Your mouth contains a very efficient food processing system. Every time you take a bite of an apple, your teeth work together to tear, grind and crush the fruit. Each type of tooth performs an imp ...View Article
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FRONT OFFICE - Cindi M
Cindi is the Lead Administration and heart of our front office team. Her wealth of dental knowledge is the result of over thirteen years’ experience. Cindi’s humor and quick wit keeps us all on our toes and patient’s coming back for more! Her ability to remember patient names and connect with each of them shows how much she puts into her role here at Stone Creek. Cindi found her husband after 28 years of searching for someone to go to the movies with. He charmed his way into her life and with eight children and 17 grandchildren between the two of them, they are living the dream. When Cindi is not being a hands-on grandma, she is scoring deals at garage sales and road tripping with her husband throughout Idaho and Oregon. Check out her funky fresh earrings when you come in for your visit, she’s always got a new pair!
Fun Fact: Cindi studied with a concert pianist for ten years.
FRONT OFFICE - Cindy V
Cindy is the most cheerful piece of our front office pie! She’s been working in dental offices since she was 18 years old, where she began as a Dental Assistant and eventually found her niche helping patients out of the chair, at the front desk. Cindy was raised in Colorado where she found her husband of 34 years at a church group. Story has it, his “hunkish” looks were magnetic, but his eyes only saw Cindy. Together, they’ve raised three beautiful children, moved to Idaho and are now reaping the benefits of a darling granddaughter, who is jam packed full of personality. As happy empty nesters, they spend their weekends Jeeping in the Sawtooths , exploring unknown roads. Cindy explores her creative talents by taking pictures of their mountain adventures and the lost art of scrapbooking. She says she enjoys reminiscing through memories as she flips through the pages. Cindy is vital to our team and fills the office with her positivity, making everyone feel loved. Even patients get hugs!
Fun Fact: Cindy was a cheerleader in High School and cheered for the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets.
FRONT OFFICE - Mina
Mina is the happy smiling face you see when you first enter the office. She has been working in the dental field for five years, and loves what she does! Her favorite part of her job is to help patients understand and maximize their benefits with their insurance. We love that she is invested in each of our patients and aims to make their experience in the office enjoyable. Mina is married to the love of her life and mom of two. Together they enjoy camping on the river, downtown events and golfing. Her favorite place in the world is Laguna Beach and wishes Bath & Body Works would make a candle that smells like seaweed.
Fun Fact: Mina has seen The Backstreet Boys in concert twice. Separated by 20 years
FRONT OFFICE - Baily
Baily is a shining member of our front office team. Her career in dental began at CWI, where she received a certification in Dental Office Administration. She became a part of the Stone Creek family during her externship and has been with us ever since. Baily is a go getter, taking the extra time to verify coverage for our patients and stepping up to task with our continued care management. Her old soul personality shines through as a proud Idaho Native, three generations deep. Baily’s tribe is her family and has been known to get her innocent nephew in trouble with their shenanigans. You can find Baily on the family ranch, feeding chickens and making jokes with goats! Whether you are here for a cleaning or doctor visit, Baily makes your visit a pleasant experience.
Fun Fact: Baily plays the drums in a band and is a dance class addict.
DENTAL ASSISTANT- Karri
Karri is our Lead Dental Assistant, which means she keeps Dr Butterfield’s operatory team running smoothly. Her pursuit for Idaho’s outdoor gems brought her to Boise over 30 years ago. Karri raised her son here in the Treasure Valley and is a proud mama, describing him as a strong and honorable young man. The other half of her heart belongs to her seven year old Springer Spaniel, Abby. Karri is in constant motion as she bikes dirt trails, snowshoes with friends and hikes countless mountains. She says that Mother Nature provides a quiet that is unique to the daily grind. If it’s September, you can bet Karri will be on her annual trip to the Oregon Coast, eating good food and getting her fill of the salty sea air. She captures her happy moments of travel with her camera and uses the snapshots to journal the memories. Karri sets high expectations for herself and genuinely wants her patient’s to receive the best possible care. You are in good hands with Karri.
