Meet The Doctors

Being a husband and wife dental practice is what makes us special! Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie are both graduates of Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Steve Christensen Pediatric Dentist Bend, Or | Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Steve Christensen

Dr. Steve Christensen’s winsome attitude helps kids get excited about their dental care. He completed a Pediatric Dental Residency at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado and was appointed chief resident by his faculty and peers. Dr. Steve was awarded for special service in children’s dentistry by the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Orthodontics. Both Drs. Steve and Stephanie Christensen achieved Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This represents the highest possible credentials within the field of Pediatric Dentistry and an extra two years of dental school to receive these pediatric specialties. According to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, such credentials have been attained by less than 38 percent of all Pediatric Dental Specialists within the United States. This qualification ensures your child is being treated by the best of the best.

Certified Diplomate, Board of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Dr. Stephanie Christensen Pediatric Dentist Bend, Or | Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Stephanie Christensen

Dr. Stephanie Christensen’s gentle manner and warm smile make her a kid-favorite. She is a native Oregonian and a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Stephanie completed a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center and completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She was awarded the Dr. William W. Howard Prosthodontic Prize and also achieved Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Stephanie attended an extra two years of dental school to receive these pediatric specialties. She is among the 38 percent of all Pediatric Dental Specialists in the United States who hold this distinction.

Certified Diplomate, Board of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Dr Swan Pediatric Dentist Bend, Or | Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Ashley Swan

Dr. Ashley Swan’s kind and compassionate nature makes kids feel comfortable and helps to create a positive dental experience for both the child and the parent. Ashley grew up in Reno, Nevada and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (Boston, Massachusetts) and completed an additional 2 years of pediatric dental training from NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry on Oahu (Hawaii). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a current medical staff member at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She is married with two children and enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her family. Her other passions include hiking, running, yoga, reading, and travel. She feels very fortunate to be able to help the children of Central Oregon one adorable smile at a time.

Certified Diplomate, Board of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Dr. Edward Christensen

Dr. Edward Christensen is a graduate of the University of Colorado Dental School. He continued his education by completing a two-year pediatric residency program at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, one of the nation’s best hospitals for children. Dr. Edward Christensen founded Foothills Pediatric Dentistry located in Colorado in 1999. His Colorado practice has grown to three locations, serving over 5 counties. Dr. Edward Christensen has always wanted to work with his brother, Dr. Steve Christensen and is excited to become part of the Deschutes family! As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with more than 20 years of experience, Dr.C focuses on the importance of maintaining optimal oral health care for his patients in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Christensen has been featured in Denver’s award winning magazine, 5280, as one of Colorado’s top pediatric dentists for over 10 years running. He is a member of the ADA, AAPD, CDA, CAPD, and BCDS. He is married and has two children. Dr. Christensen enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with his family.

Certified Diplomate, Board of Pediatric Dentistry