Meet the Team

The Cascadia Family Dental team is an amazing group of individuals who are driven by excellence to provide personalized care and treat patients as if they were family. This attribute is a continuation of efforts made involving more than fifty years of dental service in our current location. Our hygienists, assistants and front office team are highly proficient in their roles and keep a light, fun-loving energy in order to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease from the reception area to the dental chair. Our hygienists are among the highest caliber of oral healthcare professionals – they are thorough and extremely compassionate towards our patients. Our assistants are great at getting to know our patients and how best to handle their unique concerns and treatment. Our business team is remarkable in their ability to help navigate the financial aspect of coordinating dental care and making our office a comfortable place for patients beginning with their first phone call. Please feel free to take a moment and familiarize yourself with each team member in the following descriptions and know that collectively we strive to make your dental experience an exceptional one!


Lana | Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH, RDH)

Lana is happy to call Bend, OR home since 1991. She loves to hike, ski, kayak and camp with her husband Steve in their Lance trailer. Lana brings twenty-eight (28) years of experience to our practice, broadened by having worked on three continents in both general dentistry and periodontic offices. Her hope is to promote dental health with a gentle touch and listening ear.


Ashley | Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Ashley was raised in Susanville, CA and has eight (8) years experience as a dental hygienist. She grew up watching her father in his family dental practice, which inspired her to pursue a career in the dental field. She graduated from Cal-State Fresno with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Science, magna cum laude. She then obtained her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fresno City College and worked four years as a hygienist in Southern CA prior to moving to Bend in 2014. Ashley is married to her high-school sweetheart, Jordan, and welcomed their first son, Weston, into their family in 2016. Together they love to camp, fish and cook among other activities here in Central OR. Ashley loves being part of a family dental practice that emphasizes high quality, compassionate care. It is her privilege to have the opportunity to educate her patients and provide preventative dental care to our community.


Kristi | Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Kristi has more than seventeen (17) years experience in private practice and has been with our team since 2016. She graduated from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, MI in 2001. Before that she spent three years as a dental assistant to her childhood dentist, solidifying her desire for a career in dental hygiene. She has an incredible gift at being gentle and caring with her patients and helping alleviate any fears or anxiety they may have. Kristi has lived in Bend with her husband and their two children since 2014. She enjoys hiking, stand-up-paddle boarding and spending time with her family.


Brittaniy | Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH, RDH)

Brittaniy is an Oregon native and lived on the Oregon Coast for most of her life. She moved to Bend in 2016 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls. Her education and licensing with the Oregon Board of Dentistry allows her to provide both dental hygiene services as well as select restorative treatment solutions. Brittaniy is excited to be part of our team and loves the field of dentistry, especially educating patients to help them achieve excellent oral health. When she’s not working, Brittaniy writes a blog pertaining to dentistry, and is an automobile enthusiast. She attends numerous car related events throughout the year, and loves to discuss different makes and models.


Tricia | Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA, RDA)

Tricia moved to Bend twenty-eight years ago from Houston, TX. She graduated from Mt. View High School in 2001 and later attended COCC’s dental assisting program, where she also earned her expanded functions certification. Tricia takes pride in her role with our practice and is committed to educating and genuinely caring for our patients to ensure they have a great dental experience! She enjoys movie-and-dinner dates with her husband and loves spending time with her two children.


Esther | Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Esther has worked in the dental field since 1979 and has been with our practice for seven (7) years. She has enjoyed years of working with wonderful patients and dental teams, which gives her a deep understanding of how to care best for our patients and help them achieve their goals. Esther has been happily married to her husband Larry for nearly thirty years! They are proud of their son, Josh, who has become a wonderful man over the years. In her free time Esther enjoys camping, crafts, and spending time at the coast watching the waves and gulls. She enjoys being part of our dental team and is happy to take great care of our patients.


Heather | Practice Manager

Heather brings over thirty (30) years of business skill and dental knowledge to our practice. She has always had a deep sense of compassion and love for others and discovered that the dental field is ideal place for her to shine! Heather has a genuine gift in taking care of our patients and helping them understand the importance of their dental health and wellness. She appreciates her dental team and is dedicated to positively enhance each patients experience in our amazing, warm and friendly office. In her free time, Heather values spending time with family and friends and, in her free time, enjoys hiking, camping and riding her horses.


Sandy | Business Assistant + RDA

Sandy moved to Bend thirty years ago and has thirty-two (32) years of dental experience, both clinically as a registered dental assistant (RDA), and administratively in the front office. She loves what she does and is extremely knowledgeable concerning dental services, procedures, and patient advocacy – she strives to help patients receive the best dental experience possible. Sandy has been married for thirty-two years and has an amazing husband and daughter. She loves to quilt, read, hike, run and do cross-fit. You may also see her around town in her ’67 convertible mustang!


Jadie | Creative Director (BBA: HR)

Jadie is excited to join us as Creative Director and brings over a decade of business management and leadership skills to our team. She earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from E. Washington University with a concentration in Human Resources. Her professional experiences with corporate HR, the Loma Linda International Dentistry program, and current role as Executive Area Manager with Arbonne International have given her a skillset that is uniquely valuable to our practice. Working part-time alongside her husband, Dr. Adams, and our Cascadia team is a perfect balance for her. Her goal is to help create a fun, engaging and fulfilling workplace environment while sharing the uniqueness of our practice with others. Jadie enjoys baking, family adventures in the Pacific Northwest, and spending quality time with friends.


After 39(+) years of service to the Bend community, Dr. Steven Timm has retired – congratulations doctor! Dr. Edgar Timm proudly opened the doors of his practice here in Bend in 1954, Dr. Steven Timm transitioned as owner in 1978 and to this day, our practice is thrilled to continue to care for patients who have been part of the journey from the beginning. We will always hold fast to the ideals and values that Dr. Steven Timm promoted and we will continue to treat our entire family of patients with personalized care of the highest quality, which all of you deserve and have come to expect.