Fun Fact: Karri traveled to Australia to cuddle with a baby koala. Crikey!
DENTAL ASSISTANT- Shawna
Shawna is a Registered Dental Assistant and major player in Dr. Butterfield’s operatory team. With over five years of dental assisting experience under her CWI Technical Certificate, she has worked double time to finish her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. In addition to providing intuitive assistance during dental procedures and clarity for patient treatment, you’ll also see her throughout the office making valuable relationships with her patients. Don’t let her gentle smile fool you; this born and raised Boisean likes to get rough in the mountains on a mountain bike, dirt bike, snowmobile or anything that will get her deeper in the woods! Shawna’s close companion and partner in crime is her affectionate 13 year old Aussie mix. If she can’t get out to the mountains, she’ll stay in town to dance her heart out at music festivals and concerts. Shawna is eager to help her patients get the dental care they deserve and listen to their needs.
Fun Fact: Shawna is a twin
DENTAL HYGIENIST - Richard
Richard received his Dental Hygienist Degree in 2008 and soon after became a part of the Stone Creek Dental Family. He recalls, as a young teen, having an awful experience in the dental chair that left a lasting impression. This bad memory has motivated him to focus on alleviating patient fears, with an empathetic approach. Growing up in Alaska, Richard had had enough of winters that lasted nine months, so he hit the road for Boise. He’s been a self-proclaimed Idahoan ever since. In 2013 Richard married his lovely wife and began a family. He now takes orders from his darling daughter. Richard is a handyman by nature and spends his free time elbows deep in home renovations. Ask him about his custom cabinets! When the weather gets warm he is off to Arrowrock Reservoir with his family, Jet Ski’s in tow. In fact, working on his collection of Jet Ski’s is a passion of his; pulling apart their engines and customizing them. Richard brings added entertainment to the office with his pranks and playful personality. He wants your trip to the dentist to be one that you look forward to, not dread.
Fun Fact: Richard speaks five languages; none of them are recognizable by any other country/culture. #hemadethemup
DENTAL HYGIENIST- Christi
Christi is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists, here at Stone Creek. Hailing from a farm in La Grande, Oregon, Christi offers our patients over 30 years of hygiene and patient care expertise. Christi says the variety of patients that come to her chair is what she enjoys most. Her soft spoken tone and endearing personality brings a nurturing flavor to what is often a visit most people try to avoid. Christi has done it all; from personal fitness, to raising two children (whom she adores), to trekking across Canada on a BMW motorcycle with her husband of eight years. Riding her bike up to Bogus Basin solely to watch the sunset or out to Swan Falls are some of her most cherished moments. Master of hobbies, Christi finds time to fill her world with gardening, quilting and reading historical fiction. She aims to send every patient away informed, with greater knowledge for creating healthy dental habits at home.
Fun Fact: Christi participated in a body building competition.
DENTAL HYGIENIST - Nicole
Nicole joined us at Stone Creek Dental in 2013 as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys taking time getting to know her patients and customizing their care according to their dental needs. Nicole came to the Treasure Valley 17 years ago, fell in love with the seasons and stayed to raise her three sons. She’s been married to her husband for ten years, and welcomed his two children into her world. The happy couple enjoys traveling from California to Vegas to Portland, jamming out at music festivals and concerts. Nicole still raves about their trip to Salt Lake City to see Elton John and Billy Joel. She also has a special bond with her garden, admitting that she enjoys pulling weeds as her own personal therapy and fending away pigeons at all costs. Nicole wants her patients to feel comfortable when they come to their appointments, so sit back, relax and if you’re lucky you’ll enjoy one of Nicole’s hilarious stories!
Fun Fact: At the young age of 11, Nicole was pulling loose teeth for the kids in her neighborhood with a hot towel.