ABOUT US

Our Story

Our dream in offering affordable specialty dental care.

It’s in our hearts to help people.

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.

Dr. Alex Smith has come home.

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.

Welcome Dr. Smith – we are so happy you are back home!

Please see Dr. Alex Smith’s Curriculum Vitae below

Dr. Tom Spoonster is living his Dental Practice dream.

Dr. Tom knew from a very young age that he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. He has always had a desire to help others and decided his senior year of high school that he wanted to become a Dentist. He attended the University of Dayton where he majored in pre-dentistry and began expressing his passion for helping people by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and Dayton Children’s Hospital.

In 2009, he began his attendance at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he met Dr. Alex Smith. Dr. Tom and Dr. Smith became great friends due to similiar interest in music, sports, and of course dentistry! During their fourth year together, they used their spring break to visit Dr. Smith’s hometown of Bend, Oregon. He fell in love with skiing Mt. Bachelor and everything Central Oregon has to offer.

After graduating Dental School, Dr. Tom attended a General Practice Residency in Canton, Ohio to further his education in advanced dental procedures. He maintained an eagerness to learn through his memberships in several continuing education groups, always wanting to find a way to better serve his patients.

In Spring of 2019, Dr. Tom flew out to visit Dr. Smith, and met Dr. Cameron Edwards and Renee. He was blown away by what he saw at Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers. He loved the way the office was structured so that he could practice dentistry with the finest technology and materials, while offering quality time and affordable prices to patients. During his time working as an associate for several dental offices in Ohio, he was always concerned that traditional dental practice and insurance models would prevent him from providing the highest quality care at affordable prices for his patients.

Dr. Tom moved to Bend with is wife Allison in June of 2019. They are enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer; including hiking, skiing and mountain biking. They also love spending time with their cat and dog, Ron and Carl.

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Cameron G. Edwards, DDS, PC - Curriculum Vitae

Over three decades of experience.

Education

1983 – 1987
University of Southern California, School of Dentistry Los Angeles, California 
– Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree

1979 – 1983
University of the Pacific
Stockton, California
– B.A. Biological Sciences with emphasis on Human Biology and Disease Processes

Continuing Education & Licenses

2017

Advanced Implant Education – Live Surgery, Tijuana, Mexico

2012
State of Oregon Dental License

2007
Dental Education Laboratories, Dr. L. Steven Buchanan – The Art of Endodontics
2-day Hands-on Laboratory Course

1996
Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry

1995
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

Memberships

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
Owner
– 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.

Interests

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.

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Alexander J.S. Smith DDS, PC, Curriculum Vitae

A passion to serve those in need.

Education

2009 – 2013
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry  Columbus, Ohio 

– Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree

2004 – 2008
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
– B.S. Human Physiology
Minors: Chemistry and Business Administration

Continuing Education & Licenses

2019

State of Oregon Dental License

2017
Essentials of Implantology and Guided Implant Surgery
Invisalign fundamentals and advanced training

2015
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

2013
State of Ohio Dental License

2013 – Present
Over 250+ CE hours

Interests

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.

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Taylor GeDeros

Business Manager

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 Business Manager.

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 confidence 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.

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Jennifer Mitchell

Surgical Assistant

In 2003, Jen Graduated from Central Oregon Community College with an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and has been assisting ever since. With her 16 years of experience Jen plays a huge role in our office making sure all patients are receiving the highest quality care to get their mouth back to optimal oral health.

Since Jen has joined Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers we have been very fortunate to have her for she is the perfect fit. “My favorite part is helping patients create their smile and seeing the confidence they have when they leave. Each patient is family!”

In Jen’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and of course her dog Rowdy!

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Faith Pinkerton

Denturist/Surgical Assistant

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Brittaniy Buckingham

Dental Hygienist

Brittaniy moved to Bend in April of 2016 after recieving a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon Institute of Technology. She is licensed to provide dental hygiene services, as well as restorative needs. Her passion, knowledge and gentleness is one of the many things patients love about her!

Brittaniy loves being a part of the Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers team because it allows her to provide excellent dental hygiene services. Her favorite part about working here is, “being able to educate patients about all types of dental products as well as the best way for them to improve their oral health.” Brittaniy is such a blessing to this team!

When Brittaniy isn’t helping patients get their pearly white smile, she loves to spend time with friends, go running, cook and cuddle with her adorable Golden Retrievers; Lily and Cocoa.

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Karen Hammer

Patient Experience Coordinator

An Oregon native, Karen has called Bend home since 1996. Driven by community, joining Denture Artistry Implants-Crowns-Veneers is in full alignment with how she views life and serving others. “The best thing about my position is meeting our new patients. I truly love helping people realize that they are not a number, and from the moment they walk into our practice, they are part of our family.”

Karen is a proud, single mother of three daughters who keep her busy and happy. When she isn’t at the office, you’ll most likely find her enjoying time with friends and family. If you see her out and about don’t be surprised if she says hello, it is just the way she is.

1239 NE Medical Center Dr., Ste. 220 Bend, OR 97701

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