Why a Pediatric 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. All of our doctors, Dr. Steve, Dr. Stephanie, Dr. Edward as well as Dr. Ashley 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.


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 Dentists

Dr. Steve Christensen, Dr. Stephanie Christensen, Dr. Edward Christensen, & Dr. Ashley Swan 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.


Steve Christensen DMD

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…


Stephanie Christensen DMD

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…


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…