Kevin M. Brewer, DDS
Dr. Brewer graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the top ten percent of his class, and went on to complete a highly prized dental residency at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he received advanced training in all areas of dentistry.
He has participated in countless continuing education programs in order to stay informed about the latest developments in dentistry and give his patients the best care available. He completed courses on advanced IV sedation and nitrous oxide at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He is trained in advanced cardiac life support and has attended classes on new cosmetic dentistry techniques, intraoral photography, surgical implants, and root canal therapy, among other subjects.
In addition to continuing education programs, he's also actively involved in several professional organizations and has held numerous leadership positions. He formerly served on the Council of Member's Insurance and Retirement for the American Dental Association. He also served for many years as chairman of the Insurance Committee for the Montana Dental Association.
He is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Montana Dental Association
- Ninth District Dental Society
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Dr. Brewer has a passion for work and for play! His love of the great outdoors keeps him busy when he's not in the office. Whether he is hunting, fishing, skiing or traveling, Dr. Brewer enjoys it all! He and his wife, Pier, love archery hunting and are actively learning to become stronger golfers. Dr. Brewer has two grown children. His son is an outfitter in Bozeman, Montana and his daughter is a physician in ophthalmology.
Giving back to the community is always at the top of Dr. Brewer's mindset. He is a national leader in Dentistry from the Heart and a quarterly participant in providing a free smile makeover to a deserving community member. He also assists with land preservation through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and enriches the lives of the disabled who participate in Eagle Mount.
Dr. Brewer prides himself on his unwavering dependability. He says of himself, “I am as dependable as the day is long!”
E. Wade Wilde, DMD
Dr. Wilde graduated from the well-respected Oregon Health and Science University dental school. He was born and raised in south eastern Idaho and has a deep love for the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful northwest. Dr. Wilde joined the highly qualified and friendly staff as an associate dentist to Dr. Kevin Brewer.
Among the strengths and qualities that Dr. Wilde adds to the successful practice is his commitment to pursue excellence in all things, and his desire to meaningfully add to the beautiful and thriving community of Billings. These ideals match closely with the ethics and goals that Dr. Brewer has established here with more than 30 years of outstanding service.
In dental school, Dr. Wilde was a unanimous recipient of the Go-The-Extra-Mile Award as voted on by the faculty and his student colleagues. He served for four years as the class president, student council representative, and student advocate.
Additional honors include the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award, the American College of Dentists-General Dentistry, four-time recipient of the Rose Award for service, the Stephen P. Peglow Award (the top honor of OHSU graduates), and an Eagle Scout Award. Dr. Wilde intends to continue his commitment to community service, continued education, and professionalism.
Dr. Wilde has many passions, beginning with a strong devotion to his faith and family. He's an optimistic person that is always looking for the positives and pursues constant improvement along the way. He is also committed to continuing education; he especially enjoys learning and understanding people's passions and personalities.
Dr. Wilde renews his energy through service to others. He has found great satisfaction with helping out the Sealants for Smiles program, Special Olympics Special Smiles, Give Kids a Smile Program, Donated Dental Services of Montana, and recently the Free Smile Makeover program because he believes the love of dentistry is simply a love of and commitment to people. One of his favorite days of the year is the Dentistry from the Heart free dentistry day.
Dr. Wilde was born and raised in South Eastern Idaho and has a deep love for the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful Northwest. He loves spending time in the outdoors with family and friends. He has served as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for the last 13 years, and supports the important values taught there. He also supports the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for their commitment to conservation.
Dr. Wilde grew up in humble circumstances which he believes helps with perspective. “Dentistry has provided me with a chance to serve a large variety of people. Each person comes with a unique story and circumstances.” For Dr. Wilde, this variety is the source of a never-ending fascination to understand and love all people.
Benjamin R. Holloway, DMD
Dr. Benjamin Holloway graduated from the prestigious Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry. He was awarded for outstanding achievement in patient care, communication, efficiency, empathy, training skills, and delegation. He has participated in Give Kids a Smile and served with the Northwest Medical Team providing volunteer dental work to grade school children.
Dr. Holloway joined Brewer Dental Center in 2007 and has dedicated himself to providing the best dental care available to the Billings community and its surrounding areas. In addition to his dental education, Dr. Holloway has completed advance training in cardiac life support and conscious sedation allowing him to safely provide IV sedation for his patients. He attends countless continuing education programs in all aspects of dentistry allowing him to stay current in new dental advancements and techniques.
He is a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Montana Dental Association
- Ninth District Dental Association
Raised in southeast Idaho, Dr. Holloway excelled in academics and sports. He was a football, basketball, and baseball standout and went on to play college football where he was named Academic All American. He graduated from Idaho State University in the top ten percent of the School of Business with a BBA in Computer Information Systems. He was inducted in the Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program. He's also an Eagle Scout.
