Team & Office

Hamilton dentistry that is all about you.

Meet Our Caring Dentists

We are here to help, not lecture.

Dr. Stacey Gividen

Our team member, Dr. Stacey Gividen standing in front of a river

‘‘My mission is to always pay-it-forward and be the reason someone smiles each day."

Dr. Stacey Gividen, a Bitterroot Valley native, received her BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah and her doctorate from Marquette University School of Dentistry. She is an active member of the Montana Dental Association, American Dental Association and the 3 Rivers Study ClubThis link opens a new tab to Facebook page of the Three Rivers Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study ClubThis link opens a new tab to the Seattle Study Club website.

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.

Our team member, Dr. Stacey Gividen standing in front of a river
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  • Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Utah
  • Doctorate in dental surgery from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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Our team member, Dr. Justin Simmons smiling while standing on a rocky plain

Dr. Justin Simmons

Our team member, Dr. Justin Simmons smiling while standing on a rocky plain

‘‘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 Justin Simmons is the oldest of six brothers and sisters and was delivered by his physician grandfather and mentor in Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon, Idaho. It was their family-focused lifestyle and passion for service, which sparked his interest in the dental field.

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.

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  • Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID
  • West Hills College Lemoore, CA
  • Fresno State University in Fresno, CA
  • Graduated with honors from Taft College School of Dental Hygiene in Taft, CA
  • Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Marquette University Dental School in Milwaukee, WI

Meet Our Amazing Team

A member of our hygiene team smiling with

Registered Dental Hygienist

Growing up Salmon, Idaho, Brittney chose dentistry after finding her love for working on the preventive side of it – eliminating and preventing disease as well as treating and maintaining it. She attended Idaho State UniversityThis link opens a new tab to the Idaho State University website, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. After meeting Dr. Gividen and Dr. Simmons, she moved to Hamilton, MT, and has worked at Canyon View Dental ever since.

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.

Interesting Fact:

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.

Bree, our Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bree is Montanan in third generation. She loves the valley and all of her relatives are nearby, which makes holidays and birthdays super special to her.

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.

Interesting Fact:

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.

Josi, our Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Having been raised in a small town in Mexico and the U.S., Josi always preferred the beauty and simplicity of the countryside and what nature offers. She absolutely loves being in this amazing state and enjoying all it has to offer her husband (who’s a retired law enforcement officer) and herself. They have a wonderful English Springer Spaniel that will be a fierce pheasant hunter in the near future.

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.

Interesting Fact:

Josi loves learning how fix things around the house, yard/mower, tools, etc.

A member of our assisting team, Melinda, smiling while wearing a plaid shirt

Certified Dental Assistant

Melinda is from Bitterroot Valley and has been happily married for more than 20 years. She is the proud mother of three and has three wonderful grandkids.

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.

Interesting Fact:

Melinda’s mother is her hero. She has inspired her to be the wife, mother, and grandmother she is today.

Photo of Madi, our Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist

Madi was born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho Dental Hygiene programThis link opens a new tab to the College of Southern Idaho website in Twin Falls.
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.

Interesting Fact:

Madi would travel literally anywhere! Italy, Switzerland, Bali – you name it.

McKayla smiling outside while wearing a denim jacket

Certified Dental Assistant

McKayla is the daughter of Melinda, our Lead Dental Assistant here at Canyon View DentalVisit our homepage. It was her mom who motivated her to pursue a dental career.

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.

Interesting Fact:

McKayla won first place as a Junior Olympic Boxer.

Megan, our Dental Assistant, smiling while wearing a green dress outdoors

Dental Assistant

Megan grew up in Stevensville, Montana. She got married last August and is currently building a house with her husband! They love to hike, hunt, fish and take their chocolate lab on adventures!

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.

Interesting Fact:

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 🙂

Shianne, our Office Manager

Office Manager

Happily married, with three kids and miniature pinscher, Shianne comes from a small town on the Southern Oregon Coast. She moved to the valley when her husband promoted within his job.

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.

Interesting Fact:

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.

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The entrance door to Canyon View Dental
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Dr. Simmons working on a patient as they lay in the dental chair
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