Our Staff

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Dr. Matthew Hein D.D.S.
Dr. Matthew Hein joined Buffalo Dental Clinic in 2010.  He is a Wyoming native, growing up in Newcastle.  He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University and went on to dental school in Denver, Colorado at the University of Colorado Dental School.  He graduated in 2009 and stayed in Colorado an extra year to join a GPR residencey, which further prepared him for general dentistry but also trained him in more complex dental cases.  Dr. Hein states, "I love meeting new people and devloping relationships with my patients. Faith and my family are most important to me and I enjoy camping and hunting and pretty much anything I can do outdoors."

Sherri Nikont R.D.H.
Sherri joined the Buffalo Dental team in 1993. 
Texie Baker R.D.H.
Texie has been a hygienist at Buffalo Dental Clinic since April of 2000.  She graduated from the Sheridan College Hygiene program in 1999 and obtained her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from UW at the same time.  She lives in Big Horn, Wy with her husband and four children. Texie enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, running, and anything that she can do outdoors with her husband and kids.  Texie states, "I enjoy educating my patients on the importance of maintaining their oral health and the association a healthy mouth has to thier overall health. I have loved the past 15 years I have spent serving my patients at Buffalo Dental Clinic and I am looking forward to many more years to come."

Michelle Porterfield, R.D.H.

Michelle has been working at Buffalo Dental Clinic since 2015.  She lives in Sheridan with her husband and three sons.

Tori Vineyard, Dental Assistant, R.D.H
Tori joined the Buffalo Dental Clinic team in 2017.  Tori joined our team immediately after graduating from the Sheridan College Hygiene program.  Tori can be seen in the office in many positions, she fills in at the front desk, assists Dr.Hein Monday-Wednesday, and pracitices hygiene in Kaycee on Fridays and any other chance she gets!  Tori tells us that "she loves it at Buffalo Dental Clinic because of the patients, her coworkers, and working with Dr. Hein."


Bonnie Joubert, Dental Assistant
Bonnie joined the Buffalo Dental Clinic team in 2003.  Bonnie lives in Story.  She graduated from the Sheridan College Dental Assisting program in 1995.  Bonnie was also an EMT/Firefighter during that time in Story.  Bonnie enjoys spending time with her grandkids and doing anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping....  Bonnie states, "I joined Buffalo Dental Clinic 12 years ago and hope to maintain this position always.  I love what I do every day.  Seeing the smiles that our office provides is a highlight of my job.  Working here is more that a job, its like family to all of us."

Kristen Hein, Front Office
Kristen joined the Buffalo Dental Clinic team in 2010.  Kristen grew up in Newcastle, Wyoming and she loves it here in Buffalo.  Kristen is married and has two daughters.  Kristen loves spending time with her family and being outdoors (when it's not freezing).  Kristen states,  "I love working in this office, the people who work here are  amazing and they truly love their jobs and their patients, I couldn't ask for a better place to work...or to have my dental work done :)."


Laura Anderson, Front Office
Laura joined our practice in 2016.  Patients get to see Laura's helpful smile first when they walk through the doors at Buffalo Dental Clinic.