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. Adam Bunker
Dr. Adam Bunker was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University and from there received his DMD ( Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following dental school, Dr. Bunker spent 5 years practicing in Clovis, New Mexico for a Public Health Clinic.
Dr. Bunker is credentialed at Presbyterian Hospital and surgical centers where he performs surgeries under IV and General Sedation for complex dental cases for children and adults. He also directed and organized a school-based program for 6 elementary schools ensuring care to all the children in his community.
Dr. Bunker is committed to providing the highest quality dental care while keeping you comfortable and relaxed during treatment. That’s why he furthered his dental training by attending one-to-one anesthesia to obtain IV certification. Because of this extra training, he is certified to perform Oral and IV sedation.
You will often find him singing or humming a tune while he works. He is good natured and enjoys creating long-lasting relationships with his patients.
When Dr. Bunker is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Carlee and their five kids. He enjoys sports and the outdoors. Ask Dr. Bunker about beekeeping and you’ll get an earful.
Dr. Trevor Smith
Dr. Trevor Smith is a Pocatello native who is excited about being a part of the Playhouse Dentistry family. He completed his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University and BYU before obtaining his dental license from the University of North Carolina. He then obtained his pediatric residency training at the University of Florida.
During Dr. Smith’s time in dental school, he worked with several children who needed dental care as part of his licensure. It was such a rewarding experience seeing the impact he made on those kiddos that he chose to look into pediatrics and the rest was history! Dr. Smith has been practicing for 9 years, is a board-certified pediatric dentist and belongs to several associations, including: South Central Idaho Dental Society, Idaho Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
His mission is to practice relationship-based pediatric dentistry in a fun and friendly environment so children can maintain great oral health for life! Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife of 19 years and their three children, Parker, Allie and Sydney. He also really enjoys spending time outside, four-wheeling, kayaking, playing basketball and watching movies.