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 four 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 their teeth and gums are in great condition! They do not need any dental treatment at this time and I will see them for their 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.
What Jolynn loves about her job:
As a dental hygienist, I really enjoy getting to work one-on-one with my patients. Each patient has a unique set of concerns and conditions, and I enjoy offering suggestions and treatments to help them to improve their oral health and hopefully their general health as well. I like seeing the progress that a patient can make from one appointment to the next. Also, I like educating our patients on ways to maintain dental health for a lifetime. I always want patients to understand that avoiding dental diseases like decay and periodontal disease is much easier than trying to correct or reverse dental conditions.
What Jolynn loves about Montana Dental Arts:
I am proud to work at Montana Dental Arts because I feel that we offer our patients thorough and comprehensive dental care. Patients, especially new patients, often leave our office saying that they have never had such a thorough evaluation as they have had with Dr Wilcox. I also love that we tailor our treatment options to try to meet each patient’s unique situation and goals. We realize that everyone has different needs and ambitions, and we work hard to match those needs to provide them with a level of care that we are proud of and that the patient is happy to have completed.
What Holly loves about her job:
I love providing patients with the tools and knowledge to help them achieve better oral health. I love when patients get excited and show more confidence in their smile!
What Holly loves about MDA:
I love the positive work environment and Dr. Wilcox’s thorough care he provides to all his patients.
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What Adam loves about his job:
I love the opportunity to help people, the fast-paced work day, and that every day at work is different.
What Adam loves about Montana Dental Arts:
I love my team members, working with Dr. Wilcox, the professional work environment, and the technology that we offer our patients.
What Kealey loves about her job:
I love getting to interact with patients everyday and helping them reach comfort with the dental care they receive. I also love our fast paced work environment and learning new things since everyday is different.
What Kealey loves about MDA:
I love our work atmosphere and that all my team members and Dr. Wilcox are so helpful and great to be around. I love how thorough not only Dr. Wilcox is with our patients, but that all of our team members work every day to provide great care for all of our patients.
What Crista loves about her job:
I love working in dentistry. Every day is different with new challenges and achievements. It is so rewarding to be part of a process to help patients achieve the smile they desire.
What Crista loves about Montana Dental Arts:
I love the team at Montana Dental Arts. Dr. Wilcox is a great leader and his desire to be comprehensive and thorough in his dental care sets a great standard for the team to follow. We have great patients and some of them feel like friends and family. It is awesome to work with a team and patient base that make you look forward to showing up for work every day!
What Jordan loves about her job:
I love the team and the office atmosphere. The high-tech options offered by our office and Dr. Wilcox himself.
What Jordan loves about Montana Dental Arts:
I love being part of a team that spends every day aiming to help each patient reach their dental goals and health. Seeing happy smiles!