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Struble Orthodontics is moving to The Old Mill District!

August 9th, 2019


We can't wait to show you the view!

Struble Orthodontics is moving to a beautiful new space to better serve our patients with brand-new treatment rooms and top-tier orthodontic options. Drumroll please: yes, you heard it here first. We’re moving to the Old Mill District!

We have simply outgrown our current space. While it has been a beautiful place to grow our practice, we know our patients and our team will benefit from the expansion. The new building will include premium technology upgrades and aesthetic improvements. We are building a twenty-first-century space where children, teens, and adults in the Central Oregon area can receive exceptional orthodontic services. Better scheduling and administrative spaces for our team are also on the way.


You are going to love it! We already do.

You can spot Struble’s new building site currently under construction on the corner of Bond and Wilson. This locates our clinic near the central and desirable Old Mill District with access from all directions. Struble’s new location is just off the parkway on the first roundabout as you enter the Old Mill District.

What to expect from the new building:

  • One of the best mountain views Central Oregon has to offer!
  • Dedicated parking spots and easy elevator and stair access
  • A third-floor location with stunning views of the Cascades and Old Mill District
  • Spacious expansion
  • A convenient and central location near Old Mill District with easy access to north, east, south, and west areas
  • Technology upgrades including internet fiber and 3D imaging

The new clinic is set up with 3D lab printing technology as well as two digital X-ray spaces. The team at Struble is also adding internet fiber to the building to dramatically increase internet speeds and enhance data security. This will provide a dedicated internet connection solely for Struble Orthodontics staff and patients.


Is it moving day yet?

Our current practice will likely close briefly in December to make this exciting move. Don’t worry, we will announce it well in advance. This means we are on track to start seeing patients in the new space as early as January 2020. More details to follow as moving day nears! Until then, keep your fingers crossed and take a peek at our building site as you pass by Bond and Wilson on your way into Bend.

May is for Learning! Struble Orthodontics attends the American Association of Orthodontics 2019 Session in Hollywood

June 7th, 2019

Showing our Struble smiles at Hollywood’s Universal Studios

You may have missed us around the office the first week of May. The team flew south together to attend the 2018 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in Los Angeles. The weather was great, the palm trees were beautiful, and as always, we managed to sneak in a little fun with our work. We enjoyed team lunches, strolls along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even a trip to Universal Studios! Here are a few highlights of what we learned from this enriching work trip.


Class is in session!

A few of our favorite topics covered at the AAO Session:

  • Career happiness and culture-building in the office
  • Surgical advancement techniques
  • Bracket bonding techniques
  • Innovations in clear aligners
  • 3D-Printing technology
Blair spotting her name on the list of orthodontists who have been members of the American Association of Orthodontists for 10+ years!

World-class doctors and practitioners in orthodontics covered everything from spotting sleep apnea disorders to developing patient-centric care plans to non-surgical methods to help with bite correction. Our front office staff was able to learn new culture-building techniques for the office, how to master effective communication, and tips for handling team expansion and growth with ease, which is hugely valuable with our new office location opening in Redmond this year.


Dr. Struble and Dr. Crosta together at the 2019 American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session

Fostering a culture of growth, fun, and innovation is what we believe in at Struble Orthodontics. Providing the best orthodontic quality treatment to our patients is not just about having great technology but encouraging and investing in the future of each team member. Continuing education opportunities for busy orthodontic practices come few and far between, so we seized this moment to celebrate our team and are so glad we did! This trip to the AAO 2019 session gave us new creative ideas and practical application points to begin using in our practice. As always, our primary goal is to our wonderful Bend and Redmond patients and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve learned. Please do come in and see us or schedule your next appointment.

Your Smiles Are Getting Attention! Struble voted “Best Orthodontist” in Bend

March 28th, 2019

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You know what they say—parents know best. And locals know even better. That’s why we were thrilled to announce that Bend’s coolest moms, dads and rockstar patients voted for Struble not once, not twice, but 3 TIMES as The Best Orthodontic Practice in Central Oregon for 2018 and 2019.

A huge shout out to our amazing community for making us a favorite of Bend locals and newcomers alike. You are the reason we come to work every day with huge smiles on our faces. We wouldn’t have it any other way. You guys rock!

Thank you for the big social media love, for casting your votes, and for being all around model citizens with the shiniest smiles in town. That being said, here’s the recap of what we won with your help:

Bend Lifestyle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice 2 Years Running! 

2019 Bend Lifestyle Magazine Reader’s Choice
Voted Best Orthodontist

2018 Bend Lifestyle Magazine Reader’s Choice
Voted Best Orthodontist

Bend Nest Parenting Magazine’s Reader’s Choice 2 Years Running!

