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.
Meet Our Team
Tonya Fink — Treatment Plan Coordinator
Tonya joined our practice in June 2020. She has her DANB radiology certification and enjoys continuing education. She adds a friendly touch to our office and can sympathize with everyone. She helps our patients realize that they deserve great dental care!
Tonya has worked in dentistry for over 12 years and is very passionate about this field. She grew up scared of the dentist and eventually overcame that fear. She knows that many out there who have the same fears and she loves to help them overcome those fears. Her favorite part of being part of the practice is that she gets to help patients with their dental care in a unique way. She gets to help them figure how to make it possible to get the dental care they need. She also has the opportunity to educate the patient about dentistry and how you do not have to be in pain to go to the dentist.
Tonya has a husband, son and daughter. They enjoy camping, relaxing and having movie nights together. Tonya enjoys baking and cooking in her spare time. She is also a beekeeper!
Shelby — Dental Hygienist
Shelby earned her associate degree in health science at Central Wyoming College, playing basketball there for two years. She joined our practice in May 2021, the same month she graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
Shelby enjoys working in a small, tight-knit office that works as a team and allows her and her fellow team members to take the time to have personalized relationships with patients. Shelby works hard to promote high-quality oral health care to her patients, create an educational environment where patients are always guided in the right direction, and establish relationships with her patients.
Shelby grew up in Park City, a small town in Montana. She has a Golden Retriever named Oakley.
Linda — Certified Dental Assistant
Linda 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. Linda is forever growing her skillset in order to provide quality work for her patients and coworkers.
Linda 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.