Get To Know Your New Billings, MT Dentist!
Dr. Matthew Larsen grew up on a ranch in northern Utah. Prior to dental school, he attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. He then began his dental career here in Billings, Montana. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Larsen has kept up to date with many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.Dr. Matthew Larsen on why he became a dentist Read Transcript
The more I learned about dentistry, the more I realized that it was a very technical and artistic field to be in. I love working with my hands. I love problem solving. I really got to enjoy the small and technical details of dentistry.
Then, as I started to learn what sort of problems people have—because I'd never really had a lot of issues with my teeth, I've always been really blessed with good teeth and good genetics from my parents, but when I started to find that the pain that people had and the suffering that they went through when they had tooth problems, it really became very empowering to me to be able to help them with that and to be able to solve those problems.
Going into dentistry, I really had no idea what I was doing, but the love that I've developed for it over the years, it's just completely changed my perspective about it. Now, not only is it my work, but it's my passion to be able to find out creative ways to help people solve their problems, and help get them out of pain, and help them be able to chew, and help them be able just to live life, and smile, and be happy.
I love doing that. I love solving problems. I love working with my hands. I get a lot of emotional satisfaction now out of being able to help solve people's problems
One thing patients always notice about Dr. Larsen is that he loves his job. In addition to constantly learning, he values developing relationships with his patients. People are the most important aspect of his work, and there’s nothing like giving someone a brand-new smile. That’s why he has worked to develop the necessary skills to place and restore implants. Dr. Larsen believes the best reward is seeing patients smile with a full set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth.
Dr. Larsen knows that giving back to the community is essential to enjoying life and helping others enjoy life, so he is involved in several community service activities such as Give a Child a Smile, Special Olympics, and Boy Scouts of America.
He and his wife have three boys and one girl. He loves the whole Montana lifestyle, which involves hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and four wheeling. He also likes to play basketball, read, watch movies, and keep up to date on new technology gadgets when he isn’t involved in a home improvement project or manicuring the lawn.