Be aware that our protocols have changed because of this pandemic. The following is a summary of some of these changes:
You will receive a health screening for Covid-19 before your appointment by phone and again when you arrive to your appointment.
It is required to update your information and health history before your appointment, which is best to complete on our website.
When you arrive for your appointment remain in your vehicle and call the office, 307-234-6033. We will give you instructions to either stay in your vehicle or to come into the waiting area.
Please do not bring additional family members or companions. Only those patients requiring assistance (children, special needs, elderly) will be allowed inside and they will be screened also.
Ultimately, your health and dental care are our highest concerns and we will strive to give you the best of both. Thank you for being our patient. We value trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
T SHAUN SUTHERLAND DDS
RUMA NOVOTNY DDS
Who We Are
Exceptional Dentistry in Casper, Wyoming
At Dr. Sutherland and Dr. Novotny's office you'll find exceptional care for the entire family. We strive for excellence in both dental health practices and customer care. Contact us today to book an appointment so we can get you on your way to a beautiful, happy and healthy smile!
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Sutherland is a Casper native. He attended local schools graduating from NCHS. He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Creighton University. He studied dentistry at the University of Southern California, and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1987.
He is passionate about his work and keeps up-to-date on the latest advancements and education. He is also active in the charitable side of dentistry participating in the National Give Kids a Smile Day and the Donated Dental Services program.
He is married and has three children. Besides his wife and children, his other interests include golf, running and USC football.
Dr. Ruma Novotny was raised in San Antonio, Texas. She spent a considerable amount of time following other dentists while obtaining a degree in Health Administration and Policy at Creighton University. Dr. Novotny decided to pursue a career in dentistry and attended Creighton School of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 2008, she returned to Texas to practice. She met her husband, Mick, who is a Casper, WY, native and the two decided to begin their journey together in Wyoming. The couple enjoy spending their time together with their two young boys and dogs. You’ll often find them spending their time outdoors with family and friends. Dr. Novotny enjoys the Cubs, game and trivia nights, attending concerts and participating and helping with community events and fundraisers.
Dr. Novotny provides comprehensive general dentistry, including Invisalign, implant placement and treatment for sleep apnea. She understands the anxiety that patients may feel with dental treatment and strives to help them overcome it. She continues to pursue dental excellence by regularly attending dental seminars throughout the year.
Meet the Team
Meet Kayla, our office manager. She comes to us with 17 years of working in the dental field, and she is passionate about helping patients with all aspects of their dental experience.
Kayla enjoys spending time with her two children, is an avid runner and loves the outdoors.
Amy has been a dental assistant for 8 years and started her journey with Dr Sutherland in 2012. Her path has taken her many places over the years, but she is excited to return to the team with collective experience administratively and clinically. She has been a Casper resident for 17 years, is an avid dog lover and in her spare time you can find her outside kayaking!
Gina has been a dental assistant for 15 years. She originally started assisting in her home state of Massachusetts, then Wyoming, Colorado and then ventured back to Wyoming. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Dental Assistant/Care Coordinator
Holly attended dental assisting school in Arizona. She worked for a dentist for one year, then moved to Wyoming and started working with Dr. Sutherland. She is dedicated over 24 years to our patients and enjoys her position.
She values her family time and likes to hunt and take bike rides.
Marina has been in our office since February 2021. She loves dentistry and helping with a variety of procedures we offer. She is a self taught piano player and continues to play on her spare time. She also enjoys hula hooping and watching YouTube.
We Love Our Team...
So Will You!
Hanna attended Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, NE, to complete her certification in Dental Assisting. She strives to create a compassionate environment for our patients.
She is originally from Wheatland, WY. In her free time she enjoys fishing and watching movies. More recently, she has begun to enjoy the joys of motherhood.
Kylie comes from a small town of 1,000 people in Illinois, and also attended Illinois Valley Community College to be a dental assistant. She loves getting to know others and helping them.
You'll find her enjoying the Wyoming outdoors, playing and watching sports, reading books and obsessing over anything Disney!
Niki has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Sutherland for nearly 7 years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making their experience here a comfortable one.
You'll often find her outside relaxing, laughing, and whipping up unique foods with the good company of her friends and family.
Kelsey attended Laramie County Community College where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys working closely with patients and making their trip to the dentist a positive experience!
When she is not at work she enjoys exploring the beautiful state of Wyoming, hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with her family, puppies, and friends.
Andrea attended Sheridan College where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene and has over 15 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys getting to know her patients, strives to provide individual comprehensive care, and wants every patient to have a positive experience. Andrea is married with two children. They enjoy their time with family and friends and can be found at baseball fields, camping, hunting or fishing.
Our clinic can help you with your dental needs. Below are some brief explanations of a few common procedures. Please call for any questions regarding treatment.
Exams & Cleanings
Regular exams and cleanings are necessary for your dental care providers to evaluate the condition of your entire mouth, which includes oral cancer screenings. Teeth cleanings can help prevent and maintain periodontal disease.
Sealants are a highly effective method of preventing tooth decay, and are easy to apply!
Filllings are one way to fix cavities to restore health, function and aesthetics to your smile.
A dental crown can help restore the shape and function of a tooth when too much structure is gone to place a filling. They can also be placed on front teeth to help enhance your smile.
Root canals (endodontics) are often a straightforward treatment used to relieve dental pain and save teeth. When the pulp inside your tooth becomes compromised or infected, root canals can clean out this infection.
Dentures are a removable appliance that fits over the gums in order to replace some or all of your natural teeth.
Occasionally teeth are not able to be treated for reasons such as too much decay or periodontal disease leading to tooth removal.
A bridge is one way to replace missing teeth. It attaches an artificial tooth tor teeth to the adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Dental bridges are usually permanently attached.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Regain the ability to eat and smile with confidence!
We provide dental care for the entire family! We see children of all ages and can complete their exams, cleanings and basic treatment needs.
Brightening your smile can be an easy and safe procedure in office or at home. Multiple options are available to discuss whiten your teeth. Schedule an appointment to see which is best for you.
Sometimes difficulty sleeping can be caused by snoring, an obstructed airway or sleep apnea. Oral appliances can help you overcome your obstacles to get a restful night's sleep again.
Misaligned teeth can make it more difficult to clean your teeth and cause teeth to wear prematurely. Enhance your smile with straight teeth and improve the health of your teeth and gums at the same time with clear aligners. Schedule a free Invisalign consultation today!
Feeling anxious about your dental appointment? Talk to us about using nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. It's a safe and effective way to relax during your procedure.
I have been a patient of Dr Sutherland since he first started practicing in Casper and I've always had a positive experience. From Sherry at the front desk to the folks who clean your teeth, everyone is very professional.
This week, for the first time, Dr Novotny and Gina, her dental assistant, worked on me and they were terrific.
I highly recommend this office.
Facebook -Jack W.