2019 Best of The Nest Children’s Orthodontist
2018 Best of The Nest Children's Orthodontist

HulaFrog’s Most Loved Orthodontist for 2019

2019 Most Loved Orthodontist

You make us look good and help our practice make a lasting impression! Speaking of impressions, did you hear about our new Impressionless Digital Scanner technology? You know, the kind that gives us instant 3D models of your mouth without the hassle those gooey impression trays? It’s worth checking out if you need a custom appliance made.

The goal of having great technology is to minimize your time spent in the chair so we can get you out the door for life’s most important appointments—like that “board meeting” up on Mt. Bachelor.

Again, THANK YOU for helping to spread the word about our practice. When you come in for your next appointment or if you’ve recently been in to see us, don’t forget to high-five one of our many excellent coordinators, orthodontic assistants, and doctors—who make the magic happen. Whether you’re from Bend, Redmond, Sisters, or somewhere in between— we cherish your business. And just so you know, you‘re our favorite too!

 

 

Impressionless Digital Scanners, Oh my!

February 8th, 2019

Guess what, Struble patients! We’ve got some fancy new technology in the office that we know you will just love. You know that uncomfortable feeling of having to sink your teeth into a cold, gooey dental impression tray and hold still? Those days of awkward fitting, strong- smelling dental impressions are over. Why? Because we have 3 brand-new iTero ® Element Scanners in our offices. Check out this video to see exactly how they work.

A no-goop solution for more accurate impressions with 3D scanning of your teeth

Your comfort is one of our top priorities at Struble. Have a top-notch fitting experience for retainers and Invisalign® aligners with this new technology. No one will miss the old way of doing impressions with putty-based materials that were awkward fitting and messy to clean up. There are clear benefits for switching from manual impression trays to digital scans.

Comfortable

Goo, be gone! We know how awkward those old-school impressions trays were and we are proud to eliminate that hassle to provide the best possible experience for our patients. We know you’re going to love it as much as we do.

Fast

Get in and out of the office in a flash because now you can see 3D scans of your mouth on screen immediately and review with your orthodontist. In some cases we can even provide an immediately treatment simulation to view your future smile transformation digitally! Get going on your Invisalign® plan without having to wait for clunky impression to set. It’s not too good to be true!

Accurate

Our 3D scanners (we have three!) means no need to retake messy impressions or hassle with the aftermath of putty ever again. Hooray! This 3D model of your mouth can be used over and over again for fitting purposes.

How long does the scan take?

Our Struble patients can take advantage of this highly accurate and efficient 3D method of scanning right now. Our highly trained team can complete your scan in only 3 to 4 minutes! No hassle or messy cleanup of putty residue. Everyone wins! We are proud to continually provide Central Oregon with this exceptional digital scanning technology. Come check it out at your next appointment with us.

Struble Orthodontics expands to beautiful Redmond

November 29th, 2018

Struble Orthodontics is thrilled to announce the opening of a second Central Oregon location to better serve our patients commuting from Redmond, Terrebonne, Prineville, Sisters, Madras and beyond.

We’re offering everything our Bend location has including top-quality full-service specialty orthodontic care for children and adults.  As a bonus there will also be pediatric dental care available onsite from the experienced and talented team at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry!  We offer an individualized, compassionate, comprehensive orthodontic experience and are bringing our services to Redmond to offer more options, better access, and to make your trips to see us both convenient and enjoyable.

Why we’ve expanded

You asked. . . . and we listened!  Many of our patients have been traveling long distances to see us. . . . we appreciate that sacrifice and we want to serve you better!

Part of the vision behind expanding to Redmond is to make orthodontic care more accessible to those living outside of the immediate Bend area.  This is why we chose a highly accessible location off Highway 97 and Airport Way in the Coppertop building in Redmond. As the population growth of Central Oregon continues to grow, we hope to be the primary point of service for new and existing patients seeking outstanding orthodontic care through the expansion of our staff and services. A second location allows us to better serve our existing patients by bringing our top quality care closer to home AND we are thrilled to meet new people and new patients in Redmond and the surrounding areas!

Is our Bend location going away?

Not to worry, we are here to stay! The original Struble Orthodontics location will remain in the Old Mill District. We are simply adding a second location in Redmond to allow better access to our outstanding orthodontic care and services.

How do I book an appointment at the new location?

You are encouraged to book appointments now through our regular Bend office until we are setup in Redmond, but please come and see us when we get moved in at the start of 2019. The clinic is beautiful and we cannot wait to share the new space with our patients and friends!  Dr. Struble, Dr. Crosta and the entire team are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces soon!

