Come to Our 11th Annual Movie Day: Sat. Feb 21st, 2015

Come to Our 11th Annual Movie Day: Sat. Feb 21st, 2015

Come join us for our annual Dr. Keller’s Movie Day!  It is at the Reel Theatre, here in Nampa, by the Shopko on the Blvd. Movies start promptly at 10 am so be there about 9:30 to check in and get your free popcorn and drinks! Captain Smiles will be there!

We will have at least 4 movies to choose from.  Thank you for coming to our dental office, NAMPA SMILES!!!

Welcome Dr. Page

Welcome Dr. Page

Last month, Dr. Sam Page joined the Nampa Smiles team.  “The main reason I’m moving to the area is to be closer to family,” Dr. Page told me.

When asked what made him want to be a dentist, Dr. Page replied:

I always knew I wanted to do something in health care.  Both my brothers and sister are in health care–  a doctor, a pharmacist, and my sister is a hygienist.  I’m the youngest child by four years.  I knew I wanted to work in health care but I didn’t know I wanted to be a dentist until after an experience I had in Ecuador.  I witnessed a dentist in Quito give service to children in an orphanage and assisted him while he worked.  I saw how his work would change the lives of these children and realized I wanted to be apart of that.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy getting to know the patients and their needs so I can best help them.  I enjoy the social interaction with them.  I like knowing that I’m  providing a service that they need. Aher saying aahh

Dr. Page studied first at BYU-I and then at BYU Provo for his undergrad degree in human biology.  He attended OHSU in Protland for Dental School.  He is the father of three children: Emerie, Maili, and Asher.  He enjoys outdoor summer activities including cycling and swimming, and he participated in a triathlon last summer.  “I don’t like winter sports as much,” he said.  “I tried out cross country skiing but it wasn’t for me.”  “I also enjoy just hanging out with my kids.”

kids at movie

Join Us for Our Annual Movie Day: 15 Feb. 2014

Join Us for Our Annual Movie Day: 15 Feb. 2014

Every year, Dr. Keller rents the Nampa Reel Theatre for all of his patients.  On Saturday morning, 15th February, all of our patients and their families are invited to come to their choice of one of five movies.  Everyone will receive a free popcorn and drink and get to meet Captain Smiles!  This is our Tenth Annual Movie Day, so come and join us!

Come to The Reel Theatre on February 15th at 9:30 am!  Everyone is welcome!

2104 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651

Christmas Traditions at Nampa Smiles Continued

Christmas Traditions at Nampa Smiles Continued


My family gathers at my parents house and we make Tamales together each Christmas Eve.  At midnight we open our presents.  We used to do a Secret Santa exchange but we all ended getting presents for everyone anyway so we abandoned that.  My favorite gift I’ve been given was when my parents gave me a very large box that unwrapped into a smaller box and so on like Russian nesting dolls until I found a beautiful gold in a tiny box that fit in my hand.



We’re lucky enough to have both my husband’s family and mine close enough to see both sides each year.  We spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family and Christmas day with his.  I have a huge family with 30 kids and 16 adults.  After dinner, we play games, we have a Just Dance Wii Competition, and the kids put on a talent show.   At midnight, each person opens just one present.

On Christmas morning we open gifts if Santa Claus came by our house.  At the in-laws, we have lunch and exchange gifts.   One of my favorite traditions is right after presents.  We all get new Christmas socks and stick one foot in a great big circle to take a picture.  Then we send the picture to my aunt who lives in Washington.  We call her on speaker phone and she tries to match each sock with its owner.Christmas-ring-tones-iron-leather-box-font-b-tin-b-font-storage-box-font-b-cookie


Last year the kids came down from Alaska for a couple weeks.  We all took a trip to Disney Land together.  Spending time with all of our kids made it the best Christmas.  We spend Christmas Eve with the whole family and Christmas day with our immediate families.  We take turns hosting Christmas Eve dinner each year and this year it’s our turn.

Christmas Traditions at Nampa Smiles

Christmas Traditions at Nampa Smiles

In the spirit of Christmas and of letting you get to know us better, we wanted to share some of our family traditions with you.

Trish: Theresa 2We always spend Christmas Eve at our in-laws house.    We bake hundreds of sugar cookies and give them to the neighbors as gifts.   For dinner, we always have a huge pot of Oyster stew, and no one is allowed to open gifts until the last person is done with dinner.  My husband loves  to torment the nieces and nephews by eating as slow as he possibly can. When dinner’s finished, everyone gets to open just one gift, which is always Christmas jammies.  All the kids sleep in the same room and we wait for them to fall asleep to put out their presents.


On Christmas morning, we make cinnamon rolls for breakfast and then the kids open presents.  They dress up as Santa and elves and pass out the presents.  We spend the rest of the day at my aunt’s and do a gift exchange game.


 We spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house in Nampa.  Each year after dinner we watch the Ultimate Gift before bed.  On Christmas morning, we open presents and then call all the family that lives out of state to wish them Merry Christmas.  We help the kids reorganize their old toys and clothes and decide which ones they don’t need anymore.  On Christmas afternoon, we all go as a family to give the old toys and clothing to needy families so they can have presents for Christmas too.