By Scott Bidroski
Sheridan County residents might have to travel a bit further for their dental care as Horizon West Dental in Rushville will be closing and merging with it’s Crawford location as of January 1st, 2021.
“It has been increasingly difficult to find a permanent dentist to care for patients in the Rushville office,” said Keri Nelson, Office Manager of Horizon West Dental in Crawford.
For the past 2 years, Dr. Wyley Wondercheck and Dr. Kelsey Peterson-Wondercheck were traveling from Rapid City to Rushville as dentists for the Rushville office. The two dentists own a full-time practice in Rapid City and their practice has grown. As it has grown, it has become more difficult for them to leave their patients in Rapid City and travel to Rushville.
“We are so appreciative of the nearly 2 years they have spent caring for patients of Horizon West Dental and all the traveling they did to make this possible,” said Nelson about Dr. Wyley and Dr. Kelsey. “We certainly wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” Nelson added.
Patients who had an appointment at the Rushville location in 2021 will have that rescheduled to the Crawford office. If any adjustments are needed to that appointment or if patients have any questions, they can contact Nelson at 308-665-2025.
Dr. Megan Eitemiller is the primary dentist at the Crawford location. Dr. Eitemiller will be assisted by dental hygienists Kris Cullers and Lexy Williams-Boldon.
Dr. Eitemiller went to dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln. She grew up in Chadron, Neb.
Dr. Eitemiller offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in Family Dentistry including; preventive services, cosmetic dentistry, removal of teeth, root canal therapy, and dental implants.
Cullers and Briana Bolek will be the only two Rushville location employees merging to the Crawford location.
Patients will be also be assisted by Dental Assistants Lisa Smith and Kelly Stewart. They will see Katie Reece and Nelson at the front desk to help with all scheduling and billing needs.
The building in Rushville is owned by Chuck and Janet Hinn and Shirley Wiles. The owners are committed to filling the vacancy as quickly as possible and keeping a dentist in the town of Rushville.