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Bee Happy Dentistry About Us
At Bee Happy Children's Dentistry, Dr. Heidi provides dental care to kids in a warm and anxiety-free environment. We believe that happy smiles come from healthy teeth, and we love sharing our philosophy in a fun and engaging manner with your child!

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Dr. Heidi Pahls

Dr. Heidi is currently the only Board-certified Pediatric Dentist on the Southern Oregon Coast. After graduating from Loma Linda School of Dentistry near the top of her class in 2005, Dr. Heidi married her dental school sweetheart, Dr. Brent Pahls, during her 1st year of her Pediatric Dentistry residency at Loma Linda University. In 2007, Dr. Heidi completed her 2-year residency in Pediatric dentistry, along with a Master of Sciences degree as well. Dr. Heidi has also completed her Certification examinations and is a current Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
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She is the very proud mother of two children, Madeleine (born 4 days after her residency completion!) and Beckett. She feels that her ability to love and her capacity for patience and understanding have grown exponentially since becoming a mother. She also knows that these qualities help her to be even more kind and compassionate with her patients. While she is quick to admit that she had never lived in a small town area before, she is equally quick to share how much she loves Coquille. From the dunes, to the beaches, to the coastal towns, to the farms — there is no comparison to the surpassing beauty of the Oregon coast.

Bee Happy Dentistry Meet Our Team
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Office Manager, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Certified Surgical Assistant, Back Office Coordinator
Amanda has a vast experience in both the medical and dental fields. She graduated from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in 2005 with certifications as an Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant and as an Oral Surgery/Anesthetic assistant. Since completing her certifications, she has continued to expand her training, earning certifications for sealants, denture relines, and surgical assisting for dental implants. Amanda enjoys hunting, fishing and gardening, but especially loves spending time with her husband and two kids.

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Patient Care Coordinator
Lynn graduated from North Bend High School in 2010. After finding a career in the dental field, she quickly became an expert in the areas of dental insurance and patient scheduling. With her charming attitude and warm smile,  Lynn has become not only a reliable part of the dental team, but also a source of cheerfulness for the entire office.  Lynn is dedicated to meeting and exceeding patient and parent expectations, and making every dental experience as outstanding as possible.  When Lynn is not at work, her favorite hobby is spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Patient Care Coordinator
Lindsey graduated from Marshfield High School in 2000.  She is a dedicated member of our dental team, and is known for her helpfulness, dependability, positive attitude and astounding organization skills.  Lindsey brings expert knowledge in the areas of patient care and scheduling and is ready to provide every family with the highest level of quality service.  Outside of the office, she most enjoys spending time with her family and daughter.

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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Certified Surgical Assistant and Marketing Coordinator
Melissa has worked in the dental field for over 7 years, achieving extra certifications with procedures from dental implants to children’s sealants. She is a versatile, important part of our dental team because she shares roles both in the front and the back office areas. Melissa graduated from Coquille High School in 2003 and loves spending time with her family. She especially enjoys being outdoors and boating on the Rogue River.

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Sterilization Technician and Marketing team
Amanda has worked in the medical field for several years, and began her career in dentistry in 2013. She prides herself in keeping the office current with all national sterilization requirements. Amanda graduated from Marshfield High School in 2009, and from Southwestern Community College with a Associates degrees in Arts and Oregon Transfer and General Studies in 2013. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Steve has over 25 years in the dental field, with the past 15 years focused on his dental hygiene career. He received his dental hygiene degree from Loma Linda University in 1999 after serving in the Airforce from 1989-1993. Steve is a fantastic hygienist who values his patients and enjoys his time with them. Outside of the office, his hobbies include having adventures with his family, playing basketball and going to the beach.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Eliza has been in dentistry for over 20 years, and is a graduate from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Eliza is known for her excellence in dental hygiene as well as her gentle, pleasant personality.  Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, walking her dog, scrapbooking, and card making.

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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Kelsey graduated from North Bend High School in 2005.  She graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with her Dental Assisting degree in 2009, and also has completed her Expanded Functions Assisting certification.  Kelsey is an excellent dental assistant, and is also known for her genuineness, calming personality, and attention to detail. Her favorite hobbies include spending time with her family, riding horses, and backpacking.

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