Urgent Care Dental Center in Kalispell, Montana
-Dr. John Miller, Dr. Joel Booth and Dr. Hillary Secrist-
At Smile Montana Dental Center, we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of dental services from Laser Dentistry to Digital x-rays, all while helping our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable. Our goal is pain-free dentistry and communication is the key! It is our pleasure to go the extra mile to deliver top quality service to our patients.
115 Commons Way, Suite #102
Kalispell, Montana 59901
(One block north of the Blue Cow)
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Kalispell Urgent Dental Center Services
- Routine Cleanings
- X-Rays. Full mouth series. Panoramic and Ceph.
- Advanced Periodontal Therapy*
- Tooth Colored Composite Fillings
- Same Day Permanent Tooth Colored Crowns
- Dental Sealants
- Root Canal Therapy*
- Custom Nightguards
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Crowns and bridges
- Teeth Whitening
- Aesthetic Crown Treatment
- Dental Implant Restoration
*Services performed by a general dentist
We Cater to Cowards
We know that for some people, a visit to the dentist’s office isn’t something to look forward to. Dental procedures can bring out a lot of uncertainty regarding pain and the results. That’s why our team offers sedation dentistry services to help those who need it. Below you will find the many options we offer giving you the most pain-free dentistry and comfortable experience:
Starting with your first visit in our dentistry office, we open the lines of communication and gain an understanding of any possible apprehensions you may have towards dental care. Our patients occupy the full spectrum ranging from those with dental anxiety to patients who enjoy their dental visits. During treatment you are encouraged to communicate with us about your comfort level. If at any point you are uncomfortable, we make the necessary adjustments before proceeding.
Oral Conscious Sedation
For our patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety, who have a family member or friend who can get them to and from their dental visits, we recommend Oral Conscious Sedation. This requires the use of prescription anti-anxiety medications in the benzodiazepine family. While under oral conscious sedation the patient tends to be very sleepy and unaware. While sedated the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels are closely monitored using a pulse oximeter. There is very little risk involved if the appropriate doses are administered and the patient is monitored.
Inhalation Sedation (“Laughing Gas”)
At our urgent care dental center in Kalispell, we have a highly committed and qualified team of sedation dentistry specialists ready to help you become comfortable with certain dental procedures. One of the methods we use is ‘laughing gas’.
Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is combined with Oxygen (O2) at a safe level and inhaled through the nose. Nitrous oxide can reduce pain, produce pleasant feelings, and sometimes create a slight numbing sensation. Patients often begin to feel its effects after breathing the gas for as little as two to five minutes. Some people experience mild lightheadedness. Others get the giggles, giving nitrous oxide its nickname. The effects of the gas only last a short time and wear off quickly once its administration is discontinued. This provides for the patient an increased level of comfort and a decreased level of anxiety. Laughing gas is great for those patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety, and because it has no long term side effects patients can drive to and from their appointment.
Meet the Kalispell Team
Dr. Hillary E. Secrist
Dr. Secrist was raised in Kalispell and is a Glacier High graduate. After high school, Dr. Secrist went to the University of Montana in Missoula to complete her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. Dr. Secrist graduated with high honors. Dr. Secrist completed dental school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR with highest honor. She returned to Montana after finishing school in June of 2017.
Dr. Secrist is excited to be back in the Valley. She joined the team at Smile Montana on November 1, 2017. She is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. When she isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Secrist and her fiancé enjoy spending time with family and their dog Oliver, traveling, watching football, camping, and being at the lake.
Dr. Joel Booth
Bio coming soon
Naomi was born in Missoula, Montana and came to the Flathead Valley in 1989. She is happily married with two children. Her children keep her very busy between football, wrestling, basketball, track and baseball. She spends as much time as she can with her family and friends. Together they enjoy camping, downhill mountain biking, motorcycle riding, boating, snowmobiling, shooting and hiking.
Mandi has been with the practice for over 6 years. She loves all things dentistry, and loves learning something new every day. She grew up in Eureka, but now lives in Kalispell with her husband, Tanner, 2 sons, Carter and Blayne, and Corgi dog, Griz. In the winter she enjoys snowshoeing, sledding, and snowboarding, and spends the entire summer outside camping, boating, hiking, and anything that involves being with family.
Angela has grown up in the Flathead Valley all her life. Her family moved around quite a bit but she’s finally back in Columbia Falls. She loves spending time with her family and friends. In the summer Angela spends a lot of time out on the lake swimming, jet skiing, and cliff jumping. In the winter she loves to go sledding.
Lauren was born and raised in the heart of Arizona. She followed her dream man to Montana when she was twenty years old and has been loving it ever since. She loves hiking, exploring new places, and being in all bodies of water! Lauren is an adventure junkie. She has driven through the rolling hills of Scotland, explored the castles of Ireland, seen the Eiffel Tower, and surfed off the coast of Hawaii. Her dream vacation is to travel around the Greek Islands to soak up the history and never-ending sights.
Haley was born in Moscow, ID but moved to the Flathead Valley with her family in August of 2006 and has been in Kalispell ever since. She has one young daughter with her husband Jacob and a wonderful Australian Sheppard mix named Brutus. Together they enjoy hunting, camping, floating the river, fishing, and riding their 4-wheelers as well as spending quality time with their family. She bought her first house recently and is excited for her family to make new memories.
Carrie is a Maine native who moved to the Flathead Valley in 2015. She earned her CDA in 2001 through the Dental Assisting National Board. When not working, Carrie can be found on the trails getting her fix of fresh air with her husband, Mike, and dogs, Maggie and Ellie.