Jill Shelton Wagers is a fifth generation Idahoan and a second generation dentist.
Back in 1996 she married the Idaho Candy Company owner, Dave Wagers, and they get a lot of grief being the candyman/dentist combination. They have four children, currently all TEENAGERS, Kade, Savannah, Delaney and Devon who keep them busy, worrying and laughing. Generally in that order.
Jill got her early education very close to the dental office at Jackson Elementary, West Jr. High, and Borah High School. She then headed to University of Puget Sound (go Loggers) and received her dental degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. She was able to go "east" to Denver, Colorado for a general practice residency program before returning home to Boise.
Jill joined the John S. Kriz, DDS show in 1995, had Duston Connaughton join them in 2003, and enjoyed sharing the responsibilities with both until John retired in 2007 and Duston moved next door in 2013.
She feels she found her calling in dentistry as she enjoys meeting and befriending new people, the arts and crafts of creating and fixing teeth, and getting to work with the amazing human body.
She loves to chat, can hold a one sided conversation well but is also versed in deciphering numb-mouth mumble!
Outside of dentistry and family, Jill keeps busy reading, spending time in the mountains (especially around Cascade Lake), staying physically active running, skiing, doing laundry for a family of 6, and tries to appreciate all the blessings in her life. Maybe over a glass of wine with friends...
She says she is truly lucky to work and play in the fabulous profession of dentistry, feels honored to work with her wonderful patients and is grateful for her amazing team.