Silhouette InstaLiftTM

  “The Silhouette InstaLift procedure offers a non-surgical alternative to patients who desire a lifting and rejuvenation of their jawline and midface without the long recovery times of a traditional, surgical facelift.” – Dr. Clark O. Taylor A Facial Rejuvenation Procedure With A Quick Recovery & Lasting Results The Surgical Arts Centre is proud to […]

Who Should Handle Your Facial Trauma Injury in Missoula?

Our face is our organ of identity: it is the focal point of our person, and the part of us that makes us look like who we are. When our face is injured in any way, we don’t just want to feel better and avoid complications, we also want to preserve who we are and […]

Vampire Facials® Are Now Available At Our Medical Spa

Vampire Facials® might be the newest trend in skincare after Kim Kardashian shared a post-procedure photo on social media, but the real reason for its popularity may be its advanced science and proven results. Now, for the first time, the Vampire Facial procedure is available at the Surgical Arts Centre’s Medical Spa in Missoula, Montana. […]

Choosing A Medical Spa or Aesthetician For Your Laser Hair Removal

As spring arrives in Missoula, everyone is to emerge from the coziness of their winter homes and into the warm sun. Soon it will be time to get out the sunscreen and beach towels, and soon it will be time to dig out your bathing suit. For many people, it’s also time to think about […]

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction & Laser Fat Removal: Understanding Your Options

For many years, traditional liposuction was the only proven cosmetic treatment for reduce fat. While it was the right procedure for certain people, many others opted against the option because of cost, possible pain, long recovery times (up to six weeks), and the risk of complications.   However, in the last few years, new technology […]

Patient Story: A Veteran Finds His Smile Again With All-on-4 Dental Implants

Each year, the Surgical Arts Centre offers a transformative treatment to a veteran in need in an effort to show our thanks to the men and women who put their lives at risk in order to protect our country.   This year, maxillofacial surgeon Dr. John Holtzen and Surgical Arts teamed up with Dr. Stacey […]

CO2 Laser Resurfacing with Dr. Taylor

When patients are in search of the best procedure to improve the appearance and health of the skin on their face and neck, there are an ever-growing number of options to choose from, ranging from non-invasive spa treatments to full facelifts. In this post, we will take to Surgical Arts Centre cosmetic surgeon Dr. Clark […]

Fighting Cellulite on All Fronts, From Lifestyle Changes to Medical Spa Treatments

Cellulite affects the majority of Americans, regardless of their age, sex, or weight (although it is more common in women, older people, and heavier people). In many cases, it can be unsightly or embarrassing, and most people would much rather have smoother, tighter skin than dimpled arms, legs, and bottoms.   What is cellulite, and […]

4 Procedures To Get At A Medical Spa, Not A Day Spa

You want to look and feel better, so you decide to go to a spa for some treatments. The only problem is that you are confused by the offerings: there are regular day spas in town, which advertise calming surroundings and a wide array of treatments, and then there are medical spas, which only offer […]

Comparing Double Chin Treatments: Kybella Vs. Micro Liposuction

A double chin can alter the appearance of your entire face–and it can be a blow to your self-esteem, confidence, and self image. Unlike some other parts of the body, it is difficult to engage in specific exercises that might help improve the chin area, and while general weight loss might help, many people with […]

Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Surgery?

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In our modern times, people are living healthy, active lifestyles into their 70s and 80s. This new population is still busy engaging in hobbies, investing in new relationships, and enjoying life. A growing number, who wish their appearance more accurately reflected how they feel, are seeking out a large range of cosmetic procedures. But can […]

Does Cosmetic Surgery Hurt?

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Many people who want to have cosmetic procedures hesitate for one big reason: they are afraid that it is going to hurt. The truth is that while some invasive surgeries can involve pain and discomfort, others do not–and the amount of pain or discomfort that you experience varies depending on a large number of factors, […]

Understanding Prolotherapy Injections For Pain Treatment

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Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for tendon and ligament issues that can help relieve pain in the area and help with recovery. The treatment is an injection that helps to rebuild collagen in the affected area, which in turn stabilizes the joint, returns functioning, lessens pain, and bolsters healing. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we […]

