Meet Our Team

Ciera Birch

Ciera grew up wanting to be involved in the dental field. She always loved going to the dentist growing up and the whole science of it interested her. She attended college at BYU Idaho after high school and tried a few majors but came back to the dental field again and decided to focus on becoming a dental hygienist. After her first semester of college she met Bryant and they were married shortly after. They both graduated with their undergraduates’ degrees the same day in 2002 Bryant with his bachelors from Brigham Young University and me from Utah Valley University in Dental hygiene.

They moved to Omaha for Bryant to attend dental school at Creighton and Ciera worked as a dental hygienist in Omaha. They had their first 2 children during dental school and then moved to Green River in 2006 when Bryant graduated. Ciera had family that also grew up in Green River so it felt like going home to her also. When we first moved back Ciera focused on their little family while Bryant advanced his dental career with his father. They had their 3rd child n 2009 and then she came back to doing dental hygiene. Ciera worked in office on accession when needed as a hygienist but most of her work for the office now is done in her home office. When Bryant took over the office she began to do the book work and other behind the scenes administrative work, which keeps her very busy. She also loves to sing, play the piano, and stay physically active. She loves living in Green River with their 3 growing children, 2 dogs and 3 horses.


 

Lorrie Taylor, RDH

Lorrie was raised in Evanston, WY. Her love for dentistry took her to Sheridan Community college where she graduated with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2007. For seven years, she worked full time as a dental hygienist in Star Valley, WY. She then moved to Green River to work for Dr. Birch for the past 2 years. Lorrie loves dental hygiene! Her true passion in life is her family and patients. She thrives on giving her patients the best dental care possible. It is extremely important to her to educate her patients on not only their oral health but their overall health. 

 

Lauren Wyant, RDH

Lauren is Sweetwater County born and raised and a Green River High School graduate. Lauren received her pre-requisites for dental hygiene school at WWCC. She then transferred to Sheridan Wyoming where she continued her college education and graduated with her Associates of Applied Science and Associates of Dental Hygiene in 2014. Lauren then moved back to her roots and received her Wyoming Dental Hygiene License. She started practicing as a licensed hygienist in a general dental office in October 2014. She considers herself a caffeine dependent, outdoor enthusiast. She never misses a rec volleyball game or a Pittsburg Steelers football game on TV. She enjoys the simple things in life, routine and being a tad bit OCD with cleanliness. She truly cares for her patients and continues to help them achieve their dream smile.  

 

Krystal Chitica, RDH

Krystal is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She grew up here in Green River and is so excited to be back! While she was away she explored the world and ended up in Germany where her dental career all started. Krystal has now been in the dental field for almost 9 years, 7 in which she worked as a dental assistant. She graduated with an Associate of Science in General Studies in 2012, went back and received her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2015, and then started her career with Birch Family Dentistry in March 2016. Krystal’s role as your dental hygienist is to provide you with comfortable and quality care, upheld at the highest standards. Your teeth and overall health is important to her and she takes great pride in being one of your health care providers. Krystal looks forward to seeing you at your next visit!

 

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie was born and raised in Green River. She has been a dental assistant for the past 5 years. She is blessed with two children, Eddie and Josie, and is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Stephanie loves Korean drama and fortune cookies. Stephanie has a great sense of humor and will make your dental visit a great experience. 

Kimberly Henry

Kimberly has been a dental assistant for over 19 years. She took 12 years off to raise her 2, now adult, children (3 if you include her husband of over 23 years). Kimberly loves to spend her free time with her family. Kimberly spent 10 years living in the Atlanta, GA area and is not too fond of Wyoming winters.

Charity Clark

Charity was born and raised in Green River. Her love of dentistry began when she started at a local dentist in high school. She completed her Associates of Science and then, after some soul searching, she came back into dentistry. She has a total of 13 years’ experience in the dental field. She is proud to say that she has the best dental family and loves learning and growing. She is a mom of two beautiful children and loves spending time with her family-hunting, boating and camping. 

Maquel Baker

Maquel is a Utah girl born and raised. She is married to a sweetheart with a fur baby named Bear, is Denver Bronco obsessed and lover of all things sports. Maquel was trained in Orem, Utah for dental assisting. She has lived here in Wyoming for 3 years and worked for Birch Family Dentistry for 2 years. Most importantly she loves helping brighten the world one smile at a time.

Nancy Stevens

Dr. Birch is the 2nd dentist that Nancy has now worked for, making her overall dental experience a total of 10 years. She has worked as a dental assistant and in the front office, currently as the Front Office Team Leader. Nancy and her husband, Paul, raised 5 daughters and now have 13 amazing grandchildren who affectionately call her “Grammy”. She loves spending time in the mountains with her husband riding horses, is an avid gardener, loves creating stained glass artwork, fancies doing tea parties with her granddaughters and spending time with family any chance possible. 

Laurie Harmon

Laurie has been with Birch Family Dentistry for the past 2 years. She has lived in 6 different states and has worked in many different employment areas. Laurie enjoys meeting the patients and helping with their care. Laurie is married to Kelly and they have 4 children and their family is growing. She likes spending time with her family and friends, the challenge of learning new things, rafting, pranks, helping people, and staying busy. 

Candie Zumbrennen

Candie was born and raised her entire 42 years in Wyoming. She loves the life that her husband Rob of 21 years and herself has created. They have lived the past 13 years in Green River and love it so much. They just can’t see themselves living anywhere else! They have two boys, a high school graduate and a 7th grader and sure hope they plan to stay close. Of course just like most Wyomingites, Candie enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and 4-wheeling. In the winter months she spends her time with her family snowmobiling. Candie enjoys working for Dr. Birch. Because it is a fun, positive work environment and it is a healthy place to be.


 

Samantha Harmon

Samantha is a small-town, country girl raised in Mountain View, WY. While growing up on the ranch she built good character and gained a respect for the land. After graduating, she moved to Rocks Springs to attend college. Samantha continues to pursue education in helping people. She is a devoted wife, animal lover, outdoor enthusiast, adventure seeker, Disney guru, avid long boarder and snowboarder. Her soul is fierce, her mind is strong, and she is always looking for a better self.

“300 languages around the world, and a smile speaks them all”
 

Maria Bloomquist

Maria was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. She married and lived in Rexburg, Idaho for 26 years. Her husband took a job in Green River and they moved here 5 years ago. She has a passion for meeting and helping people. She worked in a customer service field for 13 years previous to coming to Birch Family Dental. Maria loves the small office feel and emotional connections to our patients. Her family is the most important thing to her. She enjoys spending time with children and grand kids as often as possible. She is still married to her sweetheart of over 30 years!