Our Team

Our Doctors

Ken Lynn, D.D.S.

Dr. Kenneth J. Lynn has been in private practice in Post Falls since 1992. He was born and raised in Wallace, Idaho and graduated from Wallace High School in 1984. Dr. Lynn attended the University of Idaho and Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology in 1989. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 1992.

Dr. Kenneth J. Lynn has attended numerous continuing dental education courses throughout the last fourteen years.

Dr. Kenneth J. Lynn has also been a member of various periodontal and endodontic study clubs throughout his career. He is committed to the schools and kids in our area and has spent many hours providing free dental care to Post Falls children. Dr. Lynn is a member of the American Dental Society and the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society. He also coaches Little League Baseball, AAU Basketball and other various park and rec athletic teams. He is a booster for the Post Falls School District, and the Coeur d'Alene High School Booster Club.

Erin Elliott, D.D.S.

Dr. Elliott grew up south of Boise (in Orange County, CA…. shhh… Don’t tell anybody).  After playing college soccer and graduating summa cum laude from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, Dr. Elliott graduated top 5 from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, NE.  She moved to North Idaho as soon as she could.  Dr. Elliott loves helping her patients not only smile but sleep better too!  When she is not working (which is a lot just ask her family), she loves to spend time with her family of 3 boys (her husband Tom included!), playing soccer, golfing, and reading.

Dr. Elliott is also a national speaker and educator on the very important topic of sleep apnea and has been published in many dental journals.  She loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients.   She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.  

Kelly Harness, D.M.D.

Dr. Harness was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (that's right - she's a Canuck!). She entered the USA on a soccer scholarship, met her husband while completing her undergraduate degree and was married shortly thereafter.

Prior to completing dental school, Dr. Harness completed a Master's in Business Administration at Oregon State University while she simultaneously enjoyed the fun role of Assistant Director of Football Operations at Oregon State Football.  Her masters thesis was written on a dental imaging technology. Dr. Harness was awarded honors and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society.

Dr. Harness graduated dental school from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR. Her family has always loved northern Idaho and is thrilled to finally be in a place to put down roots in a beautiful place they can now call home. In her free time she loves to be outside, enjoying running, hiking, playing soccer, snowboarding, and anything else under the sun.

Hayden Sharp, D.D.S.

Dr. Hayden Sharp grew up in neighboring Hayden, Idaho. He grew up playing mostly football and basketball and enjoyed skiing, hunting and fishing. After graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School he decided to go to college in Utah at Weber State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science inBiochemistry. In college he had great mentors who were dentists who showed him how rewarding it was to help patients achieve their personal smile goals and help them increase their self-confidence by getting them out of pain, transforming their smile, and educating them on how to keep their teeth and gums healthy throughout their life.

After college, Dr. Sharp was selected to be a part of the Idaho Dental Education Program, a scholarship program that only selects 8 students every year and was accepted to attend Creighton University for his dental education, and graduated with Honors. During dental school, Dr. Sharp found it rewarding to treat underserved populations in the Omaha, NE area and elected to do extra rotations at the OneWorld Community Clinic and on the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, giving patients free and reduced cost dental care.

Dr. Sharp is excited to be back in the area that he grew up in and to continue to enjoy all the outdoor activities the area offers. He values giving patients individualized treatment plans to achieve their smile goals and to provide pleasant and comfortable appointments for his patients. He is continually involved in his continuing education and involved in many study groups so he can always provide patients reliable solutions for their needs.

Hygienists

Tiffany - Dental Hygienist

Tiffany has been a part of Post Falls Family Dental since 2005. She is a Coeur D’Alene High School, NIC, and Eastern Washington University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has 30 years working in the dental field and more experience and knowledge to come. Tiffany has a passion for dentistry, health and the relationships she builds with every single patient and person that comes into her life. 

Her motto is “GO MAD” or also known as “GO Make A Difference” which means to always find an opportunity to make a difference in the world and in someone's life daily. She has passed this motto down to her children. She is happily married with 2 kids, one at Post Falls High School and one at the University of Idaho. Tiffany is project coordinator for the Post Falls Weekend Nutrition Backpack Program. In conjunction with Post Falls Food Bank and the Post Falls School District she is currently serving 150 children on this program. 

In her free time she is spending time with her husband and children, enjoying fine food, having quiet time, cooking, crafting, organizing, traveling, and many outdoor activities. Appreciation for the friends around her, Tiffany will make sure you always feel comfortable and welcome.

Sara - Dental Hygienist

Sara was raised with three brothers on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota. She attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where she finished with a degree in dental hygiene. Sara joined the Post Falls Family Dental team in 2015 and is passionate about providing optimum care to her patients, focusing on their comfort and needs. Sara and her family moved to North Idaho to enjoy a slower pace of life and four mild seasons! When there is free time, Sara and her husband are kept busy with their three daughters. As a family they enjoy time in the outdoors hiking or on the lake. Sara also enjoys baking, gardening, traveling, photography and a little peace and quiet.

Brigitte - Dental Hygienist

Brigitte was born and raised in North Idaho. She has been a dental hygienist since 2013. Brigitte strives to build friendships with her patients as well as encourages them to have healthy home care habits. Recently married, Brigitte and her husband love outdoor activities with their two dogs. She also enjoys going to rodeos, having dinner and game nights with friends, and spending time with family. Fun fact... Brigitte has been a patient herself at Post Falls Family Dental since the age of 5! She is now "at home, working at her dream job!"

