Photo by Lorie Palmer
Two Rivers Dentistry staff includes (L-R) Angela Lindsley, Erin Irish, Briana Kaschmitter, Leanne Lustig. Dr. Shane Newton and Dr. Koalby Brown and (front) Rachael Robie.
As of Tuesday, June 26, 2018
GRANGEVILLE Two Rivers Dentistry in Grangeville recently welcomes a new face.
Dr. Koalby Brown hails from Ogden, Utah, and will be in the Grangeville office Monday through Friday. Owner Dr. Shane Newton also owns a practice in McCall; however, Brown will staff the Grangeville office, located at 120 North A Street (formerly the practice of Dr. Bryan Petersen).
A graduate of Utah State University in Logan, Brown majored in biology and went on to attend dental school at Midwestern University in Phoenix.
“I always felt I wanted to do something in the medical field, and I also enjoy technology,” he said. “I like how [modern] dentistry fuses those two areas together.”
A fluke led him to Grangeville when he was looking online and happened upon an advertisement.
“I’m a country boy at heart,” he laughed.
What solidified his impression that Grangeville would make good stomping grounds?
“People wave,” he smiled. “I love that.”
Brown and his wife, Haley, who is an environmental scientist, moved with their dog, Rockwell, and enjoy life in the outdoors: mountain biking, ATVing, sports climbing and, as soon as they can try it, whitewater rafting.
In the office, Mondays are typically reserved for emergency care, while Tuesday through Friday, patients are welcomed for a variety of procedures including cleanings, fillings, root canals, implants and bone grafts.
“I’m really excited to be here and look forward to meeting the community,” Brown said.
For appointments, call 208-983-1651.
Kaschmitter is office hygienist
GRANGEVILLE – Briana Kaschmitter joined Two Rivers Dentistry last year, ending her commutes to Lewiston for work.
“I’m so glad to work locally,” she smiled.
Kaschmitter (VonBargen) was born in Lewiston and raised in Grangeville where she graduated from Grangeville High School in 2007. She went on to attend Lewis-Clark State College and then Carrington College in Boise.
“I enjoy people and knew I wanted to be in the medical field,” she said.
Hygienists are certified/licensed to do cleanings, give anesthesia and more.
“It’s great for the patient, because they can get in and use their time in the most efficient manner,” she said.
She and her husband, Jeremy, have two children: son, Gage, 5; and daughter, Quin, 7 months.