Pairing Medical Peels & IPL Treatments For More Beautiful Skin

Many patients come into our medical spa knowing the result they are looking for, but unsure of which treatments might work best for them to achieve that result. In many cases, when patients are simply wishing for smoother, brighter, and unblemished skin, a combination of two of our non-surgical skincare treatments work best: medical peels […]

Beside The Scalpel: Our Non-Surgical Medical Spa Treatments

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When people think about getting a cosmetic procedure, they often think about surgery: facelifts, tummy tucks, and implants. But the truth is that the significant uptick in cosmetic procedures in recent years is mostly due to non-surgical options, such as non-ablative lasers, injectable treatments, and Ultherapy. Why are more people opting for these non-surgical procedures? […]

Am I A Good Candidate For Ultherapy?

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Ultherapy is an exciting, FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that significantly tones and lifts the skin on the face, neck, chin, and brow. But even though the treatments are an ideal option that fits the needs of a large number of people seeking rejuvenating skin treatments, few are aware that they are a good candidate for […]

5 Differences Between A Medical Spa And A Skin Spa

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What are the differences between a medical spa and a day spa? While the two facilities may offer a number of the same treatments, procedures, and therapies, they are two very different places. In this blog post, we will take a look at five big differences between our medi spa and a day spa. Our […]

Train Crash Investigation: New Jersey Transit Engineer Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

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After a deadly train accident in Hoboken, New Jersey, on September 29, 2016, the engineer conducting the train has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. In a statement released by his attorney and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Thomas Gallagher suffers from the common sleep disorder, though he did not know that he had […]

Permanent Tooth Replacement Through Dental Implants With Dr. Clark O. Taylor

In recent years, advancements in health care have created a number of new options for patients who have lost their teeth or whose teeth are not restorable. While these options give patients a wide range of tooth replacement opportunities, choosing the right path can be confusing and even overwhelming without the right information and guidance. […]

Battle Summer Sun Damage With Non-Invasive Laser Treatments

Summer is over and we’re quickly transitioning into fall. We’ve put away our swimsuits and sunblock, traded our iced coffees for spiced pumpkin lattes, and are getting out our coziest sweaters. For many of us, it is also a time when we are need to care for our skin after a season of sun damage […]

Meet Meagan Gray, Our New Nurse Practitioner

The Surgical Arts Centre is proud and excited to announce our newest addition to our practice, Meagan Gray, NP. Gray, a family nurse practitioner, will assist Dr. Clark Taylor with his pre-operation and post-operation patients as well as assist Dr. Lisa Pacheco with various treatments at the Medical Day Spa, including Kybella, SculpSure, Botox, and […]

Kybella Injectable Double Chin Treatment: Our Newest Medical Spa Offering

The Surgical Arts Centre’s Medical Spa is pleased to announce that we will begin offering Kybella treatments this fall–the only FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment for double chins. What is Kybella? How Does Kybella Work? Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that breaks down fat cells. The substance is injected into the submental […]

New Study: CPAP Therapy Does Not Lower Heart Risks Tied To Sleep Apnea

A number of studies have confirmed that continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) devices can significantly reduce or eliminate the number of apneas experienced by a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But until now, fewer studies have examined whether CPAP therapy also has an effect on the serious health conditions that are tied with […]

How It Works: The Science Behind SculpSure

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In 2015, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cynosure’s SculpSure cosmetic procedure, finding that it was a safe and effective way to reduce fat cells in the flank area. Following the approval, cosmetic centers and medical spas across the United States have begun to offer SculpSure treatments to patients who wish to significantly reduce […]

Combining Forehead Lifts And Eyelid Lifts For Optimal Results

Many people come to the Surgical Arts Centre knowing how they want to look and feel, but not knowing about the specific procedures that might be best for their wants and needs. For example, a large number of people enter into a consultation wishing to look younger, less tired, and more alert, but they aren’t […]

Does My Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Studies have found that cosmetic procedures improve self-esteem and boost confidence. Generally, most people who have procedures say that the experience is a positive one in their lives. However, for various reasons, your health insurance plan may or may not cover the procedure you are considering, depending upon the reasons you are considering the surgery. […]

Four Common Types of Facial Trauma

Injuring your face is often both physically and emotionally traumatic–not to mention that facial trauma can have a significant effect on your health, your quality of life, your finances, and your appearance. After a serious facial injury, it is absolutely vital that you seek professional medical care as soon as possible and that you closely […]

