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 patient family. As highly trained professionals who are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy, they are here to help you feel comfortable and stay informed.

Barbara

Barbara

Front Office Team

Barbara and her husband Dr. George moved here from Oregon. Even though she grew up in California and they’ve traveled and lived all over the world, it’s been their dream to end up here in Montana. Barbara has a wealth of dental field experience: she worked at her husband’s office for many years in California as well as for an orthodontist when they lived in the West Asia.

In her spare time, Barbara likes to cook, garden, hike, and enjoy the gorgeous Montana scenery with their family pup, Uh Oh. She and Dr. George have been appreciating the relaxed and unhurried life in Plains so much that they even convinced a few family members to join them!

Brandy

Brandy

Dental Assistant, Marketing 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 her two youngest 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. She also loves camping with family and friends trips, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors.

Carey

Carey

Front Office Team

Carey and her husband moved from eastern Oregon to Montana going on two decades 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 seven 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

Even though Carolyn may call Maryland her home state, she and her husband visited Plains many moons ago, fell in love, and eventually made their dream come true by moving here. After her first career as a florist, she worked in many office settings where she learned about many different types of businesses, and now she can add dentistry to the list.

Carolyn enjoys her pets, especially their horses and trail riding with them. She also enjoys reading, crafts, and is excited to having a new grandchild in the family.

Dana

Dana

Business Admin, Front Office Team

After spending time away for college and her husband Dr. Blake‘s education and career, Dana is pleased to be back in her home state of Montana. She’s always been interested in health and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge into the dental field, especially since it’s an important facet of overall wellness.

Although Helena is her hometown, Dana is excited to live in Plains and call our community home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, good books, and spending time with family including her three children.

Dustin

Dustin

Dental Assistant

Even though he was technically born in Idaho, you can consider Dustin as a local who was, in practicality, "born" and raised in Plains. He‘s worked in various settings before starting here at MT West and he’s grateful for the opportunity to learn about the field of dentistry that allows him to continue helping people of his community in a new way.

Dustin loves spending time with his family, friends and animals. You can also find him enjoying graphic design, video editing, and going on road trips in his spare time.

Holly

Holly

Dental Hygienist

Holly originally hails from Montana. After years of being away in South Dakota to raise her now-adult sons, she‘s excited to be back and reconnect with her family and friends. While visiting the Dakotas after graduating from MSU, a friend introduced her to dental hygiene and the rest is history. She loves meeting people, getting to know them, and it always makes her day when she exceeds her patients’ expectations.

In her spare time, Holly likes to refurbish items and get involved in the community, as well as spending time by lakes and going camping.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Dental Hygienist

Growing up in a rural mountain town in Colorado, Jennifer thought she was certain she wouldn‘t want to live in any other state until she visited Montana. After coming into the dental profession by some luck in her youth, she’s happy it worked out in her favor and loves being able to educate patients and help them change their lives for the better.

Outside of the office, Jennifer and her wife can be found enjoying almost any kind of outdoor activity you can name -- snowboarding, hiking, mountain/dirt biking, camping, and more -- and it’s even better if dogs are involved.

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Dental Assistant

Rhiannon is a western Montana local, born and raised in the area, and happy to live here. If you can‘t tell from her previous professions as a certified Vet Tech and Medical Assistant, Rhi has always been interested in any and all medical fields because she loves learning. She’s excited to now learn about dentistry and continue helping people.

If she’s not at home playing her drums, you can find Rhi going on all sorts of adventures with her husband, two children and pups, particularly when it involves seasonal foraging for huckleberries or morels.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Dental Assistant

After visiting a relative who lives in Plains, Jennifer and her family decided to make the move from southeast Tennessee. Because she was interested in multiple medical fields in college, it‘s no surprise she enjoys dentistry and learning all the different procedures the field has to offer as well as meeting and getting to know patients.

Outside of work, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, children, and her dog Felicia. She also thoroughly enjoys college football (Roll Tide!), reading any intriguing book, and sitting outside during the evening in a rocking chair.

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.