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Montana Dental Arts: A Missoula Dentist

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Montana Dental Arts is a single practitioner dental office located in Missoula, Montana. We offer patients throughout Western Montana a wide range of dental services and procedures to maintain health, comfort and a beautiful smile for life. Our passion and goal is to develop an individualized, well planned, and comprehensive path to dental health for each of our patients based on their wants and needs.


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David J. Wilcox, DMD

A Missoula Dentist, Dr. David Wilcox is dedicated to providing each one of his patients with comprehensive and compassionate dental care, expertly tailored to their needs, preferences, and wishes. Whether a patient needs extensive restorative dentistry or whether a patient would simply like to maintain their healthy smile for many years to come, Dr. Wilcox is committed to providing everyone in his chair with a roadmap to oral health that reflects both their dental history and their oral health goals for the future.

Dr. Wilcox grew up on a farm in rural Western Pennsylvania. After earning his degree in biology from the University of Montana, he attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh followed by an intensive one­ year general practice residency at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. During his residency, he gained advanced training in a wide range of procedures and specialties, including Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, Conscious Sedation, and Emergency/Trauma. In addition, he learned in detail how to closely and accurately evaluate a patient’s total oral health needs and create a comprehensive plan to meet those needs.

After starting his first dental practice in Nevada following his residency, Dr. Wilcox returned to Missoula and opened Montana Dental Arts. Outside of the office, Dr. Wilcox enjoys spending time with his wife, Crista, and their three young children. He spends his free time hunting, fishing, kayaking, and keeping up with Grizzly Football.

What Dr. Wilcox loves about his job: “I love when a plan comes together. When treatment is complete and my patient is comfortable and happy with their treatment results. It is very gratifying to initiate maintenance on a patient and report that there teeth and gums are in great condition! They do not need any dental treatment at this time and I will see them for your next evaluation in 6 months.”


  • University of Montana (B.S., Biology)
  • University of Pittsburgh (DMD)
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas (General Practice Residency)

Continuing Education


What Dr. David Wilcox loves about Montana Dental Arts: “I love when we can help a patient in need. When a patient comes to me in pain and our treatment allows them to sleep, eat and function comfortably. I love creating smiles. It’s great when a tooth or teeth replacement options provides a patient with the comfort, function, and smile they have been missing. “


Curious about Dental Insurance?

What should you know about dental benefits in general?

  • You should read your dental insurance policy very closely to understand which procedures are covered and how much they are covered for. If you have a question about coverage, don’t hesitate to call your insurance company or our office for assistance.
  • Your dental plan may only cover dental care from certain providers. Check to make certain that your dentist is in your network in order to keep costs down.
  • Your dental insurance plan may not cover preexisting conditions that affected you before you enrolled in your plan.
  • Your dental plan may not fully or partially cover treatments or procedures that are “not dentally necessary.”
  • Your dental plan may cover a treatment, but only for a limited number of times. For example, your plan may only cover two cleanings per year.
  • Some dental benefit plans will only pay for the least expensive alternative treatment (LEAT) available for your condition. For example, your dental plan may cover partial dentures but not a tooth implant.
  • Many dental plans have an annual maximum: a dollar amount that the insurance company will pay out over any one given year. After that maximum is met, the policyholder will be responsible for all following bills.

It is vital to understand that just because your dental benefits do not fully or partially cover a treatment does not mean that you should not opt for that treatment. Although dental insurance can be helpful in affording your treatment, it should not be the only factor you consider when planning your dental care. Your needs as well as the recommendation of your dentist should be taken into account. In the end, your oral health, your comfort with your smile, and your long-term dental health goals should be considered when planning and budgeting for the care of your mouth and teeth.


We accept Delta, Allegiance, and Missoula County insurance among others. Inquire within to find out more. 

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Have a Question About Dental Benefits or Dental Financing? Talk to Us.

Our team is here to help you afford the dental care you need and the smile you want. We can help you understand your dental insurance coverage, review your financing options, and create a plan that works for you, your oral health, and your budget. To ask us a question or to schedule a first visit, please contact us today at (406) 728-­6068.



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