Meet the Doctors at Smiles 4 Kids

Pediatric Dentists in Blackfoot

Dr. John C. Burtenshaw

Dr. Burtenshaw is an Idaho native; he grew up in the Idaho Falls area where he graduated from Bonneville High School. He received an Associate Degree at Brigham Young University, and then received his Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. He went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2003, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. And continued on to Nova Southeastern University where he received his specialty training in Pediatric dentistry, and completed his residency at both the Miami Children’s Hospital and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Burtenshaw is just a big kid himself so when he’s not having fun with the children he treats locally, or traveling throughout the United States teaching and assisting other specialists in the Pediatric Industry. He loves to be with his wife Natalie and their four children taking family vacations, coaching little league baseball, spear fishing, golfing, traveling, and is still a strong Bonneville High School supportive for his graduating High School.

Dr. Burtenshaw is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the American Dental Association, and the Idaho State Board of Dentistry and is Board Eligible by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. George L. Bruce

Dr. G. Lyle Bruce is an experienced dentist having been practicing for 32 years. He has been performing Pediatric Dentistry for the last 23 years as a member of the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry and completed a residency in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Bruce is an active and certified member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He and his wife, Jerralyn, a native of Blackfoot, have been together for 38 years and have five grown children and 9 grandchildren. If the weather allows, Dr. Bruce can be found pursuing a small white ball on a golf course or watching his grand kids activities.

Dr. Andrew R. Stucki

Dr. Andrew Stucki was born and raised in Idaho. After graduating from Century High School in Pocatello, he spent two years in Mexico City serving a mission for his church where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He met and married his wife, Sarah, while attending school at BYU-Idaho. Together they moved to Kentucky where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville. Dr. Stucki completed dental school and earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky in 2017. Following dental school, he and his family were happy to return home to Idaho where he recently completed a residency in advanced education in general dentistry through Idaho State University.

Dr. Stucki really enjoys getting to spend time treating and interacting with children every day. He had the unique opportunity to grow up in a home where his mother owned and operated a daycare for more than 30 years. It is a privilege for him to be able to make a difference in kids lives in his own way now in the dental office.

Dr. Stucki loves to be active and enjoy time with his family and friends. Some of his hobbies are traveling with his family, downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking, watching sports, and playing basketball and golf. It has brought him so much joy being able to do all of these activities with his wife and three boys.

Dr. Stucki is a member of the American Dental Association, Idaho State Dental Association and an affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

Dr. Dax D. Rapp

When he isn’t working on kid’s teeth, Dr. Dax is likely on his mountain bike headed up City Creek or Scout Mountain. And when the snow flies, you’ll find him skiing at Mink or Pebble Creek. Dr. Dax graduated from The University of Utah with a Medical Biology degree, and then received his dental degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He earned his Pediatric Specialty degree by completing a two-year residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Dax is a certified Pediatric Dentist that loves to see even the smallest progress in a child’s experience at the dentist. Dr. Dax worked with the Indian Health Service for two years as a General Dentist and has been practicing Pediatric Dentistry for 6 years and will continue to practice “to infinity and beyond!”

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