I graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Hygiene in 2010. I had the opportunity to start working at Comfort Care Dental right after graduation and have been here ever since. I started out as a Hygiene Assistant, moved to a part time Hygienist, and now work as a hygienist full time. I have always been very interested in how the oral health of a patient can contribute so much to the overall health of the body. I love the opportunity to connect with patients and help them improve their oral health, smile, whole body health, and reduce their fear and apprehension. I am always wanting to learn and expand my knowledge in the dental field in order to be able to provide a higher and more comprehensive quality of care for my patients. Outside of work I love playing soccer, and spending time with my 5 year old son Carter. I am also the oldest of 8 children, and truly enjoy spending quality time with all of my siblings. I have a very large extended family with whom I am very close with. I am thankful for my family and the endless love and support they give to me.
I graduated in 1995 from Sinclair Community College with an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene, High Honors. I attended The University of Maryland European Division from 1985 – 1988 pursuing a degree in Humanities. I have been employed at Comfort Care Dental since 2008. I am passionate about oral health. I enjoy staying current and educated on all new concepts and technologies in the dental health field. As your dental hygienist, I look forward to serving our patients at Comfort Care Dental by applying my expertise, kindness and understanding so our patients can achieve their oral health goals. I am married to James Upchurch Lt. Col. Retired Air Force. As a family, due to my husband’s active duty service, we were able to travel all over the world for 30 years enduring 13 different moves. James and I love the great outdoors and all it offers. Most of all, we enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren. We picked Idaho as our home. I look forward to providing quality dental care to those who live in Pocatello and the surrounding community.
I graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been with Comfort Care Dental since 2011. Throughout my career as a dental hygienist I have been able to further my education and remain up to date on the latest advancements in technology and techniques, which allows me to give my patients the best and most painless dental experience every time we meet. My career has also taken me to Guatemala, China, Haiti and Peru on dental humanitarian trips, which also have been great learning experiences in my field. With everyday that I work as a Hygienist, my love and passion for this Field continues to grow. Outside my Career I enjoy soccer, mountain biking, backpacking, snowboarding, scuba diving and water skiing. My husband and I both grew up in American Falls and hold this area close to our hearts.Through my dedication to our patients and this field, and with the help from the rest of the team here at Comfort Care Dental in Pocatello, we will provide you with the best oral health care possible. I hope to see you soon!
I graduated from ISU in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. I have three kids and enjoy camping, traveling, and being involved in my daughter’s softball teams. I have loved my Dental Hygiene career so far and look forward to growing in the profession.
I graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2012. After graduating I practiced in Colorado for two years. I am glad to be back in my home state of Idaho. I have been with Comfort Care Dental for over a year; and work in both our Idaho Falls and Rexburg locations. I love getting to know my patients. I am committed to providing them with exceptional evidence based treatment with the care and attention they need and deserve. I am enthusiastic about dental health and educating patients. I enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, and playing sports.
I graduated from Idaho State University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been with Comfort Care Dental since September 2015. I have worked as a full time hygienist for 17 years. I love working as a dental hygienist and I also teach at ISU part time in the dental hygiene clinic. I have a 16 year old son and we enjoy traveling, kayaking, riding ATVs, snow skiing, and spending time at our cabin. I enjoy providing quality care and educating patients at Comfort Care Dental.