When Dr. Holloway is not hard at work, he can be found focusing on his health at the gym, watching his children play sports, alongside his wife, or enjoying the solitude of Montana's mountains.
As an avid hunter, Dr. Holloway donates time to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in an effort to enhance protection of the land for future generations. He is also actively involved in Boy Scouts of America and is an annual dental care provider at Dentistry from the Heart, each February at Brewer Dental Center.
When asked what would be impossible for him to give up, Dr. Holloway said, “Oreo cookie milk shakes!” Even dentists get a “sweet tooth” every now and then.
Russell S. Homer, DDS
Dr. Homer graduated with high honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, in the top ten percent of his class. He received the Highest Clinical Scholarship for top clinical performance in all dental disciplines. He is a member of the Tau Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Societies, which recognize scholarship and character in dentistry.
Dr. Homer was born and raised in Utah's Salt Lake area. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Medical Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He has received additional course and clinical training in implant placement and restoration, cosmetics, Invisalign®, and complex restorative techniques. He is committed to lifelong learning and pursuing excellence in all he does. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also an Eagle Scout.
At the University of the Pacific, he actively participated in community outreach programs aimed to provide health services to the elderly, youth, and underserved populations. He looks forward to opportunities to reach out and serve the Billings community.
Dr. Homer is the ultimate family man outside of work. He and his wife have three adorable children that keep them on their toes. As a family they enjoy biking, hiking, geocaching, building things, doing yard work, relaxing at home, and worshipping at church on Sundays. He's also involved in coaching his kids' sports teams. Dr. Homer believes in a healthy balance of work and play.
The opportunity to make a positive difference in the world is what gets Dr. Homer out of bed each morning, as he enthusiastically pursues strengthening his skills as a husband, father, dentist and person. Dr. Homer is a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife are also advocates for providing dental care to countries with limited access through dental humanitarian missions. He also provides free dental care during Dentistry from the Heart, which is held each February in Billings, and he participates in Brewer Dental Center's Free Smile Makeover program.
A few fun facts about Dr. Homer include that he is fluent in German, can dunk a basketball, his drink of choice is water, and he is currently in training for his first triathlon. He also knew he wanted to be a dentist since eighth grade!
M. Bryant Low, DMD
Dr. Low is passionate about dentistry and quality care for his patients. He is committed to excellence and strives to give each patient the best treatment possible and have an enjoyable dental experience.
Dr. Low was raised in Alaska and Ohio and attended Brigham Young University for undergraduate studies, majoring in Zoology with a Human Biology emphasis. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has received training in oral surgery, prosthodontics, pediatrics, and endodontics, and has completed post doctorate advanced training in implant placement and ClearCorrect™ invisible orthodontics. During dental school, Dr. Low served in numerous community outreach programs at public health clinics. He also participated in the Sports Dentistry Club in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh football and women's volleyball teams and was a member of the Spanish Dentistry Club.
Dr. Low is a member of the American Dental Association, Montana Dental Association, and the local 9th District Dental Association. He is an Eagle Scout and actively serves in the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Low loves spending time with his family and in his spare time enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, skiing, and playing golf.
Brian D. Draayer, DDS
Dr. Draayer graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry, and then from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. While at Ohio State, he participated in many community outreach programs and volunteered his time with the Head Start Youth Program, which serves underprivileged children in Ohio. He also participated in dental missions that provided much needed dental care to the people of Jamaica. He is a member of the American Dental Association and has expanded his education as a certified Invisalign® provider.
Dr. Draayer was born and raised in the Ogden area of Utah. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout and enjoys golfing, fishing, and skiing. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Draayer is excited to be in Billings and looks forward to serving the community.
Ryan J. Ross, DDS
Dr. Ross loves being a dentist. He finds great fulfillment in preserving a beautiful smile for a lifetime and bringing back a smile that has been lost for a time. He was raised in Clinton, Utah, where he was an active member of his community and obtained his Eagle Scout award. He attended Weber State University with a major in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Ross graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he was trained in all facets of dentistry and participated in pediatric, endodontic, oral surgery, public health, post-doctorate advanced implant training, and hospital dentistry rotations.
He provided preventive treatment to the underserved children of Indiana by taking part in the Seal Indiana program, which brought a mobile clinic to elementary schools. He volunteered for a service trip to Honduras and provided much needed restorative and oral surgery treatment in small villages.
Dr. Ross is committed to providing up to date high quality dentistry and improves and expands his skills by participation in continuing education. Dr. Ross has taken courses in dental implants, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and oral pathology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Montana Dental Association.
Dr. Ross enjoys athletics, hunting, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Thaddeus W. Honaker, DMD
Dr. Honaker graduated from the University of Montana, with honors, receiving dual degrees in Psychology and Human Biology. He then attended the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. During his time in school, he developed two separate community outreach projects providing free care to homeless veterans. He also spent many hours volunteering at Give Kids a Smile Day, Free Family Health and Wellness Day, the Arizona Oral Cancer Walk, and the Day for Special Smiles (a program providing free dental treatment for children with developmental disabilities).
