Dr. Edwards sold his Walnut Creek, California private practice in 2003. He had dedicated his career to high-end aesthetic dentistry specializing in full mouth reconstructions. After selling his practice, he and his USC Dental School buddy purchased Rosemead Dental Lab. Dr. Edwards became a certified lab technician and together they operated a full service dental lab. He loved the training and education aspect of owning a dental lab but quickly realized he missed clinical dentistry and his patients.
In 2005, he merged his two skillsets of clinical dentistry with education and training. He became a Clinical Director for a large group practice overseeing the clinical direction, hiring and training of 35 offices and 155+ doctors. This is where Dr. Edwards and Renée Raujol’s story began.
Renée graduated from the University of Oregon in 1987 with a degree in International Studies. She had a very successful 28-year career in management, sales, marketing and business development with Corporate America; working for large companies such as May Co., Nike, a few internet start ups and finally, the remaining 13 years of her career with the largest dental supply company in the world, Dentsply Sirona. Their paths crossed in the corporate world of dentistry.
Recognizing Dr. Edwards' exceptional clinical skills, as well as his unique ability to interact and train other dentists, Renée recruited Dr. Edwards in 2007 to become a Continuing Education Advocate and Speaker for Denstply Sirona. They travelled all across the country training 1,000’s of dentists on Bone Grafting and Implants. Dr. Edwards and Renée’s meeting was not by chance; they married in 2012 and both feel God brought them together to do something great and to serve others as a team. At the time, they just didn’t know exactly what or how that looked. Now they do...
In 2014 Dr. Edwards left full time dentistry and Renée left her corporate career to semi-retire in Bend. He practiced 2 days a week in Central Oregon and he heard many times patients say; “Sorry doc, I just can’t afford that—please just pull my tooth.” It saddened Dr. Edwards and Renée to find that there is a lack of access to high quality, affordable dentistry in Oregon. In 2016, they both looked at each other and said “Let’s do something about it,” and Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers was born.
Hopefully throughout our website you have come to learn that we are not just “talking” about it, but living our dream and truly offering dentistry with honest, transparent and affordable pricing. We hope to change as many lives as possible in our Central Oregon Community, our home.
Please see Dr. Cameron Edwards Curriculum Vitae below.
Growing up in Bend, Oregon, from a young age Dr. Alex Smith had a strong affinity for helping people in need. As a teenager Dr. Smith participated in many community outreach projects and even obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. His greatest desire is to provide patients with exceptional dental care, kindness and respect.
Dr. Cam, Renee and the Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers team are so pleased that he has partnered with them to share their vision, core values and to make the most expensive disciplines of dentistry more affordable. He too, believes he can change the world one smile at a time.
In 2008, Dr Smith graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Physiology. He committed himself to serving his community through healthcare, ultimately choosing to study Dentistry.
Dr. Smith has always been adventurous, hardworking and patriotic. In 2013, he joined the United States Army Dental Corps after attending dental school at Ohio State University. Dr. Smith served the Soldiers of the United States of America's Armed forces for four years - and even performed dentistry on Generals and Officers.
The Army sent him to Yongsan, South Korea and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. During Dr. Smith's Army career he focused on educating himself with the most advanced dental disciplines. To this day, he strives to provide the highest quality dentistry to his patients. He receives the most gratification from performing life changing dental procedures and helping people get out of pain.
Moving back home was always Dr. Smith's dream. In researching where and how he should start his dental career in Bend, Dr. Smith was introduced to Dr. Cameron Edwards and Renee Raujol. He believes this was pure fate. Dr. Smith, Cam and Renee's core values, practice philosophies, desire to provide the highest quality dental care, and to serve the people of Central Oregon align beautifully. His dream has become a reality by joining Dr. Cam, Renee and the Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers Team.
Please see Dr. Alex Smith's Curriculum Vitae below
1983 - 1987
University of Southern California, School of Dentistry Los Angeles, California
- Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
1979 - 1983
University of the Pacific
- B.A. Biological Sciences with emphasis on Human Biology and Disease Processes
Advanced Implant Education - Live Surgery, Tijuana, Mexico
State of Oregon Dental License
Dental Education Laboratories, Dr. L. Steven Buchanan - The Art of Endodontics
2-day Hands-on Laboratory Course
Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry
Misch Implant Institute -
Certificate-Fixed and Removable Implant Prosthetics
1993 - 1994
Coach-training with Blatchford Seminars
1989 to 1991
University of California - San Francisco - Certificate - 2 Year Mini-Residency Program in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
July 8, 1987
State of California Dental License - DEA Certified
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology.
