Meet Our Staff

Chad Stephenson, DDS

chadDr. Chad Stephenson received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University in 1999. After receiving his undergrad degree, he continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned his DDS in 2005. He later received an MBA through Oklahoma State University in 2013.  Currently, Dr. Stephenson regularly attends continuing education classes and is active in a dental implant study club.

Dr. Stephenson has been a dentist in Bend, OR since 2005. As a dentist, Dr. Stephenson’s goal is to provide the highest-quality dental care to his patients and to help them feel as comfortable as possible in his office.

Dr. Stephenson and his wife, Traci, have six children: Faith, Kayla, Paige, Carly, Blake, and Jenna. When not at the office, he enjoys anything and everything outdoors, including hiking and mountain biking. Dr. Stephenson is also an Eagle Scout.

Nicole Goodman, RDH


Nicole, one of our dental hygienists, has been working at Juniper Dental for 10 years. Nicole received her A.A. in dental hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2003. Nicole consistently offers our patients excellent dental care, and works hard to establish genuine relationships with each person who walks through our doors. The best part about working here, she says, is the opportunity to work with such a wonderful dental team.

When not helping to restore your oral health, Nicole can often be found at home with her 3 kids: Treyton, Ezekiel, and Isabella. Nicole also enjoys working in the yard, gardening, fishing, traveling, and being a mom.

Lynda Weber, Office Manager


Lynda Has been with Juniper Dental for 3 years.  She grew up living in Eugene until 2010 when she moved to Bend.  She is great with helping patients with the insurance and explaining their dental needs.  She has many years of experience working in the dental field.  She worked as a dental assistant for 15 years before learning to work in the administrative side of the office.

Away from the office, Lynda enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, spending time with her family and her new granddaughter.

Mendy Michaelson, Billing and Scheduling Coordinator


Mendy loved seeing us so much as a patient that she decided working for us would be even better.  Mendy is a very fun-loving and caring person and loves our patients.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry and her two dogs.  Mendy loves to travel and tries to see Dave Matthews in concert as much as possible.  She hopes to live in Central Oregon forever.


Allison Fahlgren, Dental Assistant


Allison graduated from COCC as an EFDA Dental Assistant in 2008. She has a passion for patient comfort and takes pride in her work. She grew up in Central Oregon where she married her high school sweetheart, David, and now has two boys Wyatt and Waylon. Aside from spending time with family and friends, in her spare time Allison enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer including gardening, hiking, camping, swimming, and riding ATVs.

Peyton Zachary, Dental Assistant


Peyton was born and raised in Central Oregon.  She graduated as an EFDA dental assistant in 2015. She loves interacting with patients and hearing their stories. When Peyton is not working, she loves spending time with her husband Mason and son Marshall.  She enjoys the outdoors and loves to inspire others.  Raising her son and spending time with loved ones are the most important things in her life.


Teri Peasley, Dental Assistant


Teri loves being a dental assistant!  She grew up in Burns, but has been in Central Oregon for 4 years and loves it.   She enjoys spending time with her husband Ty and her sons Kholt and Kolby.  They love to be in the outdoors hunting, hiking and camping.