Dr. Brandon Schwindt, or “Dr. Brandon” to his patients, grew up in Oregon, just east of Salem in Stayton, Oregon. He received his biology degree at the University of Oregon and later attended Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry where he met Dr. Kat.
During his time in dental school, he discovered his talent for working with children. After graduating with honors from OHSU, he moved to Charleston, SC to complete his pediatric dental residency. Following gradation, he received the Richard C. Pew Award, for scoring in top three percent in the nation on his pediatric board exams. He currently serves as the President of The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a national dental education organization.
After returning to Portland, Dr. Brandon became associate professor of Pediatrics at OHSU dental school and was later selected by his pediatric colleagues to serve as the President of the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2009, the Oregon Dental Association and Governor Kulongoski chose Dr. Brandon to serve on Oregon’s Board of Dentistry. He was then reappointed by Governor Kitzhaber in 2012. Recently, he was elected to President of the Oregon Board of Dental Examiners.
Following a two year course of study and case presentations, Dr Brandon achieved Board Certification by the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is the only pediatric dentist in Oregon and the only dentist in Portland with this level of certification. He works with many local speech therapists and lactation professionals to help children with tongue and lip ties. In his spare time, Dr. Brandon enjoys skiing, hiking and camping with the family: Colin, Duncan, Dr. Kat, and their dog Max.
“It’s so wonderful to give children positive dental experiences, and at Kona Kids we’ve created an environment that makes all kids from the teenagers to even the youngest patients feel comfortable. As a mom of two little boys, I pride myself on putting a child at ease and here that’s a reality every day.” – Dr. Kat
Dr. Kathryn Bowman, “Dr. Kat” to her patients, is a native Oregonian who grew up in nearby Woodburn. She attended the University of Portland, graduating cum laude. Dr. Kat received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University, graduating with high clinical honors in 2002. While at OHSU, Dr. Kat was chosen to be a member of OKU, awarded only to those individuals in the top ten percent of their class. She then went on to complete an advanced training in dentistry (AEGD) with a special emphasis on children’s oral health at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. With Dr Kat’s diverse dental background from working with children and adults, she is our 'permanent tooth and esthetic expert’ here at Kona Kids.
Outside of work, Dr. Kat enjoys spending time with her two boys, whether it be hiking outings with their Brittany spaniel or swimming at the pool. She also enjoys reading the classics and trying out new cooking recipes.
Dr. Angela Lopez-Loverich
We are thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our Kona Kids Team, Dr Angela Lopez-Loverich! "Dr Angela", is a board certified pediatric dentist with 12 years of experience from Austin, Texas. Dr. Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward's University in 2006. She went on to complete dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2010. Following a brief time in private practice, she was accepted to one of the top pediatric dentistry residency programs in the nation, UT San Antonio. There, she received rigorous and specialized training in treating children with special needs as well as caring for children with complex medical conditions. One of Dr Angela’s true talents is working with anxious children to ensure they have the most enjoyable experience possible!
Prior to moving to the Tigard area, Dr Anglea served as the Vice President of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry she is also a member of the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The College of Diplomates of the ABPD, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Angela, her partner Chris and their 2 daughters, June and Olivia are thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest. They have loved visiting the coast, The Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood. She can't believe how many adventures are just a short car ride away! They are always out with the kiddos rain or shine. They are ready to explore all Portland has to offer. She is excited to build lasting relationships with all our Kona Kids families in the coming years!