We are a family practice that tries to maintain a low key comfortable atmosphere, while at the same time offering "State of the Art" practical care. In our dentistry office, we are highly trained to perform your smile makeover procedures. By using a combination of the procedures described below, we can transform a smile from the most unattractive to the most beautiful, natural smile possible.
Patients come to our office to take advantage of the experience and artistic expertise offered by Dr. Scott Erler, DDS. The first step in a smile makeover is the examination appointment. Here we listen to the patient describe exactly what they desire, so that we can create a plan to meet those specific needs. We use a variety of diagnostic aids to accomplish the ultimate smile makeover. We use high resolution cameras (50X visibility) for all diagnostic exams, state if the art, low exposure digital x-rays and models so that we can communicate clearly with the patient to create the desired smile. Our patients are well informed of their dental issues and treatment options prior to care.
We are proud to refer to some of the top oral specialists and dental laboratories in the state.
We welcome you and hope you will become part of our dental family.
Dr. Scott Erler has had a Family Dental Practice in Missoula since 1976. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974. Prior to practicing in Missoula, Scott served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corp stationed at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, New Mexico from 1974-1976.
Dr. Erler has served in many offices for the Montana Dental Association and was twice appointed to the Montana State Board of Dentistry from 1990-1996, by Gov. Stan Stephens. Scott was the Board Chairman in 1995. During his tenure, Dr. Erler also served as a Western Regional Board Examiner, testing dental candidates throughout the west. He is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
In his spare time, Scott, his wife Cindy and son Austin enjoy the beauty of Montana, skiing, elk hunting, and camping with an occasional Scuba trip to the warm country.
Tracy Hull is a native Montanan, born and raised in Missoula. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Pierce College, near Tacoma, Washington in 1993. She recently completed a program to add a Bachelor's of Science degree in Oral Health Promotion. Tracy has provided dental hygiene in both periodontal and in general dental practices for the past 22 years. She is active in the Montana Dental Hygiene Association serving as Missoula Component Trustee and Continuing Education Chair for several seasons. In 2014, she served as President for the Montana Dental Hygiene Association.
She is very involved in the community where she operates a food bank associated with the Montana Food Bank Network and the church that she attends in East-Missoula. In her free-time, you will find her camping with family, spending weekends around any body of water and long walks with her dog, 'Trixie'.
Dr. Austin Erler is a Missoula native and a 2010 graduate from Hellgate High school. He attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with honors in Chemistry. After undergrad, Dr. Erler attended the University of Oregon where he went to receive a Masters in Polymer Chemistry. Dr. Erler worked at a pharmaceutical company in Bend Oregon after his graduate program where he worked in drug development for various diseases, some of which ended up commercially available.
After Dr. Erler realized he wanted to spend more time helping people directly rather than spending time in the lab, he decided to attend the Oregon Health and Sciences University. He graduated with high clinical honors and was awarded multiple awards for his work in restorative dentistry. Dr. Austin believes in compassionate and comprehensive dental care. He prioritizes his patients own unique needs in order to create an individualized treatment plans for his patients. Dr. Erler uses his background in material sciences to stay up to date with the latest and best dental materials. Dr. Erler is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and a member in study clubs around Missoula.
In his spare time, Dr. Erler enjoys golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and spending time in the Missoula community.
Michele has lived in Missoula since she was 3-months old. She graduated from LCCC with an Applied Science Degree and from SKC with a dental assisting degree. She started her dental career in 2015 in Missoula but moved to Dr. Erler's office in April 2020 when a position became available for office manager. She is actively involved with 4-H and is a open horse show judge, she loves spending time with family and friends doing anything with horses, fishing or hunting. She has three wonderful children, Colter, Cody, and Cassie and a granddaughter Shaylee and Carlee.