Meet The Doctors

Dr. Stuart Youmans

Dr. Stuart Youmans

I was raised in Casper, Wyoming, and graduated from Natrona County High School. I gained my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and my DDS from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Training includes a one year general practice residency at the VA hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, with special emphasis in oral and maxillofacial surgery and trauma. I moved back to Casper with my wife Melissa in 1998 and we started Aspen Ridge Dental. In 2004, we opened our new state of the art facility where we are able to focus on providing unparalleled oral health care for Central Wyoming.

My special interests of dentistry revolve around implantology and the oral surgery aspects of dentistry. With well over 1,500 dental implants placed and restored, I have become a leader in the community in this discipline and I’m one of a very few dentists that not only places, but restores dental implants. Other areas of interest in the field of dentistry for me are the treatment of complex full mouth reconstructions, TMJ disorders and diagnosis, and adult/child handicap hospital-based dentistry. It is with great pride that I have the privilege to operate out of the Casper Surgical Center and Wyoming Medical Center on a regular basis on these special needs patients. I take great pride in the extensive continuing education that I complete on a yearly basis to stay current with the ever changing practice of dentistry.

My personal life is fulfilled with love of faith and family. Melissa and I have three beautiful children, two daughters and one son. I have always enjoyed the outdoors with hunting and fishing as well as being an accomplished pilot holding a private and instrument rating. It is my goal to live life to the fullest, never taking a single day for granted. It is with this mindset that I so enjoy my family and my practice equally.

Dr. Melissa Youmans

Hi! I was born and raised in Osmond, Nebraska, and graduated from Creighton University. After graduation, I attended Creighton University’s School of Dentistry. Stuart and I founded Wyoming Dental Implants in 1999. We have been married for 20 years and have three wonderful children: Brooklyn, 12, Kaylee, 10, and Eli, 9.

Dr. Melissa Youmans
Dr. Benjamin Emery

Dr. Benjamin Emery

Love where you live; love what you do. This is the motto by which I live life. I love what I do because every day I get to inspire and help people achieve their optimal health. It just so happens that I practice dentistry.

My wife and I moved to Casper in 2009. We love Wyoming! We love the people, the culture, the open spaces, the seasons, and the blue sky—so much so that we wanted our two kids to grow up in Wyoming. I love competing in challenging athletic events such as long distance trail runs, intense mountain biking races as well as multidisciplinary events such as the Casper Strong.

I love helping people reach their optimal health goals. Dentistry is the perfect avenue in which to achieve this. All too often people wait too long to see a dentist due to fear of being judged or due to their perception of hopelessness. What I love most about helping these people is showing them compassion and empathy and giving them options on how to treat their condition. Listening and understanding their needs is the platform on which I operate.

If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. This is especially true in dentistry, where research supported improvements are constantly emerging. I feel that it is my professional obligation to my patients to provide the best treatment modalities available at that time. This means that I am dedicated to lifelong learning through continuing education. Did you know that the State of Wyoming requires zero (0) hours of education for a dentist to renew his license? Because I believe in lifelong learning, I dedicate at least 80–100 hours to education every year.

Doing good in the community is fundamental as a healthcare professional. I am passionately involved with Smiles for Life (a nationwide charity geared towards underprivileged children), Smiles for Kids (a local organization focused on orthodontic care for children), Give Kids a Smile (Community Health Center of Central Wyoming), Health Care for the Homeless, Crown Council organized, dentistry- based humanitarian work in the Dominican Republic, T-19 and Medicaid programs.

Dr. Nick White

A beautiful smile can light up a room. Let me help you achieve a smile that does exactly that! My passion for dentistry stems from a foundational interest in whole-body health and well-being. I find oral health to be a gateway to overall health, and it rarely gets the attention it deserves. The correlation between gum disease and other illnesses such as heart and lung disease has always served as an inspiration for me to prioritize educating my patients about the importance of oral health.

I’m also passionate about helping my patients create beautiful smiles. I take pride in fabricating functional and esthetic restorations, and I strive to help my patients build the smile of their dreams. I would love to share my passion for dentistry with you, and I’d love to hear about your passions too!

A little about me:I was raised in Douglas, WY, and went to the University of Wyoming for my undergraduate studies (Go Pokes!). In 2016, my wife and I moved to Lincoln, NE, where I attended dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. In addition to my studies, I interned at clinics in low-income areas, volunteered abroad in Jamaica, and rotated at family dental practices in Wyoming and Nebraska. Four years later, my wife and I decided to return to the great state of Wyoming to start our professional careers. Casper has welcomed us with open arms, and I am blessed to work as a healthcare provider in this community.

Outside the office I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with my wife and our two dogs. Bird hunting, fishing, golfing, and skiing are some of my favorite activities. I hope I’ll see your smile on the golf course or on the slopes!

Dr Nick White
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