Sam T. Wells, D.M.D.
Dr. Wells had a lengthy career in dentistry prior to becoming a dentist. Growing up in Alaska as the son of an oral surgeon and a dental hygienist, he was exposed to the profession at a young age through social interactions with other dental professionals and visits to the office after school. His philosophy of being in service to others also began early, with participation in local community service projects through school, church, and Boy Scouts. In addition to local service, he has participated in service trips to Mexico and Guatemala, assisting in providing dental treatment and education to people who would not otherwise have access to dental care.
Working in a number of dental offices during and after college gave Dr. Wells the opportunity to experience a variety of practice models. He worked with Dr. Rich for a year prior to attending dental school, further cementing his desire to join a private practice environment where he can provide comprehensive care. He appreciates the collaborative nature of a healthy team, and his leadership and grace are a natural fit for our practice.
Dr. Wells’ passion for the science of dentistry, and his thirst for infinite learning, pair well with his desire to help people. He feels strongly that he is not just preventing or treating disease but partnering with people to elevate their health and well-being. He values the trust that is built over time and looks forward to long-term relationships with our patients.
After moving to Arizona for dental school, Dr. Wells is thrilled to return to the Pacific NW. Aside from work, he and his wife, Charlotte, enjoy cooking, backpacking, traveling and exploring Portland’s many restaurants and local events.