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Our Doctors

Dr. John Hisel

Dr. John Hisel

Congrats to Dr. John Hisel who was recently inducted into the International College of Dentistry. He is one of 230 Dentists from around the world! Also, congrats to Dr. Hisel for being awarded GCCC Dental Volunteer of the Year.

Dr. Hisel and his wife Terri are high school sweethearts and have been married over 37 years.  They both graduated from Boise High School in 1978. Dr. Hisel attended the College of Idaho, Creighton University School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency in the United Sates Air Force. After General Duty in the USAF was complete, they chose Boise as their home, starting Private Practice in 1989.  Together they have 2 married children and 4 precious grandchildren.

Their son John III is an Associate Pastor at Kuna Life Church in Kuna and is married to Chandra who is a CPA employed in Boise.  Together John and Chandra have Kristina (19) John Hisel, IV (3) and Luke (1).  

Their daughter Melissa is a Registered Dietician and is employed at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise.   Melissa is married to Kent who is a Physical Therapist employed at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise and together they are parents to daughter Ainsley (3).

Dr. Hisel and Terri make their home on 5 acres outside of Kuna where they built a home in 1994 and raised their family.  Currently, they share their home with 2 horses, Blackberry and Jesse, 2 dogs, Pippa and Jack, 4 chickens and 2 barn cats.

Professionally, Dr. Hisel is active  in a number of dental organizations, including  the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association and the Southwest Idaho District Dental Society.  Dr. Hisel is also a member of the International College of Dentists – USA section, and the Pierre Fuchard Academy for Dentists –both of which are organizations honoring Dentists for their commitment to Dentistry and service to their community.  Dr. Hisel recently completed his term as President of the Idaho State Dental Association and will serve as Immediate Past President until June 30, 2017.

When he is not in our office, Dr. Hisel can be found volunteering in any number of dental related community projects.   He has served as a team Dentist for the Idaho Steelheads, is a member of the Idaho Dental Forensics Team and is on staff at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Idaho’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Together Dr. Hisel and Terri helped develop a free dental clinic, and continue to be active at Genesis World Mission’s Garden City Community Clinic.

Dr. Hisel and Terri are both members of City Hope Church where they serve together in a number of leadership roles.  Together they enjoy spending time in the beautiful Idaho Mountains, cycling, traveling, spending time with their families, and of course supporting those BSU Broncos! In any spare time Dr. Hisel loves to golf, spend time with his family and train for marathons and half marathons.

Dr. Hisel's Family

Melissa, Kent and Ainsley

John III, John IV, Chandra, Luke and Christina

Dr. Hisel and Ainsley, Terri and John IV and Kristina

Dr. David Keim, President, Montana Dental Association,  Dr. Rick Asai, American,  Dental Association 11th District Trustee,  Dr. Hisel, Dr. Carol Summerhays, American Dental Association President, Dr. Greg Ogata, President, Oregon Dental Association.

Terri, Dr. Hisel, Dr. Dave Keim (Current President of the Montana Dental Association) and Rhonna Keim

Dr. Eric Hoidal - Boise, Idaho Dentist

Dr. Eric Hoidal


Dr. Hoidal has been with Paramount Family Dentistry since July 2008.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from theUniversity of Oregon in 2003. While at Oregon, Dr. Hoidal was a member of the Dean’s list and received the 2003 Analytical Chemistry Student Award. He was also an active member in Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dr. Hoidal was accepted into the Idaho Dental Education Program and attended his first year of Dental School at Idaho State University. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska to finish his final three years at Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dental Science.

Dr. Hoidal was a member of the Dean's list at Creighton and is also listed in Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities. While in Dental School, he was privileged to be part of a medical/dental mission team traveling to the Dominican Republic. After Dental School, Dr. Hoidal was accepted into the Idaho State University Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program in Boise. He completed his Residency on June 30, 2008. Professionally Dr. Hoidal is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Idaho State Dental Association and the Southwest Idaho Dental Society.

Dr. Hoidal was born and raised in Boise and attended Boise Schools. He graduated from Borah High School in 1999. While in high school, Dr. Hoidal participated in varsity football, basketball, track and tennis. Dr. Hoidal and his wife Michelle were married in the Fall of 2009.  In August of 2012, they welcomed their first child Auburn and are expecting another little girl November 2015. Dr. Hoidal and his family live in Southwest Boise where they share their home with their dog, Griffin. They enjoy being outdoors and spending time as a family.  Auburn loves to stop by the office to say hello. If you hear a little voice yelling “Daddy!” you know it is Auburn looking for her favorite dentist.  

Dr. Hoidal attends Life Church in Meridian where he has led a men’s small group and volunteers with youth ministry. In addition, he has spent many hours volunteering for Vacation Bible Schools, Awana and coaching Upward Basketball. In 2007, Dr. Hoidal was part of the Extreme Home Makeover Painting Team and in July 2011, he traveled to Missouri to help with the Joplin tornado cleanup. Dr. Hoidal is a regular volunteer at Garden City Community Dental Clinic and the Boise School District Clinic.

