Dr. Andrew C Althauser and his partner Dr. George M. Olsen along with their team at Smile Missoula believe in providing their patients with optimal functional, cosmetic, and preventive care. Every procedure performed in this office will be accomplished to the very best of our ability, and our abilities will never cease to grow and to improve with our continuous quest for excellence. All our staff members are motivated and enthusiastic about dentistry and all exhibit a passion for their work and for the care of our patients. Skill and tender loving care, combined with our knowledge of dentistry, ensures both excellent dental care and a positive dental experience for the entire family. Smile Missoula has made the following commitments to:
We pride ourselves on excellent communications and service. We take the time to know you as a person so we can better understand your dental needs. No decision is made for your care until you understand all your treatment options and associated fees. Dental education is our priority for adults as well as the children in our practice.
Ideal Treatment Options
No two mouths are the same and treatments can vary based on each individual’s needs, desires, and circumstances. Smile Missoula takes pride in offering customized treatment plans that help your teeth look better, feel better and last longer than techniques used just a few years ago. We help you decide your best course of treatment whether for major full –mouth rehabilitation or for a regular checkup.
We know that visiting a new dental office can be unsettling. Care is taken to give you the gentle, personal dental experience you are looking for. Each treatment area has a TV mounted in the ceiling and a personal CD player with a variety of musical styles to choose from to make your visit a pleasant one. Complimentary coffee and juice are available as well as cozy down throws. A private conference room is ideal for patient phone calls or discussions with our staff. Our children’s area has both a TV/VCR with tapes and a selection of reading materials. We offer a “treasure chest” of stickers and small gifts as our young patients leave after treatment.
We meet or exceed all OSHA and HIPAA guidelines to insure that your procedures take place in a healthy, sterile environment. All instruments are heat sterilized for your protection. Each treatment area is thoroughly disinfected between patients. We offer safety glasses to be worn during your appointment.
Dr's. Althauser and Olsen and their team are committed to providing the greatest value to our patients by seeking the highest level of dental education in both functional and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Olsen has accumulated over 2000 hours of advanced study and is recognized as one of fewer than 300 dentists worldwide to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, www.aacd.com, which is the world’s largest association of cosmetic dentists. He has been accredited since 1997 and, since 1998 to the present, serves as an examiner for the accreditation process. He graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in Seattle, WA. He averages over 60 hours per year of advanced education training.
Continuing education is also a priority for all of the staff at Smile Missoula. We are committed to learning all of the latest technologies, techniques, and aspects of restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, practice management, and preventive hygiene care.