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About Clark Fork Dental


Clark Fork Dental is a full-service general dentistry practice.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of your dental care.  It is our philosophy to treat our patients how we would like to be treated, as well as, building a trust oriented and long-lasting relationship.

Dr Blackhurst and his staff will take your needs into consideration to create a personal plan which provides the best treatment available, meets your long term concerns and goals, and is feasible for your budget.   We will deliver exceptional dental healthcare by utilizing the latest materials, infection control, and advanced techniques.

It is our priority to make you feel comfortable, look great, and provide treatment that will last you a lifetime.  We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice.  We are patient-focused and here to help you!

Meet Our Staff

Cheri Bradstreet -

Office Manager

Cheri is a native of the Bitterroot Valley with over 25-years of office experience in the dental industry.  It is a privilege to be a part of the amazing team at Clark Fork Dental, as well as, an honor assisting and getting to know all of our great patients.


Cheri and her husband share six children, three bonus in-law children, and two amazing grand-daughters all of which they are extremely proud of.  Free time will find her at the family property in Noxon fishing, exploring on four-wheelers, water recreations, searching out huckleberries, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery of Western Montana.

Charlea DeRoche, RDH
I am an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe located in Browning MT. I am a registered dental hygienist, graduated from Great Falls College in 2021. My goal is to give back to the community by providing preventive dental services. I am passionate about building clinician-patient relationships and providing quality care. When I am away from work I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family.
Kim Hiday, RDH

Kim is a native Montanan that has been in dentistry since 1997; first as an assistant, then as an R.D.H. following graduation from MSU-COT Great Falls in 2007.  She takes great joy from getting to know our patients, as well as, aiding in their dental care by providing the most complete oral health care and education possible.  


Favorite activities are hiking with her husband and 2 pooches, supporting her 2 kiddos in all their endeavors, family road trips, exploring Yellowstone National Park, and baking.

Julie Kubik, RDH

Julie Kubik grew up in Boise, Idaho where she attended Boise State University.  She ultimately received her Registered Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Louisville Kentucky.

Julie enjoys running, skiing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and being a mom!

Renee Minjares-
Dental Assistant

Renee grew up in Missoula and has been a dental assistant since 1989.  The thing she most enjoys about working at Clark Fork Dental is getting to know her patients and giving them the best possible care.


When away from the office Renee enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, grandchildren, friends, and her dogs Sarge and Ruby.  She also enjoys kickboxing, hockey, horses, and everything about living in Missoula.

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Kara Snyder-
Dental Assistant

Kara is a Montana native. She joined the team at Clark Fork Dental in 2022.  She really enjoys meeting and assisting the patients with their needs. 

When not at work she enjoys camping, fishing, and hunting with her family.  A great joy is spending time with her husband, children, and dogs?

Kelly Jaques-
Administrative Assistant

Kellly is a Montana Native. She enjoys spending time with her family, Bible study, Sudoko puzzles, and all things Hobby Lobby.

She recently relocated from the Flathead Valley where she worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years with the last 18 years being in a dental office. Kelly enjoys getting to know patients and creating a welcoming atomosphere they feel comfortable coming back to. She
 is excited to be a part of the team at Clark Fork Dental!

Jennifer Verlanic-
Dental Assistant

Jennifer began her dental assisting career in 1992. She has enjoyed her years working with Dr. Spierling and is looking forward to many years with Clark Fork Dental . 

Jennifer and her husband have two children and two grandchildren. They enjoy being at the cabin, hiking, camping, floating, and being with their dogs. 

Leanna Layman, RDH
Diana Nielsen, RDH

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