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!).
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.
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.
Front Desk, Dental Assistant, Implant Coordinator
Montrose native Cindy has been a part of Dr. Bloss’ team since 2008, working in both the front office and in our treatment rooms. “Our team is like my second family,” she says. “I love doing dentistry – and the fact that I’m still learning something new every day!” Cindy treasures her family and enjoys spending as much time outdoors as she can – especially fishing.
Born and raised here in Montrose, Kara has been a member of our team since 2020. “I love getting to help people,” she says, “and I love how our team is really like a family.” Kara attended the Technical College of the Rockies and is certified as a nursing assistant and clinical medical assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her fiance and their dogs, as well as family and friends.
Vicki is originally from Texas, where she originally trained as a dental hygienist, graduating in 1980. She received her Registered Dental Hygienist certification here in Colorado in 2001. A member of our team since 2021, Vicki is licensed to administer anesthesia and certified in use of our diode laser. “I strive to be thorough and gentle,” she says, “encouraging and cheering on my patients to achieve their dental health goals. I love our patients and hope they can feel my care and concern for them.”
A Colorado native, Skylynn joined our team in 2021 as a dental assistant. “I love that we’re all like family in Dr. Bloss’ office,” she says, “and do nothing short of our very best! The relationships we build with our patients are so important.” When not working, Skylynn enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite pastimes include camping, fishing, and riding dirtbikes.