Missoula family dentist office located right by the University of Montana. Parkside Dentistry is the office of Robert M. Delaney, DDS.
Decades of Dental Experience
100s of Happy Smiles
Dr. Delaney’s Dental Office Staff
Meet Our Dental Team in Missoula
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
Dr. Delaney DDS
Dr. Robert Delaney was born and raised in Chicago. He grew up ninth in a family of twelve children, eleven of whom graduated college. Bob earned three degrees at the University of Illinois, including his DDS. He practiced dentistry at four Chicago locations, including the inner city. The inner city experience allowed him to develop certain attributes, such as devoting a portion of his practice to treating the poor and underserved, and he has never regretted the time spent there.
Always intending to move to a western state, Dr. Delaney and his wife visited Missoula on their honeymoon. The couple returned several times, eventually meeting a Missoula dentist who was in need of an associate. Within two years, Bob took ownership of the family dental practice near the University of Montana.
After several years in Missoula, Bob began his post graduate education in dentistry by traveling frequently to The L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He continued his training there over a period of three years before meeting Dr Frank Spear, and joining the Montana Study Group. Dr Spear is one of the top clinical educators in dentistry to this day. The members of the group were privileged to diagnose and accomplish many complex implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive cases under Dr. Spear’s guidance.
While a member of that group, Bob concurrently received advanced training in endodontics (root canal therapy) in a study group run by another Missoula dentist: Endodontic specialist Dr Ed McGreevey ran an excellent teaching program which trained dentists in advanced treatment techniques to dramatically increase the success rate of saving teeth with root canal therapy.
Bob has also volunteered as a surgeon at Missoula’s Partnership Health Center, working alongside a very experienced and skilled Missoula dentist, Dr. Gary Peterson. Dr Delaney credits Gary for teaching him so many important oral surgical techniques. Patricia and Bob enjoy the many recreational opportunities including downhill skiing, ice hockey, running, hiking and fishing to name just a few. The office side yard garden is also one of his passions. Along with his staff, he attends multiple dental conferences each year continuing his postgraduate education in a fast changing profession.
FRONT OFFICE / Clinical Assistant
McKenna joined our team in 2018. She is trained as a clinical assistant and you will also see her at our front office. She attends the University of Montana and is pursing a degree in human biology. McKenna was born and raised in beautiful Choteau, MT and she enjoys going home to visit whenever possible. Her small town background has taught her to be compassionate and she goes above and beyond to give our patients the best care.
Shelby grew up in Missoula and began working for Dr. Delaney as a clinical assistant in 2006. In 2014, she graduated with cum laude honors in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in Minnesota. She is an advocate for oral hygiene and education and loves building relationships with her patients. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Katie joined our team in 2020 as a dental hygienist. She attended Sheridan College where she earned her Associate’s in dental hygiene as a licensed hygienist. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming in applied science. Katie was born in Missoula, MT. She enjoys the outdoors, dogs, and cooking.
Jessica has been a part of Dr. Delaney’s team since 2004. She enjoys the warm and comfortable environment that Dr. Delaney creates by treating his staff and patients like family. She is passionate about helping make patients’ smiles improve.
Kendra grew up in Ohio and joined our office in 2014 as a dental assistant. In 2018, Kendra earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Montana. Kendra enjoys hiking, playing hockey, her cats, and loves Montana. Kendra is a hard worker and excels as a clinical assistant.
Nicole was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. She attends the University of Montana and is earning a degree in History with a minor in Geography. Nicole enjoys providing care to those in need and working as part of a close-knit team, which lead her to pursue dental assisting at Dr. Delaney’s office in November of 2020. In her free time, Nicole enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, eating delicious food, and watching football.
Bristol joined the team and has been training since November 2020, she doubles as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health at the University of Montana in 2015, and has completed multiple medical and health certifications. Bristol enjoys hanging out with any and all animals, skiing, rafting on any MT or Idaho river, hiking, and camping in the woods.
Caitlyn joined our office in 2020 as a Dental Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Johnson State College in Northern Vermont. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling. She also owns a small business so you might see her around the Missoula farmers markets too!
Testimonials for Our Dental Office
"Staff is very pleasant, knowledgeable, engaging and professional. Dr. Delaney streamlined the process to complete in fewer office visits as possible. Would highly recommend this office to friends."
"Went today for the first time and they were great! Every person that helped me was extremely kind and told me exactly what they were doing and why. I left feeling empowered to do what I need to do (and why I need to) for my teeth rather than simply shamed that I don’t floss as much as I should. I felt taken care of and would definitely recommend them to anyone, even or especially if you have anxiety about the dentist!"
- Shelbey Parrish -
"A very nice staff who seem to genuinely care. Made me feel comfortable and were honest about what was needed. Didn't overly charge - and probably could have. Hard to find that kind of ethics in today's world. Thank you."
- Diana Clifford -
Missoula Family Dentist
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Missoula, Montana 59801
Mon-Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm