Our Staff

Dental Hygienists

Hygienists provide education and care of teeth for decay prevention. They perform thorough cleanings to prevent periodontal disease and tooth loss. Hygienists also keep patients informed on the latest oral health care techniques and products. Our hygienists also assist patients in understanding diagnosis and treatment options for their teeth and soft tissues.  Our hygienists are friendly, helpful, and ready to answer any question you may have about your oral health.

Idaho Falls DentistryConnie

I am a full-time registered Dental Hygienist, with 18 years experience. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree from ISU, which has a highly accredited dental hygiene program. For the past 4 years I have worked in Dr. Heninger’s office and have truly loved my experience here.  Dr. Heninger’s patients and his modern state of the art office make my days very enjoyable.  With digital x-rays and paperless charts, I have more time to spend with my patients. Providing the absolute best care possible for my patients has always remained my primary goal as a hygienist. I really love my job.

I am a people person with excellent clinical skill and a gentle touch.  I am an Idaho native with 3 children. My hobbies for now consist of taxiing my kids around between schools, ballparks or gymnasiums, but I do enjoy camping, fly-fishing and gardening when time allows.

Dr. Heninger provides  excellent quality dental care and cosmetic dentistry. He is very good with patients of any age.  Many of his patients are long term patients who have come to trust him and his work. We truly do have a great thing going here.

Idaho Falls DentistryMichelle

I have been a dental hygienist for 18 years.  I graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor of Science in dental hygiene.  I have worked with Dr. Heninger for 17 of those 18 years. working together with Dr. Heninger as a part of the soft tissue management team is rewarding and interesting! I adore his patients and am honored to be a part of our patients’ commitment to their total body health by providing professional care for their teeth.  I look forward to each day  working with Dr. Heninger and his staff, which is second to none. I am so proud of our office, our staff and the excellent dentistry we provide!


Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants work chair-side to assist the Doctor and the Hygienist with all dental procedures.  All of our assistants are proficient in assisting with the computer systems and taking digital x-rays. Our assistants also utilize the most up to date sterilization procedures, take regular courses in the latest dental procedures and materials and do everything possible to make your visit more comfortable.

Our assistants are happy to answer any questions you have about procedures and your treatment.

Idaho Falls DentistrySheila

I became a certified dental assistant 30 years ago. I enjoy this type of work because I truly enjoy working with people.  I guess you could call me a people person.  I have worked with Dr. Heninger for over 20 years now and couldn’t work with a more qualified dentist who truly cares about his patients.

I was born and raised here in Idaho Falls. I am married and have 3 children and 2 beautiful grandchildren.

I really enjoy being in the outdoors. My favorite pastime is going to the mountains with my husband and exploring the back country in our Jeep. I also love to go camping, hunting and hiking. I love to be creative and crafty with my hands, I guess that is why I have loved being a dental assistant for all these years.

Idaho Falls DentistryGwen

Hi, my name is Gwen and I grew up in Southern California, but became a true Idahoan in 1970, so yes, I’ve been around for quite awhile. I received my Dental Assisting education from Eastern Idaho Technical College. I’ve worked for a number of excellent Dentists in the past and have also worked several years as a lab technician in a crown and bridge laboratory. I started working with Dr. Heninger in 1988.  I took a few years off from working to raise 3 wonderful children through their formative years.  All are grown now and are still wonderful. I then returned to work for the best Doctor and staff in Idaho in 2002. I continue to love my job, and have grown much attached to our patients (aka friends) through the years. My hobbies include camping 4-wheeling and I adore reading.

Idaho Falls DentistryCrystal

I was born and raised in Idaho Falls and enjoy my career as a Dental Assistant.  I have been working for Dr. Heninger for 5 years.  I love the dental field and enjoy the wide range of procedures I get to assist with as a Dental Assistant.  In my spare time I enjoy doing anything outdoors, wakeboarding, snowboarding, photography, music, and especially traveling.  My travel includes many trips to see Mickey Mouse since I am a huge Disney fan!


Idaho Falls Dental staff










The Smiling faces and phone voices that greet you, they…

  • Schedule appointments that work in your schedule and ours. We know your time is important also and we hate to keep you waiting.
  • Make calls to remind you of your scheduled appointments and if you are due for your regular dental cleanings with our hygienists
  • Submit your insurance for you and coordinate with your insurance company to determine what services will be covered.
  • Let you know of all the financial options that are available.

Office Administrator

Idaho Falls DentistrySheri

I have had the pleasure of working in dentistry for over 30 years.  I graduated from Eastern Idaho Technical College with an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting, CDA. I worked as a chair-side assistant for 5 years, then moved to the business side of dentistry.
In 1997 I started work for Dr. Heninger and am proud to say I work for the best dental office around. I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, am married and have 2 beautiful daughters. I love our Idaho outdoors, traveling , collecting antiques and dolls, and scrapbooking.

Business Assistant

Idaho Falls DentistryLatesha

I grew up in the small town of Ririe, Idaho.  I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Eastern Idaho Technical College in 1999.  I started working for Dr. Heninger as a dental assistant in 2001 and since 2008 have moved up front to help out as an Office Assistant.  I am married, have 3 children, and enjoy scrapbooking, reading, going to movies, and family vacations.