Meet our dentists

Dr. Von J. Kunz

Dr. Kunz earned his dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. He received his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University, and an associates degree from Ricks College.

After dental school, he did a general practice residency with the U.S. Air Force in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Air Force only trains 46 dentists per year to send to areas without specialists. It is here that he specialized in services such as sedation, third molar extractions, and all other aspects of general dentistry. This elective allowed him to live and work in Texas, Great Britain, and Las Vegas before coming to Blackfoot in 1991, close to home where he grew up farming in Teton Valley.

Dr. Kunz’s greatest blessings are his wife Sheila, six wonderful children and their spouses, and 15 grandchildren (and counting).


Dr. Matt and his wife Elyssa Cunningham Kunz were both raised in Blackfoot. They have three beautiful children. As a family, they enjoy basketball, football, and music.

Dr. Matt is a proud graduate from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Nebraska. He received his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Before coming back home to Blackfoot, Dr. Matt began his career in Dodge City, Kansas, and Soda Springs, Idaho.

Dr. Matt provides a full scope of dentistry including wisdom tooth removal, root canals, pediatric dentistry, implants, esthetic dentistry, and much more.

Our Amazing Staff


Dental Hygienist

Lisa Beebe joined our team in 2008. She is originally from Burley, Idaho. She earned an associates degree from BYU-Idaho and a bachelors degree through Idaho State University’s Dental Hygiene program. Lisa has four great kids and a wonderful husband. She loves to cycle and be with her family.


Dental Hygienist

Shelby joined our team in 2017. She is originally from Salem, Oregon. She has lived in Southeast Idaho since 2009 and loves it. She attended BYU-Provo and then received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2011. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them improve their oral health. She has a wonderful husband and is a mom to three sweet and busy boys. She enjoys reading, crocheting and spending time outdoors with her boys.


Dental Hygienist

Claudia graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1994, and has had 28 years experience as a dental hygienist. She absolutely loves getting to know her patients, making them feel comfortable, and addressing their oral health needs. Her greatest achievement is that of wife, mother, and now grandma. She loves spending time with them, especially in the great outdoors. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, gardening, taking long walks, and chocolate.


Dental Hygienist

Makayla was raised in Pocatello, ID and moved to Blackfoot after getting married. She has a beautiful baby boy and a wonderful husband. Makayla received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2021. Some of her favorite things are kayaking, traveling, and ice cream. Makayla loves the Blackfoot area and getting to know patients. Oral health has always been a passion and she loves helping others reach their oral health goals/needs.


Dental Hygienist

Tayler joined our team in the beginning of 2021. She received her Dental Hygiene License from Idaho State University in 2019 and has loved being a dental hygienist! Tayler is originally from Grace, Idaho and now lives in Pocatello. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking, visiting family, and road trips. She is excited to continue working with the amazing patients and staff here at Kunz Family Dentistry.


Dental Hygienist

Morgan joined our team in 2022 shortly after she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University. She enjoys helping her patients reach their oral health goals and become healthier people overall. Morgan’s favorite things to do in her spare time include cooking, hiking and spending time with her sweet husband. 


Dental assistant

Marci joined our team in the fall of 2019. She received her Dental Assisting Certificate from Idaho State University. Marci was born and raised in Blackfoot. She is the mother of three wonderful children that she enjoys raising with her husband Jake. Marci has always loved helping people in any way that she could. She loves getting to know all of her patients and assisting in their dental care and comfort. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and can be found outside or reading.


Dental assistant

Joni is from Blackfoot and started working with our team in 2002. She received her Dental Assisting Certificate from Idaho State University. Joni’s favorite thing is being with her husband and four awesome children. Together they enjoy working and playing on the farm or spending time doing anything outdoors.


Dental assistant

Shera joined our office in 2017. She loves working with the patients and staff at Kunz Family Dentistry. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Neal for over 23 years. They have have four kids, and one grandbaby (and counting). Her hobbies revolve around whatever her family is doing, from ball sports to dance and cheer. They are always moving and on the go.


Dental assistant

Kristin joined our team at the beginning of 2022. She has been in healthcare for 13 years. She worked as a CNA before switching to Dental Assisting. Kristin grew up in Rexburg and was a Madison graduate. She also attended ISU, running track as a Heptathlete (seven different events over two days), which is where she met her husband. They have four beautiful children- three boys and one girl and have lived in Blackfoot since 2007. Kristin also enjoys working outside, painting, basketball, mountain biking, and skiing.


Dental assistant

Jessica joined our team at the beginning of 2022. She was born and raised in Blackfoot. She is excited to work with our amazing patients..The thing Jessica enjoys most in life is being the mother to her four amazing children. Outside of work, you can find her with her family enjoying sports and the great outdoors.



Jenny has worked as a receptionist at our office since July 2013. She has loved being involved in the community including past service for the school board. She is always ready for a good card game and loves playing Settlers of Catan. There are four people that call her Mom and two call her grandma which consequently are her favorite titles.



Tammy has been with our office since 2003. She loves working with the patients and helping them feel comfortable. Tammy grew up in the Blackfoot area. She and her husband Troy have five awesome kids and 13 amazing grandchildren (and counting). She enjoys family, sports, and reading.



Juli is a Blackfoot Native. She met her husband Jon shortly after turning 16 and after three years, they were inseparable. She has five incredible kids who keep her busy attending sporting events, meetings, and all their other activities. She enjoys running and about anything outside. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. Juli is excited to help all our patients and will definitely make your experience one to remember.