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Montana - Montana Center for Implants and Dentures - AEGD

***An unrestricted dental license to practice in the state of Montana is required of our residents*


What is the mission of your training site?

MCID was established in 2020 to provide comprehensive general dental care, with a focus on implants and dentures. With a strong interest in dental education, MCID houses an AEGD program and also serves as a rotation site for RiverStone Health, a community-based public health entity.

What types of dental services can I expect to perform? 

  • Periodontal disease management / surgery
  • Complex oral surgery
  • Rotary endodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Invisalign (offered at MCID by certified professional)
  • Teeth whitening
  • Botox (offered at MCID by certified professional)
  • IV / Oral Sedation (offered at MCID by certified professional) 

What types of technologies can I expect to use? 

  • Cone beam 3-D imaging
  • Digital scanning
  • Guided surgery
  • Digital radiography
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • 3-D printing

What is the patient population? 

MCID is located in Billings, MT which has a population of approximately 110,000 as of 2019. The Billings population has a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $57,172. The 5 largest ethnic groups in Billings, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.65%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.722%). MCID serves populations of all race/ethnicity and genders. MCID is not specifically geared toward serving patients with special needs; however, many of our patients are medically complex. MCID accepts all insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, with the majority of our patients being privately insured or self-pay. MCID receives referrals from a variety of colleagues in the area, with a strong commitment to public health and serving the underserved for optimal oral health and access to care. MCID has a wide referral base that is mutually beneficial, including other Rubicon network practices, area private practices, RiverStone Health, Bighorn Valley Public Health, and Indian Health Services. 

What is life like outside of the training site? 

Billings is the largest city in the U.S. state of Montana, with a population estimated at 109,577 as of 2019.[5] Located in the south-central portion of the state, it is the seat of Yellowstone County and the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area, which had an estimated population of 180,385 in 2018.[6] It has a trade area of over 500,000.[7]

Billings was nicknamed the "Magic City" because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in March 1882. With one of the largest trade areas in the United States,[8] Billings is the trade and distribution center for much of Montana east of the Continental Divide, Northern Wyoming, and western portions of North Dakota and South Dakota. Billings is also the largest retail destination for much of the same area.

The city is experiencing rapid growth and a strong economy; it has had and is continuing to have the largest growth of any city in Montana. Parts of the metro area are seeing hyper growth. From 2000 to 2010 Lockwood, an eastern suburb, saw growth of 57.8%, the largest growth rate of any community in Montana.[9] Billings has avoided the economic downturn that affected most of the nation from 2008 to 2012 as well as the housing bust.[10][11] With more hotel accommodations than any area within a five-state region, the city hosts a variety of conventions, concerts, sporting events, and other rallies.[8] With the Bakken oil development in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, the largest oil discovery in U.S. history,[12][13] as well as the Heath shale oil discovery just north of Billings,[14] the city's growth rate stayed high during the shale oil boom.[15][16] Although the city is growing, its growth rate has diminished markedly with oil price declines in recent years.[17]

Area attractions include Pompey's PillarPictograph CaveChief Plenty Coups State ParkZoo Montana, and Yellowstone Art Museum. Within 100 miles are Little Bighorn Battlefield National MonumentBighorn Canyon National Recreation AreaRed Lodge Mountain Resort, and the Beartooth Highway, which links Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park.

(Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billings,_Montana )

Will residents have the opportunity to restore and/or place implants at your training site?

Residents will have extensive learning opportunities in both restoration and placement of implants at MCID.

Will residents treat children in your training site?

MCID is a general practice and children are welcome for treatment. However, the focus of the practice is not pediatric dentistry.

Name NYU Langone Dental Medicine - Billings, MT - Montana Center for Implant Dentistry (Rubicon)
Number AEGD1598
Description You may use the name and number noted above to locate this site in the ADEA Pass Application.
Organization Address
1690 Rimrock Road, Suite D
Billings, Montana 59102
Contact information
Dr. Joshua Muir
Dental Director
Website www.montanaimplants.com/
Montana Center for Implants and Dentures- Billings
1690 Rimrock Road, Suite D
Billings, Montana 59102
Year network/office opened 2020
Total # of operatories n/a
Electronic records Yes
Digital Radiology Yes

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