About Us

Meet Erin C. Price, DMD

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
2008

Carroll College
Helena, MT
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry Minor, Maxima cum Laude, High Honors
2004

Twin Bridges High School
Twin Bridges, MT
High School Diploma, Valedictorian
2000

  • A sixth-generation Montanan

    Erin Carlson Price, DMD, is a sixth-generation Montanan, and her family has been ranching in the Ruby Valley for over 100 years. Dr. Price was raised in Twin Bridges, where her father was a veterinarian and her mother taught second grade. She was active in basketball, volleyball, FCCLA, student government, 4-H, and played the piano and flute. After graduation, she continued to Carroll College, where she worked as an outreach counselor for prospective students. She also studied abroad at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and completed an honors thesis about the effects of heavy metal contamination on soil bacteria.  

  • Doctorate studies and volunteerism

    Dr. Price received her doctorate from Oregon Health & Science University. During her time there, she was active in the American Student Dental Association, serving as the student newsletter editor for two years. She enjoyed participating in and coordinating activity for several outreach programs, mainly those that provided care for underserved populations. She volunteered time on a dental van that traveled to local schools and cared for students that otherwise lacked access to dental care.  She received a Certificate of Merit from the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry at graduation in recognition of her efforts. 

  • Memberships and advanced training

    Following graduation, Dr. Price joined a group practice in Hillsboro, Oregon. In 2011, Dr. Price purchased Bigfork Dental Center from Dr. Gary McCrummen. Dr. McCrummen and his wife Cheri founded the practice in 1982, establishing a tradition of excellent care in the Bigfork community. Dr. Price is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the First District Dental Society, and she regularly participates in the Kalispell Study Club.  She also has participated in advanced training and continuing education with Spear Education and the Dawson Academy.

  • Deep appreciation for family and Montana

    Dr. Price has been married to Seth, a native of Glasgow, MT, since 2005. Seth is graduate of Portland State University with a degree in civil engineering, and he currently sells residential, commercial, and recreational real estate. Erin and Seth have twin children, Avery and Liam, who are their proudest achievements. They also have a chocolate lab named Ludo and a yellow lab named Stella. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time on Flathead Lake, fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, watching movies, and playing board games. They feel privileged to be able to raise their family in such a special place and are proud to be part of Bigfork's wonderful community!

  • A sixth-generation Montanan

    Erin Carlson Price, DMD, is a sixth-generation Montanan, and her family has been ranching in the Ruby Valley for over 100 years. Dr. Price was raised in Twin Bridges, where her father was a veterinarian and her mother taught second grade. She was active in basketball, volleyball, FCCLA, student government, 4-H, and played the piano and flute. After graduation, she continued to Carroll College, where she worked as an outreach counselor for prospective students. She also studied abroad at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and completed an honors thesis about the effects of heavy metal contamination on soil bacteria.  

  • Doctorate studies and volunteerism

    Dr. Price received her doctorate from Oregon Health & Science University. During her time there, she was active in the American Student Dental Association, serving as the student newsletter editor for two years. She enjoyed participating in and coordinating activity for several outreach programs, mainly those that provided care for underserved populations. She volunteered time on a dental van that traveled to local schools and cared for students that otherwise lacked access to dental care.  She received a Certificate of Merit from the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry at graduation in recognition of her efforts. 

  • Memberships and advanced training

    Following graduation, Dr. Price joined a group practice in Hillsboro, Oregon. In 2011, Dr. Price purchased Bigfork Dental Center from Dr. Gary McCrummen. Dr. McCrummen and his wife Cheri founded the practice in 1982, establishing a tradition of excellent care in the Bigfork community. Dr. Price is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the First District Dental Society, and she regularly participates in the Kalispell Study Club.  She also has participated in advanced training and continuing education with Spear Education and the Dawson Academy.

  • Deep appreciation for family and Montana

    Dr. Price has been married to Seth, a native of Glasgow, MT, since 2005. Seth is graduate of Portland State University with a degree in civil engineering, and he currently sells residential, commercial, and recreational real estate. Erin and Seth have twin children, Avery and Liam, who are their proudest achievements. They also have a chocolate lab named Ludo and a yellow lab named Stella. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time on Flathead Lake, fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, watching movies, and playing board games. They feel privileged to be able to raise their family in such a special place and are proud to be part of Bigfork's wonderful community!

Meet Our Team

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Office Manager

Registered
Dental Hygienist

Registered
Dental Hygienist

Sr. Dental Assistant

Sr. Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant
(Photo coming soon!)

Dental Assistant

Joyce

Office Manager

Joyce has been with Bigfork Dental Center since 1984! She is a wealth of knowledge, and is well versed in topics from insurance to treatment options, and everything in between! Joyce has called Montana home for more than 40 years, but her roots are in Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). When she isn’t in the office, she is helping her husband run their bed and breakfast in Troy or spending time with her children or grandchildren. Count on Joyce to help with any questions you may have!

Leslie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leslie is a full-time dental hygienist in our office.  She is the best in the business when it comes to a thorough yet gentle cleaning experience.  Leslie graduated from William Rainey Harper College in Illinois while her husband was active duty in the Navy.  She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2004, and she has over 25 years of experience in the dental field.  Leslie enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and three pups.  She also enjoys baking and cooking (and often shares with her co-workers!).

Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori has joined our team as a part-time dental hygienist.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and more than twenty years of experience in dental hygiene to the office.  Lori excels at treating patients in all stages of their dental health journey, and she truly enjoys providing individualized care.  Count on her for not only an excellent cleaning, but also a multitude of tips and tricks to make home care easier!  In her time away from the office, Lori enjoys spending time outside, gardening, and spoiling her family! 

Sarah

Sr. Dental Assistant

Sarah has been with Bigfork Dental Center since 2006.  She knows the practice inside and out, having started as a chairside dental assistant and since becoming proficient in the front office.  When she isn’t working, Sarah enjoys time on the lake with her husband and two kiddos.  She loves spending time with family and friends, and she has a host of critters from dogs and cats to chickens and pigs!

Marissa

Sr. Dental Assistant

Marissa has been in the dental field since 2009.  She is cross-trained and able to work in the front office or as a dental assistant.  She likes to keep things tidy, and she’ll always greet you with a friendly smile and willingness to go the extra mile!  Marissa spends most of her time with her family, often adventuring in the great outdoors.  She enjoys cooking, kayaking, and being a mom! 

Lizzy

Dental Assistant

Elisabeth (Lizzy) is new to dentistry, but definitely not to patient care, having previously worked in physical therapy and a clinical laboratory.  Lizzy’s calm demeanor and her can-do attitude make her a perfect fit for the office, and she has proven to be a very quick learner!  In her spare time, Lizzy enjoys spending time with family and enjoying all that Montana has to offer!  Photo coming soon!

Kendra

Dental Assistant

Kendra has been with the practice since 2020, but you would never guess she hasn’t been in the business for years!  Kendra has trained as a dental assistant and is quickly expanding her knowledge to include other aspects of the practice.  She is a diligent and efficient worker with a gentle touch.  She loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and young daughter, and she enjoys photography.