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 two kids and a dental front office superstar! She enjoys working with patients and providing excellent customer service.
Lexy Brown - Front Office
I’m Lexy, and I work front office. In my free time I love to hang out with my dogs Ollie and Rusty. We love to go explore new places and hike. I have also recently found a new love for fly fishing over the last year.
Baylee Bjornseth - Dental Assistant
Baylee graduated in 2014 from Bottineau High School in North Dakota, and then later moved to Bend and pursued a dental assisting degree at Central Oregon Community College. Baylee has been an EFDA for 2 years, but joined our team as a front office member. She enjoys spending time with her dog, being outdoors, attending cross fit, and traveling!
Michelle Brown - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Michelle is a mother of three boys, her fur baby Maverick, and has five grandkids. In her free time she loves sewing, spending time with family, riding in her side by side, and anything outdoors related. She has been an amazing dental assistant for 20 years!
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!