Meet The Doctors

Nathan Tanner, DMD & Mary Bucklin, DDS

General & Cosmetic Care In Jackson, WY

Our professionals at ElkRidge Dental in Jackson, WY, maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Our staff takes exceptional pride in our ability to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed, especially for those most fearful of the dentist. Our goal is to provide a friendly, positive atmosphere for our patients, their families, and the entire community regarding dental health and treatment. Dr. Tanner and Dr. Bucklin take pride in knowing that they offer quality care based on the individual needs and wants of their patients. The reputation of ElkRidge Dental has been built on the trust and respect of its patients, and will continue to exceed the expectations.

Dr. Nathan Tanner


I was raised in the San Diego area where I started working, after school at the age of 13,  at my fathers dental practice. I received my bachelors degree in zoology with minors in chemistry and music from BYU. I then got my dental degree with honors from OHSU in the year 2000. I owned a private practice in Portland Oregon from 2000-2012. I also was a faculty member at the dental school one day a week where I was a clinical instructor and taught classes on anesthetics and ethics. After a lot of research and over two decades of experience, I honestly believe we can give you the most comfortable numbing experience possible.
In 2012 we moved to Billings Montana, where I took over a dental practice that was more surgically oriented. I traveled around the country training with some of the nations top dentists learning all I could about implants, tissue grafting, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign treatment. I’ve placed 100’s of implants, and have been helping people get the smile they’ve always wanted, whether through Invisalign treatment or cosmetic dentistry for almost twenty years. We have always loved the mountains and the beauty of Jackson, so when an opportunity came to acquire ElkRidge dental we were thrilled at the opportunity. My wife Rachel and I are thrilled to become part of this community along with our 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Our oldest child is a music major studying harp performance at BYU, so we are also happy that being in Jackson will allow us better access to go down to Provo and hear her perform more often. We love to ski in the winter, and mountain bike, golf, or paddle board in the summer. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Mary Bucklin


I was born and raised in central Iowa and found myself moving out here when my husband was hired in Driggs, Idaho. I studied Biochemistry at the University of Iowa where I went on to be accepted and completed training at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry.

In my free time I enjoy playing with my two poodles and love to bake. I have been thrilled with this opportunity to work at ElkRidge Dental and consider myself extremely lucky to be here to serve our patients.  I look forward to meeting all of you and hope to provide you with the best dental experience!