Latest News from Bluefish

Dr. Andrew T. Panchura, “Flying Dentist” passes away at age 89

This past weekend we were saddened to learn that Dr. Andrew T. Panchura, a B-24 bomber pilot who became a member of the “Flying Dentists” passed away at the age of 89. Dr. Panchura is the father of Central Oregon orthodontist Dr. Julie Panchura. Dr. Julie Panchura is married to Dr. Vince Quas and is […]

Smile! It is Administrative Professionals Week!

Smile! It is Administrative Professionals Week (April 21-27), providing us with a great opportunity recognize our amazing front office staff. The smiling faces that greet you when you walk in our doors and the friendly voices that answer your phone calls(and your questions) belong to a team of wonderful women: Jill, Carol, Bethany, JR, Shelby and Araceli. […]

Media Release: Susan Armstrong, DDS, one of three dentists accepted into pediatric dental residency program

The team at Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics is pleased to announce that Susan Armstrong, DDS has been accepted into the Lutheran Medical Center Pediatric Dental Residency Program in Yakima, WA. The two-year program, which begins this July, immerses dentists in scientific study and clinical experience including advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures. Other areas of focus […]

Smile! It’s Dental Assistants Recognition Week

This week is Dental Assistants Recognition Week (March 3-9, 2013), providing us with a great opportunity to celebrate our wonderful dental assistants! We are so fortunate to have seven of the most dedicated, experienced and committed dental assistants in the world on our team at Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics. A big thank you to: Ashley, […]

Grin & Bear It! Run and have fun Saturday, March 9

Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics is happy to be partnering with our friends at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry and Zooka! Super Toothcare for Kids to be the presenting sponsors for the 11th Annual Grin & Bear It Run to benefit Healthy Beginnings. Please join us in supporting this great organization on Saturday, March 9 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater […]

Bluefish goes international: Dr. Cate joins dental service trip to Honduras

This week the team at Bluefish is sending support and encouragement to Dr. Catherine Quas and a team of 30 volunteer dental professionals currently volunteering in Honduras to provide dental services to under-served children. Organized through Sonrisas Siempre (Smiles Always), a nonprofit organization based in Indiana, the team members come from all over the United […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Dr. Catherine M. Quas Completes Board Certifications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Catherine M. Quas Completes Board Certifications Bend, Oregon, Jan. 23, 2013— Catherine M. Quas, DMD, recently completed her certification examinations and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The mission of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to verify to the public and to the health […]

Papoose Boards in the Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics Office

“Inside Edition,” a nationally-syndicated newsmagazine show, recently aired a story investigating the use of papoose boards by dentists. While the segment focused on one particular dentist in California, it raises the issue of proper use of protective stabilization for pediatric dental patients in general. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry supports the use of protective […]

The Truth About Tooth Trauma

By Catherine M. Quas, DMD and the team at Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics Note: A version of this article first appeared in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of True North Parenting Magazine. We are re-posting the content here at the request of one of our parents who is preparing for the spring sports season with her […]