Meet the Team
Dr. Bradley Rigby
Dr. Rigby grew up in the West Jordan, Utah area. He graduated from West Jordan High School in 1990 and received a Bachelors degree in Medical Biology from the University of Utah in 1995 and a Professional Doctorate degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1999. He completed a General Practice Residency program at the University of Utah in 2000 where he was fortunate to gain advanced training in the field of Dentistry.
He married his wife, Kristin in August 2000, after meeting her in Philadelphia,PA while in Dental School. They live in Draper and have 2 children. After 2 decades of experience, he has focused a lot of Continuing Education and training in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry. “It has been my pleasure to be of service and create several smiles for the West Jordan and surrounding communities since establishing my own practice in February 2002.”
Dr. Rigby’s professional affiliations and memberships include the following: The American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, and the Salt Lake Dental District Society and the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies consist of golfing, boating and skiing.
Dr. Chris Evans
Dr. Evans is a Salt Lake native who graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science. He attended the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) on scholarship where, in addition to his D.M.D. degree, he received a Certificate in Public Health. After graduation in 2016, he joined the United States Army and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and an additional 3 years as an active-duty dentist. Dr. Evans and his family moved back to Utah in 2020 and joined the Army Reserves. Dr. Evans and his wife Emily have 3 beautiful girls. He proudly embraces his “girl dad” title. We are excited to have his knowledge and expertise at Rigby Dental!
Dr. Ida Nourbakhsh
Dr. Ida was born and raised in Holladay, Utah. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. She was able to further her education and attend the University of Utah School of Dentistry where she received her Doctoral Degree of Dental Surgery. After graduation in 2020, Dr. Ida joined Smith Dental Care and has now joined the Rigby Dental Team. She is very excited to stay and resume seeing patients she has had the pleasure of meeting over the last couple of years. Dr. Ida’s family is originally from Iran and therefore she is fluent in Farsi. She recently got engaged to her fiancé Nick while they were on a trip to Africa. The two of them love to travel to a new country once a year when they aren’t home with their fur baby, Charlie.
Bridgette has been in the dental field since 2004 and with Rigby Dental since 2008. Her expertise and experience combine to provide you with excellent service. Bridgette grew up on a dairy farm in Delta, Utah where she attended Delta High School. Bridgette joined the Air Force after graduating high school, where she served as an Aircrew Life Support Technician in South Dakota. She currently lives in South Jordan with her family. Bridgette enjoys everything aviation related, being a Packers fan, reading all kinds of books and being outdoors.
Front Office Administrator
Merris has been a part of the dental industry since 2012 and her experience includes oral surgery. Merri loves assisting patients with their dreams of having a beautiful smile, their overall experience and helping patients feel comfortable in a place that most people deem unbearable. Merri moved to Utah permanently in 2003, but is originally from the Navajo reservation around the Four Corners area in New Mexico.
When she is not at work, you can find her at the gym, reading something positive, hiking, spending time with her family and their 3 cats! Or, watching her Dallas Cowboys!
Kristin started with Rigby Dental in November of 2020. She is passionate about anime. She is excellent at making connections with patients, and loves creating conversations. Her conversations are sure to put you at ease during your visit.
Maria has been a Dental Assistant for 3 years. Her love for dentistry started in her senior year of High School where she took a dental assisting course at the Granite Technical Institute. She graduated back in 2019 and has been in the dental field since then. Maria was born in Mexico therefore is fluent in Spanish. During her time off she likes to go and buy new fishes for her fish tank and also loves spending time with all her family.
Emmalee has been a dental assistant since 2016 and has been with Rigby dental since 2020. She has a passion for the dental field and loves learning new skills. One of her favorite things about being a dental assistant is the connections she’s easily able to make because of her bubbly and witty personality. Emmalee loves to spend her free time with her 2 cats, and she especially loves going out on adventures. She enjoys razoring, going out on four-wheelers, and swimming.
Dental Hygiene Assistant
Valeriya is originally from Russia, where she was a pediatric dentist for 9 years. She moved to Utah with her daughter in 2002 and has loved living here ever since! She worked as a dental assistant for several years prior to attending Salt Lake Community College for her dental hygiene degree.
In her spare time, Valeriya enjoys gardening, oil painting, quilting, hiking with her dog, and visiting her daughter in Minnesota.
Dental Hygiene Assistant
Chelsea studied at Careers Unlimited, started assisting in 2003 then progressed to hygiene school at Fortis, where she graduated in 2013.
Chelsea loves educating patients and seeing the wow factor afterwards with the intra oral pictures. Using the science and technology behind hygiene practice is intriguing to her. It’s more than just cleaning someone’s teeth. Chelsea takes as many continuing education classes as she can to keep her skills and knowledge in tip-top shape.
She has four young kids who take up all her spare time but if she ever gets time to herself, you can find her in the gym or playing with a puppy.
Haley has been a dental assistant since 2015. She fell in love with everything dentistry the moment she started. Haley loves to provide her patients a positive dental experience with each visit.
Haley has a dog named Gizmo and loves to take him on adventures. Haley enjoys spending her time reading, watching movies and spending time with family.