This Father’s Day, Give The Gift Of Looking & Feeling Great

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At 41 years old, Missoula resident Andrew B. was feeling great about his life. A divorced father with a successful business, he spent his time caring for his daughter as well as taking care of himself: he ate right and worked out at the gym regularly with a personal trainer. However, he felt that although […]

Ultherapy for the Forehead & Brow

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When it comes to cosmetic procedures for the face, our patients are often have two similar goals when choosing a procedure: they would like their treatment to be as non-invasive as possible for their goals, and they would like to look younger, less tired, and more vital. For patients with these two goals, Ultherapy for […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Looking & Feeling Great This Mother’s Day

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Jumpstart Your Self Care With Noninvasive Skin Care Procedures At Our Medical Day Spa The Surgical Arts Centre’s practice administrator Cheryl Garr spends her days managing all of the ins and outs of a busy medical facility. After her work is done, she heads home, where her life is filled with the many joys and […]

How To Respond To Jaw Trauma

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Jaw trauma can be painful, stressful, and overwhelming, especially if you do not act quickly and deliberately in the minutes, hours, and days after an injury. While there are countless ways that jaw trauma can occur, it is most commonly caused by: Blunt force trauma to the face. Physical assaults. Traffic accidents. Workplace accidents. Slips […]

Chin Augmentation Using Chin Implants: The Procedure & Recovery

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Chin augmentations can help improve your jawline, add balance to your face, or compliment a rhinoplasty. More importantly, though, they can increase confidence and boost self-esteem. Before choosing a chin implant operation, however, it is vital that you clearly understand the procedure as well as the recovery process. Below, we’ve outlined what happens before, during, […]

Is Montana One of Nation’s Best States for Skin?

In an article published in Cosmetic Surgery Times, researchers ranked each of the 50 states according to wrinkle risk. Montana ranked 48th, with only Washington, Oregon, and Alaska having less factors that led to wrinkles. The states that had the highest wrinkle risks included New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Colorado. How Geography Can Affect […]

Five Tools To Clean Your All-on-4 Dental Implants

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Dental Implant Cleaning Tools Overview In general, dental implants simply need similar care to natural teeth: a regular oral health routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, adding tools to your regime can help ensure optimal long-term gum and implant health. Here are your best options for oral care after implants: Toothbrush. After many […]

Traveling With Sleep Apnea: Restful Sleep on the Road

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In order to stay healthy and avoid many of the complications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is vitally important to treat your sleep disorder consistently and correctly. For those who travel, including long-haul truck drivers and professional athletes, this means that managing your OSA has to happen on the road as well as at […]

Sleep Apnea Surgery – L. Williams

“Dr. Clark Taylor saved my life, my marriage, and my sanity! I had the most severe case of Sleep Apnea the VA had ever seen. I normally for the past 28 years would sleep in 20 minute increments for 2 hours, be up for a while and repeat. I would be tired, irritable, and unmotivated […]

Can You Be Too Old For Cosmetic Surgery?

As people continue to live longer and healthier lives, more and more seniors are choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures later and later in life – even into their 70s and 80s. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were 84,685 cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures among patients age 65 and […]

Are You A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Many of our patients are surprised to learn that most people are great candidates for dental implants – and that implants have a large number of advantages over dentures, partial dentures, and bridges. In fact, at the Surgical Arts Centre, we have given dental implants to more than one patients who was over 100 years […]

Combining Multiple Cosmetic Surgeries: Pros & Cons

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It is becoming increasingly common for cosmetic surgery patients to combine more than one procedure into a single operation. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 42% of all U.S. cosmetic plastic surgery patients in 2007 had two or more procedures performed at the same time. But are combining multiple cosmetic […]

United Kingdom Considers Cosmetic Surgery “Cooling Off” Period

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The United Kingdom’s General Medical Council (GMC) is currently considering a number of new guidelines for doctors regarding cosmetic surgery, including a new regulation that would instate a mandatory “cooling off” period between the initial consultation and the official agreement to move ahead with the procedure. Other countries, such as Australia, have also considered mandatory […]

