Dr. Shaun Rocknak
Dr. Rocknak was raised in Idaho and it was here that he completed his Bachelor of Biology Degree at Idaho State University. Before completing his undergraduate education Dr. Rocknak took time off to serve a 2 year LDS Mission to Santiago, Chile. Dr. Rocknak is fluent in Spanish and enjoys using this skill to better serve his patients.
Dr. Rocknak was accepted to the prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western Reserve Dental School is known for providing outstanding programs in oral health, research, and patient care. This education helped foster in Dr. Rocknak a deep love to do what is best for his patients. As he worked and studied hard, he received the Dean’s Clinical Scholarship award for recognition of his exceptional clinical accomplishments, as well as the Dean’s Award for recognition of his academic excellence. Dr. Rocknak was also recognized for graduating with the top of his class.
Upon completion of Dental School Dr. Rocknak was honored to receive the coveted Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Air Force. He was one of the few chosen to participate in the Advanced Education of General Dentistry Residency at Offutt, Air Force Base. Throughout his residency he excelled in each of the specialized residency trainings and graduated as the number one resident. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force, stationed as Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota until his separation in 2010.
Dr. Rocknak spent two years working in Colorado continuing to learn the latest advancements in the field of Dentistry. He opened Advanced Dental in 2012 and is excited to continue to provide the Cheyenne Community with the very best dental treatment. He treats to the individual and their inherent uniqueness. He practices Sedation Dentistry to also benefit those individuals who have dental fears. It is very important to Dr. Rocknak that his patients enjoy their dental experience and the benefits of healthy and affordable dental care.
Dr. Rocknak's greatest accomplishment in life is his family. He and his amazing wife TeraLyn have been blessed with three beautiful daughters, and two handsome young sons who are so happy to be living in Cheyenne. When he is not busy seeing patients, there is nowhere he would rather be than spending time with his family and playing with his kids.
Dr. Christopher Havens
Dr. Christopher Havens was born and raised in Laramie where he grew up enjoying the benefits of both small town Wyoming and the expansive outdoors. As a child and young man some of his favorite activities were music, running, camping, archery and UW cowboy athletics. Education has always been a central part of Dr. Havens’ life, with a continued focus on reading and science. While at the University of Wyoming he studied Zoology and Physiology and conducted research in a lab in the Physics department.
His wife, Diana, also studied at the University of Wyoming where she obtained a degree in music education. They have a handsome son and a beautiful daughter who are the loves of their lives.
Following obtaining his bachelor’s degree Dr. Havens attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. While living in Ann Arbor Dr. Havens studied ferociously and spent huge amounts of time practicing dental skills, but still snuck in some time to attend football games at the largest stadium in the country. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgeries degree in 2013.
Dr. Havens received further training at the University of Colorado School of Dental medicine through a general practice residency. During this time he refined his general dentistry skills as well as becoming certified in advanced cardiac life support, IV sedation, and gaining experience in extraction of third molars and treatment with dental implants. At the completion of this program Dr. Havens received the Bottone award given to the resident demonstrating the highest skills in hospital dentistry.
Dr. Havens is thrilled to join Dr. Rocknak and the team at Advanced Dental. He is particularly impressed with the training and professionalism of all members of the team and the commitment to the highest standards of care. He is committed to collaborating with all new patients to plan the best way to meet their needs in a comfortable and stress-free way.