Meet the Staff
Front Desk Team:
Kari – Caring Smiles Office Coordinator
Kari manages the Caring Smiles Clinic. She is most passionate about building relationships and connecting with patients by remembering names and details about them. She’s been in the dental industry for over 16 years.
When not working you can usually find Kari at the gym, cooking with her family, or practicing her faith. She also enjoys watching the Seahawks, college basketball, and playing games with her kids. Guilty pleasures include caffeine, working out, and reading The Bible.
Codi – Billing Coordinator/Team Leader
Professionally Codi is known for her OCD personality and has been called the checklist queen. That means she takes care of the details to ensure you get the best care possible. She is passionate about seeing people smile and really enjoys thinking of new ideas to help the practice run more efficiently. She loves helping her team meet and exceed their goals. They often celebrate with their epic victory dance. She’s spent 5 years in the dental industry and graduated from BSU with Associates of Science Degree.
Personal passions include being creative, decorating and designing things for her new home. When not at work you can find her hanging out with family, camping, 4 wheeling, watching Jimmy Fallon, reading, or crafting. Favorite weekend pastimes include site seeing around Idaho, Utah, and Oregon. She grew up in sunny St. George, Utah. Guilty pleasures include Jimmy Fallon, Dr. Pepper, Little Debbie Swiss Cake rolls, and Sonic ice.
Katelyn- Marketing Director
Katelyn works on creating the ultimate new patient experience, implementing promotions for our existing patients to win cool prizes, and tracking our practice growth. She is passionate about making sure new patients are warmly welcomed, developing patient referrals, and creating a fun work environment for the staff. Katelyn is relatively new to the dental world with 1 year of experience. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
Having grown up in North Carolina, her personal passions include a love for the South. She also loves being a good friend to others, staying close to her family, and celebrating holidays (Halloween is her favorite). When not working you can find her at the gym or cooking and baking. Favorite weekend pastime is watching a FRIENDS marathon with her Doberman Pinscher. Her guilty pleasures include candy, Chic-Fil-A, and her dog.
Professionally Lindsay is known for her easygoing attitude and ability to put patients at ease. She has a knack for working with kids and loving their tiny smiles. She is passionate about the advanced technology and techniques we use in our office. She feels the doctors here are amazing educators and are also passionate about what they do which makes her job very fulfilling. She graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Apollo College in 2009 and has been assisting for almost 6 years now.
Personal passions include watching her little girl grow up, and spending time together as a family. She also loves sports and being active. When not at work you can find her playing on a city league volleyball team or reading. Her favorite weekend pastime is going on adventures with her little family, like the zoo or the farmer’s market. She grew up in a tiny town called Oakley, Idaho and her guilty pleasures include caffeine, her phone, and BBQ sauce.
Deedra- Dental Assistant/ Team Leader
Deedra enjoys assisting the doctors in completing treatments for patients and developing our dental assistant team. She is passionate about conversing with the patients, and making them feel comfortable and confident in our work. She has worked for 6 years in the dental industry.
Personally she is passionate about shopping and fashion, spending time with her husband, and working on their farm together. When not at work you can find her outside with her goats and pigs, lying on the couch with her dogs, or window-shopping online. Her favorite weekend pastime is spoiling her nieces and nephews. She grew up in Nampa, Idaho and her guilty pleasures include lipstick, Starbucks, and her elastics.
Julie- Dental Assistant
Professionally she is known for her knack with kids. She is passionate about working with patients. She always wants to ensure they have a positive experience at our office. She has been in the dental industry off and on for 16 years.
Personal passions include working out and staying active. She also loves spending time with her family, reading, being outdoors, running on the Greenbelt, and watching movies. She grew up in Melba, Idaho and her main guilty pleasure is Mountain Dew.
Stephanie- Dental Assistant
At work she is known for being the life of the office. She also loves to bake treats and share them with her co-workers. She is passionate about working with the little kids that visit our office. She has been in the dental industry for 7 years total, and received her Expanded Functions certification through ISU
Personally she is passionate about traveling and spending as much time as possible with her husband and kids. Favorite way to spend a weekend is camping in McCall or vacationing in Maui. When not at work you can find her at a cross-country or a swim meet cheering on her kids. She grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. It would be impossible for her to give up fun runs, 5k’s, and teaching aerobics.
Ashley- Dental Hygienist/ Team Leader
At work Ashley is known for her gentle, yet thorough cleanings. She is passionate about helping patients improve their smile and oral health. She enjoys motivating and encouraging our patients to do their best. She’s been a hygienist for 9 years and studied at ISU and the American Institute of Health and Technology.
She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children. When not working, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends, running on the treadmill, or shopping at Target. Her favorite weekend pastime is relaxing with her family. She grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. She claims it would be impossible for her to give up chocolate!
Ginger- Dental Hygienist
At work Ginger is known for gentle cleanings and remembering details about her patients. She loves getting to know them, making them comfortable, and educating them on how to keep their mouths healthy. Ginger has been in the dental industry for 11 years. She received a Bachelors of Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University.
She is very passionate about nutrition and fitness. She loves to run, do Pilates and yoga, and bake. When not at work you can find her spending time with her 2 kids and husband. Her favorite weekend pastime is to go boating at the lake with her family. She grew up in Washington. It would be impossible for her to give up Starbucks and lip-gloss.
Sheli- Dental Hygienist
Professionally Sheli is known for being kind, patient, and gentle with her patients. She is passionate about the overall health of her patients as well. Seeing the healing and end results after treatment makes her excited that she helped out! She has been in the dental industry for 15 years, first as an assistant then as a hygienist.
Personally she enjoys gardening, camping, and swimming at the lake. She enjoys being outside as much as possible and playing with her kids who love to visit the lake often when it’s warm. Her favorite way to spend a weekend is at home with no chores to do so she can play with her family all weekend! She grew up in Emmett, Idaho and says it would be impossible for her to give up chocolate and Laffy Taffy.