Meet Our Dentists
Meet our dentists, Dr. Ben Lively and Dr. Chad Achatz, who are both dedicated and passionate about their work helping to improve smiles.
Stop By for a Visit
Our Gresham office is located in an ideal location in the heart of the town. It is a brand new office with a caring, compassionate staff, and a wide breadth of services.
Book an Appointment
The first step to a better smile is to book an appointment. Call us at 503-665-7600 to speak with one of our front desk staff. Or, contact us via our web form:
New Patient Forms
New to Mirror Pond Dental? Save yourself a little time at your first appointment. Download our new patient forms, fill them out, and bring them when you come in.
Mirror Pond Dental in Gresham
Your Local Dentist
Our Mirror Pond-Gresham family dentist is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative dental procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We strive to provide patients from Gresham with the high quality dental care they deserve.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our Gresham area patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur Dr. Chad Achatz will make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. Dr. Chad Achatz attends dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Dr. Chad Achatz and the entire team at Miror Pond Dental – Gresham are dedicated to providing you with outstanding, individualized care and service to make your visits to our Mirror Pond – Gresham office as comfortable and pleasant as possible
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
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Dr. Chad Achatz is a native Oregonian and graduated dental school at Oregon Health and Sciences University with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Prior to dental school he attended undergrad at Eastern Oregon University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was captain of the football team.
Dr. Achatz enjoys spending time with his wife, Libby, their children, Brooklyn and Zach. He also enjoys golfing and being outdoors.
Dr. Achatz and his staff provide patients with the highest quality dentistry in a caring and compassionate manner. We respect our patient’s busy schedules and strive to provide them with prompt and time efficient treatment. Our Team of Dental Healthcare Providers is dedicated to Continuing Education and strives towards excellence in everything we do.
Born and raised in Austin, Dr. Lively joined the Marine Corps following high school and served 4 years as an infantryman, including two tours in Iraq. Upon finishing his military service he moved to Dallas where he attained a double major undergraduate degree in business and biology from The University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his dental degree from Baylor/Texas A&M College of Dentistry.
Following dental school, Dr. Lively moved to Portland for a residency program at the Portland VA Hospital, where he received advanced training in the areas of endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics.
Dr. Lively continues to stay on the cutting edge of the latest advances with continuing education and participation in local and national dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, Multnomah Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his free time Dr. Lively enjoys spending his time outdoors backpacking and hiking with his fiancée and dogs, reading, playing soccer, and cooking.