Meet Our Dentist

Leah N. Brady DDS

Leah N. Brady DDS

Dr. Brady earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2010 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a Bismarck native, Dr. Brady has had a strong desire to return to the Bismarck-Mandan community to work and live. From young to old, Dr. Brady is very excited to provide comprehensive dental needs for her patients. Dr. Brady will use her dental education and knowledge of state-of-the-art dental procedures to help achieve each patient’s dental goals.

Dr. Brady will be making her home in the Bismarck-Mandan community with her husband Eric and son, Kieran, and twin daughters, Claire and Emily. Dr. Brady enjoys golfing, cooking, quilting, sewing and avid Pinterest.


Meet the Staff

Jackie Brand - Clinical Manager

Jackie  - Clinical Manager

Jackie coordinates all five of our operatories and is responsible for supply and equipment procurement, laboratory cases, and is an assistant to Dr. Landgrebe.

Jackie was born in Montevideo, Minnesota but considers Abercrombie, North Dakota as her hometown, since that is where she was raised. Jackie has attributed her chance to live in many of the larger North Dakota cities, to husband’s long career in the North Dakota Highway Patrol. She has been working in dentistry for over 30 years in eight different clinics. She says that she’s enjoyed working with some great colleagues whom she’s proud to call friends. Her leisure time is spent boating on the Missouri river with her adult children and her two grandchildren. She also spends as much time as she can with her friends, on the lake in Minnesota.

Stacie Gardner - Dental Hygienist

Stacie  - Dental Hygienist

Stacie works with Dr. Brady to provide preventive and periodontal dental care. She is in charge of our re-care and reactivation programs.

Stacie has lived in Mandan pretty much her whole life. She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2005 and received her degree from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She has always been interested in the medical field and helping people, therefore she chose to be a hygienist over many career options. Stacie has been married for four years to her husband Rick and they own Sunrise Delivery Service. Stacie and Rick enjoy riding their Harleys, working out at Gold’s Gym, and ice fishing during the winter months.

Marlys Matthiesen- Office Manager

Marlys - Office Manager

Marlys leads the day-to-day dental office operations including staff management, marketing, and state & federal regulatory compliance.

Marlys joined our team in 2006 as a certified and DANB registered Dental Assistant. Within her first year she was asked to fill a new position as the Patient Financial Coordinator. With this new responsibility she was able to provide patients with a caring atmosphere for all their insurance and financial needs. She loves her job and hopes to give only my best to every patient. Marlys grew up North Dakota and continued her education at Bismarck State College and completed my education at North Dakota State College of Science, where she earned her degree in 1991. She lives in Bismarck with her husband and her two beautiful children.

Sydney Fox

Sydney - Dental Hygienist

Sydney grew up near Wing, North Dakota on a small farm/ranch. She graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science in 2013 with a degree in dental hygiene. Sydney enjoys spending time with friends and family and helping out on the farm whenever she can. She is extremely happy to be a part of the Ideal Image Dentistry team!

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Heather  - Treatment Coordinator

Heather grew up, most of her life, in Fargo, ND. After high school graduation, she moved to Valley City, ND where she graduated from Valley City State University with her Bachelors in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading and Early Childhood. She moved back to Fargo for a short time after college until she met her now husband.

Heather loves spending time with her husband, daughter, family, and friends. She, also, loves to read, bake, go shopping, and spend as much time outdoors as possible (in the summer). Heather was hired as the Treatment Coordinator for Ideal Image Dentistry & Spa in November 2013. She loves working one on one with patients to help them complete the treatment recommended.

Whitney  - Dental Hygienist

Whitney has lived in the Bismarck/Mandan area her whole life. She attended Bismarck State College before moving on to North Dakota State College of Science where she graduated with her Liberal Arts degree as well as graduating as a Registered Dental Hygienist. 

In her free time she enjoys being with friends and family.  Also she has a passion for snowboarding and skiing as she is an instructor (when there is snow) on the weekends. Whitney also likes to take ATV trips to the mountains, and be on the water in the summer.  With her positive attitude she looks forward to having the opportunity to working with you to create confidence in your smile.