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 training 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 biking, traveling, or 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 contributed to lab research.
His wife, Diana, also studied at the University of Wyoming where she obtained a degree in music education. They are the proud parents of a son and two daughters.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree Dr. Havens attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. While living in Ann Arbor Dr. Havens enjoyed studying and developing 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 success in providing hospital dentistry.
Dr. Havens is enthusiastic about providing comprehensive dental care in a compassionate and friendly environment. Working with the professional and well-trained staff at advanced dental allows him to provide treatment of the highest quality. Utilization of sophisticated technology, proven techniques, and sedation dentistry allows care to be accomplished efficiently, meeting a wide range of patients’ needs. 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.
Dr. Kirk Harvey
Dr. Kirk Harvey has a deep passion for providing exceptional experiences for every patient he sees. He is also a huge dinosaur nerd. His favorite? The FLOSS-iraptor! Joking aside, Dr. Harvey is serious about his education. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he ran cross country and set numerous school records! After graduating with his B.S. in Biology, he headed to Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Here, he proudly earned the Hanau Excellence in Prosthodontics Award, an incredible honor given to dental school seniors who excelled in clinical applications of prosthodontics
Dr. Harvey believes that every patient deserves the highest level of care and compassion, and that understanding another’s perspective goes a long way in building long-lasting relationships. He considers himself somewhat of a “yes man” and is willing to try anything to learn something new!
When he isn’t creating beautiful smiles, he is spending time with his wife Elizabeth, two amazing daughters, and silly Husky named Simba. Hakuna matata! He loves Marvel and DC movies, comics and shows, and is a huge fitness enthusiast. If you’re looking for a fun dentist who deeply cares about making your experience special, Dr. Harvey is the one for you!
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