Meet the Doctors
Dr. Samuel Mattson was born in Portland, Oregon. He attended Sunset High School in Beaverton and went on to receive his bachelors degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. In 2004, he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Mattson taught part time as an associate professor at OHSU’s school of dentistry before dedicating himself full time to his Aloha practice. In 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Dr. Mattson was selected by his peers (reported in the Portland Monthly Magazine) as one of the top dentists in the greater Portland metropolitan area. Being a Portland native, he views this professional recognition as a great honor.
Away from his practice, Dr. Mattson enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. As a huge sports enthusiast, you can find Dr. Mattson enjoying Autumn Saturdays tailgating with family and friends at college football games. In the winter months, his attention shifts towards our Portland Trailblazers basketball team. If any free time remains, Dr. Mattson enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and many other outdoor activities.
Dr. Mattson is associated with the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentists as well as local study groups.
Dr. Benjamin Hellickson was born in Corvallis, Ore. He received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. It is at OSU that he and Dr. Sam met and became fast friends. In 2014, he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Calif. Dr. Ben provides the highest quality dental care to his patients full-time in our office and frequently attends continuing education courses and study clubs to make sure he is providing the most up-to-date services for his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Multnomah and Washington County dental associations and American Academy of General Dentists.
Outside of the office Dr. Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, baby (coming March 2016), two dogs and family. He has an active lifestyle and enjoys running, hiking, biking, surfing, skiing, golfing and often participates in running races and triathlons around the Pacific Northwest and California. Dr. Ben is also an avid sports fan who can be seen at football, baseball and basketball games and as many Timbers games as possible.
It is such a unique opportunity to become an oral health care provider in the practice that introduced me to dentistry. I count myself very blessed to be a dentist in a practice with such great patients, staff and quality of dental care. Dentistry is a wonderful profession that fosters collaborative relationships between the patient and the dentist. It is my goal to work with you and your family to achieve the highest level of oral health possible, and I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. James Mattson was also born in Portland, Oregon, where he attended Milwaukie High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, and his Doctorate at the University of Oregon Dental School in Portland (now OHSU). Dr. Mattson has been on staff as a clinical associate professor at OHSU, and he is currently practicing fulltime in his Aloha practice. He was selected as one of Portland’s top dentists by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In his free time, Dr. Mattson enjoys fishing, woodworking, automobile mechanics, and local and statewide sporting events. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife, their three children and recent grandchildren. Dr. Mattson is associated with the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentists, and local study clubs as well.