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Karena- Office Manager
I grew up in Fort Shaw and graduated from Simms High School.  I have been with Hays Dental Group, LLC since 2005, and I enjoy working with our extremely caring doctors and our friendly staff.  Hays Dental Group, LLC is my home away from home. My goal as the office manager is to give supreme customer service to all patients I come in contact with. I enjoy working with all of our patients, especially when I get to see some extreme patient transformations—literally frowns get turned upside down. That, along with being able to work for extremely caring doctors and a friendly staff, is why I love it here!!I have three very active boys who play sports all year round. When we’re not traveling for hockey, football, wrestling, and baseball, we enjoy camping, working in the yard, and relaxing (when we can).

Rhonda – Hygiene Coordinator
I was born and raised in Montana. I have worked at Hays Dental Group, LLC for 2 years, but I have been in the dental field for 27 years. I attended Clover Park Technical College and received my dental assistant certificate. One of my favorite parts about working at Hays Dental Group, LLC is that we all feel like family. Everyone works together as a team. During my experience in the dental field, I have worked in both the front and back offices; this allows me to better explain treatments to my patients and help them feel at-ease about their dental care. I am glad to be part of a practice that takes pride in creating a great patient experience.My husband, David, and I recently moved to a beautiful new home near the Jefferson River. We have 2 dogs and 1 cat. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, canning, motorcycling, and enjoying all that Montana has to offer.

Carly – RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Hi! My name is Carly, and I am a Montana native. I have been a Dental Hygienist at Hays Dental Group, LLC since 2007. I enjoy working with a positive team of doctors, dental hygienists and dental assistants. I appreciate the cutting-edge technology our office has to offer, such as intraoral cameras, digital imaging, non-impression mouth guards, etc. I love working with such compassionate dentists and teammates, and I enjoy providing my patients with a positive, comfortable dental experience as I help them achieve a healthy smile.I grew up in Butte, Montana, and I love living in Bozeman and enjoying all it has to offer. Outside the office, I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and floating.

Kayla –  RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
I was born in Stevens Point, WI, but now call Bozeman home. I graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. I have been with the practice since 2011. I love working at Hays Dental Group, LLC because we offer a positive atmosphere and really focus on our patients’ individual needs.  The doctors are extremely caring and knowledgeable.  I love being a part of a great team that delivers the highest standard of care and focuses on utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality care. I truly love what I do and look forward to coming to work every day.My husband, Rod, and I have one daughter, Addison, and one son, Wyatt.  In my free time, I am usually chasing my kids around. I also enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Vanessa  – RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist at Hays Dental Group, LLC since May 2013. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 2010. I am also certified in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP, for periodontal disease treatment. Before moving to the Bozeman area, I provided care in my hometown of Belle Fourche, South Dakota. I have served on the Montana Dental Hygiene State Board since 2015, and I was awarded the honor of 2017’s Montana Dental Associations Dental Hygienist of the Year. I enjoy helping patients with gum health while providing a fun and positive environment. I am able to contribute to Hays Dental Group, LLC by being thorough in my treatments and paying attention to detail.I absolutely love my family! When I am not in the office, I enjoy hiking, trail running, rock climbing, and skiing. I also enjoy playing with my two dogs and volunteering my time with local charities.

Amy – CDA (Certified Dental Assistant)
I have been with Hays Dental Group, LLC since 2000, and I received my CDA certification from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2003.  I take great pride in being a part of our professional group that is knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated, energetic, and FUN!! Not only that, but our practice stays up-to-date with the latest cutting-edge technology to give our patients the care they deserve. It is truly a pleasure to come to work every single day to provide the highest standard of care for existing and new patients.I am happily married to my husband, Shane. In my free time, I love to go hiking, running, hunting, as well as garden, cook, travel, and spend time with my family and friends.

Jade –  Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Jade.  I am a Montana native, and I have been with Hays Dental Group, LLC since March 2016. I am certified in Dental Radiology, and I feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing team. At our practice, we are a team. Everyone is there for one another, and I like that we are able offer Dentistry from the Heart to help those in need. By always trying to help out where needed, I feel I contribute to the success of the practice.I have 2 children, Ryan and Natalie, and a dog named Dixie.  We love living in Bozeman, and we enjoy all it has to offer. I enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with my family and friends.

Katie – Front Desk/Receptionist
I have been with Hays Dental Group, LLC since late 2016. I started my schooling by attending a ministry school in Northern California that resulted in being able to travel out of the country many times. Since joining the Hays Dental Group, LLC team, I have enjoyed the high-quality and excellent service we offer our patients. I also love how tight-knit the team is here! As the receptionist, I offer excellent customer service and a cheerful smile to anyone who walks through our door.I grew up in Montana with my family; they are my favorite people! Spending time with them is always a huge highlight in my day. I also love playing music with my husband, adventuring, traveling, and doing anything outdoors.

Trish – RDA(Registered Dental Assistant)
I am a native of Pensacola, FL, but I have not lived there in over 20 years. I currently live in Whitehall with my husband, Tony, and daughter, Evelinn. We enjoy camping, motocross, softball, traveling, and just hanging out at the beach.I have been in the dental profession since 1984, when I graduated from Pensacola State College (formally PJC). Since graduation, I have been very active in keeping up on continuing education. I love to come to work every day at Hays Dental Group, LLC. The doctors are great educators to both patients and staff. We are truly a family here. I feel that we all have respect and compassion for one another, and I feel blessed to be part of such an amazing team.