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).

Koriann – Office Finance Specialist
I was born in Hawaii, but moved to beautiful Montana when I was six years old, where I was raised by my mother. Being the middle child of five, there was never a dull moment in our lives.  I attended Northwestern College in Minnesota. Since I joined the Hays Dental Group, LLC team in 2015, I have loved every minute of it. Our practice is dedicated to giving the best possible service to our patients with the highest standard of care. It is such a fantastic feeling to be able to say I love what I do, and I am excited to be a part of something so special.When I attended Northwestern College in Minnesota, I played volleyball for the Eagles. I continue to stay active in volleyball, which is where I met my husband, Clay. We have a spunky little jack Russell/pug mix named Fritz and a baby boy, Grayson. I enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, spending time with my family, and cooking.

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.

Melissa – Dental Assistant
I have been with Hays Dental Group, LLC for 2 years, and I am a Certified Medical Assistant. I love coming to work every morning and working with an awesome staff while providing the best care possible.  I come to work every day with a positive attitude, and I strive to be a team player. Having the chance to get to know so many people and helping our patients achieve great smiles is one of my favorite reasons for being at Hays Dental Group, LLC.When I am not at work, I love dirt biking, fishing, and hiking.

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.

Megan – CDA (Certified Dental Assistant)
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At 19 years old, I moved to South Korea and lived there for two years. While in South Korea, I completed schooling to become a certified Dental assistant with the U.S. Army through the American Red Cross. I also volunteered my time as a Dental Assistant on the Army Base and with the USO. I continued my career in dentistry in Colorado Springs and in Wichita, Kansas. My husband and I recently relocated to Bozeman and are so excited to explore the beautiful state of Montana with our two dogs, whom we adore. Outside of work, I like to stay active by hiking and lifting. One of my passions besides dentistry is photography. I am a seasoned coffee drinker and enjoy dog snuggles.
I feel so blessed to be part of such an uplifting and caring team here at Hays Dental Group. I look forward to educating patients, transforming smiles and expanding my skill set.

Jason – Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Jason. I grew up in Lewistown, MT with my two sisters and one brother. I moved to San Diego, CA in 2009 where I attended Mueller College and received my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. I recently moved to Bozeman this year and am happy to be back in Montana. I have always been interested in the Dental field and have decided to become a dental assistant here at Hays Dental Group.
I absolutely love coming to work with such wonderful people who make a difference each day in the lives of others. I look forward to learning and expanding my skills as an assistant here.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and partner, Kipp. Hiking, fishing and just enjoying the Big Sky Country are just some of my favorites.
Smile, It’s free!

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.