About UsWe're All About Patient Care and Comfort
Quality Work Takes Quality time.
If you have ever felt rushed during your dental appointments, you will really appreciate the amount of time we spend with you. We usually schedule you for 2-hours as a new patient. There are sometimes a lot of teeth to clean, and we may need more time to complete the task.
“I am proud to describe how you experience time at my office. I listen to my patient’s past experiences and have heard how terrible dental work can be. I believe and offer an alternative experience.”
The definition of Compassion is in all we do here at Compassion Family Dentistry. Dr. Barnum also enjoys treating his patients as he would want to be treated. This means giving you as a patient choice and autonomy and spending enough time to produce quality work. Dr. Barnum agrees with this definition.
Dr. James Barnum DMD
“Serving the public will never get old. We are all individuals (which keeps things interesting), and we all deserve individualized treatment.” Dr. Barnum
Dr. Barnum was born in Milwaukie and continues to live here with his wife and four children. He enjoys family, music, camping, gardening…and serving others.
Dr. Barnum attended Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, Sellwood Middle School, Grover Cleveland High School, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Health & Science University.
Camille grew up in Seaside Oregon . After high school, she spent two years in Bend at Central Oregon Community College to study pre-dental hygiene classes. Camille transferred to Mt. Hood Community College after two years, where she earned an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Camille Graduated the MHCC program in 2011 and has been working as a hygienst ever since.
Besides enjoying her career, Camille enjoys spending time with family and friends. Camille and her fiancé, Austin, spend their time playing slow pitch softball . In the summer, they have game nights, camping, going to church, and working on house projects. Overall, Camille just loves helping people and being surrounded by loved ones.
Patti is a proficient Receptionist. She helps our patients to feel comfortable and confident in their treatment plans and scheduling for Dr. Barnum.
She was born and raised in Milwaukie and surrounding area. Patti has always enjoyed the insurance and billing side of business as well as helping people. In fact, by the time she was 20, she already had management and customer service experience. Soon afterwards, Patti had her Property and Casualty Insurance license and helped her clients navigate the complicated world of insurance. Now she is here to help us as the receptionist for Compassion Family Dentistry.
Patti’s favorite part of working in the dental business is helping our patients because she has a passion for helping people feel comfortable before they see Dr. Barnum for treatment and after their appointments to help them understand what to expect with ease. Also, getting to know our patients can be a lot of fun!
When she’s not working with Dr. Barnum, Brianne and Camille, Patti enjoys hiking trails along the gorge, spending time with her daughter and practicing yoga.
Brianne Williams EFDA
Brianne has been A Dental Assistant since 2011. She joined Dr. Barnum’s team in August of2016 and has enjoyed every minute of it. She loves her job and helping patients obtain their perfect smile and a healthy mouth. She couldn’t imagine a better place to work.
Brianne has always enjoyed going to the dentist. Which eventually led her down the career path of becoming a Dental Assistant. Brianne Graduated from Concorde Career college in 2011with her Expanded Function Dental assistant (EFDA) along with her Expanded Orthodontic Dental Assistant (EFODA).
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her son going camping, hiking, and going on long drives to enjoying the beauty of Oregon, as well as going to parks, and the Oregon zoo.
“Dr. Barnum was a pleasure to work with. He helped provide me with a painless and stress-free dental experience. I love the care and obvious attention I receive when I am at Compassion. Thank you Dr. Barnum!”
Shelli E., Gladstone, OR
2025 SE Washington St
Milwaukie, OR 97222