MEET OUR DENTAL TEAM
John Bennion, DDS, MD
I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I have a dental degree and practiced general dentistry after graduating from dental school at the University of Nebraska. After three years I returned to school and received an MD degree and completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. I am licensed in both medicine and dentistry and board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I have practiced in Billings for thirty three years. My practice included the full scope of oral surgery including facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, pathology, extractions and dental implants. The implant practice grew to be one of the largest in Montana.
One of the most satisfying parts of my practice has been the ability to offer the full range of oral surgery services from the very high end with implants and complete restoration of patients’ smile and function to the very simple treatments like extracting teeth that are beyond repair and are causing great pain. I have worked with the Donated Dental Services throughout my time in practice to donate my services to patients who do not have the financial ability to pay. For my entire time in practice I have been a provider for Medicaid to make my services available to patients who are struggling to make ends meet.
My two greatest joys are my family, and then my work. I have a confession to make. I am at times embarrassed to admit that I live on a golf course, but I don’t golf. I live in Montana, and love Montana, but I don’t hunt and I don’t ski. We have raised six children who have brought us great happiness over the years. And now we have grandchildren ranging from nearly one year old to college juniors. Now they fill our house with the same sounds of laughter, playing and chaos that their parents did years ago.
One of our favorite ways to relaxation is spending time in our little cabin on the Boulder River. The sounds of the river in front of our cabin and the wind blowing through the pine trees rejuvenate us. We balance our time working to maintain the area around our cabin and relaxing, reading and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.
With this new practice our goal is to combine our skills and experience to bring the surgical, restorative and laboratory portions of our patient care under one roof. We believe that by using the most advanced technology along with our experience we will be able to deliver to our patients the highest quality of care available anywhere in the world at a reasonable price.
Dr. Ryan Boswell
I am a dentist and have practiced general dentistry after graduating from the University of Iowa. Following graduation, I worked with different orphanages in Northern China. Upon my return, I began to practice in community health, working with patients in need, including patients from Burma, Syria, Eritrea, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq, as well as underserved children and adults in Central Iowa and Western Montana. Following my service with the National Health Service Corps, I began to work in private practice fulfilling the needs of Montanans of Missoula County and Toole County. I have always strived to be the best dentist I can be, continuing my education and providing the best removable, restorative, endodontic and oral surgery possible.
One of the most satisfying aspects of my profession is to be able to see the work of my hands, to take a patient who isn’t happy with their smile, is experiencing discomfort or simply needs care and to be able to serve them and send them on their way smiling. I have continued to accept Medicaid my entire career and strive to provide care for everyone.
When I’m not attending to patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, my brothers (who are both dentists), and my dog, Luna. I love fly fishing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, traveling and exploring the great state of Montana.
Meet Our Team
At Premier Choice Dental Center, you will meet a team of friendly, knowledgeable and caring professionals who are dedicated to making your visit comfortable and convenient. No matter if you need dentures or a dental implant or you are just interested in a simple treatment such as dental sealants, our team has the experience and commitment to ensure that your visit is successful. You can learn more about our team below, and you can call 406-813-8551 to schedule your appointment with our dentists in Belgrade, Montana.
Randy is a Montana native. He has led a long-standing career in dentistry specializing in oral prosthetic and full arch implant restorative treatment for over 22 years. Randy currently works at multiple dental/denture clinics that he co-owns in Montana. Randy also owned a large scale commercial dental laboratory that specialized in dentures and full arch implant bridges for over 16 years. Randy has always strived to be at the very top of his profession and accomplished this through years of experience and education and by utilizing the most cutting-edge technology available. Randy has enjoyed lecturing across the region on all restorative/laboratory aspects of full arch implant bridges for over 10 years and he has successfully completed over 2000+ arches to date. Randy’s commitment to education has led him to pursue hundreds of hours of continuing education. He attended MSU Billings, Mills Grae University and the American Denturist School. Randy currently sits on the Board of the National Denturist Association.
In his free time Randy enjoys spending time with his family, anything to do with the great outdoors, horses, boating, and classic muscle cars. Randy takes the most pride in being a husband to his wife Katie and a father to the six children they enjoy together.
Katie McHenry, RN
Katie is a Bozeman native who graduated from MSU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Katie was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years and for the last four years has worked as an anesthesia assistant in oral surgery sedation. Katie assists our team of doctors with all aspects of surgery and patient care. Katie has a strong commitment to continuing education and maintains a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Katie also has owned and operated a large commercial dental laboratory specializing in dentures and full arch implant restoration for several years.
Katie enjoys being a wife and mother to her husband Randy and 6 children. Her favorite activities include anything outdoors ranging from horseback riding, boating and snowboarding to racing cars.
Jessa – Practice Manager
Jessa is our Practice Manager and a certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from Montana State University-COT in 2005 and is also radiology and CPR certified. Jessa has over 12 years’ experience in multiple specialties including general dentistry, orthodontics and plastic surgery; but her passion lies in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is excited to oversee the day-to-day functions of our office and work closely with staff and patients to provide the ultimate care.
Jessa was born and raised in Minnesota but currently resides in beautiful Bozeman with her husband Joel and son Jace. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, watching football and going to the park with her son.
Leah – Clinical Staff
Leah joined Premier Choice Dental Center’s clinical team in March 2020 and took on the role of our chairside clinical assistant and sterilization tech. She is BLS-certified and has a warm and friendly chairside manner that makes all our patients feel right at home.
