Career safety net provider takes over Multnomah County Dental Services

January 15, 2014

A dentist who has focused his career on care for clients who are very poor, affected by HIV and AIDS, or undocumented clients has joined

"And now science has also realized it’s also an intrinsic part of overall health,” he said.

Abdellatiff said the county sits on the cusp of important changes as more people qualify for health insurance and have access to dental care.

“Dr. Barozzini is known for being organized, patient-centered, flexible and smart,’’ Abdellatiff said. “We look forward to his leadership.’’

Barozzini’s duties have been covered by Deborah Cockrell, interim dental operations director, and Dr. Beverlee Cutler, dentist at Multnomah County’s Billi Odegaard Dental Clinic. They have served in these roles since July 2013 and have “led the dental program with great skill and professionalism,’’ Abdellatif said.

Dr. Alyssa Franzen was the previous dental director. She left the position to return to clinical work at Rockwood Dental Clinic.

“Dr. Franzen has demonstrated an impressive commitment to the dental program, and her ongoing support means that Dr. Barozzini is taking over a program that is strong and thriving,’’ Abdellatiff said.