Meet the Team
General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry
“On behalf of our entire team, I would like to personally welcome you to our website. My team and I look forward to providing you with the information you require regarding the latest dental procedures and assisting you with your dental needs. I want you to know that my team and I always do our best to earn you confidence and exceed your expectations.” Edward J. Lynch, DDS
2006 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Ste. 1 • Rapid City, SD 57701
Monday – Thursday
My team and I know from experience that each person has individual needs that require specialized attention in a safe, friendly and professional environment. Quality, gentleness, compassion, care and concern have always been top priorities for our patients.
Meet Edward J. Lynch, DDS
Edward J. Lynch, DDS moved to Rapid City in 1974 with his family from Zweibrucken Germany.
Since 1986, Edward J. Lynch, DDS has been serving the general, implant and cosmetic dental needs of Rapid City. You can trust him to listen to your wishes and concerns and to provide you with an unmatched level of expertise, attention to detail, and concern for your comfort.
“My team and I know from experience that each person has individual needs that require specialized attention in a safe, friendly and professional environment. Quality, gentleness, compassion, care and concern have always been top priorities for our patients.”
Through the years our loyal patients have graciously allowed us to not only provide traditional dental care and cosmetic dentistry, but have trusted us to provide the very latest and most advanced dental procedures as well. We are proud to offer BioHorizons conventional and one-piece implants. We are pleased to perform bone regeneration procedures for our patients that have been told they cannot have implants. Specially secured dentures using implants won’t slip or cause discomfort. Sedation dentistry for the fearful patient.
1983 – Bachelor of Science • Western Michigan Univer., Kalamazoo, MI
1985 – Doctor of Dental Surgery • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1986 – General Practice Residency • University of Colorado, Denver, CO
1987 – Dental Education for Care of the Disabled (DECoD) • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2005 – Surgical & Prosthetic Implants • Misch Intern’l Implant Institute, Dearborn, MI
|1985||Fellow||American Association of Hospital Dentists|
|1986||Outstanding Table Clinic||Denver Winteregional, Alpha Omega Dental|
|2005||Fellow||International Congress of Oral Implantologists|
|1989||Outstanding Young Dentist||South Dakota Dental Association|
|1998||Presidential Award||South Dakota Dental Association|
|1993||President||Black Hills District Dental Society|
|1992||Vice President||Black Hills District Dental Society|
|1991||Secretary / Treasurer||Black Hills District Dental Society|
|1989-91||Trainer, Aids Education||Training Center South Dakota Aids ETC|
|1986-2014||Medical Staff Member||Rapid City Regional Hospital|
|1995-1997||Dental Department Chairman||Rapid City Regional Hospital|
|1989-2004||Member, Dental Health Committee||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2001-04||Chairman, Dental Health Committee||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|1990-2005||Member, Delta Dental Policy Committee||Delta Dental of S.D.|
|2000-2005||Member, Legislative Committee||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2005-2015||Board of Trustees||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2015-2016||Vice President||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2016-2017||President Elect||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2017-2018||President||South Dakota Dental Assn|
|2018-2019||Past President||South Dakota Dental Assn|
Meet Our Team
Dental Hygienist /
Ame earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota in 1993. She has been serving the patients at Creative Smile Designs since 2012. In 2017, her passion to help people drove her to open Black Hills Orofacial Myology as a part time business. In 2019, she became the first Orofacial Myologist in SD to earn the designation of QOM, Qualified Orofacial Myologist, and earned the COM or Certified Orofacial Myologist from the International Association of Orofacial Myology. I enjoy collaborating with other professionals for the good of our patients. Outside of the dental world, Ame enjoys camping, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and hiking in the Black Hills. She is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, American Dental Hygienist’s Association, the South Dakota Dental Hygienist’s Association, the American Laser Study Club and is active in her church.
JoAnn has a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska. She is passionate about helping her patients maintain a healthy mouth. If she had a “specialty,” it would be working with individuals with special needs. In her spare time JoAnn likes to hike, do crafts, and try to keep up with her two teen girls.
Lana became a dental assistant in 2013. She started in orthodontics and now enjoys general dentistry. Lana loves being part of giving patients a great and confident smile. Outside of the office, she loves being a wife, mom and dog mom. She enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking in our beautiful Black Hills.
Josh graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2022 with bachelor’s in biology. He has come to our office as a dental assistant in pursuit of becoming a Dentist himself. He enjoys spending his free time cooking and skiing. Josh keeps all things clean and organized for efficient dental treatment.
General Cleaning & Health
Implants & Restoration
2006 Mt. Rushmore Rd.,
Rapid City, SD 57701
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