Dental Team

Kalene Colwell, DDS

Kalene Colwell, DDS
Kalene Colwell was born and raised in Missoula MT. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2016 with a double major in Biochemistry and Human Biology. From their she completed her dental degree in 2020 at the University of Utah in Saltlake City. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hunting, rafting, hiking and backpacking and taking her dog and cat for walks, yes the cat comes too. She even brought her daughter on her first backpacking trip when she was 8 weeks old. She is looking forward to everything Libby has to offer.

 

Kimberly Currie, DDS

Kimberly Currie, DDS

Dr. Kimberly Currie is a fourth generation Montana native and it has always been her goal to practice in northwest Montana. She grew up in Great Falls but has many close family members already in Flathead Valley and grew attached to northwest Montana while spending summers here as a child. In 2012 she graduated with honors from the University of Montana and received a BA in Human Biological Sciences. After that she attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2017, earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery with an emphasis in rural health and the advanced clinical training service award. Since then she has had experience in both private practice and public health, first working with family in her father’s dental practice before becoming dental director of Alluvion Health in 2018 and now the dental director of Northwest CHC in the fall of 2020. Dr. Currie genuinely enjoys meeting the patients of the healthcare center, learning about their successes and struggles, and helping them find a dental home that makes them feel welcome. So much of wellness starts with education and she considers it a privilege to be able to offer that affordably to those who need it the most. As dental director of Northwest CHC she hopes to continue increasing access to quality dental care and creating positive dental encounters. Dr. Currie and her husband enjoy spending time outside with their bulldog and have always felt so lucky to live in Montana where all the best skiing, camping, hunting, and fishing is right outside our backdoor.

Wendy Taber, DDS

Wendy Taber, DDS

 

Katherine Pfeifer, RDH

Katherine Pfeifer, RDH

Katie Pfeifer is our new dental hygienist in the Troy office. She grew up in Libby with her 2 brothers and sister. She graduated from Libby High School in 2001, then from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with a bachelors of science in dental hygiene degree. She comes with almost 12 years of diverse dental hygiene experience and has spent the past 8 years in the Tri-cities, Washington. She loves kids and spent the most recent part of her career working in pediatric dentistry. She is super excited to be back “home” in Montana and close to her family. You might see her around with her little puppy sidekick, Perrie. Katie enjoys anything in the great outdoors – hiking, camping, fishing, boating, golfing, skiing & snowshoeing.  She says she got her Dad’s green thumb and love of gardening, as well as her mom’s knack for quilting & cooking. She likes to keep busy and loves to travel and explore new places! 

Naomi Nash, RDHNaomi Nash, RDH

Naomi Nash, RDH

Naomi Nash is a hygienist who began working in 1985. She earned her Registered Dental Hygiene degree from NDSCS with an Associates of Science degree and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Montana Dental Hygiene Association and holds a Limited Access Permit and Local Anesthetic Permit in the State of Montana. She Currently care for not only the patients that come to the CHC but she also cares for the residents of the Libby Care Center on a frequent basis. She loves her job after 30 years! She lives in Libby with her husband. She enjoys food and cooking it, knitting, biking, walking, and yoga with friends. Her two children attend MSU and U of M