The Team

At the heart of our practice is a team of dental professionals who love working with kids! Building trust and setting a positive tone for each appointment is our highest priority. Read more about our specialties and interests below!



Terri, Office Manager

Born and raised near the California coast, Terri made the move to Bend in 1990 with her two young children and absolutely loves it! She also has 6 wonderful grandchildren, all under the age of 7 years old. Terri has been the office manager at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry since the summer of 2015, has 15 total years of dental office management experience spanning a number of states in including Bend, Texas, and Arizona. This is her first time working in pediatric dentistry, and she thinks it’s the best! When Terri isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband Dave, trail walking, lap swimming, camping, sewing or walking with her golden retriever Rudy. She also loves nature photography and nature documentaries.


Trisha, Front Office

Trisha was born and raised an Air Force child. Her family settled in Central Oregon in the early nineties. Trisha graduated from Concorde Career College in Portland in 2012. Trisha’s superb work ethic, loving countenance, and friendly smiles greatly support our front office team. She shares her life with her husband and adorable son. When not working, Trisha is spending time with her family.

Melissa, Front Office

Melissa was born in Almeda, California. She moved to Bend in 2010. Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her profession is second to none. Her kind and friendly demeanor reflects the personality of our high desert town. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and enjoys every amenity Bend has to offer!

Tiffany, Receptionist

Tiffany joined us as our Receptionist in October, 2017. She is a Bend native and has also lived in Burns, Oregon. She earned her at COCC in 2010 and has been working in dentistry for the past 8 years and really enjoys working with us in the office.  Tiffany is married and has a 1 year old son and two dogs. Her family loves spending time in the woods. They are avid hunters and enjoy camping.


Norah, Practice Relations Coordinator

Born and raised on the east coast, Norah moved to Bend in 2001. Norah has spent her life working with children, from coaching gymnastics to directing at a child care center. She earned her EFDA at Central Oregon Community College and was thrilled to start working with kids again. Norah is a recognizable and welcomed face among many of our local families. In her spare time she snowboards, hikes and runs in the beautiful Central Oregon mountains. Norah has recently remarried and lives in Tumalo with her husband, daughter and two step-children.

Celina, Lead Assistant

Celina grew up in Yosemite, California. While in Yosemite, she attended a one-room schoolhouse that doubled as a community center, library, and church. She was the first student to complete all grades K-6. She moved to Bend in 2012 with her beautiful eight-year-old daughter. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Her calm and quiet presence is comforting and assures our young patients are in caring hands. When not at work, she spends lots of quality time with family and friends. Celina loves muscle cars, elephants, and “The Walking Dead” TV show.


Bobbie, Dental Assistant

Bobbie is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been with Deschutes Pediatric since the practice was founded 2005. Bobby was recently married in the summer of 2016. In her free time she enjoys mentoring kids in the 4H program. When she is not at work she raises and shows cattle. We are grateful for her hard work and positive energy in the office!

Kacey, Dental Assistant

A Bend, Oregon native, Kacey spent 15 years training in dance and musical theater. Her talents include tap, jazz, ballet and pointe. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned her EFDA at Central Oregon Community College. She has experience in both general and pediatric dentistry. Kacey’s upbeat personality adds great energy and enthusiasm to our staff. She is passionate about her job and finds true joy in caring for our littlest patients. When Kacey has free time, she enjoys camping, fishing, and raising her adorable yellow labs, Benjamin and Moose, with her fiancé.

Jonathan, Dental Assistant

Jonathan is a Central Oregon native who graduated dental school in 2013 and joined us that same summer.  Jonathan enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking trails in the area, and dancing. He also loves to travel to other countries.

Stefanie, Dental Assistant

Stefanie is a Bend, Oregon native who earned her EFDA at Central Oregon Community College. She has experience in general, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry. Stefanie loves working with our patients and putting them at ease. In her spare time she loves to get outdoors and hike, run, and play golf at one of the many beautiful courses Oregon has to offer.

Laura, Dental Assistant

Laura is full of energy and a very hard worker…always helping with something around here! Laura graduated COCC Dental Assisting program in 2016 and joined us in February of 2017. She also has her EFDA, and is certified for Sealant application. She is a lifelong central Oregon native. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her man, Elmer and their toddler son, Noah.

Emily, Dental Assistant

Emily was born in Bend Oregon and has lived her entire life in the small town of LaPine. She interned with Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry while also going to school for assisting and later graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at COCC in 2013. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, taking care of her 9 chickens, and snowboarding with her son.

Kelcey, Dental Assistant

Kelcey is an Expanded Dental Functions Assistant and joined us in June of 2017 after graduating COCC and doing her internship with us in 2015. Because of her love for children, she chose the Pediatric dental field for her dental career. Kelcey has lived in Bend for the last 8 years and enjoys the outdoors during all seasons. She is an expert snowboarder and a very talented musician who plays local venues regularly.