Lance F. Gunnell, D.D.S.


Dr. Lance Gunnell, a USU alumnus, graduated from Creighton University with honors. While attending school, he directed the research efforts in Implant Technology, a governmental grant project in the Oral Surgery Department. Dr. Gunnell continued to perform implants in his office and was actively engaged in all new dental techniques. He co-founded of Bridgerland Study Club; an organization set up for the cross training of dental providers in the Cache Valley region. Dr. Gunnell was a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentists. He served on the board of directors for Advanced Dental Technology, Inc. He was a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Honor Dental Organization. Dr. Gunnell held hospital privileges at both Logan Regional Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital.


Clay F. Gunnell, M.S., D.D.S.


Dr. Clay Gunnell, a USU alumnus, also attended Creighton University. He earned a Master’s of Science in Oral Biology with an emphasis in head and neck anatomy. His thesis was titled, “Anatomical Complications Related to Implant Dentistry.” Dr. Gunnell also earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. He is excited to be back in Cache Valley, enjoying the beautiful mountains and wonderful people here. Dr. Gunnell is thrilled to provide his patients with up-to-date general and specialized dental care, including extractions, root canals, dental implants, crown and bridges, preventative and aesthetic dentistry. He is working in both Logan and Hyrum office locations. He is a current member of the Utah Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently accepting new patients of all ages.


Mindy – Office Manager


Mindy has worked in Dentistry since 1982. She has worked in many different positions in the
Dental Office from Chairside Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant to Office Manager. She brings years of
knowledge and is able to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
In her free time Mindy loves spending free time family and enjoys riding horses with her
husband Rod.


Josie – Hygienist


Josie attended Weber State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them feel comfortable and confident with their smile. Josie was raised in Dayton, Idaho and currently lives in Wellsville with her husband and new baby girl. She loves all things outdoors, especially hiking and spending time in the mountains.


Alissa – Hygienist


Alissa  completed her prerequisites at Utah State University, then graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.  She loves getting to know our patients and really enjoys what she does.  She enjoys hiking, skiing, basketball, biking, the outdoors and anything adventurous.  She also loves playing the piano.  Alissa recently got married in June of 2019 and loving the new fun adventures of life and spending time with friends and family.


Charity – Hygienist


Charity grew up in Washington State and moved to Howell, Utah in High School.  She has been married for almost 4 amazing years.  After graduating at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene with Honors.  Charity and her husband bought their first house in Downtown Logan and have really enjoyed being homeowners.  Charity loves anything related to the outdoors; hiking, snowboarding, camping, mountain biking and trail running.  She’s willing to try new things, adventures, and loves serving the people of Cache Valley in her profession as a dental Hygienist.


Mckelle – Assistant


Mckelle grew up in Kamas, UT.  She went to dental assisting school at Bridgerland Technical College in 2014 and has worked as a dedicated, reliable dental assistant at Gunnell Family Dentistry ever since.  Mckelle was married in 2018 and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family when she isn’t at work.


Kerington – Assistant


Kerington graduated from the dental assisting program at Bridgerland Technical College. She was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and is proud to be an Idaho girl. She was married in December 2016. Kerington cares about her patients and works hard to make each visit enjoyable. She loves dentistry and loves assisting.


Kyler – Assistant


Kyler enjoys working in the dental field.  She is from Preston, Idaho.  She currently lives in Preston and loves her job and commutes each day to assist with all our patients dental care needs.  Kyler got married in February 2018 in Kauai.  She always goes above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable in the dental office.  When Kyler is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing.


Marissa – Assistant


Marissa graduated the dental assisting program at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in 2014 with her CDA and has been working as an assistant ever since.  She loves assisting and enjoys getting to know each patient to help with their dental needs.  When Marissa isn’t working she enjoys anything outdoors, any season but mostly enjoys summer when she can paddle board, hike, and camp with family and friends.


Afton – Assistant


Afton graduated from the dental assisting program at Bridgerland Technical College. She is from Nibley, UT. She is currently finishing her prerequisites for Dental Hygiene school which she plans to attend next year. Afton is dependable and isn’t afraid to work.

In her free time, she enjoys doing anything outside no matter the season.