Gentle Family Dentistry
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Meet Our Staff



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



Carrie attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. She graduated in 1979 from Carroll College in Dental Hygiene and went on to attain a master's degree in Healthcare Administration. Carrie is a former delegate for the Idaho Dental Hygiene Association and is a 2016 award recipient for distinguished service. Carrie enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.

Cindy graduated in 1982 from Northern Arizona University in Dental Hygiene. She began working with Dr. Bloom in 2005. Cindy likes to craft and enjoys traveling with her husband, who is a firefighter.

Taran joined our hygiene team in 2013. She graduated from Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011. Taran is the former Education Coordinator for the North Idaho Dental Hygiene Society. She enjoys volleyball, hiking, and camping with her husband and two young daughters.

Andrea attended Walla Walla University and graduated from Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene in 1989. She is passionate about health and fitness and recently earned her ACE Certification in Health & Nutritional Counseling. Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, likes singing, sewing and crafting, and loves outdoor activities, especially near the water.

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 40 years and has been with Dr. Bloom since the practice formed 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 moved to North Idaho in 1997 with her husband and two children. She enjoys crafting, hunting and fishing.

Charlene has over fifteen years dental assisting experience and we are excited to have her on our team. Patients often compliment Charlene's soft voice and gentle demeanor. Charlene enjoys gardening, cooking and being a wife and mother to her two children.

Sue, our front office coordinator, has worked for Dr. Bloom since 2007. She graduated from Oxnard College in California and has over 30 years dental office management experience. Sue strives to keep our front office running very state of the art, including computerized charting and records management, and text communications. Her extensive knowledge of insurance billing helps our patients get the most from their dental benefits. Sue loves animals and being outdoors, and enjoys cooking, baking and gardening.

Shana joined our front desk in 2014. She has been in dentistry for twelve years, working both front office and as a dental assistant. She was born in North Carolina and moved to Clark Fork, Idaho in 1994. Shana played college basketball for North Idaho College and the University of Eastern Oregon. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Forestry from the University of Montana in 2011. Shana loves sports, gardening, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their young daughters.

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