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Meet the Team

Dr. Cory Layton

Dr. Cory Layton was born and raised in the beautiful valley of Huntsville, Utah. Married his high school sweat heart, Jenna. They both graduated from Weber State University and then moved to Richmond, Virginia where Cory received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. A degree and three kids later he was finally ready take all that education and put it into practice.

Following Dental School Dr. Layton joined the United State Army and was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia where he decided he wasn’t quite done with education and completed a 1-year program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. This program allowed Dr. Layton to work one-on-one with specialists in all fields of dentistry including Periodontics, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery.

For the next four years as an active duty officer in the military, Dr. Layton was stationed in Landstuhl, Germany where he continued to practice dentistry, partake in continuing education classes, tour Europe, and act as the Officer in Charge of a clinic which contributed to the readiness and wellness of thousands of soldiers and their families.

After being away for almost 10 years, it was time to come back home. The decision to move to Idaho was a perfect choice as Dr. Layton and his family love spending time in the outdoors; backpacking, biking, skiing, and playing anything that involves competition from corn hole to
soccer.

Dr. Layton’s Favorites

Dessert: Oreo Cheesecake

Food: Ice Cream

Super Power: Transportation

Team: Borussia Dortmund (German futbol)

Hobby: Currently—yard work, I really like grass

Place Visited: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Dental Hygienist

Maribel Diaz

Maribel graduated from Idaho State University in 2010 obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been actively practicing dental hygiene for 12 years now. Maribel has lived and worked in multiple states including Washington, Oregon, and Utah. She recently moved back to Idaho in 2019 and has been a part of the Grove City Dental team since. She was born in Mexico and moved to Idaho when she was 11 years old. Maribel is married and has 2 wonderful boys. She enjoys going with her family camping, traveling, and going to the movies in their free time. She also enjoys taking care of her pet cat and doing crafts with her children.

Dental Hygienist

Kassandra Gil

Kassandra was born in Burley, ID and attends Idaho State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She currently is continuing her education in Bachelor Science in Health Science with the goal of applying to dental school once her prerequisite is finished. Kassandra has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for about 2 years. She enjoys the team she works with and finds Dr. Layton to be very supportive and a great example while she is on her journey to dental school. In her spare time, you can find Kassandra exploring nature, spending time with her family, going to the gym, and taking care of her plants.

Dental Hygienist

Maribel Diaz

Maribel graduated from Idaho State University in 2010 obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been actively practicing dental hygiene for 12 years now. Maribel has lived and worked in multiple states including Washington, Oregon, and Utah. She recently moved back to Idaho in 2019 and has been a part of the Grove City Dental team since. She was born in Mexico and moved to Idaho when she was 11 years old. Maribel is married and has 2 wonderful boys. She enjoys going with her family camping, traveling, and going to the movies in their free time. She also enjoys taking care of her pet cat and doing crafts with her children.

Dental Hygienist

Kassandra Gil

Kassandra was born in Burley, ID and attends Idaho State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She currently is continuing her education in Bachelor Science in Health Science with the goal of applying to dental school once her prerequisite is finished. Kassandra has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for about 2 years. She enjoys the team she works with and finds Dr. Layton to be very supportive and a great example while she is on her journey to dental school. In her spare time, you can find Kassandra exploring nature, spending time with her family, going to the gym, and taking care of her plants.

Office Lead

Angelica Winkler

Angelica has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for a couple years now. She has enjoyed expanding her knowledge of the dental field and continues to push herself to excel at whatever may need to be accomplished. She was born and raised here in Blackfoot, ID and her favorite part of her job is working with this wonderful team of individuals and seeing a patient leave loving their smile! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family going on outings. Whether that be a trip to the movies or the mountains they make sure to always be busy.

Schedule Coordinator

Daisy McClellan

Daisy has been in the dental field since 2008 and joined the Grove City Dental team in 2016. Her knowledge is broad from working as a dental assistant to understanding the front-end side of the schedule and insurance information to best assist her patients. She genuinely enjoys her job and watching patients leave happy with their new smiles! She was born and raised here in Blackfoot, ID where she now has her own little family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. They especially love to go camping where they can relax and enjoy the outside.

Schedule Coordinator / Dental Assistant

Rosa Peterson

Rosa has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for a couple years now, with 6 years of experience in the dental field. She is diverse in her skills from front office duties to assisting the doctor in the back. Her favorite part of being a part of the team is interacting with the patients and coworkers and building lasting relationships. Rosa moved around a lot as a child but considers Blackfoot, ID as her home! In her free time, she loves to cuddle up on a rainy day with her husband and her two puppies while watching their favorite movies. If her rainy day isn’t here, you can catch her spending time with her nieces or at the gym working out.

Dental Assistant

Esmeralda Matamoros

Esmeralda is a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She has been in the dental field for 10 years in a few different areas of expertise and attended Eastern Idaho Technical College, graduating in 2012. Her favorite part is learning new techniques and technologies that are ever growing in the dental field. She truly enjoys helping her patients while building relationships and making them a priority to assist them on the journey of achieving a better smile. Esmeralda loves her family and has two beautiful children that mean the world to her. When she is not working, you will find her doing crafts, fishing, and spending time being outdoors.

Office Lead

Angelica Winkler

Angelica has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for a couple years now. She has enjoyed expanding her knowledge of the dental field and continues to push herself to excel at whatever may need to be accomplished. She was born and raised here in Blackfoot, ID and her favorite part of her job is working with this wonderful team of individuals and seeing a patient leave loving their smile! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family going on outings. Whether that be a trip to the movies or the mountains they make sure to always be busy.

Schedule Coordinator

Daisy McClellan

Daisy has been in the dental field since 2008 and joined the Grove City Dental team in 2016. Her knowledge is broad from working as a dental assistant to understanding the front-end side of the schedule and insurance information to best assist her patients. She genuinely enjoys her job and watching patients leave happy with their new smiles! She was born and raised here in Blackfoot, ID where she now has her own little family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. They especially love to go camping where they can relax and enjoy the outside.

Schedule Coordinator / Dental Assistant

Rosa Peterson

Rosa has been a part of the Grove City Dental team for a couple years now, with 6 years of experience in the dental field. She is diverse in her skills from front office duties to assisting the doctor in the back. Her favorite part of being a part of the team is interacting with the patients and coworkers and building lasting relationships. Rosa moved around a lot as a child but considers Blackfoot, ID as her home! In her free time, she loves to cuddle up on a rainy day with her husband and her two puppies while watching their favorite movies. If her rainy day isn’t here, you can catch her spending time with her nieces or at the gym working out.

Dental Assistant

Esmeralda Matamoros

Esmeralda is a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She has been in the dental field for 10 years in a few different areas of expertise and attended Eastern Idaho Technical College, graduating in 2012. Her favorite part is learning new techniques and technologies that are ever growing in the dental field. She truly enjoys helping her patients while building relationships and making them a priority to assist them on the journey of achieving a better smile. Esmeralda loves her family and has two beautiful children that mean the world to her. When she is not working, you will find her doing crafts, fishing, and spending time being outdoors.