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

Testimonials

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“Dr. Bickler and the staff at Bickler Orthodontics are wonderful. They respected my time and always got me in on time and out quickly. I appreciated the friendly ‘family’ atmosphere, and have to say I almost miss seeing them all now that my braces are off. Oh, and my teeth look amazing too!” — Kim Salvesen-Pauly, owner of Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate; Hood River, The Dalles, Bingen, and Stevenson


“Our whole family has been treated by Dr. Bickler. We have all had outstanding results. He has a stellar staff, in a dynamic environment. We all love going to see Dr. Bickler.” — Sarah Muenzer


“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Bickler Orthodontics, so much so that I’m going to have a six-month standing appointment because I miss them so much!” — Bobbi Azure

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