Why Choose Us

Our passion for Bend and the clients we serve is at the heart of our thriving practice.

We opened our doors in 2005 in an area densely populated with dental practices.

We quickly differentiated ourselves with two simple values: high technology and gentle care for the littlest mouths. That’s why we’ve invested in all the safest digital x-ray imagery solutions to reduce your child’s radiation exposure by up to 90 percent. We only hire staff who are sensitive to the needs of children and who guarantee our patients look forward to their future visits. Regarding our gentle treatment, we hear from our patients on a regular basis: “Wow that was so much easier than I thought!” As a family-run practice, our community ties are strong and we welcome new clients every day.

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Certified

Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie are certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Not all pediatric dentists hold this distinction. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. ABPD certification provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary two-part examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care. For more information, visit www.abpd.org.

Conservative treatment philosophy

Our doctors and dental assistants at Deschutes Pediatric support minimally invasive techniques and procedures that preserve the function and structure of your child’s teeth. This is why we place a high value on early prevention and educating our patients and parents on strategies to prevent damage and tooth decay. We enact a careful plan to treat and curb the occurrence of cavities while preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible. If teeth are too badly damaged to save, we do perform extractions and go the extra mile to ensure our patients receive the best treatment for their oral health.

Technology

Our office uses the safest materials and techniques available for our patients. We keep our technology current with the latest in dental industry news and groundbreaking treatments. We take pride in our offerings, including digital radiography, pediatric restoratives, sealants and interceptive orthodontics. Our practice is fully computerized and we are a paper-free office. Our advanced sterilization system ensures a clean and safe experience for every client. With modern technology, we can improve your child’s oral health like never before!

Our office is continually evaluating and implementing the newest technologies:

  • Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry has privileges at St. Charles Hospital and Bend Surgery Center
    Ask our office about Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie’s privileges to take patients at St. Charles Hospital and Bend Surgery Center for the surgical treatments of young children!
    We are one of the only Pediatric Dentistry Clinics in Bend that has this spcecial privilege.
  • Nu Smile® Pediatric Crowns: is the next generation in pediatric restorative technology and represents the perfect balance of art and science. Made from zirconia ceramic, NuSmile Pediatric Crowns offer high-end esthetics, superior durability and easy placement.They are free of metal and look exactly like a tooth with no evidence of a metal crown.
  • SonicFill™ technology: the fastest way to fill a cavity, 3 minutes and it’s done
  • Planmeca® ProMax S2 is the safest digital x-ray machine available and uses digital x-ray technology that reduces your child’s radiation exposure by up to 90 percent.
  • ICON™ an innovative, non-invasive teeth whitening system
  • Other services include sealants, air abrasion, in-office conscious sedation, extractions and more in the comfort of a sterile and professional environment.

Why choose a pediatric dentist and not a general dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by age 1. As pediatric specialists, we are well-acquainted with the limited attention spans of your little ones in ways that other dental offices are not equipped. Both Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie attended an extra two years of dental school to receive their pediatric specialties.
Our highly trained staff is sensitive to the joys and fears of all children. Building trust and setting a positive tone for each appointment is our highest priority. Our kid-friendly practice is structured to accommodate your little ones on their first trip to the dentist. We are also passionate to educate our parents on how to help their kids develop healthy at-home brushing and flossing habits.

Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry’s privileges at St. Charles Hospital and Bend Surgery Center

Ask our office about Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie’s privileges to take patients at St. Charles Hospital and Bend Surgery Center for the surgical treatments of young children!