• Meet Our Staff

    Dr. Criss and Our Staff

    Brian G. Criss, DDS – DentistIMG_7603

    Welcome to Hillsview Dental! I am Dr. Brian G. Criss. I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Wyoming in 1989. In 1996, I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I started my practice in June of 1996, and am currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Black Hills District Dental Society. I continue to attend several continuing education courses every year, and am certified to treat sleep apnea and place dental implants.

    Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Teri; three children, Lydia, Grady, and Abigail; and our Yorkie, Bailey. I also routinely volunteer for mission work to Guatemala and Haiti, and in my downtime, I prefer camping, fly fishing, reading, and playing the piano.

    Above all, I love building personal, long-lasting relationships with patients. We talk about more than just dental health, such as our personal lives, families, careers, and goals, and I feel like every patient is a member of my own family.

    Act as though you were to live forever; live as though you were to die tomorrow.”


     

     

    Jill – Practice AdministratorIMG_7625

    My name is Jill, and I have been employed in the dental field for over 20 years. I joined Dr. Criss’ team in 2012, and absolutely love what I do. I love the friendships that I’ve formed with patients, and I enjoy helping them feel comfortable and at home while at our office.

    I have two daughters, Robin and Emily, as well as a child that I sponsor in Bangladesh. I like swimming, music, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

    Friends are the family you choose for yourself.”


     

     

    Sheila – Patient CoordinatorIMG_7610

    I’m Sheila, and I grew up in Hayti, South Dakota. I graduated from Dakota State University with an Associate of Arts degree in Travel. I’ve been working with Dr. Criss since 2012. I enjoy meeting  patients, making them feel welcome, sharing stories, and getting to know them personally.

    I have been married to my husband, Bob, for over 30 years, and we have three daughters – Kayla, Marissa, and Kelsy – and two sons-in-law – Jeff and Matt. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, crocheting, reading, and traveling.

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


     

    Kelly – Registered Dental HygienistIMG_7579

    Hello, I’m Kelly. I graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I have over 20 years’ experience in dentistry, and have been one of Dr. Criss’ team members since 2003.I have caring and compassionate skills with high quality dentistry. My favorite part of working here is making patients feel like family. After 20+ years in dentistry, I still absolutely love my job and my patients, Dr. Criss and coworkers are my family.

    My husband, John, and I have three children – Jake, Jenna, and Jayda, and in my free time, I love going to their many activities. I also enjoy scrapbooking, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.


     

    Amber – Registered Dental HygienistIMG_7635

    I’m Amber, and I’ve been a part of Dr. Criss’ team since 2006 after obtaining my degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota. I am also certified in the administration of local anesthetic. I love getting to know patients like family, and I have a knack for explaining treatments and diagnoses in detail to make them feel comfortable.

    When I’m away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris, our children, Brooks and Hannah. My hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, and camping when time allows.

    Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs


     

    Lynn – Certified Dental AssistantIMG_7653

    Hi, I’m Lynn.I joined Dr. Criss’s office as a certified dental assistant in 2003. I’ve been a dental assistant since 1993.  I have over 20 years experience in dentistry. I care about our patients’ treatment and making their dental experience a good one, and I value our relationships. Patients that I’ve seen for years have become like family to me.

    I also enjoy spending time with my husband Matt and son Taylor. We have two fur babies, Fiona and Fonzie.

    Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa


     

    Heather – Director of MarketingIMG_7639

    My name is Heather, and I have been Dr. Criss’ Director of Marketing since 2015. I am originally from South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Communication Studies.

    My husband, Greg, is in the Air Force, so we have moved around a lot, but we are proud to call the Black Hills home! As hobbies, I enjoy crocheting, playing the fiddle, reading, and baking.