Meet the Team

Our professional and friendly staff will help you feel welcome and comfortable as we strive to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care in the most gentle and efficient way possible. If you have questions about any procedure don’t hesitate to ask. Our staff is happy answering any questions and making dental treatment as pleasant as possible.

Laurie, Dental Hygienist


I have always wanted to be a dental hygienist.  From a young age, I had a special interest in the profession, but it wasn’t until much later in life, after my children were raised, that I pursued my dream.

I graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in dental hygiene and a bachelor’s in science.  I enjoy working with my hands so dentistry has been an exciting and rewarding career choice for me.  However, the best part is the opportunity to work with the great people who visit Creekside Dental for their dental care. 

Family time is important to me.  I love spending time with my husband, our three children and their spouses, and our 12 grandchildren.  Time spent together is truly treasured.  Music has been a big part of my life.  I play the piano and organ and taught music lessons for over 25 years before returning to university.  When time allows, I also enjoy other hobbies such as sewing, gardening, rock-hounding or mororcycling.

Ember, Dental Assistant


I have been an expanded functions dental assistant since 2011 and have loved every minute of it.  I love changing people’s lives by helping them through their fears of a dental visit and by transforming their smiles into something beautiful AND healthy.  In my spare time I enjoy baking, sewing, journal writing and spending quality time with my loved ones!

Tanya, Dental Assistant

Tanya, Dental Assistant

 I have been a dental assistant for a cumulative of 10 years, the three most recent at Creekside Dental.  I have been married for over 18 years, have 4 children and a dog.  When not working, I can be found watching my family in sporting events, dance teams and orchestra concerts.  I enjoy the outdoors, gardening and various activities with my family.  It is a pleasure to work with the team here and especially interacting with patients.

Michelle, Front Office

Michelle, Front Office

 I’ve been in dentistry for 19 years and here at Creekside Dental since 2010.  I love what I do and where I work.  It brings me great joy to be able to help someone and seeing them smile.  

When not working I like to spend time with my husband and family.  We like to travel, camp, fish and have get togethers