Cate Quas: Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist
Born in Chicago, Dr. Catherine Quas (Dr. Cate) moved to Bend, Oregon at the age of six. Bend was much smaller then, with St. Charles Hospital, Wetles, and the Pilot Butte Inn located downtown and only 3 operating chairlifts at Mt. Bachelor. Growing up in a small town instilled in her a sense of trust, community and pride.
Dr. Cate's dental training was completed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she completed two residencies, one in pediatric dentistry and the other in orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dental Medicine. She returned to Central Oregon to open Bluefish Dental in 2004.
In addition to private practice, she has been intimately involved in community efforts to improve oral health in children working with the Central Oregon Health Coalition, a collaborative effort with the agencies of Deschutes County Health Department, Healthy Beginnings, Head Start, and the Kemple Clinic to improve the oral health status of children in Central Oregon. She serves on the Board of The Kemple Clinic and contributes with time and service donations to Project Connect, Give Kids a Smile, The School to Work Alliance, and children's health awareness events.
Dr. Cate Quas believes that helping people is both a privilege and a responsibility. Albert Schweitzer said, "My life is my argument." This is a saying she takes to heart. For her, to say, "I want to make a difference" is one thing, to live that way is an entirely different matter.