Jessa is our Practice Manager and a certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from Montana State University-COT in 2005 and is also radiology and CPR certified. Jessa has over 12 years’ experience in multiple specialties including general dentistry, orthodontics and plastic surgery; but her passion lies in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is excited to oversee the day-to-day functions of our office and work closely with staff and patients to provide the ultimate care.
Jessa was born and raised in Minnesota but currently resides in beautiful Bozeman with her husband Joel and son Jace. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, watching football and going to the park with her son.
Susie joined our team in March of 2021. She grew up in Rhode Island and moved to Montana 6 years ago to attend Montana State University, where she graduate with a degree in community health. Susie has always been passionate about the healthcare world and is strives to make a positive impact for members in her community. In her free time, Susie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, food, travel, and spending time with friends.
Leah joined Premier Choice Dental Center’s clinical team in March 2020 and took on the role of our chairside clinical assistant and sterilization tech. She is BLS-certified and has a warm and friendly chairside manner that makes all our patients feel right at home.
When Leah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Sophie, and horses, Champ and Sunny.
Andrew, a Montana native, grew up with a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the small-town community of Bozeman. In 2017, he decided to leave his roots to pursue an education in the dental field through the American Institute of Dental Assisting in Arizona. After graduating, he went on to work for Avadent, a denture manufacturer, as a digital denture design technician. He started with Premier Choice Dental Center in 2020 and brings enthusiasm, attention to detail and a strong willingness to learn.
In his spare time, Andrew can be found hiking and fishing in the beautiful Montana wilderness that he considers himself lucky to call home.
Jacob got his start working for a commercial dental laboratory in Billings, Montana. In January of 2020, we welcomed him to the team at Premier Choice Dental Center as the Dental Laboratory Manager. Jacob has been a strong asset to our team of dental laboratory technicians. Over the years, Jacob has been trained in both traditional Analog dental laboratory techniques and theories along with the latest advancements in CAD/CAM and additive manufacturing technology and equipment in dentistry. Pairing his experience and education with the most cutting edge technologies in dental scanning, digital design, milling and 3D printing available today, Jacob and his talented team of dental technicians turn out beautiful dental prosthetic masterpieces day in and day out with our state-of-the-art in-house dental laboratory.
In his free time, Jacob enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and just about anything that includes being out in the back country. He has a love for old dirt bikes, muscle cars, fitness and family.
Clay joined the team at Premier Choice Dental Center in July 2020 as a dental laboratory technician. Clay was brought on as a dental laboratory apprentice to learn all the procedures and techniques in analog and digital dental laboratory. Clay uses his background, talent and passion in photography to turn out amazing photographs of our patients and all the different processes and procedures included in our dental facility.
When Clay is not working, he enjoys snowboarding, camping and going to the gym.
Kaylynn is a Colorado native and has been practicing the art of dental assisting for the last five years in Colorado and Wyoming. Her passion for teeth and promoting a healthy smile drives her to advance her schooling in becoming a licensed Denturist. Her curiosity for dentistry inspires her to continue education and provide top level care to all her patients.
Kaylynn promotes her saying of “People who love their smile, smile more”. She assists Randy McHenry in catering to patient treatment in removable prosthetics, while also rendering the most comfortable experience possible. Her attention to detail and genuine compassion for her patients makes her an excellent addition to the team.
When Kaylynn is not talking about teeth she enjoys competing in National Reined Cow Horse, breaking colts, riding dirt bikes, camping, fishing, mountain biking, watching football, spending time with family, and going on long hikes with her dog Zenia.
Maria joined Premier Choice Dental Center in the fall of 2020 as an oral surgery assistant to Dr. Bennion. She enjoyed a long history in the valley working as a veterinary technician before switching to human medicine and gaining experience in general dentistry and endodontics.
She loves meeting new patients and taking the very best care of them to ensure that their visit with us is a positive experience. She loves that we can change our patients’ lives by helping to improve their smile.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Maria has enjoyed living in Bozeman for the past 12 years. In the summer, she loves to hike, camp and raft, and in the winter, she enjoys vacationing on the beach.
Roy joined the Premier Choice Dental Center team as a laboratory technician in January 2022. Roy has experience as a press operator as well as quality control at a manufacturer. He uses his quality control skills, such as his attention to detail, when working with dental materials in our lab.
When Roy is not working, you can find him looking for and acquiring fashionable items, such as shoes. Roy also enjoys playing indoor and outdoor volleyball and is a wrestling coach during the winter.
My name is Hayley and I recently moved to Montana from California to be with my family and finish school. I have worked in the medical field for a little over 4 years now. My biggest passion in life is helping people in any and every way possible and working here allows me to do just that. I love to see people smile and it’s great because not a single person walks out of here without having to smile first.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, being with family, and spending time outdoors!
Manfred Vargas joined Premier Choice Dental Center in December 2021 as a dental laboratory technician. Manny is a Florida native, with a rich Spanish background, and has been a wonderful addition to our team as he helps translate for our patients. He is not only great with people, but he utilizes advanced technological skills to produce the finest denture designs quickly and efficiently. Manny specializes in digital design software and implements his expertise in the dental area by fabricating the ideal denture for a beautiful smile!
In Manny’s spare time he enjoys riding motorcycles, skydiving, spending quality time with his wife, snake and Pitbull terroir, Blu.
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