2003 - Present
Certified Lab Technician - Productivity Training Corporation, Morgan Hill, CA
- Completed 1-year program for certification in all aspects of Fixed Prosthetics.
February 1998 - September 2002
I.D.E.A.S., Walnut Creek, CA
- Practice management consultant, lecturer, improved profitability, morale and productivity of dental practices through implementing new policies, procedures and customized hands-on training with the entire office personnel.
March 2008 - 2013
Bone Grafting, Implantology, and Endodontic Clinical Presenter/Advocate
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties/ DENTSPLY Implants - Nationwide
- Lectured and provided hands-on clinical education programs on bone grafting and implant dentistry; restorative techniques, materials, protocols and gaining case acceptance to audiences from 25–100+ participants.
January 1997 - 2003
Clinical Seminar Presenter - 3M Corporation, San Ramon, CA
- Provided Continuing Education Seminars and served as Clinical Technical Advisor at Dental Conventions.
- Lectured and ran seminars on the following subjects: Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Predictable Crown and Bridge, Impression Taking, Motivational Leadership, Practice Management and Case Acceptance.
Dr. Edwards’ passions are playing golf, coaching numerous youth sports, travel and watching his children grow as student-athletes in college. He very much enjoys continuing his education and teaching and mentoring others.
2009 - 2013
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Columbus, Ohio
- Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
2004 - 2008
University of Oregon
- B.S. Human Physiology
Minors: Chemistry and Business Administration
State of Oregon Dental License
Essentials of Implantology and Guided Implant Surgery
Invisalign fundamentals and advanced training
State of North Carolina Dental License
2014 - 2017
Service and CE in the US Army Dental Corps Ft. Bragg, NC
2013 - 2014
Service and CE in the US Army 618th Dental Unit, South Korea
State of Ohio Dental License
2013 - Present
Over 250+ CE hours
Alex loves spending time with his wife Riya, family and friends. Some of his favorite hobbies are snowboarding, golf, soccer, mountain biking, fishing, working out and most all sports. Alex and Riya enjoy adventuring and traveling in their spare time.
We are so excited to have Kendal Fancher join our team. Kendal was born and raised in Bend, OR. Ever since she was a little girl she has always wanted to become a Dental Assistant.
Kendal is currently working towards her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) with hands on experience right here in our office. We are confident with her motivation and passion she will achieve this goal very quickly. She is such a kind hearted, beautiful young woman inside and out and always takes wonderful care of our patients. Kendal says,"This is the best place I have ever worked! I LOVE all our patients and they are all really nice and appreciative of our help!"
Kendal is a mom to her adorable son Ryker, and also has a little boy on the way due April 20th, 2019. Some of Kendal's favorite things to do are hunting, fishing, and camping.
Genaveave Thiessen is our amazing Lab Technician. Genaveave started in dentistry in 1998 as a registered Dental Assistant in California. She worked many roles in denistry, including Front Office Management. She soon realized her passion belonged in the lab, utilizing her incredible artistic talents to create beautiful smiles for her patients.
Genaveave moved to Bend to join Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers as she believes in our mission of helping people. She LOVES changing lives and giving our patients their confidence back with dentures that are designed with fit, function, AND beauty. If you are in a need of a smile makeover, come see Genaveave - her caring compassionate nature will put you at ease and she will work with you to design a smile that you will be proud to wear!
Genaveave has 2 beautiful children, Genna and R.J. She loves to hike, fish, mountain climb and camp - she has become a true "Bendite." We are so fortunate to have her on our team!
Graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Marketing and Business, we are so fortunate Taylor has joined our team! As a recent grad, she has great aspirations to do amazing things in this world. This is the beginning of a very bright career for her as our Patient Experience Coordinator.
Taylor has always had a passion for helping people and she believes Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers is the perfect fit. "My favorite part of my job is being able to see the transformation in the patients and also being able to engage and build relationships with them as well."
When she is not working, Taylor enjoys working out, hiking, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. She is beautiful inside and out, if you haven't already met her she will make you feel warm and comfortable immediately.