Salute to Commerce
Dr. Brad Hester has been in practice for over 26 years, and moved back to his hometown in Bend from Portland in 1994. Though he had a successful practice in Portland, Dr. Hester wanted to be closer to his family and raise his children in a “small town” atmosphere. He took over the Bend Family Dentistry practice from H.M. Kemple and since then has seen the business grow and thrive to the point where he had to move to a larger facility in 1998!
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The office has 3D CT Scanners, lasers, a CEREC machine which can make crowns, and a digital impression machine. “We can make a crown for a patient while they are sitting right there,” Dr. Hester said. “We are a very progressive office that has stayed on top of the latest dental technology.”
But should going to the dentist really hurt? According to Dr. Hester the answer is a resounding no. “This is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about going to the dentist and why they often put off routine maintenance,” he said. “When you see your dentist, it shouldn’t hurt and it doesn’t have to hurt.”
Dr. Hester also points out that people really should stay on top of the preventative work. “People can sometimes let those things go, especially little things,” he said. “The problems can only get worse.”
There have also been rumors as of late regarding radiation exposure during x-rays. Dr. Hester says the amount of exposure is very minimal. Using digital technology lowers the amount of radiation considerably. Although, the exposure is minimal Dr. Hester is very conscientious about this issue and is as conservative as possible without compromising the standard of care he gives.
Bend Family Dentistry prides itself on service not only to its customers, but also the community. The practice gives back mostly through the delivery of dentistry to those in need. They are involved with Kemple Children’s Clinic, Volunteers in Medicine, Shepherds House, and Saving Grace. “We focus on those places that service people who have a financial challenge in getting the care they need,” said Dr. Hester. “So our services are provided for free.”
The staff also gives back to the community in a variety of ways and will often donate their time to the afore mentioned efforts and they usually help with Project Connect every year at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. “All the staff is very service oriented and they love to help in these types of situations,” Dr. Hester said.
Bend Family Dentistry and Dr. Hester have also had a strong pull to give back to the community. “I think when you are a part of a community or family that piece is just a critical part of being a part of that group,” he said. “It feels good to give back and it’s a great way to serve another person.”
What People Say About Us
Some of happy client sharing their experience with Spring Dental Arts
This is the best dental office I’ve ever been to, hands down. Everyone is so welcoming and professional. It almost feels like home when I come in for dental work. The team is absolutely amazing and the doctor is outstanding! I love the office as it’s very clean and homey!
~ Kayza M.
I visited Spring Dental Arts for the 1st time today, and was very impressed with their service. Staff is great and very friendly Amber was great, she listened to my concerns and provided great feedback. Looking forward to continue my treatment with SDA.
~ Erika Thomas.
This is the best dentist office I’ve ever been to, hands down. Everyone is so welcoming and professional. It almost feels like home when I come in for dental work. Ms.Amber, Briana and Jess are absolutely amazing and Dr.A is outstanding! I love the office as it’s very clean and homey!
~ Kayza Mallet.
The Salute to Commerce Program is sponsored by Combined Communications Inc., The Riverhouse, and the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to the past year’s Salute to Commerce recipients for making Bend a better place to live: Bend Burger Company, Standard TV & Appliance, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Bend Mailing Services, The Cake Lady, Fly & Field Outfitters, Western Title & Escrow Company, Precision Auto Body, Cascade Village Shopping Center, Robert’s On Wall Street, Cheerleaders Grill, and Sun Forest Construction.