Dr. Irina Moga grew up in Beaverton, studied biology in Stockton, California and received her doctorate from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. Although Dr. Moga loved San Francisco with its rich history, gorgeous architecture and fantastic shopping, Beaverton has always been her home.
With both of her parents practicing as dental technicians in Romania and her father continuing a denture practice in Beaverton, Dr. Moga was destined to start a practice of her own. Sharing a location with her father’s Denture Clinique, Dr. Moga provides patients with comprehensive dental care with an emphasis on preventive care, and an unparalleled level of compassion and personal attention.
Michael was born and spent his early life in Romania, where he married and had a daughter. Early in his professional life Michael worked as a dental laboratory technician. In 1984 Michael and his family left Romania to immigrate to the United States. Beginning his American life in Cleveland, Michael quickly found work as a dental laboratory technician. After three years Michael enrolled in a dental hygienist program which he completed in 1989. After relocating to Portland, in 1992 Michael took the denturist examination and received his license. One year later he opened his first office in Beaverton, followed in 1995 by one in Vancouver.
In 2004 Michael’s daughter Irina graduated from dental school and opened her practice in Michael’s office. While they share both patients and office space, their practices are kept separate. Continuing this working arrangement all of these years allows not only comfort but also convenience for our patients.
Michael Moga specializes in partial, immediate, and full upper and lower dentures. He take great pride in his work and his patient’s health. When he is not in the clinic he can be found fishing on his boat. It is his charismatic personality, great stories, and his attention to details that make him such a skilled denturist.
Kandy earned her Dental Hygiene degree from East Tennessee State University in 1996. She moved from North Carolina to Oregon in the summer of 2008. She joined Dr. Moga in May 2011. Kandy’s primary goal has always been to make each patient feel comfortable and confident that they are receiving the highest standard of dental care. She is known at this office for her gentle touch and outgoing Southern personality. Kandy has the ability to find a special bond with each and every one of her patients.
When not in the office Kandy enjoys spending time with her son and daughter. They enjoy hiking in the mountains, going to the movies, and most of all travelling to Walt Disney World in Florida as often as possible.
Luci has been in the dental field since 2005 and joined Dr. Moga in 2007. She was attracted to dentistry because she saw it as an opportunity to make a difference for people, and not “just have a job.” She truly loves what she does, especially the opportunity to make people smile. Luci holds a degree from Cambridge College and certifications in X-Ray and EFDA.
Luci loves to be around people – of course, as one of 8 children, it was bound to happen! Born in California and raised in Oregon, Luci and her husband have two beautiful children, and enjoy biking and being outdoors.