Please Welcome Dr. Natalie Buckley to Skyline Dental

Thanks in large part to our wonderful and awesome patients and their kind referrals, Skyline Dental has continued to grow year after year. In an effort to keep up with our growth, we are happy and proud to announce the addition of Dr. Natalie Buckley to our office.

Dr. Buckley brings seven years of clinical experience, a wonderful chairside manner and a caring and kind personality to our practice. Dr. Buckley fits in perfectly with Skyline Dental’s philosophy of providing the highest level of dental care in a caring, gentle and compassionate way.

We are excited to have Dr. Buckley’s help in providing additional office hours for care and improve our ability to accommodate patients on short notice or emergencies. We simply needed more help, so we can continue to provide each patient with the individualized time and attention that they deserve.

A Little About Dr. Buckley …

Dr. Buckley became interested in dentistry on a mission trip to Peru during high school, assisting a dentist volunteering with poor communities. She then shadowed her family dentist and began to realize how dentistry combined healthcare, science and art … and she was hooked.

After high school, Dr. Buckley attended the University of Montana where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Pre-Med. She went on to graduate from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 2011.

The overall quality of life brought Dr. Buckley and her husband to Central Oregon to start their family. She has been practicing at the Bend Advantage Dental Clinic since 2012 before making the transition to Skyline Dental. She loves the community and her work, the opportunity to help people achieve improved dental function and happy smiles.

Dr. Buckley’s other priorities and interests beyond dentistry include spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children. You can find her skiing in the snow, hiking and biking the trails, and paddling the lakes and rivers that surround us. Her other creative outlets include painting and jewelry-making.

Dr. Buckley has stayed current on the latest technologies and dental materials through regular continuing education courses. She participates in an organized study group of Bend dentists learning new techniques, which includes travel for focused training sessions.

Dr. Buckley’s professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, Central Oregon Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Patients Select Their Providers

We will continue asking you which Dentist or Dental Hygienist you wish to schedule with when you set up your appointments. Drs. Zack & Maureen Porter, Dr. Salari & Dr. Coe will continue seeing patients at their designated office hours.

Dr. Buckley will simply offer another excellent option, during the times that your usual Dentist may not be at the office; or isn’t able to accommodate your schedule.

We all prescribe the same conservative philosophy of dentistry. We aim to help you keep your teeth healthy and functioning for a lifetime, while respecting your budget and choices in the decision making process.

History of Skyline Dental

Our wonderful patients, the continuity of care and a consistent practice philosophy is what has helped make Skyline Dental into one of the premier dental practices in Central Oregon for over 40 years.

  • 1974: Dr. Michael Olin moves to Bend and began practicing dentistry.
  • 1979: Dr. Michael Olin relocates the practice to its present location on NE 4th Street.
  • 1993: Dr. Mehdi Salari joins the practice.
  • 1998: Dr. Karen Coe joins the practice as a part-time Dentist.
  • 2000: Dr. Olin turns the daily operations and ownership of the practice over to Dr. Salari.
  • 2008: Dr. Zack Porter joins the practice.
  • 2012: Dr. Olin retires from dentistry after 41 years in dentistry.
  • 2015: Dr. Salari turns the daily operations and ownership of the practice over to Dr. Zack Porter.
  • 2016: Dr. Maureen Porter joins the practice.
  • 2018: Dr. Natalie Buckley joins the practice.