Meet Our Excellent Dental Team

AshleyDental Hygienist

I've been a member of Dr. Smith and Dr. Ellis’ practice since May 2013. From the beginning, I’ve always had a great appreciation for the up to date technology that our practice offers – intraoral cameras, laser therapy, and digital technology, just to name a few. All of these allow us to better focus on each patient’s individual needs.

My husband and I moved out to Bozeman from the Chicago suburbs. We love soaking in the Bozeman lifestyle and exploring what our new home has to offer. We have a daughter, Piper, and a dog, Harley. Soon, there will be another little one hitting the trails with us, as we are expecting our second child. When I’m not playing in the mountains, you can find me golfing, cooking, learning about photography, or cheering on my alma mater, the Kansas State Wildcats. Go State!

ThresaDental Assistant

I have been Dr. Smith’s assistant for over 26 years. I used to tease Dr. Jenny when she was growing up that someday we would work together and now here we are sharing another chapter in this wonderful journey. We welcome our patients old and new with open arms to a dental experience that is over the top, above and beyond.

I grew up in a big family and am the oldest of seven siblings. I have a wonderful husband Steve along with two amazing and talented boys, Brandon and Cody. I enjoy camping, fishing, bargain shopping, collecting cookbooks, doing artwork, animals of all kinds including cats, birds and dogs, especially Boxers. I spend a lot of time gardening and canning, listening to music, target shooting and watching old movies. I enjoy spending hours in my kitchen cooking with love for my family, friends and neighbors. I love the outdoors and am blessed to take drives with my husband soaking up the amazing views that surround us. His famous last words are always “I wonder where this road goes….”

MelanieDental Assistant

I am the newest addition to the team and am blessed to be working for a great office and living here in Bozeman. I have worked in dentistry for 15 years and joined Dr. Smith and Dr. Ellis in November 2015. I enjoy meeting the great people that we serve here and try to make their experience as comfortable as possible. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family in Bozeman’s beautiful surroundings. Whether snowboarding in the winter, or camping, hiking and offroading in the summer, I try to take advantage of the different seasons we have here.

ChrisAdministrative Coordinator

I started working for Dr. Smith and Dr. Ellis in August 2016. I am blessed to work with such a positive and professional team! I’m enjoying getting to know the great patients that come here. Dr. Smith is also my dentist and I have to say he is by far the best dentist I have gone to. After years of trying to treat my TMJ, Dr. Smith fit me for a bite splint that has given me relief from the pain in my back and neck.
I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping, reading, gardening and cross country skiing. My husband and I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

KatieCross-Trained Specialist

I have been privileged to work with this amazing team since 2014. I have been interested in health care for many years and particularly dentistry for the last few. I feel fortunate to work for two very talented dentists that genuinely care for the people who come in their doors.

What I most appreciate about this practice is the emphasis of patient education for optimum dental and oral health, implementing advanced techniques in the care for our patients, and the fantastic atmosphere that our team has established and promotes. My favorite aspect of my job at this practice is doing my best to serve each unique patient whether that's with insurance concerns or questions or scheduling appointments.

When I'm not working I love to hike in the mountains around Bozeman, my home-town, take adventures, explore photography, and spend time with my church and family.

LoriAdministrative Coordinator

I have enjoyed working on the team for Dr. Smith & Dr. Ellis since April of 2015. I am a born and raised Montanan & have lived in the Bozeman area for over 25 years. A graduate from MSU in elementary education, I met and married the love of my life, Jeremy, during my college years and feel blessed to have been able to remain in Bozeman. We have raised 2 children here in the valley, one of whom is newly married and the other soon to be. Family is precious to us, and I love the family-like atmosphere that is present at our office. When our patients come in the door, our entire staff strives to give excellent and conscientious care to every patient. When I am not in the office, I enjoy reading, music, hiking, and serving at our church.
I love the family-like atmosphere of Dr. Smith's office.

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