Office Team

Our Staff

Welcome to Today's Dental! You will find the staff at Today's Dental friendly and approachable. We'd love for you to join our family of patients and get to know us more personally. Here are a few fun facts about us all.

Dr. Dennis Perala is our Implant Specialist. He is a native Oregonian who graduated from Parkrose High school. He then obtained a BS in chemistry at the University of Oregon. He earned his doctorate in dentistry from Tufts University in Boston. He then completed a specialty in periodontal surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University, gaining him status as a specialist in Periodontology. He has extensive experience in the placement of dental implants and has lectured, mentored, and trained many dentists nationally and internationally the many techniques of placing dental implants.

Each year Dr. Perala continues his education, studying the latest advances with the nation’s foremost clinicians. This extensive focus on education allows him to offer today’s state-of-the-art techniques with an emphasis on cosmetics, dental implants, surgery, periodontal treatment, root canals, and complex restorative dentistry.

Dr. Henderson is our senior dentist. He is partially retired now, and works only one day a week. Erika is our hygienist, she was born in Denmark and move to Hillsboro with her family at a young age. She attended Glencoe High School.She started her dental career as a dental assistant and then went on to study Dental Hygiene.

We have three lovely ladies in our front office. Anna is our office manager, she has been at Today's Dental for more than ten years, has one daughter, and loves a good out door weekend! Darlene is our assistant manager. She has been at Today's Dental for almost twenty years! She is a mother of three, and currently coaches AYF cheer squad. Tina also works in the front office, she has two daughters.

We have four Amazing dental assistants. Kara is our lead assistant. She has worked with Today's Dental for the past six years. She is a mother of three. Her son is the quarter back of his football team. Reyna grew up in Hillsboro. She is a mother of two, Damian and Naomi, She graduated from Hillsboro High School and then completed her Dental Assisting program at Anthem College. Rey enjoys running and spending time with her kids. Angela is a mom who loves spending time with her little Sammy. She is a scrapbooker and a wannabe photographer in her spare time. She studied dental assisting at Pacific University. She enjoys playing soccer and going on hikes with her dogs. Carina was recently married she is expecting her first baby boy in September. She has been with Today's Dental since 2010.

We all look forward to meeting you!




  Dr. Perala Erika
  Dr. Perala Erika
Kara Reyna Carina
Kara Reyna Carina
Anna Darlene Angela
Anna Darlene Angela