Meet The Team


Dr. Jill Shelton Wagers, DMD

Dentist

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 three children, Kade, Savannah, and Delaney 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 hiking, skiing, playing with our office support dog and new puppy, Spuddy and Gemma, 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.


Dr. Mary Krajicek , DDS

Dentist

Dr. Mary Krajicek (cry-check) is from Saratoga, California where she attended Valley Christian High School. After graduation, Dr. Krajieck attended the University of San Diego and received her Bachelor's in Business Administration with a minor in Chemistry. While in college she also studied abroad in Australia, attending Macquarie University. 

She attended dental school at Creighton University School of Dentistry. While she was there, she met her husband Eddie who was attending Creighton Medical School. Together they have two adorable children, Brooklyn and Beau. After obtaining her DDS degree in 2014, they moved to Minnesota and Indiana for Eddie's medical training and eventually relocated to Boise in 2020 for the small town feel and access to the great outdoors. 

Dr. Krajicek is a fourth-generation dentist. Her father and sister practice together in California and her sister-in-law practices in Nebraska. You can't get away without flossing in her family! 

Dr. Krajicek loves to travel with her husband. She also loves to ski, hike, and take her daughter on stroller rides around the neighborhood. She is excited to join a patient-oriented practice and establish her roots here in Boise. 


Julie

Dental Hygienist

Julie was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Jr. High, High School and College in Pocatello. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Idaho State University in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1998. She has been happily employed at 7235 W. Emerald since 2002, and has quite a following here!  She can chat and guide you through your cleaning like it is a visit with a friend.

Julie has been happily married to Nick since 2002. Nick is a history teacher and football coach in the Meridian School District as well as a baseball coach at Bishop Kelly High School. They are the blessed parents of 2 beautiful children, Isabella and Dominic, and an adorable puppy, Gus. Julie and Nick enjoy spending every spare moment with their children and dog and they attend every Boise State football game possible. Go Broncos!


 


Audrey

Dental Hygienist

Audrey grew up in Wenatchee, Washington.  She moved to Boise in 2007 and worked as a dental assistant for 4 years before graduating with her associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Carrington College in Boise 2013.

Her husband, Adrian Rothenbuhler, moved to Boise from Switzerland (and has that wonderful accent!!).  They were married in 2008 and are the proud parents of two adorable little boys named Wesley and Oliver, along with two dogs named Lola and Toby.  All four are full of energy and never a dull moment at their house.  Audrey is full of great stories- she loves getting to know her patients and hopes to make you feel like family when you come to see her.



Lorena

Dental Hygienist

Lorena has been in the dental field for 14 years; she started as an assistant, then decided to further her education and become a RDA earning her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree.

She and her husband Eric have two wonderful boys. Easton, age 12, is a football fanatic with a passion for all things sports. Blake, age 7, loves WWE and enjoys practicing his wrestling moves on his older brother. Together they love traveling, being outdoors and anything competitive in nature! 


Starla

Office Manager

Starla was born and raised in Boise, Idaho where she has been working various positions in the dental field for the last 18 years. Though relatively new to our office, she absolutely loves helping patients while working with Dr. Jill, Dr. Mary and the dental team as our office manager. She has been happily married to her husband, Justin for the last two years with two grown children, Noah and Katie. When she's not working she loves taking her 5th wheel out on adventures, going camping, playing the banjo and spending time with her family and friends. 


Lee Ann

Dental Assistant

Lee Ann graduated in May 2003 from American Institute of Health Technology and has been part of the practice since February 2019.  She is a Boise native and is proud of it!  She enjoys the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. In June 2016, she married Sam and is most proud of her 2 children, MaLia and Lorenzo.  Her son Lorenzo has recently decided to move forward with a military career and join the United States Navy.  Lee Ann’s most rewarding aspect of her dental assisting career is making a difference in someone’s life with something as small as a smile.   


Kinzi

Dental Assistant

Kinzi is one of our newest additions here at Boise Bench. She started at our office in January of 2022 but moved to Boise in August of 2020 from her hometown of American Falls Idaho! She loves making the office feel like a home to all of the patients by welcoming them with a smile on her face. 

Even though Spuddy is Dr. Jill's dog, Kinzi and Spuddy became best friends and you can find them around the office practicing tricks and helping make all the patients happy and feel at home.


Joce

Dental Assistant

Joce grew up in Preston, Idaho (where Napoleon Dynamite was filmed) and moved to the Boise area when she was 16. She has been in the dental field since 2016 and joined our team in May of 2022. She loves the atmosphere of hard work, and she loves meeting new people. Making her a perfect addition to our office.

When not at the office, Joce enjoys spending time with her husband, Charley, and their dog, Mochi. She also enjoys cooking, rafting, traveling, and being outdoors.


Aiden

Dental Assistant/Front Office

​Aiden grew up and went to school in Baker City, Oregon. He graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. After graduation, he moved to Boise where he attended Boise State University. Aiden is currently applying to dental school! He is excited and thankful to join our team. Aiden is working up front and as a dental assistant to learn as much as he can before going off to school.

In his free time, Aiden loves hanging out with his girlfriend, Delaney, and their dog, Bendu. He also loves sports, traveling, and hanging out with friends.


Spuddy

Hi I'm Spuddy, the office emotional support dog. My mom is Dr. Jill Wagers.  I am a 10 year old hypoallergenic golden doodle that found the perfect job. I have a very calm nature and just love to be around people all of the time. My favorite thing about working in the office is walking around and meeting all of the patients. I love to get attention and be pet/loved on. Dr. Jill also says that I have very good teeth, so you will find me showing them off with a big smile and a tail wag. 

I am available by request. If you would like to meet me or have me in the room during your cleaning, exam or procedure please let a member of the crew know. I look forward to meeting you all soon.