Meet The Summit Dental Team

Our Commitment to You

At Summit Dental Care, our patients are our practice family. We strive to create a comfortable environment with affordable dental care options in Twin Falls, Idaho. With modern technology and an enthusiastic team, we provide a warm atmosphere where your dental needs are met in an effective and gentle manner. We take pride in the work we do and know you’ll see the difference we provide.

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve specialized care tailored to their individual needs and expectations. That’s why we create fully customized treatment plans, and we will be with you every step of the way to answer all of your questions and address any concerns. You can trust you’re in good hands because patient care is our top priority!

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An Experienced Team of Professionals

When you visit Summit Dental Care, you’ll be greeted by our warm and welcoming staff members. Our entire team is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest quality dental care that is friendly and professional. We’re constantly educating ourselves on the newest dental techniques and ensuring that our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Whether you’re looking for general dental care or more advanced solutions such as cosmetic enhancements, our Twin Falls team has what you need. Let our team of experienced professionals help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed about.

Meet Our Dentists

Bryce - Dentist

Dr. Bryce Barfuss, DDS

Dr. Barfuss, his wife, (Heidi) and their five children have been a part of the Twin Falls community since 2005. He loves the people of the Magic Valley and enjoys serving them. Dr. Barfuss completed his undergraduate work at Ricks College and Idaho State University. He then went on to the University of Iowa for dental school. Since 2005, Dr. Barfuss has continued to learn and strive to provide great dentistry and a great experience for his patients. Dr. Barfuss desires to make a difference in people’s lives any way that he can. Outside of the office, Dr. Barfuss and his family enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, church service and being part of a great community.

Aaron - Dentist

Dr. Aaron Barborka, DMD

Dr. Aaron G. Barborka graduated dental school from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in May of 2020. Prior to dental school, Dr. Barborka completed his undergraduate studies at BYU-Idaho with a degree in Recreation Leadership.

Growing up in Twin Falls he is excited to be back in his hometown and to serve the wonderful people of the Magic Valley. Dr Barborka served a 2-year church mission to Spain where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He loves the opportunity to help those in the community that are Spanish speakers.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Barborka can be found with his wife Megan, and their three children. We are a busy family, always looking for our next adventure.

“It was a dentist who played a life changing role for my family when I was 10 years old. His acts of service, compassion and care for my family are what inspired me to become a dentist so that I too could provide genuine care for others around me.”

Erik - Dentist

Dr. Erik Permann, DDS

Dr. Permann grew up in Rockland, Idaho, and moved to Twin Falls in the summer of 2012. He thoroughly enjoys being a team member at Summit Dental Care and loves serving the people of the Twin Falls area. Dr. Permann enjoys forming professional relationships with patients and helping in their journey of improving their overall health and smile!

Prior to joining the team at Summit Dental Care, Dr. Permann attended BYU-Idaho for his undergraduate studies. He then graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Go Buckeyes! Before his return to the great state of Idaho, he practiced dentistry in the Amarillo, Texas area. He is accompanied by his wonderful wife, Melanie, and their five boys and one beautiful little girl. In addition to his love of dentistry, Dr. Permann enjoys farming, working on cars, riding dirt bikes, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Meet The Rest of the Summit Dental Team

Paige - Scheduling Coordinator

Paige Roe

Scheduling Coordinator

Hilari - Hygiene Coordinator

Hilari Wilson

Hygiene Coordinator

Kourtney - Administrator

Kourtney Conrad

Practice Administrator

Denice - Treatment Coordinator

Denice Armstrong

Treatment Coordinator

Shelley - Dental Assistant

Shelley Santisteven

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Assistant

Savanna Rios

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rosy - Dental Assistant

Rosy Lopez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Miranda - Dental Assistant

Miranda Jones

Registered Dental Hygienist

Savanna H - Dental Assistant

Savanna Hunt

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel - Dental assistant

Rachel Phan

Registered Dental Hygienist

Andrea - Dental Assistant

Andrea Juarez

Registered Dental Assistant

Kiara - Dental Assistant

Kiara Pehrson

Registered Dental Assistant

Taylor - Dental assistant

Taylor Knight

Registered Dental Assistant

Karady - Dental Assistant

Karady Parke

Registered Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant - Neathery


Registered Dental Assistant


When looking for a new dentist, you should evaluate their qualifications and experience. All of our dentists at Summit Dental Care have gone through extensive education and continue their training to stay current with the latest and best dental practices.

It’s also important to choose a dentist who can help you feel at ease during your appointment. We know dental work can be stressful for some patients, so we do everything we can to make you comfortable during your time in our office.