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.
Laurie started with Birch Family Dentistry in 2015. She has lived in 6 different states and has a great deal of experience in many different areas. Laurie enjoys meeting the patients and helping with their care. Laurie is married to Kelly. They have 4 children and their family is growing. She likes spending time with her family and friends, the challenge of learning new things, rafting, pranks, helping people, and staying busy.
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. James loves spending time with her husband and children; camping, hunting, and really doing anything in the outdoors.
Nicole started in September 2017 and attended dental hygiene school at Sheridan College 2008. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Wyoming in 2009. As a dental hygienist, she maintains a high standard of care, and she enjoys being part of an amazing team that strives to do the same. Nicole also has an absolute passion for dental hygiene and helping people with their individual oral healthcare needs. When she is not at work, Nicole enjoys working out, doing crafts, skiing, being outdoors, traveling, and attending UW games.
Joining us in May of 2017, Michelle has been a wonderful part of our practice as our financial coordinator. She received her RDA in California, has 10 years of experience in dental insurance, and has 2 years of experience working in a dental front office. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience every day, and she especially enjoys meeting the patients. Michelle has 4 children, and she loves reading and doing yoga. She also home schools her children, and she loves watching her kids grow and learn.
Born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Kelsey lived in Utah for 7 years where she met her husband and had her daughter. She then moved to Wyoming in October 2014 and fell in love with the town and community. As a new addition to our team, Kelsey started in October of 2017 as our sleep consultant. She has a welding certificate and is a CNA. She is happy to have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit group; and to learn new skills to better herself and help the practice thrive. She is excited to contribute to the care of our sleep apnea patients and hopes to contribute to the overall practice. Kelsey has a tall, beautiful, 3-year-old named Cambry who makes her family laugh all the time, a husband who always supports her and her adventures, and encourages her to go out of her comfort zone and learn new things. She loves to golf even if she isn’t the best, and likes being outdoors, hiking, and camping.