Meet our team

Eric Thomas, DDS Read Bio

I am proud to call the Magic Valley my home having grown up here. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from BYU and then went on to obtain my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997.

My wife and I have 4 children. We strive to give my patients positive dental experiences. No one likes to have dental treatment done, but my goal is that nobody fears having dental treatment completed.

 We like to have patients for life because of the trust and qua...Read More

Stephen Dixon,DDS Read Bio

With a Bachelors degree from ISU and an MBA from the University of Utah, Dr Dixon graduated from Virginia CommonWealth University's School of Dentistry in 2008 and has been practicing in the Magic Valley since then. Working towards Fellowship in the American General Dentistry Association, Dr Dixon continually seeks out opportunities in Continuing Education, focusing on Restorative Dentistry, Dental Implants, Sedation Dentistry, and Sleep Science. Four boys and one little girl and darling wife oc...Read More

Brent Sorenson, DDS Read Bio

I am a native of Idaho and received my training at Indiana University School of Dentistry. I then completed a residency in general dentistry at FT Lewis, WA and began practicing in the U.S Army for the next 5 years while spending a year deployed to Iraq taking care of the troops. I was eager to return home to Idaho and the mountains after my military service and am very grateful that my wife Andrea and our three children are part of the Twin Falls community and Sawtooth Dental. I have a passion ...Read More

Kim DeLuna, Insurance Specialist Read Bio

Kim was born and raised in Idaho. She attended EITC where she graduated in the Dental Assistant program. She has been married for 15 years and has 2 amazing kids. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with family and friends. Kim has been in dentistry for 19 years. She is great at helping patients understand their insurance benefits and treatment needs. Kim loves being a part of the Sawtooth Dental team and providing an overall great experience for our patients.

Kay Baumert, Patient Care Coordinator Read Bio

Kay was born and raised in Twin Falls. She has been working in the dental field for 11 years; six of those years have been with Sawtooth Dental. Kay is passionate about her faith, family, friends, grandkids activities and CSI Softball – Go Eagles! Her favorite pastime activities are walking and reading. At work she loves to see full hygiene chairs, busy doctors and have the opportunity schedule new patients.

Isabel Larios, Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist Read Bio

We’d like to welcome Isabel to our Sawtooth Dental family! Isabel was born in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to Twin Falls in 1990. She graduated from Twin Falls High School, and later attended CSI studying medical and business management. Isabel is an asset to us, as she speaks Spanish fluently! She has 3 amazing kids who are her world! She is deeply fascinated with nature and enjoys hiking and taking long walks. She enjoys traveling, and has visited twelve states in the US and looks forward to...Read More

Byron Burnham, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Byron is a lifetime resident of the Magic Valley. He is a graduate of CSI, where he was on the Dean’s list and received his Associate of Science Degree. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University. His goals as a hygienist are to consistently deliver high quality comfortable care for patients, thus allowing them to have a healthy smile and a healthy life.

Cindy Seamon, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Cindy has over 30 years practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is laser certified and supports evidenced-based decision making and risk management in the clinical setting. Dentistry has been an exciting and rewarding career, which she enjoys sharing with others. Cindy and husband Paul, live on a small farm, enjoying the outdoors with their active Border Collies and a beautiful herd of Balancer and Gelbvieh cattle.

Allie Alexander, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Allie was born and raised in Rupert, Idaho. She graduated with her degree in dental hygiene from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2012. Allie resides with her husband Colten and their dog Winston in Twin Falls; they love traveling and spending time with family. She enjoys working at Sawtooth Dental because they sincerely care for their patients!

Melanie E. Burk, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Melanie has worked for Sawtooth Dental in the Hagerman office for 14 years. Melanie grew up in Buhl and raised her family in Bliss, and is now living in Jerome. Melanie received her degree in dental hygiene from Idaho State University. Melanie and her husband John (JB) have 6 children. Together they enjoy outdoor activities and spinning, along with yard work and visiting family.

Kory Nieuwkoop, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Kory grew up in a small town in California. She graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor's in Public Health. She then moved to Idaho and completed Dental Hygiene school at CSI. She is passionate about whole body wellness. When she is not at the dental office you can find her at the Y personal training and teaching fitness classes or at the pool coaching the Marlins Swim Team. She enjoys time with family, traveling, and training for triathlons and marathons, and the great outdoors.

Lacy Merrill, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Lacy was born and raised in the Magic Valley. She has 2 children who she adores; Zachary and Autumn. They enjoy cooking together, watching movies and laughing at silly jokes. She enjoys the beautiful outdoors of southern Idaho and likes to spend time biking and kayaking. Lacy received her Associates Degree at CSI before going on to ISU where she received her Bachelorette of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Lacy has been part of the Sawtooth Dental team since 2007. Lacy feels like the connectio...Read More

Amber Asson, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Amber was born and raised in Idaho and graduated from Minico High School. She received her dental assisting degree from Boise State University in 1995. She loves her patients! She finds it very rewarding to be a part of a progressive dental group helping patients meet their optimal dental goals creating lifelong relationships and positive experiences. In Amber’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and three children supporting them in their many activities. She loves to li...Read More

Mary Leija-Freeman, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Mary was born and raised in Hagerman, Idaho. She obtained her Dental Assisting Degree in May 2002 and shortly after joined the Sawtooth Dental team. She has been at Sawtooth Dental for the past 14 years. She has a wide range of duties from ordering supplies to hands on dentistry and everything in between. Mary takes great pride in making our patients feel as comfortable as possible, while obtaining optimal dental care. Mary loves spending time with her family. When not at work she enjoys spendin...Read More

Tiffany Zeyer, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Tiffany was raised in Jerome, Idaho she graduated from Jerome High School in 2009. From the time she was a little girl she always wanted to work in the dental field. Shortly after High School and attending CSI for a short time she received her dental assisting certificate from Assist to Succeed in Boise Idaho. She has been married for 3 years and had her first little baby girl in April 2015! They enjoy spending quality time together going camping, hiking, playing sports and just being together...Read More

Lindzay Wiggins, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Lindzay was born and raised in the Magic Valley. She grew up in Castleford where she graduated high school in 2007. She attended the College of Southern Idaho and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2010. Lindzay started working for Sawtooth Dental in 2011 and feels very fortunate to have become a member of the Sawtooth Dental team. Lindzay enjoys creating a comfortable environment where the patients can feel cared for and confident. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, camping,...Read More

Barb Kuhlman, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Barb attended school in Boise then moved to the beautiful Hagerman Valley 7 years ago and fell in love with the small town atmosphere. When she is not working, she enjoys watching sports, camping, outdoor activities and traveling.

Libby Scott, Dental Assistant/Receptionist Read Bio

Libby is a graduate of Northwest College in California. With many years experience, she has been with Sawtooth Dental for 13 years in our Hagerman office. A 15 year resident of Hagerman, she is proud that our patients receive such excellent care. When she's not working she enjoys scrapbooking, travel, and spoiling her 3 fur babies.

Theresa Pearson, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Theresa graduated from Buhl High School. She attended CSI and graduated from the dental assisting program. Theresa has been assisting for the past 15 years. She joined Sawtooth Dental in the Spring of 2015 and has been having fun working with the doctors, staff and patients. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family. She married her high school crush and they have 3 amazing kids. Baseball, basketball and football keeps her busy year round!

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