Meet the Team

Our team members will make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. They are both competent and very pleased to serve you in a warm and friendly manner. We know the difference they make in your dental care will put a smile on your face.

Dental Assistants



Priscilla Thomsen, DA, joined Southridge Dental in June of 2021. She has been a dental assistant for four years now and enjoys helping patients understand various dental procedures. In her free time she spends it with her son enjoying the outdoors hiking, hot springs, backpacking, or almost anything in the sunshine.



“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way”—Babe Ruth

I love dentistry and have been practicing for 20 years. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family. My other favorite things are baseball and all things haunted. I’m also a true crime junkie.



Danica was born and raised near the coast in California. She and her husband moved to Kuna, ID in January of 2016. They are high school sweethearts and have two children together. Danica graduated from Dental Assisting school in the summer of 2018. Danica’s love for dentistry stems from the ability to help others and building a relationship with our patients. In her home life, she enjoys being with her family and friends, hosting get-togethers, spending time outdoors, being at the lake and going to concerts as often as possible.

Dental Hygienists



Alina has been in the dental field since 2005.  She practiced as a dental assistant for 5 years, then went back to school and graduated from Carrington College in Boise with an associate degree in dental hygiene.

Alina has been part of the Southridge Dental family for over 10 years now.  She loves being a  part of our awesome team and is passionate about building long lasting relationships with our patients.

Alina is an Idaho native, born and raised in Boise.  She and her husband have 2 children.  In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, arts & crafts, tennis, and anything outdoors with the family.



Ashley has been in dentistry since 2015. She has worked at Southridge dental just over a year. She enjoys working with patients, and getting to know them on a personal level. She prioritizes understanding her patients dental wants and needs.

She is a mom to 4 amazing boys. She love the outdoors. Fishing, hiking, horse back riding, camping, concert going are just some of her favorite things to do.

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Mariah has worked in dentistry for over 13 years and graduated with her B.S. in dental hygiene in 2019. She loves her career and she makes it a goal to provide a positive dental experience for each patient she gets to meet. She loves getting to know people and building relationships.

In her free time she enjoys going to church and spending time outside with her husband and two kids.

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Jennifer Beckman, RDH, joined Southridge Dental in 2019. She has enjoyed getting to know our patients and seeing the progress they make improving their oral health. 

Jennifer and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their first child in March 2022. In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing and hunting with her family and friends.



Kara began her dental career 30 years ago.  She became a registered dental hygienist in 2002.  She has worked in periodontal specialty practices and in multi Dr, large busy practices  She joined Southridge Dental in June 2018 and loves working here!  Kara’s favorite part of her job is providing patients with an experience of good dental care by being very thorough with a gentle touch.  She is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendships. 

Kara was born and raised in Idaho.  She and her husband reside here in Nampa with their two boys.  Kara loves spending time with her family, traveling, deep sea fishing, and reading in her down time.

Front Office

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Stacy has been in the dental field for 20+ yrs and is our insurance guru. She loves the daily
challenges and excitement of her job along with helping our patients understand their insurance
benefits. In her spare time she enjoys bowling, gardening, exploring the outdoors and creating
memories with her 3 children.

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Shannon is a graduate of Apollo College in dental assisting.  Shannon’s passion is to make our practice a happy place to be for everyone – she is the sunshine in our office.  She keeps the schedule running smoothly and our patients smiling (and often laughing).  She loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Our talented team members bring years of combined dental experience to our ultra-modern office. Schedule a visit today at (844) 437-8184 to experience our team first hand.