Doctors

Bryce Barfuss, DDS
Dr. Barfuss, his wife, (Heidi) and their five children have lived in Twin Falls and been a part of the community since 2005. He loves the people of the Magic Valley and enjoys serving them. Dr. Barfuss did his undergraduate work at Ricks College and Idaho State University. He then went on to the University of Iowa for dental school. Since 2005, Dr. Barfuss has continued to learn and strive to provide great dentistry and a great experience for his patients. Dr. Barfuss desires to make a difference in people’s lives any way that he can. Outside of the office, Dr. Barfuss and his family enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, church service and being part of a great community.

Erik Permann, DDS
Dr. Permann grew up in Rockland, Idaho, and moved to Twin Falls in the summer of 2012. He thoroughly enjoys being a team member at Summit Dental Care and loves serving the people of the Twin Falls area. Dr. Permann enjoys forming professional relationships with patients and helping in the journey of improving their overall health and smile!

Prior to joining the team at Summit Dental Care, Dr. Permann attended BYU-Idaho for his undergraduate studies. He then graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Go Buckeyes! Before his return to the great state of Idaho, he practiced dentistry in the Amarillo, Texas, area. He is accompanied by his wonderful wife, Melanie, and their four boys and one beautiful little girl. In addition to his love of dentistry, Dr. Permann enjoys farming, working on cars, riding dirt bikes, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Meet Our Team

At Summit Dental Care, our patients are our practice family, which is why we strive so hard to bring you comfortable and affordable dental care in Twin Falls, Idaho. With modern technology and an enthusiastic team, we are able to provide a comfortable and warm atmosphere where your dental needs are met in an efficient and gentle manner. We take pride in the work we do and hope you will be able to see the difference we provide. We hope to see you soon!

Front Office


 

Kourtney Conrad, Practice Administrator
Kourtney has been our skilled practice administrator for over six years. She completed the fellowship program with the American Association of Dental Office Managers in July of 2018. She says our team is like her family. They care for each other and the patients who come to our office. The team at Summit Dental Care strives to provide the best care and build positive relationships with our patients. Kourtney helps patients with education and resources and makes sure everyone is happy.

Kourtney and her husband, Tom, have four children- two girls and two boys. When she isn’t working at our office, she loves doing anything outdoors, like camping fishing, hunting and kayaking. She enjoys getting to spend time with family.

 
Amber Ramsey, Billing/Insurance Coordinator
Amber was born and raised in Castleford, Idaho. After graduating from high school, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and medical coding certification. She and her husband raise their children in Filer, Idaho. They can be found on the family farm, riding horses, spending time outdoors and helping others.
 

 

 
 
Denice Armstrong, Scheduling Coordinator
Denice started working at Summit Dental Care in 2016. She received her associate degree in business management at LDS Business College. She enjoys using her college education at our dental office. Each day, she gets to schedule appointments with new and current patients, helping them to get the dental care they need.

For 17 years, Denice has been married to Mike Armstrong. The pair has been blessed with two beautiful daughters, who they love. Denice enjoys hanging out with her family, reading and taking motorcycle rides with friends. Recently, she has picked up a joy for running.

 

 
 
 
Tresca Mason – Hygiene Coordinator
Tresca joined Summit Dental Care in 2018. She graduated from Jerome High School in 2010. She attended CSI for a few semesters and looks forward to continuing her education. Since joining the team, she performs exceptional work each day to greet patients with a smile and make their day better. Tresca enjoys that our team is genuine and caring with our patients. We are like a family at Summit Dental Care.

Tresca is married to her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. She loves spending time with her sweet family. In her free time, Tresca enjoys photography, bicycling, swimming, scrapbooking and making new recipes.


Dental Assistants:

 


Jessica Hansen – RDA
For six years, Jessica has been providing quality dental assisting at Summit Dental Care. Before coming to our office, she went to Castleford High School and the College of Southern Idaho, where she received her associate degree and completed the dental assisting program. Since joining our office, Jessica has made sure that each patient feels comfortable and is well cared for.

Jessica is happily married to her husband Tyler. The couple is expecting a baby soon! In her free time, Jessica enjoys riding horses. She has been a 4-H leader for eight years. She loves spending time with family and spending time on the family farm.
 

