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.

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 sometimes isn’t fond of her picture being taken, Donna is known for smiling and laughing often in person!

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.

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.

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.

UPDATED 5/28/2020 - 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).

This includes: asking screening questions, taking temperatures, limiting the number of people seated in reception, having patients swish with a pre-procedural rinse before treatment, washing hands, our clinical team wearing face shields, and more.

**Please note: OUR DOORS WILL STAY LOCKED, a team member will be controlling patient flow in and out of the building**

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT: (1) You're welcome to wait in your vehicle and text us at (406)318-8052 to let us know you're here; or please knock on the door close to your appointment time and we'll come down to let you in. (2) If you knock, know that there are less of us covering the front office--give us at least 30 seconds to get there! (3) If we don't get to you in a couple minutes, we're on the phone or helping in the back momentarily; we're checking our security cameras and you can be sure that we see you :) (4) After that, you're welcome to wait in your car for a few minutes--we'll send you a text or come and find you!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN APPOINTMENT: We have very 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, send a Direct Message on Facebook or Instagram, or use our contact form @ mtwestdentist.com