Meet Our Team

BLAKE SHERWOOD D.M.D

About Blake

Dr. Blake Sherwood was born and raised in Missouri. While in college, he met his wife Dana, a native Montanan. He then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. While in dental school, he received a competitive scholarship from the U.S. Air Force, allowing him to fulfill a lifelong goal to serve and give back to the country that has provided him so many opportunities.

Dr. Sherwood graduated with honors from dental school, attended officer training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, and immediately began a one-year dental residency at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Residency provided Dr. Sherwood with the opportunity to learn advanced techniques in all dental specialties, including oral sleep appliance therapy, orthodontics, laser surgery techniques, same-day crown delivery, CBCT implementation, implant placement and restoration, bone graft placement and management, moderate sedation techniques, and periodontal surgery. He’s also received advanced training in clear-tray aligner orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign™ provider.

Following his residency, Dr. Sherwood was stationed at Whiteman AFB in Missouri for two years. While there, he worked with a motivated and supportive general dental team that taught him important lessons. They taught him how to maintain a workplace culture that emphasizes patient safety and comfort.

From the start, Dr. Sherwood’s wife introduced him to the beauty of Montana. And their goal ever since has been to call Montana home. They have three beautiful children and as a family enjoy fishing, long range shooting, hiking, extended family gatherings, and making homemade pizza for Friday evening movie nights. Dr. Sherwood looks forward to spending many years in Plains as a dental provider and conscientious community member.

GEORGE MCKEE D.D.S

About George

Dr. George McKee attended and graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1979. He started and ran a successful cosmetic reconstructive practice in California for over 20 years. During this time he met his wife, Barbara.

An opportunity arose and he spent 13 years practicing dentistry internationally in Portugal, Dubai, and Oman. With grandchildren on the horizon, Dr. George and Barbara decided to come back stateside and he practiced in Oregon for seven years.

In addition to his clinical experience, he became an instructor for many years at The Pride Institute, a nationally known dental practice management firm in the United States. He also started and ran his own dental consulting business while abroad in Portugal.

Growing up in a family of dentists piqued his interest in the field early on. Even after practicing dentistry for 40 years, Dr. George still finds it fun and exciting. He always enjoys meeting new people and having new experiences.

As a teenager, his family went on a road trip that took them through Montana. He‘s wanted to live here ever since. Many Montana trips later, for both him and Barbara, they’re both in agreement and eager to call Big Sky Country their new home. They both love fishing, hiking, and four-wheeling, even more so when their three adult children and grandchildren come to visit.

After meeting Dr. George, don‘t bother asking him if he plays basketball because he’s tall — instead, he’s actually musically inclined and enjoys playing bluegrass banjo. He and Barbara are looking forward to the friendly and small town life of Plains.

Scott Jarrett D.D.S.

About Scott

Dr. Scott Jarrett is an Endodontist (root canal specialist) that travels throughout Western Montana bringing his specialty to you! Dr. Jarrett and his wife Joanne work out of our office a few times a month to provide you with valuable and convenient specialty care should you need it. You can learn more about them at http://www.mobileendo.com

Dana

Office Manager

About Dana

After spending time away for college and her husband Dr. Blake‘s education and career, Dana is pleased to be back in her home state of Montana. She’s always been interested in health and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge into the dental field, especially since it’s an important facet of overall wellness.

Although Helena is her hometown, Dana is excited to live in Plains and call our community home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, reading good books, and spending time with Dr. Blake and their three children.

BARBARA

Front Office Team

About Barbara

Barbara and her husband Dr. George moved here from Oregon. Even though she grew up in California and they’ve traveled and lived all over the world, it’s been their dream to end up here in Montana. Barbara has a wealth of dental field experience: She worked at her husband’s office for many years in California as well as for an orthodontist when they lived in West Asia.

In her spare time, Barbara likes to cook, garden, hike, and enjoy the gorgeous Montana scenery with their family pup, Uh Oh. She and Dr. George appreciate the relaxed and unhurried life in Plains so much that they even convinced a few family members to join them!

Carey

Front Office Team

About Carey

Carey and her husband moved from eastern Oregon to Montana about two decades ago. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. One of things that she loves about dentistry is seeing all the changes in the field and the improvements in technology over time.

