Meet Your Team

Lilia Herrera
General Dentist

About Me

"I was attracted to dentistry because I love working directly with people of all ages and contributing to their transformations," says Dr. Lilia Herrera. Through her work of restoring smiles, she most enjoys watching a patient's confidence grow. She also takes extra care to provide positive experiences for those who may be somewhat fearful of dental treatment. In support of this latter effort, Dr. Herrera offers oral sedation (Nitrous Oxide) as a part of her General Dentistry services.

Dr. Herrera attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico for her D.D.S. degree. She also completed the International Dental Program at the renowned Loma Linda University, where she graduated as the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award within her class, and was nominated for Best 100 Dentists in America in both 2009 and 2010. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Outside of the office, she has many artistic interests, including oil painting, crafts, and cooking. Dr. Herrera enjoys spending time with her son and reading a relaxing book.


  • D.D.S.–Universidad Nacional Autonoma
  • D.D.S.–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


  • American Dental Association
Lin Zhu
D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.

About Me

Dr. Zhu feels that helping people to achieve and maintain excellent dental health gives her the most satisfaction from her profession. In particular, she enjoys seeing the satisfied smiles of patients when a difficult procedure turns out fabulous. She invites her patients to be involved in all the facets of their treatment to ensure the best results.

Dr. Zhu earned her Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Dentistry from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well as her M.S., in Periodontics.

She has received numerous awards and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. She is also Fluent in Chinese.

In her free time Dr. Zhu enjoys travel, exotic foods, movies, hiking and spending time with her family.


  • B.S., Biotechnology–Shandong University
  • Ph.D., Oral Biology and Dentistry-UCLA School of Dentistry
  • D.D.S.–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., Periodontics–University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists
Robert Saito

About Me

Growing up, Dr. Robert Saito spent a lot of time at a dental school, gaining early exposure to his future career. Now, as an Orthodontist, he is proud of his work, knowing that it provides healthy, functional bites and terrific smiles for his patients. An added bonus for him is seeing the improvement of his patients’ self-esteems throughout the course of their treatment.

Dr. Saito attended Lewis & Clark College as an undergraduate, where he studied Biology for his Bachelor’s degree. He stayed in Portland for graduate school, earning both his D.M.D. degree and certification in the specialty of Orthodontics from Oregon Health & Science University. He stays current with procedures and technologies in his field through active memberships to organizations such as the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association.

Outside of the office, Dr. Saito enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. He has been happily married to his wife, Linda, for over 30 years, with whom he has two children, Michael and Traci.


  • B.S., Biology – Lewis & Clark College
  • D.M.D. – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Orthodontics – Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry


  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Oregon Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

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