Dr. Brad Hester
Practicing general dentistry in Bend for more than 20 years, Dr. Hester’s passion is helping people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. His interest in dentistry began at an early age deciding on dentistry as a career in 7th grade. His college years were spent at the University of Portland graduating with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Hester won a scholarship to play baseball at the University and was voted Most Valuable Player as well as achieving the Highest Batting Average award during his senior season.
He went on to earn his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.
In 1988 Dr. Hester opened his private practice in Portland, practicing there until 1994 when he moved back to his roots in Central Oregon.
Committed to providing the best, most advanced dental care, Dr. Hester invests hundreds of hours each year enhancing his skills and keeping up to date on advances in the dental field. He has studied with some of the world’s leading authorities in dentistry including Dr. Peter Dawson and The Pankey Institute (reconstructive dentistry), Dr. David Hornbrook (esthetics), Dr. Carl Misch (Implants), and Dr. Ken Reed & William Gottschalk (IV Sedation).
Dr. Hester is married to his wife of 33 years, Kelly, who works as an RN at Volunteers in Medicine. They have five grown children and two dogs. In his free time, Dr. Hester enjoys outdoor activities, fine woodworking, and most recently building and racing Baja off-road cars.
Dr. Tran Quach-Miller
Dr. Miller double majored in General Science and Anthropology at the University of Oregon. Upon undergraduate graduation Dr. Miller studied dentistry at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She then spent an additional year completing an advanced education residency in General Dentistry while serving 5 years as a dentist in the US Army. As an active member of the community, she is the Dental Director for COCC, volunteers on the mobile dental van monthly to help homeless veterans in Central Oregon and was past Vice President for the Central Oregon Dental Society. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, family and friends. She has a great number of interests including skiing, biking, reading, cooking and most importantly being a mom and wife.
Dr. Gregg Jones
Dr. Jones says he was drawn to dentistry by the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and to apply his skills to help people stay healthy.
Dr. Jones is a Eugene native with bachelors degrees in general studies and biology. After finishing his second undergraduate degree from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, he went on to finish at OHSU School of Dentistry.
Dr. Jones relishes living and working in Central Oregon. He and his wife, Kelle, have a home near Sunriver and he is the father of two grown sons, Sheldon and Taylor. They enjoy many of the outdoor activities the region has to offer, including hiking, cycling, kayaking and snow skiing. Recently, he was certified as a volunteer with the Deschutes County Sheriff Search and Rescue after completing a challenging eight week academy.
Dr. Jones has training in contemporary cosmetic and general dental techniques, and he uses those skills to benefit patients of every age. More importantly, his excellent clinical skills are exceeded only by his compassion and care for patients. His goal is to create a partnership with his patients and to understand each patient’s unique needs and desires focusing on preventative measures to create their ideal treatment goal.
Stacey – Clinic Administrator
Stacey has been a member of our team since May of 1992. She grew up on the Oregon Coast and is happy to live in Central Oregon, where the sky is always blue. She has a soft heart for dogs and has three precious ones. Tanner, Chloe and the newest rescue, Cricket. She and her husband love traveling, going on hikes, drinking good wine, camping and just enjoying the outdoors.
Nicole – Administrative Lead
Nicole started her career in dentistry in Portland in 2003. She joined our practice in 2010 when she and her husband moved to Bend to raise their two children. The South is home for Nicole, but after 20+ years in the NW, she loves Bend for its small town community-based feel. Outside of the office she likes to read, sew, knit, decorate and boat on the lakes of Central Oregon with her husband, kids and chocolate lab, Remington.
Lori – Hygiene Coordinator
Lori comes to Bend Family Dentistry with over 20 years experience in the dental field. Originally from Southern California, Lori moved to Bend with her family in 2005. She has worn many hats in the past, owning a restaurant and working in Ophthalmology, but dentistry has always been her true passion. She is happy to be part of the Bend Family Dentistry Team. Lori loves spending time with her kids, family and friends. Her favorite place to have fun is near the water.
Gena – Patient Coordinator
Gena joined Bend Family Dentistry in September 2016, but has worked in dentistry since high school. She enjoys the opportunity to work with patients, and feels fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team of dental professionals providing high quality dental care for our patients. She and her husband, Mitch, have been married since 1992, and have three children and one grandson, that is the light of their life. When not in the office she enjoys shopping, the outdoors and spending time with her family and four legged friends.
Angela – Patient Coordinator
Angela and her husband recently moved to Bend from the Portland area where she was an EFDA-certified Dental Assistant for the past 23 years. In moving to Bend she had the opportunity with Bend Family Dentistry to make transition to the front office and continue serving patients in a different aspect of the dental field. Being an Oregon native, she has a great love for the outdoors, enjoying everything that our beautiful PNW environment has to offer. She also loves spending time with her husband, son, and rescue dog Millicent as a family taking advantage of the local hiking, food, and breweries.
