Meet Our Team

Welcome to Vancouver Pediatric Dentistry. We are family…first. Committed to family and smiles! Dr. Pete Lubisich started the practice in 1978. Sons Peter and Joe joined what has become the “family business” and the rest is history. Community and giving back are important values for the Lubisich family. It’s a thread that runs through the family and dental practice.


We talk about the fact that smiles last a lifetime. We believe that but it is about so much more. It is about your child living a confident life with a great smile. It’s the first impression, forever!


Pete Lubisich

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Pete received his DDS from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Pete attended USC on a football scholarship and was a starter for 3 years. He was on their National Championship and Rose Bowl team.

Dr. Pete enjoys music, playing the piano, sports, poetry and literature, restoring old cars, scuba diving, his grandchildren and the outdoors. Dr. Pete has coached baseball for many years from T-ball through high school. He enjoys reciting poetry to the children, especially "Casey at the Bat" and "The Night before Christmas." He is active in the community and has held leadership positions in the local and state dental associations. He currently serves as the chairman of the Peer Review Committee of Clark County Dental Society and is the editor of the Clark County Dental Society Newsletter.

Dr. Pete and his wife, Celia, are the parents of six children – two girls and four boys. They have 20 amazing grandchildren, 10 girls and 10 boys. They also share their life with Eiger, a beautiful Bernese mountain dog.

Peter Lubisich

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Peter is Dr. Pete's oldest son by 4 minutes. He has a twin brother, John. Dr. Peter is a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Loma Linda University. He is a graduate of Westmont College with a major in Social Sciences with a history emphasis and a minor in Chemistry.

Dr. Peter is an Assistant Professor in the pre-doctorate and post-doctorate residency programs at OHSU School of Dentistry. He is Chairman of Children's Dental Health Month for the Clark County Dental Society and organizes the free Children's Dental Health day that is held annually at Clark College. He is the Dental Director for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. He enjoys volunteering his time working on the Free Clinic's mobile dental clinic van. Dr. Peter also is a delegate for the Clark County Dental Society to the Washington State Dental Association and serves as the member coordinator for CCDS.

Dr. Peter and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of Peter, Jakob and Brooklynn. Dr. Peter and Michelle, who is a special education and elementary education teacher, have a deep involvement in children with special needs.

Dr. Peter played soccer and baseball in high school and was a baseball player through college. He also is involved in music (piano), community and church activities. He can speak a little Japanese and is fairly fluent in Spanish. Dr. Peter completed the highest standard of education for his specialty and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Joe Lubisich

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Joe graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry and completed his Pediatric Dentistry Residence and a Master of Science degree at Loma Linda University. He majored in history and chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Dr. Joe successfully completed the examination process and is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an active member of Clark County Dental Society and the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Joe has traveled to Mexico and Guatemala with medical and dental missionary teams and is learning Spanish. Dr. Joe continues to volunteer his time locally by working at the Free Clinic’s mobile dental clinic van.

Dr. Joe is married to Erinne who also practices dentistry. Together they have three children, Thomas, James and Cate, who share their household with their beloved dogs Fenway and Smokey. Dr. Joe is active in sports, especially running, scuba diving, biking and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He studied piano from an early age through college and enjoys classical music.


Vivian Bolen

Since 2007

Vivian has been a staff member at VPD for more than 12 years and a hygienist for 15 years. She loves one-on-one interaction with patients. She has two children, a son and a daughter. When she isn’t working, Vivian spends time with her family crafting, having movie nights and going on “staycations.”

Ronda Chizum

since 1983

Ronda has been a hygienist for more than 35 years and a member of VPD’s staff for more than 20 years. She selected the field because she loves working with children and teaching them about dental care. Ronda is married and has two adult daughters. Ronda and her husband travel, golf and ski in their spare time. Rhonda’s oldest daughter is a third grade teacher, and Ronda volunteers in her classroom.

Vicki Cropper

Since 1987

Vicki worked her entire career of 32 years at VPD. She feels she was fortunate to find a job she loves. Children are the reason she loves her work. She works to help children overcome their fear of dental visits and wants patients to leave with a smile on their faces. Vicki is “mom” to two grown children, a son and a daughter. Vicki has two older dogs and a few cats that roam her property. She also has a few “grand dogs.”

Kayleigh Hooper

Since 2019

Kayleigh is the newest member of the hygienist team. She worked at VPD as an orthodontist assistant while studying to become a hygienist. Kayleigh likes to help patients feel comfortable with their dental experience. Kayleigh likes to travel, hike, paddle board, work out and ski. Kayleigh shares her life with a St. Bernard named Lulu.

Trisha Simcox

Since 2000

Trisha has called VPD her work home for more than 19 years and has been a hygienist for more than 23 years. When asked what Trisha likes about her work she said that she is passionate about helping children with their dental health, likes educating parents and making a difference for their lives. Trisha has been married 29 years and has two adult daughters. Trisha shares her home with Nola (pit bull terrier) and Taz (chiweenie). Trisha enjoys traveling and being outdoors camping, hiking, running and playing soccer. She has been a long-time volunteer for the Clark College Hygiene Committee.