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!
Ashley | Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH)
Ashley was raised in Susanville, CA and has ten (10) 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 | Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH)
Kristi has nearly twenty (20) 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.
Lisa | Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA, RDA)
Lisa has been an expanded functions dental assistant for over 30 years and appreciates the fact that there is always something new and exciting to learn in dentistry. That’s why Lisa loves continuing education and staying on top of new developments in the industry that can benefit our patients. Lisa has been with our practice since 2019 and takes pride in helping our patients feel at ease and well cared for. Lisa and her husband have been in Bend since 2015. They love to camp, paddleboard (SUP), ride bikes and attend concerts. Lisa has two children and two grandchildren. Her favorite thing on earth is being a Grandma!
Jadie | Creative Director (BBA: HR)
Jadie is excited to support 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 skill set 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.
Elizabeth | Front Office Coordinator
Elizabeth was born and raised in Portland Oregon and relocated to Bend in 2019. She has more than 6 years experience in dentistry as a Front Office Coordinator. Elizabeth is compassionate about helping patients with their treatment plan, navigating insurance and assisting with financial needs. She goes above and beyond to answer patients’ questions in order to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys baking, biking, canoeing, and going on walks with her husband and their dog, Sally.
Kalen | Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Kalen has over 12 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She is a Pacific Northwest native, born in Washington and raised in Corvallis OR. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University, she returned to Portland OR and practiced there for several years. Kalen and her husband have always been drawn to the mountains and have also enjoyed living in Utah and Colorado along their journey. They returned to Oregon in 2020 and are excited to make Bend their home as they raise their two daughters closer to family. In her free time, Kalen enjoys playing with her girls, hiking, and traveling. She is excited to be part of the team at Cascadia Family Dental and strives to build wonderful relationships with her co-workers and patients.