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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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennie discovered her passion for dentistry at a very young age. She knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist around 12 years old. When she was a senior in high school she volunteered at her local dentist office in Leavenworth Washington. She graduated in 2004 and was accepted to Eastern Washington University. She studied at EWU for three years completing all of her dental hygiene prerequisites. In 2007, she moved to Utah and worked as a dental hygiene assistant for one year. In 2008, she moved to Rapid City and began working for Dr. Garner as his dental assistant. After spending two years with Dr. Garner and having gone through the dental assisting program at Western Dakota Tech, she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. After graduating in April 2012 and passing her boards with 100%, she returned home and began working again with Dr. Garner as his first dental hygienist.
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.
Shelah, a lifetime resident of Rapid City, graduated Cum Laude from Central High School in 2011. She attended Black Hills State University receiving an Associate Degree in General Studies in 2014. Shelah was recruited by Dr. Garner and joined the Orchard Meadows Family Dental & Denture Clinic team in 2016 as a sterilization technician and volunteered with the teams Costa Rica Mission trip. Shelah has become OSHA certified and maintains the highest quality of standard, she takes pride in managing inventory and overseeing all maintenance of equipment and instruments. She keeps abreast of trends and law changes with continuing education courses via South Dakota Dental Association on an annual basis. In her free time, she enjoys going to the theater, crafting and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Faith is a dental assistant who works chairside along with Dr. Garner. While new to the practice she feels she has found her forever home. She has been a dental assistant for 4 years. In 2015 she graduated from Western Dakota Tech with her certificate/ degree of Dental Assistant. Coming from an Air Force back ground, where both of her parents served, she landed in Rapid City in 2007. Faith enjoys spending time outdoors and looks forward to providing comfortable care for you and your family.
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