About Us

Dr. Reed Thompson - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTReed Thompson, D.D.S.

Dr. Reed Thompson (known around our office as “Dr. Reed”) is a pediatric dentist in Kalispell, MT. He was born and raised in Butte, Montana. He completed his undergraduate degree at Montana State University, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota, and after nine years with the Indian Health Service in Alaska, earned his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Reed is a current member of the Montana Dental Association, as well as the American Dental Association. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also an active Rotarian here in Kalispell.

Dr. Reed and his wife, Cooke, reside in Kalispell with their dog Kulik. If Dr. Reed is not at the office, you can usually find him hunting and fishing in the great outdoors!



Dr. James Cannava - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTDr. James Cannava, D.M.D, M.S.D, M.P.H.

Dr. James Cannava (known around our office as “Dr. James”) is a pediatric dentist in Kalispell, Montana. He was born and raised in Soldotna, Alaska before attending the University of California, Davis for his undergraduate studies. He earned his dental degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. After dental school, Dr. James spent three years working at community health centers in Montana where he developed a strong interest in children’s dentistry. He completed his pediatric dentistry degree in Seattle and treated patients at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. James is a current member of the Montana Dental Association, as well as the American Dental Association. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. James is excited to be back in Montana. If you see him hiking with his family in Glacier or snowboarding, make sure to say hello!




Cooke Thompson, Office Manager - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTCooke Thompson ~ Office Manager and Hygienist

Cooke makes sure every patient she sees has a sparkly clean smile! You can usually find her in our front hygiene chairs cleaning teeth, or working in her office on the books! Aside from hygiene, Cooke also keeps our office afloat by keeping on top of our bookkeeping!

Cooke joined Kalispell KiDDS in July 2009. A native North Carolinian, Cooke moved here with Dr. Reed to pursue their passion of pediatric dentistry. She received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina (and is a HUGE Tarheel fan!) before continuing her hygiene career with the USPHS. She and Dr. Reed were married in June 2010 in East Glacier and she now calls Montana her home! When she is not at the office, she enjoys skiing, scrapbooking and the outdoors. She hopes to grow old with Dr. Reed and her family at Kalispell KiDDS!



Jessica Burris, Dental Assistant - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTJessica Burris ~ Dental Assistant

Jessica is everywhere in our office, from the treatment rooms to the lab to the sterilization area. You can usually find her in one of the treatment rooms assisting Dr. Reed, or organizing the never-ending supply room! Aside from assisting Dr. Reed, Jessica also keeps our office stocked as our inventory manager!

Jessica has been with Kalispell KiDDS since July 2008. Aside from assisting, she enjoys spending her free time swimming, shopping, having lattes with friends or taking care of her niece Aubi. Any chance she gets away from the office she spends traveling around the country! We love the eagerness to learn that Jessica brings to us each day, as well as the loving care she gives to each and every patient here at Kalispell KiDDS.



Brittanie Bagley, Dental Assistant - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTBrittanie Bagley ~ Dental Assistant

Brittanie makes everyone laugh here at Kalispell KiDDS with her great sense of humor! You can usually find her in one of the treatment rooms assisting one of the dentists, or keeping us organized around the office. Aside from assisting Dr. Reed and Dr. James, Brittanie helps keep things organized around our office.

Brittanie joined Kalispell KiDDS in June 2012. When she is not at the office, Brittanie is enjoying the outdoors. Brittanie loves hunting, fishing and camping, as well as spending every other spare moment with her son Bridger! Brittanie brings energy and excitement to our office and makes sure every patient she sees here at Kalispell KiDDS is well taken care of.



Emily Newsome, Dental assistant - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTEmily Newsome ~ Dental Assistant

Emily brings a smile to everyone here at Kalispell KiDDS! You can usually find her in one of the treatment rooms assisting Dr. Reed or Dr. James, or helping make sure our inventory is stocked. Aside from assisting, Emily keeps us safe and in line as our safety manager.

