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Meet The Team

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. 

Dr. Chris Holdaway,

is from Spanish Fork, UT. Knowing he wanted to be in healthcare from a young age, he graduated from BYU with a BSN and obtained his RN license. His nursing education made him realize two things. First, how much medicine was run by business and second, that he really did not like hospitals! He continued on to earn his Masters in Business Administration at Arizona State University and then attended the North Carolina School of Dentistry for his DDS degree. Having spent the last 15 years in North Carolina, Dr. Holdaway is happy to be back in the west, specifically Boise, where 

his extended family has been residing for the past 27 years. 

Dr. Holdaway and his wife, Tiffany, have 4 children (only 3 remaining at home). He enjoys movies, books, camping, hiking, and sports.  He can often be found playing basketball and soccer or watching his favorite teams.


Dr. Jeff Kesling,  

graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1998, after completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. Dr. Kesling is a veteran of the armed forces, serving as a dental officer in Iraq in 2005. He considers his patients his friends and will always provide dentistry to the best of his ability. Dr. Kesling is an Idaho native and spends his free time enjoying the abundance of recreational activities Idaho has to offer. When the opportunity arises, Dr. Kesling can be found on the river fly fishing. Dr. Kesling resides in the north end of Boise with his beautiful daughter, Isabel, and Guinness his Pudelpointer.



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 grandkids 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. 



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!



became a team member in 2017. She graduated from Idaho State University and has been a hygienist for 30 years working at general dental offices as well Periodontal offices. Our patients love her candor and genuine care for her patients. She loves dentistry and is always striving to learn everything she can to better educate herself and her patients. 

Rita and her husband, Greg, have two adult children and love spending their time gardening and being outdoors. Rita loves reading and quilting in her alone time. 


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. 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 in January 2018. She started out her career in dentistry in Massachusetts as a receptionist and has worked her way to assisting patients. She has been in the dental field for 20 years, 18 of those working for a root canal specialist! She is excited to be back in general dentistry. Renee's happy and cheerful personality make her a great dental assistant. Her goal is to help patients have the best experience they can possibly have in a dental chair! 

Renee recently moved to here to raise her son because she loves everything about Idaho! In her spare time, you can find her outdoors with her son hiking, camping, fishing, and anything else involving being outside. 





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