Bird Family Dentistry
Creating Beautiful Smiles
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Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Leona Hertz


Leona Hertz joined the Bird Family Dentistry family in August of 2020. She is a Montana native, born and raised with a very extensive extended family.  Leona graduated from the dental assisting program at SKC in 1996 and furthered her career by attending hygiene school in Great Falls graduating in 2007. Leona loves her job and the time she gets to spend with her patients. She is married to her husband Adrian and has three kids, Adrian Jr., Braden, and Destiana (Sharma) who is married and gave them their first grandchild Ohniah. Leona loves spending every minute she can with her granddaughter. They all love their hometown and the great outdoors. 

Deserie Finley


Deserie Finley joined Bird Family Dentistry in September 2021. Dez attended hygiene school in Great Falls, Montana and graduated in 2013 with her associates degree. She has been practicing ever since. Dez and her family currently live in Ronan where she was raised and continues to raise her children, Kolby, Aubrey, and Easton with her husband Bryce. Dez enjoys everything that involves her family, sports, and the great outdoors. 

Cari Brown


Cari Brown was born and raised in Polson.  She got her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2005. She has been with Bird Family Dentistry since its inception in 2015. Cari and her husband Cody have two sons, Cash and Colt. They enjoy spending time with family, friends, and enjoying Montana. 

Shannen Helm

Dental Assistant

Shannen Helm was born and raised in Polson, Montana. She joined the dental field in August 2021 and has been an assistant here since March 2022. She enjoys taking care of all her patients! Shannen loves being with her animals and can be found enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Kim Holland

Dental Assistant

Kim Holland joined the team in August of 2021 as a dental assistant, she has been in the dental field since 2009. Kim enjoys spending time with her kids and family and her spouse Ron. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and spending her free time outdoors with her best friend (dog) Koda Bear. 


Dental Assistant

Danielle was born and raised in Polson, Montana. She joined the team at Bird Family Dentistry as a dental assistant in March 2021. Danielle is blessed with two bonus kids, Trey, and Hallie, and is engaged to her fiancé Andy. Danielle and Andy have a passion for treacherous hikes, hunting, outdoor adventures with their dog Scout and early morning sunrises with a hot cup of coffee. 

Staci Pluff

Dental Assistant

Staci Pluff joined Bird Family Dentistry in January of 2016 as a dental assistant. Staci was born and raised here in Polson. She and her husband Derrick have two kids, Lamyah, and Renzo. She enjoys sunshine and time spent with her family. 

Jessica Moderie

Insurance Specialist / Dental Assistant

Jessica Moderie joined our practice as an insurance specialist/dental assistant in September 2021. Jess moved to Polson in 2000 growing up as an army brat and graduated from Polson in 2006. She attended SKC college for dental assisting and graduated with her certification in 2008. Jess has been working in the dental field ever since. Jess enjoys working hard and in free time, spending time with family and friends. 

Chere’ Tolley

Receptionist / Front Desk Manager

Chere Tolley will be the first smiling face you see when you enter Bird Family Dentistry. She has been with our practice since 2016 and loves helping our patients. Chere and her husband Dave have four kids, Elise (Calor), Ethan, Elizabeth, and Evan. She loves traveling, warm weather, reading and hiking. 


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