Emily joined Kalispell KiDDS in the fall of 2012.When Emily is not at the office, you might find her hiking with her family, or gardening and cooking at home. Emily and her family LOVE spending time outdoors, doing everything from fishing to riding ATVs to swimming in the many rivers and lakes. Emily and her husband also enjoy checking out the local restaurants together. Emily makes sure every patient here gets the best care possible, and always with a smile!



Lisa Wallen, Dental assistant - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTLisa Wallen ~ Dental Assistant

Lisa brings her gentle, caring nature to all of our patients here at Kalispell KiDDS. You can usually find her in one of the treatment rooms assisting Dr. James or Dr. Reed. Lisa also brings her creative teaching spirit to share with all of us, when she has a little spare time!

Lisa joined Kalispell KiDDS in the fall of 2012. If Lisa is not at the office working, you can be sure she is enjoying Montana’s great outdoors! A Flathead Valley native, she enjoys watching sports and spending time with her 14 nieces and nephews. She also takes advantage of any spare moment to spend time with her best friend and husband, Jim. Lisa brings a calmness to our office and always goes the extra mile for every patient here at Kalispell KiDDS!



Chrissy Bernheim, Anethesia - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTChrissy Bernheim ~ Anesthesia Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Chrissy brings warmth and cheer to Kalispell KiDDS! You can find her all over the office, from welcoming patients at the front desk, to teaching kids how to brush in the back. We appreciate so much the many years of dental experience she brings to our office. Chrissy also helps to make sure our hospital appointments run smoothly.

Chrissy joined Kalispell KiDDS in July 2012. Chrissy was raised in the Flathead Valley and began her dental career at dental assisting school in Spokane, WA. Chrissy thoroughly enjoys the perks of being an executive chef’s wife and being the mommy of two little boys – Christopher Michael and Maximus Alexander! Chrissy shares her love of dentistry with each and every patient she interacts with here at Kalispell KiDDS!



Lindsey Santa, Patient Relations - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTLindsey Santa ~ Patient Relations Manager

Lindsey brings her sense of calmness and "can-do" attitude to our office! You can usually find her in the back office, handling claims and billing questions. You might even catch her in one of our consult rooms! Aside from helping our patients and parents have a great experience here, Lindsey also helps to make sure our chart notes are entered and up-to-speed!

Lindsey joined Kalispell KiDDS in the summer of 2014. Lindsey is a Montana native, and if she isn't here at the office, she probably enjoying the great outdoors. You can usually find her running or hiking with one or both of her dogs. She is quite the chef in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes - especially cupcakes! She loves a good game night with friends and family - and being on the great lake we live next too! Lindsey brings energy and kindness to our crew here at Kalispell KiDDS, and always makes sure every patient is greeted with a smile and a wave goodbye!



Luda Gayvoronskaya, Patient Care Coordinator - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTLuda Gayvoronskaya ~ Patient Care Coordinator

Luda greets every patient with a friendly smile as they enter our office! You can usually find her either at the front desk or at the check out desk, and sometimes both! Luda also keeps our referring offices up-to-date on patient care and helps to make sure patient's insurances are up-to-date. Luda brings warmth and kindness to all of our patients and parents.



Jenniane Butterfield, Patient Relations - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTJenniane Butterfield ~ Patient Care Coordinator

Jenniane waves good bye with a beaming smile to all of our patients as they leave our office! You can usually find her at the check out desk or at the front desk, and sometimes both! Jenniane also keeps our No Cavity Club board up-to-date and helps with billing and insurance claims. Jenniane brings a calming nature to our check out process here at Kalispell KiDDS!



Tonya Jackola, Patient Relations - Pediatric Dentist in Kalispell, MTTonya Jackola ~ Dental Assistant

Tonya brings her motherly charm to all of our patients here at Kalispell KiDDS. You can usually find her in one of the treatment rooms giving oral hygiene instructions or assisting one of our pediatric dentists. Tonya brings many years of dental assisting knowledge with her help us treat our patients the very best we can!




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