Meet the Team
Joel J. Bickler, DDS
Dr. Bickler has been taking care of patients in the Big Bear area since 1984. With over 35 years of experience in dentistry, he is proficient in multiple specialties. Dentists in the area feel confident when referring their patients to him for specialized procedures. He is known for his gentle approach to dentistry, which is represented by his many generations of faithful anxiety-free patients.
His practice includes general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery (including all impactions and ridge preservations), endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, children’s dentistry, and nitrous oxide sedation. We are excited to announce that in the near future, Dr. Bickler’s practice will also include implant dentistry.
Dr. Bickler graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in math. He went on to study at Marquette University School of Dentistry and then served in the United States Air Force Dental Corps, where he attained the rank of captain. In addition to Dr. Bickler’s education in general dentistry, he continued his training for many years in orthodontics through the United States Dental Institute.
Alexis, office manager
Alexis is originally from New Orleans, and she studied at Houston Community College before pursuing her dental education at Concorde Garden Grove. She has received advanced training in coronal polishing, dental sealants, and radiography. Her favorite part of this job is being able to help Dr. Bickler improve all of the wonderful patients’ smiles!
Alexis’ family consists of her mom, her dad, and one younger brother. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys reading, working out, hiking, and attending her brother’s various sporting events. She actually attended modeling school in the 8th grade and is hoping to pursue it as a side hobby as well.
A recent transplant from Orange County, Jodie comes to our office with several decades of experience. Her positions have included everything from Registered Dental Assistant to Regional Office Manager. She has patient treatment and insurance and billing experience in many phases of dentistry, including Periodontics, Orthodontic, Oral Surgery, and Endodontics. She has been in charge of both large corporate offices and independent private practices such as ours. Jodie’s experience, coupled with her patient focused demeanor adds just the right elements our office desires.
Outside the office, Jodie is enjoying getting to know Big Bear’s communities and all they have to offer. She is known lovingly as “Gigi” to her cherished grandbabies, and you can often find her and her dog Mo on relaxing strolls around her neighborhood. Her passion for music often leads her to local karaoke nights here in town, and she also enjoys binge watching the latest thrillers on Netflix!