Meet the Doctors at Playhouse Dentistry for Kids
Dentists in Mountain Home
Dr. Zane Palmer is originally from upstate New York. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Buffalo. Early in Dr. Palmer’s career, he learned the joys and rewards that come with treating children. The satisfaction he receives working each day with children has helped him become a great children’s dentist. Dr. Palmer and his wife Alexis have two beautiful children. Although he finds himself far from New York due to his wife’s roots in Kimberly, he now embraces the great State of Idaho as his home. In his free time, he enjoys coaching and playing ice hockey, snow and water skiing, boating, and entertaining with his family. Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Dental Association, the Idaho Dental Association and the Southwest Idaho Dental Association.
Dr. Jordan Bodily
Dr. Bodily is originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Eagle, Idaho when her father, who is also a dentist, moved his practice to Boise. Dr. Bodily attended Oregon Health and Science University to obtain her degree in Dental Medicine. She wanted to become a dentist because she enjoys working with children and believes that oral health is important for a child’s physical and psychological well-being. She wants to aid in providing children the skills and knowledge needed to practice excellent oral care habits.
Dr. Bodily has been practicing dentistry for 3 years and is excited to be a part of Playhouse Dentistry for Kids! Outside of work, Dr. Bodily enjoys spending time outdoors – hiking, camping, snowboarding and waterskiing. She also enjoys traveling, music and is a big sports fan! Especially the Portland Trailblazer!
Dr. Alana Christian
Dr. Alana Christian grew up in Long Island, NY. She always liked the idea of living somewhere warm, so she pursued her Bachelor’s degree of Health Sciences at the University of Miami. Shortly before graduating, she had her own dental needs that sparked her interest in the profession of dentistry. She completed her dental education at Boston University, followed by a General Practice Residency at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Following her time in Chicago, she practiced dentistry in Austin, Texas and has now made her way to Nampa, Idaho.
Dentistry fulfills her interest in healthcare and her desire to help people feel better. Dr. Christian loves to be of service to everyone she meets and is hoping to change people’s minds about going to the dentist -It should always be a good experience! Dr. Christian has traveled to Honduras for a dental mission trip and wants to do more as soon as possible. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Christian is an avid reader, fond of animals, and shares her home with two cats. She runs multiple marathons a year and is working towards completing fifty races in fifty states!
Dr. Nathan Harward
Dr. Harward was born in Iowa City and raised in Sandy, Utah. He has 6 siblings and fits right in the middle. He grew up playing baseball and enjoying the outdoors. He and his wife Kortney are high school sweethearts who married in 2008. They now have 4 kids, 2 girls and 2 boys, Grace, Riggins, Maverick, and Millie. They have always had a love for Boise and are excited for the opportunity be a part of the community and raise their family here.
Dr. Harward received his bachelors degree in Business Management at the University of Utah and then went on to receive his Dental Degree from Roseman University in 2018. Dr. Harward has enthusiasm for the dental profession, he is committed to providing each and every patient with the highest quality of care. HIn his spare time Dr. Harward enjoys boating with the family, hiking, mountain biking, house projects, and playing with his kids.
Dr. Chelsie Todd
Dr. Chelsie Todd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up Dr. Todd was a competitive dancer and danced professionally for the NBA Utah Jazz. After having a successful dancing career, she completed her degree at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene, graduating with a 4.0 and first in her class.
She went on to practice her passion as a dental hygienist for two years before going to dental school at UNLV. She graduated dental school Magna Cum Laude and earned several top recognitions and awards; The Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, The Student Leadership Award, The America Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award and the Quintessence Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Todd was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the E. Steven Smith Student Honorary Dental Society.
Dr. Todd has worked on various research projects and was able to present her research at the International Association of Dental Research conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Volunteering to help people in need of dental care is one of her great passions. She spent a month in various villages in Ecuador providing dental care to children and adults with limited access to care. Dr Todd loves working with children and their parents to provide the best dental experience possible from a young age, to aid in a lifetime of good oral health.
In her spare time, Dr. Todd enjoys hunting, archery, waterskiing, hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.