Carey has two grown children and seven grandchildren and feels blessed to have them live close by.

CAROLYN

Front Office Team

About Carolyn

Even though Carolyn may call Maryland her home state, she and her husband visited Plains many moons ago, fell in love, and eventually made their dream come true by moving here. After her first career as a florist, she worked in many office settings where she learned about many different types of businesses, and now she can add dentistry to the list.

Carolyn enjoys her pets, especially their horses, and trail riding with them. She also enjoys reading, and crafts, and is excited to have a new grandchild in the family.

Bailey

Front Office Team

About Bailey

Bailey was born and raised in Western Montana and loves living in this area. Bailey joined our team in 2022 and is excited to expand her professional skills into the field of dentistry. In her free time, you can find Bailey enjoying the outdoors, reading good books, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Brandy

Dental Assistant

About Brandy

Although Brandy and her family have lived in many places, they finally chose to settle in Thompson Falls. When she was younger, she went through training to become a certified dental assistant and worked in the field for almost two years. Even though she’s still raising her two youngest wonderful children, she chose to come back to dentistry for its challenge.

Brandy calls herself a “soccer mom” and likes to attend as many sporting events as possible. She also loves camping with family and friends trips, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors.

Carla

Dental Assistant

About Carla

After being born in Oklahoma and then spending some time in northern California while growing up, Carla moved to Montana. After starting out with then-called Ordelheide Dental in a part-time position, she joined the team as a full-time member in early 2013.

Carla takes pleasure as a dental assistant in educating others and always learning new things herself. During her off time, family is key and she enjoys every moment possible with them.

Dustin

Dental Assistant

About Dustin

Even though he was technically born in Idaho, you can consider Dustin as a local who was practically “born” and raised in Plains. He‘s worked in various settings before starting here at MT West. And he’s grateful for the opportunity to learn about the field of dentistry that allows him to continue helping people of his community in a new way.

Dustin loves spending time with his family, friends and animals. You can also find him enjoying graphic design, video editing, and going on road trips in his spare time.

RHIANNON

Dental Assistant

About Rhiannon

Rhiannon is a western Montana local, born and raised in the area, and happy to live here. If you can‘t tell from her previous professions as a certified Vet Tech and Medical Assistant, Rhi has always been interested in any and all medical fields because she loves learning. She’s excited to now learn about dentistry and continue helping people.

If she’s not at home playing her drums, you can find Rhi going on all sorts of adventures with her husband, two children, and pups, particularly when it involves seasonal foraging for huckleberries or morels.

Lana

Dental Assistant

About Lana

Bio coming soon

Holly

Dental Hygienist

About Holly

Holly originally hails from Montana. After years of being away in South Dakota to raise her now-adult sons, she‘s excited to be back and reconnect with her family and friends. While visiting the Dakotas after graduating from MSU, a friend introduced her to dental hygiene and the rest is history. She loves meeting people, getting to know them, and it always makes her day when she exceeds her patients’ expectations.

In her spare time, Holly likes to refurbish items and get involved in the community. She also likes spending time by lakes and going camping.

JENNIFER

Dental Hygienist

About Jennifer

Growing up in a rural mountain town in Colorado, Jennifer thought she was certain she wouldn‘t want to live in any other state until she visited Montana. After coming into the dental profession by some luck in her youth, she’s happy it worked out in her favor and loves being able to educate patients and help them change their lives for the better.

Outside of the office, Jennifer and her wife can be found enjoying almost any kind of outdoor activity you can name — snowboarding, hiking, mountain/dirt biking, camping, and more — and it’s even better if dogs are involved.

PAULA

Dental Hygienist

About Paula

While Paula is originally from Oregon, she has been in Montana for over ten years. She’s been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for about 30 years.

Paula enjoys helping people improve their oral health. She also enjoys hiking and doing her artwork.

Our goal is to provide you and your family with comfortable dental care, transparent pricing, and unhurried time with your doctor. We’d love to meet you!

Contact Us

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200 W Railroad Ave,
Plains, MT 59859

Hours

Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm
Thurs: 8am-3pm
Fri-Sun: Closed