Will I still get to see the same doctors and team members in Redmond?

Yes, of course! While Dr. Struble and Dr. Crosta can’t be in two places at once, they will both be balancing their time between the two locations.  We are not taking time away from our Bend location but rather adding days for both doctors in Redmond. And you can certainly expect to see the same smiling faces on our team in the Redmond location.  We have several team members who live close to our new location and they are thrilled to take care of patients close to home! Dr. Struble plans to start seeing patients in Redmond the first week of January 2019!

The details again in case you missed it!

What? New Struble Orthodontics location in Redmond
When? Early January 2019 (exact date TBA)
Where? Located off Highway 97 and Airport Way in the Copper Top building.
Redmond Location Address:
Struble Orthodontics
3818 SW 21st Street, Suite 102
Redmond, OR 97756

Give us a call today to book an appointment: 541-527-4325!

Meet Dr. Crosta!

February 26th, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Erica Crosta to the Struble Orthodontics team!

Get to know her in 7 quick questions.

What led you to be an Orthodontist here in Bend?

I was born and raised in Portland with my parents, Lee and Valerie, and younger brother Bryan. Growing up, my family had a vacation home at Black Butte Ranch, so I spent a lot of my childhood in Central Oregon. I graduated from West Linn High School and went to Oregon State University (GO BEAVS!) where I earned my Bachelor of Science with a minor in Chemistry. Part of my college experience included spending a semester on Oahu and studying at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It was such a wonderful experience. I was able to take courses like marine biology and Hawaiian studies as well as teach myself how to surf!

I met my husband, Trevor, during my sophomore year of college and we have been together ever since! He has been so patient and supportive in life and throughout my educational career. After college, I took a year off from school and worked as a barista at Starbucks while applying to dental school. It was great to have some time off and regroup. I was then accepted into Oregon Health and Science University, where I earned my doctorate degree. During dental school, Trevor and I welcomed Garth, our loving golden retriever into our family. After dental school, Trevor, Garth, and I packed our U-Haul and headed down to the desert for my orthodontic training at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. When I wasn’t studying, you could find us camping, hiking and exploring the surrounding areas. It was so great to experience another outdoor haven, but we are happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest and we absolutely LOVE Central Oregon!

What's your perfect day in Bend?

Bend is the perfect playground! Any activity outside would be my idea of a perfect day here. My husband and I love hiking, camping, skiing, mountain biking etc etc….We like to stay active and this is the perfect place for it!

Cats or dogs?

I LOVE ALL ANIMALS! I do, however, have a special place in my heart for dogs. As I mentioned before, I have a golden retriever named Garth who is super lovable and goofy!

Ice cream or fro yo?

Both! I have a huge sweet tooth... especially for chocolate!

What's your favorite braces-friendly food?

French fries and a chocolate milkshake….yummy!

What's the best part about working at Struble Orthodontics?

I love my team at Struble Orthodontics! It is such a fun place to work because our team and patients are so awesome and welcoming!

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. I had orthodontic care when I was young and it made such a huge difference in my life. It’s amazing to be able to be a part of that journey for others.

Our team is growing and we’re so fortunate that Dr. Crosta can be a part of it. Don’t be afraid to say hello next time you’re in the office!

Experience the Struble Orthodontics Office Tour!

September 17th, 2013

Welcome to Struble Orthodontics! We like every patient to feel at home with us as they experience the best views and orthodontic care that Central Oregon has to offer! First things first, follow the link to the office tour video and take a look around. We know how much you’ll love what you see!

Let our warm and inviting office staff greet you as you approach the front desk. They will be the first to welcome you into our comfortable waiting rooms and treatment areas. Our free WiFi and video gaming center ensures your family will stay connected to all the technologies that mean the most to you. This is the perfect location to catch up on the latest issue of your favorite magazine, or to browse the web as you wait.

Follow us through our treatment center to experience breathtaking views of the Old Mill District from our open operatory, where patients receive the best and safest techniques in orthodontic care. Even take a stroll past our “Smile Board” where the photos of patient success stories live, and of course, help yourself to some complimentary fresh brewed coffee!

We hope to make every visit to our practice a pleasant, relaxing experience. We understand your need to receive treatment in a setting where you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with us, or stop by for a complete tour of our practice in person to learn more about the treatments we provide!

5 fun facts about Dr. Struble!

September 12th, 2013

daughter in sand

She puts wires on your teeth, gives you wax and rubber bands, and tells you not to eat your favorite hard candies for the next few months. But there is a lot you may not know about the Dr. Struble you see during your routine braces checkup. Here are 5 more reasons to love the woman behind the beautiful smiles and our practice!

