I joined the team at Pinecreek Dental in 2008, and I love working here. I am the Financial Coordinator for the office, and would love to work with you on planning your dental care. We have such a caring, professional staff to handle all of your dental needs. I love the look and confidence of patients after they see the results of great dental care.
I recently joined the Pinecreek Dental team in 2017 and will be working in the front reception area while I learn the office routines of this extremely community oriented office. Our family moved to Salmon to raise our daughter in a rural atmosphere, and we enjoy giving back to our community in many ways. My husband Jim, our daughter Sarah, and myself have come to know "Pinecreek Dental as one of Idaho's premier Dental healthcare providers!" I consider this my "Salmon dream job" and it is my distinct pleasure to be part of this winning team. I cannot wait to meet you at your next appointment!
My husband Norm and I moved to Salmon with a Forest Service transfer in 1991. Along with our two daughters, we grew to love the rivers and mountains of this pristine area. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 1977 (yes, I started at age 12) and still enjoy helping people achieve optimal dental health and improving the appearance of their smiles through teeth cleanings and whitening procedures. I have worked in this office since 1992.
I have been a member of the Pinecreek Dental team since 2012. I graduated Cum Laude from OIT with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. Born and raised in Salmon, I am happy to be living in my home town. I was a member of the 2005 state winning hockey team and continues to play and coach U19 girls team. Whether floating, paddle boarding, rock hounding or fishing; I love to spend time on the river. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, friends and fur babies, as well as working on my yard and garden.
Also known as “Katy O,” I was born and raised in beautiful Salmon. I graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. I then decided the city was not for me and came running home. I was very active and involved in high school not only in my academics and sports career, but also throughout the community volunteering and participating in local events. Outside of hygiene, I absolutely adore my family. I am the oldest of two children, and have been told I "motherhen" my little brother. I am excited to be able to give back to the Salmon community and share my passion towards oral hygiene with my patients.
"Giving someone a new smile, which can change their lives, is my passion. Doing it with sedation is truly great care. Giving help to those that are scared or have had a bad experience in the past is a great experience." - Dr. Joe Rodriguez.
Dr. Joseph L. Rodriguez was born in Pocatello, Idaho and raised in St. Anthony on his grandfather's dairy farm in the upper Snake River valley. He graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University Idaho with a bachelor of science in Biology. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University school of Dentistry at the medical College of Virginia campus. He completed a residency at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He served in the United States Army for several years most recently at Fort Bragg, NC the largest military base in the U.S.A. and received many awards for his service. He is proud to be a Veteran and hopes to bring greater service to the Veterans of Lemhi County.
Dr. Joe completed extensive training in oral and intravenous "I.V." sedation from the Medical College of Georgia. He was awarded a fellowship in implantology at the World Congress in Vancouver, B.C. from the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is trained in full mouth reconstruction and implants. "We have so many options now to replace missing teeth that we didn't have in the past!"
Dr. Joe is published for his research with Dr. Daniel M. Laskin in the Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also published in the Journal of the Virginia Dental Association for his work in Veneers.
His wife Alexis and his five children are the love of his life.
I joined the staff at Pinecreek Dental in 2006 as a Certified Dental Assistant, after moving to Salmon with my husband, Steve. I have four grown children, and one grand-daughter. I have been a dental assistant for over 30 years and love working with our staff and the patients that come to our office. Educating and helping patients with their dental needs has been very rewarding. I look forward to keeping up on new dental education and serving the people of Salmon as your dental office.
I have been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2009, working in dental offices in Idaho Falls and Jackson, Wyomying. I was born in Idaho Falls. I have close family ties here in Salmon, and have spent many summers and school breaks here with my grandparents. The opportunity to move to Salmon in 2014, was like coming home. My husband Chris is also from Idaho Falls, with strong ties to the ranching community there. We both love the outdoors and are always ready for new adventures. It's important to both of us, that we contribute to our community in a professional and committed way.
A bonus for living and working in a small town is that all our patients feel like family. The feeling makes it very easy and gratifying to be a professional CDA, that my family and community can count on.
I joined the team at Pinecreek Dental in 2017. I was born and raised in Salmon, and after going to school returned back to Salmon where I married my husband, Kyler. We enjoy camping, riding our motorbikes, and spending time with our two year old. You can find me greeting and scheduling patients at the front desk, or in the back assisting with Dr. Joe!