Our Hygienists



Heidi is a Boise native and graduated from Idaho State University in 1989.  She joined the Paramount Family Dentistry team in 1991.  Heidi has been married to Mark since 1989.  The love spending time together , traveling and cycling.  They have two kids, Jordan and Tommy.  Heidi works two days a week and says she has the best of both worlds.  She loves working and seeing her patients and coworkers two days a week and gets to be a mom and wife, almost full time.



Kristin graduated from Centennial High School and received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University.  She is blessed with a wonder husband, Gerald, and three awesome children; 2 boys and a girl.  She loves to spend with her family and friends but also enjoys quiet time reading books whenever she can.  She also likes to garden, ski, camp, travel, exercise and do lunch with friends.  She began working for Paramount Family Dentistry in 1993.  Kristin feels blessed to be part of the amazing team and the opportunity it has brought to build great relationships with fabulous patients. 

Gena Gena

Gena was born and raised in Boise and attended Boise High School.  She graduated from Idaho State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.  She has worked for Paramount Family Dentistry since the summer of 1996 and enjoys her patients and her work.  She is married to Nate and together with their children,  they enjoy downhill skiing, hiking, rafting and camping.



Cherry graduated in 2007 from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene and rejoined Paramount Family Dental in June of 2010. Cherry and her husband, Ryan, have two wonderful children and are serving in the ministry together. She is passionate about her profession.  In her free time, Cherry enjoys reading, music, playing games and spending time with all of her family.


Amy was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. Amy graduated from Kuna High School in 2002 and from ODS College of Dental Sciences in 2008. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart James and they have two awesome boys, LaQuan and Cort. In her spare time Amy enjoys volleyball, scrap booking and family time. Amy is also the program coordinator for the Boise School District's Children's Free Dental Clinic.



Fabi graduated from Capital High School. She received her Associates of Science from Boise State University and Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2015. She finds her profession very gratifying and enjoys getting to know her patients. Fabi and her husband, Fernando, are expecting their first baby this August and are so excited to start this new journey. In her free time Fabi enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping, and just being outdoors. 

Dental Assisting Team        


Wendy was born in California and raised in Medford, Oregon. She received her Dental Assisting Expanded Functions Credentials from Rogue Community College. Wendy moved with her husband Fred and daughter Tanna to Boise, ID in 2003. She joined Paramount Family Dental in 2010 and is very happy to be a part of this patient relationship based practice.

Wendy is an active community volunteer where she has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader since 2005. Her daughter keeps her busy with competitive sports where coaches or helps out any way she can. In addition to her passion for photography, Wendy enjoys sports, camping, fishing and motorcycles with her family. 



Dani is an Idaho native.  She thoroughly enjoys her career and her interactions with patients and staff members.  Dani is married to her high school sweetheart, James.  Together they share a wonderful son.  Dani and her family love spending all the time they can together doing many outdoor activities and home projects.


Javiera was raised in Northern California, and moved to Idaho 11 years ago, she has been in the dental field for 6 years. Javi is very conscientious and caring and strives to treat every patient like a member of her own family. Javiera is compassionate and uses her dental expertise to volunteer in dental clinics throughout the Treasure Valley. During her free time Javi enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, and their 3 amazing kids. She also enjoys watching and attending sporting events, hiking,running, camping, and snowboarding.



Administrative Team        


Karyn was born and raised in Utah and moved to Boise in 1983.  Karyn has been in the dental profession since 1981 serving as both a clinical assistant as well as administrative positions. Karyn enjoys all aspects of dentistry and loves helping patients understand their dental needs and financial obligations.

Karyn married the love of her life, Jon in 2013 and they enjoy golfing, traveling and spending time together.  Jon and Karyn have 3 children between them; 1 girl and 2 boys, Macaile, Chase and Gunnar.

In her spare time Karyn enjoys traveling, being with friends, reading and cooking.



Alli was born and raised in Puyallup, WA and moved to Boise in December of 2015. She has been in the dental field for nearly 10 years. Though she is new to our office she already feels right at home. Alli enjoys forming special bonds with patients and helping them to understand their dental benefits and treatment needs as well as calming any fears they may have. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family & friends, running with lab puppy and cooking.



Shelley is an Idaho native growing up in Hazelton, a small farming community near Twin Falls. She graduated from Boise State’s Dental Assisting Program in 1985 and has been in the dental field since. Before joining us, Shelley spent the last 7 years in the orthodontic field. She and her husband Keith have boy/girl twins born in 1989 as well as a son born in 1997. Together they enjoy boating and camping as much as possible. Shelley’s favorite part of dentistry is getting to know the patients on a personal level and making sure they know how truly important they are to us!



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