Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Get To Know Us…

We are a Montana-based Oral and Maxillofacial surgery team, providing patients in both Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley with facilities that treat complex oral and facial surgical problems on an outpatient basis.


Our Mission

We believe we have been placed in our community and our patients’ lives for a reason, and as such we will constantly seek to fulfill that purpose. We work to serve our community and improve the health and lives of our patients. We are not the most important people in our practice: Our patients are the focus of everything we do.


Our Caring Staff

Our patients have said it best: Their experience at Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery would not have been quite as comfortable or as special without the attention, care and concern of our supporting staff, from our team of registered nurses to our receptionists, and everyone in between.


Meet the Surgeon

R.F. John Holtzen, D.M.D.

Dedication to ongoing professional development through continuing education and the acquisition of new technologies is at the core of Dr. John Holtzen’s practice. But although Dr. Holtzen is passionate about utilizing skill and technology to change the lives of his patients, his greatest passion is found in his desire to provide health care in a fashion that lets each patient know that he cares deeply for their individual needs and for their overall experience.


Testimonials

What People Say

Dr. Holtzen is extremely skilled. He and the entire team at [Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery] are amazing! The level of care my husband received was outstanding. They treated us like they would want their families cared for and it shows. They do their professional best to ensure you have the finest possible outcome. Thank you for giving my husband back his smile! We are forever grateful. I recommend this team to anyone!

Kathy Kelly

Dr. Holtzen is considerate and kind, taking that extra step to let me know that I am not just another patient, but that I am an individual, receiving undivided attention and care. He is very gentle, which I think is so important when it comes to oral care. I highly recommend Dr. Holtzen. His integrity and attention to detail, combined with his outstanding education and experience, serves his patients well. Dr. Holtzen is also clearly talented in his field, an added bonus.

Rebecca Johnson-Kauffman


Our Blog

  • Winter Oral Health
    Winter has arrived unceremoniously at our doorstep. Unfortunately, Jack Frost is free from the constraints of polite society, and therefore cares not what affect the frigid air has on our oral health. Don’t worry, Alpine Oral and Facial surgery has your back, and… your mouth? Keep reading for common winter maladies to be aware of, … Read more
  • Name Change!!
    Dr. Holtzen is reaching out with exciting news! For many years we’ve been known as Surgical Arts Centre.  It has been a privilege to be of service to our colleagues and patients in the community, and you can count on us to continue to provide the highest level of service to those who need the … Read more
  • Could you have Sleep Apnea? Signs and symptoms.
    Sleep Apnea is a disorder that occurs when breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. If this occurs because the brain is unable to send the proper signals to breathe, it's called “Central Sleep Apnea.” If it occurs because the airway is blocked during sleep, physically reducing airflow, then it's referred to as “Obstructive Sleep … Read more