Meet Dr. Jeff and Dr. Mike

DR. JEFF

DR. JEFF

As a pediatric specialist and a family man, Dr. Jeff has a way of making going to the dentist fun and easy for kids. Rather than just being a general dentist, Dr. Jeff chose to continue learning about children by completing a residency program at Children's Hospital of Colorado. Learn more about his professional training and commitment to his profession.

Why I work with Kids

"I have always been happiest around kids. I am the youngest of seven
children and growing up I was surrounded by a mountain of nieces and nephews. I remember racing up and down the hard wood floors with my niece Rachael in a box-on-a-towel sports car when I was eight and teaching my nephew Matt to snowboard when I was in high school. As a college student searching for my career, I found that all of my service activities gravitated toward kids and children with special needs. I found myself really looking forward to the events with the Special Olympics and Center for Women and Children in Crisis.

I love science

"I love science and learning, the interesting thing about dentistry is that procedures, techniques and materials are constantly changing. My job gives me the chance and surround myself with the leading minds of pediatric dentistry by attend conferences and seminars to keep my education current. I am always looking for ways to improve our care using the most modern and safe practices available".

Dr. Jeff’s Professional Training

  • 2 year Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Consistently ranked in the top 10 pediatric hospitals by US News and World Report.
  • Creighton University, School of Dentistry.
  • Through the competitive Idaho Dental Education Program.
  • Brigham Young University
  • Associated Member with:
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • West Treasure Valley Dental Association (WTVDA)
  • Continuing education in sedation, pediatric dentistry and other dental topics through the AAPD and WTVDA

As a Father

"I had been told this before but never really understood it until it happened, 'there is no love like a parents love.' After my son Max was born, it really hit me, that indescribable feeling. Max reminds me every day that every child that I see has someone who really cares about them. I strive to treat all kids and parents how I would want my son and family to be treated."

Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

Dr. Michael Pysnak is originally from Czechoslovakia. Fleeing political persecution, Dr. Pysnak and his parents came into the United States as political refugees when he was a young child. After obtaining a bachelors degree in business, Dr. Pysnak continued his education and completed dental school at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. He then went on to complete a two-year residency program at the University of Texas-Houston. Dr. Pysnak gained valuable experience working daily at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Pysnak, and his wife Tiffany, have four wonderful children who are busy, full of energy, and constantly keeping their parents on their toes. Dr. Pysnak enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy outdoor activities including camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and riding bikes. Dr. Pysnak also enjoys cooking, gardening and beekeeping.

Dr. Pysnak loves being pediatric dentist in the beautiful state of Idaho. He feels that being able to help children have a fun and enjoyable experience at the dentist is rewarding work. He loves watching the children walk out of the office after a visit smiling and happy.

Dr. Pysnak is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and he is currently a Candidate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Meet the Staff!

**All staff members at Children’s Dentistry are certified in Basic Life Support.

Rachel

Rachel

Office Manager

Rachel has been in the exciting field of dentistry for 17 years. She loves her career and the opportunities she has every day to help in creating beautiful smiles. She has seen many aspects of dentistry and has enjoyed building amazing relationships with patients and coworkers. When she is not creating beautiful happy smiles, she enjoys anything in the great outdoors and spending quality time with her husband and children.

Christine

Christine

Patient Care Coordinator

Christine has been our front office specialist since October 2008. Christine’s favorite aspects of her job is being the first to greet patients and their families when they arrive. Christine is loved by our patients both in the office and over the phone. As the patient care specialist, she coordinates patient scheduling and handles insurance questions and is the guarantor of patient satisfaction. She is often handing out ice-cream cards to her favorite patients and they are all her favorites! Christine is a natural caregiver with her experience as a mother of three children and grandmother of one! When she’s home with her husband and family she loves to read and quilt.

Tashina

Tashina

Dental Hygienist

Tashina has been with our office since 2014, she loves working with kids and finds her work very rewarding. She earned her Dental Hygiene degree in 2013 from Carrington College. As a little girl Tashina loved going to the dentist and always wanted to work in the dental field. She is a busy mother of three boys who enjoys various activities with them including go-cart racing and spending time at the BMX bike track.

Stevie

Stevie

Lead Dental Assistant

Stevie has worked in the dental field for 7 years. In 2015 she took a break from dentistry to enlist in the Air National Guard and completed basic and tech school training. Stevie’s loyalty to serving her country is equally matched with her love for dentistry. She returned to pediatric dentistry recently while continuing to serve in the Air National Guard. Stevie enjoys reading, weight lifting and the great outdoors. What Stevie appreciates most about working in Pediatric Dentistry is the opportunity it gives her to provide care for patients and alleviate their anxiety with her compassionate personality.

Jessica

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Jessica graduated from Carrington College in 2013 with an expanded functions and associate degree in dental assisting. Jessica fell in love with pediatric dentistry for all the array of fun personalities that often make her laugh. She enjoys working for Dr. Jeff and Dr. Mike for their caring and positive attitudes. When she’s not in the office she is busy with her dog, riding horses, reading, camping and doing outdoor activities.

Martha

Martha

Dental Assistant

Martha graduated from Carrington College in 2015 and then joined the Children’s Dentistry team. Working in pediatrics fulfills Martha’s love for kids. Surrounded with nieces and nephews, pediatrics is a wonderful extension to her family. Martha adores the array of personalities she gets to see when working with kids. In her free time, she loves going out with her friends if she’s not baking goodies with her family.

Melissa

Melissa

Dental Assistant

Melissa fell in love with the world of Dentistry as a child when her parents took her for regular check-ups. She loved it so much her parents sent her to Dental school and since then, working with Dr. Jeff and Dr. Mike has made her dream come full circle. She has particularly enjoyed working with kids for their rambunctious personalities and amazing energy. Blessed with a child of her own, Melissa spends most of her time meddling in photography and video making with her daughter as the star. Melissa is loved by her patients. Her favorite compliment is being told by toddlers that she’s, “the cutest thing [they’ve] ever seen!”

Pam

Pam

Account Specialist

Pam world changed when she followed her best friend Christine into the field of Dentistry. Pam discovered her hidden passion of patient care especially in pediatrics. When Pam is not occupied with insurance paperwork she loves to play in the airplane with kids. When she’s not in the office Pam enjoys crocheting, reading and board games with her family.

Kayla

Kayla

Dental Assistant

Kayla’s interest in Dentistry began in High School and with her many years of experience working with kids she went on to join Children’s Dentistry. Every day since has been nothing but fun memories for Kayla. Making kids laugh and feel comfortable is something she looks forward to. She feels extremely lucky to be working alongside Dr. Jeff and Dr. Mike and seeing their passion in helping kids. At home Kayla loves to go fishing and camping with her daughter.

Alma

Alma

Dental Assistant

Alma has always had a special interest in oral health. She chose pediatric dentistry because she especially wanted to help kids. Alma is a mother of three children and has a keen sense of what little ones need. She enjoys ensuring patients are happy and have a fun visit and they adore her for it. She hopes to someday help under-privileged children in third world countries receive oral education and become a positive impact on their lives. Aside from her career dreams Alma spends a lot of hours drawing, reading and cooking with her family.