Meet the Doctors


Dr. Jake Becker DMD


Dr. Becker was born in Kentucky, grew up in Hawaii and went to high school and college in Arizona. He obtained his B.S. in Biology at Arizona State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then moved to Portland, Oregon for dental school in 2002 and graduated from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2006—the same year he married the love of his life, Melissa.

Immediately after Dental School, Dr. Becker, Melissa and their dog Slinky spent a year in Burns Oregon. Practicing dentistry in a rural environment afforded Dr. Becker the opportunity to quickly develop skills in all facets of his profession. It was a unique experience that he still feels positively influenced the trajectory, depth and breadth of his entire career in dentistry.

Upon returning to Portland in 2007, Dr. Becker joined DDA where he is still practicing today.

Dr. Becker takes pride in being a comprehensive dentist. He has maintained his license to provide IV sedation to his patients for over 15 years. He has surgically placed implants for over a decade. He has also held hospital privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital (where he treats medically and mentally compromised patients on a weekly basis) for almost the entirety of his career. He is a member of multiple study clubs and has obtained a level of continuing education that far surpasses that which is required by the board of Dentistry. His professional memberships include American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology. He is also the current Section Chair of Dentistry at Good Samaritan Hospital, a position that he has served for over ten years.

Despite all of his professional accomplishments, however, Dr. Becker takes the most pride in being a compassionate and caring human being. His genuine humbleness and humility define him.

When he is not at work, Dr. Becker enjoys being with his four kids and his wife. He likes to golf, swim, hike, travel and just be outside.

Dr. Hailey Dodson DMD


Dr. Hailey Dodson discovered her love for dentistry in high school while volunteering at a children’s dental clinic in Bend, OR. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Loyola Marymount University, she continued her education at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry to earn her DMD. She was awarded the Valentine Brown and Dori L. Drumm Scholarship for her compassion and commitment to providing excellent dental care in rural Oregon.

As a dental practitioner, Dr. Dodson aims to provide a safe, comfortable and educational experience for her patients. Dr. Dodson strives to remain updated on the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education courses, with an interest in cosmetic dentistry and Botox therapy. She is an active member of the Oregon Dental Association and Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.

In her spare time, Dr. Dodson stays active by going to the gym and golfing. She also likes to curl up on the couch with a good book and cuddle with her 3lb chihuahua, Mocha. When she’s not at home, she and her fiancé, Lee, enjoy attending Portland Timbers Games!