Meet Our Dental Family

All professionals at Clatskanie Dental Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field.  Read on to learn more about your dental team!


Dr. Philip Ross, DMD

Dr. Philip Ross DMD has served Clatskanie and surrounding areas for nearly 40 years!  Approaching retirement, Phil is proud to be passing on his legacy at Clatskanie Dental Clinic to his daughter, Dr. Jessica Ross, who joined the practice in 2016.  Phil is a proud father of four, has six beautiful grandchildren, and a cheerful Lhasa Apso dog named Mini.  He loves to hunt, cook for his family and maintains a gorgeous garden and orchard.


Dr. Jessica Ross, DMD

Dr. Jessica Ross DMD joined her father's General Dentistry practice in May 2016.  She graduated with honors from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, located in Glendale, Arizona where she enjoyed hiking with her friends and spending quality time with her grandparents, John and Jeannette.  Jessica feels so blessed and honored to be able to carry on her father's legacy of caring for Clatskanie and surrounding areas for nearly 40 years!  When asked what her favorite aspect of dentistry is she says, "I love when my patients say they didn't even feel the injection!"  In her spare time, Dr. Jessica Ross enjoys practicing yoga, hiking and spending quality time with her family.




Brandy Stout – Lead Dental Assistant, EFODA

I have been a local to Rainier/Clatskanie all my life.  I am a mother of 2 beautiful spunky, smart boys.  I love the outdoors:  camping, going to the river and the beach with family and friends.  I also really enjoy watching my oldest son in all of his sports—football, basketball, and baseball as well as supporting my younger boy in his martial arts training and competitions.  I have been a dental assistant since 2005.  I love all aspects of dentistry, especially helping people!  I am passionate about expanding my knowledge as technology advances with the dental profession.  I have had special training in general anesthesia and IV sedation. I couldn’t be more happy with the career choice I have made!



Adam Merritt – Dental Hygienist, RDH

Adam graduated with honors from Clark College.  He is a proud father of two beautiful, young daughters.  He loves puzzles and enjoys spending time at the ocean with his family.  When asked his favorite part of his profession, he says “Patient comfort and care are my top priority.


Melanie Simmons -- Front  Office Administration, Financial and Scheduling Coordinator

Having an extensive background in business and customer service has helped me transition into my current position here at Clatskanie Dental Clinic.  Having never worked in the dental field before was somewhat overwhelming at first, but I am always up for a challenge and having a team that assists and communicates was the key to my successful transition.

I enjoy assisting people in all aspects.  The joy on the faces of patients, seeing their smile for the first time on the last orthodontic appointment, is truly pricelss to me and I'm excited for them!  Nothing boosts your confidence like good oral health and a beautiful smile and I relish being a witness to this transition in patients every day!  I have found the science of dentistry to be very interesting and the technique and procedures I have been shown amaze me and have given me the opportunity to learn more than I have ever imagined.

I am a dedicated wife and mother of 4 beautiful children.  I enjoy spending time with my family, pursuing my Faith, traveling and attempting an extensive list of hobbies!


Kingdom of Tonga Dental Mission Trip 2016


Continuing Education Conferences

ASDA Dental Conference 2015


Lead Assistant Brandy Stout & Dr. Jessica Ross
at the Impact in Dentistry Event



Community Involvement

Thank you to the Clatskanie Kiwanis for graciously hosting Melanie Simmons and Dr. Jessica Ross last month! We look forward to helping make this community a better place!