About Us:

The oral health of your entire family is our top priority. We understand many of our patients have fear about visiting a dentist so our staff is here to provide you and your family with the caring, gentle care that you deserve in a comfortable environment.

We offer convenient appointment times, the latest in dental technology and lots of patient education for you and the family. Our office is proud to accept most dental insurances and will work with you to make treatment affordable, easy and effective.

When you visit our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:
- Cleanings & Exams
- Sealants & Fluoride
- Root Canal Therapy
- Periodontal Treatments
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Colored Fillings
- Crowns & Bridges
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants

Our team of dental professionals are here to assist our patients in learning more about their oral health. This website is a resource we hope you'll find useful in making more informed decisions about your dental care. Please browse through our site to learn more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, payments & insurance and more.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Hokanson is a native of Newcastle, Wyoming. After Newcastle High School, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Zoology/Physiology. In 2002 he graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Since that time he has practiced with Nick in Gillette.

Brian is very involved with the American Dental Association, currently representing 7 states on an ADA Council. He is dedicated to continuing his dental learning through numerous continuing education courses every year. He is a scholar member of the Dawson Academy which is a premiere advanced dental education institute in St. Petersburg, Florida committed to quality, complete care for patients. Brian is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Brian is married to Willa, also a native of Newcastle. Together they have three children—Ainsley, Sam, and Bridger. They enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, and sports. They are avid Wyoming Cowboys and Denver Broncos fans. Brian is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cowboy Joe Club at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Bouzis is a Casper, Wyoming native. After graduating from Natrona County High School, he attended the University of Wyoming from 1983 to 1987. He went on to receive his DDS degree from the University of Nebraska Medical College of Dentistry in 1991. He has proudly practiced and served Gillette and the surrounding area for 21 years.
Nick has been very involved with organized dentistry. He has served as the President of the Wyoming Dental Association 2003-2004.President of the Wyoming Board of Dental examiners 2010-2012. He He has been president of the Wyoming Academy of General Dentistry from 2005 to 2013. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry 2006.

Nick has also been involved as a member of the Campbell County Health Board 2006-2012. He was staff dentist for screening residents for Pioneer Manor 1991-1996. He has done volunteer children screenings for Head Start Program 1998-Present. He was on the University of Wyoming Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2005 to 2012.
Nick is also active in Energy Capital Toastmasters, Cowboy Joe Club, Lions Club, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church.

Nick is married to Amie, they have four children, Mari, Jack, Ellie and Luke.

Meet Our Staff

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Shantel was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming and graduated from Campbell County High School. She realized she wanted to be a dental assistant after graduation and took a dental assisting course to learn more about being a dental assistant. After joining Dental Care Center, she knew that it was the right career choice because she enjoys meeting all the different patients and likes the challenges that come with being a dental assistant. Shantel is an active person who snowboards in the winter every chance she gets and camps in the summer every weekend she can. She likes to stay fit and in shape, so she tries to work out every day.

Karissa was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming. After graduating from Campbell County High School she moved to Colorado. While living in Dillon, Colorado she stumbled upon a dental assisting job, where she began on the job training. Karissa has been assisting since 2008. She enjoys spending time with family, camping and traveling.

Lawanda was born in Columbus, Louisiana and moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1984 where she graduated from high school. She moved to Gillette in 1992 and has been active in several local organizations while raising her two children. Lawanda has worked in the dental field for 16 years working as a dental lab assistant for 10 years and moving on to dental office administration where she has been employed for 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, being outdoors, and traveling.

Crystal was born and raised in Newcastle, WY and graduated from Newcastle High School. She attended Gillette College where she completed her pre-requisites and attained her Associates degree. She furthered her education at Sheridan College where she graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and has since furthered her degree by graduating from the University of Wyoming with her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Crystal moved back to Gillette to be with family, her boyfriend, two dogs, and three horses. She enjoys a variety of activities such as rodeo, skiing, watching her brother race as well as her boyfriend, numerous outdoor activities, and playing patty-cake with her niece. Crystal is dedicated to the field of dentistry and providing the best patient care and service. She continues her education each year by attending the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and continues to read articles on new and up to date information. She is qualified to treat patients of all ages and performs all dental hygiene duties with quality and care.

Sue was born in Lemmon, South Dakota and was raised on a farm in Meadow, South Dakota. She graduated high school in 1975 in Isabel, S.D. Sue is married and has two beautiful children. Throughout the years she has worked at various jobs including daycare, maid service, donut fryer, and manager at a bakery for 19 years after which she decided it was time for a change. She became a dental assistant and subsequently completed a course to receive her diploma for dental assisting in May of 2009.

Lisa was born and raised in Gillette, WY and graduated from Campbell County High School. She attended Black Hills State University and graduated from Sheridan College. Lisa is married to Jim and they have 3 children and 1 spoiled dog.
Lisa enjoys time with family, camping, travel, riding the Harley with her husband, being outdoors, and new adventures.
Lisa is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and Wyoming Dental Hygienists Association. She attended the Pankey Institute for Periodontal Therapy and numerous continuing education courses for dental hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist with the Dental Care Center for over 20 years.

Judy has lived in Gillette since 1977 and has been employed in the dental field for most of that time. Judy worked as an EMT for 8 years and drove a haul truck for a local coal mine also. Soon after that she returned to dentistry which has always been her real love. Judy is a graduate of Rapport Leadership Institute, Gillette Area Leadership Institute, as well as many well-known centers for excellence in the dental field. She has two children and four grandchildren whom she loves to spend time with. Her hobbies include riding motorcycles, camping, and travel.

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