviews, Dr. Beck and his team are awesome! Everyone is incredibly friendly and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door, and I never had to wait more than 5 minutes after arriving. Dr. Beck takes time to chat with you and ask you how you’re doing. He’s also very patient and understanding. The office is nicely decorated, very warm and inviting. I initially chose South Waterfront Dental due to the fact that it’s one block away from my apartment, but even if I move away from the south waterfront, I’ll still keep Dr. Beck as my dentist.

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


I recently moved into the South Waterfront area, so this place is right around the corner from where i live. Clean, new establishment. Very friendly staff. I came in for just a regular checkup but the hygienist did a very thorough job, talking me through each process, and giving some advice along the way for general maintenance. Overall very satisfied.

Michael Z. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


New patient, went in for a cleaning and checkup.  VERY friendly staff and a clean welcoming atmosphere.  Dental team explained everything they did in detail so I really knew what was going on and how my teeth were doing.  I’ve switched dentists many times and this was by far the best clinic.  I plan to stick with them as long as possible.  Will highly recommend to anyone seeking dental care!

Amanda B. from Lincoln City, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am a patient of Dr. Beck’s and recently fractured my front tooth while on vacation in Bend, Oregon. I was really distraught that this had happened and frantically searched for a dental office in Bend that could see me for an emergency visit. However, it was on a Friday morning and no one could get me in for over a week. I called Dr. Beck’s office, assuming that it would be at least a several day wait. To my surprise, they told me that if I would make the drive up, Dr. Beck would see me that same day. So I hopped in the car and drove straight to his office. He got me right in (and from what I’m guessing, worked through his lunch) to repair the missing half of my front tooth, so I was able to go back to Bend and enjoy the remainder of my vacation. I am so grateful for not only his kindness, but the help of every member of the staff during what was a traumatic time for me. I would definitely recommend this office!

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


I chose South Waterfront Dental because of its location and the good reviews I had heard from friends of mine that are patients there, and I am very happy I did!  The staff are not only very friendly and talkative with wonderful, positive attitudes, but they are very well trained and answered all of the questions I had.  The hygienist really spent time with me, not only on the cleaning, but talking about the dental problems or concerns I had and being sure to tell Dr. Beck when he came in for the exam.  She also was quick with the x-rays and they were very comfortable!  I found Dr. Beck to be a very positive guy (despite how long it had been since my last trip to a dentist) and really genuine and caring as well as fast.  The man does excellent work!  Overall a great experience, and I would refer others to him in a heartbeat!

Linz N. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Beck and his staff are so friendly and instantly make you feel comfortable.  They explain what they are doing every step of the way.  I have had a cleaning and cavities filled there now and I would highly recommend them to anyone.  The only bummer is the metered parking in the South Waterfront, but it’s worth a few bucks in parking to have a great experience at the dentist.

Brandy Brooks (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Beck and the entire staff at South Waterfront Dental are fantastic. I had the stereotypical bad experience of receiving less than optimal care from a different dentist for a few years before making the switch. I’ve been a regular patient for 7 years and gladly make the drive in from the suburbs to receive my care from South Waterfront. I feel confident in the care I receive from all of the staff, and the practice is wonderfully managed. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for top notch dental care.

Trevor Lundeen (Source: Facebook)


As a new Portland resident, I knew it was only a matter of time before I needed to find a good dentist. I was pretty nervous when I started my search because I previously had gone to the same dentist my entire life. Simply put, my experience was wayyy better than my expectations. Allison was extremely friendly and had great conversations with me the entire time. She was gentle but thorough, explained her procedures, and did a great job making me feel comfortable. Dr. Beck was also very professional, knowledgeable and personable. See you again in January!

Carsten Grellmann (Source: Google)


We (my wife & I) are really happy they identified my wife’s root resorption early on before there was a traumatic event from it. We have heard for years from our family members, who are dentists that trained under him, about how great he is; our personal experience has been consistent with those expectations.

Molly Frechette (Source: Google)


My first time at S. Waterfront was the week they reopened after Covid shutdowns and I was so impressed with everyone I came into contact with. Their procedures to keep everyone safe and sterile were comprehensive and made me feel at ease. Dr. Beck was friendly, compassionate and thorough in his examination. I especially enjoyed working with Allison, my dental hygienist. She walked me through every step of my cleaning and xrays (which were complex since I have not been to the dentist in almost 3 years), making sure I was comfortable and understood what she was doing and even why she was doing it. She was so knowledgeable and attentive. A huge thanks to all the staff here for giving such an incomparable first impression.

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


I had never seen Dr. Beck before & his office squeezed me in immediately for a small filling loss emergency. The office was very cozy & comfortable, his staff couldn’t have been nicer. Dr. Beck was GREAT – super down to earth and jovial & made me feel relaxed right from the start. I cannot remember ever having a more delightful dental experience! And I will definitely be starting all of my further treatments with Dr. Beck!

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


I live in Sherwood, Oregon and avoid driving into Portland whenever possible. But after a bit of research it was easy to justify a small time/driving inconvenience in order to receive the very best dental care. As an example I recently needed a new dental crown. Dr. Beck completed the task perfectly and in only one office visit. Amazing! Moving my dental care needs to South Waterfront Dental is a decision I should have made sooner … and one you will not regret.

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


Truly the best dental experience I’ve had. I move around a lot because of my job so I change dentists frequently. SWD is by far the best appointment I’ve had. I have extremely sensitive teeth so I know I’m not the easiest patient. The team went to great lengths to ensure I was comfortable AND got the work done that I needed. It can take a bit to get on their schedule but there is a reason for it and it is very much worth the wait. Thank you!!

Charlotte Lee (Source: Google)


So it has been at least 7 years since I have gone to a dentist, probably closer to 10 years. I have had some less than positive experiences and I have an irrational fear on top of that but…. I knew I should go and I finally just bit the bullet and went to South Waterfront. The front desk woman (sorry I forgot her name!) was so vivacious yet warm she had a way of knocking some of the fear right out of me. Then I met Kim the hygienist! OH WOW~ that is a professional, yet warm, caring and perfect for her job human being! She was absolutely perfect, from asking me plenty of questions about what I was comfortable with to just holding a good conversation that gave me little time to feel my fears. She was gentle, had the best patient care manners and honestly I can’t say enough about how she literally calmed every single fear I had. At the end of the visit Dr. Beck came in, he is amazingly personable, and assured me my fears were somewhat normal and that they will do everything to help me overcome those feelings during my scheduled cleaning and crown installation. I don’t live in town but if I did I honestly believe that I would have no trouble overcoming my phobia and start to look forward to 6 month check ups. If you haven’t been to the dentist for awhile and you’re hesitating, you can stop now and pick up the phone, this staff will put you right at ease. Thank you South Waterfront Dental, you are all in the exact business you were meant to be in.

Grant Mooney (Source: Google)


OMG I cannot say enough great things about this office. I am also in the healthcare field but have a huge fear of dentist. Enough so that it has been 10 yrs since my last check up. However, Amber was more than comforting and reassuring to make the process of the initial cleaning as painless as possible and was always checking on me. Dr. Beck was more than reassuring and very knowledgeable of his trade. He made me feel comfortable and at ease from the moment he set down till I received his letter in the mail a few days later. I have already recommended his practice to several people. Way to go!!!!!!!

Linda G. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


South Waterfront Dental is a clean modern office with personable staff and the latest equipment. What a pleasure compared to my previous dentist who should have retired long ago Both Dr. Beck is friendly and professional. Dr Beck referred me out for a tricky root canal. Kim gave me the most excellent cleaning I have ever had and the full mouth X-rays were surprisingly comfortable. I will heartily recommend this dental practice to all who have teeth!

Ryan W. from Kenai, AK (Source: Yelp)


We were super impressed by Dr. Beck & team. Everyone was very courteous and professional. The cleanings that both me and the better half received were thorough but prompt; they certainly respected that we had other obligations that day and did their best to service us and send us on our happy little way. They set clear expectations as to the procedures and what insurance coverages we were afforded– no surprises! (Ie we performed that, oh btw insurance doesn’t cover it and you now owe us out of pocket). We would highly recommend Dr. Beck & Team to family/friends.

Jenny Z. from Seaside, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had my first appointment with this place yesterday and was impressed with the staff,my hygienist and Dr. Beck himself. The front office staff is friendly, efficient and courteous. My hygienist Kim was very detailed in her practice as well as professional. She explained what the plan for my appointment was upfront and what she was doing while I was getting my teeth examined. DR.Beck came in briefly, but was sociable and also thorough with his exam. This office seems up to date with the latest technology in caring for your teeth and overall, the staff as a whole seems to enjoy their work environment and which is something I like to see. The skinny~ I was seen on time and in a timely fashion, the office is clean and up to date with technology. I plan on staying on as a patient with this Dentist.

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


I have been trying to find a dentist I like for years! While my teeth are very healthy, I always get plaque which involves a lot of scraping and causes me dental-appointment anxiety. Amber was my hygienist and she was amazing. Not only did she do the most thorough cleaning, she was friendly, professional and incredibly conscientious about my comfort and did a great job of responding to situations of discomfort. I am definitely going back. The staff is super friendly, the office is clean and the free toothbrush I got just happens to be a really good toothbrush, ha, ha. You should check out South Waterfront Dental!

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


Did you know Dental Anxiety is a diagnosable phobia? Dr. Beck and the staff at South Waterfront Dental cured me of my dental fear ten years ago and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. the staff  are always so warm and personable it’s a pleasure just walking in the front door. The small waiting room looks comfortable but I’ve never had to wait long enough to sit down.Dr. Beck is extremely knowledgeable and patient. No one has ever tried to sell me anything (though my teeth could probably use some whitening). Sorry for going on about the place; I just never imagined I’d look forward to visiting the dentist!

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


So far so good! Went to see Dr Beck for the first time. The receptionist was super kind and welcoming, Tina took me back for some initial x-rays and she was super nice, and then met Dr Beck and he was just as nice and welcoming as the rest of his staff. After not having a good experience with my previous dentist, I’m super happy to have found South Waterfront Dental!! Until next time… 🙂 thank you!

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


My coworker (who fears the dentist as much as I do) told me about Dr. Beck from Mt Tabor Dental, and says she absolutely LOVES him, so I had to check it out.  I saw they opened a new office at the South Waterfront with a schedule that includes weekends and I was immediately sold. Dr.  and his staff made my dentist appointment very easy going and very comfortable.  They seem very knowledgeable and understand my nervousness and fear about the dentist, and they put me at ease Thanks to them, I don’t fear having to go to the dentist anymore (even though it’s still not my favorite thing to do) 😛

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


A friendly, modern dentist office with a great staff! I just had my first appointment in January 2014, and it was a great experience. Instead of just asking the normal questions they need to complete their medical records they actually asked about me, my habits, and my dental fears. They also checked to see if I had any questions with everything they were doing and put my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who likes a friendly staff and is in the South Waterfront area.

Sarah R. from Arizona (Source: Yelp)


This is a really excellent dental practice.  My hygienist was super sweet & smart.  She was fun to hang out with for an hour which normally is not the case when someone is probing the inside of your mouth.  Dr.  was very nice & a few days after my appointment I received a thank you letter hand signed by Dr. Beck.  I mean…go the extra mile already!  I am super impressed and would not think of going anywhere else.

