At Owyhee Family Dental we feel privileged to work with a team of professionals dedicated to provide more than just excellence in dental care, but who treat each person who enters our office like family. Meet our team by clicking on their names below.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle grew up in Nampa, Idaho, graduating from Vallivue High School. She attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene in 1991.
Michelle married Dr. Jeppe in 1988 and has served as a dental hygienist at Owyhee Family Dentistry since her graduation from ISU. Michelle and Dr. Jeppe are the parents to two sons, Cole and Reed. After one year at BSU Cole is preparing to attend a Power Sports program this Fall at CWI. Reed is a student at Idaho State University’s Pre-Pharmacy program. He is also a member of the ISU track team. Dr. Jeppe also has 4 children from a previous marriage – Janine, Guy, Garrett and Ben. Together they are the grandparents of 8 grandchildren – 2 girls and 6 boys.
When not serving her patients at Owyhee Family Dental Michelle loves scrapbooking, reading and making jewelry. As a family they love golfing and recently purchased pontoon boats that they regularly use to fish the Snake River.
Michelle has the unique ability to make all those she comes in contact with, whether at home, in the community or in the office, instantly feel comfortable and at home. When you come to Owyhee Family Dental you really are part of the family.
Shanell is not only a wonderful hygienist for our patients she is also a busy mother of six – make that seven. She and her husband, Darren, a parts manager at Parma Company, are the parents of Kyler, McKenna, Kiera, Konner, Kinley, Kaylene, and the newest member of the Wrigley team, McKell, born in the Fall of 2014.
Shanell first started in dentistry as a dental assistant, about the time she and Darren married, in 1998. She decided to further her career in 2004 and went back to school in 2004, completing her associates degree in Dental Hygiene. Shortly after receiving her degree Shanell joined us at Owyhee Family Dental in 2007.
As you can imagine, when she’s not polishing beautiful smiles Shanell tries keeping up with and directing her busy family in their school and sports activities. Together they enjoy camping and a variety of outdoor activities.