Meet Dr. Sam Elcik
My favorite part of dentistry is that it gives me the opportunity to meet and build rewarding relationships with so many incredible people, including both my patients and the oral healthcare team. I love that dentistry allows me to wear many different hats and have my hand in many different procedures throughout the day. One may require me to be a bit of an engineer, another requires a surgeon, while a third may require an artist.
I moved to Bend from Seattle, where I pursued advanced training through a general practice residency at Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Special Care Dentistry. During residency, I gained experience treating patients of all ages with complex medical issues, including those with special needs, developmental delays, and dental phobia. I also obtained advanced training in oral surgery, moderate sedation (twilight anesthesia), pediatric dentistry, implant dentistry, and root canal therapy. I want to be able to treat everyone in the family, no matter what their needs might be.
I am excited to call Bend home because I love any activity that gets me outside. I try to ebb and flow with the seasons and find happiness in whatever weather Mother Nature provides. I enjoy ski touring, mountain biking, cycling, trail running, hiking, camping, backpacking, fly fishing, kiteboarding, surfing, climbing, and triathlon. The access to the outdoors and the variety of activities in Bend are not easily matched, and I love having the mountains, trails, and river in my backyard.
I am so excited to join the team at Bend Dental Group. I feel fortunate for the opportunity to practice dentistry with those that share a passion for oral healthcare and total body wellness while providing high-quality dentistry.