DPD Cares About Central Oregon, Just Like You!
When Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie opened their practice to Central Oregon in early 2005, they knew it was the right place to raise a family and practice their love of pediatric dentistry. Despite several well-established pediatric dental practices in the area, they decided to open their doors. Read more about the doctors’ certifications here.
Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie’s goal is to improve the community’s access to good dental treatment. Why? Because they love the people, the natural beauty, and community in Bend. With its high desert lakes, mountain biking trails and family-centered events, Bend has given so much to the Christensens and their family of five, that they want to give back.
It’s important to Dr. Steve that he serves patients with a lack of access to good health care. Dr. Steve sees patients referred to him by the Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic who are in need of restorative or extensive dental treatments. Each year, dental professionals working with the Kemple clinic donate over $300,000 of in-kind value each year to children for these much-needed treatments.
Outside of her practice, Dr. Stephanie has worked hundreds of hours at the Advantage Clinic, a group of dental professionals concerned with the lack of access to dental care in rural Oregon. She improves children’s lives as a staff member providing dental care to a very under-served population in Oregon. Her gentle touch characterizes her care for kids across Central Oregon.
Alongside these efforts, Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie enjoy sponsoring some of their own patients in 4-H, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, dance team programs, and looking after dental staff at various local dental practices with prize drawings and gift baskets. DPD is also is the premiere sponsor for the annual “Grin and Bear It” run benefiting Healthy Beginnings and participates in other fundraisers to support local nonprofits.
DPD cares about Central Oregon, just like you! Want to schedule an appointment with us? Come on by and let us make your family a top priority!Tags: Dr. Stephanie, Dr. Steve
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