Dr. Amber Dailey was raised in eastern Montana and graduated from Savage High School. She attended Montana State University and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She worked for two years as an RN at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital before attending dental school at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010 and received the Caring In Dentistry Award. Dr. Dailey served in the United States Air Force from 2010-2015, completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, providing all aspects of general dentistry to our nation's Airmen and women.
Dr. Dailey enjoys spending time with her husband, Bo, and two children, Wilson & Evelyn. She enjoys taking advantage of all the recreational activities her home state has to offer! She feels blessed to be able to live and work in the Mission Valley and is very appreciative of the warm welcome she has received thusfar here.
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Dr. Ruhkala prides himself with keeping up with current dental advances and continuing education. He has been a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) for the last 43 years and works hard to make his office a safe and comfortable place for his patients. For the last 43 years, he has adhered to advice his father told him when he started dentistry: “If you treat everyone like family, you will know you did the best dentistry you could do”.
When Dr. Ruhkala is not in the office, he is enjoying team roping, golfing, hunting, fishing or just exploring the beautiful mountains that brought him here!
Dr. Aimee Gustafson was born and raised in Savage, Mt. After graduating high school, she attended Montana State University and received a bachelor's degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2010 and received honors in the Dental Implant field. Dr. Aimee has worked in both private and public health care settings, including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' dental clinic. She went to Honduras in 2011 as part of a mission team to provide dental care to those residing in remote villages. Dr. Aimee attended the Montana Study Club in 2014-15. Her experiences have made her a well-rounded clinician able to provide necessary treatment with consideration for the patient her highest priority.
She and her husband enjoy any activity that takes them outdoors and feel blessed to live in a beautiful valley with so much opportunity to do so! Skiing, camping, boating, hiking, and biking top the list. When not enjoying the Great Outdoors, they love spending time with family and their wonderful nieces and nephews who keep them busy and entertained!
Dr. Ruhkala graduated from UC Davis in Davis, California with a degree in Biological Sciences. He attended Georgetown Dental School in Washington D.C. and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1974. He always loved Montana and the mountains and moved permanently to St. Ignatius in 1974 and joined the Public Health Service. While working for the Public Health service in St. Ignatius, he also helped start up the Polson Public Health Dental Clinic. In 1977, he transitioned to Mission Valley Health Services, where he joined a group of physicians as the only dentist. Their group clinic was located in the old hospital, now the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Tribal Health building. In 1991, he built Mission Valley Dental Clinic, where he is located today.
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Michael Ruhkala, D.D.S., Aimee Gustafson, D.D.S., Amber Dailey, D.D.S.