Get To Know Your New Billings, MT Dentist
Dr. Brian Blackwell was born and raised in Billings, MT. After graduating from West High School, he enlisted in the Army as an artilleryman and was deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004.
After four years of active duty with the Army, Dr. Blackwell joined the Montana Army National Guard while attending Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where he earned his degree in cell biology and neuroscience. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with the help of a US Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency through the Air Force at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. There he was able to spend time treating patients and working with dentists in all specialties, including oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and prosthodontics.
He then spent three years working as a general dentist at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, WA. While at Fairchild, Dr. Blackwell helped develop and implement the Department of Defense’s new Electronic Health Record, MHS GENESIS. He earned a special designation in Dental Informatics for his work on the project.
Dr. Blackwell will be continuing his military service as a general dentist with the Montana Air National Guard out of the Air Force Base in Great Falls. Dr. Blackwell enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is also IV sedation certified.
Dr. Blackwell is excited to return to Billings and be closer to the things he loves to do such as skiing, fly-fishing, and hunting. He’s also happy to be close to his parents, who still live here. Dr. Blackwell’s wife is a physician here in Billings, and they are blessed with three young children, who keep them very busy while they are not at work.