PEDIATRIC DENTISTS DEDICATED TO ORAL HEALTH IN GREAT FALLS & HAVRE, MT
Meet Dr. Nate Stevenson
Dr. Nate Stevenson grew up in North Ogden, a small town in Utah tucked into the Wasatch mountain range. He graduated from Utah State University in 1999 (Go Aggies!) where he served as Student Body Vice President. He then went dental school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Marquette University, where he served four years as president of the dental school. In school, one of his first patients was a frightened child who had severe decay. Winning his confidence was the moment Dr. Nate knew he wanted to dedicate his career to helping kids love going to the dentist. He then completed two years of additional training in pediatric dentistry at Schneider’s Children’s Hospital in New York City. Those were two amazing years that taught him that every child is different and wonderful. His education included advanced studies and specialized training in dentistry for children, special needs and medically compromised patients. He truly believes that showing children compassion will shape their future as an adult. Dr. Nate continues to stay active in dental education and advocacy through his different roles as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry (WSPD). He was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry shortly after finishing his formal training by successfully completing a series of voluntary examinations offered by the board of examiners. He is also a member of the Montana Dental Association (MDA) and Utah Dental Association (UDA). After 10 years in private practice in Salt Lake City, Dr. Nate and his wife decided to fulfill a childhood dream of his and move to Big Sky country. He and his wife have two boys and a daughter who now call Great Falls their home. When not at work, Dr. Nate can usually be found either with his family on the soccer fields, on the water or on the ski slopes. His hobby is finding new projects to do around the home that drive his wife nuts.
Meet Dr. Kevin Rencher
Dr. Kevin Rencher grew up in southeastern Idaho. As the oldest of eight siblings, he has always been surrounded by children. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1998 and then graduated from dental school at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2002. During dental school, he served as the President of the American Student Dental Association. He also served on numerous legislative committees. He then went on to complete two additional years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Schneider’s Children’s Hospital in New York City. Dr. Rencher continues to receive numerous awards for his superior academic excellence and leadership. He has traveled throughout the country speaking to dental professionals. He routinely travels to Washington, D.C. to help influence children’s dental legislation. He continues to be a leader among the pediatric dental community. As an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and through his involvement with the American Dental Association and the Montana Dental Association, Dr. Rencher makes it a priority to stay current on the latest developments within the pediatric dental community. Dr. Rencher is happily married. He and his beautiful wife have two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, Dr. Rencher enjoys camping, traveling and playing with his family.
Meet Dr. Rich Nehring
Dr. Rich Nehring attended Brigham Young University and then returned to his home state of Indiana for dental school. After practicing as a family dentist for 5 years Dr. Rich discovered his true passion of working with children. He decided to take his family on an adventure to the islands of Hawai’i to complete a 2-year residency specializing in Pediatric Dentistry. During this time, he served as Chief Resident and thoroughly enjoyed working with children from all different backgrounds. As a big kid himself, Dr. Rich connects well with children and finds joy in bringing a smile to their faces. He is thrilled to be in Big Sky Country with his beautiful wife and 4 kids. They look forward to be out fishing, camping, hiking, and to calling Great Falls their home.
Meet Dr. Brad Dawson
Dr. Brad was raised in Southern Utah. He meet his wife Jacquilyn while he attended Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, number two in his class. It was here that he discovered he had a passion for Pediatric Dentistry and enjoyed making the dentist fun for kids. At the same time, he developed an interest in Orthodontics and loved the challenge of transforming people lives through their smile. Following his passions Dr. Brad received his two post-doctorate degrees in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at Indiana University. Where he also received the Ralp E. McDonald Scholar Award in Pediatric Dentistry and the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for finishing in the top three percent on the written board exam for Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Brad and his wife have three boys together. He is an avid sports fan. He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and just spending time in the outdoors with his family. After 12 years of private practice in the Salt Lake City area he is excited to be making the move to Montana. He is looking forward to joining both dental teams in Helena and Great Falls and serving the wonderful people of Montana.
Dr. Alexa Brancato
Born and raised in Guilford, Connecticut, Dr. Alexa Brancato was the first in her family to attend college. After receiving her BS degree in biology from the University of Connecticut, she attended the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut, receiving her DMD degree in 2017. Dr. Alexa moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 2017 for the General Practice Residency program at the Christiana Care Health System. After graduating Dr. Alexa worked at a general dentistry practice and realized she loves working with children! She went back to school to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Alexa worked in Delaware after receiving her certificate in pediatrics and is so excited to move to Great Falls, Montana with her wonderful husband and their daughter. They are looking forward to exploring beautiful Montana and all it has to offer!