Dr. Jim Neerings
Dr. Jim Neerings grew up in Salt Lake City. He swam and played water-polo in high school and college. He met his wife Kimberly, in Rexburg at Ricks College, now BYU Idaho and they have four children. Dr. Neerings learned Spanish while serving a two year church mission in Venezuela. He loves the outdoors, wildlife and art. Visiting art galleries is one of his favorite things to do.
He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Utah and then received his dental degree from West Virginia University school of Dentistry. He continued his dental education with one more year of advanced training at the University of Utah hospital to increase his ability to treat patients with advanced dental needs in hospital dentistry and dental surgical procedures, including implants and wisdom teeth extraction.
Dr. Neerings worked in public health for nearly eight years in western Idaho. There he was able to use his skills to treat a large population of patients with great dental needs. He enjoys treating the entire family, from the youngest to the oldest. Dr. Neerings works to ensure that every patient received the highest quality dental care with a gentle touch.
Dr. Neerings is thrilled to live and practice in the beautiful Teton Valley. ” I really enjoy the artistic side of dentistry. It’s fun to bring life back to a tooth that has been damaged and make it look better than before. I also truly enjoy getting people out of pain and helping them have a smile they can be proud of.”
Rashel – Hygienist
I come to Teton Valley Dental Center Center with 23 years of Dental Hygiene experience. A lifetime of smiling fuels my love of dental hygiene. I believe in serving my patients with a caring, comfortable and comprehensive approach.
With a diverse background that started with a Dental Hygiene bachelor degree in 1992 from Idaho State University, I have a love of learning. I have a Masters in health Care Administration, I’m an instructor for the Kelly Canyon Ski Patrol for Outdoor Emergency Care and CPR, and advocate for people with Autism. Helping to facilitate change through goal setting and using system models is my passion. My future goals are writing books for grade school children and helping develop activities for people with special needs in Teton Valley.
I love spending time with my family that includes 5 children and 5 dogs. We enjoy camping and skiing.
Jessica Driggs – Office Manager/Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Teton Valley. I am a mother of five. I enjoy being with my kids and family. I love to go horse back riding, my mom's cooking and pilates. I prefer my hair up, I hate the word 'sure' and I will hide mini snickers in the freezer. I recently graduated from dental assisting school and have found a home at Teton Valley Dental Center Center. I enjoy getting to know each patient that comes into the office and watching them leave with smiles.
Bailie Rigby – Dental Assistant
I graduated from ISU Dental Assisting School in 2015, and just recently moved to Driggs, where I am very thankful to be part of Teton Valley Dental Center. I spend my summers Bowfishing and going camping. You can usually always find my dogs, Howie and Bow, right next to me. Listening to music and spending time with my family are two of my favorite things. Another top favorite is chocolate! I always tell my patients, "We are not against chocolate, we just promote brushing and flossing!
JoAnny Gonzalez – Dental Assistant
I was born in Mexico City and moved to Jackson when I was 8 years old. I graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 2014. There I took a certified nursing assistant course that I very much fell in love with. From there I discovered that I loved being able to help people feel better and care for them. I am a mother of two beautiful boys. I enjoy being able to spend time with my family and having fun. My fist language is Spanish and second English. I got the opportunity to became part of Teton Valley Dental Center Center as a Dental Assistant. From here I hope to continue improving my skills. I am very thankful to find a place where as workers we are appreciated and that they are full of opportunities.