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About Us

Dr. Trent Pryor  |  Dr. Trevor Smith  |  Dr. Garth Stoddard  |  Dr. Zane Palmer  |  Dr. Ryan Nielson  |  Staff

Dr. Trent Pryor

Dr. Trent Pryor was raised in Cedar City, Utah and graduated from Cedar High School. He obtained his pre-dental requirements at Southern Utah University. Dr. Pryor received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2007 Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He then completed his 2-year Pediatric Specialty, Dental Residency at Nova Southeastern University in 2009.

Dr. Pryor grew up coaching youth sports programs and knew he wanted to be a positive influence in the life of child for the rest of his life. When not in the office, Dr. Pryor enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and their 3 children, competing in triathlons, playing basketball, golf and basically any other sporting activities.

Dr. Pryor belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Board of Dentistry and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Trevor Smith

Dr. Trevor Smith is an Idaho native; he was born in Pocatello, ID but has lived all over the United States. He graduated from Springville High school in Utah. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University and then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina. While in dental school Dr. Smith fell in love w/ pediatrics and after graduation he completed a two-year Pediatric Dentistry residency at the University of Florida.

Dr. Smith is a big kid himself and when he’s not having fun w/ the children he treats at work he loves being with his wife Heather and their three children. Dr. Smith enjoys movies, basketball, racquetball, camping, and four wheeling.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Idaho State board of Dentistry and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Dr. Garth Stoddard

Dr. D. Garth Stoddard is a native Idahoan. He was born and raised in the Pocatello area, graduating from Highland High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and then graduated from Case Western University with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2003. After graduation from dental school, he practiced in the Denver Colorado area. Because of Dr. Stoddard’s ability and love of children in 2006 he decided to return to school at Nova Southeastern University to complete his 2-year specialty training in Pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Stoddard and his wife Karen have 5 children, so dealing with different modes and challenges are nothing unfamiliar to him. When not in the office, Dr. Stoddard enjoys all kinds of family activities such as, camping, hiking, biking, skiing, sporting events, just to name a few.

Dr. Stoddard belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Board of Dentistry.


Dr. Zane Palmer

Dr. Zane Palmer is originally from upstate New York. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Buffalo. Early in Dr. Palmer's career, he learned the joys and rewards that come with treating children. The satisfaction he receives working each day with children has helped him become a great children’s dentist.

Dr. Palmer and his wife Alexis have two beautiful children. Although he finds himself far from New York due to his wife's roots in Kimberly, he now embraces the great State of Idaho as his home. In his free time he enjoys coaching and playing ice hockey, snow and water skiing, boating, and entertaining with his family.

Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Dental Association, the Idaho Dental Association and the Southwest Idaho Dental Association.


Dr. Ryan Nielson

Dr. Nielson grew up in Idaho and is happy to be back after living away for eleven years during his post-high-school education. In 2007, he graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah with majors in English and Russian. He then attended dental school in Buffalo, New York, and despite the snowy winters, he and his wife both loved experiencing that region of the country. His interest in working with children then brought him back West in 2011 so he could complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.

Dr. Nielson chose to pursue a specialty in pediatric dentistry because he has always enjoyed teaching children. He coached kids’ tennis classes when he was in high school, he worked at a summer camp for children with disabilities when he was in college, and he and his wife volunteered at an orphanage in El Salvador right after they got married. He now has the privilege of being a father; he and his wife, Rachel, have one son, Noah.

When he’s not doing dentistry or enjoying his family, Dr. Nielson loves tennis, basketball, snowboarding—really any sporting activity!—and he also enjoys reading and drawing.


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