Legacy Smiles has been providing excellent quality service to the population of Billings, MT and the surrounding communities for more than 25 years. We strive to stay up to date with latest technology, provide a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, and build relationships with our patients. And we do it all just for you.
The Latest Technology
Dr. Stuart and his team at Legacy Smiles strive to stay up to date with the latest and best dental technology on the market in order to deliver the highest care possible to our patients. For this reason, we employ the use of digital X-rays, cone beam CT scanners, state-of-the-art chairs and delivery systems, intraoral cameras, laser technology, and text and email appointment reminders. We are a completely digital office, with computers in every operatory and new office equipment. Our goal is to provide excellent quality care to our patients, and only the latest and greatest tools and technology will allow us to do that.
In my effort to always deliver excellence, obviously that means that we have got to stay on the forefront of technology, historically speaking. Nowadays, computers in every operatory are just standard. You are just going to see that, but I have been doing that for 27 years. Since then, we were among probably among the first to adopt everything digital so we have gone to digital X-rays. Digital X-rays, they actually produce ninety percent less radiation. Less radiation exposure to the patient is ninety percent less than on your conventional X-ray that we used to use. That is a huge reduction. We recently purchased a cone beam CT scan which also – the traditional CAT scans that you get at hospital is a different type of technology and much, much more radiation. The newer cone beams deliver, once again, deliver a fraction of the radiation, and we get literally a really cool three-dimensional picture that we can spin in space and look at it just like a CAT system that improves our diagnostic abilities probably a thousand fold. Just with it alone, just within the past month, we have found things with that that previously would have gone completely undiagnosed. We wouldn't even have been able to see them let alone diagnose what was going on. That is an incredible tool.
The other thing that we were the very first people to adopt in the state of Montana was the Biolase laser. We have a lot of years of experience with that laser now. It will cut hard tissue meaning teeth and it will also cut soft tissue just by changing the settings. It is the one piece of equipment that the FDA has approved for actually cutting teeth and doing everything that we do with it.
We have always tried to be on the cutting edge of technology even with implantology. We started doing that, I had interest in that very early in my career just because, like I said, I enjoyed surgery so I thought that was the natural progression, and I wanted to see if we could give people something better than a bridge or a denture or something like that. I wanted to make things permanent but a nice balance between those two. To be able to replace a missing tooth without destroying the other teeth to do it, like with a bridge or something, is pretty nice. And so implants, I guess, is just one of those areas where we try to stay on top of technology too.
Dr. Stuart also uses DIAGNOdent, another type of laser, to detect cavities when they are just starting and are very small. At Legacy Smiles, we guarantee our work – as long as you keep your regular cleaning appointments, we will keep your dental work in tip-top shape.
Relax: We Are Here For You
At Legacy Smiles, we work hard to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your visit. For this reason, we offer a range of comfort options including longer appointments, semi-private operatories, and four levels of sedation dentistry. We also offer other small amenities such as headphones, blankets and pillows, and warm towels after your procedure. We understand that some people need assistance relieving their dental anxiety, and we are here to help. If you need anything while you are visiting our office, just ask.
Our Caring and Talented Staff
My staff, right from the front desk – Lisa is incredible at the front desk. I get comments about her, and reviews that have come through, all praising how much they love her, and on the phone how great she is and how much that she's actually helped them. She genuinely portrays a level of genuine concern and kindness for them, and about their situation. She's willing to do whatever she can possible to help them. Cheryl, my goodness, Cheryl is incredible. She has got about 25 years of experience. She's worked for some very good doctors. I feel fortunate that she's chosen to settle with me. She has worked everything in the dental business, dental field, with the exception of actually being the dentist, but she's very, very knowledgeable about the administrative aspect of the practice. Right now she assists me. She's my chairside assistant, and she literally does the work of two or three people. She really does ... At keeping us together.
My hygienists, they're also incredible. BreAnn is kind of our lead hygienist. She's been with us the longest, and I'm very, very impressed with her professionalism. She's very good at explaining to patients in a kind way what they need, helps them get over some of their fears. Kate is our other hygienist. Same way. The two of them as a team, they work very, very well together. Our patients really, really like them. They make me look good. That's the bottom line of the whole team. They make me look awesome, so I appreciate them. I really do.
To make an appointment at Legacy Smiles, please call our office at
(406) 794-3114. One of our helpful team members will assist you with scheduling a time that is suited to your personal routine. You can also use the online form to send us a message, and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible. We can’t wait to meet you.
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If your kids don’t like to go to the dentist, try Dr. Stuart. Our kids love him and his team. We just visited them yesterday for our 6 month checkup and cleaning, and Brianne was awesome! When I was a kid, the dental hygienist was a lumberjack – but not Brianne, she’s very professional and mindful of each of us. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and my visit with Dr. Stuart and his team was relaxing and easy. And the receptionist Lisa is so great, she always has a smile and positive attitude…so refreshing to have a dentist like Dr. Stuart. We have been going to Dr. Stuart for over 10 years, give him a try; you and your kids will notice the difference.
Our family found the way to Legacy Smiles in the midst of an ongoing yet undiagnosed dental crisis. Fortunately, Dr. Stuart aptly diagnosed the situation and promptly referred me to an oral surgeon to bring immediate relief. Since then, our family continues to be blessed by the genuine empathy and compassion Dr. Stuart has for his patients. He openly addresses any worries or fears we have, always in an informative and respectful manner. We encounter the same high standard of care with all of the staff at Legacy Smiles. Any treatment concerns or financial issues are courteously and promptly addressed and resolved. Dr. Stuart and Legacy Smiles provide the finest professional dental services with incomparable personal care!
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for the senior discount on the dental work you have done for Vern and me. We’re also sending ‘kudos’ for you as well as your professional and competent staff – Lisa is a gem! It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you through the years. You and Cheryl are a good team… you’re ‘easy on the mouth’!
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service and experience I receive each time I come to your office. I appreciate the warm welcome, the time you spend explaining the procedures, and the personal touch you give. You always go the extra mile and have been a wonderful blessing to my family.
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Stuart for approximately 10 years. First I established dental care, then I quickly realized my children were of age to begin dental care as well. Dr. Stuart and his team have always been amazing to work with. I have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 5. Not one of them is fearful or frightened to go to the dentist. In fact, my 10-year-old just realized this year that she is actually “getting a shot” when she comes in for dental maintenance. She got her first filling at age 4! We are treated professionally, and they are always accommodating to our scheduling needs. I have frequently recommended friends or family to Legacy Smiles and Dr. Stuart only to receive a personal thank you letter and gift as a thank you! Lisa is always on the ball with insurance claims and reminders. I just have to show up! Thank you Dr. Stuart and the team at Legacy Smiles! Your patient care and service has improved our dental health. We love you guys!
Looking for a dentist who will see you in a timely manner? How about listening to you about any fear, be they physical or financial, in a caring, friendly manner? Is taking time to explain a recommended dental procedure important? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Michael Stuart at Legacy Smiles where you are a valued patient.
I love going to Legacy Smiles! All the staff are so friendly and make the experience a good one! I can’t wait for my next appointment!
I live in So. California and was once visiting Billings and needed to see a dentist. I tried out a few and finally settled on Dr. Stuart. He is simply the best! He extracted a lower wisdom tooth, and when the anesthetic wore off, there was no pain. Zero, zilch, nothing! He and his hygienist are also the only ones who know how to scale and plane my very sensitive mouth with no anesthetic and no pain. And all of them, including the office manager, are very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend them. And I, myself, scheduled my dental work for when I was going to be in Helena, MT, then drove 4 hours each way to see this very special dentist. Well worth your while to check him out.