Meet the Team

Kelly, Registered Hygienist at Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, MT

Kelly has brightened many smiles since starting at Ponderosa Dental in 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist with endorsements in local anesthesia. She was raised in Missoula and received her degree from Montana State University – Great Falls. At Ponderosa she feels privileged to work with an excellent group of team members who set the gold standard in patient care. When she is outside the office, Kelly enjoys ice fishing, golfing, cooking, and watching football. Kelly and her husband Taylor currently enjoy raising their two young children.


Donica, Registered Dental Hygienist with endorsements in local anesthesia

Donica is excited to be a team member at Ponderosa Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist with endorsements in local anesthesia. She was raised in small town Roy, Montana. She received her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Wyoming. She is driven and eager to continue her career here at Ponderosa Dental. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing anything active.


Bridget, staff at Ponderosa Dental Group

Bridget is thrilled to join the Ponderosa Dental team as a Registered Dental Hygienist with endorsements in local anesthesia. She grew up in Florence, Montana and received her degree from Montana State University – Great Falls. She is excited to join the innovative team at Ponderosa Dental and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with patients. When not in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids. They like adventuring outside whether it’s camping, skiing, biking, hiking or floating the river.


Karmella, staff at Ponderosa Dental Group

Karmella (also known as “Karl”) began her career in dental over nine years ago and quickly realized she had a passion for assisting. Around the office, she is known for her spunky personality, strong work ethic, and excellent problem-solving skills. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, going camping with friends, crafting, and trying different breweries in town.


Aarika, team member at Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, MT

Aarika grew up in Kalispell and was practically raised in a dental office; her mom is an assistant as well! She has been with our office for over two years and is known for her sweet, caring personality and a strong dedication to her patients. When out of the office, she loves to go fishing, hunting, and spend time with friends and family.


Eryn, team member at Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, MT

Eryn is a born and raised Missoulian with over twelve years of customer service experience and a passion for working with people. When she isn’t in the office she enjoys spending time hiking, hunting, baking, and playing at the lake with her husband and three young children.


Angie, team member at Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, MT

A native Oregonian, Angie has lived in Missoula for 7 years. She enjoys fishing, camping, cooking, reading, hanging out with family & friends, and many sports. She is a huge Seattle Seahawk fan. Angie has worked in the dental industry for 5 years and enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals.