Caring for your entire family.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team members come from all backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common—working to ensure you have a comfortable experience every time you visit our office.
Dr. Travis Bartschi is the owner and CEO of LC Smiles. He is an Eagle Scout originally from Idaho Falls and has lived in Lewiston since 2002. He has been married since 1997 and has five children. Dr. Bartschi obtained his Bachelor Degree in 1999 from Lewis Clark State College and is a 2003 graduate from Creighton University. To better serve his patients, he has received extra training in anesthesia, sedation, and sleep apnea services, and continues to complete 100+ hours of continuing education annually. He feels it is important to stay current to provide the best care for his patients.
Dr. Bartschi is one of less than 5% of dentists nationwide to achieve the FAGD accreditation. A Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) is one of the highest awards that a dentist can receive. The fellowship was created more than 50 years ago by the Academy of General Dentistry to honor those who recognize and embrace the professional obligation to remain current in the knowledge and skills necessary to insure delivery of the highest quality oral healthcare to better serve patientsDr. Bartschi currently treats patients from all over the Northwest and was voted Best in the West 2017, 2018 and 2020. In addition to his extra training, he is also fluent in Spanish. Dr. Bartschi accepts patients of all ages and has their comfort and care as his top priorities.
Dr. Shad Helm owned a large dental practice in Post Falls, Idaho for nine years and continued working there for the new owner for three additional years during their transition. He also spent two years practicing general dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Helm earned his Associates degree from Ricks College (BYU-Idaho) and studied three more years at Idaho State University. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Helm is married and has five daughters. He enjoys fishing for salmon and steelhead as well as camping and skiing with his family. He has been practicing at LC Smiles since April 2017.
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Dr. Meghan Bristlin is a recent graduate of Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Bristlin grew up in the Lewiston area. She joined LC Smiles in June 2019.
Debbie attended Multnomah Bible College in Portland Oregon as well as Clark Community College where she earned her Applied Science degree. She has over 21 years of dental experience in the front office and assisting. She has been working at LC Smiles for over 15 years. Debbie is married with two children and two grandchildren. She loves spending time in the outdoors.
Megan earned her associates of science degree from College of Southern Idaho. She has worked as a dental assistant since 2007 in Dodge City, KS and Powell, WY before joining Dr. Bartschi's staff in January of 2018. Megan and her husband, Shaun have 3 boys. They enjoy camping, kayaking, fishing, and skiing, as well as watching the boys participate in soccer and flag football.
Jessica became a certified dental assistant in April 2018 at which time she joined LC Smiles. Jessica loves spending time in the outdoors with her husband John. Her free time is spent riding, hiking, kayaking, and gardening.
Chelsie took dental assisting classes in 2011 and started work in the dental field in August 2018. She joined LC Smiles in June 2019. She loves outdoor activities, including skiing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
FrankieDental HygienistFrankie earned her degree in dental hygiene from Sheridan College and has over 25 years of dental experience. She has been with Dr. Bartschi’s office for ten years. Frankie enjoys spending time with her husband, Kieler, and her son, Dillon.
AmandaDental HygienistAmanda graduated from Lewiston High School in 1999 and continued her education at Lewis Clark State College. She earned her Bachelor degree in Natural Sciences. Amanda graduated from the University of New England in 2006 with her degree in dental hygiene. She has four years’ experience as a dental assistant and over 12 years’ experience as a dental hygienist.
Christi joined LC Smiles in 2019.
Hollie has been with LC Smiles since March 2009. Her prior experience includes ten years in the legal field. Hollie is married to Jeremy with two children. She loves to watch soccer, travel, and to go camping and four wheeling.
Somer has been with LC Smiles since April 2019. She has over 20 years in customer service. She is married, has 2 sons and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, four wheeling, fishing, and the beach.
Ashley has been with LC Smiles since 2015. She is married and has 2 kids.