Our Team of Great Portland and Vancouver Dentists
In 2006 Dr. David Mussone graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Mussone completed his general dentistry residency as a member of the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. The next 4 years were spent in active duty as a US Naval Dental Officer with the 7th Marine Corps.
In 2010 Dr. Mussone moved to Coos Bay Oregon. After some years in his own private practice, he missed the collegiate atmosphere of working with other general dentists and decided to move to the Portland area. Dr. Mussone joined a locally founded group dental practice for several years before finding the right fit for his true passion, helping phobic patients that had a greater need for his extensive skill set. As a member of the Sleep Dentistry of Portland team he found he could focus on helping these patients achieve the dental health they had been missing for years through the use of his sedation dentistry expertise.
There is nothing he loves more than connecting with his patients and providing a non-judgmental experience to facilitate them getting back to a healthy long-lasting smile. Dr. Mussone brings his wide skill set to Sleep Dentistry of Portland, from full mouth reconstruction, root canals, and implant restoration to routine fillings and dentures.
Dr. Pawandeep Sekhon was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, she moved to New York City to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at New York University. She then returned to British Columbia to further her dental training through a General Practice Residency. Through this experience, Dr. Sekhon was given the opportunity to practice dentistry in several rural parts of British Columbia including Haida Gwaii. She was also given the chance to further her skills in dealing with medically complex and fearful patients.
Dr. Sekhon’s focus is on providing a comfortable and relaxing dental experience for her patients while utilizing state of the art techniques and technologies. She believes in the importance of taking her time to really get to know her patients and their needs. She cherishes the opportunity to build lasting relationships with her patients and enjoys helping them overcome their fears and anxieties when it comes to pursuing their oral heath needs.
Another area of importance in Dr. Sekhon life is in giving back to the community. She has volunteered many hours to people who lack access to dental care. She particularly enjoys participating in the Oregon Mission of Mercy. Dr. Sekhon considers herself a life long learner and nurtures her love of learning through continuing education courses.
Dr. Sekhon and her husband moved to Portland in 2014, where they are raising their two young children Sage and Olivia. In her spare time Dr. Sekhon enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, dancing, hiking the beautiful trails of the PNW and exploring culturally diverse cuisines.
Always wanting to become an artist, Dr. Gary White studied graphic design in college, until one visit to a dental office changed his life. During that visit, he noticed the artistry of dentistry that he had never considered before. He realized with dentistry he could enhance the lives of others, and still fulfil his need to express his artistic side. So, he started flossing, and in 2006 he fulfilled his dream by graduating from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry.
Since graduation, Dr. White has taken extensive continuing education in many advanced aspects of dentistry. He has become proficient and enjoys providing services such as braces, implants, and oral surgery. Even more than that, he enjoys the people he treats. Since everyone is different, it has been a pleasure for him to get to know his patients.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. White enjoys outdoor activities. Much of his summertime is spent backpacking and camping, and in the winter, he can often be found gliding down the mountains on his snowboard. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, he can usually be found in the gym.
Born in California to an immigrant family from Lithuania, taking care of others and a thirst for knowledge was ingrained at an early age. Dr. Darius Arlauskas family moved to the greater Portland area at the age of four. He graduated from Oregon State with a B.S. in Biology and then attended dental school at Oregon Health and Sciences University. During dental school he became passionate about how your smile affects your self-esteem and how you mouth is the gateway to health for your whole body. Staying on the leading edge of dentistry and health, he invests hundreds of hours into training each year and has been awarded a fellow of academy of general dentistry. An award given to less than 6% of the dentist in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Arlauskas is a devoted husband and in his free time enjoys all the wonderful activities that the Pacific Northwest provides with his family.