Dr. Bryce Hanson

Dr. Bryce Hanson completed his undergraduate education at Idaho State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He is a graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry and has practiced as a dentist in Southeast Idaho since 1997. Because of his commitment to perfection, Dr. Hanson has completed numerous hours of continuing education, especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He has studied with those involved in the creation of ABC’S Extreme Makeover TV program. He also provides the latest in porcelain restorations and CEREC same-day crowns.

Dr. Hanson’s experience, advanced training and commitment to excellence combine artistry and technology to give you a smile that exudes confidence, beauty and well-being. For most of our patients, this is a life-changing experience. Dr. Hanson’s goal as your dentist is to give you the smile you desire and the dentistry you deserve.

Dr. Hanson and Family

Dr. Tanner Higham

Dr. Tanner Higham attended the Roseman College of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2019. He regularly completes continuing education courses to stay at the forefront of the dental field and has received awards for dental excellence in implant placement. Dr. Higham was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, which only admits the top 5% of each graduating dental class in the country. He has practiced in the Shelley area since 2019.

Dr. Higham and his wife, Ashtyn, have twin daughters, Presley and Scottie. Outside the office, he enjoys being outdoors, playing gold and spending time with his family. Dr. Higham is excited to be back in the Shelley area and is committed to providing the highest quality of care for his patients.

Dr. Higham and Family

Meet Our Team

Our highly trained and qualified dental team at River Valley Dental works closely together to provide courteous, professional dental care in a comfortable environment. When you visit our friendly office, we will provide you with personalized treatments and will help you understand your overall dental condition as well as the treatments you need, so you can make an informed decision about your oral health. Please visit our office or call us at 208-357-7611 to make your appointment with our experienced dentists, Dr. Bryce Hanson and Dr. Tanner Higham, and to learn more about our dental care in Shelley, Idaho. We look forward to meeting you!


Office Manager & Financial Coordinator

Jen has been a wonderful team member at River Valley Dental since 2005. She loves helping people and is a certified dental assistant, working for many years helping us create beautiful smiles. Recently, Jen moved to our front office to help with our patients’ financial arrangements, and she enjoys the association she gets to have with our patients. She is always available to help if you have any questions or concerns. Her and her husband love being in the outdoors, hunting and camping with their three children.


Hygiene Coordinator

Ashlee joined River Valley Dental in 2015. It is her privilege to help you schedule your dental hygiene appointments and help ensure that you keep your smile healthy. Her favorite part of being at River Valley Dental is the team’s commitment to putting patients first, which inspires her to perform better each day and provide the best experience for our patients from the moment they walk in to the moment they leave. Ashlee and her husband have three children, enjoy being around their extended families and love being in the outdoors.


Dental Assistant

Hannah joined our dental team in April 2019. She loves working with her dad and seeing our patients become confident in their smile. Hannah got married in June 2021 and loves being active and playing basketball and volleyball.


Dental Assistant

Mariah joined River Valley Dental in August 2020. She loves the positive energy and teamwork in our office, as well as her coworkers and boss. She maintains a positive attitude and can always be found helping others. Mariah and her husband married in July 2019, and they have a cute puppy named Wrangler. In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors, as well as fishing, horseback riding and shopping.


Dental Assistant

Stacey completed ISU workforce training prior to joining our team in April 2021. She and her husband, Jacob, have one daughter named Blakeley. In her free time, her hobbies include making crafts and painting with Blakeley.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amber attended Illinois Center College, where she served as class president and received the Colgate’s Student Achievement Award. She enjoys being part of a practice that is 100% family-centered and team-driven, and she brings dedication, positivity and pride in her career to work with her each day.

Amber’s family is from the south. She has been married for 16 years and has four children. She is dedicated to her family, and loves being a mom, wife and RDH. Amber’s kids keep her busy with sports, and her hobbies include jeeping and off-roading.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Annley is a graduate from the Idaho State University Dental Hygiene Program. She joined River Valley Dental in 2013. She loves caring for people and helping them with their healthy smiles. Annley has a wonderful way of making her patients feel comfortable, especially the little ones. Being a dental hygienist allows her to truly help others and meet new people. In her free time, she loves canning foods from her own vegetable garden and doing crafts. She and her husband have two young daughters.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Breanna graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene in August 2018. She joined our team in December 2018. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing tennis and pickleball and is currently an obsessed aunt.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Natalie joined the team in 2017. She is a dental hygiene graduate from Idaho State University. Natalie enjoys the interactions she has with her patients and has made many friends in her short time here at River Valley Dental. Natalie’s friendly demeanor, obvious passion for dentistry and commitment to her patients are a few of the reasons our patients love her! She strives to create dental appointments that our patients anticipate instead of dread. In her free time, she enjoys being at home, spending time with her husband and their four children.