Tara Crane found a great fit when she moved to Wyoming from Washington, both professionally and personally. After more than 20 years as a dental assistant, her priority has always been making patients feel good about themselves, regardless of what happens during a checkup. At Dr. Leeper’s, she has an office who shares her philosophy […]

Kim Estes – Dental Hygienist

Since she began working as a hygienist in the early 2000s, Kim Estes has seen many teeth and many smiles. She’s also worked at different dentists’ offices, and now she appreciates the conservative nature of Dr. Leeper’s care and the camaraderie of his team. And because of the familial nature of the office, Kim is […]

Cherie Strang, Dental Hygienist

After more than 35 years as a practicing hygienist, Cherie Strang has seen a lot of nervous patients. In that time, she’s learned how to adjust her techniques and strategies to make patients more comfortable. The first step is to get to know patients and sympathize with their anxieties. This compassion then guides her approach […]

Sarah Chafee, Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Sarah Chafee is a perfectionist, and she takes her time with everything. For example, when a patient comes in nervous or scared, Sarah spends extra time working with those patients. She believes that when she is able to do her job carefully, conscientiously and gently, patients will trust her. And if a patient […]

Krista Carstensen, Head Dental Assistant

In many years as a dental assistant, Krista Carstensen has learned that when dental professionals show patients genuine concern, patients are able to relax and will become comfortable. So, Krista genuinely cares about every one of her patients. She gets to know them personally before their appointment begins, and because her interest is authentic, she […]

Pam Daugherity, Office Manager

Since she began at this dental office in 1976, Front Office Manager Pam Daugherity knows how to make patients comfortable. As patients’ first line of communication, Pam knows each individual’s level of nerves or anxiety from the initial phone call. She will be the first person to welcome patients into the office, which patients find […]


Dr. Ben Leeper Dr. Ben Leeper’s number one priority is to make every appointment a positive experience for his patients. So every aspect of his practice, ranging from the atmosphere of the office to his friendly, reassuring staff to his own philosophy on patient care and education, was designed with patient comfort in mind. In […]