Our team at Birch Family Dental is positive, welcoming, and accommodating in all they do. They are always trying to better quality of your dental care as they work alongside Dr. Birch and Jones. If you are interested in learning more about our dentist’s caring team, we have provided the following biographies. Please call us to arrange your visit for quality dental care in Green River, Wyoming.
Ciera grew up wanting to be involved in the dental field. She always loved going to the dentist growing up and the whole science of dentistry interested her. She attended college at BYU Idaho after high school and tried a few majors, but came back to the dental field again and decided to focus on becoming a dental hygienist. After her first semester of college she met Bryant and they were married shortly after. They both graduated with their undergraduate degrees the same day in 2002, Bryant with his bachelors from Brigham Young University and Ciera from Utah Valley University in Dental hygiene.
They moved to Omaha so that Bryant could attend dental school at Creighton, and Ciera worked as a dental hygienist in Omaha. They had their first 2 children while Bryant was in dental school and moved to Green River in 2006 after he graduated. Ciera had family in Green River, so it felt like going home to her. When they first moved back, Ciera focused on their little family while Bryant advanced his dental career with his father. They had their third child in 2009, and then Ciera returned to dental hygiene. Ciera worked in the office when needed as a hygienist but most of her work for the office is how done from home. When Bryant took over the office, she began handling the bookkeeping, and other behind-the-scenes administrative work, which keeps her very busy. She also loves to sing, play the piano, and stay physically active. She and Bryant love living in Green River with their 3 growing children, 2 dogs, and 3 horses.
Lorrie was raised in Evanston, WY. Her love for dentistry took her to Sheridan Community college where she graduated with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2007. For seven years, she worked full time as a dental hygienist in Star Valley, WY. She then moved to Green River and has worked for Dr. Birch since 2015. Lorrie loves dental hygiene! Her true passions in life are her family and patients. She thrives on giving her patients the best dental care possible. It is extremely important to her to educate her patients on not only their oral health but their overall health.
Lauren is Sweetwater County born and raised, and a Green River High School graduate. Lauren received her pre-requisites for dental hygiene school at WWCC. She then transferred to Sheridan, Wyoming where she continued her college education, and graduated with her Associates of Applied Science and Associates of Dental Hygiene in 2014. Lauren then moved back to her hometown and received her Wyoming Dental Hygiene License. She started practicing as a licensed hygienist in a general dental office in October 2014. She considers herself a caffeine-dependent outdoor enthusiast. She never misses a rec volleyball game or a Pittsburg Steelers football game on TV. She enjoys the simple things in life, routine, and being a tad bit OCD with cleanliness. She truly cares for her patients and continues to help them achieve their dream smile.
Krystal is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She grew up here in Green River and is so excited to be back! While she was away, she explored the world and ended up in Germany where her dental career all started. Krystal has now been in the dental field for almost 9 years, 7 of which she spent as a dental assistant. She graduated with an Associate of Science in General Studies in 2012, and returned to school to earn her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She started her career with Birch Family Dentistry in March 2016. Krystal’s role as your dental hygienist is to provide you with comfortable and quality care, and to uphold the highest standards. Your teeth and overall health are important to her and she takes great pride in being one of your health care providers. Krystal looks forward to seeing you at your next visit!
Stephanie was born and raised in Green River. She has been a dental assistant for the since 2012. She is blessed with two children, Eddie and Josie, and she is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Stephanie loves Korean drama and fortune cookies. Stephanie has a great sense of humor and will make your dental visit a great experience.
Charity was born and raised in Green River. Her love of dentistry began when she started working for a local dentist in high school. She completed her Associates of Science and then, after some soul searching, she came back to dentistry. She has a total of 13 years’ experience in the dental field. She is proud to say that she has the best dental family and loves learning and growing. She is a mom of two beautiful children and loves spending time with her family, hunting, boating and camping.
Maquel is a Utah girl, born and raised. She is married to a sweetheart with a fur baby named Bear, is Denver Bronco obsessed and lover of all things sports. Maquel was trained as a dental assistant in Orem, Utah. She has lived here in Wyoming since 2014 years, and worked for Birch Family Dentistry since 2015. Most importantly, she loves helping brighten the world one smile at a time.
