Dr. Cooper Mitchell

Cooper Mitchell, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Cooper Mitchell attended the University of Idaho, where he graduated at the top of his class and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biological systems engineering. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota and completed a year of advanced training at the AEGD residency program at Idaho State University. In 2017, Dr. Mitchell demonstrated his commitment to continuing education and clinical improvement by becoming a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), an achievement that only about 7 percent of dentists achieve.

Because of his advanced training, Dr. Mitchell can offer you additional services beyond that of a typical general dentist. You can relax in our new facility and receive top quality care from preventive hygiene visits to full-mouth rehabilitation. Get the entire family’s dental care in one location!

Take advantage of sedation dentistry — a safe and relaxing approach to dental work. It’s convenient because you can take care of several procedures at one time and not only surgery but fillings, crowns and root canals as well.

Dentistry has been in the Mitchell family since 1926. Dr. Mitchell is a third-generation dentist. He grew up in Helena and is a graduate of Capital High School. His father was the dental chief at the V.A. Hospital at Fort Harrison for 36 years, and his grandfather practiced dentistry in Kansas for 48 years.

Meet Our Team

Our caring team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing you with quality care. Our goal is to help you improve your oral health and smile, make you feel welcome at Park View Dental, and make each visit to our practice a positive experience. Give us a call today at 406-558-4995 to make your appointment with our dentist in Helena, Montana, and begin your journey to a healthier smile.


Kayla Molyneaux – Dental Assistant

Kayla is a Helena native who joined our Park View team in February of 2020. She has three years of previous dental experience and is excited to expand her knowledge of dentistry with the wonderful Park View team! When she is not in the office, Kayla enjoys spending time with her three little boys, hiking, camping and anything outdoors.


Sarah Matter — Dental Assistant

Sarah originally hails from Portland, Oregon. While growing up, she spent her summers with her family in Helena and eventually moved here in August of 2015. Sarah began working for Park View Dental in February of 2016. Prior to that, she worked in an assisted living facility as a caregiver / medication aid. Sarah enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and backpacking. She has even gone skydiving! But when she is not out adventuring, she can be found spending time with her cat, Lucy. We can always count on Sarah to provide positive energy around the office with her contagious laughter and heartwarming smile.



Dani Riepma – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dani was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended Oregon Tech, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Since moving to Montana, Dani has fallen in love with the outdoors, whether it is hiking, rafting, golfing or spending time with friends and family. She is very excited to be a part of the Park View Dental team, where she believes she can positively impact our patients and their smiles.


Shelly Knapp — Business Coordinator

Shelly has worked in the dental field since 1987. She has served in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the industry, which includes experience as a dental assistant, office manager and a business coordinator. One of Shelly’s favorite aspects of working in the dental field is getting to witness the transformation of patients’ smiles. She loves to see how it affects their self-confidence, health and overall demeanor. Shelly feels very fortunate to be a part of the Park View Dental team. She is looking forward to making it her dental home until retirement. When she is not in the office, Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends. She keeps busy with three children and seven rambunctious grandchildren. Shelly is very thankful that they all reside locally in the Helena area.