Dr. Stebbins loves being a dentist! Every day she is blessed with the opportunity to earn the trust of patients while building them a beautiful and functional smile. She is committed to helping her patients achieve their best health possible.
Dr. Stebbins was introduced to orthodontics at an early age, working at her uncle’s orthodontic practice at the age of 15. Her versatility came in handy as she worked in every part of the office, from sterilization to the front desk. Practicing since 2004, Dr. Stebbins appreciates interacting with our patients and hearing “their story.” She always tries to meet people where they are, discovering their goals for optimal health.
Education and Experience
Dr. Stebbins attended Oregon Health and Sciences University for her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. She strongly believes that continuing education is vital to providing the best care for her patients and strives to provide excellent care to patients by offering the most current and evidence based techniques and materials. She is currently working on her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and was the president of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Study Club. To further her learning, Dr. Stebbins has taken courses all over the country on a wide range of topics. The most interesting course was a week long government sponsored forensics course in 2012. She is also currently involved in a local study club.
After graduating in Portland, Dr. Stebbins moved to Bethel, Alaska. She spent six years flying to remote villages with portable equipment and working in a large hospital clinic, providing urgent care services to the Yup'ik Eskimo and Athabaskan people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. This often meant waiting with dental equipment in the bitter cold on gravel airstrips. When she was not providing health care, Dr. Stebbins salmon fished in her custom pink camouflage boat and hunted caribou and ptarmigan on the tundra via snowmachine.
Click here for a recent news article highlighting Dr. Stebbins’ adventures in Alaska.
Returning to Montana from Alaska, Dr. Stebbins spent three years working at the Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, MT.
Dr. Stebbins was able to return to the Flathead Valley following the birth of her first son, John. She bought Dr. Eric Daniels' practice in Whitefish in September of 2013. She works in tandem with Dr. John Atchinson, who has been in this location since 1970.
Outside the Office
Dr. Stebbins feels it is important to give back to her community. In dental school, she volunteered in a low income clinic in downtown Portland and discovered a passion for relieving pain and infection for those who could not afford care. She has been blessed to be a part of multiple dental missions to Vietnam and Nepal. Dr. Stebbins currently volunteers for the Shepherd's Hand Dental Clinic, providing free emergency care. .