TEAM / Carter Family Dentistry


Certified Dental Assistant

LorettaLoretta grew up here in Star, Idaho. She is a 32 year veteran in dentistry and has been with Carter Family Dentistry for 21 years! She received her training at Boise State University and did extra credentialing to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Meet Loretta once and she will remember you, many patients have formed a friendship chairside with her over the years. Outside of work Loretta keeps busy with a family of two grown boys, husband, daughter-in-law and new granddaughter. She loves the garden and round dancing with her husband.


Registered Dental Hygienist

SonyaSonya is a registered Dental Hygienist. She attended school at both Boise State University and Idaho State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1991. Sonya has been with the Carters since 1991. Soon after her graduation at Idaho State University she joined the Carter Family business as well as working in a busy Boise periodontal practice performing hygiene. She grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, and moved to Boise to attend Boise State. Sonya keeps busy outside of the practice with her two daughters and enjoying time with her husband.


Registered Dental Hygienist

ChrisChris joined our team at Carter Family Dentisry in 2008. He attended both College of Idaho and Idaho State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology in 2004 and his Bachlor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. He has been working full-time as a dental hygienist ever since. Chris came highly recommended from his professors at Idaho State University, graduating with honors and was the winner in his dental hygiene graduating class of the prestigious Golden Gracey Award. He was born and raised in Boise, Idaho loves to play golf and volleyball, but makes regular trips to Kauai, Hawaii, every year for his Island fix as he enjoys anything to do with water sports.


Registered Dental Hygienist

MichelleMichelle grew up in Southern California and moved to Middleton, Idaho, as a teenager. Middleton High School is where she graduated shortly thereafter. She attended both Boise State and Idaho State University for her Bachelors in Hygiene in 2002. Michelle joined the Carter Family Dentistry team in 2002. She loves working with the patients and learning new things everyday. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys time with her husband, their two small children and friends.

Joanne (Jo)

Registered Dental Hygienist

JoanneJo grew up right here in Boise and attended Capital High School. She attended both Boise State and Idaho State University for her Bachelors in Hygiene in 2004. Jo has been with Carter Family Dentistry since 2006. Jo is a very busy mother of three boys and one girl all under the age of 7! Jo is genuinely interested in the patients she sees as well as the dental career she has chosen for a profession.


Dental Assistant

VeronicaVeronica grew up in Burley, Idaho, and has been a dental assistant for 8 years. She graduated from Apollo’s dental assisting program in 2004. She joined Carter Family Dentistry after working in a busy public dental health clinic in 2006. Veronica and her husband have three children. Outside of work she enjoys her family, dogs, watching movies with her kids and household projects.


Dental Assistant

EmilyEmily grew up here in Boise and graduated from Capital High School in 2009. Shortly thereafter she received her dental assisting degree and training at Boise State University. Carter Family Dentistry added her to the ranks in 2010. Emily currently is pursuing a Certified Dental Assisting credentialing process, which is above and beyond what is required for her degree she already has. Being an Idaho native Emily enjoys time with her friends and family in the Idaho outdoors camping, wakeboarding, snowboarding and as an avid bowler as she was on scholarship during college.


Front Office Coordinator

JackieJackie grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1999 and then Boise State University in 2001 with a degree in Dental Assisting. Jackie has experience with multiple supporting positions in the dental office as she began dental assisting before transitioning to the front office where the magic happens. She has a seasoned understanding of dental benefits, which she has earned a fellowship degree. Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.


Front Office Coordinator

JaimeJaime is a Jordan Valley, Oregon girl which pretty much makes her an Idaho Native. She graduated from Jordan Valley High School in 2000, then went on to attend Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario. Jaime is a customer service queen, delivering a warm sentiment to patients every day as she inherited a steel trap memory for people and their interests. She brings to Carter Family Dentistry a strong financial background, as she has held positions in both the banking and retail industries. Jaime enjoys time with her husband and two young children. But an interesting thing about Jaime and her husband is they both fight over the shotgun when they both want to get first crack at hunting Idaho’s wildlife in the fall.