Josh Muir, DDS
Dr. Josh is from a small town in Idaho, where his family still farms. After earning a business degree at Brigham Young University – Idaho, Josh pursued dentistry at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, he was selected as class president, served on the curriculum and admissions committees, and participated in a 102-mile bike race to raise money for cancer research. During dental school, Josh also became certified in IV sedation through Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Following his graduation from OSU, he furthered his dental training through the Augusta, Georgia, Veterans Medical Center, where he served as chief resident and studied dental implants, surgery and prosthodontics. His advanced training has allowed him to provide patients with many services under one roof.
Josh is a firm believer in staying up to date in dentistry. He has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and enjoys discussing dentistry with anyone who will listen. Our implant dentist is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI). He is also the only dental implant diplomate in all of Montana.
This means that he has invested a significant amount of time and energy into training that is focused on dental implants, beyond basic dental education and even specialist education. There are specific requirements to become a diplomate with the AAID and ABOI, including:
- A minimum of 670 continuing education hours, with 300 focused on training in implantology
- Seven or more years of experience with dental implants
- Rigorous examination of cases to measure competency
- Graduation from a two-year implantology program, board-certification or an in-dept written and oral examination
When you visit Dr. Josh, you can trust that you are receiving care that is backed by years of experience, training and expertise.
Josh feels blessed to have lived in multiple parts of the country but is pleased to be back in the west where he can call Montana home. He and his wife, Krystal, love the outdoors and look forward to exploring the new places Montana has to offer.
Tanner Townsend, DDS
Dr. Tanner Townsend is a dedicated and compassionate dentist, committed to providing the highest standard of dental care to his patients. As a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2022, Dr. Townsend brings fresh insights and a passion for dentistry to the local community.
Before embarking on his journey to becoming a dentist, Dr. Townsend completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he earned a degree in microbiology. This background in microbiology has given him a deep understanding of oral health and its connection to overall well-being.
Driven by his thirst for knowledge, Dr. Townsend continues to seek opportunities for further education and professional development. He firmly believes that staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry is crucial to providing his patients with the best possible care.
To hone his skills, Dr. Townsend pursued advanced training in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in Ablaydon, Virginia, through Johnston Memorial Hospital. This program has equipped him with specialized expertise and hands-on experience in various dental procedures, including complex restorative work and dental implants.
As a relative newcomer to the area, Dr. Townsend has quickly made a positive impact on his patients and the community. With less than a year of practice in the region, he has already gained a reputation for his meticulous approach and genuine concern for his patients’ well-being.
Dr. Townsend’s ultimate goal as a dentist is to provide his patients with the strongest, longest-lasting, and most predictable dentistry possible. He firmly believes that every patient deserves a positive and memorable experience when visiting the dentist. His warm demeanor and gentle chair-side manner create a comfortable environment where patients can feel at ease throughout their dental journey.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Townsend enjoys an active lifestyle. He used to be an avid baseball player and continues to maintain his love for sports. Nowadays, he has found a new passion in playing pickleball with family and friends, staying active and engaged in his leisure time.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Townsend cherishes his family life. He is happily married to his loving wife and they are blessed with a wonderful son. Their support and encouragement have been a driving force in his pursuit of excellence in dentistry and life.
Meet Our Team
Lynda — Certified Dental Assistant
Lynda brought her many years of experience to our practice in October of 2020. She started in dentistry in 1992 and became a certified dental assistant in 1999. She achieved fellowship in dental assisting in 2002 and mastership in 2007. Her favorite part of dentistry is helping patients overcome dental fear and giving them the smiles they want. Lynda is forever growing her skillset in order to provide quality work for her patients and coworkers.
Lynda has been married since 2015 and has two dogs. Outside the office, she is an avid golfer and loves to be on her pontoon boat in the summertime.