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Meet Our Team

Ben Peterson, DDS

Ben Peterson, DDS

Dr. Ben Peterson grew up in Ontario and returned here in 2004 to open his dental practice, taking over the practice of longtime Ontario dentist Dr. Ken Osborn.

Dr. Peterson earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Gonzaga University, then continued his education at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 2004. He holds active memberships in many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, Eastern Oregon Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Peterson is a founding member of the Team ACT Study Club and a charter member of the Boise chapter of the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Peterson is passionate about dentistry and is committed to providing quality care to his patients in a friendly and comfortable environment. He continues to take advanced education courses in a variety of dental topics and keeps current on the latest dental technology.

Dr. Peterson and his wife Shawna, originally from Weiser, have two daughters and a son. In his free time, Dr. Peterson enjoys hunting, golfing, skiing and cheering on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Dr. Peterson also takes time to give back to the community and is actively involved in several organizations, including the Ore-Ida Judo Club, St. Peter Catholic School, and the Friends of Ontario Baseball. Dr. Peterson was the Ontario Chamber’s Man of the Year and recognized in Creighton University’s alumni magazine.

Judy Heid

Judy Heid

Dental Hygienist

Judy originally started with Dr. Osborn as his assistant and later graduated from hygiene school in 1991. She has been with Dr. Peterson since 2004. Judy has three daughters and is actively involved in softball, volleyball and hunting.

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

Dental Hygienist

Kate has been a dental hygienist for many years and started with Dr. Peterson in 2014. She is thankful for the many memories and friends she has made over those years. She and her husband, Mike, have raised three kids on “the ranch/farm”. Kate’s greatest blessings in life call her “Grandma”.

Pam Schaffeld

Pam Schaffeld

Dental Assistant

Pam has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. She started with our office in February 2015 after her previous employer, David G. Smith, retired from his Fruitland practice. She and her husband, Chuck, have three adult daughters, and two grandsons. When she’s not working you may find her dancing, sewing or Glamping with her Vintage Camp Trailers!

Megan Mikkelson

Megan Mikkelson

Front Office Manager

Megan has been in the receptionists/front office line of work thoughout her working career, and recently decided to put a twist in her career, leaving the medical side and joining the fun of dental with dr. Peterson earlier in the year of 2017. Megan spends most of her time ouside of work helping family work on the farm, enjoing the lake, and enjoys hunting in the fall. Most of all she loves spending time with family and friends, sharing memories, and laughing.

Rachel Neill

Rachel Neill

Dental Assistant

Rachel has been working in the dental industry for 6 years and just recently started with Dr. Peterson’s Dental team. She loves dental assisting, but her favorite job is being a mom to her three kids. Outside of work Rachel enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and children.

Savanna Chavez

Savanna Chavez

Dental Assistant

I am Savanna I grew up in Payette and New Plymouth Idaho. I graduated with my GED from TVCC and graduated dental assisting school in May 2011. Im a proud mother of a 9 year old girl, 6 year old boy and 1 year old boy. After the birth of my first son I worked part time at several local offices in the area where I gained valuable experience with many techniques used in dentistry. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.