Dear patients and families,

As many of you were aware, I was scheduled to have hip surgery last March but unfortunately, it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

I was operated on August 26 but unfortunately experienced a setback very soon after the procedure resulting in a totally dislocated left hip, not fun!

A second procedure was necessary August 31st . I am limited to non-weight bearing on my left side until later November. This makes working not possible.

We have hired a temporary orthodontist by the name of Dr. Niky Smith. Dr. Smith lives in Lake Oswego and has 18 years’ experience as an orthodontist. I have met with her and she is very pleasant, bright and has a positive outlook on life and orthodontics as do I! She is also trained well at the university of Washington, a great program. I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Smith. We share similar treatment philosophies. She had her own private practice for 12 years in the bay area. She practices now on temporary needs like mine.

I will be back as soon as possible and look forward to it. Also, I’ll be available to consult remotely on any patient.

A temporary bump in the road that will quickly pass.

Sincerely and Best Regards,

Dr. Bickler

1625 East 12th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

(541) 298-4072
Fax: (541) 298-6912
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Beautiful Smiles for a Lifetime

Welcome to Bickler Orthodontics

Properly aligned teeth will improve your oral and overall health. They’ll also create an amazing smile for you. As you move through orthodontic treatment, you will transform: You’ll become more confident in your appearance and your self-esteem will blossom. By the end, you’ll be smiling and laughing comfortably and happily.

Dr. James Bickler and the Bickler Orthodontics team would love to help make the beautiful smile of your dreams a reality. We deliver personalized, leading-edge care to each patient. You’ll always be treated as the remarkable individual you are, with respect, compassion, and empathy.

Our highly trained staff members have undergone years of specialized training. Their confidence, humor, and genuine interest in you will ensure a great experience. We enjoy getting to know each patient and building lasting friendships. We’d love to become your friends while creating your perfect smile!

In addition to clear and metal braces for all ages, Bickler Orthodontics offers ClearCorrect™ clear aligners. We also offer surgical orthodontics, TADs, and solutions to TMJ-TMD and sleep apnea.

Complimentary consultations are available at our orthodontic office in The Dalles. We serve patients throughout the mid-Columbia region. Please call to schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself or your child.

Dr. Bickler and our team members can’t wait to start you on the path to the beautiful smile you deserve: one you’ll love for a lifetime! Call today.

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