Meet Our Team
Bedont Orthodontics Team: What Makes Them Special?
At Bedont Orthodontics, we are very interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is an expanded function orthodontic dental assistant (EFODA) and is certified in radiation health and safety, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.
The best part of my job is making people smile. When I joined the office in 1997 as a high school senior I only got to see a glimpse of what was so great about what we do. After finishing school I rejoined the team as a clinical assistant in 2002 and have since enjoyed seeing the magic of making smiles every day. I work hard with patients on education, cooperation and good oral hygiene, and help all patients understand the importance of everything we do, every step of the way. It is important to me that my patients love coming to see me. I want to be the best part of their day!
When I am not building lasting friendships with my orthodontic family I love to be at home with my husband and two teenagers, Braedon and BreeAnn. I love piling on the couch to watch movies and eat junk food when I can't play outside, and camping and 4-wheeling when I can.
I began my career in the orthodontic field as an assistant in 2008 (I was trained by our orthodontic assistant, Dianna) and in 2012 I started filling in as a Treatment Coordinator and eventually becoming a full-time Treatment Coordinator. While I loved being an assistant and watching beautiful smiles develop, the highlight of my career is meeting new patients and helping guide them through the start of the life-changing transformation of orthodontics. It’s so much fun to be part of our patient’s orthodontic journey to a better and more confident smile.
When I’m away from the office you can usually find me on my family’s property in Central Oregon. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we enjoy traveling to Hawaii, going on cruises and camping. Together we have 1 son who is currently in college.
My role as a scheduling coordinator brings a lot of joy to me because I know that every day I get to make a difference in our patient’s lives. I do that by helping them feel better about their smile. I know that a simple task of scheduling a consultation will help get them where they want to be with their smile. I worked as a bank teller for about four years before I decided to go into the orthodontic field. Although this wasn’t my career choice from the beginning, I’m happy to know that in this job you make a difference in people’s lives.
I’ve been happily married since 2017. I enjoy my time off with my family creating new memories.
Prior to coming to work for Dr. Bedont I worked in banking with no previous knowledge of orthodontics. I can easily say that I enjoy coming to work in such a positive environment.
When I am not at work you can usually find me with my husband Michael playing outdoors with our dog Theodore. I love camping and consider myself a novice hiker.
The best part of my job as a scheduling coordinator is seeing the last moments when a patient leaves the office with a confident smile! I enjoy the atmosphere at our clinic and the positivity we value.
I was born and raised in Southern Oregon, and decided to relocate to the PDX to experience a different side of Oregon. Outside of work I enjoy running and cooking new spicy cuisine recipes.
Right out of high school I got my start in the dental field as a treatment/financial coordinator in a dental office. In less than a year I realized my true desire was actually treating patients in the clinic. I followed that desire and have never looked back. I love my career as an orthodontic assistant! It is very satisfying, even exciting, to be a part of changing one of our patient’s lives by straightening their smile. There’s nothing better than seeing that great big brace-free grin the day the braces come off!
I grew up in Portland and met and married my husband, Mike, in 1990. Mike and I like to spend lots of time with family. We enjoy the outdoors, sports, cooking, taking long drives and serving in our church and community.
I started dental assisting school my junior year of high school. My second year of the program I was given the opportunity to have an internship at Bedont Orthodontics. This is where I decided orthodontics was my passion! I love getting to help people achieve their beautiful smiles!
When I am not Helping people achieve their smiles I love being outside and spending quality time with friends and family!
I have been in the dental field since 2002. I joined the awesome team here at Bedont Orthodontics in 2020. I strive to help patients feel calm and comfortable during their treatment and take great pride in assisting to achieve confident beautiful smiles.
I’m originally from Maryland and moved here from Hawaii in 2018. Being a prior Navy wife I’ve lived in my fair of states and I’m now proud to call Oregon my home. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and our three amazing daughters.
After experiencing both the medical and dental field, I found my happiness in dental. I spent 5 years in a dental surgery practice, and then in 1986 went into orthodontics and I have been here ever since! In 2020 I joined the Bedont Orthodontics Team.
In my spare time I enjoy riding my banshees at the dunes, Coos Bay, or Winchester; and I also enjoy camping and riding horses. So if you don't see me here at the office, you can see me there.
After high school I went to dental assisting school and I found my passion for orthodontics. My goal each day at work is to help people gain confidence in their new smile and have a great and fun ortho experience throughout their treatment, and build a friendship.
In my own time I like to go fishing, and kayaking during the summer, and snowboarding during the winter. I always love being outdoors!
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My journey to the dental field began as a middle schooler, when I got to have orthodontic treatment. I was amazed at how the changes to my smile made my self-confidence soar. No more “fangs”. I knew then that I wanted to be part of this process for others too. I became a dental assistant in a general practice in 1984 and got my dream job in an orthodontic office in 2004. I enjoy the outcomes and transformation for each patient we treat. I’ve seen patients and their children come through orthodontics and friendships have been made.
When not working, I enjoy traveling, bicycling, and spending time with my grown sons, my sweetie, and my dog Reco.