Meet Our Dental Team

Kelsey Ammondson
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

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.

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

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.

John Kerr

Schooling: DDS, University of Washington in Seattle. Undergrad degree from Carroll College in Helena.

Joined Staff: 2020

Medical Interests: General dentistry

Outside interests: Weight lifting, skiing and hiking.

Shawnell Miller

Schooling: Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyo.

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:   Public health and serving the community; treating and educating patients on periodontal disease


Outside interests:  Spending time with family and friends, and especially spending time outdoors and taking backpacking trips.

Mary Nessan

Schooling:  B.A. Dental Hygiene, Carroll College, Helena, Mont.

Joined staff:  2020

Outside interests:  Camping, water skiing and snow skiing

Rebecca Rath

Schooling: Dental school at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.
Bachelor of science degree in molecular biology with minor in chemistry at Montana State University Billings.
Joined staff: 2019
Outside interests: Traveling to new places with family and friends, playing with my two little girls, photography.

Craig Stannebein

Schooling: DMD Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Undergraduate: Montana State University, Bozeman

Joined staff:  2020

Medical interests:   Physiology, biochemistry, repair and healing, replacement

Outside interests:  Reading, cooking, gardening, hunting and fishing

Taylor Townsend

Schooling: Associate degree in applied biology from Sheridan College, associate degree in human science from Sheridan College, associate degree in dental hygiene from Sheridan College, bachelor degree in dental hygiene from The University of Wyoming.
Joined staff: 2020
Medical interests: Dental hygiene and health administration as a whole.
Outside interests: Hiking, skiing, riding horses, fishing, traveling and baking.

Joey Verlanic
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