Meet Dr. Bunker

Meet Dr. Steven Bunker

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Bunker is a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, practicing in Richland and Pasco, Washington. He has an unparalleled passion for creating beautiful smiles that inspire his patients to live life confidently.

Dr. Bunker grew up in Southwest Washington and is an ice cream, yard game, and tv show/movie fanatic. He met his incredible wife in 2012 while she studied nursing/played collegiate rugby, and they now have three beautiful daughters.


He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, graduating Valedictorian from UNLV School of Dental Medicine and receiving the Joel F. Glover General Dentistry Award, All-Around Best Team Member Award, and induction into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon society.

Following graduation from dental school, he attended orthodontic residency in Boston, MA. During this intensive training, he also completed The Aligner Intensive Fellowship, allowing Dr. Bunker to predictably treat individuals with clear aligners (Ormco Spark, 3M Clarity, Invisalign).

Dr. Bunker utilizes the metal and clear/ceramic Damon braces and Spark and Invisalign clear aligners. To offer exceptional service and improved patient experiences, Dr. Bunker is committed to implementing new technology to benefit his patients.

Dr. Bunker is also a Spanish-speaking orthodontist to serve his patients further. He and his family are excited to return to Eastern Washington and be involved in the Tri-City Community.

Dr. Bunker with his family


You may find Dr. Bunker outside the office with his family at a park, splash pad, jump place, hiking/biking, or serving in his church. Feel free to say hi!

  • He is the youngest of four sisters but still struggles to braid his daughters’ hair
  • He can crack an egg with one hand (without getting any shells in the bowl!)
  • Go-to drinks are Horchata, Dr. Pepper, or Nesquik
  • Favorite yard games include Spikeball, Kan Jam, Kubb, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Croquet


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Meet the team

Meet the awesome squad at Ostler & Bunker Orthodontics! We’re not your typical team – we’re smile enthusiasts, comfort champions, and your partners in your journey to a straight, beautiful smile.

Meet the team

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