Meet The Team

Our Amazing Team

Our friendly staff will welcome and take care of you from the moment you walk through our door. The front office team is compassionate, attentive, and knowledgeable, so they can answer your questions right away and put you at ease. Dr. Thorson and Dr. Garner are not only seasoned dental professionals, but they both love a good joke and have a great sense of humor. They each have children of their own and enjoy seeing kids in our office. Dr. Boeskin is a new addition to our dental family and will continue the tradition of excellent dental service to the people we are privileged to serve! Patients tell us that they love the compassion and gentleness of our doctors, and they feel that no one is more thorough. At Gila Ridge Dental, our team will always work hard to treat you the way we would want to be treated.

Stephen S. Garner, D.M.D.

Dr. Garner grew up in a small town in Northern Idaho. He started his undergraduate studies at Boise State but decided to finish at Northern Arizona University, where he received his BA in Spanish with a minor in Biology. Dr. Garner received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. His wife, Gretchen, is a native of Yuma and the two of them decided to come back to her roots to start a dental practice and raise a family. Dr. Garner is currently a member of the Yuma Dental Study Club, the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Thor G. Thorson, D.D.S.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Thorson attended Northern Arizona University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Thorson relocated to the Mid-West to attend the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Thorson then practiced dentistry in rainy Oregon as part of a group practice. In August of 2009, Dr. Thorson moved to Yuma and has been enjoying the sun ever since. Dr. Thorson is active in the Yuma Dental Study Club, and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association. His wife, Katie, is also a Yuma native and they have five children.

Jason R. Boeskin, D.M.D.

Dr. Boeskin is a recent graduate of The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ. He will be seeing new patients and helping them in our office by providing a wide range of dental services. Both Dr. Garner and Dr. Thorson are excited to work alongside Dr. Boeskin to continue to provide our patients with the best dental care possible. Dr. Boeskin grew up in San Luis, AZ. He graduated from The University of Arizona in Tucson prior to attending dental school. He is excited to return to Yuma and be a part of our community again. During his spare time, you might catch Jason swimming, riding his bike, at the movies, or cooking with his family.

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7949 E 24th St, ​Yuma, AZ 85365

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed