Dental Staff

All professionals at Central Oregon Dental Esthetics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Denise Hicks

    Dr Denise Hicks moved to Oregon in 2011 after graduating from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in Memphis Tennessee with her degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. Her main focus is on providing the best care possible to each and every patient. She views each person as an individual, recognizing that every person comes with a unique back story and special set of dental needs. She assesses the needs and goals of each patient and creates a plan that is customized to meet every budget and optimize the health of each individual. She excels at working with patients with dental phobias by offering a kind gentle approach an various sedation methods if needed. She moved to Central Oregon in 2015 with her husband, Jonathan and two children, Ethan and Layla. They have 7 horses and 9 dogs. Outside of work she enjoys spending her time outside on the trail with her 2 and 4 legged family members.

  • Jessi Givens
    ​Registered Dental Hygienist

    Jessi is a born and raised native Central Oregonian. She has been in Dentistry for over 22 years. Jessi graduated in 2009 from Lane Community College as a dental hygienist and was a chairside dental assistant for twelve years prior to pursuing her passion as a dental hygienist. In her spare time she enjoys backpacking, camping, paddle boarding and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Paula
    Office Manager/Dental Assistant

    I moved to Central Oregon in 2006 and has been home ever since. I think it’s a perfect place to live and don’t see myself moving anywhere else. I’ve been in the dental field for over 20 years and I love what I do. I work with an amazing team with the same goal in mind, our patients overall dental health comes first. It’s very rewarding to help transform a smile to educating our littlest of patients on how to brush. I enjoy assisting Dr. in the back as well as greeting and meeting our patients in the front and helping answer any questions they may have. My goal is to make our patients feel welcomed and at home. My husband and I have 5 sons with 7 beautiful grandchildren with one on the way this summer. I love spending time with my family, enjoying the outdoors and having fun.

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