Dr. Joe

The 8th dentist in his family, Dr. Joe Safirstein became an orthodontic assistant at the age of 12 (eat your heart out, Doogie Howser) working in his father’s orthodontic practice. He is a faculty member at the OHSU Department of Orthodontics and past president of the Oregon State Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Joe attended the University of Florida, where he studied history. (Fun Fact #1: That’s also where he became a SCUBA instructor.) He earned his dental degree with highest honors at the University of Tennessee. (Fun Fact #2: That’s also where he learned to love BBQ.) When he’s not in the office, he’s probably camping or cooking on the smoker in the backyard.

Dr. Joe’s Credentials:

Excellent Orthodontics in a Really Fun Place!

Peter H.

“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”
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2014-03-19T21:29:56-07:00
“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”

Soloman & Gabbie

“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”
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2014-03-19T21:27:24-07:00
“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”

Hazel

“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”
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2014-03-19T21:30:23-07:00
“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”

Aiden D.

“The people at Dr. Joe’s are always friendly and welcoming!”
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2014-03-19T21:30:10-07:00
“The people at Dr. Joe’s are always friendly and welcoming!”

Deborah P.

“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”
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2014-03-19T21:26:55-07:00
“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”

BCS Foundation

“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”
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2014-03-19T21:27:41-07:00
“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”

Mary H.

“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”
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2014-03-19T21:26:38-07:00
“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”
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