Meet the Staff

Female Dentist Idaho Falls
Shelly
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Office Assistant, CDA-EFDA

Shelly graduated from BYU-I, and also attended ISU, and EITC where she received her training as an expanded functions dental assistant. She has been working in healthcare for almost 9 years in billing, front office positions, and as an expanded functions dental assistant.

She is originally from Canada, but has lived in Idaho Falls for over twenty-six years. She and her husband, Kurt, have two wonderful boys, Kegan and Karter.

She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and loves activities where they can all be together.

What she enjoys most about her career: “I love meeting new people, and helping them feel comfortable in our office. It is a great place to work because we have an awesome staff, and wonderful patients!”

Idaho Falls Female Dentist and Staff
Danielle N
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Office Assistant

Danielle graduated from BYU-Idaho, and has been working in the healthcare field for over 7 years. Originally born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Danielle moved to Rexburg to attend college.

While attending school, Danielle met her husband, Adam, and they have been happily married since 2013. She loves spending time with her husband and her family doing anything active or outdoors.

Danielle absolutely loves working in the dental field, and loves helping patients receive the best care while in our office.

Danielle
Danielle
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Office Assistant, CDA-EFDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Danielle received her training as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Eastern Idaho Technical College.

She was born and raised in Idaho Falls, where she met her fiancé, the love of her life, Adam. They have recently decided to endure the trial of raising a full-bred German Shepherd, named Zeus. Although two boys are a lot to handle sometimes, she is very grateful for the joy they bring her in life.

She is currently attending Idaho State University, pursuing a course of study in general education.

In her free time, she likes to take her dog Zeus on walks, and to spend quality time with her family and friends.

What she enjoys most about her career: “I love being able to help patients in any way I can. Seeing a smile on their face when they walk out makes what I do worth it at the end of everyday. I love meeting new patients, and also love reconnecting with patients when they come back into the office. I really enjoy my job, and the atmosphere I work in; it makes my career great!”

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Christina
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Office Assistant, CDA-EFDA

Christina was born raised in Rexburg, Idaho, and graduated from Madison High School. She attended Eastern Idaho Technical College where she received her certification for expanded functions in dental assisting. Christina has worked in the dental field for the past 19 years.

She has 4 amazing kids: Bridger, Cambry, Londyn and Sidney. She enjoys spending time with her children and extended family, traveling and fitness.

What she enjoys most about her career: “I love meeting new people and helping make their visit as comfortable as possible.”

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Jenelle
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Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenelle was born and raised in Southern California, and attended hygiene school at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, California. In hygiene school she worked at the UCLA dental facilities, and worked with the dental students there. She did her rotations at UCLA, where she assisted and did treatment in Oral Surgery, Periodontal, and assisted the dental students in general dentistry. Jenelle has been a part of the dental field for over 17 years, 14 of which have been dedicated to dental hygiene. She has worked as a hygienist in California, Oregon, and now Idaho where she plans to call home, permanently.

Jenelle, and her husband, Chris, have been married for 19 years, and have four children. For the past five years, they have called Idaho their home, and Jenelle enjoys living close to her father and two sisters. She loves her career as a dental hygienist, where she gets to meet new people, develop lasting relationships, and provide quality care. When she’s not working, Jenelle enjoys spending time with her family, doing Spartan races, exercising, going to Disneyland, hiking, and exploring beautiful eastern Idaho.

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Whitney K
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Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney graduated from Oregon Community College, where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in Portland until she turned 12, when her and her family moved to Pocatello, Idaho.

She is the oldest of 11 siblings, she was a century cheerleader at Pocatello High School. She has grown up in the dental field with her dad being an orthodontist that encouraged her to get an education in the dental field.

She enjoys exercising and baking during her free time.

What she enjoys most about her career: “I love being able to help patients improve there oral health care, and making patients happier when they leave, its a good feeling!”

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Shayla
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Registered Dental Hygienist

Shayla graduated from Idaho State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

She grew up in the small town of Salmon, Idaho, where she graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She moved to Pocatello for college where she met her husband, Jake. The two love to be outdoors, RZR riding with their families. She also enjoys doing DIY home décor, and crafts projects in her free time.

What she enjoys most about her career: “I love creating lasting relationships with patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals.”

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Whitney B
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CDA-EFDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Whitney received her certification to be an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at the Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC). She grew up in Idaho Falls, and has an 8-year-old son, Jaxon. They spend a lot of time together camping, and watching the last super hero films. In her personal time, Whitney enjoys puzzles, reading and motor biking. What she enjoys most about her career: “I really enjoy seeing the magic happen when we help people!”

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Pamela
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CDA-EFDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
A lifelong fascination with healthcare led Pamela to the dental field. With a degree in health sciences from BYU-I and EFDA certification from EITC, Pamela loves knowing she has helped someone every day.

She says, “Dental care is about improving the quality of life for our patients one smile at a time.”

Pamela enjoys doing “ninja tricks” with her boys, shopping with her girls, but most of all planning great adventures to enjoy with her family.

Idaho Falls Dentist and Staff
Sue
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Office Assistant

Sue was born and raised in the Rigby area, where she attended Ricks College for two years as a dance major, she was on the ballroom dance team, and where she met and married her husband Richard after dating for 6 weeks.

Sue spent her honeymoon touring Europe with the college dance team for a month, and upon returning she and her husband started their own logging and sawmill business. She and her husband are proud parents of 14 children (7 girls and 7 Boys) and a total of 39 grandchildren. Their children were raised in Chester, Idaho and grew up helping the family business.

She and her family lived in Island Park, where she than ran a daycare for a couple of years, until she started helping her husband with the family business. They currently build log furniture and do log work for new construction in the area.

She enjoys hand quilting, playing games, and spending time with her family.

What she enjoys most about her career: ” I love being able to help Dr. Machen (my daughter) succeed!”

Your Smile Matters at our Idaho Falls Dentistry!

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