James R. (“Randy”) Bird, DDS: Completed his undergraduate studies in biology before attending the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bird is continually learning and routinely completes more than four times the amount of continuing education required in order to stay at the forefront of the dental field. He has received advanced training in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, full-mouth reconstruction, and occlusion and occlusal rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. Bird is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
As a dentist, Dr. Bird’s ultimate goal is to help his patients keep their teeth for as long as they live. He truly enjoys working with individuals and helping them improve their health and maintain their smiles. He states:
“I enjoy working with and helping people. That is one reason I like being a dentist. I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. This gives me an opportunity to help people improve an important aspect of their life. I was never a fan of the dentist when I was young. Because of that I can appreciate patients who would rather be somewhere else than in the dental chair. That is why we make our office a fun place to be, for children and parents alike.
I respect each person’s opinions and ideas. For me, clear and open communication is key when it comes to discussing treatment. I enjoy taking the time to chat with each patient and answer any questions. It is important to me that every patient is fully aware of their options for care.”
Dr. Bird has an amazing wife, with whom he has five children. Of the seven members of his family, three are dentists and one is a hygienist. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in water sports.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at Paradise Family Dental is dedicated to providing each patient who visits our office with quality dental care. We are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. To learn more and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist in West Richland, Washington, give us a call at 509-581-0626!
Beverlee – Front Desk
Beverlee has been with our team at Paradise Family Dental from the beginning and is a former dental assistant and hygienist. She loves working with our wonderful team and helping the people who visit our office. Beverlee appreciates the integrity and work ethic of each member of our team. She loves that they are dedicated to doing a good job and the personal care they feel towards each patient they meet.
Beverlee has five beautiful children and 17 awesome grandchildren. She enjoys working in the yard, and especially loves planting flowers.
Teresa – Front Office Financial Coordinator
Teresa had a career change in August 2019 and started working at Paradise Family Dental as our front office financial coordinator. Before coming to work at our practice, she worked as a para educator, beginning in 1997. Teresa’s current position allows her to combine her love of people and her interest in dentistry, and she has enjoyed learning new things.
Teresa and her husband have six children, four boys and two girls. They have 11 grandchildren. Teresa likes to sew, crochet, garden, read and go camping. They moved to Tri-Cities in June of 2016 to be closer to family and for the sunshine, and they love it here.
Amber — Registered Dental Hygienist
Amber graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 2011 with her certification as a registered dental hygienist and has been working as a hygienist since then. Amber loves teaching the importance of good oral health and how it relates to and contributes to overall health. Amber joined our team in January 2019 and loves the family feel of our small dental practice.
Amber has been married for 15 years and has 5 children. Outside of the office, she loves to travel with her husband. As a family, they love all things sports related. Amber also enjoys crafting.
Brandee — Registered Dental Hygienist
Brandee moved to Richland in August 2019 and started working at Paradise Family Dental shortly thereafter. She graduated in 2005 from Portland Community College. She worked for 14 years in an office in Lake Oswego, Oregon, before moving here. Her passion for dentistry translates to how she helps patients have healthy smiles. Brandee loves working at Paradise Family Dental because of the family-like feeling. She appreciates that patient comfort and care, as well as building long-term patient relationships, are of utmost importance to our practice.
Brandee moved here with her husband, 8-year-old daughter and 7-year-old Lab. She loves the sunshine and enjoys being outdoors, hiking and staying active.
Keri – Dental Assistant
Keri attended the Oklahoma University of Dentistry and joined our team in 2017. She loves dentistry and loves working with our patients and her amazing work family. Keri has been a dental assistant for 23 years. She loves doing crown, bridge and denture work, and enjoys working with Dr. Bird to care for our patients.
Keri is happily married with two sons, two stepchildren and two beautiful granddaughters
Racheal — Dental Assistant
Racheal was born and raised in Richland, Washington. She attended Tri-Tech for dental assisting in 2003. In 2010, she obtained her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) through the Dental Assisting National Board and became Washington state certified. In 2011, she became a Certified Preventive Dental Assistant. Rachael has worked in orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and all phases of general dentistry. She says that Dr. Bird has been one of the sincerest and kindest doctors she has ever worked with. Rachel loves working at Paradise Family Dental because the team is like family and really care about each patient.
Racheal married her high school sweetheart, and they have a son and daughter. As a family, they love to paddle board, visit the ocean, hike and camp.