About Signature Dental

Meridian, Idaho

Creating Smiles to Last a Lifetime

At Signature Dental, we love what we do. We want our patients to feel like they’re visiting a neighbor, not just the dentist. We treat all of our patients with compassion and respect, and we are committed to providing high quality dental care and a smooth, enjoyable experience. As an experienced and caring dentist serving Meridian and Boise, Dr. Matt Kooyman has helped many people achieve the healthy and beautiful smiles they desire. Contact our practice today to learn more about the team at Signature Dental and why you should choose us for your dental care needs.

Matt Kooyman, D.D.S.

Matt Kooyman, D.D.S.

Although he is a talented dentist who has been serving the dental needs of the Meridian and Boise area for more than 12 years, Dr. Matt Kooyman describes himself as just the guy next door. He is pleased to help his neighbors and friends in the community achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in medical biology from the University of Utah, Dr. Kooyman earned a dental degree from the University of Iowa. He is committed to lifelong training so that he can offer the latest, state-of-the-art dental care to his patients. To this end, he has completed numerous hours of post-graduate dental training, including courses in appliance therapy and restorative dentistry. Most recently, he completed a course on orthodontics and can now offer treatment with Invisalign®. Dr. Kooyman is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Kooyman and his wife, Becky, enjoy the wonderful outdoor opportunities the Boise area has to offer. They share their home with their five wonderful children, who provide great joy and interest to their time away from work.

Meet our Team

All of the dental professionals at Signature Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation available and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Together, Dr. Kooyman and his team create a community of people whose purpose is the greater good of the patients.

cheryl bertsch

Cheryl Bertsch

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Cheryl, I have over 20 years of hands on experience in all aspects of Dentisty, ranging from dental assisting to management, and I am the first person you’ll see when you walk through our doors. I have been with Dr Kooyman at Signature Dental since he opened his practice February of 2007, he is a great, talented, and gentle dentist.

Meeting new smiles and seeing how helpful we can be to change those smiles is very rewarding to me. In my spare time my husband Steve and I enjoy traveling and one of my passions in cooking. I have two adult children and one grandson here in the Meridian area.

Jennifer Barney

Jennifer Barney


Jennifer was born and raised in Provo, Ut. After spending several years in California she moved to Meridian in 2009 with her husband and 2 kids. She instantly fell in love with Idaho. Since then they have added one more to complete their family of five. She enjoys the outdoors, Barre classes, spending time with her family, and has recently started taking piano lessons (and loves it). She graduated from The American Institute of Dental Technology.

After having her first child she quit working and became a stay at home mom. Jennifer stated working in our office in 2014. Her bright bubbly personality and infectious smile welcomes you and helps you feel at ease.


Karynn Abrams

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Karynn. I’ve been working in the dental field for over 10 years and am a hygienist at Signature Dental. I have 4 wonderful kids and love the outdoors and being with my family. My favorite part of working here is the opportunity I have to meet new people and help them achieve their dental goals. Whether it is helping maintain health, get back on track, or completely turn things around, being able to assist in that process is a truly rewarding experience

Jennifer Hansen

Jen Hansen

Dental Hygienist

Jen has been a Hygienist for 8 years and joined our team in February 2016. She has a love for the dental field and enjoys being able to help patients of all ages.

She is married and has 4 children. She enjoys running, boating, camping and anything outdoors. She and her family have been patients of Dr Kooyman for several years, even before beginning her employment. She chose Signature Dental because it is a technologically advanced, modern practice and because Dr Kooyman is a honest, gentle and thorough dentist. “Dr Kooyman is great with my kids and because of him, my kids love to come to the dentist.”

Tanya Spero

Tanya Spero

Dental Assistant

I graduated from American Institute of Health Technology in 2005. I have been assisting for about 10 years now and really enjoy what I do. I mostly enjoy seeing the change in peoples live as we help them with their dental needs.

I have a 13 year old son and a 5 year old Boxer. We all love doing anything outdoors.

Why Choose Us?

In addition to the caring, compassionate staff, there are many more reasons to choose Signature Dental for your dental care:

  • Customized, Comprehensive Care

    We put quality dental care above all else. We start with a thorough exam to determine your specific needs and then create a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve your goals. Dr. Kooyman will explain all of your options in a straightforward way so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care. He then customizes each procedure to your individual needs. Dr. Kooyman is extremely detail oriented, and he spends the extra time needed to ensure that everything is done right so that you achieve the outcome you desire.

  • Respect for Our Patients

    We treat each of our patients like our neighbors and friends, and we have compassion and respect for each individual’s needs. We want you to know that it’s alright if you’re worried or anxious about your visit and that you should never feel embarrassed. With more than 12 years’ experience, there is little Dr. Kooyman hasn’t seen. We will do whatever it takes to accommodate your needs, help you feel comfortable, and bring your smile back to optimal health and beauty.

  • A Comfortable, Relaxing Environment

    We do everything we can to help our patients have an enjoyable experience when they visit Signature Dental. Our office has a relaxing, comforting atmosphere, and during treatments we offer TVs to watch, music to listen to through headphones, massage chairs, and blankets.

  • Cutting Edge Technology

    We are proud to offer the latest technology to help make your dental care more efficient and comfortable.

    Digital X-rays: Digital X-rays produce less radiation than traditional X-rays, and provide detailed, high-quality images that can be viewed immediately on a screen in the treatment room.

    Electric Handpieces: Electric handpieces produce less noise and vibration than other types of handpieces and can be used for a variety of treatments.

    E4D Dentist System: The E4D Dentist system allows us to design and fabricate dental crowns and inlays and onlays right in our office for same-day restorations.


Don’t wait another day to have the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed about.