 

 

Chandler Clapier – RDA
Chandler has worked at Summit Dental Care for over six years. She graduated from the dental assisting program at the College of Southern Idaho in 2013. Chandler loves the values the practice is based on. The team strives to make our patients feel as if they were our own family. We strongly believe in service within our own practice as well as in our community. Her strength is in her consistency. She always is positive, no matter what. Her happiness contributes to the great environment.

Chandler is a native of Paris, Idaho, a place that she calls, “The greatest place on Earth.” Chandler and her husband, Josh, have a sweet daughter named Claira and a bird dog named Dax. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time together with her family. They love the outdoors, especially going to rodeos and concerts. Her family enjoys watching college football and are proud Cleveland Indian fans.
When asked about her thoughts about working at Summit Dental Care, she said, “The doctors at Summit Dental truly care and are selfless.”
 
Neathery Fischer – RDA
For over three years, Neathery has contributed to the joy of Summit Dental Care. She is a graduate from CSI, earning her dental assistant certificate in 2015. She loves working with our dentist and team and enjoys helping her patients to feel more confident in their smile. She says that being part of a great team makes it easy to be a team player at Summit Dental Care.

Neathery has two beautiful daughters. She loves running, kayaking and spending time with her girls and the rest of her family.

 
Michelle Dawson – RDA
For over a year, Michelle has been providing her quality care at Summit Dental Care. She attended the dental assisting program at the College of Southern Idaho. She loves being part of a team that cares so much about its patients. Michelle makes sure her patients are taken care of.

Michelle is married to Mike. Together, the pair has three children- two girls and a boy. When she isn’t working, she likes to bake.

 

 

 

 

Taylor Mansell – RDA
A recent addition to Summit Dental Care, Taylor Mansell has been with our practice for several months. She likes being part of a team where everyone helps each other. She tries to do her best to learn something new every day, so she can be the be a great dental assistant.

Taylor graduated from Jerome High School in 2015 and then graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 2018. She lives with her mom, dad and two brothers. She comes from a large family that always finds reasons to get together. In her free time, Taylor loves spending time with her family, while watching supercross racing. She also loves reading and doing arts and crafts.


Dental Hygienists:

 


 

Shelley Santistevan R.D.H
For over 10 years, Shelley has been bringing quality dentistry to Summit Dental Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology at ISU before going to hygiene school in West Virginia. Shelley enjoys being with a team that truly cares about people and taking care of others. It’s a friendly, happy atmosphere, where the team loves to celebrate accomplishments.

Shelley works hard to care for each and every person who visits her and tries to make sure she gets to know every person. She supports each team member, so the team remains successful and happy.

Her husband, Michael is a radiologic technologist at St. Luke’s. Together, Shelley and Michael have two daughters, Zoe and Eve.

 

 
Megan Richman R.D.H

 

 

 

 

 
 
Rosy Lopez R.D.H
RosyRosy has been with Summit Dental Care since 2009. She graduated from Idaho State University in 1009 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. For years, Rosy has loved the values of the office. She likes that the team truly cares about our patients and their overall wellbeing, not just the state of their oral health. Each day she helps patients to improve their oral health in a comfortable environment.

Rosy is married to Nestor Lopez. She has two beautiful girls named Hailey and Abby. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family. They all love working out together, especially while doing CrossFit.

 

 
 
Miranda Jones R.D.H
Miranda has been with Summit Dental Care for over a year. Prior to joining our team, she attended the College of Southern Idaho and graduated from the dental hygiene program with a 4.0 GPA in 2013. Miranda loves being part of Summit Dental Care and the opportunities presented to provide high-quality dental care to the community. She provides quality care to each patient by being thorough and efficient.

She has been married to her husband Sterling for over 10 years. Together, they have three children, ages nine, five and three. Their children keep the couple running and laughing. In her free time, Miranda enjoys reading, crafting and decorating cakes.
 

 

 
Rachel Phan R.D.H
Rachel Phan joined our team over three years ago. Prior to joining our team, she attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (Go Salukis!). She loves being part of the team. The team really loves their patients and working with each other. She is a dedicated hygienist that keeps the needs of her patients a priority.

She has been married to Jay for four years. Rachel loves crafting, camping, kayaking and spending time with family. Loves traveling, especially to Vietnam to visit her family.