Meet Dr. Ally Yamaki-Rickheim, DDS

Dr. Ally Yamaki joined Dance Dentistry in 2018 and is so grateful to be able to care for our patients and their families. She became a pediatric dentist to give kids the same positive, nurturing experience she had as a young patient herself.

Born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, Dr. Ally left the sun and sand to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. She continued her education at the University of Southern California Dental School where she discovered her love of pediatrics and joined the Air Force through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

After graduating dental school Ally completed a 2-year residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore where she learned to eat Blue Crab and survive winter.

Having crisscrossed the country going to school, she found herself crisscrossing the world as she entered into Active Duty service with the US Air Force in Aviano, Italy. There she met her husband Brent and together they shared their love of travel, food and adventure while being stationed in San Antonio, TX, Misawa, Japan, and finally Biloxi, MS.

With a young family, they finally found their home in North Idaho and are enjoying everything our beautiful IdaHome has to offer. Along with their son, Finn and daughter, Isla, they enjoy camping, spending time on the lake and skiing. Dr. Ally loves to cook (and eat!), practice yoga, and travel.