Meet the Team at Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids
Kambree has loved being at Dentistry For Kids for three years. She is a life-long resident of Pocatello. Kambree attended Idaho State University to obtain her Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2013. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married since 2007. They have 2 beautiful children- A strong-willed girl- Kinlee (8) and a tender-hearted boy- Kash (4).
In her free time, she likes running, playing softball, doing home projects, and playing games with her family. Kambree loves the kids at our office like her own and does anything she can to make them feel comfortable while visiting. She has always had a love for children and feels there is nothing better than watching them progress each time they visit our office! She works hard to ensure our patients and their parents have a good experience.
Hello, my name is Ashley Stokes. I am a registered dental hygienist and have been working with Toothtown Dentistry for Kids since August of 2013. I love working with children and enjoy teaching them about oral health. It’s so fun and rewarding for me to see when the kids get excited to come to visit us!
I attended Idaho State University and received my Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene in May 2012. Pocatello is my hometown! I graduated from Highland High School, where I met my high school sweetheart, and now husband, Nathan. We have been married for 7 years and have a sweet little girl, Aria, who we adore more than anything.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not the quiet type and will fill a room with loud laughter, pretty much all the time. I like summers the best and enjoy boating and being outside. When I have downtime I like to read books and watch movies. Recently I have had the desire to learn more about graphic design and photography. Most importantly, I love spending time in the company of my family and friends.
Hi, my name is Kelsee I have been a Dental Hygienist at Tooth Town since November of 2011. I love working with children to help them have a great dental experience! I graduated from The College of Southern Idaho with an Associate of Science degree and then received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University.
I have been married since 2009 to my fun-loving husband. We love spending time outside gardening, camping, hiking, attending baseball games, and mountain biking. We have two beautiful children who we enjoy taking on all our adventures. I also enjoy musical theater, family history, reading, and cycling. We have been in Pocatello since 2009, we love this area and we hope to stay around for awhile!
Hi, my name is Karissa. I’m 23 years old and have been working at Toothtown for over two years. During which time I got my Expanded Function Dental Assisting certification from ISU.
In the last year, I have had the opportunity to assist our doctors with surgery cases and that has become one of my favorite parts of the week. Growing up I have always wanted to go into the medical field and this has really solidified my decision and am now working towards getting into medical school with an emphasis in surgery.
I am very active and enjoy playing softball and doing anything that gets me outside. I have two rescue cats named Melody and Tipsy. I am a volunteer at the Bannock County Animal Shelter. I enjoy traveling around the world and am a HUGE Disney lover!
Hi, I’m Ashley. I am an expanded functions dental assistant and have been with Toothtown since June 2016.
I have been a dental assistant since 2012, where I previously worked in general dentistry offices before making the change to pediatric. I really love the idea of making a difference in childrens dental experiences every day.
I earned my dental assisting certification from ISU in 2012, where I also received my dental assisting expanded functions certifications.
I was born and raised here in Pocatello, where I graduated from Poky High School in 2007. I have been married to my husband Rocky since 2015. I have two amazing kids, a daughter Taeler, and a stepson Tanner. I enjoy doing everything with my family, including activities like camping, playing outside, riding bikes, walking or hiking, and playing board games.
Nelly Galvan Merrill
Hi! My name is Nelly and I work as a Dental Assistant. I have been working at Tooth Town for the past 4 years and have loved working for all the doctors here. I enjoy working with all the little ones that come to see us and getting to know their personalities. I especially enjoy when I can help them overcome their fear of the dentist. I also work with great doctors and hygienists, they are AWESOME!
I was born in Michoacan Mexico and raised in Idaho. I am bilingual and went to CWI. My little boy is my whole life! I love to laugh and just have an enjoyable time and not take things too serious (It’s a pediatric office where we can have fun and be professional). I love being with my family and friends, going to the movies and things like that.
Krystal is new to the office, and is so grateful to be working with the amazing dentists, staff, and patients at Toothtown Dentistry! Krystal grew up in Salt Lake City with her parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Their family has always been close, and she loves being with them every chance she gets, especially now that she has two adorable nieces!
Krystal attended the University of Utah and graduated with an Elementary Education Degree. While going to school, Krystal worked as a dental assistant. After teaching school for 5 years in Utah, she married her amazing husband, and his work brought them to ISU. Wanting to take time off from teaching, she searched Pocatello for a new job. She came across a job posting for a receptionist at Toothtown Dentistry for Kids! With her love of kids and having previous dental experience, she knew she had found a perfect fit!
I’m Vandie and have worked at Tooth Town since June 2015. I have been working in the dental field for the past 25 years and love it! I started as a dental assistant upon graduating from Tri-Cities Vocational Skills Center in Kennewick Washington. I have worked most positions in the dental office and have enjoyed each one. I am currently the Office Manager at Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids. My favorite part of my job is getting to meet all the adorable children that come to see us.
When I am away from work I love to spend time with my husband and 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy. I am also the lucky grandma to 2 very adorable grandchildren. Our family enjoys playing or watching sports and more recently watching our youngest perform in plays at school.
Hi! My name is Crystal and I am so excited to be here at Tooth Town. I am new to the dental field but do have experience in the medical field. I love working with all the fun girls I get to hang out with all day. The best part of my job is seeing all the cute little faces come in. I am the mother to three beautiful children, one girl, and two boys. My husband is my best friend and we love to spend time together as a family. We are big pet lovers and own several. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking and running.
I’m Katie! I am a certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant as well as a Certified Accounting Clerk. I have been in dental since 2004, and I have had the opportunity to work most positions in the dental office. I am your insurance coordinator here at Toothtown!
I am native to Idaho, but I spent the last 10 years in the Portland Oregon area. I am enjoying the clear skies and the crisp dry weather of Pocatello! You will frequently see me at the Softball park with my two children, watching my husband play.