Dr. Emerson Godbolt earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Carroll College in Helena MT, and graduated from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Godbolt grew up in Whitehall and is happy to be back home in Montana and part of the Helena dental community.
Like many people in the dental field his childhood dentist, an exceptional general dentist who could perform certain procedures as well as the specialists, influenced Dr. Godbolt. His outstanding reputation for well-rounded, high quality dentistry still motivates Dr. Godbolt’s path to excellence. Dr. Godbolt is exceptional at the skills he has and continues to be a lifetime learner. From difficult oral surgery cases to molar endodontics, his skills are practiced and well developed. The well-rounded achievements of Dr. Maes and Dr. Sealey, has inspired Dr. Godbolt and he is excited to join the South Hills Dental team in providing outstanding care to the community.
While Dr. Godbolt is still young in his career, he is dedicated to providing the best techniques and services to his patients. He is currently involved with the Academy of General Dentistry Mastertrack, a program comprised of the top dentists in the country dedicated to continuing education and mastering skills in 16 disciplines such as cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, occlusion, and implants. He has nearly completed the requirements to achieve Fellowship status which requires 500 hours of continuing education. Additionally, Dr. Godbolt has practiced dentistry in both Washington state and Montana; in very different demographic bases and practice settings. These experiences have successfully made him a highly versatile and efficient provider.
Dr. Godbolt holds an IV sedation permit, and can safely sedate patients who have anxiety or patients who have extensive treatment plans. Sedation provides the ideal solution for treating patients who desire a healthy and restored smile but who suffer from phobias and anxiety. Being able to offer this service is one of the many reasons Dr. Godbolt is such a valuable addition to the South Hills Dental Team.
Dr. Godbolt enjoys the great outdoors! His favorite pastimes include backcountry skiing, hiking, and fishing with his dog. He enjoys testing his endurance by road biking and running and plans to complete an Iron Man Triathlon in the near future. He also takes great pride in his always expanding orchid collection!
Dr. Godbolt is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Spear Study Club, Montana Study Club, and Spokane Dental Society.