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Drs. McWhorter, Stoddard, and Christensen are grateful to have a knowledgeable, fun-loving team who is committed to providing gentle dental care for your child. In addition to our extensive experience and skill, we can accommodate patients who speak English, Spanish, and Japanese so that patients of different backgrounds can enjoy personalized pediatric dentistry in Pocatello, Idaho. We invite you to learn more about the individuals who assist our dentists at Dentistry For Kids.
Dr. McWhorter was born and raised as the 6th of 8 children in Texas. In 1985, he graduated from Atlanta High School in Atlanta Texas. He fulfilled a full-time mission, serving 2 years in Osaka, Japan, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.After graduating from BYU, he attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1998. He then completed a two-year Pediatric Dental Residency at UMKC/Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating in June of 2000. Dr. McWhorter opened Dentistry For Kids in Pocatello in July 2000, where he enjoys working with children by creating a unique experience for them while meeting their dental needs. He married his wife, Natalie DaBell of Rigby, Idaho, in 1992, and they are the proud parents of four children: Chase, age 16; Remington, age 14; Mason, age 11; and Aysia, age 4. They love living and raising their family in southern Idaho. Dr. McWhorter enjoys sports, traveling, and most of all, loves spending time with his family.
Dr. Stoddard practiced in Colorado and Twin Falls before returning to his native home in Pocatello. Prior to studying dentistry, he graduated from BYU. He attended Nova Southeastern University for his pediatric dental degree and Case Western for his DMD, graduating in 2008. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Stoddard’s goal is to ensure overall oral health for children. He is board-certified with AAPD and certified in the administration of oral sedation medications. He completes his continuing education credits yearly to remain current on pediatric dental care. Dr. Stoddard has been married to his wife, Karen, for 18 years, and they share 4 children—Kylie, 17; Paige, 16; Owen, 13; and Lauren, 8. In his free time, Dr. Stoddard enjoys mountain biking, skiing, rafting, and trying anything new and adventurous.
Dr. Michael Christensen