Dr. Shepard Delong
Dr. DeLong is a third generation dentist. With experience derived from time spent assisting his father at a young age to performing dentistry in remote locations around the world, he has developed unique perspective, intuition and skills. He has practiced in some of the most advanced dental settings from a technological, medical and holistic standpoint. He is still on staff and works periodically at Pure Health Dentistry on the island of Maui.
Throughout his own health journey, Dr. DeLong has benefitted greatly from the care and services offered by other holistic medical professionals. There is so much current science on wellness and human health that supports this philosophy. His practice of meditation and yoga, have guided his evolution as a person and dentist.
When setting out to start his own practice, Dr. DeLong had the goals of offering the highest quality dental services in a mindful, holistic, high tech, eco friendly setting. He met Dr. Jeff Williamson during his planning phase and they both saw a great opportunity. Dr. Williamson has been one of the Northwest’s best holistic dentists for over 30 years and was ready to retire. Dr. DeLong knew the benefits of joining a great mentor and office with all the systems in place to treat patients in a holistic and high quality environment.
In April of 2017 Dr. DeLong purchased Centerpointe Dental and Dr. Williamson retired. The practice has changed its name to Lotus Dental Wellness. The vision of the practice moving forward is to continue providing a high level of care and commitment to holistic, health centered dentistry while implementing new technology and systems to enhance patient care and environmental stewardship.
Dr. Noor Khaki
Dr. Khaki has recently joined our team at Lotus Dental Wellness. Her lifestyle and dentistry reflect beauty and wellness. She is an amazing dentist, mother of two, fitness instructor and community member. She grew up internationally in both Iraq and Jordan. Her family then moved to London, and eventually Lake Oswego. Her father’s work as a surgeon led the family to Oregon. She has been in dentistry since she was young and loved her orthodontic experience! She knew this was her path. She is joyous to be coming home to practice in her hometown. Since finishing dental school at OHSU she has worked in both public health and private practice.
Dr. Khaki brings a unique skill set to our holistic practice. Her offerings of facial esthetics, treatment of TMD, musculoskeletal pain, and Invisalign clear aligner orthodontics are a welcome and needed addition of services to our practice. The enthusiasm and passion for learning she exemplifies is shown by her recent trip to Mexico, where she participated in an intensive hands-on surgical training in Implantology. Earlier this year she attended training at the Spear education center, building on her knowledge and use of Cad-Cam Cerec technology and same-day dentistry.
Dr. Khaki’s has two beautiful children, Jenna and Jadd and is married to Mustafa, a family medicine resident at OHSU. The Lotus Team originally came in contact with Dr. Khaki when they attended a fitness class she was instructing. They found out she was a dentist and eventually she joined us. Our team works out together! She is an energetic and skilled fitness and yoga instructor and a truly engaging person to talk to. Her life and work are expressions of her desire to maintain and achieve health for herself and share that with others.