Meet The Staff

Dental Hygienists


Ashley Palmer

I was born and raised in Craig, Colorado.  I graduated from the CNCC dental hygiene program in 2008. My main goal is to educate my patients regarding the prevention and maintenance of their periodontal health.  I enjoy traveling, hiking, boating, fishing and vacationing at the beach with my husband.  We are looking forward to the many vacations we will have with our son Breckin.


Sierra Arellano

I was born and raised in Craig, Colorado.  I graduated with honors from CNCC with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 2016.  I pride myself on being gentle and effective, while maintaining a high standard of care. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my fur babies.  

Dental AssiStants


Emily Nelson

I was born in Bend, Oregon and moved to Hayden in June 2011.  I received my certification in Dental Assisting in 2009 and my certification as a Phlebotomy Technician in 2016.  I am interested in restorative procedures, crowns, veneers and implants.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, gardening, BBQ’s and shoe shopping!

Rita Arellano

I am originally from South Dakota but have called Craig home for many years.  Both my husband and I have owned and operated a dental laboratory for 20 years fabricating oral prosthetics.  In 2012, I graduated from CNCC with an Associate of Applied Science In Nursing and I am licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).  I aim to provide enjoyable, positive, and healthy dental care utilizing the knowledge from both of my careers. Outside of work, I enjoy family time with my husband, daughter and our dogs. I also love to read and spend time outdoors

Patient Care Coordinator


Amber Sollenberger

I was raised in Craig, Colorado.  I have an Bachelors of Science degree in Technological Management with a specialization in Small Business Management from DeVry University. In addition,  I have an Associates of Science degree with a Specialization in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson and Wales University. I love to read, play video games and make pastries. I also enjoy spending time with friends, family and my pets.