All professionals at Jewel Basin Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Tim Bagnell is a Montana native who was born and raised in Frenchtown. Tim graduated from Frenchtown High School and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Carroll College in Helena. Dr. Bagnell then attended Creighton University where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He completed a residency at the VA Medical Center in Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Bagnell had a dental practice in Omaha for 7 years before he moved his family back to Montana and opened Western Montana Family Dentistry in Ronan, in 1998.
Tim is married and has 4 adult children. He just became a grandpa last year and loves spending time with his kids and his grandson. In his spare time, he raises performance horses and competes in tie-down roping.
Dr. John Rausch is a Montana native who grew up in Shelby Montana before moving to Polson Montana in high school. John Graduated from Polson High School in 2008 and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Montana in 2013 in Missoula Montana. Dr. Rausch then worked for Dr. Timothy Bagnell full-time for 3 years as a dental assistant and part-time for 4 years prior to attending dental school. John graduated from The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in the top 3 of his class while treating advanced dental cases from complex restorative, endodontics, and oral surgery. John is an ADA (American Dental Association) member and an MDA (Montana Dental Association) member as well.
Dr. Rausch has completed CE (Continuing Education) in many areas of dentistry including courses through the L.D. Pankey Institute on Severe Wear and continues to enhance his dental knowledge. During dental school, John was an Alpha Omega Dental Society president where he was involved in community outreach, enhancing dental education in schools, and bringing in keynote speakers for the dental society.
John is married to the love of his life and has 3 children with one more on the way. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, woodworking, umpiring American Legion Baseball, and being involved in the community where he resides. Dr. Rausch looks forward to being in the Bigfork area and getting to be involved in the wonderful community.
Dr. Kyle Bagnell is a Montana native, raised in Polson, Montana. Kyle completed his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State where he played Division 1 baseball as a left-handed pitcher. After completing his undergrad degree, he received his Master's in science at Bemidji State. Kyle earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton University, graduating in May of 2022. In his free time, Dr. Kyle enjoys tie-down roping with his dad, Dr. Tim, as well as golfing whenever he gets a chance. He shares a rambunctious Aussie-doodle with his fiancé Kenzie.
Dr. Kenzie Thuringer grew up in Brookings, South Dakota, and received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton University in Omaha, and graduated in May of 2022. Kenzie recently moved to Montana with her fiancé, Dr. Kyle Bagnell, and looks forward to serving her community and making beautiful Montana her home. In her free time, Kenzie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Kyle, and Aussie-doodle, Wrigley, as well as spending summers on the lake, baking sweet treats, and balancing her sweet tooth with some time in the gym.
Alisha was born and raised in Kalispell. Alisha comes to us with 12 years of experience. After attending Flathead High School, she graduated with an Associates of Science at FVCC and moved to Great Falls where she obtained her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. While practicing hygiene in the Great Falls area, Alisha progressed her field of study and obtained a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. In 2013 she returned to the Valley, married, and has two amazing boys who love being outside! In their spare time, they enjoy hunting, hiking, family time, and spending any time they can outdoors!
Adyson grew up on a cattle ranch outside of Geyser, MT. She graduated from Belt High School where she played on multiple competitive sports teams. Addy attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT on a Women’s Basketball Scholarship before transferring to Great Falls for Dental Hygiene school. She graduated in May of 2021 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Her passion for dentistry began when she travelled to St. Lucia and Africa in 2019 to perform volunteer dental care in rural, underserved communities. Addy loves working with people and helping them reach their health goals. I am so excited to begin my journey in Bigfork, MT! In my free time, I love hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my family and friends.
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