Meet The Team

Dr. Curtis J. Godfrey

DR. CURTIS J. GODFREY, D.D.S.

Dr. Curtis J. Godfrey is a native of southeastern Idaho. Dr. Godfrey graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in May of 2006.

He was honored at graduation with the Comprehensive Care Award. This is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding clinical ability, patient management, and excellence in total patient care. He enjoys the satisfaction of serving the public’s dental needs. His dental research included two years of internationally recognized presentations and publication at the International Association for Dental Research.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in December 2001. While attending BYU, Dr. Godfrey met his wife, Bethany. They have been married since 1999 and are the parents of five children, Carol, Tyler, William, Audrey, and Emma. Curtis enjoys being a father, spending time with his family outdoors, almost any sport, and an occasional quiet night out with his wife.

Dr Mathew Palmer

DR. MATHEW PALMER, D.D.S.

Dr. Palmer is a unique kind of dentist. He takes a gentle approach, easing any concerns you might have by providing valuable patient education. He listens so he can better understand your particular needs while striving to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care. Dr. Palmer enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including dental surgery and implant placement as well as restoring not only his patients’ smiles but their confidence.

Dr. Palmer is a native southeastern Idahoan, growing up in Inkom ID. He attended Ricks college where he met his wife, Jill. Finishing his bachelors at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Dr. Palmer continued his education at the University of Michigan Dental School. Immediately following dental school, he served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 5 years. He was stationed at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Tx and Minot AFB in Minot, ND. Prior to moving to Idaho Falls, Dr. Palmer operated a successful practice for over 10 years in Janesville, WI.

Ann Winder

ANN WINDER

Ann is our office manager. She has been working as a front office administrator for 13 years and has been with Excellence in Dentistry for the last 3 years.

Our patients appreciate her knowledge and kindness as they ask her questions about insurance and procedures. She will help you understand and maximize your insurance benefits. Ann will also consult with you through longer treatment plans.

Ann was born and raised in Southern California. When she married her husband Mike, they made Idaho their home. She enjoys spending time with husband and their four children and their granddaughter Alleigh.

Leah Stalling

RONI RUSSELL

Roni is one of the first smiles you’ll see when entering our office. As you check in for your appointment or are on the way out, she is looking forward to helping you with your appointment needs or account questions. She has worked in the dental field for 5 years, starting as a dental assistant but quickly finding great satisfaction in the administrative area of the office. She came our way almost 2 years ago and brought with her a variety of customer service skills that are a benefit to our team and help to give you the excellent care you deserve. 

Eva Russel

EVA RUSSELL

Eva is our Lead Dental Assistant, who has been with us for three years. Eva loves our patients and anything dental-related.

Eva’s number one concern is to have our patients feel comfortable and cared for during their dental experience. She enjoys the process of helping our patients who are anxious about seeing the Dentist, to leaving our office feeling confident and happy. Eva enjoys creating trust and relationships with our patients.

Eva graduated as a Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2013. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys being with her 1 year old son Noelan and her husband Tyler. Walking the green belt and playing volleyball are two of her favorite pastimes.

Tonya Hill

TONYA HILL

Tonya has been a dental hygienist for 30 years and has spent more than 10 of those years here at Excellence in Dentistry! She started out as an assistant, but after realizing she loved the dental field, she returned to school at The University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ to get her Dental Hygiene degree. Tonya enjoys getting to know each patient and loves educating and supporting them with their hygiene needs.

When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, and hanging out with her family.

Tonya’s sparkling and fun personality makes her easy to be around.

Stacie Bailey

STACIE BAILEY

Stacie is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant/ Hygiene Assistant. She graduated from the Assist to Succeed dental program in 2016. She has a high degree of care and compassion for each one of our patients, and their unique dental needs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and sewing. She has a love and passion for animals and has 3 spoiled cats: Anabel, Orange, and Binx.

Veronica Martinez

VERONICA MARTINEZ

Veronica Martinez is a wife and mother of two. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has been part of the Excellence in Dentistry team since March 2021. She graduated from Eastern Idaho Technical College in 2014 with a certificate in Dental Assisting and Expanded Functions. Veronica enjoys working with our diverse patient population and is dedicated to ensure their comfort. She enjoys being part of our team that helps make a difference in the patient’s dental care.

Taylor Reynolds

TAYLOR REYNOLDS

Taylor was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID. She then ventured out to Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, where she earned an associates degree in health science. She Continued her schooling at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, Utah where in 2019 she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Taylor has loved working in dentistry and helping patients with their oral health. When she is not busy at work, she’s at home spending time with her family and cooking new recipes.
Dr Jesicca Simpson

JESSICA SIMPSON

Jessica is our newest addition to our team! She has 16 years’ experience as a dental assistant. It’s important to Jessica that each patient receives the best possible experience while they are in the doctor’s chair. She also enjoys connecting and building lasting relationships with patients. 

Jessica is married and lives here in Idaho Falls. She has 2 sons and 1 daughter. As a family they enjoy going boating and camping. Their  favorite spot to go is Priest Lake in Northern Idaho.