Chelsea and Mike met at the University of Minnesota at their dental school interview, and were engaged at Artist's Point in Grand Marais, MN. They high-fived when they found out they were having a girl (though Chelsea knew all along) and went into labour with baby girl Willa at a Jack Johnson concert.
Chelsea loves running, spin, yoga, cooking, and coffee; and if she was not a dentist she would be working at Starbucks as a barista. Mike is into skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing; and lead outdoor expeditions for the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. They both rode their bikes to dental school, uphill, both ways, all year long... even in the winter. And they are both left handed (and in their right minds) as far as we know.
Liz feels every day is a new adventure and enjoys all that Central Oregon has to offer. She loves to bake, hike, camp, be outdoors with her two boys and Bernese Mountain Dog, Libby. Liz has loved working in the dental field for the past 15 years and is excited to welcome you to our dental family!
At one point in her career, she also owned her own Cake Decorating business and on occasion, she can still be found baking a cake or two. When you visit Mill Point Dental Center, take a look at our employee bulletin board and you might see one of Liz's creations!
After accepting a friend’s offer to house-sit for the winter, Joy and her dog, Chai arrived in Bend from the Colorado mountains on New Year’s Eve, 2012. Four winters later, she is still enjoying Bend! Joy has been part of the dental community since 2004, and especially likes getting to know our patients and helping them smile! Her passion is cycling – road and mountain, but she also enjoys hiking, camping, Nordic skiing, and outings with her dog.
Sandra is our newest addition, joining us in the front office, eager to greet and meet the wonderful clients of Mill Point Dental Center. Sandra recently moved here from Michigan with Wyatt, her five year old son and fits right into the Bend lifestyle as she enjoys the great outdoors, animals and friendly environment. She still can't get over how beautiful the parks are in Central Oregon, which she and Wyatt like to frequent, and how many dog parks are available for her basset hound and labradoodle. Sandra also enjoys spending time with her horse and playing soccer or construction trucks in the mud with Wyatt. When the weather turns bad, Sandra has a crafty side that keeps her occupied knitting and crocheting scarfs, blankets and headbands. Please welcome Sandra on your next visit into Mill Point Dental Center!
Hygiene is not only a science but an art; and our wonderful hygienists at Mill Point Dental Center are here to welcome you and hopefully, put you at ease while giving you a thorough cleaning you will love and remember. Regardless of who you see, we have no doubt you will be pleased with how your teeth feel and maybe even look forward to your next dental experience. Our hygienists are here to listen to your concerns as well as help educate and inform.
Cassandra moved to Bend with her husband and their kitty Dinah in 2014. They love Bend so far, spending their free time hiking, camping, kayaking, cooking, and brewing beer. Cassandra grew up in Corvallis and has also lived in Seattle and Portland prior to Bend. She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2008, and loves working with patients to keep their mouths smiling and promote overall health and wellness.
Barb has enjoyed living in Bend for the past 19 years. She graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology's Dental Hygiene program in 1998. Barb loves spending time with her husband, two daughters and her mini Labradoodle. Her family enjoys boating, water skiing, and camping in the summer and snow skiing in the winter. Barb is looking forward to building lasting and meaningful relationships with the patients at Mill Point Dental, as well as helping them to achieve optimum oral health.
Lauren has been practicing dental hygiene for the past ten years. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2007. Lauren has a passion for her profession and is honored to have met such wonderful patients. As a hygienist, she is grateful to be able to have an active role in improving the overall health of her patients. After her first child was born, Lauren relocated to Bend in search of a quality community to raise her family in. Lauren lives with her husband, Joe, six month old son Levi, and her Weimaraner, Heidi. In her free time, she enjoys running in the outdoors, cooking, and checking out the local microbreweries.
Brittany, a recent graduate of COCC Dental Assisting program was born and raised in Redmond. She is married to Brooks and has two beautiful children Isabel 9 and Ellie 7. She loves being outside when it's warm out and snuggled up by the fire with hot chocolate if it's cold. Their family includes currently 3 kittens -- Kaito, Hiro and Kiki -- who keeps them laughing, on their toes and entertained. When she is not helping a patient feel good about their dental choices, spending time with her family becomes her priority. Sunsets and summertime are music and magic to Brittany.
Born and raised in Bend, Gina joined Mill Point Dental Center in 2011, after graduating from the COCC Dental Assistant program. She has a wonderful demeanor and way of putting her patients at ease. Gina is happily engaged to Dan Zedwick, (no date has been set yet), and has a wonderful daughter Lidiana, who is in high school and plays the violin with passion. Gina loves being around family and friends and cherishes Lucy and Finn, her loveable Yorkies. She, too, can't say enough good about living in Bend and exploring the great outdoors. Don't be surprised if you see her walking Pilot Butte and be sure to say hi!
Kristen came to Mill Point Dental Center in 2014, a graduate of the Central Oregon Community College Dental Assisting Program. She grew up in Coos Bay, OR on the the coast and moved to Bend in 2007, to be closer to family. Kristen worked in the food service industry for over 15 years, with her clients at Anthony's Fish House asking for her in person as she is dearly loved and valued for her great customer service. When she isn't working, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family which consists of her husband Nick, her 13 year old son Jacoby, who is big into competitive football, basketball and lacrosse, and Layla, her 10 year old daughter, who is also active in many sports along with reading and student council. As a family, they all love hiking the high desert terrain and just being outside whether it's jogging, biking, camping, boating, or gardening. Kristen hopes to add a dog to the mix one day soon!
Sara graduated from the COCC Dental Assisting Program and joined Mill Point Dental Center in April of 2016. She is a fourth generation Bendite with no intentions of ever leaving. She is married to a wonderful man Jason, and has two handsome sons Braylon and Wade. As a family, they love to camp, hunt, dirt bike and go on bicycle rides together as a family. Having four seasons along with the forests and lakes makes Bend particularly special in Sara's eyes. Don't be surprised if you see her hiking Pilot Butte one day -- a favorite past time -- and please say hi!