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 continues to perform implants in his office and actively engages in all new dental techniques. He is co-founder of Bridgerland Study Club; an organization set up for the cross training of dental providers in the Cache Valley region. Dr. Gunnell is 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 is a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International Honor Dental Organization. Dr. Gunnell currently holds 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.
Nicole – Office Manager
Nicole has been with us since 2006. She started out as a dental assistant and has been our office manager/receptionist since 2010. Nicole truly loves and cares about the practice and puts in her all. She enjoys getting to know the patients and making sure they have a great experience. Nicole grew up in Hyrum, UT. She is married and a mother of three.
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.
She loves eating french fries and watching YouTube videos of Jimmy Fallon in her free time. She has a great sense of humor and is a hard worker.
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.
Kyler – Assistant
Kyler is our newest assistant to join the practice and enjoys working in the dental field. She is from Preston, Idaho and currently living in Preston. She loves her job and commutes each day to assist with all of our patient’s 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. Kyler enjoys being outside and soaking up the sunshine.
Shalyn – Assistant
Shalyn is a new member of the staff. Shalyn has worked in healthcare since she graduated high school. Shay grew up in Cache Valley and was married in 2016. She is family oriented and treats our patients as if they are all family. Shalyn is quiet until you get to know her. She loves the outdoors and especially mountain biking. She is always up for an adventure.
Hayley – Assistant
Hayley graduated from dental assistant carriers in St. George, UT. She started working for our office in 2013 and loves her job. Hayley enjoys getting to help people and getting to know our patients. She was married in 2013 as well and has one daughter and one on the way. When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her family. Hayley is a very friendly person and loves to get to know people.
Ashley – Assistant
Ashley was born and raised in Providence, UT. She went to school at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in 2010 and has been working in the dental field ever since. She loves working and getting to know patients. Ashley was married in 2017 and loves to do anything outdoors and be with family.