About Our Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient! Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advancements in orthodontics by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.



Practice Manager & Treatment CoordinatorSchwendeman - Headshots - HR-11

Debbie joined our practice in 2006 as our Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator. She is CPR and X RAY certified. Debbie is a Montana native and enjoys spending time outdoors- fishing, hunting and camping. 



Front Desk CoordinatorSchwendeman - Headshots - HR-5

Laura joined our practice in 2008 as a Front Desk Coordinator. She's an expert at meeting our patients' scheduling needs and making them feel welcome to our practice. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons and extended family, as well as volunteering with the Boy Scouts, crocheting and baking.  


Front Desk CoordinatorSchwendeman - Headshots - HR-7

Carol joined our practice in 2015 as a Front Desk Coordinator. She previously worked as a certified massage therapist and cosmetologist. Carol and her husband, Ted have two grown children. Carol enjoys traveling, camping, cooking and home improvement projects. 

Records AssistantSchwendeman - Headshots - HR-17

Mariana joined our practice in 2014 as our Records Assistant. She is a Certified Dental Assistant as well as CPR and Infection Control certified. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children. 

Specialized Orthodontic Assistant Schwendeman - Headshots - HR-13

Jackie joined our practice before Dr. Schwendeman! She is certified as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant. Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the clinical area and is DANB certified in Radiology and CPR certified. Jackie has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She and her husband moved to Bozeman from Nebraska in 1987... They are still big Husker fans


Schwendeman - Headshots - HR-15 (2)Thanh
Specialized Orthodontic Assistant  

Thanh joined our practice in 2009 as our Clinical Assistant. She is certified as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant and CPR certified. Thanh enjoys spending time with her son, James as well as hiking, camping, cooking and reading. 


Tatiana Schwendeman - Headshots - HR-19

Orthodontic Assistant  

Tatiana joined our practice in 2014 as an Orthodontic Assistant. She is CPR certified and Infection Control and X RAY certified. Tatiana moved to the U.S. with her husband in 2009 from Moldova, Europe. She enjoys reading romance novels, having BBQs with friends and family and playing volleyball. 






Schwendeman - Headshots - HR-9Orthodontic Assistant
In 2016, Kathryn joined our practice as an orthodontic assistant.  She is CPR certified.  Kathryn enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and long distance backpacking.  She is also a trained pastry chef and still enjoys baking at home for her friends and family.


Schwendeman - Headshots - HR-23Lab Technician
Tara joined our practice in 2016 with seven years experience as a dental assistant.  She works in the lab.  She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, hiking, camping, backpacking and cycling.