Andrea Beltzner, DMD
Dr. Andrea Beltzner received her dental degree from Harvard in 2005 and then completed a pediatric dental residency program at the University of Connecticut. She is extremely active in organized dentistry, and has served as President of both the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Multnomah Dental Society, in addition to serving on their leadership boards for many years. She is currently serving as Chair of the Leadership Development Committee for the Oregon Dental Association.
She enjoys volunteering, and has served the local community over the years by volunteering her time on the Tooth Taxi and community service events like Give Kids a Smile and the Oregon Mission of Mercy. She also volunteers her time as part of the craniofacial team at Randall Children’s Hospital, which addresses the needs of children with craniofacial anomalies like cleft lip and palate. Additionally, she serves on the board for the local non-profit organization, Smile Oregon, which raises funds for families with children in need of extensive dental and orthodontic treatment due to craniofacial anomalies, such as cleft lip and palate. She has been recognized by Portland Monthly Magazine as a Top Pediatric Dentist in Portland; her selection was based on votes from her dental colleague peers.
She received her board certification in pediatric dentistry in 2007, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She was nominated and selected for membership into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, which are all honorary organizations for dentists who have "exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society." She has served on the board and is past chair for the local Oregon section of the American College of Dentists.
She chose pediatric dentistry as a specialty not only because she loves children, but also because she values being able to help children develop a positive attitude toward dental care that will last them a lifetime, by making dentistry fun and comfortable for them while they are young. Parents often remark to her that their children were so excited they couldn't wait for their dental visit, the highest compliment she could receive. When she is not busy caring for little ones at the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has a daughter, Lucy, and a son, Charlie, and three rescue dogs, Zorro, Dash, and Basil!