Russ Blackhurst, DMD
Russ Blackhurst is a native of Boise, Idaho. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Louisville Kentucky, where he was awarded his Doctor of Medical Dentistry. He practiced in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before relocating to Missoula with his wife, Julie, in 2008.
His commitment to dental excellence is evident in many ways including consistently pursuing continuing education to stay current on the latest treatment options to improve patient care. There is nothing more important to Dr. Blackhurst than providing the best possible care to his patients. His consistent pursuit of knowledge stands as evidence to that objective. Dr. Blackhurst is an active member of The Montana Study Club, The American Dental Association, The Montana Dental Association, and The Spear Study Club.
Dr. Blackhurst pursues multiple hobbies. During some of his free time he enjoys making pottery from preparation, forming, creating, firing, and glazing his own creations. This is likewise something that he likes sharing with his patients. He has been known to frequently gift his handmade crafts to his newly made friends at the office.
Dr. Blackhurst is also an avid recreationalist and enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and skiing. Most recently, Russ and Julie have been loving all the joys of parenthood with their two children in tow.
Riley Blackhurst, DDS
Dr. Riley Blackhurst was born and raised in the Boise, Idaho area. He attended the University of Montana for his undergrad, graduating with a degree in Human Biology (BA). Go Griz! He then went to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for his D.D.S., graduating with high honors.
Dr. Riley likes to spend any of his free time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, skiing, paddleboarding, hunting and camping. A fun fact about Dr. Riley is that he is the youngest in a family of ten and really enjoys spending time with all his nieces and nephews.
The thing Dr. Riley loves most about dentistry is that he gets to work with his hands and most importantly help people. A healthy smile is so important to your physical health, as well as your mental health and there is a lot of satisfaction in helping people achieve this balance.
Macy R. Hyvonen, DMD
Dr. Macy Hyvonen is a native of Charlo, Montana. She has been enjoying living and practicing in the Missoula valley for several years. Dr. Hyvonen is excited to be joining the wonderful team at Clark Fork Dental!
Comprehensive and caring dentistry is Dr Hyvonen’s goal and the crew at Clark Fork shares that same compassion and commitment.
Dr. Hyvonen is a proud University of Montana graduate receiving her Human Biology degree in 2003. In 2008 she received her D.M.D. degree from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She worked in community health for several years – in Butte, Montana; Ellsworth, Maine; and Libby, Montana prior to returning to Missoula in 2012. Dr. Hyvonen enjoys life in Missoula and has been blessed with very kind and wonderful patients. She looks forward to continuing to care for those patients and continuing her growth goals at Clark Fork Dental!
When not in the office, Dr. Hyvonen spends a lot of time on the golf course and in the garden in the summertime. Wintertime activities include downhill and cross-country skiing. Of course, it does not matter what time of year it is traveling anywhere is always an absolute joy. Whenever possible she has her dogs, Lucy and Vinny, along for the ride.