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.
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.
(Eliza)Beth Morrison (Office Manager)
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.
Hello, I’m Taryn. I was given the opportunity to join the Gillette Dental team in April of 2014 and couldn’t be more blessed to work in a field that I absolutely love! I work at the front office and enjoy helping others and meeting new people. I also have experience with assisting and enjoy doing both back of the office and front of the office work. I was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming and I’m proud to have this beautiful place as my home state. I graduated from Campbell County High School in May of 2013. My boyfriend moved here from Las Vegas and works as a Mechanic. He attended Gillette College where he got his degrees. We both love it here and are excited to start our lives together. When we are not working, we enjoy going to my families’ cabin in Spearfish, South Dakota to relax, go for runs, and ride our quads and dirt bikes; we also enjoy going to the lake and on vacations!
Amanda Lacek, DA
Amanda is a Certified Dental Assistant of 27 years and has been employed with Dr. Morrison for the past 6 years. Her spouse is a retired welder and together they have 2 children. Their oldest daughter, Brittney, plays soccer at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas while studying Biomedical Engineering. Their youngest daughter, Christina, is also a soccer player and attends Campbell County High School and will be graduating in 2018.
Jaime Romanjenko, DA
I’m a native to Gillette, WY and graduated with a certified dental assisting degree from Sheridan Community College. After spending time in Casper, Sheridan, and Sturgis assisting, I have chosen to returned home and have made Gillette Dental my home. I have always had a desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology. I have been educated in CEREC and E4D along with many other advancing dental technologies. I enjoy expanding my skill set in the field of assisting by attending continuing education. With over 15 years of assisting experience, I hope my gentle nature helps ease patients’ dental phobia and makes their visit enjoyable and relaxing.
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.
Registered Dental Hygienist:
Kacie Eayrs, RDH
I’m Kacie and I joined the Gillette Dental Team in January 2015 after moving from Cascade, Montana. I grew up on a ranch in Eastern Montana and graduated from Terry High School. I then attended Sheridan College on a volleyball scholarship and obtained my Dental Hygiene Degree in May of 2010. I worked in Forsyth, Montana for almost 4 years before moving to Cascade. My husband, Logan, and I were married in October 2014 and live on a ranch north of Gillette. When I am not working, I enjoy helping on the ranch, visiting my family in Montana, baking and photography.
Kelsey Herman, RDH
Kelsey has been a member of the Gillette Dental team since 2012! She grew up in a small town in the beautiful Black Hills. After graduating High School in 2005, she attended Sheridan College where she earned her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene. After graduation she began working in Spearfish, SD while pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene through the University of Wyoming, which she earned in 2013. In 2012 she moved to Gillette to be closer to her amazing husband Nick who works for Buckskin Mining Company. In November 2014 the couple welcomed precious baby Amelia to their family! When the couple is not working they enjoy snuggling with Amelia, camping, riding their Harley, and being outdoors.
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.
Michelle Philbrick, RDH
Michelle has been a member of the Gillette Dental Team since 2013. She grew up in the beautiful Sierra Nevada’s in California and moved to Montana where her family relocated. Michelle has been practicing as a Dental Hygienist for the past 13 years and prides herself in the ability to listen to her patients and provide them with a positive experience while they are in her chair. She builds some great relationships with her patients, and they look forward to coming and seeing her as much as she enjoys getting to see them. Michelle and her husband, Justin, are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy spending time in the high timber during the Fall season hunting for Bull Elk. Michelle also enjoys spending time and making memories with her nieces and nephews.
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.