About Us

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Dr. Nolan Jeffres

Managing Dentist

Dr. Nolan Jeffres

I was raised in Pine Bluffs Wyoming where I graduated from high school. I attended the University of Wyoming where I earned my bachelor’s degree in microbiology and molecular biology. I spent the next 4 years in Lincoln Nebraska earning my DDS at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

I am grateful to be able to return to Southeast Wyoming to practice. I love the community here and enjoy hunting, fishing and watching sports in my downtime.

My goal is to provide the best dental care for every single patient, customized to their needs, while they remain as informed and comfortable as possible.

Megan

My name is Megan Ortiz. I’m the Treatment Coordinator and a Dental Assistant. I’ve been in the dental field for almost 10 years and absolutely love the job and the patients I am able to help. I’m a wife and a mother to two beautiful children. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, shopping and spending time with my family.

Megan

Dental Assistant

Maranda

Dental Assistant

Maranda

Hey! My name is Maranda, and I’m a Dental Assistant here at Gentle Touch Dental Clinic. I’ve been passionate about teeth for a long time, and I love helping our patients feel confident in their smile after visiting us. I’m originally from Alaska, so naturally I love the great outdoors. I love to camp, fly fish, and go hiking with my dog, Cocoa, when I get the chance. I love my job as a dental assistant, it provides me with various tasks everyday that help me grow individually and professionally. I look forward to working with an awesome team to provide exceptional dental care to you and your family!

Yesella

Hey, I’m Ysella! I was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. I moved to Cheyenne about 2 months ago, so I’m new to town! I graduated from dental assisting school in November 2020. I am new to the dental field and loving every moment of it!

Yesella

Dental Assistant

Rebekah

Dental Assistant

Rebekah

My name is Rebekah and I am a Dental Assistant at Gentle Touch Dental. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our patients, and helping them feel comfortable with getting dental work done. I was born and raised in Colorado, but I moved to southeast Wyoming in 2019. I love rescuing all kinds of animals, I have 5 horses, 3 dogs and 7 cats! I spend my free time caring for my animals, riding and training horses, and even participating in local rodeos on the weekends!

Joselyn

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jocelyn came to the United States to go to College at Brigham Young University – Hawaii where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management.  After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an Accounting Manager for a Public Relations Company prior to moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming where she attended LCCC and obtained her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.  Jocelyn has served as a board member of the Rocky Mountain Dental Hygiene club for six years.

Jocelyn is married and has two boys, one lives in Chicago doing Improvisation Comedy while the other is a senior in High School.  To make a difference during the Covid-19 shutdown, she and her boys fostered and then adopted a beautiful one year old puppy in order to help out the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.  Nova has been a great addition to the family.
 
Jocelyn is passionate about her job as a dental hygienist.  Her love for people makes her job very enjoyable.  She loves to listen to her patients and make sure that their concerns are addressed, that the best treatment is presented to them, and that the care they receive is top notch.  She strives to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible and believes that each patient is important, special and deserves the best experience possible with dental health.

Joselyn

Dental Hygienist

Angie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie

Angie Bannister R.D.H.
Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Proudly served in the Air Force as a Fire Fighter.
DANB certified dental assistant.
Registered Dental Hygienist licensed in Wyoming and Florida.

Tammy

My name is Tammy Oakes. I am the Treatment Coordinator for Gentle Touch Dental. I enjoy helping patients with their treatment plans, and getting to know them on a personal level. I was born in Knobnoster, MO and was raised in the military. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 26 years and have been a military wife for 20 years. I am a mother of 3 daughters (20, 24, & 26 years old). I have 4 grandsons and 3 granddaughters all under the age of 4 years old. I love being a Mamaw and love spending time with them. I have two furbabies (Yorkshire Terriers), Harley Davidson and Scarlett Rose, and absolutely adore them. I have an Associate of Arts degree from LCCC. I am the Lead Volunteer for my husbands unit, Soldiers and Families Readiness Group. Outside of work I enjoy riding the motorcycle with my husband, spending time with my family, reading, going to the mountains, singing/playing flute, crafting, fishing, and camping.

Tammy

Treatment Coordinator

Olga

Schedule Coordinator

Olga

Moved to Cheyenne from Russia in 2010. Has a Bachelor degree in Accounting. With her husband Mikhail they have two boys Eric and Drew. They love Wyoming great outdoors, fishing, hiking and camping with  family and friends. 

Linda

Linda is a lifelong resident of Cheyenne and is a fourth generation Wyomingite. Linda worked for A.E. Roedel Drug Store in downtown Cheyenne until 2009. In 2009 she joined the dental office of Dr. Joseph Devine. When Dr. Steele acquired Dr. Devine’s practice, Linda joined Gentle Touch Dental and has remained a part of Dr. Steele’s team ever since. Linda is married to her husband Meng. Together they have two sons (Daniel, who lives in Seattle, Washington; and David, who lives in Spokane, Washington).

Linda

Insurance Coordinator

Candy

Office Manager

Candy

I’m originally from a farm town in California where I proudly served in the US Navy as a firefighter. I am married to the love of my life. We have a wonderful family. I get great joy from being a NANA! I have been in the dental field for over 20 wonderful years. I take great pride in helping each one of our patients. 

Karina

Hi! My name is Karina. I recently moved to Cheyenne and started working at Gentle Touch Dental. I am happy to be a part of this amazing team. I am currently a part-time student. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, or anything outdoors.

KarIna

Receptionist

Zoe

Receptionist

Zoe

My name is Zoe and I am the receptionist at Gentle Touch Dental. I have never worked in the dental field but I love learning new things and meeting new people. I was born and raised in Guernsey, Wyoming and I moved to Cheyenne in 2017 to attend LCCC. I have a degree in health science and I am currently studying elementary education. I love reading books, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family.

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