Amy – Clinical Assistant
Amy graduated from Boise State in 1997 with her CDA, EFDA certification for dental assisting. Amy has been with Bend Family Dentistry since 1999 and plays an essential role in the smooth operation of each day. Amy grew up in Colorado and loves the snow. She now lives in Sunriver with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys all that Central Oregon has to offer. She especially takes pleasure in the area’s snowfall and during the summer months appreciates recreation on the area’s high lakes. Her girls keep her busy with softball coaching and managing their teams.
Suzanne – Clinical Lead
Susie moved to Bend in 1986, where she graduated from Bend High School. She started her career in dentistry in 1988. She worked as an Assistant and Office Manager in a dental office until the doctor retired. She says she was lucky enough to find an assisting position with Dr. Hester in 1998 and have been with him ever since. She and husband, Wade, have been married since 1991 and they have two beautiful daughters. They love spending time together as a family, especially outdoors in Central Oregon. On weekends you will find them camping, fishing, kayaking and riding dirt bikes. A good book and a campfire is the perfect vacation for Susie.
Kailey – Clinical Assistant
Kailey grew up in the Columbia River Gorge. She attended Dental Assisting School in Portland, graduating in 1993. Kailey has been working in the dental field since 1995. She joined Bend Family Dentistry in 2013. In Kailey’s free time she enjoys camping, hiking and fishing with her husband and son. Her son’s hockey team keeps them busy traveling the Northwest.
McKayla – Clinical Assisant
We are fortunate to have McKayla on board as one of our Clinical Assistants. She attended a dental assisting program at Kaplan College in San Diego, CA., graduating in 2014. Then, relocated to Bend in December of 2015 with her husband and two dogs, Lilly, the bulldog and Blondie, the pitty. She and her husband loves traveling, hiking and just enjoying the outdoors with their fur babies and good company.
Dora – Clinical Assistant
Dora is a Central Oregon girl, growing up in Culver. She graduated from COCC Dental Assisting Program in 2014. We had the pleasure of adding her to the Bend Family Dentistry Team in December 2014. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and her dog, Oliver.
Jacob – Clinical Assistant
Jacob is an Oregon native who graduated from Elmira High School in 2013, then completed Lane Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2016. Jacob moved to Bend in 2016 and began working for Bend Family Dentistry. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, hiking and riding his bike.
Kali – Dental Hygienist
Kali is a native of Central Oregon. She received her Dental Hygiene degree at Mt. Hood Community College in 2009. Kali loves serving her community by regularly volunteering at the Kemple Children’s Clinic. She enjoys spending time with her husband Ted, and their two dogs. Her hobbies include running, hiking, paddle-boarding and cooking. She may also be found at the local pub enjoying a frosty microbrew with friends.
Barbara – Dental Hygienist
Barbara was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from Pierce College in 1996. Barbara moved to Bend in 1998 and loves living here. The animal lover that Barb is, she has two dogs and a cat. She keeps busy working in her yard, riding her bike and spending time with her husband, Jeff, two children and her friends.
Nancy – Dental Hygienist
Nancy has been working with Dr. Hester since his practice opened in 1992. She attended Foothill College in Los Altos, California and has worked as a Dental Hygienist worldwide for over thirty years. She enjoys life on the farm, taking care of her retired hunter-jumper horse and showing her german shepherd in obedience competitions.
Tianna – Hygiene Lead
Tianna grew up in Southern Oregon and moved to Sisters in 1996. She graduated from Sisters High School in 1997 and became a Dental Assistant for 3 1/2 years before attending OHSU Dental Hygiene Program. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She lives in Sisters with her husband, Jason, her two very sweet little girls and her two rat terriers. She loves scrapbooking, shopping and spending time outdoors.
Debbie – Dental Hygienist
Debbie grew up in the Portland area. Debbie joins Bend Family Dentistry with many years of experience. She is a graduate of Oregon Health Science University. After several years of vacationing in the Bend area, she is happy to be living here permanently now. In her free time she enjoys outdoor recreation with her family and black lab, Sage.
Kym – Dental Hygienist
The Northwest has always been Kym’s home. Raised in Lewiston, ID, her dental career began working in her step-father’s dental practice. She spent summers with family in Portland and fell in love with Oregon. After attending college at the U of O, she graduated from Mt. Hood Dental Hygiene program in 1994. Kym married her high school sweetheart. They have 2 children and one granddog, Norman. Weekends are enjoyed golfing, kayaking, hiking, cycling and entertaining friends and family in beautiful Central Oregon.