I joined the Pinecreek Dental team in 2017 and work in the front reception area. 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 pro
I joined the Pinecreek Dental team in 2017 and work in the front reception area. 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!
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.