Meet the Team
When you come to Fruita Canyon Dental, you are the most important part of our dental team.
DR. KREHL STEGELMEIER
Dr. Krehl Stegelmeier was raised in the small town of Rexburg, Idaho where his father was the town veterinarian. He grew up helping his father and working on his uncle’s potato farm. He met his wife Amy in Jackson, Wyoming where they both worked as river guides on the Snake River.
He received his Bachelor degree at Idaho State University with a major in Zoology. He then attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Krehl and Amy have four children, one girl and three boys. The Stegelmeier family moved to Fruita in May of 2005. They love the area and the recreation that it provides. They raft the Colorado as a family in the summers. They also love to go boating, mountain biking, hiking and other other activities where they can enjoy the outdoors.
Dr. Stegelmeier is a very conscientious dentist, who cares about your comfort and care. He would love to help you with all your dental needs.
Chelsie is one of our Dental Hygienists. She has been with our office over 10 years. Chelsie graduated from CNCC with her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2009. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and little boy.
Cyndi is another one of our hygienists. She has been a Dental Hygienist for over 30 years, the last 10 years being with Dr. Stegelmeier. She truly loves what she does. Cyndi also enjoys camping, hiking, golfing and spending time with her family. She loves to cook and try new recipes, especially desserts. She is a valuable part of the Fruita Canyon Dental team!
Jenny is one of our dental hygienists. Jenny has been in the hygiene field for over 20 years. She has experience in periodontal therapy. Outside of work, she loves to watch her boys compete in rodeos, ride her horses, and enjoy time at her ranch on Glade Park.
Bonnie was born and raised in the Fruita area, and has been with our team for over 8 years. She has a background in the food and beverage field, and brings in some delicious things to share with the staff. YUMMM. She enjoys rafting and spends a lot of time on the Colorado with her family and friends. She is great with patients in helping them completely understand their treatment. She looks forward to seeing you in our office on your next visit.
DENTAL ASSISTANT, EDDA
Debbie was born and raised in Hawthorne, California and moved to the Grand Valley to be near family 40 years ago. She is a Certified Dental Assistant from Long Beach, CA. She also has her Phlebotomy and X-Ray certification. For 15 years she worked in Oral Surgery, and has been working in the General Dentistry field for the past 20 years. During her free time she enjoys manufacturing and producing a jalapeno salt, and being a vendor at local craft shows. She also loves to sew and cook and work in her flower garden. She also enjoys keeping up with her 3 young grandchildren. She does a wonderful job at helping out patients feel comfortable and offering great care.
Jamie is one of our Dental Assistants. She has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. She has been with the Fruita Canyon Dental team for the last 5 years. Outside of work, Jamie likes to spend time with her family. She loves mountain biking, running and hiking in the summer. In the winter she hits the slopes and her snowboard gets a lot of use. She loves enjoying all the beauty Colorado has to offer.
Jen is a Utah native, but has been living in Fruita, CO for over 10 years. In addition to being a dental assistant, Jen works in our front office managing marketing and advertising.
She enjoys being a mom and spending time with her family. She loves being a part of the Fruita Canyon Dental team!
Madalyn comes to us with lots of expertise from the orthodontic world, where she was an ortho technician for 6 years. She also had lots of experience working with patients and making them feel safe and comfortable during treatment.
Madalyn grew up in Palisade, home of the famous peach. Her parents still live in that area and have an orchard with lots of yummy fruit. She has a warm, bright personality and will make your next visit to our office a comfortable and great experience.
Deanna is a great addition to our front office staff. She was an auditor in the banking world, and will probably ask for your number . Don’t worry….she’s married. She has been married to a wonderful man for over 17 years and has 3 beautiful children.
DeAnna is currently earning her Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management. She is very active in church and also loves to bake, dance and spend quality time with her family. DeAnna's motto is "laughter is the best medicine." Next time you’re in our office you will be greeted by DeAnna’s wonderful smile and she will be happy to help you with all your questions and needs.
Michelle is a native of Fruita, and has been working for Fruita Canyon Dental for over 13 years. She graduated from FMHS and loves living in this area. Michelle enjoys the beautiful outdoors and spending time camping and four-wheeling with her husband and five children. She is a Certified Dental Asst. CPR, and First Aid Certified. She is amazing at keeping our front office running smoothly!
Sarah is originally from Fruita, but spent a few years on the front range, which is partly why she’s a huge Bronco’s fan! GO VON! In her free time, Sarah loves playing soccer, spending time with her high school sweetheart, watching movies & cuddling with her four-legged children… 2 felines, 2 canines. MEEEOW!! Needless to say, she is an animal lover! You will see Sarah at the end of your appointment, she specializes in treatment plans and helping you understand your insurance and benefits.