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 of seeing us again!
With that in mind, here is a little bit about each of us!
Stacey - Receptionist
Stacey 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! Our patients recognize Stacey as the "go-to" gal with all their insurance and billing questions, as she is very knowledgeable.
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.
Tanja - Receptionist
Tanja joined our team in the Fall of 2018 on a part-time/fill-in basis to assist in the front office, allowing us to extend our hours to better serve our patients Monday thru Friday. She comes to us with over 25 years of office experience, with the last 13 years being in the Real Estate listing/marketing world. When the opportunity arose to work part-time for Victory Dental, she eagerly jumped at the chance, wanting to once again be a part of an office team.
Tanja moved from Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Boise in August of 2011, when she married her husband, Mike. Combined, they have 3 children and 1 granddaughter; who are the light of their lives! She enjoys cooking, baking, writing and photography as well as all things forest-related. Growing up in a small Northern town has given her a true love of the great outdoors and she gets back to the woods every chance she gets!
Penny - RDH
Penny 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 3 grand-kids, Penny is always on the go! From baseball and basketball to volleyball, and having family out of town, Penny enjoys 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!
Rita - RDH
Rita became a team member in 2016. She graduated from Idaho State University and has been a hygienist for 30 years working at general dental offices as well as 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.
Kristina - Dental Assistant
Kristina 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 and online presence. Since she has been with the office from the beginning, her dedication is evident to all our long-term patients!
Kristina and her husband, Wade, have two beautiful, blue-eyed boys that they love to adventure around with. You can find them taking long walks along the greenbelt, playing at parks, and just being outside any chance they can get! She also has a degree in graphic design and loves to do design projects on the side!
Lauren - Dental Assistant
Lauren 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 is amazing with patients and everyone loves her fun, upbeat personality!
Lauren 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!
Dr. Trevor Tafoya
Dr. Tafoya relocated to Boise from New Mexico in 2000. He immediately fell in love with all that Idaho has to offer and later attended Boise State University. There he met his beautiful wife and received his degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry on a Navy Scholarship and graduated in 2013.
After dental school, Dr. Tafoya provided comprehensive dental care to our servicemen and women in South Carolina, Japan, and finally in San Diego. In 2016, he was selected to deploy for 4 months with the USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship. As part of this opportunity, he traveled throughout South East Asia teaching and providing dental care to isolated communities in the region. After working with our team for a year, Dr. Tafoya purchased the practice in May 2019. Patient comfort and quality care are always his main priorities. He is also excited to be offering orthodontic services in the form of Six Month Smiles and invisible aligners via Invisalign.
Dr. Tafoya is thrilled to return to the Boise area with his wife and four awesome children. They love exploring the outdoors, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and Boise State football. He also loves scuba diving, a hobby he picked up while living in Japan for three years. They are excited to finally return to their Idaho home where they can be closer to family, be involved in the community, and enjoy Idaho again!