Meet Our Staff

Meet the Hillsview Dental Team

Brian G. Criss, DDS – Dentist

Dr. Brian G. Criss received his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wyoming in 1989. In 1996, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, and started his own practice, Hillsview Dental. In addition to his degrees and extensive experience in providing high-quality family dental care, Dr. Criss is certified in CEREC restoration using CAD/CAM technology, obstructive sleep apnea treatment and management, and dental implantology.

Dr. Criss also takes annual mission trips to Haiti to provide dental care to those in need, and he is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Open Wide Foundation in Guatemala
  • Parakaleo International (Board of Directors)

While in the office, Dr. Criss loves building connections with patients and getting to know them beyond the doctor-patient relationship. Outside of the office, he enjoys camping, playing the piano, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not grow faint.” – Isaiah 40:31


Jill – Office Manager

Jill has over 20 years’ worth of experience working in the dental health field, and has been Hillsview Dental’s office manager since 2012. She loves being part of a team that helps educate patients about the lifelong benefits of good dental health, and enjoys building relationships with patients as she helps them feel comfortable and at-home visiting the office. Outside of the office, Jill spends her free time with family and friends, swimming, listening to music, and walking.

Friends are the family you choose for yourself.”


Sheila – Patient Coordinator

Sheila grew up in Hayti, South Dakota, and graduated from Dakota State University with an Associate of Arts degree in Travel. She has been Hillsview Dental’s Patient Coordinator since 2012, and always enjoys meeting new patients, making them feel welcome, sharing stories, and getting to know them personally. Outside of the office, Sheila loves crocheting, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughters, and sons-in-law.

Love the people God gave you – one day, He’s gonna need them back.”


 Kelly – Dental Hygienist

Kelly graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2006 with a degree in dental hygiene. However, she’s been working in the dental health field for over 25 years and has been a part of the Hillsview Dental team since 2003. She loves providing caring, compassionate, and high-quality dental care to patients of all ages, and building close relationships with everyone. Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys camping, hiking, and going to her kids’ activities.

Be strong. Be brave. Be fearless. You are never alone.” Joshua 1:9


Savannah – Dental Assistant

Savannah graduated in 2013 and has been a dental assistant at Hillsview Dental since 2016, with a certification in radiology. She enjoys building relationships with patients and hearing their life stories, while making them feel as comfortable as possible while in the dentist’s chair. Outside of the office, Savannah loves spending her time with her son, Grayson.

Everything happens for a reason.”


Schedule a Consultation with Our Team

At our office, we treat every patient as a member of our family. To meet with Dr. Criss and our team in person, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.