Melissa M. Beadnell, DMD

Dr. Melissa Beadnell grew up in the Portland area, working as an assistant in her father’s oral surgery practice while in high school. She became passionate about dental care, and went on to graduate with academic honors from Oregon State University in 2004.

In 2008, Dr. Beadnell graduated with academic honors from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. After receiving her dental degree, she completed a one-year general practice residency at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration Hospital in Seattle. This experience involved in-depth training in the dental management of medically compromised patients, oral surgery and sedation, and advanced prosthodontics, including implants, dentures, crowns and bridges.

Dr. Beadnell has completed over 500 hours of continuing education and is a student of the Spear Dental education curriculum. She has committed herself to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry. She recently received the prestigious “2019 OHSU Early Career Achievement Award.”

Passionate about patient care, she commits herself to continuing education and using her skills to give back to her community. Dr. Beadnell and her team currently volunteer for Medical Teams International Dental Vans and the Oregon Mission of Mercy.

Dr. Beadnell has been in private practice in Hillsdale since 2009. She and her husband live in Tigard with their two daughters, and they feel so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community. She and her family enjoy traveling, the Portland Trail Blazers basketball, and spending time with family and friends.


  • Oregon State University — Bachelor of Science, 2004
  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry — Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2008
  • Puget Sound Veterans Administration Hospital — Certificate of General Practice Residency, 2009

Professional Positions

  • 2017-2018 OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni President
  • Editor for Multnomah Dental Society — three-year term
  • Chair — Alumni Outreach for the OHSU Dental School Alumni Association

Memberships in Professional Organizations


  • 2019 OHSU Early Career Achievement Award

Community Involvement

  • Medical Teams International Dental Van, local and national — Volunteer Dentist
  • Mission of Mercy Dental Clinics
  • Alberta Rider Classroom Volunteer

Carly Christoferson, DMD

Dr. Carly Christoferson is a welcome addition to the Simply Smiles Dental team. She is a native of Oregon and a third-generation Portlander. In 2010 Dr. Christoferson graduated from the University of Oregon having earned her pre-dental degree along with several scholarships and honors. Dr. Christoferson embraced dentistry at a young age. She began her dental career during her early high school years, working summers and holidays for a local orthodontist. She was intrigued with the impact of dental health on a patient’s general health and from early on she was determined to become a dentist. Dr. Christoferson graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 2019. During her time at OHSU, Dr. Christoferson was integral in a published research project on dental materials, founded the OHSU Women in Dentistry Club, and was also involved in the Student Research Group and an All Hill Student Council. Dr. Christoferson is currently a member of the Oregon Dental Association, American Dental Association®, OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Board and the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Christoferson is passionate about caring for her patients and their dental needs. Patients will appreciate her detail-oriented, professional nature and cheerful demeanor. An avid learner, Dr. Christoferson understands that the field of dentistry is ever-changing and stays up to date on the latest innovations in oral health through continuing education and continually expanding her technical skills.

When not in the dental office, you will find Dr. Christoferson golfing, skiing, planning her next vacation with her two sisters and cheering on her Oregon Ducks with her family and friends.


  • University of Oregon — 2010
  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry — 2019

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We are detail-oriented, and you can count on us to make sure that your treatment meets your needs and that you feel comfortable throughout your visit to Simply Smiles Dental. Call us today at (503) 244-4837 to make your appointment with Dr. Melissa Beadnell and Dr. Carly Christoferson, our dentists in Portland, Oregon.

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