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Tom Dickson DDS

Hi, my name is Tom Dickson and I am the Doctor here at Silver Tree Dental Care.  I grew up in the small northern Utah town of Liberty. I was one of 10 kids. After high school I served a two year church mission in California.  When I returned home I attended Utah State University. There I met my wonderful wife, and completed a bachelor's degree in Biology.  I then attended Dalhousie University Dental school in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was a great experience for myself and my kids. After graduating Valedictorian I then attended the prestigious University of Utah General Practice Residency where I received additional training in root canals therapy, implant and bone graft placement and an overall improvement of my dental skills. I then spent a couple years working in the Phoenix Arizona area where I met a great mentor and studied cosmetic and laser dentistry. Great dentistry is a passion of mine, and I strive for perfection in all I do.

I moved to the Elko area a couple years ago and have enjoyed the great hometown feel. When not doing dentistry I spend my free time with my wonderful wife and five kids, enjoying sports, the mountains and the wildlife.


About our staff

Front Desk


Junie Gandolfo

Junie is an Elko native, having been born and raised in Lamoille.  She has two daughters and four grandchildren who she absolutely loves.  She enjoys spending time outside doing yard work, camping, and fishing with family and friends, and watching NASCAR.  Junie spent 32 years working for Dr. Marvin Conley before he retired in 2018.


Kailyn Sanchez

I have lived in Elko County for most of my life. Spring Creek is where I call home and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. When I am not at work I can be found at home busy with my two kids, five dogs, four cats, one gecko, seven chickens, and two goats. You may even find me at the motocross track watching my son race, or at mud bogs watching my husband race. Family is so important to me, and I am very blessed to work along with some truly amazing people that I consider part of my family.

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Danielle Cortes

Hi, my name is Danielle Cortes. I am an Elko native who’s been working in the dental field since 2019. I attended Dental Hygiene school in Orem, Utah. I have a true passion for working in the dental field and I am excited to be a part of Silver Tree Dental. I enjoy dental hygiene because it is rewarding helping people create beautiful smiles!

During my free time, I enjoy traveling to new places and also spending quality time with my family. Especially my nephew and niece.


Beth Damele

My name is Beth Damele and I am a hygienist at Silver Tree Dental Care. I was born in Elko and raised in Eureka. I grew up on a ranch raising beef cattle and working on my grandparents’ farm during the summer. A few of my favorite activities to do outside of work include spending time with my family and competing in ranch hand rodeos. 

I graduated from Carrington College in Boise, Idaho April 2019 and I absolutely love life as a dental hygienist! I love that my job allows me to work in such a positive and friendly environment. My favorite part about being a hygienist is making our patients proud of their beautiful smiles!


Shandy Christensen

I was born in Salt Lake City. In 1993 we moved to Eureka NV. I graduated high school from Eureka high in 2003. My parents moved to Spring Creek after that. I moved to Salt Lake and met my husband. He got a job out here working with Elko county school district, and in 2012 we moved our 3 kids out here. We have two boys Scott, Ethan, and our daughter Riley. We enjoy going golfing, camping, and spending time with friends and family. I have been a dental assistant for a few years now. I love dentistry and am excited to be part of Silver Tree Dental care with Dr. Dickson and the rest of our staff.


Kaitlyn Yepez

My name is Kaitlyn and I am one of the assistants at Silver Tree Dental Care! I’ve been assisting for around three years and absolutely love it. I was born and raised in Elko, my husband and I are high school sweethearts and have two beautiful kids, Aiden & Eliana. Outside of work I’m traveling any chance I can get, and spending time with family!



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