Our professional 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. Learn more about our Payson dental team!

Jo (Josie A.)

Dental Assistant Team Leader

Josie joined our Payson, Utah Assistant 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!

Dental Assistant

Karin joined our Team in March 2019. Karin is passionate about healthcare and previously worked as a CNA. Karin enjoys making patients feel comfortable and valued as part of our dental family. Karin chose the dental field so she could spend more time with her family. Karin’s bubbly, bright personality brings lots of light and fun to our office.


Dental Assistant

Kadee became a member of our team in September 2020. She is so passionate about the advances in health technology. She strives to help individuals find the same medication-free pain relief that she has been able to achieve, through Cold Laser Therapy.

Dental Assistant

Braeden is the newest addition to our team. He is passionate about all things health and fitness. Braeden’s goals are to grow his oral health knowledge and work towards becoming a dental hygienist. He is an excellent assistant and a welcome addition to our clinical team!

Dental Hygienist Team Leader

Sydney joined our Payson, Utah 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.

Dental Hygienist

Sherrie graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene with a bachelors degree December 2016 and joined the Gunnerson Dental Team in May of 2020. What Sherrie loves about her job is that “I’m able to help my patients be more confident about their smile, and at the same time educating them about oral hygiene.” Sherrie chose the dental field because as odd as it sounds, she enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. From experience with her older sister’s fear of the dentist she wants to help all people, especially kids, not be afraid of coming to the dental office. For fun Sherrie travels with family and friends, rides ATV’s, reads and watches movies!

Dental Hygienist

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!
Mindy Lunceford

Dental Hygienist

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. Mindy 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 professionals.” 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.

Hygiene Coordinator

Jayme joined our team in September 2017. She graduated from the 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!

Front Office Team Leader

Lexie became a member of our team in Summer 2020. She previously worked as a CNA for 5 years. Helping people has always been her passion so when an opportunity at Gunnerson Dental in Payson, UT came up to help people in a new way, Lexie was excited for the change and new experience. Lexie is a small town girl who was raised on camping so the mountains and forest have a huge place in her heart. She loves to spend her free time out in nature with family. “Ever since I can remember I have been very passionate about helping and caring for others.”


Treatment Coordinator

Tina joined our team in April 2019. Her love for people is what drove her into health care. Tina enjoys helping individuals make a financial plan to reach optimal health. “I love building strong connections with patients and seeing the change in their confidence and smiles.” Tina is also a huge crafter; sewing, scrapbooking, you name it!

Insurance Coordinator

Caroline is one of the newest members of our team. She became a member of our team in Spring of 2021. Caroline is excellent with numbers and enjoys using her skills to help our patients get the most of their dental benefits. If you have a question about your insurance, she is the one to ask!

Marketing Team Leader

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 our Payson office a good one. Jess is passionate about dance, music, and the outdoors! She spends her time away from work out in nature with her new little family. She’s a lover of Coca-Cola but sometimes you’ll catch her with a Mango Green Tea.


Tricia is not only our amazing CFO, but Dr. Gunnerson’s beautiful wife. She works hard in and out of the office to make sure we are doing the most we can for our patients and the community of Payson, Utah. “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.”