Frankly, I think I have been blessed with the best patients and the best team in the world. I can truthfully tell anyone that I love coming into the office every day! I get to build great relationships with people young and old and everyone in between. Every day I see people from every walk of life including farmers, park rangers, police officers, doctors, engineers, builders, teachers, students, mothers, and fathers. It is fun talking with one another and learning about each other’s lives. The friendships that we form are natural. Everyone looks forward to seeing a friend. And who would not look forward to making a new one? I enjoy every aspect of being a dentist. My favorite part, though, might just be helping patients through dental anxiety. There are a lot of painless options available for people who worry about trips to the dentist. It feels great to see a person’s life improve because you were able to help them get rid of a real problem that had been a road block to the perfect health and beautiful smile that they always deserved. I enjoy putting patients in the driver’s seat with information and all the choices afforded them by today’s array of advanced dental technology. We know a great deal about how to prevent future problems through healthcare decisions patients can make themselves. I want all of my patients to know that a lifetime of great health is in their control! My team and I want patients to look forward to coming to Big Sky Dental Center. We enjoy working with one another as much as we enjoy doing what we do for a living, and are committed to working hard for our patients and their families. The staff here is well-trained, gentle, and cares about what they do. Everyone here wants visits to be comfortable, relaxed, and worry-free. We like to smile and laugh. Seeing patients and their families smile means everything to us. EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION I received my undergraduate degree from SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY and my Doctorate in Dental Surgery from LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY. As education is a lifetime project and responsibility for any practicing professional, I know I have a duty to always pursue knowledge and polish my skills. Each patient I see deserves the best medical care available. In order to always be able to provide that high-quality care, I must constantly seek to improve my craft. So, away from work, I may often be found keeping up with the latest medical and scientific findings or attending lectures. Continuing education is the only way I will always be the best provider I can be. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Working with and maintaining strong relationships with other members of my profession is easily as important as taking formal continuing education classes. Those in any profession function best as a team. Each professional encounters unique challenges. Together, we keep one another informed of clinical experience and research through writings, discussions, and meeting one on one regarding the latest discoveries, best practices, and most recent technology. I am committed to making sure each new patient I encounter receives the benefits of this collective knowledge. My professional memberships include: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION MONTANA DENTAL ASSOCIATION AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY AMERICAN DENTAL SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGY ACADEMY OF OSSEOINTEGRATION I am actively involved with our State and Local Dental Society. Currently, I am serving as the head of the Technology Committee for the Montana Dental Society and as President of the 6th District Dental Society. AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY AND IN THE COMMUNITY My wife Shelli, a physical therapist, and I have been blessed to live in Montana since 2009. We love it here. She and I enjoy so many of the great outdoor activities that this area has to offer. Especially anything that takes us into the backcountry during winter. I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Bozeman community. What is more, every medical professional knows that the call to provide care by serving others is central to his or her life. For the last seven years, I have participated in free dental days for our citizens. This year, Big Sky Dental Center was excited to have provided free sports mouthguards for the Bridger Ski Foundation Race team. It has also been a remarkable gift to have been able to participate in aiding others through service trips to Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica....See Less
Dr. McClung delivers personalized high-quality care options utilizing advanced technology and the latest techniques. Our highly trained and caring staff provides complimentary comfort services that make people smile. http://www.bigskydentalcenter.com/
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Montana.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Loma Linda University
Medical School | Graduated
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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