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


I have been trying to find a good dentist since I moved to Portland three years ago. The only one I’d been to till now did a half-assed job, but he was cheap — as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. My other half went to Mt. Tabor Dental and raved about the team there. I didn’t go, though, because the location was a little out of the way. Another friend of mine raved about his dentist at South Waterfront. We’ve since moved from SE Portland to SW Portland, so South Waterfront made more sense, logistically. No one else I know seemed to have anything good to say about their dentist. Turns out the dentist at South Waterfront and the one at Mt. Tabor are the same guy, which I discovered when I went to the South Waterfront Dental website. The team here is excellent, and the office is very comfortable and convenient. They also have Saturday office hours which makes it even more convenient. Frankly, I’d say the dental hygienist at South Waterfront was more knowledgeable than my old dentist on Hawthorne. When she was done, Dr. Beck examined my teeth like no one ever has. Dr. Beck was not only a really nice guy and very professional, but by far the best dentist I’ve been to in my life, anywhere in the country, and I’ve been to quite a few. The last dentist cleaned my teeth in an hour, and it didn’t feel any different than brushing my teeth. This cleaning and exam took two hours, examined every surface of every tooth (plus X-rays), and only cleaned three teeth. The hygienist didn’t want me to have to sit there for another hour while she worked on another quadrant of my mouth, so I’m going back in three weeks. Less than a quarter of my mouth cleaned in two hours, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Why? No one has ever been so thorough or so gentle. No dental practice has ever left me feeling like I’m going to have only one set of teeth in this lifetime so they were treating them like something treasured. Cost? I don’t know yet. I have two dental insurance plans and I’ll find out when they hash it out. But the cost of a lower quality of dental care is something I do know: I spent thousands of dollars to repair poor dental work in the past. Whatever the cost winds up being at South Waterfront Dental, I will be certain I got my money’s worth and that I got the best care possible. That feeling is priceless, and so whether it costs me a couple hundred dollars or a couple thousand, it’s an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of my life.

Molly Claire B. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had my first appointment at South Waterfront Dental this week and it was an amazing & positive experience!  I have chronic anxiety about dental appointments after a lifetime of serious teeth problems and everyone here really took the time to understand my anxieties and make me feel safe and cared for. I will be making them my dentists for life now and couldn’t recommend them more highly!

Max McCord (Source: Google)


This place is great! I was looking for a new office in Portland after moving here from Vancouver – loved being able to walk to this place from my apartment! Everyone I interacted with was very nice, and the quality of service was exceptional. They treated this new patient very well – answered all my questions, performed top quality service, and made me feel at home the whole time.


South Waterfront Dental is pleased to serve Portland, Oregon’s newest great neighborhood. We are conveniently located in the heart of the South Waterfront community, along the Willamette River. Working as an SW Portland dentist, Dr. Todd L. Beck and his caring staff strive to treat patients with the best possible dental care, compassion, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. At South Waterfront Dental we treat you like a member of our family. Because of our friendly and gentle approach to dental care, patients often tell us they feel like they have finally found a dental office that feels like home. Dr. Todd L. Beck received his dental degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1994. He then completed a two-year general practice residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, where he received advanced training in general restorative dentistry, oral surgery, trauma, anesthesia and endodontics (root canal treatment). Dr. Beck practiced dentistry in Oklahoma and was a faculty member at Oklahoma Health Sciences University School of Dentistry for nearly six years. During that time he was also the director of the IV anesthesia program at St. Anthony’s Hospital for the dental residents. In 1999 he returned to Oregon and began practicing dentistry, and in 2010 he opened South Waterfront Dental. He is also an Associate Professor at OHSU in the department of Community and Restorative Dentistry and Urgent Care, where he has taught since returning to Portland. In 2013 Dr. Beck was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to be a member of the Oregon Board of Dentistry. As a premiere dentist In Southwest Portland, Dr. Beck thoroughly enjoys working with his staff, whom he credits with fostering a fun atmosphere in the office. He is also passionate about helping patients and that drives his desire to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry. Dr. Beck also volunteers monthly with Medical Teams International providing much needed dental services to Portland’s homeless and low-income citizens. When he is away from his practice, he spends time with his family. In his leisure time, he loves traveling, playing the trumpet and doing most anything outdoors.