Dr. Bickler RETIRED in March 2023!

I am committed to providing the best care with the most awesome results for my patients. I enjoy using the latest techniques and technology to ensure my patients have healthy, straight smiles they’ll love for the rest of their lives.

I’ve been practicing for more than 35 years. My father was a dentist and he inspired me to consider oral healthcare as a profession. Looking at all the wonderful people I’ve met, and the smiles I’ve created, lets me know I chose the right career.

I enjoy getting to know my patients personally and professionally. We often develop a strong bond that goes beyond doctor and patient. I love seeing them in our community, years after they’ve finished treatment, and sharing those healthy smiles.

At this point in my career, I’m now caring for the children and even the grandchildren of former patients. It’s incredibly fulfilling to be part of a multi-generational practice.

Education and Continuing Education

I attended South Salem High School, and pursued my undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark College. I went on to complete my Doctorate of Dental Medicine and post-doctoral orthodontic specialty training at Oregon Health & Science University.

I’m involved in several forms of continuing orthodontic education. I study the latest journals and I attend classes, seminars, and conferences throughout the Pacific Northwest and the country. Frequently, my staff and I have “lunch and learn” sessions to increase their knowledge to pass on to our patients.

Continuing education is the best way to ensure my patients are receiving the very best care available. The oral healthcare field is exciting and always evolving. I’m committed to staying ahead of the latest developments in orthodontics.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Mid-Columbia Dental Society

Supporting Our Community

I’m very active in high school ski racing. I also sponsor school events, including theater and drama, rodeo, fundraisers, runs/walks, sports, and yearbooks. I also support the collection of items for the less fortunate in our community, along with food and can drives and church-sponsored events.

Personal Life

After growing up in Salem, I’ve called Bend and Hood River my home for more than 30 years. My lovely wife Karen and I have been married for 40 years. I have a daughter, Erin, who lives in Portland and another daughter, Kelly, who lives in London. Our family also includes two adorable dogs: Olive is our Jack Russell terrier and Gunnar is our English Cocker Spaniel.

When I’m not in the office, or immersed in studies, you’ll find me enjoying outdoor activities. I love ski racing, recreational skiing, fishing, and the occasional round of golf.

I’m a happy person who enjoys life. I have a wonderful family and a great job that I truly love!


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The Dalles, OR 97058
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