New dentist will focus on children

23_montgomery_3946OPEN WIDE  — Sunset Dental’s new dentist, Veronica Montgomery, looks inside second grader Jagger Hofstad’s mouth during a dental screening at the Meadowlark Elementary School. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen

By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter

Veronica Montgomery joins Sunset Dental Care from Seattle where she lived for 12 years.

Montgomery was raised and attended dental school in Brazil. She worked as a pediatric dentist there. She then moved to the United States where she was an oral surgery assistant for seven years before returning to dental school to become a licensed dentist.

When asked why she chose Conrad, Montgomery comments that “Conrad chose me.” She continued by adding that her family loves the people here.

Growing up, she had a pediatric dentist that she admired and having him as her dentist inspired her to become one herself. That same dentist ended up being her professor in college.