Our team at Gunnerson Dental isn’t known as being 5-star for nothing. Each team member receives extensive training every year and works hard to provide you with personalized, professional dental care in a warm and fun environment. Each member is here to help you have a smooth and positive experience.
Marketing Director, Team Leader
Dawn joined our team in April 2013. She brings years of experience in graphic design, photography, SEO marketing, networking, B2B, and PR. She also volunteers her time in organizing and participating in several charity and community events and serves as a board member on the Spanish Fork / Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Dawn has been married for over 20 years and has 4 awesome boys! She loves the outdoors, boating, traveling, spending time with her family, photography, and building people up so that they can see their true beauty and inner strength.
Jo (Josie A.)
Dental Assistant, Team Leader
Josie joined our team in January 2018. Unusual as it may seem, Josie always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, which led her down the career path of working in the dental field. Josie strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding. Josie’s favorite part of working at Gunnerson Dental is their encouragement for learning and utilizing individual strengths to constantly better the practice.
Outside of work you can find Josie spending time with her family and awesome husband. She loves the outdoors where you can usually find her off hiking, fishing, and hunting. Plus, she loves staying home as much as she can, enjoying any good movie!
Financial Coordinator, Team Leader
Josie joined our team in June of 2017. She is passionate about bright healthy smiles and excels in helping people strategize their financial goals to get there. Her compassionate soul makes her easy to connect with and new patients feel comfortable as they navigate their first reservation.
When Josie isn’t running around the office, she can be found in the mountains with her “fur babies” or at her favorite coffee shop. Plus, she is always down for a night at home with Indian take-out and a good movie. Her friends would describe her as intuitive and adventurous.
Dental Hygienist, Team Leader
Cassidy graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in December of 2016 and has been working with our team since May 2017. She loves spending time getting to know patients and is very passionate about educating people on their oral hygiene.
Cassidy is from Southern California and has been married to her awesome husband for a year and a half now and loves every second of it! When she is not talking teeth, Cassidy loves to spend time with her family, go to the beach, hike, run and go to spin class when she gets the chance!
Jess has been involved with the office for many years. She officially became part of the team in August 2017 after completing her Disney Internship in Florida. Her bright smile and warm demeanor is the first thing you see when you come into the office. She uses her excellent guest service and good humor to make every patient’s experience with the office a good one.
Jess is passionate about dance, music, and the outdoors! She spends her time away from work out in nature with friends or dancing at country swing. She’s a lover of Coca-Cola but sometimes you’ll catch her with a Mango Green Tea.
Amber joined our team in November 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2011, and graduated summa cum laude. Amber is passionate about helping all of her patients reach optimal oral health and getting to know them on a personal level. Amber attends several classes each year to stay current on all new dental treatments and procedures for her patients.
When she is not behind the chair, Amber is at home with her sweet girls. She stays active by running, doing CrossFit, and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys organizing things and, when she gets the chance, she loves to read!
Insurance Coordinator / Spanish Translator
Concepcion joined our team in June 2017 and is currently going to school, working towards becoming a Dental Hygienist. Concepcion is so great with people and is driven to help patients understand and gain the most out of their insurance when they come to our office. Did we mention she’s bilingual?
Concepcion spent the last two years studying Spanish while serving an LDS mission in Northern California. She uses those skills to help our Spanish speaking families navigate their appointments. She’s the team cheerleader, reminding everyone how amazing and awesome they are every day!
Concepcion has a passion for animals, family and spike-ball! She spends her free time at the BYU games with family and friends. When she’s not out and about she can be found at home in the reading nook, snuggled up with her dog.
Sydney joined our team in September 2017. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene with honors and also had the opportunity to go to Guatemala for ten days to serve children there by cleaning their teeth. Sydney is passionate about helping her patients take charge of their oral health through education and preventive care.
Sydney grew up in Highland and currently lives in Orem. She is fun-loving and sweet, and patients love that about her! Sydney loves spending time with her husband and family, playing board games, traveling, reading, and eating sushi.
Mindy joined our team in June 2017, for the second time. She earned her Associates Degree in dental hygiene at Salt Lake Community College in 1997, and was awarded the Golden Scaler, the highest recognition in the clinical setting. She worked at Gunnerson Dental from 1997 until 2000 when she moved out of state. She’s expressed her excitement to “rejoin a team of excellent clinicians and prfofessionals.” Mindy is passionate about oral health education and in helping her patients set goals to obtain their optimal oral health.
Mindy has been married for over 20 years and has 5 amazing children. She loves the simple things in life: family, friends, laughter, and singing. She also enjoys biking, hiking, camping, cooking and gardening. She stays active by training and competing in triathlons.
Dental Assistant / Hygiene Coordinator
Jayme joined our team September 2017. She graduated MATC Dental Assisting program in 2001 and has loved the dental field ever since! She is passionate about making a change in how people smile! If you need a reservation she is the one to call! Jayme has a fun, contagious energy and loves working with people. Jayme is funny, outgoing and keeps us all smiling!
When Jayme is not busy at work, she is a mom of two beautiful girls. She is passionate about her family and friends, loves being outdoors, listening to music and enjoys a good movie. Plus, Jayme is a self proclaimed foodie… just ask her!
Rebecca is currently attending UVU to achieve a bachelor’s degree with Major in Marketing and Minor in Business Management. Excited to be working in a business setting and working with finances to get the business experience I need. Have always been curious about the Dental field, having had a lot of work done on my teeth.
Rebecca is originally from Colorado, where my husband and I met in high school. We have been married for almost 2 years. We moved back to his hometown to be closer to family. I love living in Payson because of the small town feel you get. Love puppies and favorite food is chocolate. I love being creative and coming up with crafty things to do.
Sierra joined our team in December 2016. She is passionate about people and loves helping create beautiful smiles. Aside from assisting Dr. Gunnerson, Sierra runs our sleep apnea program and is very knowledgeable about sleep disorders associated with the airway and mouth.
Sierra has been married for four years. Patients love that she radiates happiness and is not only easy to talk to, but she is such a great listener! Sierra loves to teach dance, camp, and hike with her husband and Great Dane Duke.
“I love learning new things and am always studying something. I enjoy being outdoors whether skiing, boating, camping, hiking, or going to the beach. Reading is my favorite at home thing to do.”