1. Dr. Struble’s family moved to Bend from North Dakota when she was 4, which means she has called Bend home for more than 20 years. Now that’s a true local!

2. Not only is she a healthcare practitioner, but she is also a business owner, volleyball coach, and parent, which makes for one hectic but fulfilling schedule.

3. She played volleyball for Mountain View High School and Willamette University, where she earned her place in the starting lineup as a freshman in 1998. She now coaches volleyball at Summit High School to give something back for all that she has gained from her own high school sports experience. Her 2-year-old daughter Taylor comes to many of their practices and is their biggest fan!

4. Dr. Struble is active! She grew up windsurfing, biking, hiking and taking mountain excursions with her dad each year. Volleyball is still her favorite pastime, but she also enjoys being active with her daughter in tow, whether jogging with a stroller or skate skiing with a chariot. Talk about a workout!

5. Being an orthodontist is hard work and it also takes a toll physically. That’s why Dr. Struble makes a point of squeezing exercise into her busy schedule. She keeps her cardio and fitness up to maintain good muscle posture for her job and to ensure she can continue doing what she loves most as an orthodontist!

Leave a comment on our Facebook page and tell us what you love most about Dr. Struble!

Navigating the Confusing World of Childhood Orthodontics

February 18th, 2013

Navigating the Confusing World of Childhood Orthodontics

By Dr. Blair Struble, DMD MSD
As an orthodontist and a mom, I often communicate with parents and friends about how confusing the world of orthodontics has become.  Many parents feel they are receiving mixed messages about when their child should receive treatment, what type of treatment is best, and which resources they can rely upon to find accurate information. Much of this confusion comes from the fact that orthodontics has changed so drastically since many of us parents received our own orthodontic treatment.  These exciting changes provide many benefits to the patient, but they have left many families unsure about how to seek orthodontic help for their child.

As an orthodontist, my most important job is to educate patients, parents and families so that they can receive the best treatment at the right time.  Below I’ve shared my answers to some of the most common questions I hear, in an attempt to help you navigate this confusing area of healthcare.

“My eight year-old child has many classmates who are already wearing braces.  Are they really necessary for kids so young?”
The reason this question comes up so frequently is that there simply isn’t one answer or orthodontic solution for every child. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age seven.  This surprises many parents, but early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems (for instance, identification of traumatic dental habits that can damage teeth, gums and bone over time) and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.  Additionally, orthodontic and orthopedic (jaw growth) issues detected earlier often require less invasive and less costly treatment both now and in the future.

Keep in mind, an early visit to the orthodontist does not mean that your seven year-old must receive orthodontic treatment.  It is rather an opportunity to both begin tracking oral growth and development and educate yourself about what might be on the horizon for your child.  Fortunately, most orthodontic offices offer complimentary initial examinations so you can understand what to expect when it comes to your child’s orthodontic needs at no cost to you.

“Will my child need to have teeth extracted for braces?”
Removing teeth is sometimes necessary in cases of severe crowding.  However, new technologies and advancements in orthodontic procedures have allowed us to significantly reduce the frequency of tooth extractions. Now more than ever, orthodontists are paying attention to facial profile esthetics. The decision to extract teeth should be made with careful consideration for facial attractiveness because facial proportions will change as your child matures.

“My child is really nervous and embarrassed about having braces.  Are there any other options available to us?
Fortunately, we now have alternative (and sometimes more attractive) ways of moving teeth, rather than just conventional braces.  We now have clear removable aligners, lingual braces that can be placed on the back of the front teeth, and clear braces that are much less visible than traditional metal brackets.  Some of these methods may not be as effective or efficient for your child so you should discuss these options with your orthodontist when determining the right treatment for your child.

“Will my child have a lot of pain and discomfort with braces like I did when I was a kid?”
Orthodontic advancements in wire technology, bracket design, and adhesive materials have significantly improved the comfort and convenience of braces.  Your child will still take some time getting used to their orthodontic appliances, but the wires are much more flexible and comfortable so the forces placed on teeth are significantly lighter.  Many braces (or brackets) are now designed for smoothness and comfort, so my patients suffer far fewer cheek and lip sores than many of us parents had to endure several decades ago.  Also, our dental materials allow us to bond nearly all appliances to the teeth rather than relying on uncomfortable spacers and cumbersome bands that can irritate gums and cause unnecessary tooth soreness.  All of these advancements help to make the process of receiving orthodontic care much more tolerable for our children than it was for us parents!

