Meet Our Team
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD, we are pleased to offer you quality dental care in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our team works hard to make your experience with our dentist, Thomas E. Wold, DMD, as pleasant as possible. If you have questions about the dental services we provide in Bend, Oregon, we invite you to call or visit us today! We look forward to meeting you!
Teresa Smith - Front/Back Office
Teresa is the welcoming face you will see when you enter our office! She has worked in the dental field since 2014 and graduated from Dental Assisting school in California. She has extensive experience working with insurance companies and filing claims, so if you have any questions she has an answer for you! Teresa enjoys being active and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor. She is the mother of three kids and a dental front office superstar! She enjoys working with patients and providing excellent customer service.
Amanda Hignell-Rufener - RDH
Amanda Hignell-Rufener was raised in Bend, Oregon and has recently returned to be closer to her very large and very close family. She graduated in 2012 from Pacific University’s Dental Hygiene program, and has since practiced in Denver, Portland, and now Bend. As the youngest of five boisterous daughters, it’s no surprise that Amanda’s fun, charismatic, and compassionate personality makes our patients feel welcome and well cared for. Amanda’s philosophy for educating patients is a no-judgement approach, with guidance tailored to each patient’s individual needs. For fun, she is an avid console gamer, a lifelong comic book fan—even participating in backstage management at Denver Comic Con for the past eight years—and an even bigger fan of a great hair day. She and her husband Josh, a commercial airline pilot, share a love for international travel, home improvement projects, and their Ewok puppy, Maggie. Come meet Amanda!
Mikeala - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Mikeala is a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with a life long dedication to dentistry! Born and raised here in Bend, and graduated from the Dental Assisting program at COCC in 2018. She enjoys taking care of her patients and helping them leave with a smile on their face. She spends her free time soaking up all things Bend has to offer, but her current favorite has to be jet skiing out at the lakes! You can always count on Mikeala taking the best care of you here at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend.
Baylee Bjornseth - Expanded Functions Dental assistant
Baylee is an Expanded Functions Dental assistant that has joined our front office. She has a passion for caring for patients. She spends her off work time adventuring with her boyfriend Josh and her dog Waylon. Baylee also enjoys helping her community be healthy and active!
Jojo - Dental Assistant
My name is JoJo and I’ve been a dental assistant for about 3 years. I was born and raised in Madras Oregon, I have no kids but I do have my dog itachi and he’s my best friend. I’m a lover for hikes and travels and I’m a big outdoors person, so Oregon is a perfect place for me. I love working in the dental field because it makes me happy to be able to help others, especially with their smile confidence.