Lifestyle Changes That May Improve TMJ Pain

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Temporomandibular joint pain can be excruciating – and it can stop you from fully enjoying your life, from eating the foods you love, to smiling, to getting the sleep you need. However, the solution to your chronic pain may not be medication or surgery. In fact, many people who suffer from TMJ pain can find […]

Dramatic Facial Surgery in Africa

It is common knowledge that the peoples of undeveloped nations have less access to the type of medical care we in the United States often take for granted. However, it may hard to imagine how extreme the struggle can become for individuals with progressive, but non-fatal diseases, that go for long periods without treatment. Tim […]

Pilots And Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a phenomenon resulting from relaxation of the muscles, and laxity of the tissues, that keep the airway open during sleep. Once the individual reaches a certain depth of sleep, the airway collapses and the sufferer is unable to breathe. The body then reflexively arouses from sleep as a […]

The Top 6 Causes of TMJ Pain & TMJ Disorders

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Chronic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain affects millions of people across the country, the majority of them women. But what causes TMJ pain, and how does the cause of the pain inform the proper treatment plan? At the Surgical Arts Centre, we have seen hundreds of patients suffering from TMJ disorders. Our absolute first step when […]

Missoulian Article on Sleep Apnea Surgery performed at SAC

Dr. Clark O. Taylor’s innovative bimaxillary advancement treatment model was the centerpiece of a feature story published in the May 11, 2015, edition of the Missoulian. The story, titled “Missoula Doctor’s Sleep Apnea Surgery Speeds Recovery for Patients,” focused on Dr. Clark Taylor founder and director of Surgical Arts Centre, and Surgical Sleep Solutions as well […]

Three Rivers Study Club Welcomes Speaker Dr. Roy Shelburne

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On April 24, 2015, the Three Rivers Study Club welcomed Dr. Roy Shelburne, DDS, to speak at an all-day engagement. Shelburne, a dentist and professional speaker, lectured about proper medical and dental record-keeping as well as the correct coding techniques for medical billing. The presentation was the final event of the 2014-2015 year for Three […]

Improve Your Selfie? Social Media & Cosmetic Surgery

Recent statistics show that facial cosmetic surgery is growing in popularity and that an increasing number of younger men and women are seeking out cosmetic surgery. While there are likely many different reasons for these rising numbers, a recent poll found that social media is likely playing a significant role in how we see ourselves […]

Rhinoplasty_Nose Job_Nose_Professional Consideration

Rhinoplasty is the term used to describe various operations to change nasal structure in order to improve appearance and function. Patients seek plastic surgery of the nose in order to improve appearance and correct deformities due to injury, or disease. Rhinoplasty is universally considered by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons to be the most challenging operation […]

Peri-implantitis and the Importance of Dental Hygiene

Dental implants have revolutionized oral medicine and offered an excellent treatment option to those with tooth loss and tooth decay. However, as with all medical and dental procedures, complications are a possibility even if the procedure was executed perfectly. In the case of dental implants, serious complications are very rare. One of the most common […]

Things to Consider About Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to another country to obtain medical or dental treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 750,000 Americans travel to other countries each year to receive medical care. Why Travel for Health Care? Why would anyone consider traveling to another country to obtain medical care? The […]

Grinding Teeth and Sleep Apnea

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If you discover you are experiencing bruxism, it is important to know that this may be an indication of a much more serious problem. A study published in the December, 2014 edition of Sleeping and Breathing reported a clear correlation between obstructive sleep apnea events and sleep bruxism. It has also been demonstrated that successful […]

Choosing Your Orthognathic Surgeon

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Your dentist, orthodontist, or physician has recommended orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery to improve your facial proportions, or to correct your bite, your facial pain, your sleep apnea, or another concern. You may have been recommended to a specific doctor in your area, or a doctor who accepts your type of insurance. […]

Antibiotics After Tooth Extraction?

