Team & Office
Hamilton dentistry that is all about you.
Meet Our Caring Dentists
Dr. Stacey Gividen
‘‘My mission is to always pay-it-forward and be the reason someone smiles each day."
Dr. Gividen is the former director of Endeavor Business Media’s clinical dental specialties e-newsletter, Breakthrough Clinical, and a contributing author for DentistryIQ, Perio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. She also serves on the Dental EconomicsThis link opens a new tab to the Dental Economics website editorial advisory board.
Dr. Gividen enjoys teaching and has lectured at the University of MontanaThis link opens a new tab to the University of Montana website Anatomy and Physiology Department as well as various dental conferences and online continuing education courses. She understands the benefit her patients and staff receive from staying up to date on the ever-changing developments within the dental profession and strives to always provide the best experience for everyone involved in the dental equation.
Outside of the office, Dr. Gividen is an outdoor enthusiast, an avid endurance trail runner and takes pleasure in experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. She also loves cooking and spending time with her three inspiring boys.
Her favorite quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci.
Dr. Justin Simmons
‘‘To help patients gain my trust I will often be heard saying, “I’m concerned... Here’s why... I recommend... Let’s go ahead..."
Dr Simmons attended Rick’s College in Rexburg, Idaho, West Hills College in Lemoore, CAThis link opens a new tab to the West Hills College website, Taft College in Taft, CAThis link opens a new tab to the Taft College website, Utah Valley State College in Provo, UT and Fresno State University in Fresno, CAThis link opens a new tab to the Fresno State University website. He received an associates of science degree in Dental Hygiene. And ultimately a doctorate from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WIThis link opens a new tab to the Marquette University website.
Dr Simmons graduated with honors from Taft College School of Dental Hygiene. In dental school he received the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for greatest interest and accomplishment. And an award from the American Academy of Periodontology for outstanding achievement in periodontics. Dr Simmons is a member of the National Dental Honor Society and is an active member of the Montana Dental AssociationThis link opens a new tab to the MDA website and the American Dental AssociationThis link opens a new tab to the ADA website. Dr Simmons continues to pursue many avenues of dentistry through hundreds of hours of education.
Dr Simmons is passionate about dentistry, values his patients and finds satisfaction helping improve one smile at at a time. His main focus is to provide compassionate care to improve day to day lives while enjoying changing how people perceive dentistry. All while enjoying watching his team excel in their life endeavors.
Dr Simmons has provided nearly 20 years of service at the Trapper Creek Job CorpsThis link opens a new tab to the Trapper Creek Job Corps website restoring simple to very complex cases of rampant caries and many cases of methamphetamine abuse and neglect (meth mouth).
Outside the office Dr Simmons enjoys time on his farm, white water rafting, kayaking, snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, flying, motorcycling, 4-wheeling, spelunking, climbing and hiking and spent many years in triathlons and obstacle course racing. But most of all he enjoys doing everything with his 3 amazing sons whom he loves passionately. And considers fatherhood his greatest accomplishment.
Meet Our Amazing Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
Brittney loves every single one of her patients; after ten years at Canyon View Dental, they’re just like family to her.
Brittney loves spending time raising her daughters, Jaynie and Abbie. She has a high energy level and an inherent need to help people. She really encourages her patients to become her partners so they can achieve the best oral health together.
When Brittney is not at work, you can find her barrel racing, training and riding horses with her family, boating or camping. She enjoys floating rivers and fly fishing across the north west.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Bree grew up in the Corvallis area and graduated from high school there. She considers herself lucky to have been able to come back to the Bitterroot Valley and call it home.
As a young girl, Bree went to a dental appointment with her best friend, and it was the first time she recalls going to a dental office. Her friend had to get a filling and Bree ended up passing out when she got numb, and for some reason this intrigued her and made her interested in going to the dentist instead of scaring. Bree’s local dentist in the valley was great and told her about all the dental things, which in turn led Bree to intern at his office during her junior and senior years of high school and eventually to dental assisting school and dental hygiene, which was always her end goal.
Bree loves creating relationships and personal connections with her patients. She loves to be organized and stay organized. Bree is great at keeping everything where it should be, and she’s able to tell everyone where they can find most things.
Outside of the office Bree’s husband and two American Akitas keep her busy. She loves to be outdoors either fishing, hiking or skiing, and also enjoys lounging on the couch reading a good book.
Bree wants to travel around and see the world and all its beauty. The place she wants to go to most is Ireland.
When Bree was a little girl, her grandma taught her how to crochet. She continued to crochet and very frequently does fun projects that keep her entertained throughout the winter months when she doesn’t get outside to go skiing.
Being a part of a great group of people that all aspire to bring dental patients as much ease and comfort in a dental setting is very rewarding to Josi. She loves hearing over and over how our patients compliment our office and staff from the beginning to the end of their visit. Josi finds the relationships with her coworkers and patients the best part of her job.
Her 23+ years in the dental field (20+ as a registered dental assistant at her previous job and now over 2 years of front office at Canyon View Dental) add immeasurable value to our office.
When Josi isn’t at the office, you can find her exploring new locations via road trips and trips abroad all while
finding great food places with her husband. She loves being at home doing puzzles, oil painting, reading, watching movies or being outdoors.
Josi would love to see and sleep under the northern lights.
Josi loves learning how fix things around the house, yard/mower, tools, etc.
Certified Dental Assistant
She is an amazing team member with a hardworking and driven personality. She takes her job very seriously and is incredibly proud of the role she plays in her patients’ lives. She loves interacting with patients and helping them achieve the smile of their dreams.
Melinda’s mother is her hero. She has inspired her to be the wife, mother, and grandmother she is today.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Madi married her best friend from high school and now they have a boarder collie, three cats, and a few horses.
As a kid, Madi loved going to the dentist and getting her teeth cleaned, and that experience brought her into dentistry. Educating others and enhancing their oral health, as well as meeting new people and getting to know her patients is the best part of Madi’s job according to her. She is easy-going and connects well with her team.
Outside of the office Madi loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys hunting, skiing, horseback riding and curling up with a good book.
Madi would travel literally anywhere! Italy, Switzerland, Bali – you name it.
Certified Dental Assistant
For her, the best part of her job is building relationships with our patients.
McKayla was born and raised in Hamilton, MT. She enjoys getting to interact with patients while helping everyone achieve their dream smile.
McKayla won first place as a Junior Olympic Boxer.
Megan loves being part of a team that has one common goal, that being to bring smiles and great dentistry to the Bitterroot Valley. She loves creating genuine relationships with patients.
Outside of the office you can find Megan taking her chocolate lab on long trail runs. She also likes spending time with her husband and curling up with a good book.
Iron Man is Megan’s hero. She picked Iron Man because she grew up with three brothers and they were obsessed with the Avengers, and Megan always loved Iron Man because he had the coolest costume 🙂
With seven years of management experience, Shianne was looking for an office where she can feel at home. She found out how Canyon View Dental cares for their patients as a family and it was a perfect fit.
Shianne loves creating a rapport with her patients, and helping them gain their self-confidence back after completing treatment. She’s able to keep an even playing field with staying on task and achieving goals while always able to laugh and smile with everyone.
When she’s not at the office, Shianne loves doing anything outdoors. In the summer you can catch her near the water with paddle boards or on a trail to the nearest peak. During the winter, she may stay bundled up in the truck but she still likes to venture out and sightsee; of course if the weather’s permitting.
Shianne wants to see all parts of the world! And her favorite quote is:
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” by James Thurber.