Dr. Robert Delaney, DDS
1121 South Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
PHONE: (406) 549-8890
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!
Kendra joined our office in 2014 and has trained at both front office and clinical assisting positions and has excelled at both. She moved to Missoula from Ohio and loves Montana! Kendra has completed her bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Montana in 2018. Kendra also ran Division 1 track for Bowling Green University on a scholarship. We love to run races with her but can’t quite keep up!
McKenna joins our team. She is a Missoula native with a passion for hiking and the great outdoors. She is very compassionate, fun to work with and a great team player.
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.
I have enjoyed working for Dr. Delaney since 2008. I love to see how happy the patients are when they have completed their dental work and I enjoy the interaction with both them and our staff. Dr. Delaney is passionate about providing excellent care to all of his patients.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Delaney since 2005 and am currently his dental hygienist on Fridays. I have always enjoyed the fact that Dr. Delaney promotes a relaxed atmosphere for both the patients and the staff while still managing to be very professional. I also admire that Dr. Delaney refuses to quit learning and strives to stay current on new trends in dentistry. His goal is to always provide optimal care to patients. I love ending my work week with Dr. Delaney, his staff and patients…they are GREAT!
Shelby has worked with us since she was in high school and quickly learned to enjoy dentistry. She achieved her Hygiene diploma in 2014. Along with Hygiene, Shelby is particularly skilled at assisting Dr. Delaney on complex restorative cases and also enjoys all other aspects of the profession.