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.  

James Miller, D.D.S.

Dr. Jim Miller was born in Berlin Germany in 1947. His father, Capt. J. O. Miller, USAF was there to manage operations at Templehoff Air Field and ensure success of the Berlin Air Lift. Because of my fathers career in the Air Force I have had the opportunity to live most everywhere in the US. From New York to Mountain Home Idaho and 10 locations in between. 

Retirement found us in Sandpoint Idaho. Jr. and Sr. high school there, followed by college at the University of Idaho. Dr. Miller graduated in 1970 with a BS in Education. An ROTC commission as 1st Lt., Infantry US Army then took him to Ft. Benning GA then Ft. Lewis Washington. 

After military service it was back to college at the University of Washington for two years of Pre-Dent and then Dental School. Dr. Miller practiced in Everett Wash from 78 to 94. He then moved back to Sandpoint and purchased the Dental practice of his family Dentist, Dr. Gerald Madsen. Dr. Miller semi – retired in 2011. Now working one day a week at Post Falls Family Dental and doing some Locum Tenens work. 

Dr. Miller and his wife Nancy, have been married for 28 years and have two children Kate and Kyle. 

Dr. Miller is a member of the ADA, the ISDA and the Panhandle Dental Society. He also holds membership in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and soon the International College of Dentists. He is a Fellow in the International College of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Miller is also a past Trustee for the ISDA. Heavy involvement in CDE and study clubs has been a passion throughout his career. Non-professional interests include skiing, snowmobiling, building hot rods, golf and sailing. He has had the opportunity to sail the Victoria – Maui Yacht Race on two occasions. The second time as Skipper of the High Noon, finishing 4th overall in fleet, being only two hours out of first place after 14 days on the Pacific Ocean.  

Kelly Harness, D.M.D.
Dr. Kelly Harness

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.

Hygienists

Holly - Dental Hygienist

Holly was raised in Western Washington. She attended hygiene school in Minneapolis to work for a few years. She returned to the Northwest in 2010 and came to work for Post Falls Family Dental. Holly recently married and spends her spare time running, biking, walking, skiing with her husband and family friends.

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.

Nicole - Dental Hygienist

Nicole graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013 when she joined the Post Falls Family Dental team. She was raised in beautiful north Idaho and graduated from both Lakeland High School and North Idaho Collage with honors. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and is passionate about continuing her education to best serve her patients. She strives to build friendships with all her patients to make learning about oral hygiene fun and relaxing!

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and all activities outdoors. She is also fond of reading, watching Netflix, learning to cook and dance, gourmet food and hopes to travel in the future.

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

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!"

Assistants

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.

Angelea - Dental Assistant

Angelea has been in the dental field since 2008 and has been at Post Falls Family Dental since 2014. She was born in Redondo Beach, California and has lived in the Coeur d’Alene area since 1990.

Angelea’s favorite part about her job is giving someone confidence in their smile. Always striving for a higher standard of dental care, Angelea fits right in with the team at Post Falls Family Dental. 

When Angelea is away from the office, she loves spending time with her husband Danny and their 3 children, Kiley, Sawyer and Shay. Together they enjoy golfing, boating, traveling and shopping.

Carrie - Dental Assistant

Carrie is a Pearl Jam fan who is married to Dr. Lynn and assists him, in that order.

Katie - Dental Assistant

Katie has been in the dental field since 2008 and has been assisting Dr. Lynn since 2012. She was born and raised in North Idaho, growing up as a silver valley girl in the small town of Kellogg.  Katie is passionate about dentistry and enjoys every aspect of her job. She strives to educate her patients on their oral health while also getting to know them on a personal level and creating a relaxed and comfortable experience for everyone.  Katie is married to the love of her life, Chad, has 2 beautiful children, Ashton and Brynnlee and a German shepherd, Sadie.  When away from the office, she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoying this beautiful area that we call home!

Front Office

Melinda - Hygiene Coordinator

I’ve had the pleasure of working at Post Falls Family Dental since 2003.  I have formed some meaningful relationships with our patients and the family I get to work with every day. It’s nice to work in a fun and relaxed environment and I feel our patients appreciate that as well.

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.

Brittani - Scheduling Coordinator

Brittani will be the first to greet you as soon as you walk through our door! She was born and raised in Spokane Valley, WA, GO HAWKS!! She started four years ago as a Chairside Dental Assistant but quickly wanted to pursue and serve our patients from the front! "I feel privileged to work for the Top Dentists in the Northwest and the opportunity to grow professionally with our amazing team". When not in the office, Brittani enjoys DIY projects and creating handcrafted wooden signs. She is married to her awesome husband Tyler and together they like to take on different projects around the house and go on adventures which includes taking their fur pup Millie to the park! Call and schedule an appointment with Brittani today!

Ashlie - Scheduling Coordinator

I have been working in dentistry for over 18 years, 10 of which I was a registered dental assistant. I decided that I wanted to move my career into the administrative side of dentistry and went back to school and received my Bachelors in Business in 2009. One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. My husband Tom and I have 4 children that enrich our lives every day. In my free time I enjoy watching my children’s sports, reading, being outdoors, watching football (Go Seahawks/ UW Huskies) and spending time with family and friends.

Bri - Dental and Sleep Medicine Coordinator

Brianne was born and raised in northern California and quickly moved to beautiful north Idaho. She has been in the dental field since 2010 and has been working for Post Falls Family Dental since 2013 and exclusively the Sleep Apnea Coordinator since 2014. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and changing their lives for the better. Bri works to support her other passion in life, fishing and hunting. She spends her weekends with her husband and daughter exploring Pacific Northwest in their fishing boat.

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.

Treatment Coordinator

Jaycee Cooper

Jaycee has lived in North Idaho her whole life and has been in the dental field for 16 years. She has 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband. In her spare time she loves to experience all the wonderful things this beautiful part of the country have to offer including hiking all over Farragut State Park, floating down Spokane River, camping pretty much anywhere, and visiting our fabulous local breweries.