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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday by Appointment Only

(406) 794-3114
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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.

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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.

Our office has more experience with laser technology than any other practice in the area. Fifteen years ago, Dr. Stuart was the first dentist in the Billings, MT area to get the Waterlase laser. This laser allows him to offer his patients optimal dental care with no shot fillings, gum reshaping treatment, periodontal treatment and more.

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

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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.

Above all, our caring and talented staff put us ahead of the pack. At our Billings, MT office, we know our patients by name and work to build relationships with each and every one of them. Our staff works as a team to successfully meet the needs of our patients. All of our staff members have at least 10 years of experience, and we strive to provide excellent dentistry every day. We spend quality time ensuring that our patients understand each procedure we are recommending as well as educating them on proper home health care and hygiene. We want our patients to be educated, comfortable, and happy with the care they are receiving.

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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