About Our Team & Dental Specialists in Lake Oswego, ORLake Oswego Orthodontics & Periodontics has assembled a talented team of dental professionals. Dr. Vanessa Peterson is a board certified orthodontist and Dr. Andrew Peterson practiced as a general dentist for four years before becoming a periodontist. Whether you’re looking to straighten your teeth, preserve your dental health, or restore missing teeth with a smile makeover, our dental specialists in Lake Oswego can care for your needs and give you a look you can be proud of. Contact Us
Dr. Vanessa PetersonBoard Certified Orthodontist
Vanessa Peterson DDS, MS is a board certified orthodontist who specializes in braces and Invisalign® for children and adults. After growing up in Rancho Cucamonga, California, she earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her dental degree from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Peterson completed her residency in orthodontics at Oregon Health & Science University. Since graduation, she has been practicing in the greater Portland area. Before transitioning into private practice, Dr. Peterson was the chief orthodontic specialist for a large healthcare organization. She enjoys leadership and is on several committees in the Oregon Dental Association and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics.
Having the opportunity to meet new people, build wonderful friendships, and make a positive impact on her patients and community, Dr. Peterson feels that orthodontics is the greatest profession. She feels honored that her patients trust her with their smiles day in and day out. She knows that having a healthy, beautiful smile can change the world for a patient and lead to a fuller, happier life. She is excited to be part of your journey!
Dr. Andrew PetersonPeriodontist
Andrew Peterson DMD, MS, a periodontist, specializes in implants, gum grafts, frenectomies, wisdom teeth removal, extractions, and IV sedation. After growing up in big sky country Billings, Montana, he earned his undergraduate degree from Carrol College and his dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Peterson practiced as a general dentist for four years before completing his periodontal residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Because of his general dentistry background, he is experienced in working with general dentists and performing surgeries with a restorative perspective.
The Peterson Family
Drs. Vanessa and Andrew Peterson have one son, Luke Everett, and two Boston terrier dogs, Fenway (the angel) and Rickie (the troublemaker). When they aren’t attending dental conferences or seeing patients in the office, they love to trail run, bike, and hike. They have both competed in Ironman Triathlons, run marathons (including the Boston Marathon), and ridden their bikes all over the West Coast! Drs. Vanessa and Andrew Peterson are passionate about community involvement and encouraging their patients to improve their health and wellness.