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Leslie Hayes, DDS is a Bozeman dentist.

Dr. leslie hayes

Born and raised in Livingston, Montana, Leslie Hayes completed her undergraduate work at MSU in 1986, here in beautiful Bozeman.  She achieved her DDS degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and immediately moved back to Bozeman to start her practice in 1990.  She is the current President of the Montana constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), is the current chairman of the AGD Fellowship Exam Committee Team C.

Welcome Dr. Timothy Lawhorn DDS, a wonderful addition to our dental team.

Dr. Timothy Lawhorn

Dr. Lawhorn is proud to say that he was born and raised at the end of a dirt road in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. His mother worked long and hard to see that he had an opportunity to get an education. Completing the formal part of his education at Loma Linda University in southern California exposed Dr. Lawhorn to the pleasures of low humidity, but California couldn't compete with the northern Rocky
Mountains when he could finally choose where to live and raise a family of his own. At 25 years of age, on receiving his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he carefully selected Missoula, Montana to become his home and the place where his daughters Jessica and Kathryn would be born and come of age.

Meet the Team



Hi there! I am a dental hygienist on Dr. Leslie Hayes’s dental team. I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Hayes since 1992. It is our goal to provide every patient quality dental work in a clean comfortable setting.  Our team members truly care for every patient and want to provide each person with the best dental experience possible.

I grew up in Big Timber, MT and then attended hygiene school in Sheridan, WY, going on to the University of Wyoming where I attained a BS in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis on public health.  After graduating in 1988, I worked in Wyoming and Colorado and spent summers working for the State of Colorado Migrant Program. I then moved back home to Montana to continue my career in dental hygiene.

I am married and have two children.  Our family is very involved in most sporting events. We love to spend time outdoors and spend summers camping in our favorite Montana spots.


meet: Sadie Straughn

office administrator

I joined Dr. Hayes team in February of 2019 and am relatively new to the dentistry field. Each individual in this practice strives to give the best care possible to each and every patient. Working with such awesome professionals has gotten me over my fear of the dentist. I feel very grateful to work with the team that we have here.

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I move to Bozeman 11 years ago to attend Montana State University. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have enjoyed working with children in both medical and educational settings. When I am not working, you can find me outside. I love hiking, camping and playing outdoors with my husband and dogs.

MEET:Delilah Carden

Dental Assistant

I first started working in Dentistry in 2015 in Jackson Wyoming where I fell in love with mountains and dentistry.  Over the years I have had so many wonderful opportunities to experience dentistry changing peoples lives in the best ways. I feel very grateful to have been able to move from one great dental office to another. Dr Hayes has built a wonderful practice here with an amazing, knowledgeable, caring staff that I am happy to be a part of.

When I am not working I am an ultra-marathon trail runner and spend as much time as possible outside running. I also enjoy camping, hiking, biking, cooking and spending time with my cat.



meet:Betsy Cordes


I joined Dr. Leslie Hayes practice in August of 2017. I have been in Dentistry for 38 years and I feel very fortunate to be able to practice in such an outstanding practice with a very talented, caring team. I am very committed to delivering the best dental and wellness care that is available and maintaining a high level of education on current dental procedures and therapies.

I live the health that I present to my patients and try to be a good role model. As a competitive athlete my summers are spent bike racing and winters are spent coaching and Nordic ski racing. My other interests include trail running, camping, backpacking, interior design and cooking.


DENTAL HYgienist

My career as a dental hygienist started in 1996.  I have worked for Dr. Hayes since 2007. It is a fantastic practice and I feel grateful to be part of it.  I am fortunate to work with wonderful colleagues, who all strive to achieve the best care for and dedication to our patients.

I love the personal relationships built with my patients and that I am able to provide them with the opportunity to have the best oral health.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, treasuring every moment I have with them.  Born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, I enjoy being outdoors and love everything this area has to offer.


Meet:joy cunningham

DENTAL hygienist

I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to dental hygiene I was a dental assistant. I really enjoy working in a great office helping others achieve a happy healthy smile.

I love the outdoors and everything this wonderful state has to offer (hiking, biking, camping and skiing).


Dr. Hayes and Dr. Tim are awesome! They are highly skilled as well and exceptionally friendly. The office staff is great as well.
— Barb E.