Meet Our Staff

Chad Stephenson, DDS

redmond oregon dentist chadDr. Chad Stephenson received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University in 1999. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned his DDS in 2005. He later received an MBA through Oklahoma State University in 2013.  Currently, Dr. Stephenson regularly attends continuing education classes and is active in a dental implant study club. He has a passion for dentistry and loves being able to help patients.

Dr. Stephenson has been a dentist in Redmond, OR since 2010 and in Central Oregon since 2005. As a dentist, Dr. Stephenson’s goal is to provide the highest-quality dental care to his patients and to help them feel as comfortable as possible in his office.

Dr. Stephenson and his wife, Traci, have six children: Faith, Kayla, Paige, Carly, Blake, and Jenna. When not at the office, he enjoys anything and everything outdoors, including hiking and mountain biking. Dr. Stephenson is also an Eagle Scout.

Cheer Papworth, RDH

Cheer has been providing quality care to patients in Redmond, OR since 2011. After working for nearly 20 years in the dental field, Cheer graduated in 2010 from Lane Community College with honors after receiving 100% on her dental hygiene clinical boards. Since joining our dental team, Cheer has focused on creating trusting relationships with each of our patients, as well as providing them with individualized treatment that meets their oral and periodontal needs. Cheer enjoys working with a dentist and a team that truly focuses on providing quality dental care every day to every patient.

Cheer has been married to her husband Robert for over 20 years. Together they have one son and two daughters: Reilly, Bree, and Grace. Cheer enjoys living in Central Oregon and learning about life on a ranch with her three llamas, 15 head of cattle, and chickens. In her spare time, Cheer enjoys gardening, reading, writing, cooking, snow-skiing, waterskiing, and being with her family.

Deanna Evans, Office Manager

Deanna71smDeanna is our Front Office Manager and the welcoming presence on the phone and at the front desk.  Deanna comes to our office with many years of dental office experience and 15 years of legal administration experience at the Crook County Circuit Courts and Crook County District Attorney’s office prior to her dental office career. Deanna has been married to her wonderful husband, Rich, for over 20 years.  She has two children, Lexi and Chaz and an amazing new grandson, Porter. She has a love for animals with three dogs, many cattle and a paint horse named “Cash”.  On her off time, she stays active with Crossfit and weight training as well as countless hours trail riding and working cattle

Allison Fahlgren, Dental Assistant

allisonAllison graduated from COCC as an EFDA Dental Assistant in 2008. She has a passion for patient comfort and takes pride in her work. She grew up in Central Oregon where she married her high school sweetheart, David, and now has two boys Wyatt and Waylon. Aside from spending time with family and friends, in her spare time Allison enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer including gardening, hiking, camping, swimming, and riding ATVs.

Peyton Zachary, Dental Assistant
peytonPeyton was born and raised in Central Oregon.  She graduated as an EFDA dental assistant in 2015. She loves interacting with patients and hearing their stories. When Peyton is not working, she loves spending time with her husband Mason and son Marshall.  She enjoys the outdoors and loves to inspire others.  Raising her son and spending time with loved ones are the most important things in her life.


Teri Peasley, Dental Assistant

teriTeri loves being a dental assistant!  She grew up in Burns, but has been in Central Oregon since 2011 and loves it.   She enjoys spending time with her husband Ty and her sons Kholt and Kolby.  They love to be in the outdoors hunting, hiking and camping.