DR. Chad Stephenson, DDS

Your Local Bend Dentist

Your Local Bend Dentist

Your Local Bend Dentist

Dr. Chad Stephenson is a Doctor of Dental Surgery, who received his degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. But dentistry is not his only expertise. He also has his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University. Once you meet him, you will find he has a well-rounded education which informs the way he looks at dental procedures.

Dr. Stephenson stays up-to-date on the newest dental techniques by attending continuing education classes and a dental implant study club as a local Bend dentist. He looks at dentistry as a service that all his patients should feel comfortable with and strives to provide a calming atmosphere. He builds relationships with each of his clients while ensuring they receiving the highest possible dental care.

Growing up as an Eagle Scout, Dr. Stephenson can be found enjoying the Central Oregon great outdoors when he’s not working with patients. Exploring the wilderness, hiking, and mountain biking with his wonderful family are a few of his favorite things. He and his wife Traci have six children: Faith, Kayla, Paige, Carly, Blake, and Jenna.

Juniper Dental has taken care of my dental needs for approximately five years — teeth cleanings, exam, and one crown. The entire staff is efficient, personable and skilled at what they do. They provide great follow-up to help make sure I remember my appointments. I appreciate these good people and the work they do.

- Janet H.

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 three kids: Treyton, Ezekiel, and Isabella. Nicole also enjoys working in the yard, gardening, fishing, traveling, and being a mom.

Cheer Papworth, RDH

Cheer has been providing quality care to patients in Redmond, Oregon since 2011. After working for nearly 20 years in the dental field, Cheer graduated in 2010 from Lane Community College with honors after receiving 100% on her dental hygiene clinical boards.

Since joining our dental team, Cheer has focused on creating trusting relationships with each of our patients, as well as providing them with individualized treatment that meets their oral and periodontal needs. Cheer enjoys working with a dentist and a team that truly focuses on providing quality dental care every day to every patient.

Cheer has been married to her husband Robert for over 20 years. Together they have one son and two daughters: Reilly, Bree, and Grace. Cheer enjoys living in Central Oregon and learning about life on a ranch with her three llamas, 15 head of cattle, and chickens. In her spare time, Cheer enjoys gardening, reading, writing, cooking, snow-skiing, waterskiing, and being with her family.

Lynda Weber, Office Manager

Lynda Has been with Juniper Dental since 2012.  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 granddaughters.

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 attended Central Oregon Community College and graduated as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2008. She has a passion for patient comfort and takes great 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, and a baby girl Josie. Aside from spending time with family and friends, in her spare time Allison enjoys everything that the great outdoors has to offer including gardening, hiking, camping, swimming, and riding ATVs.

Peyton Zachary, Dental Assistant

Peyton graduated as an EFDA Dental Assistant in 2015 before coming to work with the Juniper Dental team. She was born and raised in Central Oregon and loves talking to patients about our beautiful surroundings. When Peyton isn’t interacting with patients making them feel welcome, she spends time with her husband Mason and son Marshall. Spending time with her family is the most important thing in her life and she always looks for a chance to inspire others.

Erica Swanson, Dental Assistant

Erica has been working with us since 2017.  She is an EFDA dental assisted and graduated from the COCC dental assisting program.  She enjoys the outdoors and all the fun that central Oregon has to offer.