Employee Spotlight – Holly

Getting to know Holly

Brookdale Dental Boise ID Dentist 208-373-0018

 This is Holly! She is one of our fantastic hygienists! We took the opportunity to ask her a few questions and this was her response…

 I went to Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon were I graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene with a minor in Business.  This year, I celebrate 20 years as a dental hygienist. [Way to go, Holly!]

My inspiration for becoming a hygienist would be my step-mom (Sue) who was a dental assistant and her good friend Kim (my hygienist) growing up.  I was drawn to the dental relationship they had with their patients and the care they provided their patients.  Also, the office felt like an extended family.  So when I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to help people with their oral health and make it a great experience.

I come from a large extended family with great parents.  I am the oldest of 6 brothers and 3 sisters.  I married my high school sweetheart.  We have 2 teenagers (16 & 13).  If I’m not busy with them then I’m either working on my 100 gallon tropical fish tank, gardening (flowers), or walking my dogs.  On a side note, I am still friends with my best friends since 3rd grade.  Also, once my kids graduate from high school I plan to travel to England, Ireland, Italy and other countries.


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Employee Spotlight – Dr. Eric Barney

Getting to Know Dr. Eric Barney

Brookdale Dental Boise ID Dentist 208-373-0018 Dr. Eric Barney

It’s kind of funny. As an undergrad student at Ricks College, I had never thought about entering a career in Dentistry. I actually wanted to be a surgeon. However, after a large amount of studying and job shadowing I started to get cold feet. I noticed that many of the surgeons had much busier schedules than I was looking for. At the time, my wife worked for an orthodontist and he suggested I look into the dental field. He mentioned it would still allow me to do surgery, but have the flexible schedule I was looking for. I took his advice and the rest is history!

I graduated from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska in 1996 and started a practice here in Boise Idaho. I find joy in my job. The work itself is fun and challenging and I do love surgery, but I have found that there is so much more to love about dentistry. It is so nice to meet and interact with so many different people. It is also very rewarding to help people out of their pain, or to see them come to love their smiles! I thank God that He has given me this opportunity and the hands to do dentistry each day.

Dr. Eric Barney Brookdale Dental

I have been blessed with a wonderful wife of 28 years. Together, we have been blessed with 7 amazing children, and 3 adorable grandchildren, with 2 more on the way this year! We love this new chapter in our lives. Three of our children are still home with us, and they keep us hopping.  Two of our grandchildren live near by and they also help keep us young.

As a family we enjoy white water rafting the main Payette as often as possible. We love to travel around the country, and often find ourselves visiting Mickey Mouse in California. The time I get to spend with my family is priceless!

One thing many people are surprised to learn about me is that I grew up on a farm and raised hogs as a young boy. I have many memories of changing water, moving pipe, harvesting crops, and feeding all of the livestock. Sometimes I like to quiz my children on facts about hogs.

Thank you so much for trusting in me as your dentist. I have loved serving my patients all of these years.

-Dr. Eric Barney

For more information on our staff and our services visit our website, https://brookdaledentalboise.com/.