Dentist in Gillette, WY
All our professionals at Gillette Dental PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Daniel J. Morrison, DDS
Dr. Morrison calls the Midwest and High Plains home. He was raised in South Dakota and attended South Dakota State University. After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1994 he returned to South Dakota to practice dentistry in Platte, Lake Andes, Rapid City, and Pierre for fifteen years. In 2009, Dr. Morrison chose to build his own practice in Gillette, Wyoming, because of the progressive business community in Gillette and educational opportunities for his family. As a member of both the Wyoming and South Dakota Dental Associations, Dr. Morrison actively promotes professional development for himself and his staff. He was instrumental in developing the Ronal McDonald Children’s Dental Care Bus in South Dakota and has been a dental standards monitor for Delta Dental of South Dakota. Dr. Morrison is active in wildlife conservation and habitat development, especially through the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoys hunting and fishing and is sharing his love of the outdoors with his wife Beth and sons Brant and Zane.
Dr. Ilene Choal, DDS
Dr. Choal was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming to get her undergraduate degree and continued on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Choal chose to become a dentist because she loves to work with people and really enjoys the opportunity that dentistry provides to deliver quality care to the community she lives in. Dr. Choal believes strongly in continuing education and is an active member of multiple dental academies. While not in the office, she is most likely to be found with her horses. Dr. Choal is an avid barrel racer and loves to be on the road; headed to the next barrel race with Tyler, her high school sweetheart and Husband.
Beth is at home in the Western High Plains. Raised in South Dakota, she chose Montana State University in Bozeman for a degree in health, education, and human development. Career opportunities led her to Arizona, California, Chicago, and finally back to Rapid City. She married Dr. Dan Morrison in 2003 and trader her private catering business for motherhood. Moving to Gillette, Wyoming in 2009, Beth joined Dan in building his dental practice as his office manager. She encourages personal development in her staff and promotes family care dentistry. Beth serves on a special community development committee and is active in Campbell County’s chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. She also volunteers a great deal of her time and talken to her children’s school-parent association.
Shawn is a long time resident of Wyoming, graduating from Campbell County High School in 1995. After graduation, she completed a culinary program at Dubrulle French Culinary School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shawn then moved back to Gillette and married her husband Jay Hasquet. After more than 20 years together the couple couldn’t be happier. Not long after they were married, Jay enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps which took them to Southern California for several years. After the service they moved back to Wyoming to raise their two children, Abigail and Jacob. Jay is currently the Health and Safety Manager at the Antelope mine, Abby attends Thunder Basin High School where she will graduate in 2019, and Jake goes to school at Sage Valley Jr. High. When Shawn is not at work or orchestrating her very active household, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, cooking, reading, golfing, scuba diving, and going for long rides on the Harley.
Ember graduated with a degree in art and science from Eastern Wyoming College. Born and raised in Douglas, WY, she worked in the school district for 8 years. After moving to Gillette in 2014 she worked with her father in-law selling Snap-On tools. Joining the amazing team at Gillette Dental in 2016 as a receptionist and moving into the Insurance Coordinator position. Ember couldn’t be happier with her co-workers and position. She works diligently to receive maximum benefits for the patients. Besides passion for her work, she loves spending time with her husband and close family, cooking, keeping fit and the outdoors!
Amanda Lacek, DA
Amanda has been with Gillette Dental since Dr Morrison purchased the practice in 2009. After graduating high school in Libby, Montana she moved to Sheridan , WY to take a job as a dental assistant where she became a Certified Dental Assistant . She has two children with her husband John , who is a retired welder. Their oldest daughter, Brittney graduated from St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas in spring of 2017 in the Biomedical Engineering field and playing soccer. She is pursuing her career. Christina, their youngest daughter is active with many extracurricular activities at Campbell County High School including Student Council and also plays soccer for the Camels. She will be graduating in the spring of 2018 and then plans on pursing a nursing career. In her time away from work she enjoys watching both daughters play soccer, reading, and just spending time with her family.
