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 Middle East.

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 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 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, fell in love, and 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 all 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.

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.

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 came to visit Montana! After coming into the dental profession by some luck over 10 years ago, 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.

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.

Lynne

Lynne

Front Office Team

After an unexpected conversation with a recommendation to visit Plains, Lynne and her husband fell in love with the area and eventually traded the mountains and trees of northern California for a familiar setting in Montana. Originally trained as a dental assistant and having worked as a front office team member before, one of the many reasons Lynne enjoys dentistry is because it’s focus is on helping others.

In her spare time, Lynne loves her flowers and succulents, yard work outside, hiking, yoga, and doing activities with her dogs.

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.

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Dental Assistant

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COVID-19 Update: WE ARE OPEN!

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/ring the doorbell 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, 2/15/2021, we will be complying with Governor Gianforte's Directive on Implementing Executive Order 2-2021 to follow the dental "industry best practices" which requires us to follow 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) Please 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: 2/15/2021]