Meet the Team

Dental Care Center Staff - Gillette, Wyoming

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. We recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.


Lisa Semler, RDH

Lisa was born and raised in Gillette, WY and graduated from Campbell County High School. She attended Black Hills State University and graduated from Sheridan College. Lisa is married to Jim and they have 3 children and 1 spoiled dog.

Lisa enjoys time with family, camping, travel, riding the Harley with her husband, being outdoors, and new adventures.

Lisa is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and Wyoming Dental Hygienists Association. She attended the Pankey Institute for Periodontal Therapy and numerous continuing education courses for dental hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist with the Dental Care Center for over 20 years.

Wendy Young, RDH

Wendy grew up in northwest Montana. She is married and has two children, Randi and Jakob. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, and numerous outdoor activities.

Wendy received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from University of Wyoming Outreach at Sheridan College in 2005. She has been practicing with Drs. Bouzis and Hokanson since 2007. She treats patients of all ages performing hygiene duties from regular cleanings, sealants, x-rays, and periodontal scaling/root planning and maintenance.

Susan Locken

Sue was born in Lemmon, South Dakota and was raised on a farm in Meadow, South Dakota.  She graduated high school in 1975 in Isabel, S.D.  Sue is married and has two beautiful children.  Throughout the years she has worked at various jobs including daycare, maid service, donut fryer, and manager at a bakery for 19 years after which she decided it was time for a change.  She became a dental assistant and subsequently completed a course to receive her diploma for dental assisting in May of 2009.

Candace Kelson

Candace grew up in southwestern Wyoming. She moved to Gillette in 2001 where she worked as an optometric assistant for seven years. After deciding to do something different, she joined Dr. Bouzis and Hokanson in 2008 as a dental assistant. Candace enjoys summers and motorcycling with her husband Kelvin and has two daughters, Kelsi and Kylee.

Shantel Fleak

Shantel was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming and graduated from Campbell County High School.  She realized she wanted to be a dental assistant after graduation and took a dental assisting course to learn more about being a dental assistant.  After joining Dental Care Center, she knew that it was the right career choice because she enjoys meeting all the different patients and likes the challenges that come with being a dental assistant.  Shantel is an active person who snowboards in the winter every chance she gets and camps in the summer every weekend she can.  She likes to stay fit and in shape, so she tries to work out every day.

Karissa Kruger

Karissa was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming.  After graduating from Campbell County High School she moved to Colorado.  While living in Dillon, Colorado she stumbled upon a dental assisting job, where she began on the job training.  Karissa has been assisting since 2008. She enjoys spending time with family, camping and traveling.

Judy Day

Judy has lived in Gillette since 1977 and has been employed in the dental field for most of that time.  Judy worked as an EMT for 8 years and drove a haul truck for a local coal mine also.  Soon after that she returned to dentistry which has always been her real love.  Judy is a graduate of Rapport Leadership Institute, Gillette Area Leadership Institute, as well as many well-known centers for excellence in the dental field.  She has two children and four grandchildren whom she loves to spend time with.  Her hobbies include riding motorcycles, camping, and travel.

Crystal Hershey


Crystal was born and raised in Newcastle, WY and graduated from Newcastle High School.  She attended Gillette College where she completed her pre-requisites and attained her Associates degree.  She furthered her education at Sheridan College where she graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and has since furthered her degree by graduating from the University of Wyoming with her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene.  Crystal moved back to Gillette to be with family, her boyfriend, two dogs, and three horses.  She enjoys a variety of activities such as rodeo, skiing, watching her brother race as well as her boyfriend, numerous outdoor activities, and playing patty-cake with her niece.  Crystal is dedicated to the field of dentistry and providing the best patient care and service.  She continues her education each year by attending the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and continues to read articles on new and up to date information.  She is qualified to treat patients of all ages and performs all dental hygiene duties with quality and care.

Lawanda Wagoner

Lawanda was born in Columbus, Louisiana and moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1984 where she graduated from high school.  She moved to Gillette in 1992 and has been active in several local organizations while raising her two children.  Lawanda has worked in the dental field for 16 years working as a dental lab assistant for 10 years and moving on to dental office administration where she has been employed for 6 years.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, being outdoors, and traveling.

Tiffany Lohf

Tiffany was born and raised in Gillette.  She graduated from Sheridan College in 2004.  Tiffany is married to Weston.  She has a daughter and a step-son.  Tiffany enjoys time with her family, traveling, and going to car shows with her husband.