A study published in February 2015 by the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery evaluated the perceptions patients hold regarding the value of taking antibiotics following tooth removal. This study found that 2/3 of patients having tooth extraction expected to have antibiotics prescribed after the procedure. 70% of these patients expected that taking the antibiotic […]

When To Remove Wisdom Teeth

There has been a lot of information in the media in recent years about wisdom teeth, and much of it has been misinformative. The timing of wisdom tooth removal can be very important to the outcome so it is vital for patients and parents to be aware of the factors that must be taken into […]

The Relationship Between Weight And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 65 percent of Americans are overweight, while approximately 35 percent are obese. Additionally, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), more than 12 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and more than 70 percent of these patients are overweight. The […]

How to Care for Dental Implants

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One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they look and feel like your natural teeth. Likewise, caring for your dental implants is very much like caring for the rest of your mouth. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at all aspects of your dental implant care, including daily maintenance and […]

What You Should Know When Considering All-on-4 Implants

The dental implant procedure protocol known as “All-On-4” is not a new way of utilizing dental implants to replace teeth. The process has however been significantly refined in recent years, and in the past 7 years in the United States, this process has become a widely marketed and popularized way of permanently replacing teeth in […]

Possible Relationship Between Facial Pain and Antidepressant Drugs

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There are many possible sources of facial pain  Facial pain is one of the common complaints that lead patients to seek care from the doctors of the Surgical Arts Centre. Such pain can arise from a host of sources, including teeth, trauma, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, neuropathic pain, and muscular pain, among others. Masticatory Myofascial […]

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

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Thousands of people worldwide have their third molars, commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth”, removed every day. This is a common procedure performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Surgical Arts Centre. Often patients are referred for care, but have no real explanation about why the procedure is recommended.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men Steadily Gains Popularity

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures in men have increased by 22 percent over the last 13 years. While experts are unsure of the exact reasons for this significant increase in popularity, many believe that more men are simply becoming more comfortable with the idea of maintaining their appearance through both […]

Orthognathic Surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre

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You do not have to live with a painful, misaligned jaw! Corrective jaw surgery can move your upper and lower jaw into a more aligned position, correcting bite issues, taking away chronic pain, and improving your appearance. In some cases, jaw surgery can also help with other health issues, including breathing problems and sleep apnea. […]


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Contact: Kendra Kessen Phone: 406-549-6600 Email: Website: Surgical Arts Centre Launches New User-Friendly, Educational Website New surgical facility website offers information about cosmetic facial surgery, corrective jaw surgery, oral surgery, sleep apnea surgery, TMJ surgery, and more. MISSOULA, MONTANA (DECEMBER 2014) – In an effort to educate users and better connect to past, […]

Dr. Lisa Pacheco is now at Surgical Arts Centre full time!

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Dr Pacheco is continuing her osteopathic medicine practice at SAC.  After 6 years at the Missoula Osteopathic Clinic, Dr Lisa Pacheco has now joined Surgical Arts Centre full time. In addition Osteopathy and Osteopathic Manual Medicine, her other services include: • Injectable therapies. • Laser treatments and laser light treatments. • Ultherapy (Ultrasound therapy treatments). […]

Why choose SAC for your sleep apnea treatment?

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• Our one-on-one care. Our accredited facility allows us to care for sleep apnea patients on an individual basis in a special care setting. Unlike in hospitals, where nurses have multiple patients and , you will get to know each member of our experienced staff and receive personalized, expert attention. • Our experience. With 30+ […]

Surgical Arts Centre Oral & Facial Treatments

  Oral and maxillofacial surgery can positively affect the way we smile, the way we eat, the way we sleep, the way we look, and the way we breath. Anyone who has struggled with an issue involving their face, jaw, teeth, or neck understand that even minor health issues can harm your quality of life, […]

All-On-4 Testimonial

The Surgical Arts Centre of Montana has the experience and dedication to make sure you have the best care possible. Listen to what Peter has to say about his brand new smile from Dr. Holtzen of the Surgical Arts Centre. The Surgical Arts Centre is a state of the art, full service medical facility. They […]

About Surgical Arts Centre

Our physicians are fully dedicated to their patients and their practice: from providing a safe, comfortable, and modern facility to making certain that each patient is cared for on an personalized, one-on-one basis throughout their time here. With a sustained emphasis on continued learning, innovation, and education, our doctors invest significant time and energy into […]

Learn more about All-On-4 Surgical Procedure

Dr. John Holtzen talks about how your smile can be transformed in just one day! Dr. Holtzen resides in the Hamilton area and grew up in the small town of Healdsburg, California. He is a graduate of California State University. In 1994, he graduated in the top of his class from Temple University School of […]