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.

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

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

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