Missoula Oral Surgeon

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. If you are in need of an oral surgeon in Missoula or Hamilton, contact us today!

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.

COVID-19 Update

In order to better serve our community in these challenging times, we’ve adopted virtual consultations. Whether you are in need of an oral surgeon, or simply a doctor’s advice, please call and schedule today!

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 Oral 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.


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
Angie Cooper
Angie Cooper
November 4, 2020.
The entire staff was pleasant and professional. All my questions were answered. The surgery site looks really good. They told me everything to expect and made sure I understood my post op instructions. I would recommend them to anyone needing oral surgery.
Stephany Blevins
Stephany Blevins
October 23, 2020.
I was very impressed from the start with Alpine Oral’s professionalism and customer service. They were prompt at returning calls and emails, and even when there was a bit of trouble with the zoom call it was handled quickly. When I walked in somewhat nervous at 7:30 am, I was immediately greeted by friendly awake faces and reassured every step of the way, which was a very smooth process. I would definitely return to them with any future needs!
Bobby Maddox
Bobby Maddox
October 22, 2020.
Professional, friendly staff. Rachel and Carl were top notch and Dr Holtzen’s willingness to go above and beyond in providing my care is something I won’t forget. Thanks to all...you guys are the best!
Peter Silcher
Peter Silcher
October 19, 2020.
Dr Holtzen and staff are always extremely personable and yet at the same time very professional. I referred many of my patients to Dr Holtzen for their surgical care and was never disappointed with the result. The patients also returned with a very positive report of their experience. Dr Holtzen has cared for me and my family. I have complete confidence in his surgical skill and compassionate approach to his practice. Peter F. Silcher. DDS
Michael Evans
Michael Evans
September 28, 2020.
I have a very bad phobia of dental work and everyone was so nice and made me feel right away that I was in exceptional care and had nothing to worry about.

Our Blog

  • Closed until November 23rd
    An Employee of Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery has tested positive for COVID-19 November 6th, 2020 – Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery confirms that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, all our employees have been asked to quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days andContinue reading “Closed until November 23rd”
  • 5 Reasons to Love Virtual Consults
    We filmed a video not too long ago talking about 5 of the coolest things about virtual consultations. For those of you who aren’t YouTube connoisseurs (can’t relate), or who are just reading this under your desk and don’t want your speakers to give you away (I won’t tell), we thought it would be aContinue reading “5 Reasons to Love Virtual Consults”
  • Welcome, Dr. Carroll!
    You all saw our recent post about how much we will miss Dr. Silcher, and the smiles he has brought to our community, as he heads off into retirement. Now, we’d like to formally welcome Dr. Keldon Carroll (and his lovely family) to the Bitterroot Valley! Dr. Carroll is a well-educated and well-traveled air forceContinue reading “Welcome, Dr. Carroll!”