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!