Being passionate about providing care to underserved populations, Dr. Honaker has completed a Certificate in Public Health and attended four month-long clinical externships at community health centers in Billings, Missoula, California, and Oregon.
Dr. Honaker is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, and has served as Worthy Master of the Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity.
Born and raised in Billings, Dr. Honaker is grateful to return and have the opportunity to give back to his community. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing the drums with his garage band, cooking, golfing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Michael M. Heringer, DDS
Dr. Michael Heringer was born and raised in Billings, Montana and continues to have strong ties to the community. He earned his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in 2009 and continued on to complete dental school there. During his time at Creighton, he completed an internship at a community health service clinic and enjoyed volunteering for a number community dental outreach programs. Dr. Heringer is excited to be back in Billings and is looking forward to becoming involved in his community.
Dr. Heringer is a member of the American Dental Association.
Outside the office, he enjoys golfing with his family, spending time with friends, snowboarding, and playing guitar.
Steven B. Bolender, DMD
Dr. Bolender graduated from the University of Oregon where he established the skills that have led to a successful 32-year career in dentistry. His patients praise his gentle touch and respectful chairside manner. He is passionate about providing quality dental work to each patient with whom he interacts.
Dr. Bolender is an active member in the community and has acted as Treasurer for the 9th District Dental Society in Billings, Montana, for the past five years. He is loyal to continuing education and has participated in countless seminars to stay informed on the latest advances in dentistry, so he is able to provide his patients with exceptional care. He is also an annual participant in Dentistry from the Heart and enjoys assisting patients in need of free dental care.
Outside of the office, you will find Dr. Bolender spending quality family time with his wife of 25 years, Mary, and their four grown children. He also enjoys outdoor recreational activities like hunting or fishing with friends, or spending a peaceful afternoon reading.
Cal T. Bullock, DDS
Dr. Cal Bullock earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. While attending this University he consistently achieved academic excellence and inclusion on the Dean's Honor Roll. Dr. Bullock was able to serve the community of Omaha and the state of Nebraska by serving in a community health clinic as well as volunteering for Give Kids a Smile day and the pediatric portion of the Nebraska Mission of Mercy.
Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Bullock continued his education in a dental residency specializing in pediatric and special needs healthcare. Dr. Bullock’s residency, which was established by the Lutheran Medical Center in New York City, was located in a community clinic on the Eastern shore of Maryland due to the extensive oral health needs of that area. During his residency Dr. Bullock gained extensive experience with advanced behavior management techniques while working with anxious and uncooperative children affected by severe early childhood decay in this underserved population.
After completion of this two year advanced training program, Dr. Bullock returns to Billings as a certified and board-eligible clinician specializing in infant, child, and adolescent oral healthcare. For Dr. Bullock, the most rewarding aspect of dentistry is watching a previously anxious patient begin to enjoy return trips to the dentist and treating a once fearful child who is now at ease in a dental chair.
Dr. Bullock grew up in Cody, Wyoming and is excited to return to the Rocky Mountains. He and his wife, Amanda (whom he met on an airplane), have three exuberant little girls. Dr. Bullock and his family love all things outdoors be it camping, fishing and hunting, rock climbing, biking, or snowboarding.
Nathan J. Jensen, DMD
Dr. Jensen graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. While in school, Dr. Jensen spent time engaged in community outreach programs, including Give Kids a Smile Day, Prophy Day (a day dedicated to providing free dental cleanings to the community), and the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (a program that provides free dental sealants for elementary school children). Dr. Jensen volunteered at the local Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland, where he provided free dental work to individuals in the community that could not otherwise afford it.
Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Jensen attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated from the prestigious Marriott School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society as a business student, and was awarded the Stephen A. Collier Award for the best business plan created for a small business. It was in the business school where Dr. Jensen met and fell in love with his beautiful wife, Malorie.
Dr. Jensen was raised in Aurora, Colorado and is excited to be closer to the great Rocky Mountains and family again. He is an Eagle Scout and is fluent in Spanish. In his spare time, Dr. Jensen enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking, cooking, and playing golf. His greatest joy in life is spending time with his wife and his son, William.
David E. McCracken, DMD
Dr. McCracken grew up in Pocatello Idaho. During high school he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard where he served his country for six years including an overseas deployment to Iraq. In the middle of this time he also served for two years as a missionary for his church. These years provided him with a desire to serve others, for which he’s very thankful.
