The Montana Center for Laser Dentistry is proud to announce that Dr. Kalli Elford has joined the team. Dr. Kalli is a Montana native. In fact, Dr. Dave Dodrill and Dr. Kalli grew up in the same small Montana town of Twin Bridges and have been friends for many years. Dr. Kalli graduated from Montana State University and attended Dental School at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where she graduated with High Honors and was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
Dr. Kalli has spent the last several years in private practice in Billings, MT. She brings with her a gentle touch and a wealth of knowledge. Dr. Kalli enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including orthodontics and is a Master Provider of Fastbraces and Invisalign. As a patient, you will appreciate her detail-oriented approach and her commitment to comfortable, personalized dental care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kalli enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time in the outdoors with her family, husband Ted Hayes and one-year-old daughter, Maeve.
Taylor grew up in Whitefish where she attended and graduated from Whitefish High School. After graduation she went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at the University of Montana, she is a huge Griz fan! After spending some time in Missoula she decided it was time to return home and was happy to find a position with the Montana Center for Laser Dentistry in the front office. In her free time she enjoys watching Chopped, shopping, hiking, boating and playing with her new puppy Cici.
Carrie Clay has been a member of the Montana Center for Laser Dentistry team since 2014. Carrie is our CFO and responsible for all things finance. Carrie is a Montana native, who has lived in the Flathead Valley most of her adult life, raised in Livingston Mt, she came to the Valley for the lakes and beautiful mountains. In her spare time she can be found on one of her Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Kristen has been with the MCLD since 2012. She attended Apollo College (now Carrington College) in Spokane WA where she received her dental assisting certificate in 2009. After completing school she moved back home to Libby, MT where she was enjoyed the outdoors and all they had to offer. Kristen moved to the Flathead Valley in March of 2012 and continues to enjoy the area more and more. Kristen enjoys music and traveling and tries to see and do as much of both as she can with her time off.
Renee was raised in Kalispell Montana and graduated from Flathead High School. She has over 6 years of dental assisting experience in which she enjoys every aspect of. She obtained her CDA in Littleton Colorado in 2010 and moved back to the valley in 2014 when she started working for MCLD. She loves beautiful Montana and all it has to offer. In her spare time you can find her working out and enjoying the outdoors with her friends, family, boyfriend and her two Labradors Jaxx and Lexi.
Sherri was born in Alaska and moved to the beautiful Flathead Valley when she was young. Later in life, she moved from the Flathead to Seattle, WA and she completed Dental Assisting School in 2008. She continued living in Seattle for the next 4 years until choosing to move back to Montana and be near her family again. Upon moving back she started as part of The Montana Center for Laser Dentistry team. She greatly appreciates the desire for the latest technology that the office has to offer to its patients. She loves that they support their staff in continuing education and personal growth. Which includes graduating as a massage therapist this last fall. She plans to continue finding ways to keep expanding her knowledge.
She loves spending time with her family, whether it is biking, camping or enjoying the local breweries. Others adventures include frisbee, snowboarding, and exploring the world.
Certified Dental Assistant, Financial and Appointment Coordinator
Amy moved to the Flathead Valley in September 2006 from Billings, where she started her training to become a dental assistant and has been a Certified Dental Assistant specializing in pediatrics since November 2007. Joining the Montana Center for Laser Dentistry team in July 2015. You will see Amy's smiling face in our Kalispell location where she always makes you feel welcome and comfortable. Amy manages the schedule, insurance, and other patient needs as our Front Office Coordinator.
When not at the office, Amy is enjoying the outdoors or visiting her family in Libby. She loves playing softball, being at the lake, going fishing, hunting and camping, as well as spending every moment making fun and crazy memories with her amazing daughter Hayden and their outgoing chocolate lab Trigger Wayne!
Kathy has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 42 years, has worked in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Endodontics in her career. Kathy was born and raised in Missoula, Mt. She moved to Big Fork 13 years ago and has worked in the Laser practice since moving to the Flathead. Kathy is married, has two grown children and two grandchildren. Kathy enjoy's traveling, working out, skiing, golfing, and seeing her grandchildren.
Troy graduated from the Great Falls College-MSU dental hygiene program in 2015, and went on to receive his bachelor's degree from MSU-Billings in Allied Health with a concentration in dental hygiene and healthcare administration. Troy was born and raised in the Whitefish area and is proud of his third generation Montanan heritage. He enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Montana has to offer, especially activities he can do with his twin boys and fiance. Troy loves being a team member at The Montana Center for Laser Dentistry because he feels the technology leads to a greater quality of care for the patients.
Stacey moved to the Flathead Valley in 2005, and joined our Dental Hygiene team in 2013. She graduated with honors, from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR. With over 25 years of dental experience, she has practiced for most of her career in Carson City, NV. Stacey, her husband Tib, and three boys, moved to the Flathead Valley in 2005. When not at work, Stacey enjoys being with her family, and all of the outdoor activities this beautiful valley has to offer, especially in the summer!