We talk to many people. We know how many of you would rather wait at the DMV than go to the dentist. That’s why we are 100% committed to surprising your socks off! Our office is full of amazing people who truly care about you. From the way we remember your name when you walk in, to the coffee we offer in the lounge, the details matter. We also believe in patient-led care. That means you’re in charge of your health. You decide about procedures and next steps. You tell us what you want to achieve. We are here to provide guidance, expert advice and the tools you need to reach your goals. You won’t ever catch us nagging about flossing or pushing procedures you don’t want. Nope, that’s not who we are. And we’re proud of that.
Dr. Petersen’s natural interests and hobbies have helped shape him into an excellent dentist. As an outdoorsman, he has the patience of a fisherman, the focus of a hunter, endurance of a hiker and preparedness of an avid camper. He also has the education equal to having a black belt in dentistry. He went from BYU to the University of Oklahoma where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Graduating did not mean his passion for learning stopped. Dr. Petersen is constantly enrolling in continuing education courses and finding training opportunities to allow him to offer his patients the best services. He is also passionate about giving back serving on a mission in Trujillo, Peru.
Dr. Petersen has three amazing children: Zac, Tate, and Blair.
Dr. David Diehl was raised in Denver, CO. While growing up he enjoyed hiking, biking, and skiing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Dr. Diehl served a two-year LDS mission in San Pablo, Philippines speaking Tagalog. Upon returning from the Philippines, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Diehl earned a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. He served in various leadership capacities at UNLV and was actively involved in providing dental care to the underserved populations of the Las Vegas community. Dr. Diehl is a member of the American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, and the Northeastern Nevada Dental Society. He continuously seeks training and professional development courses to stay up to date on the latest advances in dental care.
The Diehls moved to Spring Creek in 2017 and have loved the friendly community of Spring Creek and Elko and the many opportunities for outdoor activities. Outside of work.Dr. Diehl can be found mountain biking, running, and spending time with his beautiful wife and son, Dean, whom they welcomed in December of 2018. The Diehls and their dog, Rudy enjoy hiking in the Ruby Mountains, going on walks around Spring Creek, spending time with family, and traveling.
Dr. Joseph Weber has recently relocated with his family to Spring Creek after practicing dentistry for the past few years in Houston, Texas. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he trained alongside Dr. Diehl. He earned a Master’s in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University. During his time in Utah he met and married his amazing wife in 2010, and together they have three young children that he adores. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors riding his mountain bike.
Dr. Weber understands the importance of ongoing education and continues to train in all areas of dentistry with a special emphasis on implants through the renowned American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Cosmetics, and Pediatrics. His missionary work to the Dominican Republic has taught him the importance of service while gaining him fluency in Spanish. He’s excited to use this knowledge to serve the people of Spring Creek and to work with his close friends Dr. Petersen and Dr. Diehl.
Lydia keeps Marina Hills Dental running smoothly. As our Office Manager, she joined the team in early 2017. Lydia is originally from Northern California. She relocated to Elko County in 2015. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends going camping and boating.
Shellee has been a part of the Marina Hills family since the beginning. Shellee is our Front Office Coordinator.
Shellee has a way of making you feel like family when you walk in our door. She comes to work every day with a smile and a great attitude. Shellee has lived in Elko County for 32 years. She has 4 children (3 girls and 1 boy) and 3 grandsons!
Cassie is Dr. Petersen’s Treatment Coordinator. She has been on the team for a year, and it’s been a year full of laughter!
Cassie grew up on Catalina Island but has lived in Elko County for the past 9 years. She has a little boy named Cason who happens to be her mini-me; the two of them like to do anything when it comes to being outdoors.
Tasha has been the team’s Billing Coordinator for more than a year. She is from Oregon, but has settled down here in Spring Creek with her husband and two daughters. In Tasha’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family riding side-by-sides and camping.
As our Lead Dental Assistant, Sabra has been a part of our team for 3 years. Sabra is originally from Salmon Falls, Idaho and has been in Elko County for three years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.
Abby is our Lead Assistant, and she has been with our team for 2 years. Abby is originally from Caliente, NV, but has been in Elko County for the past 10 years. She and her husband love raising their children here!
Sierra is an amazing Dental Assistant here at Marina Hills Dental️. Sierra grew up in Elko County and loves hiking, spending time with her family and reading.
McKailee joined our team in 2019 and is an amazing dental assistant. Born and raised here in here in Elko County, McKailee likes to go hiking, camping and snowboarding.
Elaine has 7 years of dental experience. She is an amazing Dental Assistant here at Marina Hills Dental.
Kayla was born and raised here in Spring Creek where she is now raising her two little ones, Keegan and Gracelynn. She attended Spring Creek High School and her favorite subject was science. Kayla loves to spend her free time with her family–she loves reading to her kids and taking them on new adventures at the park.
This is our Assistant, Anna. She grew up in Salmon, ID and has relocated to Elko County for the past 2 years. Anna loves being outdoors and likes to fish and go kayaking in her free time.
Megan is a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Marina Hills Dental where she has been a part of our team for the past few years.
Sharina has been a certified hygienist for 8 years. She is originally from Colorado but has been in Elko County for 3 years now. Sharina attended hygiene school at Colorado Northwestern Community College and graduated in 2011. Sharina likes to be outdoors with her husband and two little girls in her free time.
Jordan is a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Marina Hills Dental. She attended University of Nevada, Reno where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then attended Carrington College in Boise, ID where she received her Associate Degree in dental hygiene. Jordan was born and raised here in Elko, NV where she loves to spend time outdoors with family and friends.
Mikayla is a Certified Dental Hygienist here at Marina Hills Dental.
Marina Hills Dental
282 Spring Creek Pkwy, Ste 202
Spring Creek, NV 89815
|Monday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|*Emergency services available|