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.
Hailee graduated from Homedale High School. From there she attended CSI in Twin Falls, receiving her associates degree before transferring to Lewis and Clark State College where she received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.
Hailee started working for Owyhee Family Dental in May 2017. As a Homedale native Hailee takes pride in being back in the area to help serve the needs of her hometown community. She is the proud mother of a fun loving and rambunctious little boy named Payson. In her spare time Hailee loves to stay active, she tries to compete in a couple of races each year. She is also the owner and craftsman behind Sevens Leather, where she expresses her creativity through tooling leather.
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 of two sons, Cole and Reed. After one year at BSU and attending Power Sports program at CWI, Cole is currently working at Mile High Power Sports as a mechanic. Reed is a student at Idaho State Universality's Pharmacy program. Dr. Jeppe also has 4 children from a previous marriage - Janine, Guy, Ben and Garrett. Together they are the grandparents of 8 grandchildren - 2 girls and 6 boys.
When not serving her patients at Owyhee Family Dental, Michelle loves hiking, scrapbooking, reading and making jewelry. As a family they love golfing and recently purchased a pontoon boat that they regularly us 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.
Bio coming soon...
Elsa M. De La Torre
Elsa grew up in Wilder, attending school and graduating from high school in 2002. While in high school Elsa attended a job fair and visited with a representative from the American Institute of Health Technology (AIHT). At first she wanted to enroll in their Medical Assisting program but when she visited the campus she saw their dental program and training clinic and it just seemed more interesting. She enrolled in the program and received her dental assisting and expanded functions diploma in 2003. She has never regretted her decision and loves the wonderful people she gets to serve each day. While attending AIHT Elsa interned with Dr. Jeppe. After receiving her diploma Dr. Jeppe asked her to permanently join the Owyhee Family Dental team and she has been here ever since. Elsa is bilingual which helps in serving our Spanish-speaking patients. Elsa married her husband, Jerardo, in 2008. They are the parents of a son born in 2013 and a daughter born in 2017. In her time away from the office she loves reading and cooking. But mostly she loves spending time with her husband and their children.
Maritza Torres grew up in Adrian Oregon and graduated from Adrian High School, attended TVCC in Ontario for 3 semesters and was unsure of what career she wanted to proceed then decided upon dental and transferred to Carrington College where after 9 months she graduated as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.
Maritza joined the family of OFD in April of 2021 and has loved her career since that day.
"I love being able to help patients and getting to know them."
On her free time she loves dancing, going to rodeos, & spending time with her friends & family. She is also a part time waitress & lash tech.
All in all, we can’t wait to see how much her dental career expands through this journey.
Michelle resides in Parma. Michelle enjoys time with her family, and taking care of her little farm, and adventures that take them outdoors. Michelle received her dental assistant training at Carrington College in Boise, and shortly after in 2014 she joined the Owyhee Family Dental team. Michelle loves her job and the people she works with.