It’s Official: 2023 is the Year of Bend Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: January 25, 2023

Ponderosa Dental Center is excited about the new year! Why? Because it gives us hundreds of days in the office working with our existing family of patients and welcoming new faces with open arms. It’s no secret that 2023 is also shaping up to be the year everyone is interested… Read More…


“My Dental Anxiety is So Bad, No Bend Dentist Can Help Me!”
added on: January 12, 2023

Did we read your mind? If you have dental anxiety or a real fear of seeing a Bend dentist, we understand. You won’t find the team at Ponderosa Dental Center trying to minimize your feelings or pretend like taking a few deep breaths before your treatment is going to magically… Read More…


Why Your Bend Cosmetic Dentist is Putting Your Smile on Trial
added on: December 29, 2022

All rise, the court is in session, and your smile is about to go on trial at Ponderosa Dental Center. We wanted to take this opportunity as we wrap up 2022 to tell you about a little something in our Bend dental office called “trial smile.”  No, it’s not a… Read More…


Start Planning Your 2023 Smile Makeover with Your Bend Dentist
added on: December 19, 2022

Yes, you read the headline correctly. You’re due for an upgrade for you and your oral health, and it all starts here at Ponderosa Dental Center with a smile makeover. Why not make 2023 your “Year of Me,” where you’re guaranteed to start fresh with a sense of confidence made… Read More…


Why Patients Are Raving About Our Same-Day Crowns in Bend, OR
added on: November 30, 2022

If you read our blogs, you probably know that Ponderosa Dental Center isn’t shy about investing in innovative tools. Being a trusted Bend restorative dentist, Dr. Josh Prentice knows how much easier it is to take care of your oral health when you’re not overwhelmed with anxiety about pain or… Read More…


How Our Bend, OR Dental Impressions “Gel” Without Messy Gel
added on: November 15, 2022

Being your Bend general dentist, we get the impression that patients aren’t too fond of having dental impressions created of their smile and bite. Why? Because in the past, it involved a process where we would apply a type of gel to the teeth that could be messy and uncomfortable… Read More…


The Scary Sounds of Snoring in Bend
added on: October 30, 2022

Forget about Halloween — any night of the year can be scary when you’re sleeping next to someone who snores. Ask your dentist in Bend; we’ve heard the “snore-rror stories.” Snoring is one of the most significant indicators of something called sleep apnea.  What You Need to Know About Sleep… Read More…


Are There Computer Guided Implants in Bend, OR?
added on: October 23, 2022

The answer to this question is yes! At Ponderosa Dental Center, we love dental implants and the benefits of having a healthier smile. Dr. Joshua Prentice had a passion and love for technology at a young age. He spent time building computers and learning new software programming as a boy…. Read More…


Why You’ll Be Impressed by iTero® Digital Impressions
added on: September 21, 2022

Dr. Joshua Prentice uses a high-tech tool called the iTero® Digital Scanning System to take impressions of your teeth in a more comfortable and less stressful way. (More convenient and accurate is always good too!) Please don’t dismiss this technology until you’ve tried it for yourself. Here’s why: Traditional is… Read More…


Hide Your Teeth’s Imperfections Behind Durable Porcelain Veneers
added on: August 26, 2022

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, you should learn more about porcelain veneers. Veneers hide dental imperfections behind super-thin porcelain overlays. Dr. Joshua Prentice at Ponderosa Dental Center can tell you if porcelain veneers are right for you. Cosmetic dentistry in Bend,… Read More…


Learn More About Full Mouth Restorations at Ponderosa Dental Center
added on: August 25, 2022

Dr. Joshua Prentice at Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, Oregon wants to do everything he can to improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Some people think of dentists as the people who fill an occasional cavity or two. Dr. Prentice is that and much more! He… Read More…


Check Out The New Invisalign® SmileView™ Simulator
added on: August 19, 2022

Do you dream of having a straighter smile? You’re not alone. Some people just can’t put on a smile, especially in public, because their teeth aren’t straight. While there are multiple ways to correct your smile, clear aligners have proved effective over the years. They help you straighten or realign… Read More…


Porcelain Veneers Versus Bonding
added on: August 3, 2022

Cosmetic dentistry may be an option to improve your appearance, conceal a disconcerting chip or gap in your teeth, or whiten discolored, damaged, or stained teeth. You may get the smile of your dreams with various cosmetic treatments. Dental veneers and dental bonding are two of the most prevalent treatments… Read More…


Ready to Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: July 22, 2022

Is your wedding around the corner? Are you going for a job interview? Do you need to boost your self-esteem? Or are you preparing for a photo session? All these are special occasions that may warrant you to have the best smile. Whatever your reason for improving your smile, there… Read More…


Rest Easy With Sedation Dentistry
added on: July 21, 2022

Does the thought of visiting a dentist for any procedure scare you? Talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. Depending on the severity of your phobia, you can get sedation for any procedure, from the most uncomplicated ones like teeth cleaning to invasive ones like implants. Dental visits are scary… Read More…


3 Simple Steps to a Smile Trial
added on: June 23, 2022

Did you know that a smile is the first thing that attracts people to you? A perfect smile plays an essential role in how people perceive you. However, more than a third of individuals in America are not happy with their smiles.  Well, if you are one of those who… Read More…


How a Smile Makeover Can Change Your Life
added on: June 21, 2022

Have you been hiding your smile from others because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth? At Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, OR, we can help you feel more confident, so you can smile openly, laugh without inhibitions, and enjoy life to the fullest! Learn how a Smile… Read More…


Need a Dental Crown? Your Bend Dentist Does Them Same-Day!
added on: May 16, 2022
young woman thinking

Do you have a tooth or multiple teeth that are broken or badly deteriorated? You’ll want to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Bend because we can improve your smile with incredible CEREC same-day crowns or dental restorations. CEREC crowns are computer-aided and only take a few hours… Read More…


Say Hello to iTero: For a Better, More Comfortable Dental Experience
added on: May 5, 2022
itero machine close up

When you come to Ponderosa Dental Center and meet with your Bend dentist Dr. Joshua Prentice, you will be impressed with our state-of-the-art technology: we just know it. One of the ways we provide a more comfortable, innovative dental experience is by using an exciting piece of technology known as… Read More…


5 Top Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Invisalign® Experience
added on: April 13, 2022
woman with invisalign

At Ponderosa Dental Center, your trusted Bend dentist, Dr. Joshua Prentice, and team all know how important it is to have a healthy smile you can be confident to share with your fellow Oregonians or wherever the world takes you. One way to take your teeth to next-level perfection is… Read More…


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