Meet the Staff


Drs. Benjamin and Alisha James

Drs. Benjamin and. Alisha James were born and raised in the Willamette Valley and are ecstatic to be back home in Oregon. They both graduated from the prestigious University of Iowa College of Dentistry with Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees.  Collectively they have experience in both the private and public health sectors, including experience with Invisalign, endodontics, children dentistry, and surgery.  Dr. Alisha James is currently a second year resident at OHSU in Portland and will be practicing pediatric dentistry next year (2018) in Dallas.


Dr. Les Wheeler

Dr. Wheeler is the original practice owner and has over 30 years of experience as a general dentist.  He graduated from Loma Linda University and is an incredible clinician.


Dr. Tom Davis

Dr. Tom Davis graduated from the University of Oregon Health Science Center with a degree in General Dentistry (DMD). He has practiced in Dallas for over 35 years.




Rachel – Office Manager 

Rachel is sister to Dr. Alisha James and is the Office Manager at Dallas Family Dental. She was born and raised in the Willamette Valley and graduated from Portland Community College. She enjoys spending time with her husband Thomas, daughter Aubrielle and Malti-Poo Petie. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography and interior design. She is happy to answer all of your questions about Dallas Family Dental.


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Natasha – Hygienist

I grew up in Oregon and graduated from Carrington College with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have a two and a half year old Chihuahua “Chloe” that is my baby. We enjoy going for walks in the summer and snuggling up together in the winter. I absolutely love what I do and enjoy the education portion of hygiene the most, so if you have any questions feel free to ask! I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this office, and in such a short time it already feels like a family. It’s exciting to meet so many new faces each day and I look forward to creating that patient/provider relationship with my future patients!

Gina – Hygienist

I was born and raised in Corvallis, home of the Beavers! I graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I am passionate about helping people improve their oral health and strive to do so in a relaxed and welcoming environment. I have two dogs, Lily and Cali, and spoil them like they are my children. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, running, and spending time with friends and family. I am very fortunate to be a part of Dallas Family Dental and look forward to getting to know people in the community!


Katie – Hygienist and Front Office

I was raised in Dallas, Oregon and graduated from Tennessee State University with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. We recently moved back to Dallas from Nashville, Tennessee, where my husband was stationed while serving in the Army. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and working on projects around our new home. Growing up, I was a patient at this office, which is what initially sparked my interest in the dental field. I am so excited to now be a part of the Dallas Family Dental team and am looking forward to meeting all of the new faces as well as, continuing to educate our patients on their oral health.



Jennifer – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Jennifer graduated from Chemeketa Community College with an Associates of General Studies and also as a Certified Dental Assistant. She started her passion for Dentistry when her kids were younger and going to a Pediatric Dentist. Ever since then she has made it her goal to not only help her family keep their smiles but also with every patient that walks through Dallas Family Dental. “I love helping people and assisting the doctors with that process. I am married and have 3 wonderful boys. I enjoy spending time with them doing races, camping, hiking and any outdoor activities. Working for Dallas Family Dental is a dream come true; when you walk through those doors you become part of a family.”