Meet Our Team of Orthodontic Specialists in Rexburg & Idaho Falls |

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 — Office Manager/ 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, and we 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…
I have recently discovered that I love to find cool rocks!

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 four 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!

Sarah –Scheduling Coordinator

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2022.

A little about me:

I really like singing and music. I also love to read and cook. My family is really crazy, but we love being together and watching movies.

Something unique about me:

I’m really into home DIY and decorating!

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!

Maddie — Clinical Assistant

A little about me:

I am the second oldest of four kids, and my siblings are my best friends (besides my husband, of course)! 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!

Ali — Clinical Assistant

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

A little about me:

My husband and I recently got married, and we love it! I enjoy being active, weight training, biking, and living a healthy lifestyle. I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I’m a cosmetologist and barber and worked at a barbershop for 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 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!

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.

Kennedy — Clinical Assistant

I’ve been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since January 2021.

A little about me:

I’m from Rexburg, Idaho. I married to my best friend and together we have a baby boy. I love to play volleyball and tennis, baking cakes, watercolor paint, and sketch. I’m also a fan of being in the sunshine whenever I can!

Something unique about me:

I got married during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and it was a super fun, crazy, and spontaneous day!

Kelley — Clinical Assistant

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since March 2022.

A little about me:

I love to enjoy the outdoors with my family. Fly fishing is a new hobby and I love it! Anything outdoors makes me smile- especially when I get to do it with my son, who is the best part of my world!

Something unique about me:

I’ve had braces twice (the second round with Elison and Wood Orthodontics), for a total of five years!

Karina — Clinical Assistant

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since February 2022.

A little about me:

I love being outdoors! I especially love water sports: surfing, slalom skiing, and wake boarding. I also love riding horses. I love spending time with my large family of 13 people; I am number 5.

Something unique about me:

I’m good at spray paint art, play three musical instruments, and I’m a cosmetologist!

Madi –Clinical Assistant

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since May 2022.

A little about me:

I love doing art and being with my family. I have been married for two years and have a baby boy on the way!

Something unique about me:

I dislike potatoes!

Eliza –Clinical Assistant

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since June 2022.

A little about me:

I’m from a small town in Northern Utah called Plain City. I enjoy boating, camping, and fishing. I have a dog named Poppy and recently got married. We all enjoy being outside together.

Something unique about me:

I have a a bottomless stomach, so I never feel full!

Brynn –Clinical Assistant

I have been with Elison and Wood Orthodontics since June 2022.

A little about me:

I recently got married and love it! I enjoy going camping, and the outdoors, being active, and playing sports. I love playing the piano and being with my family.

Something unique about me:

I am deathly afraid of moths!

Madison– Receptionist

I have worked for Elison and Wood Orthodontics since August 2022.

A little about me:

I have a son who was born in January of 2022. He is the sweetest little boy! My favorite things are swimming, snowboarding, listening to music, sewing, yoga, and spending time with my family.

Something unique about me:

I lived in Las Vegas until I was 10, then I served my mission there!