The Premier Dental Care Team

At Premier Dental Care, we strive to help you feel right at home while taking care of your dental needs. Our staff is qualified and professional, while always helping you feel at ease, even if you’re nervous around dentists. Meet the team below!

Dr. Brett Jacobson

Dr. Brett D. Jacobson’s professional and academic careers are best described as excellent. He is a 1996 graduate of Creighton University Dental School. Currently, Dr. Jacobson is involved with several professional associations. Dr. Jacobson enjoys all aspects of General Family Dentistry, everything from children’s dentistry to comprehensive restorations which involve dental implants. Many patients have commented on his gentle nature, especially with children. Dr. Jacobson and his wife, Melani, have six children. They enjoy going on vacations and spending time together.

Dr. James Drake

James G. Drake DMD (his friends call him J.D.) attended Ricks College, Idaho State University, and received his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. In addition to enjoying all procedures in general dentistry, Dr. Drake is currently focusing his research on Full Mouth Rehabilitation and advanced procedures in restoring people with problems to health. He recently introduced Lasers for use in treating gum infections and treatment of cold sores. Drake is the grateful husband to his wife, Jennifer and father to their three very cute children. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in eastern Idaho and you may find him horseback any chance he gets. Dr. Drake has also published a book about the human need for acceptance ( and is co-founder of a national company that trains dental assistants ( He is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Help Inc. a local child abuse prevention agency, as well as spending many hours with his church and in other community service organizations.
Dr. Tom Anderson from Premier Dental Care

Dr. Tom Anderson, DDS

Dr. Tom Anderson, a native of Idaho Falls, has been a trusted name in dental excellence in Eastern Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming for over 25 years. He is known for his artistry, skill, compassion, and for beautiful and long-lasting results. When Dr. Tom is not in the office, he can be found enjoying active outdoor fun with his four children.

Barbara from Premier Dental Care

Barbara, Marketing and Office Manager

Barbara is a native of Iowa and moved to Idaho in 2012. She is the mother of two great kids, Molly and Colin, and two fun dogs, Ernest and Zippy. Barbara enjoys hiking, crafting, travel and all forms of music making. Barbara loves working at Premier Dental, with new challenges and opportunities every day.

Brenda from Premier Dental Care

Brenda, Dental Hygienist (Team Leader)

Brenda has been a hygienist with Premier Dental since 2011. She has experience in all areas of dentistry, with over 25 years in the dental profession. Brenda loves spending time with her family, interior decorating and traveling. She has two beautiful children, including a son who was recently married. Brenda is a hard worker and loves what she does.

Hailey from Premier Dental Care

Hailey, Certified Dental Assistant

Hailey is like a ray of sunshine in our office. With her vibrant smile and delightful personality, she immediately puts patients at ease. Born and raised in Idaho, Hailey often can be found at the gym or doing Kangoo. She also likes to camp, boat and dirt bike. Hailey loves summer and everything outdoors.

Johna from Premier Dental Care

Johna, Dental Hygienist

Johna has worked with Dr. Anderson since 1990. She is known for being thorough, gentle, and delivering painless anesthetic. She has a talent for connecting with others and has gained tremendous trust from her patients. She is great at educating her patients and helping them to maintain the best oral health possible. Johna is married with two boys and enjoys skiing, hiking, and gardening. She is very active in her church.

Lindsey from Premier Dental Care

Lindsey, Certified Dental Assistant (Team Leader)

Lindsey has been a dental assistant since 2002 and has been with Premier Dental since 2007. Outgoing and funny, she is also a great listener, hearing her patients’ needs and doing everything in her power to take care of them. She is married with a step-son and daughter. An Idaho Falls native, Lindsey loves to spend time with her family and enjoys camping, swimming, and playing in the mountains on her 4-wheeler.

Lynda from Premier Dental Care

Lynda, Treatment Plan Coordinator

Lynda has been at Premier Dental since 1991. With over 35 years of dental experience, she is able to work with patients to develop a treatment plan that optimizes the use of their insurance as well as making the most of their time in the office. She is truly the “I can help you” lady. She is Mom to two daughters and Grandma to four grandchildren. Lynda and her husband enjoy golfing, going on cruises, and traveling to Mexico.

Audra from Premier Dental Care

Audra, Financial Coordinator

Audra is a native Idahoan and recently moved back to Idaho Falls to be near her family. She enjoys spending time with her four children, her six sisters and her two dogs, Emma and Dave. Audra has traveled extensively, visiting or living in at least 13 countries. She loves to ice-skate, roller-skate, fish and spend time outdoors. She gets great joy from helping people.

Dami from Premier Dental Care

Dami, Dental Assistant

Dami was born and raised in Pocatello and currently lives in Rigby. She was recently married to her sweetheart, Jesus. Dami is the busy mother of twin 4-year-old girls named Lauren and Lexi, and step-mother to 6-year-old David. She enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Jen from Premier Dental Care

Jen, Dental Assistant

Jen was born and raised in Florida and moved to Idaho at the age of 18. She has a chocolate Lab named Quila and a cat named Kitty. Jen enjoys any outdoor activities, including camping, boating, swimming and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Malissa from Premier Dental Care

Malissa, Patient Coordinator

Malissa is a native of Idaho and loves it here! Her bubbly personality and great smile greet Premier patients daily. Malissa loves to travel to Florida to visit family and play at the beach. She also enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and 4-wheeling with her husband and two dogs, Pika and Scout. In her spare time, she assembles 3000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
Our Team was last modified: July 18th, 2018 by Lisa Carr