208 E Broadway, Montesano, WA 98563


Our Team

Our staff strives to exceed expectations and provide the healthy smiles our patients deserve in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today

Hygiene Staff

Joann, Julie and Yelena are your partners in prevention.  They will work gently and carefully to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.  Preventive dental care is an essential part of overall health.  Together, they have many years of experience and are an indispensable part of our dental team.  These professionals are the absolute best at what they do.  

Front Desk Staff

When you enter our office, Misty and Alicia will likely be the first people to greet you with their winning smiles and fun personalities.  They will help schedule appointments that are convenient for you. In addition, they will work with your insurance provider to help you understand your benefits and file claims in a timely manner.  

Dr. Douglas Messick, D.D.S.


Picture and bio coming soon...

California he decided to return to school to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Gunter completed three more years of undergraduate work in Olympia and went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University at Buffalo in New York. 

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jamie, for the last ten years. They have three boys that are constantly keeping them busy. Jamie, who was raised in Shelton, WA, introduced Dr. Gunter to the Pacific Northwest eight years ago, now he proudly calls this area home. They enjoy most sports and outdoor activities and love watching their children play. 

“I knew I always wanted to help people feel better. Growing up in a family with seven children, oral health was never the greatest concern for me. I struggled with oral health problems throughout my childhood and I had some really negative experiences in the dentist office. When I decided to change my profession I felt that I could have the greatest impact in the field of dentistry. I want my patients to feel comfortable knowing that I have their best interests in mind. I love what I do and am fascinated by teeth. I look forward and have dedicated myself to serving the oral health care needs of this community.”

Dr. Lance J. Gunter, D.D.S.


Dr. Lance J. Gunter was born outside of Logan, UT. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Communications with a minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 2007. After a short stint with his family’s real estate development business in Southern 

Assisting Staff

Our highly skilled assistants, Lisa, Teri, Kerri & Diane, work closely with the doctors to put you at ease. With their extensive experience and training, combined with the doctors’ expertise, you can be assured of the best possible treatment outcome.  They are an integral part of your care and will help answer any questions you may have.  They are compassionate, caring and able to comfort patients ages 3-103.