Dr. Alix Leemin

Welcome to Hillsdale Orthodontics

Best Portland orthodontist

“Our goal is to create a signature smile for you that will warm people’s heart and open doors to new opportunities.”

– Dr. Alix Leemin

Best Portland orthodontist

“Our goal is to create a signature smile for you that will warm people’s heart and open doors to new opportunities”

– Dr. Alix J Leemin

As a nutty overachiever, Dr. Leemin never lost sight of her childhood dreams of becoming a smartypants orthodontist.

She spent her childhood years living in Portland and Seoul, splitting her time between the hustling city of Gangnam and the quaint charm of Beaverton and Tigard where she built her tree forts and learned to skateboard. Later during her college years, she even wandered off to live in Paris where she developed a growing appetite for French cuisine and desserts, while working as a student-chef at the Ritz Escoffier culinary school. After all the exciting adventures, Dr. Leemin knew that her ultimate passion rested in crafting beautiful smiles, and returned to the stateside to pursue her childhood dreams in orthodontics.

After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, she embarked on her career in dentistry at University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated #1 in her class. Feeling just a little too ambitious, she then completed 2.5 years of additional training at OHSU to become an orthodontic specialist.

  • Stanford University – Bachelor of Arts with Honors
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania – Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science Univ. – Master of Science
  • Oregon Health & Science Univ. – Certificate in Orthodontics

Since finishing her whopping 11 years of post secondary education (or 23 years in school!), she has not yet lost her appetite in learning, and continues to attend several Invisalign seminars and continuing education courses. She currently practices as a board certified orthodontist, an achievement shared only by one third of orthodontists nationwide. With broad experience in advanced orthodontic treatments, Dr. Leemin enjoys serving patients of all ages with a wide variety of bite problems!

She is passionate about transforming people’s lives – children, teenagers, and adults – by creating smiles that will warm people’s hearts and open doors to new opportunities.

Outside her professional demeanor during office hours, chances are, Dr. Leemin is stirring up trouble – she loves cooking up delicious french meals that require the use of every utensil in her kitchen, and snowboarding at Mt. Hood in her Eeyore onesie. If you spot her tail, be sure to bring it to her!

Board Certified Dr. Leemin