Andra - Dental Hygienist

Andra was born and raised in Colfax, Washington. She has been a dental hygienist since 2017 and a myofunctional therapist since 2019. Andra is passionate about serving her patients and their families with evidence-based treatment, resources, and guidance for improving their airways and overall health. She is excited to be part of the Post Falls Family Dental dream team and looks forward to meeting each of our amazing patients.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, and friends, and traveling. Andra is dedicated to providing the best possible patient care and looks forward to making each of her patients' experiences enjoyable and comfortable.

Raquel, RDH - Dental Hygienist

I enjoy traveling and exploring. I have lived on the West coast, in the Midwest, and the South and nothing beats the Pacific Northwest! Hiking, paddle boarding, and playing with tech are my passions. Educating is important to me as I have grown up with poor oral health due to lack of education. I get the frustration of oral health and feeling like, “I always get cavities even though I don’t eat sweets!” But just know that there could be a lot more reasons why! I always try to personalize and treat each patient’s individual needs.

Michell - Dental Hygienist

Michell has lived in North Idaho for 28 years. She began her dental career in 2006 and has loved the dental field ever since. Michell received her degree in dental hygiene from NIC, where she was part of their very first graduating class! She was also selected for the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society Memorial Award based on personal character and leadership. She loves building a relationship with the patients and thinking outside of the box in order to make oral hygiene habits easier and more realistic for each patient's lifestyle. She also is passionate about staying educated on new products and dental technology that can help patients enjoy oral hygiene as much as she does.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family of 6, going to her kid's sporting events, staying as active as possible, biking, hiking, camping, being on the lakes and rivers, learning to ski, spending time with friends, and relaxing with a good book or movie.

Assistants

Julie - Orthodontics Coordinator

Julie has been in the dental field for a really long time and with Post Falls Family Dental since 2013. She is a 4th generation Coeur d’Alene native with strong ties to the community. When she’s not at work, you can find her on the lake, in the mountains, or at the CDA Eagles downtown.

Nikki - Dental Assistant

Nikki is one of the assistants at Post Falls Family Dental, and also helps assist in sleep apnea. She has been in the dental field since 2015 and loves everything about it. She recently moved back to the Post Falls area from Seattle, WA. She was very excited to be able to get her job back at this amazing office after being away for a year.

Abbey - Dental Assistant

Abbey was born and raised in the Silver Valley.  And her family has been patients of Post Falls Family Dental for 20 years!  

Abbey has always loved the dentist and knew she wanted to enter this field.  She is constantly hustling, learning and helping patients feel comfortable at the dentist just like she always did! 

When she is not working,  Abbey loves to snowboard at Silver Mountain and spending time with her friends and family.

Kelly - Dental Assistant

Kelly has been in the dental field since 2005. She chose dentistry because she has a passion for changing people’s lives by improving their smiles.

In her spare time, she enjoys working out and being in beautiful Idaho outdoors year-round. She hikes, bikes, and enjoys water and snow sports.  She is grateful to be a part of the Post Falls Family Dentistry family and looks forward to working with you.

Kaylee - Hygiene Assistant

Kaylee came to Post Falls, Idaho when she was about two years old and has lived here ever since . She has been a patient at Post Falls Family Dental for over a decade and now gets to be a part of the amazing team. Kaylee really enjoys helping others and wants the best experience for every person who walks through our doors! She is currently in school with hopes of becoming a dental hygienist.

In her free time, Kaylee loves all things outdoors: hiking, swimming, camping, boating. She has played competitive soccer her whole life and enjoys being active.

Front Office

Stephanie - Insurance and Billing Coordinator

Stephanie was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has been a
part of our team since 2006. When not in the office, Stephanie enjoys
gardening, traveling, boating, and biking with her family.

Jayme - Office Manager

After 13 years in the dental field, I like to think of myself as a Jill of all trades, but master of none. I typically spend my free time climbing Kilimanjaro, biking a quick 135 miles around Lake CDA, or the occasional backpack trip across Post Falls. I am primarily powered by McDonald’s iced tea and sunshine!

I like taking on new projects and am currently mastering the art of underwater makeup tutorials. With talents like this, I tend to think of myself as humble with a hint of Kanye. I love meeting new people and thought what the heck - Post Falls Family Dental seems like a great way to meet the community!

Diana- Hygiene Coordinator

I was born and raised in the PNW and still love it. I have 3 grown children and recently became a grandma for the first time. I enjoy camping, fishing, and anything involving a beach. I have worked in the Medical and Dental field in customer service and insurance for over 16 years and am excited to be a part of the Post Falls Family Dental team!

Loni - Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator

Loni was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene and graduated from Spokane Community College in 1986 with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. She has extensive experience in Orthodontics and TMJ.

She is thrilled to be a part of our Sleep Apnea Team here at Sleep Better Northwest.

After a mid-life crisis that lasted 15 years, which involved a long-running career as a serial dater on internet dating websites, Casino Manager, and supplying products to a pharmaceutical company,  Loni is back in the area and having a blast with her three adult daughters, 2 grandsons, and one fiery haired granddaughter.

In her free time, she enjoys hot dog eating contests, axe throwing competitions, and watching autopsies.


Kierra - Treatment Coordinator

Kierra was born and raised in Washington but has spent the last several years inching her way closer to Idaho. She has worked in the dental field since 2017 and is so happy to be a part of the awesome front office team at Post Falls Family Dental. Key has a passion for marketing and design and has greatly enjoyed working creatively on the office’s social media presence. Her two daughters bring her the greatest happiness, and she spends most of her spare time with family and friends.

Jackie - Scheduling Coordinator

Jackie was born and raised in southern Idaho and recently moved to Coeur D'Alene last summer.

She's a graduate from Boise State University with a bachelor's degree in Health Science. She has been in the dental field since 2017 and enjoys calling Post Falls Family Dental home. In her spare time, she enjoys raising her corgi puppy, golfing, or competing in a pageant.