AboutSandcreek Dental

Sandcreek Dental is a Idaho Falls based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Darrington and Dr. Tall and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 208-513-1092 and experience why our patients think Sandcreek Dental is the best dentist in Idaho Falls.

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Dr. Mark Tall

Cosmetic dentist Mark Tall has been practicing dental care since 1988. Sixteen years ago, Dr. Tall started Sandcreek Dental with the goal of creating a caring and comfortable atmosphere in which patients can come for quality dental care. Dr. Tall works closely with his staff to ensure that this goal is achieved for each of his patients. Dr. Tall has created a cosmetic dental practice in which the patients and the staff develop caring relationships that, in turn, create a relaxed and friendly environment in which all of the patient's dental needs and goals can be met. This family-like setting combined with Dr. Tall's advanced education and over twenty years of dental experience ensure that our patients are truly getting the best dental care available.

Ali Dance

Ali Dance

Hi my name is Ali and I am one of the hygienists here at Sandcreek Dental. I love getting to know my patients, so here's a little bit about me. I grew up in Middleton, Idaho but have lived in Eastern Idaho for several years. I attended Idaho State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I absolutely love learning and especially enjoy continuing education in periodontics, anatomy, pathology, and local anesthesia. One of the most rewarding parts of my profession is not only having the opportunity to help patients with their smiles and self confidence, but also helping improve their oral and overall health. My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients, and I pride myself in providing thorough oral health education and care that fits each individual patients needs. I love continuing to grow and adapt in this amazing profession, and working with amazing doctors and co-workers make this office environment enjoyable. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our golden retriever, Indie. We love skiing, camping, and anything outdoors! We also love traveling and anything to do with good food, family and friends.

Crystal Haggard

Crystal Haggard

Hi! My name is Crystal, but many of you know me as Junior. I got to know the office as an assistant back in 2010. I love dentistry so much I decided to further my career and left for dental hygiene school in 2016. I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene in 2018 from Idaho State University and came back in 2020! I love building relationships with patients and helping them to achieve optimal oral health. I married my best friend Mason in 2010. We have three Labradors who enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. We love fly fishing, hunting and will camp on the river any chance we get. We also enjoy ice fishing in the winter as well as bowling together! I enjoy my work at Sandcreek Dental because we have a couple amazing doctors, fun and hardworking staff, and wonderful patients who make my career that much more fulfilling. Come see us to experience our amazing team and allow us to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

Teena Barnes

Teena Barnes

Teena has been serving the great patients at Sandcreek Dental for over twenty five years. I am dental hygienist and love my job! I love to help my patients develop a great smile that they can be confident about, while helping achieve great oral health. I have seen the effects that oral hygiene plays in somebody's life and just not oral health but overall confidence. I am licensed to do myofunctional therapy. I enjoy continuing education courses, which allows us at Sandcreek Dental to offer state-of-the-art technology. I am also a mom of three children, and I have two granddaughters that I adore. I love being outdoors, crafting, and being with my grandbabies.

Sarah Tamayo

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Office Manager and Front Desk Admin at Sandcreek Dental. I was born in California and moved to Idaho when I was 10 years old. I graduated Highland High School in Pocatello in 2006 and studied Business Management and English at Idaho State University. In 2012 I married my best friend, Randy, and we moved to Coeur d' Alene. From there, we relocated once to Helena, Montana, and then in 2016 to Idaho Falls. In January 2020 we welcomed our first child, Vanessa. She is the sunshine in our life, and along with our dog, Cocoa, we enjoy spending time outdoors and with family and friends. I began working at Sandcreek Dental the week after moving to Idaho Falls. I had prior experience in the dental field while living in Montana, and it was a field I quickly fell in love with. I started at the Front Desk, spent time working in the back assisting, and then transferred back to the front desk when I came back from maternity leave. I very much enjoy the work I do for our patients and staff. We have a couple amazing doctors here as well as fantastic and well trained staff. Come in and see for yourself the wonderful, patient focused and family friendly environment we achieve daily.