Meet the Team

Our dental team at Trailridge Family Dental makes it their top priority to provide excellent customer care for the families who visit our dentists . We have the skills to provide a range of services and maintain a friendly demeanor that helps you relax when you visit our dental office in Parma, Idaho. Read the biographies below to learn more about our team members and call 208-722-6400 to schedule an appointment.

Vernena

Office Manager

Hi! I have been working at Trailridge Family Dental since 1997, and I love it! I work with some great people, and I get to learn something new every day. I am the office manager and marketing director, which means that I get to plan events for the office, promote our practice and make every day a great day by helping our team provide excellent patient care. I love seeing our patients’ confidence improve when they have a beautiful smile, and I enjoy being able to be involved with the community.

I have been married to a wonderful man for over 40 years. Together, we have five children and 12 grandchildren; they are all such a joy in my life. When I have free time, I enjoy singing, serving in the community and being a grandma.

Yakelin

Treatment Coordinator

Hi! I’m Yakelin, and I have been part of the Trailridge Family Dental team, where I currently serve as treatment coordinator, since November 2017. I do my best to help patients find a solution so they can get the smile of their dreams. I have a degree in medical administration support. What I enjoy the most from being part of the team is that everyone is genuinely caring for everyone; amongst ourselves and our patients.

I have been with my husband, Juan, for over five years. We have a beautiful 2-year-old girl. They are supportive and amazing. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and going swimming with them. I love living and working in Parma. Everyone here is great.

Carey

Front Desk Bookkeeper

Hi, I’m Carey! I started working for Dr. Allan Stevenson in mid-2013, and I love what I do! I work at the front desk and as our bookkeeper. When patients come to our practice, I like to help make their experience amazing and easy. I love being part of this practice, and I love all that we do as part of the community. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family, especially my grandkids. I also love to do crafts, including beading and painting.

Jen

Front Desk and Insurance Coordinator

My name is Jen, and I am the front desk and insurance coordinator. I started at Trailridge Family Dental early in 2020. I strive to make sure that all insurance claims are being paid on time. I also try to contribute a fun, positive attitude, because I love how much we are one big family here. The dentists really go out of their way to treat their employees well. I love being here.

I have been married to my husband, Ron, for over 30 years, and together, we have two children and six grandchildren. I love to paint, knit and crochet.

Julia

Financial Specialist

I started working here in 2011. I went to school for dental assisting, but I have done a little of everything since I have been at Trailridge Family Dental. I am currently the financial specialist. I love having a boss who cares for his employees as much as his patients, and I love the high quality of care we provide.

I have been married for over 10 years, and we have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting, decorating and being a mom!

Sheila

Front Desk Team Lead

Hello! I started working here in 2013, and I am the front desk team lead. I have an associate degree in business, which includes secretarial and office work. I love working at Trailridge Family Dental mostly because of the people I work with. I enjoy getting to meet new patients and visiting with the current ones. As our front desk team lead, I work with our patients’ insurance and call about unpaid claims. I help make sure that everything with your insurance goes smoothly.

I have been married for over 30 years. We have five adult kids as well as eight grandchildren (seven boys and one girl). In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, doing genealogy and cross stitching.

Erica

Dental Hygienist

I’m Erica. I have been in the dental field for over 15 years, 11 of those as a registered dental hygienist. I have been at Trailridge Family Dental since 2020. I contribute to the practice by making personal connections with patients and being a team player with co-workers who are also friends. The best part of being a part of Trailridge Family Dental is the great teamwork and caring, talented doctors. Parma is a beautiful town, and it is awesome to have such wonderful patients.

I married an East German horse trainer and live at a very busy horse training and boarding facility. I have two great adult sons. I show Tennessee walking horses and raise Mini Silky Fainting goats as well as Pygmy goats. I have owned Scottie dogs for years and currently have two. They are my favorite breed of dog. I am definitely an animal lover.

Katherine

Dental Hygienist

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Shanell

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Shanell, and I was born and raised right here in Parma. I love to be outdoors, especially with my husband and seven children. I met Dr. Stevenson shortly after he moved to Parma, and just a couple of years later, he trained me as a dental assistant. I worked for Dr. Stevenson intermittently for about six years before I decided to go back to school and finished my degree as a dental hygienist. I graduated in 2006 and started working for Dr. Stevenson once again! I really enjoy my job and all of the relationships that have been created by working here.

April

Dental Assistant

My name is April, and I am the assistant team lead at Trailridge Family Dental. I have been here for eight years. I do my best to make sure that our patients have amazing care, because I want them to have a good experience and never be afraid to visit the dentist. The team here is amazing, and they offer such positive, unconditional support to everyone around them.

In my free time, I like camping, reading mystery novels, four-wheeling and doing target practice. I love spending time with my dog, Dexter, and my nieces and nephew. I love being an auntie to them.

Celena

Dental Assistant

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Vanessa

Dental Assistant

Hello! I’m Vanessa and I’ve been with Trailridge Family Dental since February of 2018. I have my dental assistant degree and I speak, read and write Spanish. Because I am bilingual, I can help our dentists communicate better with patients. I also make sure my patients are comfortable at all times. I like learning new things about my job and being part of a great team where I get to meet new people.

I have been married for nine years now, and I am very content. We have five beautiful children and enjoy spending time with my family on special outings. I am fun and energetic, and I love to go yard sale shopping.

Vanessa C.

Dental Assistant

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Katie

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Jeanette

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Shandee

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