Meet Our Dental Team

Kelsey Ammondson
DMD
NYU-Lutheran AEGD Faculty

Schooling: Dental School, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Mesa

B.S. Chemistry, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte

Joined staff:  2016

Outside interests:  Big fan of the outdoors, love hiking and “cabining” at my family’s cabin on Flathead Lake.

Charles Blackburn
DMD

Schooling: Washington University School of Dental Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

Undergraduate: Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan.

Joined staff:  2017

Medical interests:  Interacting with patients, pediatric dentistry

Outside interests:  Hiking, backpacking, fishing, spending time with family and friends and golf, which he enjoys although he is a terrible golfer.

Michael Downing
DDS
NYU-Lutheran AEGD Faculty

Schooling: Dental School, Saint Louis University, Mo.

Undergraduate degree, B.A., Central Methodist University, Fayette, Mo.

Joined staff: 2002

Medical interests: Medical/dental ethics and healthcare for the underserved

Outside interests:  Backpacking, hiking, photography, family gatherings

Amy Gustafson
DMD, Associated Dental Director
NYU-Lutheran AEGD Faculty

Schooling:  Dental School, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, Portland

Undergraduate degree, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash.

Joined staff: 2011

Special medical/professional interests: General dentistry, community health.

Outside interests: Hiking, playing with her dog, spending time outdoors and reading.

Mackay Hull
DDS, MS, MD

Schooling: University of Iowa School of Dentistry, Iowa City. University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha.

Joined staff: Retired from private practice, volunteer since 2017

Medical interests:   Oral-maxillofacial surgery

Outside interests:  Collecting antiques and owner of Hull’s Antiques, spending time in the mountains.

James Olsen
DDS
NYU-Lutheran AEGD Faculty

Schooling: Dental School, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, Va.

Undergraduate degree, B.S. Exercise Science Utah State University, Logan.

Joined staff:  2016

Medical interests:   Prosthodontics and oral surgery

Outside interests:  Hiking, camping, soccer, reading, crocheting, and travelling

Kimberly Sallade
RDH

Schooling: Northwest Community College, Powell, Wyo.,  Sheridan College, Wyo.,  and University of Wyoming, Laramie

Joined staff: 2013

Medical interests:  Periodontal disease and systemic relationship with periodontal disease

Outside interests:  Family, hiking, and gardening

Joey Verlanic
DMD
Dental Director, NYU-Lutheran AEGD Faculty

Schooling:  Dental School: Oregon Health and Sciences University, School of Dentistry, Portland
Undergraduate: Montana State University, Bozeman
Joined staff: 2018
Medical interests: Medical/dental integration and community health
Outside interests: Hiking, basketball, volleyball, art and travel