Meet Dr. Bloss
When she’s not taking care of patients in her cozy and inviting Montrose dental office, Dr. Christine Bloss might be found hiking or biking, singing, cross-country skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, or playing the piano and harmonica – though not all at the same time!
Other passions include cooking healthy food and gardening. The latter, she makes a family affair: She plants the flowers, and her husband Tom plants the vegetables.
But after family, her first love remains dentistry, which she’s been practicing since earning her DDS from the University of Nebraska in 1991 and completing a general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Lincoln. (She also holds a BA in Biology and a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois.)
Her practice has been mercury-free since the mid-1990s.
You want more credentials? How about the fact that Dr. Bloss is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and SMART-certified in the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings? She’s also a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Western Colorado Dental Society.
And while all dentists are expected to take continuing education to keep their license current, Dr. Bloss is truly a perpetual student. In addition to keeping up with the latest advances in clinical dentistry and oral health, she spends just as much time studying traditional and natural therapies that can promote good health in a non-invasive, nontoxic manner.
Growing up in a household that moved many times during her formative years, Dr. Bloss learned to be friendly, adaptable, and find the good wherever she went. She loves living in western Colorado
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
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Office manager Carma can help you with anything from scheduling to financing. She attended Stevens Henagar Business College and so tends to the business side of our practice. She and her husband have 4 kids and 5 grandchildren (so far!), and enjoy spending their leisure time camping, biking, and kayaking (with her English Springer Spaniels along for the ride, no less!).
Montrose native Alberta is one of the newest members of our team and is grateful she gets to work in such a uniquely caring dental practice. “Dr. Bloss goes above and beyond for her patients,” she says, “and truly cares about their entire well-being.” Aside from work, family means everything to Alberta – family and “laughter, love, and happiness
Jill is originally from Saratoga, Wyoming and completed her training as a registered dental hygienist at Sheridan College in 1992. Compassionate and skilled, Jill offers extensive knowledge and experience in the hygiene care of your teeth. “I love coaching people to reach their oral health goals,” she says, “and celebrating each success, large or small.” Married to her high school sweetheart Ken, she has two daughters and enjoys reading, cooking, cross-country skiing, and distance power walking.
A Tennessee native and Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years, Kay is most grateful for the meaningful and long-lasting relationships that she maintains with her patients. “I strive to treat everyone with a gentle hand and loving heart” Kay says. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and participating in half-marathons.
A long-time assistant to Dr. Bloss, dental assistant Virginia is great at helping our patients understand their dental treatment and assuring their comfort. She holds additional certifications in radiology and hospice care, and her outside interests include biking, dancing, and yoga. Virginia has also volunteered for mission trips to Mexico to provide dental care to people in need.
Arryha is our newest team member, having joined our staff in 2019. In addition to being a dental assistant, she also holds an Associate’s degree as a paralegal. “I love working with people to help them live the best life they can live,” she says. A native of Colorado, she and her husband Wes have one adopted son, Korbin. In her spare time, she enjoys motorcycle riding and hockey. Go Avs!
Patient Services Coordinator
Brenda has been with our team since 2013, helping Dr. Bloss tend to patient needs at chairside. Her friendly face and gentle manner will help you feel right at home. A technician for our E4D one-day crown system, she mills many of the ceramic crowns we provide for our patients. This mother of two is a Montrose native and enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and watching movies.
Linda has been a key part of our team since 2008, first in the front office before shifting to lab assistant “after I ‘retired,’” she notes with a wink. She loves helping out wherever – and whenever – needed. After all, through her career, she has worked in just about every dental team role there is! A lover of animals, she enjoys spending her spare time riding horses, working her in yard, or just spending peaceful time at her family’s mountain cabin.