Dr. Birch is the second dentist for whom Nancy has worked, and she has ten years of experiencing in the dental field. She has worked as a dental assistant and in the front office, and is currently the Front Office Team Leader. Nancy and her husband, Paul, raised 5 daughters and now have 13 amazing grandchildren who affectionately call her “Grammy”. She loves spending time in the mountains with her husband riding horses, is an avid gardener, loves creating stained glass artwork. She fancies having tea parties with her granddaughters, and spending time with family any chance possible.
Samantha M. Harmon
Samantha is a small-town, country girl raised in Mountain View, WY. While growing up on the ranch, she developed good character and gained a respect for the land. After graduating, she moved to Rock Springs to attend college. Samantha continues to pursue her education in order to help people. She is a devoted wife, animal lover, outdoor enthusiast, adventure seeker, Disney guru, avid long boarder and snowboarder. Her soul is fierce, her mind is strong, and she is always looking for “a better self.”
“300 languages around the world, and a smile speaks them all”
Maria was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was got married and lived in Rexburg, Idaho, for 26 years. Her husband took a job in Green River and they moved here in 2012. She has a passion for meeting and helping people. She worked in the customer service field for 13 years prior to coming to Birch Family Dentistry. Maria loves the small office feel and emotional connections to our patients. Her family is the most important thing to her, so she enjoys spending time with children and grandkids as often as possible. She is still married to her sweetheart of over 30 years!
Jamie started working in our front office in 2017. She attended Northwest College has lived in Green River her entire life. Jamie loves to see our patients and get to know them. She also enjoys helping them learn about their dental health alongside her amazing, friendly and very nice coworkers. She is married to Bobby and together, they have four children. Jamie loves spending time with her husband and children; camping, hunting, and really doing anything in the outdoors.
Natasha is one of our wonderful dental assistants at Birch Family Dental. Her favorite part of being a dental assistant at our practice is working with such a great group of people who go above and beyond to put patient’s needs first and are always striving for improvement. Natasha grew up in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Her and her husband have four children, two girls and two boys. When she is not assisting our dentists, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, hiking, hunting and spending time at the gym.
Britania is one of our amazing dental hygienists. Britania grew up moving around the country until she found her home in Wyoming. She attended Rock Springs High School, then attended Western Wyoming Community College as a Health Science major and soccer player. After receiving her Associates degree in Health Science, Britania went on to receive her degree in dental hygiene through Sheridan College. Britania joined our practice in June 2017. Britania strives to ensure our patients are well-informed and comfortable during their visit. She finds it gratifying to help patients overcome their dental fears. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her pup, Pedroia.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Peyton attended Utah College of Dental Hygiene, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Birch Family Dental as a dental hygienist in 2018, and loves being part of a practice that changes people’s lives. She also enjoys our teamwork and how well we work together towards the same goals, and does her best to give her patients the highest standard of care and education so that they can enjoy better oral health. Peyton has an older sister with two little boys and two younger brothers. She likes being outdoors, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, going on adventures, watching movies, eating at new places and being with her family.
Wendy graduated from Granger High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. During her high school years she lettered in Gymnastics, Future Business Leaders of America, and Distributive Education Clubs of America in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She attended Salt Lake Community College to study Criminal Justice.
Wendy joined Birch Family Dental in November 2018, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in office administration and working with the public. She loves being part of a staff that is passionate and selflessly gives 100% to their patients, coworkers and community. She absolutely loves our patients and being part of helping them achieve better oral health.
Wendy has an amazing husband, two sons and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Her hobbies include golfing, boating, CrossFit, kayaking, fishing, camping, crafting, sewing, shopping, motorcycle riding, traveling, scuba diving, reading and decorating. She also loves bling!
Rachel is a graduate of Western Wyoming Community College. She joined our team in September 2018, and loves the laughter that we share as a team and all the compassion that our office has for our community. She brings with her a passion for dental care and making dentistry an art, and appreciates the huge hearts of each of her coworkers.
Rachel and her husband have three sons and a dog. Her hobbies include painting, crafting, gardening and laughing.
Lori joined our team in the front office in May 2018. She attended Western Wyoming Community College and Western Governors. Lori loves spending time with her three amazing kids, attending their many activities. She is happily married to her best friend, Steve, for 12 years. Lori enjoys traveling and new experiences, and loves spending time with friends and family as often as possible. What she loves about working for Birch Family Dental is the amazing employers and their kind hearts and giving nature. Daily she is surrounding by motivators and encourages that push he rand help her better herself. She looks forward to helping our patients and is always amazed at their beautiful smiles that our team works so hard to help them achieve.