Meet Our Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Julie

Julie

Restorative Dental Hygienist, RDH

Our doctors are simply fantastic at what they do! They continually strive to be at the top of their field, and encourage us to do the same. I enjoy helping patients to be aware of oral diseases, as well as educate them on how to keep a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile.

In my time off from work, I am usually hanging out with family and enjoying the outdoor activities Bend has to offer.  I also love meeting up with my friends at the bowling alley for our league night and enjoying some local microbrews on tap.

 

 

Mara

Mara

Restorative Dental Hygienist, RDH

I began my career in dentistry in 2000 and joined this wonderful team in 2004. Building lasting relationships with our patients while helping them achieve a healthy mouth and the smile they deserve is the best part of my job. My day-to-day duties include performing periodontal therapy, taking X-rays, cleanings our patients’ teeth, and educating them about keeping their teeth strong and healthy for a lifetime.

I grew up in the small town of Burns, OR and feel blessed to enjoy and live in a place as beautiful as Bend.  From golfing and skiing to hiking and biking, you can often find me and my husband, Jim, out with our Brittany's, Max and Gus, enjoying the central Oregon lifestyle.

 

 

Tanya

Dental Hygienist, RDH

I began working for Awbrey Dental Group in 2016 and am privileged to work with this team of professionals. Our doctors care. They are conscientious and strive to provide the best possible dental care in an inviting environment. My favorite part about my job is knowing that the education I bestow and the services I perform help people lead a healthier life.

I graduated, with honors from Clark College’s dental hygiene program in 2002. As a Dental Hygienist, I perform scaling and root planning, periodontal therapy, and prophylaxis cleanings. I focus on prevention of oral disease and provide oral health education. I also administer anesthetic and nitrous oxide, acquire x-rays, apply fluoride, place sealants, perform documentation and execute proper sterilization techniques. In addition to my dental hygiene degree, I graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Theatre Arts from Portland State University. 

On occasion I can be found on and off stage in Community Theater. I am a born and raised Pacific Northwest girl. I love adventure and travel and am an outdoors enthusiast. My husband and I with our dog Simon moved to Bend in the fall of 2015 to enjoy its beautiful offerings. 

 

 

Michelle

Business Manager

I oversee the business side of the office, which includes management of our practice to the best of my potential with a focus on patient care and relationship. I delight in creating a positive impact in the lives of our patients who struggle with sleep disorders through the introduction of a Sleep Apnea Appliance and alternatives to the CPAP.

Our diverse team of doctors comprise the perfect level of compassion and empathy toward every single patient. These highly skilled professionals have a unique repertoire of talent which impacts all aspects of dentistry.

I have worked in dentistry for 10 years and during that time I obtained my Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Summa cum Laude), also attending various continuing education courses in Sleep Apnea, TMD, Orthodontics, and practice management. When not working, I enjoy traveling (as much as possible!) and raising and snuggling with my baby girl, Mila, and my dog, Daphne.

 

Shayna

Treatment Coordinator

Honestly, I can say that I have had the pleasure of working for Awbrey Dental Group since 2012. I've had the opportunity to learn many different aspects of dentistry and wear many hats within the practice. My talents range from supporting our patients administratively through coordinating treatment to caring for them as their Dental Assistant. With a supportive team of providers I am continually learning new things. My favorite part about my position is participating in getting our patients healthy.

I am a snowbird and spent the cold months in Scottsdale, AZ. When I am not chasing the sunshine, I can be found barrel racing, loving on my animals or working hard on my property.

 

Katie

Treatment Coordinator

I enjoy supporting the mission for Awbrey Dental Group in providing world class dentistry through day to day interactions and intricately facilitating opportunities to best accommodate our patient’s needs with our practices’ schedule. I love working with very knowledgeable and trustworthy individuals.  Not only are they helping each patient who sits in their chair every day, but they’re great people who make a difference in the community. On top of that, they are great friends and co-workers!

I am an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Redmond and the Bethleham Inn in Bend. During my free time you will typically find me at community events with my 10 year old son. I spend most of the warm summer days outside utilizing our kayak and the winter months inside keeping warm.

