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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

  • Interview with Dr. Holtzen
    Who are you? Dr. John Holtzen, I am the owner and oral surgeon at Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery. We have an office in Hamilton and Missoula. What are your 3 best qualities? I would say my 3 best qualities are that I’m compassionate, detail orientated, and I have a great sense of humor. IfContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Holtzen”
  • 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!”