Years of Experience: 5 years
I completed the Dental Assisting program at LCSC and I have worked for Dr. Barney for 5 years. I enjoy getting to know our patients. I grew up here in the LC Valley and I am married with 2 children. As a family, we like to take walks, bike ride and watching movies at home. We also enjoy going to the beach and camping.
Years of Experience: 1 year
I was born in Troy, Idaho and lived there until I graduated from Troy High School. I moved down to Lewiston in 2016 and have been working for Dr. Barney for 16 months. When I started working here, I was also enrolled in the Dental Assisting Fundamentals Course through LCSC. I received my certification and have since found many more reasons to love this job.
Outside of work, I really enjoy dancing. Swing and Waltzing are a couple of my favorites! I also love to sing, play music and do just about anything in the outdoors.
Years of Experience: 13 years
I have worked for Dr. Barney for 13 years as a Dental Assistant. I really enjoy working for him because of his honesty and integrity. Our small office gives me the opportunity to get to know most of our patients on a personal level.
Years of Experience: 1 year
I grew up in Alaska, I am married with 2 boys. I completed schooling through “Assist to Succeed Dental Assisting” in Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to the LC Valley with my family as my husband was transferred here for his job with the Railroad. I love it here! I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, riding UTV’s, swimming and learning guitar.
I came to work with Dr. Barney the summer of 2017. I work part-time and fill in when the other assistants our out.
Years of Experience: 8 years
I was born and raised in Texas so it will always hold a little piece of my heart. I did spend my teenage years in the LC Valley as I graduated from Lewiston High School. I am married and have 4 fantastic kids. I even have 2 beautiful granddaughters. We all enjoy backyard barbeques, camping and spending time with our family.
Over the years, I have completed multiple “Customer Service” training conferences throughout my experience in the hospitality industry. I was seeking more stability for my family, which led me to the Dental industry as I was employed for an Oral Surgery office in Albany, Oregon for 5 years. After we moved back to Lewiston, I found my new home at Dr. Barney’s office in 2015.
Years of Experience: 25 years
I joined Dr. Barney’s office during the Summer of 2017 and am looking forward to familiarizing myself with all our patients. I graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science followed with a year of law school at University of Idaho. I, kind of, missed Pocatello and decided to return for a 2nd Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene 25 years ago. I have been working as a full-time Dental Hygienist in the LC Valley ever since.
My wife and I are from Canada and have enjoyed the Valley for the easy winters, the plentiful salmon & steelhead experiences and for raising our daughter, Miranda, who is a Junior at Utah Valley University, studying Dental Hygiene! She will graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree next spring. She decided to bring variety to our family and married Daniel in May 2017. He is currently achieving his Bachelor degree in Computer Science.
Hockey, Football and current events keep me entertained as well as building houses for my family. Although, some aspects of that are more enjoyable than others. I like to do stock trading in the early hours and I prefer days when an icy cold coke is in my hands. In the evenings, I enjoy working on my 1988 (the year I married my co-worker Hygienist) Alfa Romeo.
I have enjoyed learning Dentrix at Dr. Barney’s office and using the high-tech equipment. It has been a great experience to work with this group of people and I look forward to many years ahead.
Years of Experience: 27 years
27 years ago, I graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and for the past 21 years of that, I have worked with Dr. Barney – and stayed because I love this office – the patients – the updated technology and the people I get to work with. My favorite part of being here for so many years is having watched our little 3 year old, 1st timers now graduating from college and working in the real world! Another favorite aspect of being here is having digital technology – it was a great “shot in the arm” for me and kept my excitement for my career alive. Dr. Barney is a perfectionist and he cares about his patients showing compassion while working with them. He does excellent work, which makes me proud to be a part of his office.
Although work is a big part of my life, I do enjoy other pleasures such as hiking, skiing and walking (running) our German Shepherd on the levy. Spanish is slowly coming along and I like to tinker on the piano too. The Penguins are my hockey team and “the underdog” is my team during Football season. If the Olympics are on, Team Canada gets my support!
Above all, I love my time with my family – building houses with my husband, talking daily with our daughter and loving to watch her grow with her husband, Daniel.