Our History

Our Founder

For more than 40 years, Dr. Kasch has provided family dental care and has been a Portland pioneer in the field of sedation dentistry.

He understands that many people experience apprehension and anxiety about a visit to the dentist, and that’s why Sleep Dentistry of Portland was formed.

When Dr. Kasch was seven years old, he had an unpleasant dental experience that left him very apprehensive about going to see the dentist. When he himself became a dentist, he created an environment of peace and comfort to help calm anxious patients.

That’s why our dentists offer both a gentle touch and nitrous oxide. For patients who desire a more relaxing experience, Sleep Dentistry of Portland and Vancouver has advanced the use of IV sedation and is a premier provider of all sedation dentistry options.

A Portland Legacy

Formerly called Gresham Family Dental, the original Portland location has been home to Dr. Kasch for more than four decades. Sleep Dentistry of Portland and Vancouver sees patients from across and beyond the Portland area, including Washington, the Coast, Eastern Oregon and Northern California.

Sleep Dentistry of Portland and Vancouver has expanded from a small single-location family practice to a large two-location comprehensive dental care provider. The original location has been expanded twice and now takes up nearly the entire top floor of their multi-tenant building.  The services offered have expanded as well to include full-mouth cosmetic restorations, dentures, implants, orthodontics, oral surgery, sleep apnea, and TMJ treatment.

As late as mid-2017 Dr. Kasch still played an active role in his practice. He no longer was treating patients but was still involved in the running of the practice. His staff has expanded alongside the services. Some of the team have worked with him for more than three decades and are still part of the practice even after his retirement.

Dr. Kasch

“Our philosophy is to treat our patients like our own family, with gentle, friendly care. Whatever we can do to make your visit more comfortable and to give you a brighter, healthier smile, we’ll strive to make it happen.”

If you have any apprehension and anxiety about going to the dentist, Dr. Kasch understands. He grew up with those exact feelings, and his childhood experience inspired the guiding principles of Sleep Dentistry of Portland and Vancouver.

The Sleep Dentistry practices revolve around putting patients at ease, so we can provide gentle and comfortable dental treatment.

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