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Team Directory

Staff members of Elison Orthodontic Team from Idaho Falls and Rexburg locations.

Dr. Matt Elison

I have been practicing orthodontics since 2006.

A little about me…
I am married and together we have six children (including a set of twins), who keep us busy with their school, church, and sports activities. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with them.
I also love the outdoors and enjoy skiing, swimming, biking, camping, and hiking.
I’m grateful to be practicing orthodontics and serving the great people of Southeast Idaho.
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Dr. Ryan Wood

I have been practicing orthodontics since 2012.

A little about me…
I am married and we have four awesome boys and one baby girl who keep our lives fun and exciting.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, building things, chasing kids, and eating brownies & ice cream.
After living and practicing in Washington for the past few years, I’m excited to be back in Idaho and look forward to creating amazing smiles here.
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Jamie — Treatment Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2010.
A little about me…
I have 5 children, two are married and we love the new additions. I have two adorable grandchildren too!  I love music, scrap booking, and anything that involves spending time with my family.
Something unique about me…
People always think I’m taller than I really am.

Melissa — Treatment Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since April 2012.
A little about me…
I have 4 kids that keep me busy in all kinds of activities.  I like to exercise and love to cook and bake. I have started a new tradition at the Rexburg office…. “Cookie Monday” for the staff.
Something unique about me…
I served a humanitarian/dental mission in Guatemala. I ran a marathon, 1/2 marathon and a Ragnar Relay all in the same year!

Lana–Treatment Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since February 2007.

A little about me…
I married my high school sweetheart, and together we have five kids who keep me very busy. I love watching my boys play football, and seeing my girls dance and cheer.
I love a good sweet treat then love to exercise that sweet treat off!
I am also passionate about music and enjoy sharing that passion with others.

Something unique about me…
I teach a group fitness class called Kangoo. You may have even seen me jogging around town on a crazy-looking pair of shoes that make me look like an Avatar!

Jennifer — Financial Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since October 1989.
A little about me…
I am happily married to a great guy, who I love very much. I have four sons, two daughters-in-law, five precious granddaughters, and two adorable grandsons.
I enjoy driving in the mountains and being in nature. I love to read, sew, and build things with power tools. My favorite thing however, is spending time with my family.
Something unique about me…
My favorite shoes are the Converses I got as a hand-me-down from my son!

Trina — Financial Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since February 2014.
A little about me…
I have been married to my sweetheart since 1988 and have six wonderful kids, and three adorable granddaughters. We enjoy hiking and watching movies together.
I love scrapbooking, reading, sewing, and baking. My favorite food is Crème Brule.
Something unique about me…
When I turned 40 I ran a marathon!
I also have chickens and bees.

Jessica – Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since March 2017.
A little about me…
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have three kids. I spend most of my free time at their volleyball, football, and soccer games. I enjoy hiking, boating, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Something unique about me…
I have been stung by a jelly fish twice. Once in Mazatlan, Mexico and another in Nassau, Bahamas!

Adrienne–Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2021.

A little about me:

I love to spend time with my family. We love the outdoors; any hiking trail- we are on it! I like gardening, photography, and watching home improvement shows. I have 3 children: Ashley, Zachary, and Noah. We love soccer! I love to sing, but I’m a terrible cook.

Something unique about me:

I love working in the dental field. I took dental assisting classes in high school and haven’t looked back. I love teeth and smiles!

Sarai- Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since June 2021.

A little about me:

I love to Latin dance! I enjoy traveling and trying new foods. I like to go out an meet new people, but I also like to stay home and watch movies cuddled up next to my sweet husband!

Something unique about me:

I have eaten some pretty exotic foods!

Tenille — Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison Orthodontics since January 2013.
A little about me…

I am originally from Canada and come from a family of eight. I have been married to my wonderful husband since September 2010. Together we have three amazing kiddos who bring us so much joy! I love painting, drawing, reading, watching movies, baking, decorating cakes and eating them too!

Something unique about me…I became an American citizen 10 days after having my third baby.

Heidi — Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2017.
A little about me…
I am married to an amazing man and together we are raising our seven fantastic kids. I love anything that makes me laugh, and all things outdoors- camping, hiking, mountain biking, and boating.
Something unique about me…
When I “grow up” I want to be tri-lingual and raise therapy dogs!

Emili — Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since 2018.

A little about me…
I’m originally from St. Anthony but now live in Rexburg. I’ve been married to my husband since April 2017, and we have a baby girl.  I love everything in the outdoors: exercising, horse riding, and four-wheelers, to name a few. I also love new shoes, sidewalk chalk, and the 4th of July.

Something unique about me…
I have a very common name but have yet to see anyone spell it the same way!

Hannah- Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since December 2019.

A little about me:

My husband and I have a puppy named Waylon who we are both obsessed with. I’m originally from Nashville, Tennessee but love living in Idaho.

Something unique about me:

No one else in my family has red hair!

Maddie- Clinical Assistant

A little about me:

I am the second oldest of four kids, and my siblings are my best friends! I’m originally from Kansas. I love music and traveling. Breakfast food is the best kind of food EVER!

Something unique about me:

I am 25 % Japanese!

Kennedy – Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since January 2021.

A little about me:

I’m from Rexburg, Idaho, and married to my best friend, Cameron. I love to play volleyball and tennis, bake cakes, watercolor paint, and sketch. I also love being in the sunshine whenever I can!

Something unique about me:

I go married during the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic. It was a super fun, crazy, and spontaneous day; ask me about it!

Kennedy – Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since October 2021.

A little about me:

I’m originally from Buhl, Idaho and I’m the oldest of 5 kids. I recently got married to my sweetheart, and loving every minute! I love to country swing dance, fish, work out, and camp.

Something unique about me:

I was a farm camp counselor to kids from ages 6-12 when I was 16.

Ali- Clinical Assistant

A little about me:

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since March 2021.

I love to be active and live a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy weight training and biking. I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I am a cosmetologist and barber and have been working at a barbershop for the past 6 years before coming to Idaho. I have one sister whom I am very close to, and she has three children that I adore! I love to spend my time with family on a beach or in the sun.

Something unique about me:

I am a Canadian. I graduated from BYU-Idaho as an international student in December 2020 with a Bachelors of Science degree.

Marissa- Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since April 2021.

A little about me:

I love tennis, hiking, and playing the guitar. I also love spending time with my family.

Something unique about me:

I Love fruit smoothies!

Kelsey- Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2021.

A little about me:

I have always loved the outdoors. I enjoy riding horses, playing basketball, volleyball, camping, and spending time with my family. You can always find me out on our ranch with the cows and horses.

Something unique about me:

I come from a very big family! I have 2 sisters, 2 step sisters, 1 step brother, a half brother, and 2 half sisters.

Lauryn- Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since August 2021.

A little about me:

I am from Grand Junction, Colorado and am the 2nd of 5 kids. I currently attend BYU-Idaho and I love it! I like to read, rock climb, play the violin, and play pickle-ball.

Something unique about me:

I have ridden a camel and a donkey in Israel.