Our Team

Our Great staff here at Advantage Dental

About Dr. Richins

Shortly after graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University, he started his practice here in Meridian. He loves technology and has always been at the forefront, being the first in Idaho to use digital x-rays and cad-cam systems.

Dr. Richins exceeds the requirements in continuing education to stay abreast of the latest and best in dentistry. He treats each patient as he would treat his own family.

He and his beautiful wife Teresa are the proud parents of eight children and six grandchildren. The family loves boating and camping together. Dr. Richins also loves fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and racquetball.

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Our Capable and experienced team is well equipped to fill your dental needs.

Our great assistant


Tina is a certified Dental Assistant with 25 years of experience.  She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know them.  Creating new relationships with her patients is something that she prides herself on.  She has worked in dentistry her entire career and is very clever and skilled at making patients feel at ease. 

Tina loves spending time with her family, they enjoy skiing, baking and traveling together.  Their favorite destination is Mexico

Our wonderful assistant


Shannon has been working in the Dental field since 2005. She graduated from the Boise State Dental Assistant Program. She has always loved Teeth and takes great pleasure in restoring smile and helping out patient get out of pain.

She had a little girl in 2018 and loves to spend any free time playing with her. She loves family time which includes her husband and Gambit, their dog. She pends a lot of time camping, fishing and playing outdoors.

Our wonderful Hygienist


Kassy is an Idaho Native. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young boys. Camping and hunting are among their favorites. She also enjoys crafting, baking, and time with friends.

Kassy attended Carrington College in 2013 where she studied Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She is passionate and dedicated to providing the best care possible for her patients. It is just as important to her that you get a quality and gentle cleaning! Kassy also enjoys building rapport with each patient and looks forward to meeting you.

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