Douglas Hwy Office 307-682-6771
4-J Road Office 307-682-6655

Dedicated Dental Team

About Us

The team at Powder River Dental is focused on meeting our patients’ unique dental needs with comprehensive and compassionate services. Whether you need regular teeth cleanings or cosmetic dentistry, our dental team is experienced and educated to provide the highest quality of care.

We have two offices proudly serving Gillette, WY, and surrounding areas. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please call either of our offices and be sure to review our patient information before your first visit.

Call our S. Douglas Hwy Office

Call our 4-J Road Office

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Meet Our Team

Our professional dental team stays up-to-date with the latest dental technologies and is dedicated to helping every patient feel comfortable. Above all else, our doctors and staff want to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve.


Dr. Holly L. Schamber, Dentist at Powder River Dental
Holly L. Schamber, DDS
Dr. Holly Schamber and her husband, Tony, are native Wyomingites. After graduating dental school in 2012, they moved to Gillette to make it their forever home. Dr. Schamber attended the University of Wyoming, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health in 2005, and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health in 2008. She further went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2012. After graduation, Dr Schamber joined the professional team at Powder River Dental Associates.

Dr Schamber is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wyoming Dental Association – where she currently serves as the Vice President. She is the President of the Northeast District for the Wyoming Dental Association and serves as the dentist on the Children’s Developmental Services of Campbell County Health Services Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI). Dr. Schamber has a passion for dentistry and helping improve the health and smiles of her patients.

Dr. Schamber and her husband, Tony, have 3 children, Jaxson, Kru & Jaycee, that keep them busy and always traveling somewhere for their kids’ athletics. The Schamber family enjoys camping, hiking, boating…really anything outdoors. They enjoy traveling around to watch their kids play on traveling basketball and baseball teams. Dr Schamber and her husband enjoy training and running half marathons together. Enjoy might be a strong word, but they enjoy the challenge and reward of running.

Dr. Chad C. Schell, Dentist at Powder River Dental
Chad C. Schell, DDS
Dr. Chad C. Schell was raised in Wyoming and knew he wanted to return to Wyoming after earning his education.

Dr. Schell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in health sciences from the University of Wyoming in 2006. He then graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 2010 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Schell was invited to join the team at Powder River Dental.

Dr. Schell and his wife Lindsey grew up on the west side of the Big Horn Mountains in Basin. They moved their family to Gillette in June of 2010 to join Powder River Dental. Dr. Schell and Lindsey have two daughters, Morgan and Malin. In his spare time Dr. Schell enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.

Dr. Nitan A. Bahnson, Dentist at Powder River Dental
Nitan A. Bahnson, DDS
Dr. Nitan Bahnson was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming. He and his wife, along with their son, can’t imagine living anywhere else as both of their families also live in Gillette. He is proud to call Gillette “home” and grateful for the opportunities Gillette and Wyoming offer.

Dr. Bahnson attended the University of Wyoming where he completed his Structural Engineering degree with minors in Chemistry and Finance. After completing an internship with Peter Kiewit Building Group, Dr. Bahnson chose to pursue a career in dentistry in order to continue working with his hands, while helping people more directly.

Dr. Bahnson attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He went on to pursue advanced training through a General Practice Residency (GPR). Dr. Bahnson was one of eight residents selected for the 2015-2016 general practice residency at the University of Colorado, where he received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Implants, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Sedation. After a successful first year Dr. Bahnson was asked to serve as the Chief Resident the following year while he continued training. Dr. Bahnson is a member of the Wyoming and American Dental Associations.

Dr. Bahnson enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, skiing, and working on a multitude of DIY projects.


Theresa Germann, Dental Hygienist at Powder River Dental
Theresa Germann, RDH
Theresa graduated from Sheridan College with her Dental Hygiene degree in 1992. She and her husband, Gary, then moved to make Gillette their home and start their family. Theresa has been working for Powder River Dental since December 2001. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their three children and their spouses, and their four granddaughters. They are also known for having fun in their spare time playing poker, fishing, and traveling to beautiful places, especially by cruise ships.
Tori Scantling, Dental Hygienist at Powder River Dental
Tori Scantling, RDH
Tori grew up in Nebraska and moved to Wyoming when she started hygiene school in Sheridan in 2015. Tori lives near Gillette with her husband, beautiful baby girl, and black lab pup! She enjoys hunting, roping, and really anything outdoors! She’s happy to be in Gillette, Wyoming and working for Powder River Dental!
Krista Heiken, Dental Hygienist at Powder River Dental
Krista Heiken, RDH
Krista graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Sheridan College in 1994. She has been working for Powder River Dental since 2012. Krista was raised in Billings, Montana and practiced Dental Hygiene there for 17 years before moving to Gillette 2012.

Krista has served as the Montana Dental Hygienist Association President year 1999-2000 and several other Board positions at the state level. She also has served on the American Dental Hygiene Association as a delegate for the state of Montana. She and her husband have two children.

Christina Scherry, Dental Hygienist at Powder River Dental
Christina Scherry, RDH
Christina has lived in Gillette since 2014. She completed her prerequisites at MSU Billings and graduated from Sheridan College with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. Christina grew up in Germany, where she completed a 3 year program in dental laboratory technology and worked as a dental technician for 10 years before pursuing dental hygiene.

Christina’s passion and main interests related to dental hygiene are the impact of oral health on systemic health (and vice versa), sleep apnea, and the effect of Orofacial dysfunction on airway and dentition. Getting patients excited about and engaged in their oral health is her main goal.

Christina and her husband, Nick, have been married for 11 years, and have two young children. They enjoy camping with their dogs in the summer.

To schedule an appointment with our experienced and friendly team today, contact us today!

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