Bradley Hester, DMD – Dentist

Bend, OR— Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Bradley Hester is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Life Member for his contributions to the field of Dentistry.

Inspired to enter the field of dentistry in 7th grade, Dr. Hester pursued higher education at the University of Portland where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree; excelled as an athlete winning a scholarship to play baseball; and was voted Most Valuable Player. He considers a highlight of his higher education experience to achieving the Highest Batting Average award during his senior season. He later pursued his medical education at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon where he earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

With more than 20 years in the field, Dr. Hester launched his career, opening his first private practice in Portland from 1988 until 1994 when he moved back to Central Oregon. Currently working at and managing Bend Family Dentistry, he offers general dentistry; cosmetic dentistry; and preventive dental care to residents of Bend Oregon, and surrounding areas. He noted that they also offer sedation dentistry for patients that may experience anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist and also treats sleep apnea and TMJ disorder.

Known for being passionate about helping people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, Dr. Hester asserts that he invests hundreds of hours each year in professional development and has studied with some of the world’s leading authorities in dentistry, including Dr. Peter Dawson and The Pankey Institute (reconstructive dentistry); Dr. David Hornbrook (esthetics); Dr. Carl Misch (implants); and Dr. Ken Reed & William Gottschalk (IV sedation). He explained that dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study; diagnosis; prevention; and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists like Dr. Hester diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth; correct bite issues; perform surgeries and extractions; and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.

A leader in the field, Dr. Hester is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). He has been married for 33 years to his wife, Kelly, who works as an RN at Volunteers in Medicine and they have five grown children and two dogs. Aside from his professional pursuits, the doctor enjoys outdoor activities, fine woodworking, and most recently began building and racing Baja off-road cars.

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