Gentle Family Dentistry

Meet Our Staff

All of our outstanding hygienists share Dr. Bloom's commitment to continuing education and providing the finest possible dental care.

Kayla Kayla is a skilled Dental Hygienist with over 18 years of experience in the dental field. She began her journey as a dental assistant in 2007, where she worked for eight years before effortlessly transitioning into dental hygiene for the past nine years. Kayla is a proud wife and mother who loves spending time with her family, watching her children grow, and raising them in beautiful North Idaho, just like she was raised. In addition to her passion for dentistry, she is also an author, an avid animal lover, and has a particular fascination for whales. Kayla is known for her comprehensive knowledge of dentistry and takes pride in her ability to create a welcoming environment, often bringing laughter and comfort to her patients' visits.

Abbey graduated from our local Dental Hygiene program at North Idaho College. She is eager to uphold high standards of care and implement the dental hygiene code of ethics. Abbey enjoys forming connections with each patient and helping them achieve excellent oral health. She also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, riding her dirt bike, and taking care of her two dogs, Daisy & Millie.

Our support team consists of two groups, chair side dental assistants and front office coordinators. Each of these women has many years experience in dentistry and they are dedicated to helping Dr. Bloom meet her patient's needs and concerns.

Karen, our lead dental assistant, has been in dentistry for 42 years and a part of the practice since back in 1999, when it was previously owned by Dr. Pat Seale. Karen continued on when Dr. Bloom took over in 2001. She is trained in both front and back office duties, but she most enjoys the one on one contact with patients as she assists Dr. Bloom chair side. Karen was raised in New Jersey and Colorado, moving to North Idaho in 1997 with her husband and two children. She enjoys crafting, hunting, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Charlene has over fifteen years dental assisting experience and is a valued member of our back-office team. Patients often compliment her soft voice and gentle demeanor. In addition to being a wife and mother, Charlene enjoys gardening, cooking and performing volunteer work.

Sue is our front office administrator and the practice's Privacy & Security Officer. She is a graduate of Oxnard College, and is currently enrolled at the University of Idaho working towards her advanced degree. Sue has over 35 years of practice management experience, and has worked with Dr. Bloom since 2007. Sue strives to make each patients' experience a positive one. She is an animal lover, and enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family.

Cassie joined our front office team in 2022, bringing with her 8 years of dental office experience. Cassie loves using her vast knowledge to help meet our patientsí needs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, exploring the outdoors with their dogs, watching hockey, and reading.

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