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.



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.

Melissa graduated Dental Hygiene school in 2012 from Portland, Oregon. She has over 11 years' experience in the dental field, having worked as a dental assistant for 4 years prior. Melissa is passionate about health and fitness and loves to help others. She enjoys being active and spending time with her two children.

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 official. She graduated from Oxnard College and has over 35 years of practice management experience. Sue has worked with Dr. Bloom since 2007, and she strives to make each patients' experience a positive one. She is an animal lover, and enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family.

Liz is newer to our front office team, bringing with her 8 years of well-rounded experience in all aspects of dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son hiking, camping and riding dirt bikes.

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