Meet Our Doctors
Gretchen Schnepper DDS MS
Dr. Gretchen Schnepper has been practicing orthodontics in the Pacific Northwest since 2007. She graduated from and completed an additional 27 month, advanced educational program in orthodontics at Loma Linda University. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. Dr. Gretchen comes from a long line of dental professionals. Both her maternal and paternal grandfathers and her father were dentists and her uncle still practices today. While in dental school she received The American Association of Orthodontists Award, the American Association of Oral Biologists Award and the International College of Dentistry Award.
Dr. Gretchen is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 17,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The Association encourages and sponsors key research to enable its members to provide the highest quality of care to patients, and is committed to educating the public about the need for, and benefits of, orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Schnepper’s Life Outside of the Clinic
Dr. Gretchen is married to Darby, a first and second grade teacher. She enjoys reading, making art, bicycling and camping in her spare time. They have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. She loves being a mom.
Joseph A. Dugoni DDS PC
Orthodontist in Portland Oregon. – Dr. Joseph Dugoni attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and obtained his specialty training at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Department of Orthodontics. Both programs had a strong clinical and research emphasis, which prepared him well for private practice.
Throughout his career he has advanced his academic and clinical skills by engaging in continuing education well beyond what is professionally required. He has enjoy access to worldwide scientific studies and publications, web based meetings and forums, and participate in regional and local professional meetings. Dr. Dugoni has maintained longstanding membership in a local orthodontic study club and recently completed a two year study with orthodontic clinicians throughout the world to discuss science based techniques, materials, and technology.
Dr. Dugoni enjoys staying engaged in scientific and technological advancements and maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, The Multnomah County Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the Oregon State Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Dugoni’s Early Years
Dr. Dugoni’s parents’ families immigrated from Italy and Hungary, and his parents met in Pennsylvania where they earned their teaching certifications. His family moved to Florida when his two siblings and Dr. Dugoni were young so that his parents could pursue their careers in education. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from the School of Forestry with a degree in Wildlife Biology. He then attended Louisiana State University where he received a Masters Degree in Wildlife Ecology. His thesis research through the Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit afforded him the opportunity to study the bald eagle population in the state of Louisiana. For the next ten years he worked on multiple wildlife management and research projects throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Dugoni met his wife, Laurie, in Louisiana where she was a special education teacher and they moved to Portland where they have raised their four, now adult children. The enjoy the Pacific Northwest and its outdoor experiences, activities, and community values.