During his military service, Dr. McCracken attended college at Idaho State University where he later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then attended Case Western Reserve University for his dental training and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While at Case Western Reserve University he participated every year in providing free services to the community such as exams, cleanings, and sealants. In order to pursue his education in all aspects of dentistry, he attended a one-year General Practice Residency program at the University of Utah. Overall, his training has provided him experience in all aspects of general dentistry including restorations, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatrics.
During his spare time, Dr. McCracken most enjoys being with his family which includes his wonderful wife Kelsey and his two rambunctious daughters, Londyn and Presley. He also enjoys the outdoors including camping and running. He has so far run a 50-mile ultra-marathon, a 100-mile ultra-marathon, and several conventional marathons.
Dr. McCracken is grateful to be in Billings and very happy to be able to be of service to the people of his community.
Ryan S. Hecht, DMD, MS
Dr. Ryan Hecht is thrilled to join the Brewer Dental team and return to Billings, Montana where he was raised. He attended Brigham Young University earning his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Hecht then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine graduating with high honors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, in the top ten percent of his class. Following his completion of dental school Dr. Hecht continued his education by attending the prestigious University of Southern California orthodontic residency in Los Angeles. To qualify as an orthodontist, Dr. Hecht earned his certificate in orthodontics and Masters of Science Degree in craniofacial biology. During his residency, he was extensively involved in research on orthodontics and received the Peter M. Sinclair Award for USC Orthodontic Resident with Highest Achievement in Orthodontic Research.
After his residency Dr. Hecht practiced in California’s state capitol of Sacramento. His years as an orthodontist in California were a great opportunity to treat all varieties of cases, creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Hecht is passionate about orthodontics and he loves working with patients of all ages.
Dr. Hecht and his wife have four kids, Alexis, Kayla, Finley, and Troy. Dr. Hecht is an Eagle Scout and has actively helped many other Boy Scouts with their Scout projects in the Billings community. When not spending time outdoors with his family, Dr. Hecht enjoys sports and studying anything electronic.
Brent L. Leggett, DDS, MS
Dr. Brent Leggett was raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He spent his childhood and teenage years helping his father in his orthodontic practice as well as on a small horse farm. He attended Southern Adventist University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2002.
Dr. Leggett received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS), with honors, from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, in southern California. While in dental school, he frequently volunteered for both local and international dental mission trips including Belize,Thailand and British Guyana. He also enjoyed his research on the use of MRI imaging and its relationship to orthodontic analysis, for which he won first place in the California Dental Association Convention.
After receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Leggett practiced general and cosmetic dentistry for seven years in Oregon, Tennessee and Florida. He especially enjoyed his four years contracted with the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. At the conclusion of his time with the Navy, he was awarded the Bravo Zulu Award and Certificate of Excellence which are given to health professionals who have performed at an exceptional level.
Dr. Leggett returned to Loma Linda University to complete the esteemed Graduate Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics program. After two and a quarter years of intensive specialty training, he was awarded a Master of Science Degree and certificate in the specialty of orthodontics.
Dr. Leggett is excited to be pairing with the Brewer Dental Center team to provide beautiful and healthy smiles to the Billings community. He holds memberships with the American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontics, and is committed to staying informed on new developments and current research in his chosen specialty.
In his spare time, Dr. Leggett enjoys mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and the occasional game of Ping-Pong. When not outdoors you can find him relaxing with a good book. He and his wife are excited to experience the great state of Montana and being involved in the local community.
Claire M. Bollinger, DDS
Dr. Claire Bollinger was born in Jamestown, ND and raised in the small farming community of Edgeley, ND. She graduated from Edgeley High School in 2004. She attended Bismarck State College and earned an associate in Science degree. She then transferred to North Dakota State University, pursuing a career in dentistry. She graduated, with honors, in May of 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology.
Dr. Bollinger attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE. She earned her DDS degree in May of 2014. After graduation, she returned to North Dakota, where she was an associate dentist until December of 2015.
Dr. Bollinger has a passion to help those in need. During dental school, she donated her time to help the underserved receive care at an after hours clinic on Thursday evenings. She also traveled with a group of students to the Dominican Republic where she was able to provide care to the native people for 6 weeks.
Dr. Bollinger commissioned into the Army National Guard, as a second lieutenant, during her freshman year of dental school. Upon graduation, she was promoted to the rank of Captain. She completed her officer basic leadership course in San Antonio, TX, during the summer of 2014. She currently is a member of the ND Army National Guard’s Medical Detachment unit.
Dr. Bollinger is a member of the Academy of General Dentists, American Dental Association, and both the North Dakota and Montana Dental Associations.
Dr. Bollinger recently married her best friend, Jake Leland, in October of 2015. They find joy doing many activities together, but especially enjoy cooking, hunting, fishing, and camping. They have one dog, Scooter, a German short hair pointer, who has been an excellent hunting companion!
Dr. Bollinger is excited to join the Brewer Dental team and looks forward to assisting patients with all their dental needs!
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