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We are the proud owners, doctors and staff of Orchard Meadows Family Dental & Denture Clinic. A full- Service dental office specializing in quality, affordable dentistry and an on-site lab for denture care.
We believe in taking care of your teeth through your lifetime by using the latest dental advances to educate patients on oral health and preventative maintenance - your comfort, care and happiness is our number one priority.
Dr. Mark Garner
Dr Mark Garner is the Founder and CEO of Orchard Meadows Family Dental and Denture Clinic. Although not a native of Rapid City, he calls it home. He moved here when he was 15 and graduated from Central High School in 1993. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent 6 years serving our country. After his military service, he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of dentistry, where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree, with high distinction, in 2006. He was inducted in the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) as one of only 4 other students in his graduating class.
Dr Garner believes strongly in giving back to and serving our community. He has been instrumental in bringing charity organizations to Rapid City designed to give free dental services to those less fortunate and without access to care. Dentistry from the Heart is a day set aside for less fortunate to receive free dentistry, no questions asked. And Freedom Day is specifically designed to serve our less fortunate Veterans who are under served or who do not have access to regular dental care. He and his team have also been on mission trips to Costa Rica, to serve the people in dire need there.
Dr Garner is a member of the American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, the Black Hills District Dental Society, the American Association of Facial Esthetics, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When not making an impact in his patients lives at the office, Dr Garner loves spending time with his wife Lindsey and their six children, traveling, and exploring the Black Hills on foot and his motorcycle.
Office Manager/Dental Assistant
Lindsey was born and raised in Danville, Illinois. In 2008 she graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute with her degree as a Dental Assistant. Over the last eight years, she has fulfilled many roles in the office. Her six children with Dr. Garner keep her very busy. In her free time, she loves spending it with her family, traveling and riding her motorcycle through the hills with her husband.
Lacey graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2009 with her Associates Degree in Business Management and Marketing. After spending some time in Denver Colorado, she joined the Orchard Meadows Family Dental & Denture Clinic team in November 2015. In her position as Financial Coordinator, her days consist of assisting our patients with insurance inquiries, account information as well financing options. Her favorite part of working at Orchard Family Dental & Denture Clinic is seeing the patients face when they realize a beautiful healthy smile is possible. Lacey and her husband welcomed their first son in April of 2016. As a family they enjoy reading, shopping, camping and cruising on their ATV through the beautiful Black Hills.
Neddie started with Orchard Meadows Family Dental in October 2012 as the Patient Care Coordinator. She moved to the Financial Coordinator and had now transitioned into the Office Manager. She graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2014 with Expanded Function Dental Assistant and Radiology Certifications. She stays current on dental trends with continuing education credits exceeding the requirements of the State of South Dakota to provide her patients with the best of what dentistry has to offer. As a Montana native, she has lived in South Dakota for the last six years. Outside of the office Neddie enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family in the Black Hills and raising her beautiful daughter Morgan.
PATIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR
Jean comes from a strong dental background, assisting since she was 14. Her dental experience includes 10 years of dental office management, 15 years of dental laboratory fabrication, and years of dental assisting. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and has taken continuing educational classes with a focus on patient care since 1984. She joined Orchard Meadows Family Dental and Denture Clinic in 2017 as the Patient Experience Coordinator. She truly thrives on getting to know our patients and their families, while offering them hospitality with hot brewed coffee and fresh baked cookies! Jean graduated from Stevens High School and has chosen to raise her family here with her husband, Kent. As a naturalist, Jean enjoys foraging for edible and medicinal plants, hiking and camping.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole’s dental career started in high school in 1994 working in her hometown dental office. She received her Dental Assisting certificate and Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at the North Dakota State College of Science. She has spent the last 18 years working in Rapid City and joined Orchard Meadows Family Dental & Denture Clinic in 2016. Her deep care and concern for people is reflected in her positive attitude and delivery of dental services. She enjoys staying current on the latest research in preventative oral health care and studied Ultrasonics in Provo, Utah under Dr. George M. Bailey DDS, Periodontics. Nicole has served as President of the Black Hills Dental Hygiene Association and Secretary of the South Dakota Dental Hygiene Association. She loves volunteering, offering her talents during a mission trip to Belize as well as local at the United Way day of caring, Dentistry from the Heart and Freedom Day. Her enjoyment comes from spending time with family and friends, camping and hiking with her husband and two children, Hallmark movies, reading and hockey.
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Sarah is a native of Polson, MT and at the age of three moved to Spearfish, SD with her family. After high school she took a position as a dental assistant for a local dental practice. She enrolled in an apprenticeship program through Western Dakota Technical College where she achieved her license as a Certified Dental Assistant with expanded functions and Dental Radiographs in 2002; passing her Dental Assisting National Board in 2007. For seven years she worked in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and completed The Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination. Since joining Orchard Meadows Family Dental & Denture Clinic, Sarah has developed professionally, and her skills have broaden with hands on denture and bridge work. Her love of helping people as well as her passion of dentistry has spanned a 16-year career and it shows in her interaction with her patients. You will find Sarah spending time with her family and friends, watching movies or reading a good book and venturing in the outdoors.
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Liz graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute in May of 2018 as a Registered Dental Assistant where she was also awarded the title of “Outstanding Dental Assisting Graduate.” She was born in Louisiana but moved to North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina. Liz spent 12 years in North Carolina before moving to South Dakota in July of 2017 to be with her husband who is stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. She plans on pursuing a dental hygiene degree once her and her husband are stationed somewhere with a dental hygiene program nearby. She enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them to have a comfortable experience in our office.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria has been working in the dental field since 2011 where she attended dental assisting school in Fort Collins, CO. She came back to Rapid City and started working as an assistant while taking prerequisites towards her degree in dental hygiene. Once she graduated dental hygiene school with her AAS Dental Hygiene from Bullhead City, Arizona, her and her husband moved back to Rapid City to start a family. They have one daughter, Taylin, and two dogs. They enjoy spending time with family and the outdoors! Maria is dedicated to your hygiene needs and overall health, and has a passion for her career and patients.
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Nicole is our newest dental assistant. She was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Nicole moved up to Rapid City, South Dakota when she was about 8 years old. Nicole graduated from Stevens high school in 2015. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in her class. She had worked retail her entire high school career until she branched out into the dental field as a front desk. Soon after starting in dental, Nicole was eager to learn and wanted to become a dental assistant. She began training hands on as a dental assistant and continued to do so for the next 3 years. Nicole started with Orchard Meadows Dental in October of 2018 and continues to learn and grow with their company. Nicole hopes to be a certified dental assistant this year and be able to expand her knowledge and functions throughout the work place. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her dog Chief.
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