Ashley H. Palladino, DMD
I am thankful to be in a profession and practice that focuses on meaningful long-term relationships with the people I serve. It is most fulfilling to me when that type of connection with a patient leads to lasting quality dental care for his/her health and well-being.
Some of my best memories in dentistry are when my patients return to me and let me know what a positive impact my work has had on their lives. I believe dentistry is not only about giving patients the confidence to smile again, but also restoring their motivation to continue a positive plan for their oral health.
I love meeting new people and taking the time to really learn about their lives. This helps me share my gift with patients in a way that truly connects for them.
Education and Continuing Education
Originally from Georgia, I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from The University of Georgia graduating Magna Cum Laude. Directly following undergrad I attended Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. In Dental School I was an active member of the American Student Dental Association as well as the Medical Campus Outreach Bible Study. I participated in Medical Mission Trips to Bulgaria and Trinidad where the team provided dental work for impoverished citizens.
I began my career in dentistry in Atlanta, GA where I practiced for 5 years before making the journey to beautiful Bend, Oregon.
They always used to say in dental school that your education does not truly begin until after graduation, and I believe this to be very true. Continuing education is highly important to me in order to provide patients with the best available standards of care. I am a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Oregon Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
Outside the Office
Outside of dentistry, I really enjoy exploring new areas for hiking with my dog Chloe. I also enjoy ballroom dance classes, group fitness, running, crossfit and now learning to ski. I like to participate in local volunteer work delivering meals, along with supporting global organizations that are dedicated to impacting the lives of socially at-risk children in great need.