about us

We Provide Premium Care For Our Patients

Star Dental has consistently excelled at setting the standard for quality family dentistry in Star, Idaho.

We have been widely recognized for our superior technological advances and integrity, with an emphasis on prevention. We are dedicated to providing education as we serve our patients with compassion and respect.

Throughout our long history, we have been praised by business-owners for our attention to detail and our ability to provide knowledge-driven and cost-saving solutions for the most complex dental projects. We are recognized as a leader for our strength in traditional dental methods and for our creative, fresh approach to cutting edge technologies and delivery systems.

Meet The Staff

We have a friendly staff with exceptional service!

Dr. Scott E. Hayhurst
DMD

Dr. Hayhurst was born and raised in Idaho but also lived in Alabama and Oregon as his father served in The United States Air Force. His father, a Lt. Col, Pilot, and MBA, and his mother, a school teacher, instilled the value of hard work and setting goals in Dr. Hayhurst from a young age.

Dr. Hayhurst attended Weber State University and played basketball his freshman year as a redshirt. After completing a 2 year service mission for his church in Columbus, OH, he attended Dixie University and resumed playing basketball. Due to knee injuries his basketball career ended, but his studies did not! Dr. Hayhurst attended Utah State University for 3 years before attending The University of Louisville School of Dentistry for 4 years and graduated with his DMD degree in 2001.

Dr. Hayhurst has been married to his beautiful wife for over 21 years and together, they have been blessed with 4 wonderful children. His hobbies include spending time with his family, basketball, sports, boating, outdoors, golf, travel and cars.

Dr. Carson Dial
DMD

Dr. Carson Dial was born and raised in Boise, where he grew up loving baseball and Boise State football. He loves that he has been able to return to his hometown and raise his family in this great community.

Dr. Dial graduated from Borah High School in 2005. He went on to study Exercise Physiology at Brigham Young University–Idaho. While there, he met his beautiful wife, Carly. They were married in August 2009.

Shortly after graduating from BYU–Idaho, they moved to South Jordan, Utah, where Dr. Dial earned his DMD at Roseman University of Health Sciences. Dr. Dial truly has developed a love for his profession and enjoys interacting with and helping his patients on a personal basis.

Outside the office he still loves all things baseball and BSU. He and his wife have 4 wonderful kids who keep them on their toes!

Dr. Carson Dial
treatment coordinator

I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. I began my career in Dentistry right after high school. I graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant and went to work for my family dentist. My family moved here in 2014 when my husbands job brought us to Idaho.

I have a daughter who is a chef and two boys still in high school. I raise English and Olde English bulldogs. I love spending my free time watching and cheering on my boys in whatever sport might be happening at the time.

Daniele Johnston
Hygiene coordinator

My family and I have lived in most states on the west coast but decided to settle in Idaho in 2015. We enjoy the outdoors, boating, skiing and spending time together as a family. Working in the dental field is very rewarding and I appreciate the relationships we get to build with our patients.

Chelsea
Dental Hygienist

Chelsea was born in British Columbia, Canada and moved all over the west coast of Canada and the US before settling in the Treasure Valley in August of 2003. She is the oldest of 5 siblings and is the dedicated mom of one wonderful son. She graduated from Carrington College’s Dental Hygiene program as class president in 2016 and continues to keep her skills sharp with her continuing education.

Her patients say she has a gentle, yet thorough touch, and she cares about the overall health of her patients and how the health of the mouth is tightly connected.

When Chelsea isn’t at work, you can find her at her son’s sports games, spending time with her family, traveling, or enjoying the many activities the beautiful state of Idaho has to offer.

Amber Kuhn
dental hygienist

I am a Utah native who recently moved to Idaho with my husband. I graduated from Dental Hygiene School in 2009. I love everything outdoors and anything that makes my adrenaline run! My favorite thing to do is be with my husband and three children.

Shay
Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Nyssa, Oregon but have lived in Idaho for 4 years now. I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2013 and I've enjoyed being a Dental Assistant ever since. I love playing sports, being outdoors and chasing my three year old.