Our Professional Staff
We are dedicated to bringing you and your family the best quality care that is possible. Located in Meridian, Idaho, our primary asset is the talented and friendly staff. Because of our team and relaxed environment, your appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable. We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.
Dr. Travis Royce - Doctor
Dr. Travis Royce is a native of Idaho, born and raised right here in the Treasure Valley. After completing his undergraduate studies at Eastern Oregon University, he graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, a leading dental education program. Dr. Royce understands that many people are apprehensive about their dental visits. “I treat all of my patients with the same care that I would give my own wife and kids. I will do everything in my power to make your dental visit the best you’ve ever had.”
Dr. Royce is a member of the American Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association, and the Western Treasure Valley Dental Society. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife, Mindy, and five children, fly fishing, and golfing.
Lorie Hurst – Office Manager
Lorie is a native of Idaho and has lived in Meridian for the past 24 years. She and her family love the area for the outdoor activities, camping, boating, fishing in the summer, skiing in the winter. She has been married to her husband Ray (AKA Ray of Sunshine) for 32 years. They have 4 married children and 7 grandchildren and 1 granddog! She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and family. She has worked in dentistry for 23 years and LOVES her job and the people she gets to work with.
Alissa Bunch – Front Office Coordinator
Alissa has lived in Idaho for over 20 years and moved to the Boise area with her daughter Myrissa in 1999. Myrissa is a senior at Bishop Kelly High School and plans to attend The University of Idaho to pursue a career as an Equine Veterinarian. Alissa has been married to her very talented husband John since 2003 and looks forward to many years ahead together. John has worked at Micron for 17 years and is a certified instructor in Jeet Kune Do Martial Arts. Alissa has worked in the dental field for 16 years in various positions. Her extensive dental knowledge and positive attitude are some of the many talents she is able to share with our patients. Alissa enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, gardening, reading and watching movies. She is our newest member of Alpine Heights and loves the daily interaction with her co-workers and our patients.
Vanessa Cooley – Dental Assistant/Front Office
Vanessa is native to Idaho and has been married for a year and half. She and her husband Landon are expecting their first child in September. Vanessa completed the dental assisting program from Boise State University and has been a dental assistant for 5 years now. She also has front office experience with insurance processing and scheduling. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors. Her activities consist of boating, playing volleyball, crafting, traveling and spending time with the family. Vanessa is a wonderful addition to our team at Alpine Heights Dentistry. She loves interacting with our patients and enjoys helping people feel great about their smile.
Tabitha Stader – Hygienist
Tabitha was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to the Boise area with her family and instantly fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle that Idaho had to offer. She and her husband Steve enjoy traveling, golfing and hiking in the Boise foothills with their golden retriever, Beckham. They have a daughter Paisley who they both absolutely adore. Tabitha has been in the dental field for over 14 years and has been working for Dr. Davis at Alpine Heights Dentistry for 7 of those years. Tabitha is a wonderful and conscientious hygienist who is loved by our patients and staff.
Laurie Winegar – Dental Assistant
Laurie grew up in Fruitland, Idaho and has been married to Todd Winegar from Ontario, Oregon for over 20 years now. Todd works as an attorney for Trout Jones Gledhill Law Firm. They lived for 6 years in Bend, Oregon and moved back to Boise 4 years ago. They have 2 children, Tanner and McKae . Laurie has been a dental assistant for over 18 years now. She loves family trips, especially to the Oregon coast. She enjoys shopping and skiing, as well as, golfing. Laurie is a wonderful part of our dental team at Alpine Heights Dentistry! She loves working in the dental field making people smile!