We like to put names to faces, so we thought you might like the same! Our goal from the moment you enter the door as a new patient is to make sure that you stay comfortable, feel taken care of, and leave with the intent on seeing us again! With that in mind, here is a little bit about each of us!


Dr. David L. Ripplinger,

or as we call him in the office, Dr. Dave, opened Victory Dental in Boise, Idaho in July 2011. Starting his new practice from scratch after relocating from Colorado, Dr. Dave never anticipated how quickly it would take off and is still always accepting new patients. 

In his free time, Dr. Dave enjoys hunting, fishing, rock climbing with his wife, Katie, and working with his 6 kids on the family farm.

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Dr. Eric Barney,

was born and raised in rural Eastern Idaho. He attended dental school in Omaha Nebraska at Creighton University, where he graduated in the top ten of his class. He has been practicing dentistry for the past 20 years here in Boise. Dr. Barney is licensed in IV Sedation and offers that to our Victory Dental patients. IV Sedation is great for patients who are high anxiety, those who have large treatment plans, or for wisdom teeth extractions. 

Dr. Barney enjoys spending time with his wife, their children and grandchildren. They enjoy being outdoors and white water rafting is one of their favorite activities. 



has been with our office since it opened in July 2011, but she has been in the dental field for 25+ years! She is our full-time receptionist, working every day answering the phones, scheduling, billing, and working with insurance companies. She is the first smile you see when you walk into our office!

She has 8 grand-kids and loves each of them dearly! In her free time she loves to attend church activities, play with her grandkids and escape to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, Mark, on the weekends. 


has also been with us since we opened the practice. Starting in August 2011, she had just graduated from Dental Assisting school at the College of Western Idaho and was eager to learn. Now, having more experience under her belt, she is still one of our assistants. She helps with front and back office jobs, leads team meetings, and manages all our social media marketing online. 

Kristina recently graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. She loves hiking and going on adventures outdoors with her husband, Wade, and their son. She also enjoys a good movie and being with friends and family in her free time.


started at our office in December, 2015. She graduated from Assist to Succeed in 2013 and has been assisting ever since. She has experience in both assisting the doctors and dealing with front office procedures like billing insurance and scheduling. 

She grew up in a small logging town in Oregon called Vernonia and moved to Boise in 2010. When she isn't at the dental office, Lauren and her new husband take weekend getaways to their family's cabin in High Valley, Idaho to hike, shoot guns, and enjoy the outdoors!



joined our team working as our full-time hygienist in September 2012. Penny graduated from Idaho State University in 2006. Working previously at a Periodontal office, her gentle hand is greatly appreciated! Everyone loves Penny, toddlers and seniors alike.

Having 5 kids and 2 grand-kids, Penny is always on the go! From baseball and basketball to volleyball, and having kids in two different colleges, Penny and her husband, Rich, enjoy traveling for games and visiting family back home in Preston, Idaho. When Penny and her family aren't on the road, they love to ride four-wheelers and camp for fun!



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graduated from The College of Southern Idaho in 2004 with her dental assisting degree. She assisted for a few years and decided to continue her education by going to hygiene school. She again graduated from The College of Southern Idaho in 2012 and absolutely loves dental hygiene!

Erica just recently returned to the Boise area. She has three kids and a great dane named Titus, whom she adores. For fun, Erica loves everything outdoors from camping to watching her kids play sports. Her and her family love to play in the water and hopes to one day have a boat of her own.