I have enjoyed being a part of Dr Delaney's team since
2004. Dr. Delaney has created a warm and
comfortable environment to work in by treating all of his staff like family and
providing a safe and pleasant workspace. As a dental assistant, I enjoy the opportunity to help educate our
patients about good oral health and maintenance. My passion in the field comes from seeing our
patients' smiles improve and how it
changes their lives; particularly the confidence to smile again! I think I can speak for the entire staff in
that we enjoy forming relationships with our patients and seeing them every day!
Shelby began working for us as a sophomore in high school
and is currently 22 and completing her studies in dental hygiene in
Minnesota. We plan to welcome her back
to our team next spring. In the meantime
she has been entering and balancing our accounts payable via the internet. She is, as are all her co-workers, a
tremendous asset to this practice!
I enjoy my decision to work in dentistry greatly, as it has
given me the opportunity to challenge myself daily and learn something new
every time I enter the office. It is a wonderful
reward to give patients the gift of a smile, which is one of the biggest self esteem
boosters for both the patient and myself. Dr. Delaney and staff have definitely become a second family to me, and
this has been a great privilege.
I joined Dr Delaney's team last year as a clinical
assistant. I hope one day to attend
dental school and earn a D.D.S. degree. I thoroughly appreciate working alongside such a dedicated clinician
with such a warm and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Delaney's extensive experience in the field of dentistry has
provided me an excellent opportunity to learn what the dental profession is
truly about. I look forward to pursuing
my career in dentistry and am so grateful to learn under Dr. Delaney's
expertise. I enjoy the challenges that
the dental profession provides and even more, enjoy seeing the results in the
smiles of our patients.
Dr. Robert Delaney
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.