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Katie McHenry - Registered Nurse

Katie is a Bozeman native who graduated from MSU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Katie was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years and for the last four years has worked as an anesthesia assistant in oral surgery sedation. Katie assists our team of doctors with all aspects of surgery and patient care. Katie has a strong commitment to continuing education and maintains a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Katie also has owned and operated a large commercial dental laboratory specializing in dentures and full arch implant restoration for several years. Katie enjoys being a wife and mother to her husband Randy and 6 children. Her favorite activities include anything outdoors ranging from horseback riding, boating and snowboarding to racing cars.
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Jessa – Practice Manager

Jessa is our Practice Manager, treatment coordinator and a certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from Montana State University-COT in 2005 and is also radiology and BLS certified. Jessa has over 18 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 sons Jace and Jordy. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, spending time at the lake and watching the MSU Bobcats & MN Vikings.

Chrissy - Administrative Assistant

Chrissy joined our team in 2022 and is one of the friendly faces you see at the Front Office when you visit. She helps with front office duties, insurance and loves to educate the patients with their dental needs, appointments, and details. She has many years of dental experience and has enjoyed working in Orthodontics, Periodontics, and General Dentistry.

When not working, Chrissy enjoys camping, live music, visiting family and friends back in SD, and spending time with Emily and her dog, Sage.

Susie – Patient Coordinator/Social Media Manager

Susie joined our team in March of 2021. She grew up in Rhode Island and moved to Montana 7 years ago to attend Montana State University, where she graduated with a degree in community health. Susie has always been passionate about the healthcare world and 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.

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Leah – Clinical Staff

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 – Dental Laboratory Manager

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.

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Jacob – Denturist Extern

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.

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Clay – Dental Laboratory Technician

Clay joined the team in July 2020 as a lab technician. Over the years he has worked hard to learn and understand every procedure and technique required in the analog and digital denture laboratory. He specializes in analog work for provisional and final All-On-4 bridges incorporating his expertise and artistic ability into the All-on-4 process. Clay uses his background, passion, and artistic eye to take and produce incredible photos such as patients’ before and after shots, staff portraits, and other procedures around the office.

When Clay isn’t working, he enjoys weightlifting, camping, and collecting vinyls for his turntable.

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Colten - Dental Laboratory Technician

Colten joined Premier Choice Dental Center in December 2021. He enjoys his position as a lab technician so much so that he wants to pursue a degree in dentistry after his finishes his undergrad. Colten is a Montana native and enjoys all things outdoors. He is an avid fisher, hunter, and spends time on the trails riding his dirt bike or side by side. If he is not at work, you can find him in the mountains or at the lake.
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Maria – Oral Surgery Assistant

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.

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Roy – Dental Laboratory Technician

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.

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Hayley – Dental Assistant

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!

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Colter – Dental Laboratory Technician

Colter joined the team here at Premier Choice Dental Center in July of 2022 as a laboratory technician. As a native of Belgrade, he is very familiar with the area and looks forward to helping the residents of the Valley. Colter uses his background in the arts to help design functional and esthetic dentures with our cutting-edge lab equipment.

When Colter is not working, he enjoys reading, hiking, creating art, watching films, or spending time with his cat, Lou.

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Sarah – Dental Assistant

Sarah joined Premier Choice Dental Center as Dr. Young’s lead assistant. She is a Bozeman native and has 3 years of assisting experience. Sarah is radiology certified through DANB Radiation Health and Safety. She attended MSU Gallatin College in 2019 to obtain her medical assisting associate degree. She loves making sure patients walk out with a smile and good experience.

In the winter she enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with family. In the summer months she spends her weekends at the lake and enjoys live music.

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