Our Implants and Dentures Team

We are the implant experts

Our Promise

At Montana Center for Implants and Dentures, we believe in providing personalized care to each of our patients. Our primary aim is to restore your smile's health, beauty, and function, and ensure that you can enjoy it for years to come. Whether you require dentures, implants, or any other service, Dr. Josh Muir and our team are committed to helping you.
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Dr. Josh Muir

DDS, AAID, ABOI

Dr. Josh hails from a small town in Idaho where his family still runs a farm. After obtaining a business degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho, he pursued dentistry at Ohio State University. While at OSU, he was elected as class president, served on the curriculum and admissions committees, and even participated in a 102-mile bike race to raise money for cancer research. During dental school, Josh also obtained certification in IV sedation through Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. After graduating from OSU, he continued his dental training through the Augusta, Georgia, Veterans Medical Center, where he served as the chief resident and studied dental implants, surgery, and prosthodontics. His advanced training has enabled him to provide patients with numerous services under one roof. Josh firmly believes in staying up-to-date with dentistry. As an implant dentist, he 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 diplomat in all of Montana. This means that he has invested a considerable amount of time and energy into training focused on dental implants, beyond basic dental education and even specialist education. To become a diplomate with the AAID and ABOI, there are specific requirements, which include:

– A minimum of 670 continuing education hours, with 300 focused on implantology training
– Seven or more years of experience with dental implants
– Rigorous examination of cases to measure competency
– Graduation from a 2-year implantology program, board certification, or an in-depth written and oral examination

When you visit Dr. Josh, you can rest assured that you are receiving care that is backed by years of experience, training, and expertise. Josh feels fortunate to have lived in several parts of the country but is happy to be back in the West where he can call Montana his home. He and his wife, Krystal, enjoy spending time outdoors and are excited to explore the new places that Montana has to offer.

Dr. Tanner Townsend, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures Board Certified Dentist, portrait photo.

Dr. Tanner Townsend

DDS

Dr. Tanner Townsend is dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care to his patients. He recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2022, and he brings fresh insights and passion for dentistry to the local community.

Dr. Tanner Townsend’s dedication to excellence in dentistry is exemplified by his current pursuit of certification in implant dentistry. This rigorous journey entails an eight-year commitment, a testament to his unwavering commitment to providing patients with the highest level of care. His determination underscores our clinic’s commitment to delivering unparalleled dental services.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Townsend completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology at Brigham Young University. This background has given him a deep understanding of oral health and its connection to overall well-being. Dr. Townsend believes in staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry, and he continues to seek opportunities for further education and professional development. He pursued training in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in Abingdon, 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.
Dr. Townsend has made a positive impact on his patients and the community. In less than a year of practice in the region, he has 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 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 maintains his love for sports. He has found a new passion in playing pickleball with family and friends, staying active and engaged in his leisure time. Dr. Townsend cherishes his family life, and he is happily married to his loving wife. They are blessed with a wonderful son, and their support and encouragement have been a driving force in his pursuit of excellence in dentistry and life.

Learn about Ariana, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant.
Learn about Ariana, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant.

Ariana

Certified Dental Assistant

Meet Ariana, our skilled and dedicated Certified Dental Assistant who has been serving our patients since May 2021. Ariana has been a dental assistant since January 2017, and she became certified in April 2021. As a mother of four and a proud grandmother to a cat, Ariana values family. Outside of the dental world, Ariana is passionate about being a ‘swiftie’ and collecting non-collectibles. As a socialite, she enjoys engaging with people. Ariana loves being part of our practice because it allows her to help people achieve life-changing transformations.

Learn about Bailey, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures front desk secretary.
Learn about Bailey, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures front desk secretary.

Bailey

Front Desk

Meet Bailey Kennedy, our friendly front desk superstar who has been working with us for one year. Bailey’s passion for patient care shines through in every interaction. When not contributing to our team’s success, Bailey enjoys hot yoga, camping, hiking, skiing, and traveling. She is also a proud owner of two dogs. What Bailey loves most about being part of our practice is the close-knit, family-like environment where humor and camaraderie thrive. With her positive attitude and commitment to teamwork, Bailey ensures that every patient leaves with a smile, making their experience truly rewarding.

Learn about Brie, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant.
Learn about Brie, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant.

Brie

Dental Assistant

Brie is a dedicated dental assistant at Montana Center for Implants and Dentures. She has been working in the industry for a year and brings both expertise and passion to her role. Brie graduated with an associate degree from BYU-Idaho in July 2022, which exemplifies her commitment to staying at the forefront of the field. Brie has a strong family bond, including four brothers, one sister-in-law, two nephews, and her parents. She currently lives in Billings with her aunt, uncle, and cousins. Brie enjoys engaging in outdoor ranching activities and coaching sports events in her free time. Her involvement in a church group highlights her dedication to community engagement. Brie’s favorite part of being part of the practice is the supportive team atmosphere. She is always ready to lend a hand wherever needed and actively contributes to the practice’s success by connecting with patients, prioritizing their needs and concerns, and effectively communicating information to the doctors. Montana Center for Implants and Dentures is fortunate to have Brie as an invaluable member of the team.

Learn about Darla, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant and lab technician.
Learn about Darla, Montana Center for Implants and Dentures dental assistant and lab technician.

Darla

Dental Assistant/ Lab Technician

Darla is an experienced Dental Assistant and Lab Technician with two and a half years of service at our practice. She graduated from Mott Community College for Dental Assisting and joined Rubicon in 2020 to pursue her passion for dentistry. When she is not working, Darla enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Patrick, and they love engaging in activities such as snowmobiling during winter and boating in the summer. At our practice, Darla has developed a close-knit bond with her colleagues, who have become like family to her, and has also built strong relationships with our patients. She finds joy in giving our patients their smiles and confidence back. Darla’s strong work ethic, attention to detail, and dedication to expanding her knowledge contribute to the success of our practice. She feels honored to be part of the Montana Center for Implants and Dentures team, which is always striving to improve patient care.

Learn about Lynda Montana Center for Implants and Dentures certified dental assistant.
Learn about Lynda Montana Center for Implants and Dentures certified dental assistant.

Lynda

Certified Dental Assistant

Lynda joined our practice in October 2020, bringing with her many years of experience in dentistry. She began her career in 1992 and became a certified dental assistant in 1999. Lynda achieved a fellowship in dental assisting in 2002 and a master’s in 2007. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is helping patients overcome dental fears and achieve the smiles they desire. Lynda is dedicated to continuously developing her skills to provide high-quality work for her patients and colleagues. Lynda has been married since 2015 and has two dogs. When she’s not at work, she enjoys golfing and spending time on her pontoon boat during the summer months.

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