 

Amber

Scheduling Coordinator

My goal is to keep our patients bright smiles brilliant! I spend much of my day coordinating our patient's schedules with our provider’s schedules. I love to build relationships with our patients and family comradery with my team! Awbrey Dental has an amazing culture which I feel fortunate to be a part of. I am constantly appreciative of the way every doctor in the practice dedicates themselves to not only taking care of their patients but taking care of their staff as well.

I earned my Bachelor's of Science Psychology and a minor in Sociology at Eastern Oregon University. I have the most amazing southern born soon-to-be husband. I am also the proud parent to four amazing kiddos, one who is serving her country in the US Army! I enjoy all that is outdoors, cooking, and road trips! I saw 23 states in three months a few years ago! We also have a little dog with a big name, Colonel. I have a huge passion for serving our community and at-risk children!

 

Wendy

Accounts Receivables

I began working for Awbrey Dental Group in 2009. My primary responsibilities are accounts receivables and patient accounting. I feel very privileged to be a part of the Awbrey team.  I can genuinely say I work with a group of individuals who are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Government from California State University Sacramento. My early career was spent working for the State Legislature and Public Relations.

My husband and I love raising our two active boys in Bend!  Our family enjoys snow skiing, camping and kayaking as some of our favorite activities!  Volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America, Bend High School Alpine Ski Team and Pine Ridge Elementary keeps me busy during my time away from work.

 

Tammy

Benefits Coordinator

I began working in the dental industry in 2014. The best thing about what I do is establishing long-term relationships with the patients in our practice. This is easy to do because each of our doctors bring a different gift to their field but all have a genuine love of making individuals feels at ease. The culture of Awbrey Dental Group is seen through the various ways our team is committed to providing their time outside of work bettering the community.

I am a mother of two wonderful boys that have fulfilled my life with the joy of four grandchildren. In my relocation to Bend I have enjoyed getting involved with my church group. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, and taking all of the beautiful experiences that Central Oregon has to offer.

 

Lisa

Dental Assistant, EFDA

As a 2 year resident of Bend, I have found my forever home! I began working for Awbrey Dental Group in 2015 and feel very priviledged to work with such fabulous dentists. I began working in the dental field in 1986 and truely love every aspect of my career. As a Dental Assistant, I find joy in creating a clear understanding through patient education while also caring for our patients throughout their entire treatment. Every doctor in our practice provides an uniqueness and a sincere care for their patients.

I have a wonderful husband, two awesome grown children, a great son-in-law and two precious grandchildren. Fortunately, I am radpidly gaining new hobbies after moving to beautiful Bend, Oregon. When it comes to recreation, I am up for any outside activity.

 

Angela

Dental Assistant, EFDA

Making people laugh and providing quality dentistry are the aspects I enjoy most about being a Dental Assistant. I feel that the most important part of my career is to assist each patient in having a positive experience at their dental visits. I have 12 years’ experience in dentistry and believe that it is an absolute pleasure working with our 5 talented Dentists. The dental care at Awbrey Dental is outstanding and proves the dedication our providers place in their work. The personalities of our entire team create the perfect balance, giving us many strengths in accomplishing all that we do.

I am mother of three children, Briana, Isabella and Jameson. I am very outgoing and love to try new things. When I am not at work, my husband and I are typically found camping on warm nights or engaging in an outdoor activity. 

 

Ashley

Dental Assistant

I am a Texas native and relocated to Bend in 2017. I absolutely love everything Bend has to offer. My husband and I feel privileged to be apart of such a wonderful community. 

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to embark on a career with Awbrey Dental Group. Helping patients feel at home and establishing relationships is what makes my job satisfying.  I can usually be found working chairside with all five doctors, ensuring we have all the required equipment and instruments. I really enjoy learning new techniques and procedures and am thankful that our doctors encourage continuing education, so that we can refine our skills and learn new ones. Their skills and ability to perform a variety of procedures gives us a chance to constantly learn.

 

Hailey

Sterilization Technician

My role at Awbrey Dental Group is crucial in keeping our day flowing seamlessly. My primary responsibilities are sterilization, operatory setup and supply inventory. I am a Summit High School Senor with a desire to pursue a profession in Dentistry. The doctors I work with have been very supportive and willing to help me with anything I need both personal and work related.

Aside from work and school, I have very little free time. I dedicate my weekends to my friends and family and making every attempt possible to getting outside to enjoy the sunshine.