Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist? You Can Trust Our Expertise.


We provide gentle treatment for the littlest mouths. But what makes Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry stand out? When we came on the scene in early 2005, the Bend area was already densely populated with pediatric dental offices. So why start another practice?

A few reasons.

1. Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie are American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Certified.
2. We uphold a conservative treatment philosophy.
3. Our staff is sensitive to the joys and fears of your little ones.

Both Drs. Steve and Stephanie Christensen achieved Diplomat status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). This represents the highest credentials within the field of Pediatric Dentistry and an extra two years of dental school to receive these pediatric specialties. According to the ABPD, such credentials have been attained by less than 38 percent of all Pediatric Dental Specialists within the United States. This ensures your child is being treated by the best of the best at Deschutes Pediatric.

Our conservative treatment philosophy is also a winning factor. This means we favor minimally invasive treatments that seek to preserve as much of the healthy tooth as possible. We aren’t afraid to intervene and perform extractions (with an array of sedation options) when in the best interests of our patients, but we seek the best gentle way around taking out a damaged tooth if possible.

That’s why early prevention is our thing. Check out our “Three Things” blog if you haven’t already. It’s how we educate the parents of young children to teach lifelong habits for good oral care. Everything from our Planmeca © 3D Pano Machine (the safest digital x-ray available) to our groundbreaking NuSmile™ Pediatric Crowns made from zirconia ceramic, are offered with the comfort and health of your child in mind.

Lastly, our staff cares about creating a winning first-time dental experience for your child. Our goal is to make the fear of the dentist a thing of the past with smiling, familiar faces and an office atmosphere that eases the anxiety of your child. We are proud to work as a team with parents to create happy memories and build a trusting, healthy relationship with your child for many years to come.

That’s why we offer a free visit to all children under three years of age. Our complimentary consultation is the perfect opportunity to get your child comfortable with visits to Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie. Call us today to schedule your first appointment at (541)389-3073. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!

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