Dr. Joe

The 8th dentist in his family, Dr. Joe Safirstein became an orthodontic assistant at the age of 12 working in his father’s orthodontic practice. He taught at the OHSU Department of Orthodontics and is a past president of the Oregon State Society of Orthodontists, and OHSU Orthodontic Alumni Association.

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. He completed his orthodontic residency at OHSU in 2001.

Dr. Joe is happily married to Dr. Lauren, an orthodontist in Hillsboro. Dr. Joe’s kids grew up in NE Portland. Their youngest son Jack loves visits from his grown brother Jake and sister, Sam.

Dr. Joe’s Credentials:

Excellent Orthodontics in a Really Fun Place!

Aiden D.

“The people at Dr. Joe’s are always friendly and welcoming!”
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“The people at Dr. Joe’s are always friendly and welcoming!”

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!”

Soloman & Gabbie

“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”
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“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”

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.”

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!”

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!”

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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“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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