ABOUT US

At Potthoff Dentistry, patients receive more than just a standard check-up. Dr. Potthoff and his staff provide comprehensive dental health care and educate patients on whole-body wellness. His goal is that patients know and understand overall health along with dental health, promoting a “high dental IQ” patient.







DR. RONALD B. POTTHOFF

Dr. Potthoff is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona but his family moved to Whitefish when he was in high school. He graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1995, and initially set up his practice in Scottsdale. He and his wife later decided that the best place to raise their children was the Flathead Valley. They relocated here in 1999, which also kept their children close to their grandmother. Dr. Potthoff has been practicing in Kalispell ever since.

When he isn’t busy caring for his patients, Dr. Potthoff takes advantage of the natural beauty of the Flathead Valley. He and his wife Julie enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes hiking, fishing, biking, and skiing. You may also find Dr. Potthoff out on a local golf course or tennis court. He treasures family time and virtually anything that involves the outdoors, especially on sunny days!

In addition to his busy practice and personal life, Dr. Potthoff engages in at least one hundred hours of continuing education every year. He studies implant technology under Dr. Arun Garg, DMD, and is a diplomat of the International Dental Implant Association. He provides the latest technological advances to his patients. He also is involved in dental mission work in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Potthoff carries his passion for healthy living to his practice. At Potthoff Dentistry, patients receive more than just a standard check-up. Dr. Potthoff and his staff provide comprehensive dental health care and educate patients on whole-body wellness.  His goal is that patients know and understand overall health along with dental health, promoting what he calls a “high dental IQ” patient.



DR. LAURA RADDATZ

Dr Raddatz has practiced Dentistry in the valley for over 23 years.  She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Loyola University of Chicago in 1984.  After selling her private practice of seven years in Illinois, she moved to the flathead valley to raise both of her children and have many adventures in Glacier National Park.  Dr Laura is an avid equestrian, and also enjoys mountain biking and hiking.
Dr Laura’s greatest gift is in helping patients overcome anxiety with their dental visits and helping the youngest of children become healthy, non fearful patients.She feels blessed to be able to give back to this great community through dentistry, sport and outreach programs.


DR. TIM MATTHEWS

Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Timothy Mathews went West to attend Loma Linda School of Dentistry where he graduated in 2013.  Directly out of dental school Dr. Tim traveled North to Alaska where he lived and practiced dentistry for almost 9 years. Wishing to be closer to family and have longer, warmer summers, Dr. Tim, his wife, two girls, and two big dogs decided to move back to the lower forty-eight and call Kalispell Montana their permanent home.

Outside of the dental office, Dr. Tim and his family immensely enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Whether it is figuring out how to fit 2 adults, 2 children, and 2 dogs in a 17-foot canoe without tipping over, or cramming them all into a truck for a road trip to explore the National Park, to camping in a roof-top tent in an obscure location; if it can be done outdoors they most likely would like to try it. One of Dr. Tim’s biggest hobbies that fits right in, is his passion for photography and flying drones which usually end up on Instagram on @timthetoothninja.

It is very important to Dr. Tim to stay current with the latest in dentistry, taking care to learn and engage with the ever changing dental field.  Dr. Tim’s training is not limited to and includes digital dentistry, Invisalign, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oral Surgery and Implantology. He values not just treating someone, but teaching and helping them understand a comprehensive view of their oral health.  He understands the impact good dental health can have in someone’s life and loves to give back to the local community as well as world-wide.  Dr. Tim has been adjunct faculty at Loma Linda School of Dentistry where he has participated in and taught dental students on service/mission trips including places like Bangladesh, Honduras, Palau, and the Caribbean



OUR TEAM



Dental Hygenist

Julie


Julie is originally from Minnesota where she graduated form the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Science and Health Education, as well as a Master of Safety and Industrial Hygiene. During her thirty year career as a dental hygienist, she has shared her passion for health and wellness with patients, coworkers, family, and friends. Working alongside her husband, Dr. Ronald Potthoff, she has enjoyed her long-standing patients. The Potthoffs are proud of their two young adult children and spend family time at Flathead Lake, traveling, and enjoying outdoor activities including tennis, biking, and hiking.




Dental Hygenist

Jaci


Jaci Akey is a native Montanan, growing up in Chester and later attending the University of Montana earning a degree in Exercise Science.  She moved to the valley in 2000 and began working as a dental assistant.  Her passion for Dentistry led her to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene, and graduated from Montana State University, Great Falls, in 2010.  Most of her free time is spent enjoying the outdoors trail running, rafting, and skiing: as well as supporting her two active teenagers and their activities.



Dental Assistant

Lana


Lana was born and raised in the Flathead Valley and is a graduate of Whitefish High School and Great Falls Vocational School, where she studied dental assisting. Lana has over thirty years of experience as a dental assistant and has been part of Dr. Potthoff’s team since 2003. Her family includes her husband of forty years, twin daughters, and a son. Outside of the office, Lana enjoys fishing and camping.




Dental Assistant

Katelyn


Katelyn, a native Montanan, grew up in the Flathead Valley and graduated from Flathead High School. She continued her education in Missoula, where she became a certified dental assistant in 2005. Katelyn dedicates her time outside of the practice to her daughter, who is a competitive gymnast. Her other interests include hiking, fishing, baking, and photography, as well as spending time with her Boston terrier puppy.




Practice Coordinator

Kim


Kim grew up in southeastern Washington State and moved to Montana in 2017. With over fifteen years of experience in the dental field, she  joined Dr. Potthoff’s team as Patient Care Coordinator and now serves as Practice Coordinator. She truly enjoys building relationships with the patients at Potthoff Dentistry. Away from the office, she is an avid cook and takes every opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Montana.




Financial Care Coordinator

Connie


Connie is a North Carolina native who moved to the Flathead Valley in 2016. In 2018, Connie joined the team at Potthoff Dentistry, where she utilizes over twenty five years of experience in the dental field. Outside of the office, Connie enjoys a variety of hobbies including photography, biking and hiking with her husband, and spending quality time with their three dogs.



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