Janica Gillette-Backstrom


Education & Credentials

Creighton University School of Dentistry; Omaha, NE


Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University; Pocatello, ID


I love being a dentist. I am committed to partnering with you to achieve your oral health goals. I am surrounded by an incredible team whose purpose is to ensure that you are our priority and have the perfect patient experience.


I enjoy the Game of Thrones books and TV series. I will travel far and wide to go to a music festival with my husband, which is mostly his choice, but his enthusiasm is contagious! My favorite team is our Broncos!

Volunteer/Service Experience

Pocatello Free Clinic, Give Kids A Smile, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Pacific Dental Services Mobile Dental Clinic, Smile Generation Serve Day, Dental Lifeline Network


I joined the world of dentistry in 2005 and worked as a dental assistant and dental hygienist until completing dental school in 2013. My husband and I are kept busy with our six children. If I get a spare second, I sneak away with a good book.

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, P.E.O. International


Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, American Association for Women Dentists Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award, American Equilibration Society Award, Dentsply International Merit Award for Removable Denture Prosthodontics, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry Award, Idaho State Journal Overachiever Under 40 Award


Graduated magna cum laude, Dean's List