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Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Timothy Mathews went West to attend Loma Linda School of Dentistry where he graduated in 2013. Directly out of dental school Dr. Tim traveled North to Alaska where he lived and practiced dentistry for almost 9 years. Wishing to be closer to family and have longer, warmer summers, Dr. Tim, his wife, two girls, and two big dogs decided to move back to the lower forty-eight and call Kalispell, Montana their permanent home. 

Outside of the dental office, Dr. Tim and his family immensely enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Whether it is figuring out how to fit 2 adults, 2 children, and 2 dogs in a 17-foot canoe without tipping over, or cramming them all into a truck for a road trip to explore the National Park, to camping in a roof-top tent in an obscure location; if it can be done outdoors they most likely would like to try it. One of Dr. Tim’s biggest hobbies that fits right in, is his passion for photography and flying drones which usually end up on Instagram on @timthetoothninja. 

It is very important to Dr. Tim to stay current with the latest in dentistry, taking care to learn and engage with the ever changing dental field. Dr. Tim’s training is not limited to and includes digital dentistry, Invisalign, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oral Surgery and Implantology. He values not just treating someone, but teaching and helping them understand a comprehensive view of their oral health. He understands the impact good dental health can have in someone’s life and loves to give back to the local community as well as world-wide. Dr. Tim has been adjunct faculty at Loma Linda School of Dentistry where he has participated in and taught dental students on service/mission trips including places like Bangladesh, Honduras, Palau, and the Caribbean. 



Jaci Akey is a native Montanan, growing up in Chester and later attending the University of Montana earning a degree in Exercise Science. She moved to the valley in 2000 and began working as a dental assistant. Her passion for dentistry led her to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene, and she graduated from Montana State University, Great Falls, in 2010. Most of her free time is spent enjoying the outdoors trail running, rafting, and skiing, as well as supporting her two active teenagers and their activities.



Lana was born and raised in the Flathead Valley and is a graduate of Whitefish High School and Great Falls Vocational School, where she studied dental assisting. Lana has over thirty years of experience as a dental assistant and recently celebrated her 20 year anniversary with the practice. Her family includes her husband of forty years, twin daughters, and a son. Outside of the office, Lana enjoys fishing and camping.



Katelyn, a native Montanan, grew up in the Flathead Valley and graduated from Flathead High School. She continued her education in Missoula, where she became a certified dental assistant in 2005. Katelyn dedicates her time outside of the practice to her daughter, who is a competitive gymnast. Her other interests include hiking, fishing, baking, and photography, as well as spending time with her Boston terrier puppy.



Jill was born and raised in the upper peninsula of Michigan and moved to the Flathead Valley in 2021 to live closer to family and friends. She joined Montana Dental Designs in 2022 to persue a career in dental assisting. Jill chose to become a dental assistant as a result of her passion for helping people and the belief that a person’s smile is one of their best features. Outside of the practice, Jill enjoys the outdoors, spending quality time with family and friend, traveling, biking, and paddle boarding.



Connie is a North Carolina native who moved to the Flathead Valley in 2016. Connie brings over twenty five years of experience to her role as Financial Care Coordinator. Outside of the office, Connie enjoys a variety of hobbies including photography, biking and hiking with her husband, and spending quality time with their three dogs.