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.”
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. “
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.
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.