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About Us

Montana Dental Arts – Missoula Dentist

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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Dr. Wilcox

David J. Wilcox, DMD

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.

Education

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

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Meet The Team

Dental Hygienists

Jolynn – Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

Jolynn

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.

Jodie – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jodie

What Jodie loves about her job:

I love being a dental hygienist because I’m in the unique position to provide a service to patients of all ages and range of dental needs, which can not only improve their dental health, but improve their overall quality of life. I love the relationships that I’ve built over the years and being able to earn patients trust in what can be a very stressful environment for many. i love seeing the ‘before and after’s and coaching patients towards optimal oral health.

What Jodie loves about Montana Dental Arts:

I love working at MDA because I’m in an environment that supports and respects the time needed for me to focus on attention to detail and communication with the patients. I love working at MDA because I learn something every day and work alongside a group of motivated professionals- led by Dr. Wilcox. I love working at MDA because I can trust that each member of our team values quality of care and compassion for every patient. And finally, I love the dentistry that is performed at MDA, it is a work of art!

Marcy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Marcy - Dental Hygienist

What Marcy loves about her job:

I love being able to help people achieve their goals and to be a provider for their dental health care needs.  I also love getting to know people better and to contribute to their overall well being.

What Marcy loves about Montana Dental Arts:

I love the team atmosphere and attention given to each individual patient. Everyone on our staff is mindful of individual patient needs and we all strive to give the highest regards to those who entrust us with their dental health care. I appreciate how we all work together to ensure optimal patient care.

Dental Assistants

Adam – Dental Assistant

Adam

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.

Kealey – Dental Assistant

Kealey

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 Montana Dental Arts:

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.

Jessica – Dental Assistant

Jessica - Dental Assistant

What Jessica loves about her job:

I enjoy spending each day helping patients and my co-workers in any way I can. I learn something new every day in this ever changing field, and am also given opportunities to use my existing skills to help create a productive and positive work environment.

What Jessica loves about Montana Dental Arts:

I’m proud to be a part of the team which feels like a family at Montana Dental Arts. Dr. Wilcox treats his patients and employees with a respect and compassion that is truly unique. We all strive to make each patient’s day better by the time they leave our office.

Front Office

Crista – Business Director

Crista

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!

Ariel – Treatment Coordinator

Ariel

What Ariel loves about her job:

Our patients and their stories bring a smile to my face! I love when I am able to assist folks and answer questions about their dental care.

What Ariel loves about Montana Dental Arts:

I thoroughly enjoy being part of a team that focuses on providing efficient and proactive dental care to our amazing patients. My colleagues amaze me each day with their skills and kindness, and Dr. Wilcox’s knowledge, willingness to educate, and passion for dentistry are exciting!

Taylor – Patient Care Coordinator

Taylor - Patient Coordinator

What Taylor loves about her job:

As a patient care coordinator, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing patients leave our office happier and healthier than when they arrived.  I love the team and the comradery in our office environment.

What Taylor loves about Montana Dental Arts:

Dr. Wilcox’s passion for dentistry translates into how the entire office operates as a whole, creating an unparalleled, supportive team environment that provides opportunity for continued learning and growth.  I think this environment is conveyed through consistent and positive patient feedback, as well as Dr. Wilcox’s reputation in the community.