Dentistry at it’s finest.

Get to know our team

Our team at MT West Dentist is passionate about oral health and loves working with their patients. As highly trained professionals who are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy, our staff are here to help you feel comfortable and stay informed.

Barbara

Barbara

Front Office Team
Brandy

Brandy

Dental Assistant, Marketing Co-Coordinator

Although Brandy and her family have lived in many places, they finally chose to settle in Thompson Falls. When she was younger, she went through training to become a certified dental assistant and worked in the field for almost two years. Even though she’s still raising a family of four wonderful children, she chose to come back to dentistry for its challenge.

Brandy calls herself a "soccer mom" and likes to attend as many sporting events as possible. Her and her husband of 20 years also love family camp trips, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors.

Carey

Carey

Front Office Team

Carey and her husband moved from eastern Oregon to Montana about a decade and a half ago. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. One of things that she loves about dentistry is seeing all the changes in the field and the improvements in technology over time.

Carey has two grown children and six grandchildren and feels blessed to have them live close by.

Carla

Carla

Dental Assistant

After being born in Oklahoma and then spending some time in northern California while growing up, Carla moved to Montana. After starting out with then-called Ordelheide Dental in a part time position, she joined the team as a full time member in early 2013.

Carla takes pleasure as a dental assistant in educating others and always learning new things herself. During her off time, family is key and she enjoys every moment possible with them.

Carolyn

Carolyn

Front Office Team
Kathy

Kathy

Dental Assistant

As the daughter of a logger, Kathy grew up moving all around the northwest and remembers falling in love with the beauty around a logging camp in Montana. She is pleased to have landed here and has been a Montanan since 2000. Having previously worked with teens using her degree in Human Services, she is excited to continue changing lives, though this time in the field of dentistry.

Kathy enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities but her love of horses has eclipsed them all! You can find her riding and showing them in any and every bit of her spare time.

Lana

Lana

Dental Assistant, Front Office Team

Lana was raised in Montana. After living in Alaska for ten years, she and her daughter returned home to Thompson Falls. During her time in Alaska, Lana became a dental assistant. She has enjoyed working in the field throughout the years and likes working with other staff and patients.

Some of her favorite things to do are gardening, camping, and spending her free time with family and friends.

Paula

Paula

Dental Hygienist

While Paula is originally from Oregon, she has been in Montana for over ten years. She’s been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for about 30 years.

Paula enjoys helping people improve their oral health. She also enjoys hiking and doing her art work.

COVID-19 Update: WE HAVE RE-OPENED! 5/4/2020

SUMMARY:

  1. Please wear a face covering (mask, faceshield, etc) to be worn indoors when not receiving treatment.
  2. Our doors will stay locked. Please text (406-318-8052), call (406-215-4705), or knock on the door when you arrive! Have patience--it can take us a moment to come down the stairs.
  3. Within 2 weeks of your visit, please complete COVID-19 Prescreening Questions HERE
  4. You can read the rest of our Updated Safety Procedures HERE

TO OUR PATIENT FAMILY:

Your care and safety as well as the safety of our team is our top priority. As recommendations are changing, so are we. Starting Monday, 6/1/2020, we will be complying with Governor Bullock's Phase II of reopening as well as following recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Montana Dental Board, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN APPOINTMENT: We have limited staff working our front office. Calling or leaving us a message first is necessary for us to keep our team and patient family safe. We promise we'll get to your message! For all unscheduled visits: (1) You must call ahead in order to ensure time for you, (2) we will conduct a screening process prior to having you come in

Questions? Call (406)215-4705, text (406)318-8052, send a Direct Message on Facebook, or use our website contact form

[Last reviewed/updated: 7/22/2020]