Meet the Staff

Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Taylor Ashcraft
Office Manager

She grew up in Moore, ID and has lived in Archer for the past 5 years. She received her degree from BYU-Idaho, and has worked in the healthcare field for almost 9 years in pharmacy, insurance, and front office positions. Her experience includes filing insurance claims, managing patient accounts, scheduling and facilitating financial concerns and setting up payment plans for patients.

After being set up on a blind date, dating for almost 3 years (two of which were spent over 1000 miles apart) she and her husband John were finally married in April 2011. In her spare time she loves hunting , horseback riding, and steelhead fishing with her family, cooking and baking, photography, teaching country dance, and trips with her husband on their road bike.

She enjoys helping our patients with the financial and insurance aspects of dentistry, and her favorite part of coming to work is the opportunity she has daily to meet great families from all around Southeast Idaho.

Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Lindsey Dance, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Lindsey is a registered dental hygienist who graduated with a bachelor degree from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. Prior to becoming a hygienist she worked as an oral surgeon assistant and assisted in many different maxillofacial surgeries. Lindsey loves working in the field of dentistry and strives to make her patients feel comfortable in her chair. She enjoys helping people and loves working in the field of dentistry educating people on their oral health. She also enjoys talking her patients and getting to know them on a personal level. Lindsey enjoys running and outdoor activities. She loves spending time with family and friends, and is excited to one day start her own family. Lindsey hopes to help satisfy the dental needs for you and your family. She is excited to be part of Machen Family Dentistry and help the office grow!

Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Shelly Machen, CDA-EFDA
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I am originally from Canada, but I have been in Idaho Falls for over 20 yrs. I graduated from BYU-I and also attended ISU. My husband Kurt and I have two beautiful children. Our oldest Kegan, recently returned from serving an LDS mission in the Philippines, and Karter is a Senior at Skyline High School. I enjoy spending time with my family, and love any activity where we can all be together. I love meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable in our office. It is a great place to work because we have a great staff and wonderful patients.


Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Lindsay Pinckard, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Lindsay’s hometown is El Dorado Hills, CA just outside of Sacramento. She received her BS in Dental Hygiene at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, UT. She has worked as a hygienist in California and is excited to be living and working in Idaho Falls.

She has been married to her wonderful husband, who is studying to become an Occupational Therapist, for almost 4 years and they want a big family someday. She loves running, soccer, piano, four-wheeling, swimming, cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

As a kid she always wanted to go to the dentist, and now as a hygienist, she still loves the environment but more than that she loves the opportunity she has to build relationships with her patients. It is her goal to help each and every patient she sees acquire and maintain optimum oral health and feel comfortable in our office.