Dr Jeff McMinn was born and raised in Pocatello. He attended and received his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.
Dr. Jeff McMinn was born and raised in Pocatello. He attended and received his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University. While attending Idaho State, He met his wife Maja and they were married prior to his graduating. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry in 2002. He continued his education in Pittsburgh, doing his orthodontic residency at the University of Pittsburgh. While in Pittsburgh He and his wife had 2 children.
Dr. McMinn and his family returned to Pocatello in 2005 when he joined the Idaho Orthodontics office working alongside Dr. Eric Johnson. He has loved working at Idaho Orthodontics and looks forward to working there for many years to come. Since joining Idaho Orthodontics he and his wife have added two more children to their family.
Dr. McMinn and Maja stay busy supporting their 4 children in their various activities. They can usually be found at the soccer fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts or on the mountain bike trails. They both like to volunteer to help their children’s teams.
When free time can be found, Dr. McMinn enjoys being outdoors. During summer and fall he spends as much time as he can either mountain biking or road biking. He also enjoys water sports such as waterskiing. In the winter he enjoys staying active on the ski slopes.
We have the best patients and team here at Idaho Orthodontics! I love the positive energy here, we laugh… a lot!
Dr. Taylor Brown was born and raised in the crisp air of the mountain west in Farmington, Utah. He attended Utah State University, receiving scholarships for both academics and leadership. The best part of his college experience was meeting his way-too-good-for-him wife, Tessa, an Idaho native who showed him how to properly prepare a Russet. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Nutrition Science. His major nutritional pursuit is to get chocolate added to the 5 main food groups. He finds Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups particularly irresistible.
Dr. Brown went on to attend dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, he and Tessa were blessed with 2 superhero boys, Boston and Bennett. While in dental school Dr. Brown learned a lot about teeth, and received several awards for clinical and academic excellence. But more importantly, he learned how much he enjoys taking care of people. This led him to volunteer at and eventually run a reduced rate night clinic for those in need. He loves getting to know his patients and will not settle for anything less than an exceptional patient experience.
After dental school, Dr. Brown was selected to receive his orthodontic training from the prestigious, top ranked program at Virginia Commonwealth University. There he received specialized training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, as well as his master’s degree in oral biology. Of all the education in Dr. Brown’s life, he is most grateful for his two years at VCU. Surrounded by the best and brightest in the world, he learned how to practice orthodontics with the highest level of clinical excellence. In his residency, Dr. Brown was a member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team and regularly reviewed literature for The Angle Orthodontist, one of the most prominent orthodontic journals worldwide. He is well versed in traditional braces, Invisalign, clear braces, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate/craniofacial syndromes, and sleep apnea. Dr. Brown was personally mentored by the #1 Invisalign provider in the North America, and has experience treating cases from simple to complex cases with Invisalign.
The Brown family was dramatically improved by the birth of their first girl, Summer. As their only child born in Pocatello, she already claims “favorite child” status and her parents don’t see that changing anytime soon. She is often seen with pigtails, made possible by very tiny orthodontic rubber bands!
Outside the office Dr. Brown loves to do all things Idaho, including skiing, mountain biking, and fishing. He enjoys playing tennis, especially with his sweetheart. He often submits to his boys’ unyielding requests to play “Wrestle-Mania” and will do so until he no longer has an unfair advantage! Dr. Brown loves to travel with his family, especially when new and interesting food is involved.
Interesting Fact: A car drove straight through Dr. Brown’s house when he was 4 years old. Feel free to ask him for details and pictures!
We feel honored to be able to provide orthodontic care in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Soda Springs. That’s why we give back to the communities that have embraced our practice. After all, we don’t just work in Southeast Idaho, Dr. McMinn, Dr. Brown and the rest of the team at Idaho Orthodontics call it home.
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