Dr. Marika Stone was originally from Alaska, where she grew up and attended high school. While in Ketchikan, Alaska, she and her dentist discovered they both liked tying flies for fly fishing. Her dentist suggested she pursue a career in dentistry, as she had an eye for detail. She attended dental school at the University of Minnesota: School of Dentistry, where she was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She went on to complete a hospital-based residency in San Antonio, Texas.
After completion of her residency, she moved to Bend, Oregon, and purchased Mill Point Dental Center in 2008. She owned Mill Point Dental Center for over 10 years, during which time she was a very active member of the local community. She became a name in the local cycling community, as she had a great talent for endurance. She developed relationships with her patients that were meaningful and long-lasting. As a dentist, she pursued education and knowledge to further her ability to provide the highest quality of care possible to those who sat in her chair.
On December 30, 2017, she was tragically killed by an impaired motorist while out riding her bicycle in Bend, Oregon. She left behind a family of two children, Kiptyn and Kinley; her husband, Jerry; and several relatives and family members.
As Dr. Stone made going to the dentist easier for her patients, this page is a memorial to her legacy. As the Mill Point Dental team moves forward with Dr. Chelsea Longlet and Dr. Michael Longlet, we will keep Dr. Stone’s legacy near and dear to our hearts.