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.

Annie

Annie

Dental Hygienist

Annie is a local gal who grew up in Thompson Falls and recently came back after a sojourn in Idaho. She’s been in the dental field for going on 20 years and initially fell into the profession by working as a certified dental assistant, then enjoyed it so much that she went back to school to become a registered dental hygienist. She loves interacting with people...and how clean everything has to be!

Annie has many different hobbies, although some of her favorite things to do is catch up on Netflix, expand her painting rock collection, and spending time with her husband and two kids.

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.

Celene

Celene

Dental Assistant, Front Office Team

While Celene was born and raised in Alaska, she moved to Plains with her family a few years ago and has been enjoying the familiar-looking scenery of northwest Montana to her birth state. She has worked in the medical field and is looking forward to learning more in dentistry.

When she’s not at work, Celene loves art, hunting, taking her dogs for hikes, and anything outdoors with family and friends

Donna

Donna

Front Office Team

Donna has lived in Plains most of her life. She has worked at this dental location for many years and, through multiple doctor changes, has become an integral part of the MT West team. With her years of experience, she enjoys reassuring patients that dentistry has come a long way from "the olden days."

Even though she may not like her picture being taken, Donna is known for smiling and laughing often in person!

Kayla

Kayla

Front Office Team, Marketing Co-Coordinator

Kayla is an original Plains local -- she was born and raised here! She loves the community and finds that it plays an integral role in her life. One of the reasons she applied for a position at MT West Dentist is because likes to help others. While here, she‘s grateful that part of job allows her to put a smile on people’s faces.

While she likes to travel and see new places, Kayla always enjoys coming back home to be with her family. She loves camping and reading books, especially when they’re combined.

Kristin

Kristin

Dental Hygienist

Kristin originally hails from Washington state. While she and her then-boyfriend were dating, he fell in love with Montana, bought property here, and passed along his love for Big Sky Country to her! While growing up, Kristin was inspired by her dental hygienist to do the same and eventually realized it was a good fit for her. Her favorite part about the dental field is building one-on-one relationships with people and helping them improve their oral health.

While Kristin is a self-professed health and fitness enthusiast and loves to work out and lift weights, she also enjoys walking her dogs and hunting with her husband.

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.

Melody

Melody

Hiring Coordinator

Melody and her husband moved from Florida to pursue the Montana dream. She started her dental career as an assistant after being inspired by her childhood orthodontist. Over time, she worked her way through every role in an ortho practice and eventually became the office manager for three locations. One of her favorite things continues to be seeing the difference a smile can make in patients lives.

While Melody enjoys baking and is a friend to all animals, she especially loves spending time with her family and grandsons.

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.

Vicki

Vicki

Dental Hygienist

Vicki is a born-and-raised Montana native who calls Columbia Falls her hometown. When looking for a change in career, her good friend, a dentist, encouraged her to pursue dental hygiene. After realizing she enjoyed it, she’s been in the field for almost 20 years.

Vicki loves spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also is a big friend to animals of all kinds and enjoys trail riding during the warmer weather.