Leslie Balzer, DA
Hello, my name is Leslie. Marrying my husband Alan has brought me to the Gillette area, moving here from Worland. Our recently combined family consists of our four sons, Brandon and his wife Kandi, Matt, Nathan and Kalub. We enjoy traveling to visit family in Ten Sleep, Montana or wherever they may be. Taking care of our home and our two favorite pets Bugs and Moose keep us very busy. I am grateful to be a part of the Gillette Dental team. It is rewarding to be able to continue my career of Dental Assisting which is now beginning my 23rd year. I look forward to seeing you at Gillette Dental!
Sumner Grubbs, DA
My name is Sumner Grubbs and I am 18 years old. I started working at Gillette Dental the summer of 2017 thinking I wanted to pursue dental hygiene. After doing some shadowing and assisting, I decided that being a dentist was what I wanted to make into my career. The Gillette Dental staff has taught me so much about the art of dentistry and I look forward to my future. Along with working at Gillette Dental, I am a freshman in college, a gymnastics coach, and own a small photography business. I am active in my faith and work hard every day to touch people’s lives through small acts of kindness.
Cass Gonzalez, DA
Cass was born in North Carolina and moved from place to place with the military. She graduated from Douglas, WY and came to settle in Gillette 3 year ago. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 5 years and has chosen to continue her education in the dental field. She has expanded her many skills while working with the Gillette Dental team. Along with assisting, she completes lab work as well as taking on the position of reception. When she is not working, Cass enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful boys. They enjoy time in the hills and spending time with extended family.
Registered Dental Hygienist:
Brooke Mack, RDH
Brooke graduated from Laramie County Community College in 2005 with her Dental Hygiene Degree. She has always had a passion for teeth and hygiene, so she was very eager to begin her career, in Colorado. Joining our staff in early 2012, she has enjoyed being back in her hometown, Gillette. Brooke and her husband, Ryan, have 2 handsome little boys, Ethan and Miles, who are always keeping them busy. Besides spending time with family, she loves the outdoors, working out, cooking, home projects and church activities.
Melani Wyatt, RDH
Hello! I’m Melani. After filling in temporarily here at Gillette Dental, I couldn’t deny myself the opportunity to continue working with such a fantastic group! I have been practicing dental hygiene since graduating from Sheridan College in 1999. I have spent most of my career in General Dentistry but also enjoyed time working in Pediatrics as well. My family moved to Gillette in 2012 after being away from this beautiful state for nearly 9 years. I have been fortunate enough to work part time so that I am able to spend a great deal of time volunteering for my boys’ school and being their Mom! With two active boys and our Labradoodle puppy keep my husband and I busy! We enjoy watching the boys’ sport activities and taking them to spend time camping and fishing in the Big Horns as well as skiing/snowboarding in the Black Hills! It is truly my love for dental hygiene and time spent with patients that keeps me working. I pride myself on doing great work with a sunny smile and being here at Gillette Dental makes work a fun day out of the house for me!
Sydnee Gleason, RDH
Sydnee is a native of Campbell County, raised on her family’s ranch in Weston, Wyoming. Since then, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Sheridan College in 2011 and has practiced in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. As a hygienist, Sydnee values individualized patient care, patient relationships, and continuing education. Outside of the office, she enjoys baking, gardening, traveling, and hiking with her two dogs Cookie and Zoey as well as valuable time spent with family and friends.
Vanessa Muzquiz, RDH
Vanessa Muzquiz recently joined the team at Gillette Dental PC as a Registered Dental Hygienist. As a lover of teeth since youth, it is only fitting that she finds herself working for such a welcoming and caring group of dental professionals. It is truly fulfilling to educate patients and help them improve or maintain their oral health. Getting outdoors and spending time with her family is where she can be found when she not enhancing smiles.
Angie Marrs, RDH
Angie is a Colorado Native who moved to Gillette in 2012. Her interest in dentistry began when she was in the 8th grade. During the summer Angie worked at Dr. Kimm Suter’s dental office in Sterling, Colorado; shadowing and then later trained as an assistant. Angie graduated from Sheridan College in 2008 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. While earning her Associate Degree she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene through the University of Wyoming.
Angie loves getting to know all her patients and assists them in achieving optimum dental health. Matt and Angie have two children, Kya and Cash. In their free time they love to spend time with each other and with their families. They also like to travel, go four wheeling, watch movies, being outdoors and having dance parties while cooking dinner.