Struble Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art orthodontic clinic serving Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, Sisters, and the surrounding communities. Our practice provides excellent care for patients of all ages; from kids ready for a set of braces to grownups who want to improve the health and beauty of their smiles. On behalf of Dr. Blair Struble and our entire team, we hope we can become partners in pursuit of wonderful smiles for you and your family.

Give us a call today for a free consultaion (541)-848-6642 or request an appointment here.

Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

November 15th, 2012

Struble Orthodontics and her staff in Bend Oregon

You can feel the love as soon as you walk in the room.

It’s the new offices for Dr. Blair Hanson Struble, where more than seventy people have gathered to show their congratulations in the form of a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Congratulations cards, flowers, and even cookies bearing her name littered the counter and friendly faces greeted you at the door. The new offices were incredibly spacious in light of the friendly crowd.

Cookies and Cards for Struble Orthodontics in Bend Oregon

Dr. Struble, a true central Oregonian, is a new member to the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Various members of the Commerce were there, as well as family and friends, when Dr. Struble and her team introduced their new office space with a good old-fashioned ceremonial ribbon cutting. It was an exciting event, and the Chamber of Commerce members were certainly excited to be there. With a healthy spread of fruits, cheeses, and a selection of local craft beer from Bend, everyone was enjoying the moment.

Located on the Colorado/Simpson roundabout (the fishy roundabout) across the street from Deschutes Brewery's corporate offices, the new office gives way to a wide and open setting, which will be beneficial for both the team and their patients. On Tuesday, the office doors opened and everyone had a chance to get their first walk-through. Not only will patients be able to relax in a comfortable environment, they can enjoy the beautiful view from their large windows and open operatory.

Sarah and Michelle having fun at the Ribbon Cutting for Struble Orthodontics

Sarah and Jeannie, two members of Dr. Struble’s team, have a combined 18 years of dentistry experience between them. “We definitely laugh a lot,” Sarah says. “It feels like home and not a job.” “It’s a fun environment and we enjoy our patients,” Jeannie agrees. “We’re in it for the long haul.”

And at last, it was time to cut the ceremonial ribbon. We all gathered around for the moment and a picture. Dr. Struble was beaming as she described the outpouring of support by family and friends alike. “I have the most amazing team,” she says. “I love my staff, and it’s truly fun to go to work every day… This is a beginning of a long career.” The ribbon was cut, and with good enthusiasm.

Bend Oregon Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

The passion for what this office does is evident from the expression of collective positive energy of everyone present. And they showed it by—no wonder—sets of smiling faces.

Struble Orthodontics serves Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, and Sisters along with their surrounding communities. Their practice takes care of patients of all ages and works hard to improve the health and beauty of every smile that walks in the door.

Dr. Blair Struble and her family

Welcome Our Newest Member To The Struble Orthodontics Family

November 6th, 2012

Struble Orthodontics Bend Oregon Assistant Sarah

Struble Orthodontics would like to welcome and introduce the newest member of our incredible team!  Sarah is our new chairside clinical assistant and comes to us with over a decade of dental experience and a ton of fantastic enthusiasm.  We are so pleased to welcome Sarah and can't wait for you to meet her at your next appointment!

Struble Orthodontics is Expanding

July 24th, 2012

Hi and WELCOME!  We are so glad you are here visiting us.

We are busy at Struble Orthodontics. Currently we are sharing office space with our good friends Drs. Steve + Stephanie Christensen at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry while we complete the construction of our new state of the art office in the heart of Bend. The new office will be located in the beautiful Point Building at 929 SW Simpson Ave., Suite 201.

The future home of Struble Orthodontics-The Point Building

We are proud to be working with a local Bend business that has been here for years, Kirby Nagelhout Construction. With their help, we secured permits this month and are breaking ground in July. October is our completion date. And then, drum roll please…Struble Orthodontics will have its own home. A home that makes our patients feel comfortable and welcomed and provides the most technically advanced environment to provide our patients with the best orthodontic care. Every detail is being considered for the comfort of our patients-even the faucets in the bathroom.

We also just launched our website with great tools to make it easy for our patients to communicate with our practice. Our patients can email the staff and doctors, schedule an appointment,  access your account, get new patient forms,  provide a testimonial, and refer a friend. You can also learn more about our practice at our website www.strubleortho.com, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/StrubleOrthodontics, or our Google+ page plus.google.com/111303176339730085637. Join our community to stay connected, like us on Facebook and add our practice to your circle on Google+. Also, if you have something to say about your experience at Struble Orthodontics share it with us on one of our above community pages.

We are accepting new patients. If you or a friend are in need of orthodontic care please visit our website-www.strubleortho.com or give us a call (541) 848-6642.

Welcome to Our Blog!

May 16th, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

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