When Leah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Sophie, and horses, Champ and Sunny.
Patricia – Administrative Assistant
Patricia is a seasoned administrative coordinator with over 30 years of experience ranging from hospitality, aviation and community health.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, grown children and grandchildren. Patricia loves to quilt, garden, and camp with friends and family.
Kaylynn – Dental Assistant
Kaylynn is a Colorado native and has been practicing the art of dental assisting for the last five years in Colorado and Wyoming. Her passion for teeth and promoting a healthy smile drives her to advance her schooling in becoming a licensed Denturist. Her curiosity for dentistry inspires her to continue education and provide top level care to all her patients.
Kaylynn promotes her saying of “People who love their smile, smile more”. She assists Randy McHenry in catering to patient treatment in removable prosthetics, while also rendering the most comfortable experience possible. Her attention to detail and genuine compassion for her patients makes her an excellent addition to the team.
When Kaylynn is not talking about teeth she enjoys competing in National Reined Cow Horse, breaking colts, riding dirt bikes, camping, fishing, mountain biking, watching football, spending time with family, and going on long hikes with her dog Zenia.
Jacob – Dental Laboratory Technician
Jacob got his start working for a commercial dental laboratory in Billings, Montana. In January of 2020, we welcomed him to the team at Premier Choice Dental Center as the Dental Laboratory Manager. Jacob has been a strong asset to our team of dental laboratory technicians. Over the years, Jacob has been trained in both traditional Analog dental laboratory techniques and theories along with the latest advancements in CAD/CAM and additive manufacturing technology and equipment in dentistry. Pairing his experience and education with the most cutting edge technologies in dental scanning, digital design, milling and 3D printing available today, Jacob and his talented team of dental technicians turn out beautiful dental prosthetic masterpieces day in and day out with our state-of-the-art in-house dental laboratory.
In his free time, Jacob enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and just about anything that includes being out in the back country. He has a love for old dirt bikes, muscle cars, fitness and family.
Clay – Dental Laboratory Technician
Clay joined the team at Premier Choice Dental Center in July 2020 as a dental laboratory technician. Clay was brought on as a dental laboratory apprentice to learn all the procedures and techniques in analog and digital dental laboratory. Clay uses his background, talent and passion in photography to turn out amazing photographs of our patients and all the different processes and procedures included in our dental facility.
When Clay is not working, he enjoys snowboarding, camping and going to the gym.
Andrew – Dental Laboratory Manager
Andrew, a Montana native, grew up with a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the small-town community of Bozeman. In 2017, he decided to leave his roots to pursue an education in the dental field through the American Institute of Dental Assisting in Arizona. After graduating, he went on to work for Avadent, a denture manufacturer, as a digital denture design technician. He started with Premier Choice Dental Center in 2020 and brings enthusiasm, attention to detail and a strong willingness to learn.
In his spare time, Andrew can be found hiking and fishing in the beautiful Montana wilderness that he considers himself lucky to call home.
Maria — Oral Surgery Assistant
Maria joined Premier Choice Dental Center in the fall of 2020 as an oral surgery assistant to Dr. Bennion. She enjoyed a long history in the valley working as a veterinary technician before switching to human medicine and gaining experience in general dentistry and endodontics.
She loves meeting new patients and taking the very best care of them to ensure that their visit with us is a positive experience. She loves that we can change our patients’ lives by helping to improve their smile.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Maria has enjoyed living in Bozeman for the past 12 years. In the summer, she loves to hike, camp and raft, and in the winter, she enjoys vacationing on the beach.
Cori – Dental Assistant
Cori is a Montana native who joined our practice in the beginning of 2021. Before joining Premier Choice she enjoyed chairside assisting and cleaning children’s teeth in a Pediatric dentist office. She also assisted multiple doctors in the Dominican Republic on a mission trip where they provided free dental care to under privileged people.
Cori Loves being a dental assistant and having the ability to care for her patients and their teeth. Outside of work Cori enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Vanessa- Dental Assistant
Vanessa is originally from Michigan and recently moved to Montana. She has been assisting chairside in general dentistry for over 4 years and her goal is to continue her education and one day become a dental hygienist. Her favorite part of dentistry is helping patients completely change their smile and guarantees she will give all our patients the best experience!
In Vanessa’s spare time she enjoys anything outdoors, spending time with her 8 year old son and is excited to explore everything Montana has to offer.
Susie – Administrative Assistant
Susie joined our team in March of 2021. She grew up in Rhode Island and moved to Montana 6 years ago to attend Montana State University, where she graduate with a degree in community health. Susie has always been passionate about the healthcare world and is strives to make a positive impact for members in her community. In her free time, Susie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, food, travel, and spending time with friends.
Kristen – Administrative Assistant
Kristen recently moved to Montana from Tennessee and joined our team in August of 2021. Before living in Tennessee, Kristen worked in the dental field for over 10 years as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Clinic Coordinator in Alabama. She loves working with people and is excited to be back in the dental field and a part of the Premier Choice team.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys hiking, running, gardening, and spending time with her family.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
While we specialize in providing dentures, dental implants and oral surgery, we also provide other dental services in our area. From cleanings and exams to oral health screenings, you can count on our team to meet your oral health needs.
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