Dr. Heather Blanchard has been practicing dentistry since 2004. After graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, she continued forward completing her doctorate of dental surgery at the university’s dental school.
To stay up to date with the latest industry techniques, continuing her education remains one of Dr. Blanchard’s highest priorities. She is a member of SPEAR and CEREC doctors, as well as the American Dental Association, Montana Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Her goal as a dentist is excellence. With integrity, she strives daily to provide the absolute best dentistry possible while making patients’ experiences both positive and informed.
Dr. Blanchard grew up on a quarter horse ranch in Wyoming. She met her husband, Derek, during her time in Seattle, and they have two children, Sienna and Cannon. When not at the office she enjoys skiing, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, and reading a good book.
Meet Our Team
Robust and efficient, the diverse crew at Sapphire Dental is dedicated to one thing: You! Dr. Heather Blanchard and her team are proud to serve Kalispell’s community and families through friendly, individualized dental excellence. Learn more about us below, and call Sapphire Dental, PLLC today at 406-752-2180 to visit with our office.
As a 2008 graduate from the University of Montana, our office manager, Mandy, is not only a master multi-tasker, but she also holds a degree in radiologic technology. She loves the team atmosphere at our office and contributes greatly to our practice through her strong knowledge and hands-on experience within the field of health care, be it on the front or back end. Mandy will help you to understand how your treatment and care options apply to your insurance plans or how to otherwise help you meet your financial needs – amongst many other things.
Married since 2006, Mandy has a daughter and a son. When not at the office, she enjoys hobbies such as running, as well as watching and playing hockey. She loves cats and Pugs!
Ann and her family of five moved from Wyoming to Montana in 2003. After being a stay-at-home mom for 23 years, she went to work in the field of orthodontics. Ann worked for two orthodontists in the Flathead Valley before coming to Sapphire Dental, PLLC in 2022. Ann enjoys meeting new people and greeting the patients every day at the front desk. She is also willing to help her co-workers whenever and wherever they might need! In her time off, Ann enjoys hiking, reading, recreating with friends and trying to stay up-to-date with her three grown children.
Graduating from Montana State University in 2001, Kristi is equipped with a bachelor’s in health administration. Afterwards, she completed a dental hygienist program through MSU in Great Falls. She first started with Dr. Blanchard in the late 2000s before taking time to start her family, but she rejoined the practice a few years later. Loving her chosen profession, her favorite part is helping patients to learn and keep good oral health. Her goal is to provide a comfortable and positive experience during all hygiene appointments. Guaranteed the first thing you will notice in Kristi’s room is her amazing laugh!
Kristi is married to her husband, Jeff, and together they have three children – an oldest son followed by a set of twins (in one of each)! Her hobbies include camping, fishing, and hiking.
Sarah graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. After graduating, she moved to Salt Lake City where she practiced at a large corporate office for a year. Deciding the big city was not for her, she moved to Kalispell and is excited to be working for a family practice that focuses on complete patient care. Sarah grew up in Washington and enjoys spending time outdoors, snowboarding, camping, backpacking and going on long walks with her dogs.
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